Chained to the Rocks


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Theros (THS) Rare

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Chained to the Rocks

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant Mountain you control

When Chained to the Rocks enters the battlefield, exile target creature an opponent controls until Chained to the Rocks leaves the battlefield. (That creature returns under its owner's control.)

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Chained to the Rocks Discussion

Plahbie on Jeskai Blitz

1 week ago

How are Electrolyze and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar working in this deck? I understand that Gideon is able to provide a new 2/2 each turn, breaking a stall, but Electrolyze is inefficient removal and draw. Also, Jeskai Charm seems like a dud - heavy on the mana base, and you'll probably only use it as another Boros Charm.

Here are some recommendations for replacements - you don't have to take my advice, though.Instead of Electrolyze, use Spell Snare, Thing in the Ice  Flip, Young Pyromancer, Swan Song, Chained to the Rocks, or Kataki, War's Wage. If none of these appeal, try Spellskite.

Instead of Jeskai Charm, try: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Valorous Stance, Anger of the Gods, or run Pentad Prism in addition to Jeskai Charm for a stable manabase.

Now, there isn't much of a problem with Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. However, Narset Transcendent and Nahiri, the Harbinger seem like they might be better additions that fit with the rest of your deck.

Saljen on Azkaban: A Prisoner's Primer [W/r Enchantments]

1 week ago

Assemble the Legion would be a solid one of win-con to fetch with your tutor. Definitely go with Chained to the Rocks as your removal. Main reason to go Red next to Blood Moon for an enchantment deck.

koylucumert on Boros One-Drop Tribal

2 months ago

i mean 4 mana for your entire graveyard on board? yea i think its okalso you can just splash red and go almost monowhite. Chained to the Rocks may be a good replacement too

cdkime on

3 months ago

With your updated deck description, I shall try to provide some useful feedback.

  • Chained to the Rocks is a bad card for your deck. Currently, you have 4 mountains plus Evolving Wilds, giving you a fairly insignificant chance of having a mountain in play. Path to Exile would be a better card. It is instant speed, permanently exiles the creature, and the drawback is somewhat inconsequential.

  • Pia's Revolution is pretty useful with Artifact decks.

  • Tezzeret's Touch provides you a strong body for 3 mana, and provides some protection from removal. This would allow your otherwise passive artifacts, such as Mirrorworks, to have a fairly significant presence. Ensoul Artifact does much the same, though without the graveyard recursion. Animate Artifact is another choice, but most of your artifacts are fairly low costed, so your return will be fairly insignificant.

  • Given how many mana rocks you have, Paradox Engine would be a great card.

  • Wurmcoil Engine is a wonderful artifact card.

  • Tome Scour does nothing useful for you.

  • For the Hexproof/shroud you want: Leonin Abunas, Indomitable Archangel.

  • Darksteel Forge is expensive to cast, but you have a large number of mana rocks. Indestructible is always nice to have. Guardian Beast provides indestructible, as well as pseudo-shroud, but does not protect itself.

  • Mycosynth Golem could be a particularly fun card to run, allowing you to cast your artifacts for free.

lukas96 on Boros Burn

3 months ago

I have a few suggestions for the sideboard.

I would play 4 Destructive Revelry they are great against Affinity but also great against a lot of hate your opponents could board in against you.

I wouldnt play Chained to the Rocks you already have ways to combat big creatures.

Personaly I dont like Kor Firewalker and Rest in Peace but that might be a matter of taste.

And id play an additional piece of graveyard hate because it hits so many different decks. Id consider Grafdigger's Cage because it also shuts down CoCo, Chord and stuff.

lukas96 on My Boros Burn

3 months ago

You should definitely replace Battlefield Forge with Sacred Foundry and Chained to the Rocks with Path to Exile.

Your sideboard seems to be dedicated to defeat big creature decks is that a meta call?

sylvannos on Awaken the Ancient

4 months ago

You could build the deck around Sacred Ground. It won't save you from combat damage, but it does mean any sacrifice effects, land destruction, creature removal, -1/-1 counters, and so on will only kill your enchantment, but save the land itself.

Sacred Ground also gets around cards like Death Cloud or Liliana of the Veil.

Since you're already in red, you can also play Chained to the Rocks for even more shenanigans. So if they blow up your Mountain, it only removes the Chained to the Rocks.

It's even more shitty for your opponent if you play Life from the Loam and manlands.

Optimator on

5 months ago

With a heavy Equipment theme you aren't going to have much room for utility. A such, all non-card-draw utility cards should probably be removal. I would include at least two board wipes (more is often better, depends on your meta). Blasphemous Act and maybe Rout are good budget options. Vandalblast is sick. I'm super big on enchantment removal so Return to Dust is S-tier outstanding. Not super budget but not expensive either. I like Ray of Distortion a lot. It's very mana-intensive but the fact that you can do it twice is awesome in EDH. Dust to Dust will be handy. Lots of artifacts in EDH. I kind of like Revoke Existence since artifact recursion is common.

Chained to the Rocks, Oblivion Ring, and Banishing Light are versatile on a budget--as are the other cards with similar effects.

White is really good at shutting down commanders with things like Darksteel Mutation, Prison Term, Arrest, Pacifism, Faith's Fetters, etc.

There is also Crib Swap, Swords to Plowshares, and Path to Exile--budget willing. Chaos Warp is good in EDH. Very versatile.

There is lots of random utility to find out there. Reconnaissance and Dolmen Gate are usually great for aggro decks but your commander makes it far less necessary. Perhaps Brave the Sands and Always Watching . Fervor and Hammer of Purphoros are sick too. Ogre Battledriver is nice but not a samurai.

Boros Charm, Make a Stand, and Rootborn Defenses can save your board state.

Really, at this point the sky's the limit. You could do random stuff like Throne of the God-Pharaoh or Gift of Immortality.

Forgot to mention Mask of Memory when discussing card draw and equipment. Slate of Ancestry would be good in your deck.

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