Cyclonic Rift


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Cyclonic Rift


Return target nonland permanent you don't control to its owner's hand.

Overload (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

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Cyclonic Rift Discussion

thom-le on Isperia

59 minutes ago

Yes, cool deck! I like the way it works, especially that you've stayed away from an ultra control themed deck. The main thing to change is your average mana costs. Depending on your deck an average cmc could be around 3.0.

Many flying creatures are the proper card for this deck, but I would prefer to turn down Bruna, the Fading Light , Gisela, the Broken Blade for your decks strategy. Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign on the first sight seems right, would be great to insert some more Sphinx creatures. Sphere of Safety is indeed a good card in enchantment decks, but in case of mana costs it may not be worth to consider the payment. On turn 5 you have really good spells in your deck, and the Sphere of Safety doesn't do anything more than Ghostly Prison or Propaganda . Whirlpool Drake is in my opinion not good for shuffeling your graveyard into your library.

My suggestions are Darksteel Plate , for giving your creature indestructible. As I see you are not going into the strategy to pump up your commander with many equipments, but this card could be useful. Also a nice card for giving any of your creatures vigilance I recommend Reconnaissance (okay, it doesn't say dirctly vigilance, but with rules understanding you can untap the creature after the damage is done and before end of combat - so the same effect as vigilance. Also it protects your attacking creatures). Commander staples for white-blue are of course Cyclonic Rift (budget alternative Devastation Tide ), Supreme Verdict or Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer .

In your Maybe-board are already some nice cards - Aura of Silence does work well. Also Kinjalli's Sunwing slows your opponents down. Please consider the following:

  1. Strionic Resonator for getting more trigger effects!
  2. Warden of Evos Isle for some kind of mana ramp
  3. Steel of the Godhead

In my opinion you have to make some desicions wheter you play:

  1. Control with instants (Counterspells, etc.)
  2. Control with enchantments (Stax strategy)
  3. Creature based (more creatures - less spells)
The more strategies you follow the more complicated and destructive is your game plan. I'm really looking forward for this deck - again: many ideas are already awesome!

1shabby on Mairsil: God Among Gods

1 day ago

Fernah14, thank you for the comment! I have added quite a bit of removal in the deck to take care of pesky creatures and other problematic spells. One way I have taken care of the removal is with Minion of Leshrac or Avatar of Woe . Both of which allow me to take care of creatures specifically, however if I had some untap shenanigans or Quicksilver Elemental effects to let me activate abilities more than once a turn each turn I have the potential to kill everything or even exile everything with Shauku, Endbringer . If I pair the creature destruction abilities with Eater of the Dead I get to exile every creature from every graveyard while also untapping Mairsil. As far as mass removal is concered I have the Nevinyrral's Disk and Amaranthine Wall combo to make him indestructable in response to me activating the disk. I also have added Evacuation paired with Mirage Mirror to turn Mairsil into a land in repsonse to casting Evacuation basically resulting in Cyclonic Rift . If you have any recommendations for removal please feel free to leave them in a comment. Thank you again!

Joumba on Brewing a metal meal

4 days ago

Thanks for the suggestions cdkime!

  • I truly think Smothering Tithe is a great card, but not sure it has a place in this deck considering it's mana cost and the fact that Rhystic Study would be what I would, if I wanted to spend a bit more for the deck, really put in.

  • Ethersworn Canonist is a card I play in my Sit on your ass EDH and I consider it's effect to be particuliary fitting there. While the card is great, I don't want to go to far into passive control with this here deck.

- Fabricate is great and I'm waiting for a chance to get one. ;-()

-we don't talk about Cyclonic Rift here. Jokes aside, it's a definite include, just waiting for budget/finding reasons.

  • I refuse to play Purphoros, God of the Forge and Paradox Engine out of spite!. No not really hehe, but I don't think I want them in, active control, kill to kill and such is the vibe here. Arguably, these card fits the bill, but I'm imposing some budget limits.

-Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter is amazing, thanks

Well, thank you for your time and suggestions!

naturesnake420 on Kess's Tainted Consultation | Primer

4 days ago

for a while i ran Pyroclasm if youre dealing with dorks, worked for me against Edgar Markov. I had Toxic Deluge too. Cyclonic Rift Of course.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha- Help Needed!

5 days ago

Elvish piper is a card I love in my Xenagos deck. For my Muldrotha it doesn’t fit well. I tutor up LED as soon as possible and keep discarding my hand. As soon as you build your boardstate, the only thing you have to fear is stuff like Cyclonic Rift . You can counter that with Glen elendra, but stuff like Bane of Progress might still be a problem. To prevent this I usually go for Mindslicer and sac it. That takes your opponents chance to deal with your board. Mindslicer after your own rift is often a scoop because it leaves your opponents with just lands and in topdeck mode. For this reason I even thought about cutting Survival of the Fittest but this card is still amazing if you draw a single creature and spend 5 mana to put some tools into your 2nd hand.

Edit: yeah, I know this feeling. I’m playing and collecting since 94 and still love to try new stuff. After testing with a proxies I bought LED for this deck. It’s like a black lotus here each turn, twice a turn if you saved it the turn before :-)

The_Fallen_Duke on Melek, Spellcaster Extraordinaire

6 days ago

The concept is definitely interesting.

When it come to defending yourself, how does it fare against token decks that do not mind having some of their creatures sacrificed or turned into 1/1 ? I see Crawlspace , but I think some extra deterrent such as Propaganda could help. Also, if the board goes out of control, I'm not saying anything original but I believe that Cyclonic Rift could be extremely useful for you.

As far as attacking goes, is your plan basically copy Banefire or Red Sun's Zenith over and over to kill off your opponents in one big go? I have may have understood your decky incorrecly, but it seems that there are lot of spells aimed at controlling the board by dealing with creatures but not many that can actually seriously and consistently damage the other players.

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Cyclonic Rift occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.38%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.9%

Blue: 0.97%

G/U (Simic): 2.01%

U/R (Izzet): 1.44%

U/B (Dimir): 1.17%

W/U (Azorius): 1.05%

GWU (Bant): 0.54%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.64%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.64%

BUG (Sultai): 0.58%

RUG (Temur): 0.55%

RUW (Jeskai, America): 0.44%