Crack the Earth

Crack the Earth

Sorcery — Arcane

Each player sacrifices a permanent.

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Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Common

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Crack the Earth Discussion

Wizard_of_the_Broke on Temur Hatching Delver

4 hours ago

Clever. Really good use of Crack the Earth, which I always thought had some potential. +1.

Wizard_of_the_Broke on Temur Hatching Delver

5 hours ago

Clever. Really good use of Crack the Earth, which I always thought had some potential. +1.

Firebird on Welcome to the Red Planet

2 weeks ago

Haha. Well, have you tested it a bunch? Is Crack the Earth any good? I've been looking at all options.

I know if I could get it more consistent early, it'd be devastating. When it goes off well, it's a terror. They can't cast anything!

vorpalaxe on Welcome to the Red Planet

2 weeks ago

well you can add a playset of 1 or 2 cmc cards. +4 Crack the Earth could be the thing. any alternative to lightning bolt and boom will give you a much higher probability of casting something. without an indestructible land boom and you are back to the same two spell possibilities for the next turn. +4 Lava Spike is arcane and splice into arcane gets me hard. it seems like it synergizes with Trinisphere after the prison is set up. you add the cost and text to the spell so you would pay 3 to splice Desperate Ritual to one of these spells with no penalty....

well i just copied the deck and played around with it. i really like how it plays haha losing to this deck would be so lame. "discarding as your hand overflows, you are beaten down by a simian spirit guide."

Welcome to the Red Planet copy

tumamaenmondongo on Mono Red Pauper Stax

4 months ago

So, I saw your post in reddit, and realized I had an RB Angler Pox list, and a Mono Red LD list, but not a Mono red Pox/Ponza/Stax/Crack the Earth list (I believe this archetype is closer to Ponza and to a lesser degree Pox, since we don't play any prison pieces to be Stax, and we don't play typical LD spells as, for instance, Mono Black LD).

Anyway, I decided to put up a rough, unpolished decklist which I might try, and might give you some ideas for your own deck. Goldfishing it a bit, it seemed slightly more consistent because of the higher mass of cantrips, and lower land count. Take a look, and tell me whatcha think.

Main changes are Akki Blizzard-Herder replacing Raze, since we can break akki's simmetry, but raze's gonna always be a 2 for 1, a higher mass of mana stones and cantripping artifacts, to keep the card flow, and have some mana sources after trembling and akki'ing, and finally Goblin Grenade/Heartfire which will sac our goblins to remove annoying creatures or burn our opponent's face.

The deck probably needs some more removal, and ways to get rid of wide boardstates, like your mainboard Electrickery, also doesn't have much of a board presence or a clear finisher as the RB version (you can check mine if you want

Finally, in case you wanna take a look, here's my creatureless mono red LD list, which I'll be updating anyday soon.


BuraddoRun on Destination Destruction

6 months ago


The other thing I'm toying around with is simply replacing Lightning Bolt with Crack the Earth outright. It's not as pure a creature removal, of course, but if I can nuke their lands and then Crack, what choice will they have? And it of course doubles as land destruction. But yeah, maybe I'll get Mwonvuli Acid-Moss back in there to help with land drops. As for the heavy hitters being key...


I really, really want to make Nissa work, but you're right in that her payoff takes much longer than it would with Primeval Titan or Inferno Titan. Maybe it's silly pride, but I really wanted to try and be different and fit my deck into the theme. But realistically, I may not be able to do that with Nissa like I want and still be somewhat competitive.

Thank you both for keeping with me on this. I'll play around with the suggestions and see what I can do, then report back. Are there any other "make lands creatures" cards you think might work better than Nissa? Maybe Awakening of Vitu-Ghazi? You think that's viable at all?

Kaowool on

8 months ago

Thanks for your suggestions!! Kudzu and Ulvenwald Tracker are really good options!

I put only 3 Raze cause I tough Crack the Earth and Tremble was better? Not?

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Feather Redeems Boros in EDH [Primer]

1 year ago

Awesome primer! As I've been going through Feather decks for ideas I've been noticing a lot of interesting repeats (they all have Teferi's Protection despite it only working once? How odd) now I understand why.

Just want to add my two cents here on a different direction you can go. Arcane spells - feather sees spliced spells as targeting even if the original spell does not, and it's a great way to get extra effects in there.

For instance Zada, Hedron Grinder + Desperate Ritual spliced onto something that targets. Makes insane amounts of mana.

Crack the Earth + Spiritual Visit + a targeting arcane spell, say Blessed Breath + Zada or Mirrorwing Dragon = annihilator x where x is the number of creatures you control, for 3 mana.

I haven't completely tuned it yet, but just want to throw out some alternative ideas if people want to take a look.

Feather the arcane

Commander / EDH Cloudchaser.Kestrel


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