Confusion in the Ranks
Whenever an artifact, creature, or enchantment enters the battlefield, its controller chooses target permanent another player controls that shares a type with it. Exchange control of those permanents.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Confusion in the Ranks occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%
Confusion in the Ranks Discussion
18 hours ago
I love this start! A few things I've thrown together in a similar deck: Genesis Chamber , Panharmonicon , Heartless Hidetsugu , Squee, Goblin Nabob , Squee, the Immortal , Confusion in the Ranks , Furnace of Rath , Impact Tremors , Pandemonium , and Purphoros, God of the Forge . Purphoros may be too much for your low-cost but I love anything that does things upon ETB!
2 months ago
For whatever reason the sections in your comment refuse to expand, no matter which computer/browser I'm using. At the very least I can see the cards you suggested including.
I'm still not a fan of Confusion in the Ranks , however. This deck is so meticulous about achieving a consistent board state via draw and tutors, I wouldn't want to risk an opponent snatching something vital that I spent resources obtaining. Also, at some point I actually DID run Sunbird's Invocation , but that's really only so effective in a deck with low average CMC. It's better in big mana decks imho.
Also, the decision to make the deck entirely permanents was deliberate. I tend to run low instant/sorcery counts in a lot of my decks anyway, but here I opted for MAXIMUM DURDLE. Still, I listed some of the ones I'd otherwise include in the Maybeboard, because I know my peculiarities aren't universal and if someone else were to build a similar Norin, they'd likely include things like Chaos Warp , Scrap Mastery , etc.
I also have a bit of an OCD when it comes to cards with old-school borders/backgrounds. Simply put, I can't play them. It wigs me out. I know it's dumb and irrational, and gimps me from using some really powerful old cards in my deckbuilding; but it's also forced me to get creative in finding ways to achieve similar effects using more modern cards (even if they're often slightly less cost-efficient).
2 months ago
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Quest for Pure Flame One double damage trigger is nice but I feel would take too long. Plus, it deals double damage from one source you control, it doesn't look nice you have one source that does a particularly large amount of damage that would be benefited by this. I'm slow and also half awake myself so please correct me if I am incorrect.
Enchanter's Bane - Lots of enchantments in my meta are lifegain based. Even if they weren't, most of the time the opponent would rather take the 2-3 damage rather than lose the enchantment. I feel this isn't impactful enough. I would rather you add an Oblivion Stone , Lux Cannon or even Blast Zone .
If you tend to avoid infinite combos, why not take out the Godo/Helm combo and use those slots for more interaction or ramp?
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Voltaic Key untaps...
Tome of Legends
Idol of Oblivion
ring of 3/planar
Hedron Archive might be slow, but it gets you ramp and card draw. Not 100% sold on it for your deck but it's worth a mention.
Confusion in the Ranks is very powerful! I know you are trying to avoid chaos cards, so am I. But this reads, steal target enchantment and creature. Then steal more creatures. Really funny with dockside extortionist as well or your token generators (remember, mrys can be swapped for artifacts or creatures)
Volcanic Offering Gives you so much value and politics in 1 card. Instant speed is nice. I know holding up 5 mana might be rough, but I've never been unhappy to see it except after a boardwipe. Even then, it's nice to have.
Read above you weren't into warstorm surge sadly, but how about Sunbird's Invocation ? SO much value. I understand casting a 6 drop with no immediate value might not be what your deck wants, but I thought I should mention it.
Stranglehold is a powerhouse. Stops fetches, tutoring, nonartifact ramp. Puts everyone else on the same playing field as red.
6 months ago
favourite wildcards... probably stuff like Scrambleverse , Dovescape , Warp World , Confusion in the Ranks . oh man theres so much fun in ruining politics. I've been playing five color chaos for a while (The Debauchery Tea Party) and if you dont overdo it your playgroup will just love it. Just dont play it too often and allow them to have a normal turn every now and then. otherwise it will end in bored ppl watching you handling 250 triggers each turn
7 months ago
Hall of Heliod's Generosity seems awesome, and I'd probably throw it in a ton of my decks once it comes out, i love enchantments.
When it comes to fetches and duals, yeah probably so. My landbase is weird because it was built on a budget and with what I currently already had, as well as enough forests to tutor up with my ramp cards.
As for the pillowforting cards, I'd consider the nature of the deck. The general idea of this deck is to shuffle everyone's permanents around, which would end up backfiring if you play a bunch of beneficial cards to protect yourself, and they end up being swapped with 0/1 goats at some point in the game. That's why a majority of the enchantments are kinda "global" effects that don't matter who owns it. Especially since a win condition is just having your opponents kill each other, or stealing your opponents big creatures, you really don't want the person across from you having your Ghostly Prison , or even a Silent Arbiter on the field at all probably.
A majority of the decks I build in edh are pillowfort themed, so I understand the want for putting them in. I don't think they would work best in my exact list, but a similar list where random swapping effects like Confusion in the Ranks are replaced with pillowforting cards would work nicely.
If you put up a list on tappedout and want some additional input, I could definitely help you there. Especially if you end up going more toward a pillowfort route, I could give a bunch of recommendations.
7 months ago
Teleportation as trading, so it is disappearing and reappearing elsewhere on the battlefield. Idk if it exactly counts. I was honestly thinking more about Aminatou, the Fateshifter 's ultimate and Confusion in the Ranks , but maybe if there was a delay or exile to do it, it'd feel more teleportation like.
Either new type of teleport, or wildcard!
8 months ago
Teferi's Puzzle Box is a frustrating card to play against. Combos with Chains of Mephistopheles , another chaotic card, to hand lock all players with zero cards in hand. Necropotence gets you around this lock because you skip your draw step and don't actually draw cards with Necro. Paying life to exile and then put cards into your hand is not drawing them.