Confusion in the Ranks


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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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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Confusion in the Ranks Discussion

cdkime on Nekusar Reformed? help

1 week ago

Confusion in the Ranks is your friend. You can use this to gift your copies to other players. The challenge is then getting a sufficient number of the desired gift into play. I only did a brief search, but I did not find very many ways to make mass numbers of tokens.

Blade of Selves + Sundial of the Infinite + Obstinate Familiar is one Grixis option, allowing you to create a number of copies and give them to opponents as they enter.

Unfortunately, this would not work for Tomorrow, Azami's Familiar due to the legend rule. I am fairly certain Grixis does not have access to Opalesence , which would be needed for the mass donation of Parallel Thoughts via this method.

WillowtheCouncil on Mama Zedruu’s Guide To Parenting

2 months ago

@soul22stein it depends on the game they're trying to play. I personally do, unless it's a guaranteed chaos deck, because chaos isn't all that fun. If you want something better, try Confusion in the Ranks. you can exchange permanents easily that way, which is chaotic AND helps your plan.

passascats on The Locust God Strikes Again

2 months ago

So Kindred Discovery is dangerous, not a bad way to take out the board if Purphoros, God of the Forge is on the table, but in just about every other situation unless you remove it, if you name insect you will deck yourself before everyone dies because neither ability is a may ability (I would play it anyway).
You could add a little chaos to the mix with Confusion in the Ranks, trade your little 1/1 for a big creature your opponent controls (but this is also a little dangerous, but hey safe isn't always fun).

Good Luck!

Rhadamanthus on Several Questions

2 months ago

For question 1: There's no trigger. When you check right after the event (Song of the Dryads entering the battlefield) to see if anything is supposed to trigger, Confusion in the Ranks doesn't have any abilities.

For questions 2 and 3: It's not 100% clear, but the answer is most likely "no". If Grimlock, Dinobot Leader's text was intended to refer to double-faced cards in general, it would say so. As-written, it seems to be referring to either a "Transformers" creature subtype or a very specific subgroup of Transformer DFCs (of which Grimlock is currently the only example).

DarkMagician on Several Questions

2 months ago

So as we were playing today a few questions came up in my playgroup (and a few more came up in the back of my mind on the way home).

1) If I cast Song of the Dryads enchanting Confusion in the Ranks does the Ranks trigger of of the Song?

2) Does Gideon, Battle-Forged receive a bonus from Grimlock, Dinobot Leader?

3) Would Itlimoc, Cradle of the Sun get a boost from Grimlock, Dinobot Leader if it were a creature?

goblinguiderevealpls on Looking for fun control edh ...

2 months ago

first off, two things

mizzix is a combo general, not control, and "control" and "fun" arent really the same thing, if by fun control you mean YOU have fun and nobody else does, then you're talking control!

there's a million options for good control commanders, but for edh multiplayer the most common and reliable control are stax builds, where you ramp out very fast into stuff like Smokestack, Winter Orb, Torpor Orb and Sphere of Resistance which then slows everyone down immensely with you being in the lead, problem is most of the good ramp that gets you very far ahead very fast to be able to handle the effects of such cards on your own board state are pricy.

my personal favorite control decks are Keranos, God of Storms and Meren of Clan Nel Toth,

keranos because it combines the above stax with Counterspells galore and the ability to cast Jokulhaups/Obliterate/Wildfire without keranos dying, and he just draws you into more lands and counters and bolts creatures

meren because she can easily ramp early by stacking Arbor Elf type cards and then playing stax or cards like Living Plane, Grave Pact or Contamination to not let opponents do much of anything while getting a free creature to sacrifice every turn, abusing stuff like Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Eternal Witness

stax is the cornerstone of edh control, but many other commanders do it well,

Sen Triplets//Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

Derevi, Emperial Tactician

Hokori, Dust Drinker/Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Baral, Chief of Compliance/Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

Titania, Protector of Argoth

the most fun but least competitive form of staxcontrol is chaos, where silly things occur and lots of dice rolls of chance, for these you want my favorite general, Nekusar, the Mindrazer, or other chaos generals like Norin the Wary

nekusar uses chaos to win in the form of mass draws via Teferi's Puzzle Box or Wheel of Fortune effects, which is like casting a bunch of global mulligans and can either win you games or feed your opponents based on what cards are drawn when you force draw

norin abuses cards like Genesis Chamber, Possibility Storm and Confusion in the Ranks that mess the game up while norim comes out turn 1 and starts flickering

theres plenty more but those are the most common i can think of

ThermalMeerkat on Stranger Things Halloween Zombie Horde

3 months ago

I've been looking for a good horde deck for months now and I love this. Of course, I'm always looking to break the game rules so I have to ask how would chaos decks work against the horde?

How would you rule card interactions with the horde deck of the following i.e. would they be adjusted for this gamemode or perhaps even banned?

Timesifter, Confusion in the Ranks, Donate a Steel Golem to the horde or simply using Form of the Dragon against the horde as I don't see any flying at a first glance.

I suppose you could just rule that they do not affect the horde and only affect the other players.

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