Cloven Casting


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Alara Reborn (ARB) Rare

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Cloven Casting


Whenever you cast a multicolored instant or sorcery spell, you may pay 1. If you do, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Cloven Casting Discussion

Therrion on Rain of Salt - Ramos, Dragon Engine

2 weeks ago

I know Cloven Casting is flavorful for multicolored reasons but Swarm Intelligence does the same thing without needing it to be multi colored (you have quite a bit of mono-colored sorceries) AND without mana to copy. If only one of the two are to be included, the latter seems like the slam dunk choice imo.

RazortoothMtg on Hour of Devastation Spoilers

2 months ago

From MtgSalvation:

Swarm Intelligence

Strictly Better Cloven Casting?

Crook of DondemnationWorse Relic of Progenitus? It can target specific things, but doesnt draw that card, so.

Iamme10000 on The Charming Chromatic Guild

3 months ago

KongMing, thanks for the feedback! I might've figured out Cascading Cataracts on my own -- but probably not. ;_;

Jace's Sanctum is good, but I prefer cards that I can use to full effect. If I take a turn to cast the Sanctum, then I can't mess with people. It's a personal choice, though - it's just a pet peeve of mine.

Along that line, Chandra, the Firebrand is the same: tapping out in this deck is BAD. Also, copying charms lacks the versatility, because you have to choose the same mode (706.10). Thus, I'm also skeptical of Cloven Casting, despite the utility. Bosium Strip might be better...we'll see. Playtesting will ensue.

I got to focused on modal effects. Wealth and Snappy and BTL are all in now. If I find a slot, Rings will also come in.

Thanks so much for taking the time to suggest. I love your work! (No.)

KongMing on The Charming Chromatic Guild

3 months ago

The reduction wouldn't apply to all of your Charms since so few of them have colorless mana as a cost, but Jace's Sanctum would provide you with really regular Scry. The pre-resolve Scry is especially helpful since so many of the Commands and Confluences allow you to draw cards.

Cascading Cataracts can be really helpful in a five-color deck like this. Indestructible Lands also provide some reliability in EDH, where there is still lots of land hate.

Rings of Brighthearth can copy activated abilities of your creatures, and provides a sort-of fixing for you as it allows you to spend colorless mana to activate a creature's colored activated ability a second time.

Also, if I don't recommend Snapcaster Mage, someone else will. So let's get that out of the way now.

Bosium Strip also provides some fun copying of instants/sorceries, and you can activate the ability before even casting the spell you intend to recast.

Villainous Wealth. Enough said.

Bring to Light would be an amazing tutor for this deck. You can search for all but 1 of your creatures, instants, and sorceries and play them for free if you spent 5 colors on Bring to Light. Or just use 3 colors and cast any of your Charms or Guildmages for free.

Cast Through Time meshes really well with modal spells, because it gives you a lot of flexibility when the card gets recast on your next turn. High CMC though, and 3U might be demanding for this deck. Cloven Casting is in the same category, more or less.

Chandra, the Firebrand helps some, but you can only copy the spells you cast on your turn. Not as much utility and you'd probably like in this deck.

I like this deck a lot. I could probably keep finding suggestions all day, so I'm going to stop before I go overboard and change the form of the deck too much. +1 from me, I also love Cromat as a Commander.

catrule3564 on

7 months ago


Thanks for the feedback!

I didn't really build around Child all that much, I just pick what I felt was the best 5c Commander for control. I also wouldn't say that my list is focused on Ultimatum, I just wanted to find a shell that I could play it in.

Bound/Determined is really interesting, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. The effect is strong and it offers a way to sacrifice Child, but I don't like that I NEED child for it to be good. I'll test it, but I'm not optimistic that It'll stay.

Cloven Casting is a card that I've completely forgot about. I don't think that my current build plays enough multicolored spells to be worth it, but I may actually overhaul the deck a bit to make it fit. It also makes me like Bound better.

shandiris on

7 months ago

Bound/Determined Makes a very nice extra season's dawn in combination with your commander. Given that you won't be using Alara all that much (not much reanimation) Cloven Casting perhaps?My own Child of Alara deck is less Ultimatum focused and more Alara focused but it might give you some ideas.

EternalBrewmaster on The Statistically Most Unique 5 Color EDH Deck

9 months ago

I meant is was most unique only in the sense that the cards in it can literally only be played in a five color deck (e.g. you cannot combo Jeskai Ascendancy with all of the mana dorks to cast a Villainous Wealth that you copy with Cloven Casting in any deck but a five color deck) and this is the only five color deck I've ever seen that leverages that facet of 5 color. Most people who play five color just play the best cards in every color, or they play slivers, or elementals, or artifacts with Reaper King, but nobody plays complicated 5 color combo. You're of course correct that the "most" caveat is subjective; I don't believe I made any statements to the contrary, but if I did please point out where. For me, this deck is more unique than anything else I've seen, and that's enough.

SwappletheAppleMasta9000 on Riku of Redirection

9 months ago

Here's what I'd change


Evolving Wilds
Terramorphic Expanse
Flamekin Village
Mossfire Valley
Kessig Wolf Run
Rogue's Passage
Spinerock Knoll
Mimic Vat
Pyromancer's Goggles
Body Double
Izzet Guildmage
Mischievous Quanar
Perplexing Chimera
Sakashima's Student
Chord of Calling
Cloven Casting


Here is a list of cards that I would probably play. They are grouped into package's to help understand their function.
Morph Package
Brine Elemental and maybe Stratus Dancer
Blink Package
Because you can, and should enable your Deadeye Navigator Archaeomancer
Trinket Mage
Mnemonic Wall
Sower of Temptation
If you wanted to get a little meaner.
Peregrine Drake
Great Whale
Land Package
Dryad Arbor to go with your Green Sun's Zenith
Desolate Lighthouse
Seat of the Synod
Great Furnace
Tree of Tales
Hall of the Bandit Lord
Reliquary Tower
Arcane Lighthouse
Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Tinket Mage Package
Seat of the Synod
Great Furnace
Tree of Tales
Sensei's Divining Top
Tormod's Crypt
Relic of Progenitus
Draw Package
Blue Sun's Zenith
Stroke of Genius
Jace's Ingenuity
Its yours, not mine Package
Cackling Counterpart
Heat Shimmer
Talent of the Telepath
Ramp Package
Rampant Growth
Fellwar Stone
Commander's Sphere
Mana Crypt
Grim Monolith
Sakura-Tribe Elder
Three Visits
Lotus Cobra This is only if you plan on getting more fetchlands, because this makes the fetches into dark rituals.
Zendikar Resurgent
Mana Reflection

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