Erratic Portal

Erratic Portal


, : Return target creature to its owner's hand unless its controller pays .

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Rare
Exodus (EXO) Rare

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

Erratic Portal occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Erratic Portal Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on the Never Ending Story...

1 week ago

Hello there!

I have a couple suggestions for your consideration.

Equilibrium, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling, and Erratic Portal will allow you to re-buy some of your bounce creatures.

Thassa's Oracle provides an additional Lab Man effect that you can bounce back to hand when you are ready to win. It is also hard to interact with outside of counter magic. And if you want to get really competitive you could include Protean Hulk and Flash alongside it.

God-Eternal Oketra may be too slow, but she does offer a different avenue of attack (no pun intended :) ) for the deck.

Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath provides lifegain, ramp, card draw and can come back over and over again

Lastly, you might consider a bit of graveyard hate since you are attempting to mill people out. Remorseful Cleric (already in your sideboard) and Scavenging Ooze are great creature options while Soul-Guide Lantern is a new great option from Theros.

wozislightning on Yarok, the Trigger Happy

3 weeks ago

I have a very similar build myself. I will say one thing that I would add to your list would be Crystal Shard. Awesome for saving your dudes from removal and sets up recasting creatures for even more etb effects. Erratic Portal and Equilibrium have similar effects. Personally, I would add all three of those and maybe cut Blood Seeker, Lotus Cobra, and Meren of Clan Nel Toth (cuts are tricky in these lists - that's just my opinion obviously). Good luck and happy brewing!

SpitFire2k9 on Ninja Commander

1 month ago

Hey multimedia

Thanks for your opinion & honest Work on this Deck

Lands & Manabase

I think the Manabase should be not the Problem here
I dont play any of these expensive Lands in any of my Commander Decks and i didn't see any disadvantage in my Playgroups
The Lands i use here are all in stock and so i don't have to buy them
So if i will get my Hands on a better Land, i can exchange them with one in any of my Decks.

Anyway i see the Advantage on your choice of Lands and i will put them on the Upgrade List for this Deck with one exception

Mystic Sanctuary
This one is on his way into the Deck

I will cut Cavern of Souls because this is a relic of thinking about a Ninja Tribal CMDR
Never mind Cavern of Souls will be on the Upgrade list too but i have other Decks where i have to put this 60 Bucks in first ;-)

Baleful Strix + Arcane Adaptation + Wingcrafter

I didn't think about any other Creature's because i wanted to make it a Tribal Ninja CMDR
The only one i had in mind was Changeling Outcast

But these three are a must have for this Deck

So for Arcane Adaptation , Baleful Strix & Wingcrafter i will cut Price of Knowledge , Downsize & Drowned Secrets


I dont consider anymore :-)
Temporal Trespass , Dig Through Time & Treasure Cruise are in of course
Now i have to learn to fuck up my grave but i think i can handle this :-D
So Folio of Fancies , Spellbook are out and now i'm in struggle

I think that The Magic Mirror + Venser's Journal is a "too nice" Combo to Cut and on the other hand they have high CMC
Cutting Spellbook was also hard because Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and all the others Ninja's "hopfully" gives you so much Cards
So i don't want to cut more "No Maximum Handsize" Cards because i think they're essential
The last card to cut you're offering is Erratic Portal so this one is Out
But this one was in for Protecting some of the "Nasty Ninja's" against hitting the grave from Battletricks
Hopefully the Entomb + Filth or Entomb + Wonder combo and / or Crystal Shard , Walker of Secret Ways will do their job

Vampiric Tutor + Lim-Dul's Vault + Insidious Dreams

So Vampiric Tutor is a well known Card but i think I've got enough Top Deck Manipulation and the "Cards to cut" are Rare. Same is true for Insidious Dreams wich i didn't know before
I had Lim-Dul's Vault on mind when i builded this Deck and maybe this is a game changing "Top Deck Manipulation" because of the mass of Cards u can look at

