Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction

Sorcery

Chain Reaction deals X damage to each creature, where X is the number of creatures on the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Noble Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Leviathan Legal

Chain Reaction occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.2%

Rakdos: 0.17%

Chain Reaction Discussion

NoSoyYucateco on Riku's Dastardly Deeds

5 days ago

This deck looks awesome! It looks super fun to play. I think you can tune it a bit more to make it more consistent, though.

I think the fog effects can be cut, personally. In exchange, I would add some more boardwipes, like Evacuation, Chain Reaction, and Anger of the Gods.

I also think some of the higher-costed instants and sorceries can go, such as Steam Augury, Storm Seeker, Prophetic Bolt, Spiraling Embers, and Time Reversal. I think all of these cards are outclassed by cards that either cost less, or do more for a comparable cost.

If you like dealing non-combat damage, I love Price of Progress. It is cheap, affects everyone, and Riku usually can rely on basic lands.

Maybe consider adding more copy effects like Twincast, Narset's Reversal, Refuse / Cooperate, Clever Impersonator, Phantasmal Image, Dack's Duplicate, etc...? I like the versatility of these cards in that they mirror the table. Nobody can complain that you are playing something strong when you are just copying your opponents!

multimedia on Feathers: The Musical

1 week ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Giving your opponent's 10 life when Aria ETB sucks, but because with Feather your able to cast so many instants a turn the 10 life isn't much overall. Aria's verse counters scale that's what makes the 10 life less of a problem and makes it so good with Feather.

Tajic is better with more of a token go wide strategy because then you can get mentor benefit with your creatures and you can take more advantage of his damage protection with your own spells that do damage to all creatures. You have a token subtheme here with Warboss and Pyromancer. If you like Tajic could expand on tokens with heroic: Akroan Crusader and Vanguard of Brimaz. An expanded token theme makes Zada, Hedron Grinder good because any pump spell that targets Zada also targets Feather and each token you control.

Tajic protects your creatures from noncombat damage meaning spells such as Chandra's Ignition which is good Feather because you first target a creature. If you target Tajic then he doesn't die from Ignition and all your other creatures including Feather also don't die, but potentially all your opponents creatures do as well as doing damage to each opponent. Ignition can be bonkers with Zada, Tajic and tokens because then each token is a copy of Ignition. Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are two other powerful damage spells that can be one sided creature board wipes with Tajic and tokens.

Tzefick on How would you give white ...

1 month ago

I've been absent from the topic for a while, I find it best to let the thoughts at the time of writing settle down and then revisit with a fresh mind.

Gidgetimer First of all I don't agree about white's lack of card draw in the Commander format is a content creator conjured issue. Content creators are just a very broad place I can refer to as a common platform where people share their beliefs. And I wanted to not only resort to the anecdotal experiences of me and my play group. Although for reference, most players in my play group agrees that white is the weakest singular color in Commander and one of those reasons is lack of card draw.

It may be a slight miscommunication but the thread could easily be about card advantage and not specifically card draw. I've made several of the suggestions in the OP not be direct card draw but rather an ability to access more card resources (like through the graveyard). So feel free to post ideas about mechanics that enables card advantage but not strictly through card draw.

This got rather lengthy Show

This kinda sums up my point:

Overall I don't see white always coming out of a board wipe having equalized the card access/advantage. And even if that was true it reads like white is always behind up until the point that they equalize. That doesn't seem like a good position to be in.

Sultai_Sir on Gadrak Deck: Spoiler Musings *PRIMER*

1 month ago

A way to make Gadrak indestructible, like Darksteel Plate, some big-mana payoffs, like the Eldrazi Titans, and a butt-ton of sweepers, like Blasphemous Act, Chain Reaction, Mizzium Mortars, etc. If you're feeling really mean, you can run cards like Ruination, Jokulhaups and Obliterate, and laugh as you sit atop your endless pile of shiny gold! Hope this helps!

dongerlord on Sevinne, the Chronoclasm Acid Flashback

1 month ago

It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.

Here are some cards that might help.

Static burn: Harsh Mentor, Zo-Zu the Punisher, Ankh of Mishra, Manabarbs

Finishers: Acidic Soil, Price of Progress. Molten Disaster is a decent finisher you can consider with split-second and also acts as a board clear (you might try replacing Devil's Play with this)

Since these are symmetrical burn, you could also run Glacial Chasm and stall it out. This is also the most important land card to run with these mono red sorcery finishers. Your Pariah is also a god level card with this setup. You might also consider Heartless Hidetsugu as a combo with these 2 cards.

For more drastic changes, you can fix around your landbase to cut a lot of nonbasics and add basics with a load of fetchlands, such as Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, , Ash Barrens, Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, some Panorama fetches, and keeping Flooded Strand + Scalding Tarn + Arid Mesa. I have this landbase in another of my burn decks and its fully sufficient for tri-colour commanders. In white, you get access to Land Tax as well so it helps further fix your mana - although in my experience with this landbase I would say its not even necessary.

With a basic land landbase, it opens you up to more burn, such as Price of Progress, Burning Earth. It also opens you up to hard stax cards if you have a vendetta against someone: Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Back to Basics.


An alternative package you can consider with your wheels is Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector to discard their entire hand. You already have Smothering Tithe as well. Psychic Possession is also insane with wheels as it lets you draw 14 off a single wheel.

I would also just add Underworld Breach because its straight up insane.

You can also try Mana Geyser for a super explosive turn by recasting it from the graveyard again.

Dack Fayden is both a ramp card and a way to dump cards into your graveyard.

Good old Blasphemous Act and Chain Reaction are 2 of the best board clears you can pair with Sevinne.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip Baby Jace is a VERY good card with Sevinne. Helps cycle into lands/ramp early and lets you cast spells from your graveyard once it transforms into Jace, Telepath Unbound.


Some cards I see that you could also try cutting/changing are:

Land Tax - you can run ramp artifacts instead, such as Surveyor's Scope. Surveyor's Scope is an excellent card with many fetchlands as you can tap them to sac as a cost, then activate Surveyor's Scope for up to 3 basics untapped since your fetchland is no longer on the field. Or basically any other 2 mana rock will do.

Mirage Mirror and Scroll Rack - these cards are a bit clunky to use and you can do more with mana rocks instead.

I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.

You should swap Jeskai Ascendancy for the new Whirlwind of Thought

You have a lot of single target protection - Momentary Blink, Lightning Greaves, Diplomatic Immunity. I would suggest cutting one or two because you can still tutor for it.

Narset of the Ancient Way SEEMS a bit slow (but I have't seen this card in action yet), so you could replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils

Ray of Distortion is pretty omega slow. You might want to try Aura of Silence or a simple Disenchant

Personally I'm trying to build a cEDH Sevinne burn deck haha! Thinking of also trying Thought Lash with Thassa's Oracle

Long live our Overlord Sevinne

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