Confusion in the Ranks

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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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Confusion in the Ranks occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Confusion in the Ranks Discussion

Zomgasa on Norin The Wary

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!

Mortarpod on The War Room: A Proper Norin Primer

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).

Profet93 on The War Room: A Proper Norin Primer

2 months ago

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PepsiAddicted on Fun Cards to mess with ...

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

hellokitty6666666666666 on Giving Good People Bad Permanents

7 months ago

hey Emozionador

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.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

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!

multimedia on Most chaotic deck

8 months ago

Norin the Wary , Confusion in the Ranks , Genesis Chamber can make a chaotic board state where you and your opponents are exchanging control of permanents.

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.

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