Distortion Strike

Distortion Strike


Target creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn and is unblockable this turn.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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

Distortion Strike occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Distortion Strike Discussion

Epicurus on Izzet Prowess - Modern

2 weeks ago

You obviously know the deck much better than me, but it seems like Distortion Strike is a serious wincon. If it were me, I'd run at least 3x of that.

Also, as a utility in case of disruption or removal when setting off the kill switch, I think it would be good to have something like Spell Pierce or Stubborn Denial or Force Spike. Maybe one or two of, just in case.

And finally, Narset's Reversal targetting your own spells, is a great way to up your spell count in a turn.

That's all I got. Cheers!

PaulaTicks on Book Burner

1 month ago

Nevinyrral_Mayor_of_Urborg Teferi's Veil and Vanishing are extremely underappreciated cards you can throw on commanders or valuable creatures and keep them alive; Aether Tunnel and Aqueous Form are cheap and reliable ways to ensure combat damage while things like Distortion Strike Artful Dodge and Slip Through Space all allow someone to sneak in for a huge hit of damage and provides a small boost to a couple of your creatures by being in the yard. And Trailblazer's Boots pretty much read unblockable in most EDH games.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Snow Ninjas

3 months ago

Love Ninjas, have you considered Distortion Strike or Aqueous Form? They're super fun with Ninjas, Hope this helps.

Funkydiscogod on Budget-Mono-Black-Aggro-Infect

3 months ago

I think you need pump spells, and to just run somewhere between 10-16 good evasive or cheap infect critters.

I'd like to recommend Vector Asp, even though you have to pay for the infect, you still need something on the battlefield on turn 1.

Aphotic Wisps can make an attacker unblockable against many decks, kind of like how traditional infect decks use Distortion Strike.

Boon of Erebos or Unnatural Endurance can save creature from removal and give additional damage, essentially the role Vines of Vastwood and Blossoming Defense play in traditional infect decks.

Virulent Swipe and Vampire's Bite are probably the best one-mana pump spells black has. For 2-mana, there's Grotesque Mutation, but that's about all black has for spells that add 3 or more power.

You might also consider some equipment, like Bonesplitter or Adventuring Gear for additional turn-1 action.

Funkydiscogod on Block this!

4 months ago

To replace Artful Dodge and Distortion Strike I was thinking Slip Through Space . I figure drawing a new card is about as powerful as casting the same card again.

Overrun has a slightly less-powerful Pioneer equivalent: Overcome .

Depending on what you're wanting it for, Hunted Troll can be replaced. Clackbridge Troll is the only other one that gives opponents creatures, but I think you're just looking for a big creature to beat your opponents with. Verdurous Gearhulk is probably your best replacement, even if you just play it as a 8/8 trample for 5.

Echoing Truth doesn't have a perfect replacement in your colors: Selective Snare is the closest answer to Hunted Troll faeries. Bile Blight and Legion's End in black. Declaration in Stone Detention Sphere and Deputy of Detention in white. As long as you don't need to answer tokens you gave the opponent, there are plenty of options: Disperse Expel from Orazca Perilous Voyage Cyclonic Rift Brazen Borrower Simic Charm .

Vapor Snag can be replaced by Unsummon . Modern is just a more powerful format.

Depressed_plant on Block this!

4 months ago

Funkydiscogod I totally get your point, Modern decks is much faster and resilient than this, and Pioneer should probably suit this deck better, I guess. Ghostform and Aether Tunnel is the best substitutes I can find in exchange for Artful Dodge and Distortion Strike , and the "power drop" on Vapor Snag , Echoing Truth , Overrun and Hunted Troll (as you say) by their sub is uncertain at this point.

I have barely played any pioneer so I actually don't know how a deck with the lesser substitutes would fair in the format. What do you think? :) I really appreciate the input btw, must think this over, and I like the opportunity to mix things up! :D

lonesentinel on PEDH spellslinger voltron

4 months ago

some suggestions

  • equipment such like prying blade are less effective than instant/sorceries.

  • Would suggest rebound cards like Distortion Strike as the boost/cast happens twice.

  • offensive cantrips like Crash Through will help you punch through blockers

  • big mana or rituals like Mana Geyser and Seething Song will increase your storm count for your 1 big swing

  • Spellstutter Sprite wont be able to counter many spells as you only have 3 faeries

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Rainbow Snow

5 months ago

Have you considered Skred or Distortion Strike ? Skred fits your theme and typically kills what it hits. Distortion Strike could win you the game in two swings (or one with Marit Lage). Genesis Wave seems like it would also add to your deck by filling the field with snow permanents and you can hit most of the permanents in your deck with x=3/4. Hope this helps.

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