Crosis's Charm

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Uncommon
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Planeshift (PLS) Uncommon

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Crosis's Charm

Instant

Choose one — Return target permanent to its owner's hand; or destroy target nonblack creature, and it can't be regenerated; or destroy target artifact.

Crosis's Charm Discussion

SynergyBuild on Why Utter End, and cards ...

3 months ago

What are some of the most popular instants and sorceries according to EDHREC?

Putrefy , Utter End , Terminate , Mortify , Krosan Grip , Hero's Downfall , Crosis's Charm , Bant Charm , Sylvan Reclamation , Go for the Throat , Doom Blade , Murder , Grixis Charm , Cancel , Dreadbore etc.

What do these have in common? Well, they are bad removal (or countermagic... or both), all of which are overcosted.

Why? Well, these all fall under different categories, however, I will go from the easiest to explain to the hardest.

Cancel is too expensive, countermagic should be one or two mana so you don't have to clearly have a sign up that you are holding countermagic. This is really cheap, and I can't compete with that, but Mana Leak or Counterspell would be better in the spot tenfold.

Murder is the same, as creature removal, but at least can be cast on endsteps. The issue lies with that many spells cost less, like even Doom Blade , which I also don't like, or do more, like Terminate , another I also don't like.

Disdainful Stroke is way too specific, so many spells costs 3 or less you may hold up the mana multiple turn cycles in a row without a target, wasting mana and a card. Too expensive considering cards like Swan Song , Spell Pierce , Red Elemental Blast , Flusterstorm , etc. exist. Even at a low price Mana Leak , Negate , etc. do work.

Doom Blade and Go for the Throat are the same, except they still have application when used on an endstep. Too expensive despite that, as Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Dismember , Fatal Push , etc. exist if you can spend the money, while on a budget Murderous Cut , Tragic Slip , etc. do a lot.

Hero's Downfall is just a worse Ruinous Path , another Murder with slight upside. All of these are bad. Go with any of the options in Murder or Go for the Throat / Doom Blade .

Grixis Charm and Crosis's Charm cost Grixis, 3 mana, and are just too hard to cast to be worth the half Vindicate esque effect they do. They bounce anything, kill some things, and one has a minor benefit like 2 extra power. It just doesn't serve consistent enough for removal. 3 mana in Grixis is too much altogether.

Bant Charm is nearly the same, with the counter upside. It has a Dispel attached to it, making it the least bad, but for 3 specific mana, it is simply too much to hold up easily.

Dreadbore is a sorcery, costs two specific mana, and doesn't hit many permanents. I'd rather a Terminate , though I dislike both.

Terminate only hits so many permanents, and costs 2 mana. I'd replace it with most of the cards mentioned at Go for the Throat / Doom Blade above.

Sylvan Reclamation five mana is too much unless it is a sweeper. This has utility, hitting two permanents, and is an instant with landcycling, but the mana cost needed to be 1 lower to be efficient. Nature's Claim , Return to Dust , Disenchant , Natural State , Naturalize , etc. are all better.

Krosan Grip is sweet against some decks, don't get me wrong, however, is too specific and too high mana cost to be argued better than a Beast Within or Nature's Claim or Natural State .

Utter End is too high mana cost to be worth it. It is a worse Anguished Unmaking , another bad card, and is just too much to warrant using it over a card like Chain of Vapor , Swords to Plowshares , Nature's Claim , Dismember , or any of the other 1 cmc removal spells.

Putrefy / Mortify staples for price, not because they are good. For better options, look at the ones listed at Go for the Throat / Doom Blade or the ones listed at Sylvan Reclamation .


Thoughts?

(BTW this was an April Fools, all of these cards can be good or bad in specific metagames or decks.)

triproberts12 on

4 months ago

I think this could be a very functional deck. The important thing is to choose some synergy shared between the cards you really want to play, so the deck can function without having to rely on the raw power of commander staples you're foregoing for themed cards. I think that, being base Grixis with a focus on artifact tokens, artifacts should be leveraged, for sure. The graveyard is another place you could pick up some value, as mentioned above. Just try to have a plan beyond "play treasure stuff until I can find a combo to win." That might even mean cutting some of the really mediocre theme cards like Gleaming Barrier .

