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Crackling Perimeter

Crackling Perimeter


Tap an untapped Gate you control: Crackling Perimeter deals 1 damage to each opponent.

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Crackling Perimeter Discussion

bathsheba on New Age Maze's End

4 days ago

Crackling Perimeter is a card I often find helpful in Maze's End builds. It also can keep your superfriends opponent crying if it's not taken care of. Maybe replace the Plains in the sideboard?

Coopenhagen on Safety At The End

3 weeks ago

Maze's End Here's my version of Maze's End. I wouldn't overlook the amazing capabilities of Crackling Perimeter as a burn, should you have extra mana after fogging. My sideboard was created to handle my LGS and can be adjusted accordingly.

I also have multiple gates, just in case something happens to one of them, and basics because shocking can end up being the death of you in dire situations.

JakeHarlow on This is the End for You

3 weeks ago

Lots of extremely solid ramping! Love it.

4x of Crackling Perimeter may be a bit much. Great card, but multiples on the field don't add any particular advantage. Maybe drop 1-2 for Kiora, the Crashing Wave ? With all the ramp, Primeval Titan might be a viable threat.

Anyways, awesome stuff. +1 for an aMAZEing deck.

xiao.wen on xiao.wen

3 weeks ago

yo emask, just finished june internal testing. june was a round robin in which all the decks went up against each other in a best of three. all three of the decks we talked about showed MAJOR improvement over may. azorius.wen took first place!! up from 4th place in may. it took a fantastic 86% of possible points (3 points for a win, 1 point for going down 1-2, 0 points for 0-2) simic.wen jumped up to 5th from 9th. means its still not among the top top tier in internal testing, but as each round introduces major improvements to most decks, simply improving from 9th the 5th is already a very good sign. one of the major surprises though was esper.wen jumping from 16th to 7th, and the only difference between its 7th place finish and tying selesnya.wen for third place was a rough late 0-2 loss to lowly slivers.wen due to slivergate's silly but absolutely control-busting Crackling Perimeter .

ive made small tweaks to simic, abandoning Groundbreaker for Deadbridge Goliath , but azorius will have to defend its title un-tweaked while i spend my efforts attempting to improving all the other projects that trailed far behind it. dimir in particular asked for a major rethink, its been running one of the highest price tags and best mana bases but my previous Jace's Phantasm mill-infused creature strategies have been performing as bad as my tongue in cheek slivergate strategy.

thuzra on This is the End for You

3 weeks ago

Well, Crucible of Worlds is in the SB for that, and if worst comes to worst I can burn them out with Crackling Perimeter . Luckily, the only deck I really see running around with mainboard LD is Living End , and even then Fulminator Mage only has four slots, and even better still is that it isn't one of the more popular Tier 1 decks.

Gorgosaurusrex on TurboMaze

1 month ago

Brawdi: Sure!

Against Burn you side out 4x Dictate of Kruphix , 1x Detention Sphere , 1x Supreme Verdict and 2x Merciless Eviction for 4x Heroes' Reunion , 2x Swan Song , and 2x Bow of Nylea . You really need as much life gain as possible here. I've considered adding Negate or Dispel to the sideboard just for this matchup.

Against Aggro you side out 4x Detention Sphere and 2x Merciless Eviction for 4x Heroes' Reunion and 2x Bow of Nylea . Again, it's all about the life gain. If you can make it to turn 5 then you should be fine.

Against MBD you side out 2x Dictate of Kruphix , 1x Druid's Deliverance , and 2x Swan Song , for 2x Kiora, the Crashing Wave and 3x Essence Scatter . Most black players will side out most or all removal, so Kiora can get some work done. She's mostly used for her -1 but can also lock down a Desecration Demon . Essence Scatter is to counter Gray Merchant of Asphodel .

Against MUD i like to side out 2x Swan Song and 2x Merciless Eviction for 4x Heroes' Reunion . This matchup isn't very hard, IMO, as they have no way of dealing damage outside of combat.

Against Control (Azorius or Esper) I side out 4x Druid's Deliverance and 4x Defend the Hearth for 2x Swan Song , 2x Crackling Perimeter , 2x Kiora, the Crashing Wave , and 2x Bow of Nylea . This gives you a wider variety of win conditions at the expense of useless Fog effects.

Against Gruul or Jund monsters I side out 2x Swan Song and 1x Dictate of Kruphix for 3x Essence Scatter . This is another relatively easy matchup, IMO.

zandl on Maze's End

1 month ago

Kiora is great. I'd look into running one copy of Crackling Perimeter main. Having places MazeFog for the past 3 months at FNM, I can tell you that it just wins game out of nowhere (especially with people shocking themselves all over the place).


1 month ago

you cant have 4 Pestilence and 4 Crackling Perimeter . only 4 uncommons allowed Price

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$0.03 $0.16 $0.8 $0.5
Color(s) R
Cost 1R
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 13.83
Avg. cube pick 1.42


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Uncommon