So i will clear the Maybeboard and all three are in there and i f i find a card to cut Lim-Dul's Vault will be the one who gets in 1st

Chain of Vapor

So here i need a quick 101 on this Card

"At this Moment i'm too stupid to understand how this card work and why it is so good in a Yuriko Deck" So i'm not too stupid to understand how this card works @all-> i'm too stupid why this one should be good and don't any have clue on this combo
So please give me the "Breakthrough"

Shitty English & Bad Grammar

Sorry for my very Basic English Grammar and this shitty English
I think in my Mothers Language much of this Desaster would sound very differnt :-D
And here are some dots and commas if u need them -> ........,,,,,,,, :-D

Update of the Deck will be done soon

NV_1980 on Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (w/Primer)

1 month ago


Nice deck; its mixture of ramping, control and power is captivating. We think it could benefit from some extra opportunities to return Uro back to your hand though, so that you can recast him and benefit from his triggers. Cards like Vedalken Mastermind and Erratic Portal come to mind.

We would also recommend some GY recursion to help you on this end. Eternal Witness is good (especially when combined with Panharmonicon , Deadeye Navigator , etc.) and Hua Tuo, Honored Physician .

Hope this helps. Have fun with your brew! Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

Lanzo493 on Sen Triplets - My Take

1 month ago

It's similar to the Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice lock. Mycosynth Lattice makes their lands artifacts, and since their lands are artifacts, Karn prevents the lands from making mana. This is based on the notion that all lands have an unwritten, assumed activated ability to tap and make mana. That's why Pithing Needle has the little extra rules text saying that activated abilities that produce mana aren't affected.

With that in mind, after you choose a player with Sen Triplets , that player can no longer activate any abilities for that turn. Therefore, they have no way of paying the that Erratic Portal and Crystal Shard demand in order to prevent the creature being bounced. So you can easily bounce any creature they control and then cast it while it's in their hand. You can basically Mind Control any creature on their board if you can bounce it. The two artifacts mentioned above are repeatable bounce effects that function perfectly with your commander.

superdiglett on Sen Triplets - My Take

1 month ago

goldlion, Thanks for the suggestion! I do feel Spark Double is ok, but I rather really steal something. I feel that's more effective. This, to be the strongest it can be, I need to gain control first, which will cost me a spell already. Ofcourse I can play it just to copy, but then I would rather play a spell that could steal instead. But I will add it to the "Maybe List" and might test it later on!

Lanzo493, Mycosynth Lattice is indeed a very good addition! I got one left over, so I am not quite sure why I didn't think of it myself. Mind's Dilation was also on my mind, I've had a lot of fun with that card before. But it's mana cost is very high, to high, if you ask me.

Erratic Portal and Crystal Shard are so evil! This is definitely worth trying to fit in the deck and try it out! I will add it to the maybe list and see how I can fit it in. But, you are stating "They can't activate any abilities to pay the mana", how can't they pay the mana for it? Am I missing someting?

Lanzo493 on Sen Triplets - My Take

1 month ago

Nothing helps Sen Triplets like a good old Mycosynth Lattice . Fixes your mana fixing, especially considering the color demands certain players' hands will require for casting their spells. It's a bity pricy, though. Also, Mind's Dilation seems like a great card, at least for flavor, in this deck.

If you want to be really mean, run Erratic Portal and Crystal Shard . Once you've chosen an opponent with Sen Triplets , you can then bounce one of their creatures. They can't activate any abilities to pay the mana, thus bouncing the creature so you can then cast it. It's a huge tempo swing and card advantage win.

bushido_man96 on Rakdos' Big Entrance!

4 months ago

You've got several creatures that have nice ETB effects, especially your commander. Conjurer's Closet could help you take advantage of using those effects more than once. Sadly, I think black and red lack in producing this kind of effect, so you have to stray off the beaten path to find a few effects like this. Erratic Portal , although not nearly as efficient as Conjurer's Closet , will allow you to bounce and recast some of your creatures.

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