You can also build to your commander a little bit. Not every card needs to be on theme, so while Villainous Wealth hits all the right spots as both an enabler and payoff for Ramos, some good nuts-and-bolts cards that are easy on the manabase like Crosis's Charm , Bedevil , Terminate , Rakdos Charm , Dreadbore , Lim-Dul's Vault , Notion Rain , Memory Plunder (on theme!), Countersquall , Counterflux , etc. could be good.

Also, while you don't need to go all-out on the manabase, since you're just splashing white and green, try to shore it up with some easy replacements. Finishing out the Vivid lands and picking up a the tri-lands that hit your main colors could really help the deck run more smoothly. Everglades is pretty bad, meanwhile.

ztcrown on Nicol Bolass

5 months ago

Crosis's Charm , Cruel Ultimatum , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Dream Salvage , Perplex , Skull Rend , Fraying Omnipotence , Rakdos's Return , Wit's End , Quest for the Nihil Stone , Patient Rebuilding , Shrieking Affliction , Torment of Hailfire , And also there's lots of great specter creatures that would work great in the deck, probably better than a dragon sub-theme if you wanted to go full discard control.

eliakimras on Vial Smasher & Thrasios

5 months ago

You might consider some cheap replacements: Vivid Creek , Vivid Marsh , Vivid Crag and Vivid Grove instead of Dismal Backwater , Jungle Hollow , Rugged Highlands and Swiftwater Cliffs for extra mana-fixing (which is needed in a 4-color deck). Also: Llanowar Wastes , Yavimaya Coast and Shivan Reef are cheap untapped lands. // You might consider Farseek , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Explosive Vegetation and Circuitous Route for further ramp. Farseek can grab Sunken Hollow , Smoldering Marsh or Cinder Glade , while Circuitous Route can search for Simic Guildgate , Izzet Guildgate and Golgari Guildgate . // You might run Fact or Fiction , Steam Augury and Ancient Excavation for early card draw and graveyard filler for delve cards, like Murderous Cut , Dig Through Time and Tasigur, the Golden Fang (they all got reprinted). Brainstorm and Painful Truths are also great draw spells. // Izzet Charm , Crosis's Charm and Sultai Charm are really versatile removing threats. They could replace Scour from Existence . // Zendikar Resurgent is a mana-doubler, which can fuel big Comet Storm , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Exsanguinate and Curse of the Swine . // Since you are playing expensive spells, Deep-Sea Kraken , Combustible Gearhulk , Avatar of Fury , Avatar of Woe , Primeval Protector , Sunbird's Invocation , Metallurgic Summonings are great ways to deal a lot of damage.

Trotticus on Should I Pretend This Or That?

7 months ago

A nice, little primer with a decent outline of an underappreciated commander. I've popped by a few times and I have to say you've found a bunch of awesome cards for Mairsil that I'm excited to give a go in my Mairsil deck. When I eventually get around to making it...

If I were to recommend anything, it'd be to replace some cage-fodder with some instant-speed interaction and sweet, sweet draw/cycling; like: Crosis's Charm, Terminate, Cyclonic Rift, Fact or Fiction, Steam Augury, Cathartic Reunion and Phyrexian Arena. Just to make your deck more consistent and less dependent on creatures, yaknow?

I also gotta shout-out Cavern Harpy, Avatar of Woe, Hammer of Purphoros, Whispering Madness, Basalt Monolith and Thran Dynamo as worthwhile possible additions to the list.

Other than that, I think this list is "Definately worth the to be featured" and I look forward to seeing your update to the primer!

goblinguiderevealpls on Razin' minds, takin' names (competitive nekusar)

7 months ago

_Arra_,

what Soren841 said is correct. grixis as a color combination is severely lacking in enchantment removal as selesnya colors are where that is a mechanic. the best and perhaps only answers to enchantments are Counterspell s and bounce spells.

Chain of Vapor is a card that ive been trying to squeeze into mainboard for some time and i would recommend it for sure

Cyclonic Rift is a must have in this deck, it hard Answers almost everything and works stupdily well with wheels,

other answers you could run not seen here are Annul , Negate , Countersquall , Boomerang , Repeal , Void Snare , Disperse , Blink of an Eye , Cryptic Command , Into the Roil , Crosis's Charm , and Grixis Charm

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Crosis's Charm occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

UBR (Grixis): 0.63%