Distortion Strike


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

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

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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.)

Distortion Strike Discussion

beakedbard on

1 month ago

Its more so that it'll be hard to even get to 6 lands dropped in a 20 land deck you need more like 22-25 lands to be running 6 drops in general unless you cheat them out. Distortion Strike isn't Pioneer legal but yeah Temur Battle Rage is a good idea. If you want to go full Prowess Stormchaser Mage and Soul-Scar Mage are worth looking at.

becks16 on

1 month ago

beakedbard Thank you for the suggestions. I have been just messing around with this build and its my first attempt at Pioneer, so I am not sure what the pace is going to be like (I also haven't played any Standard, so I am basing this off the little Modern I've played). Slip Through Space is an excellent add, and I think I may pair with a few copies of Temur Battle Rage and Distortion Strike to get some really beefy hits. I think that Nivix is a potential wincon, but you are right, it will take until at least T5 or T5 to do anything.

Hynx on Infectious Grooves

2 months ago

the perfect opening hand here is 2 Forest 1 Glistener Elf 2 Groundswell 1 Apostle's Blessing 1 Mutagenic Growth and you can win by turn 2, so take what I said about pulling the blessing for blue stuff, with a grain of salt. if Wild Defiance was here I'd absolutely run Distortion Strike though, but that does slow the game too a turn 3/4 win over a possible turn 2 win.

Hynx on Infectious Grooves

2 months ago

my bad. i forgot Invigorate got hit with teh ban hammer on modern. if you are willing to fork over the cash Hinterland Harbor or Vivid Grove and throw in a Distortion Strike or 4 to replace Apostle's Blessing as it functionally works the same to let a creature through to deal damage, but gets a second cast, for free to deal that guaranteed damage. it does have the handicap of being color restricted though, and is less versatile defensively. more offense for less defence gets interesting Blighted Agent is also handy for similar reasons, but that still means splashing blue in. there is also Aqueous Form that will help you scry those pump cards once your poison engine is running

CollegeCook on Aggro Burn

3 months ago

gingerthewritingdog By going into an izzet deck, I would get access to draw spells, yes, but Renegade Tactics and Expedite could provide additional effects for the same CMC. I will say that Thing in the Ice  Flip and Distortion Strike are very tempting cards, but I'll stay with mono-red to not have to do mana-fixing. Thanks for the suggestions! :D

gingerthewritingdog on Eternal affliction

3 months ago

Try Distortion Strike instead of tectonic rift and maybe a few Temur Battle Rage to punish them for blocking (or not blocking, if you cast it after they say no blocks, before damage).

JoosetheMuice on Daxos From Behind ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

3 months ago

So after our games today I have some ideas. I like stuff like Azorius Charm that puts stuff on top of your opponent's library. It can set up a cast with Daxos or just act as an exile spell. Hinder and Memory Lapse are options and could replace one of your less impressive counterspells. Unexpectedly Absent is kinda Spin into Myth is also not bad. AEtherspouts could also be good. Generous Gift is a new one I really like in white. Im sure there are others i'm not thinking of. You could probably cut a counterspell or two. I don't like Distortion Strike much or the permanent exile things like Oblivion Ring . I would definitely add Sword of the Animist . Sword of Sinew and Steel is affordable right now and offers him great protection. I'd cut the lands we talked about earlier and go up to 36 or 37. Another 2 mana rock, like Coldsteel Heart could be nice. I'd consider some supporting creatures. Sram, Senior Edificer Solemn Simulacrum Burnished Hart Hanna, Ship's Navigator Auramancer Mother of Runes and Sovereigns of Lost Alara come to mind

river-view on v1 Tribal Monk Prowess (Pauper)

3 months ago

Thanks Altoman for your comment and all the excellent suggestions. Gush has been recently banned in Pauper. Your suggestion for Ramosian Rally is excellent and I will see if I can find some copies of it. Your observation about Distortion Strike makes sense, but I’ve been thinking more about this deck and moving it towards mono-white. Have a look on my profile to see the new build and if you think it’s improved.

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Distortion Strike occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%