Grip of Chaos


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
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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Grip of Chaos


Whenever a spell or ability is put onto the stack, if it has a single target, reselect its target at random. (Select from among all legal targets.)

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Grip of Chaos Discussion

Abaques on I know I made something ...

6 days ago

I love a good chaos deck and I really like some of your card choices, but it does seem like you're going in a few different directions at the same time. You seem to have a mix of wheel effects (Wheel of Fate, group hug (Mana Cache), group slug (War's Toll) and general chaos (Teferi's Realm) going on. I think I would try to focus more on one or two of those themes.

I think with any chaos deck one of your key decisions you have to make is if you even want a win condition. I have a chaos deck (Chaotic Neutral Goats) where the where the best win condition is getting lucky with Scrambleverse, but I don't play that deck to win, I play to create crazy game states and I consider it a 'win' if the game state gets so crazy that everyone agrees to call a draw. I also only play that deck when everyone at the table wants that kind of game.

I think good adds for your deck might be:

Perplexing Chimera - It makes everyone have to think twice about every spell they cast.

Grip of Chaos - Targeted removal? Hah!

Scrambleverse - This can actually be a win-con if you're lucky enough!

Thieves' Auction - A fun way to balance out everyone's board states.

Vedalken Orrery and Leyline of Anticipation - Being able to drop the chaos unexpectedly is really great.

If you're looking for a different commander and you'd like to stay Izzet I'd recommend Jhoira of the Ghitu to power out some of those expensive spells earlier.

Also, thanks for sharing your deck! I really like Custody Battle but I'd never seen it before!

DrkNinja on Okaun & Zndrsplt's Double Sided Coin-Flipomania

2 weeks ago

Something you should know about the Chaos style you are playing... It's not meant to be a deck that consistently wins... If you hone in on the coin flips you are increasing your chance to win but if you play pure chaos with cards like Grip of Chaos you are for sure going to toss out any gameplan and just play to have fun and create chaos.

Here are 17 cuts, you only need 16 keep one you like.

  • everflowing chalice
  • chromatic lantern
  • mind stone
  • prismatic lens
  • strionic resonator
  • thought vessel
  • orcish captain
  • perplexing chimera
  • ponder
  • mizzium mortars
  • sunbird's invocation
  • goblin festival
  • aggravated assault
  • abrade
  • dig through time
  • negate
  • opt

BMHKain on Okaun & Zndrsplt's Double Sided Coin-Flipomania

2 weeks ago

@SynergyBuild: Just spotted 3 others, some on your first version of your list of things to cut. However, I really am losing the reason why I made such a deck in the first place; pure chaos. Should I also refer to DrkNinja's list at post 22 for further cuts? If so, What, & I mean, WHAT, should I use for chaos related cards? I already have the Knowledge Pool + Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir combo, & yes, I do plan to put in Grip of Chaos as a last resort before abandoning this. If coin flips aren't enough, what to cut, just so I can replace?

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

3 weeks ago

Rogue_Toaster Thanks, glad I can be of help. Getting to use some pet cards of my own is actually part of why I even built this, lol. I also completely forgot Jaya Ballard, Task Mage is a spellshaper... She has been very worth it.

Had a situation where someone had played Grip of Chaos and I just couldn't get my abilities to hit the right thing. I got lucky with a caged Tree of Perdition (and by lucky I mean I used the ability close to 15 times) followed by 6 damage to everyone taking out the chaos player and one other. Finished off the others shortly after with Spikeshot Elder. I learned that grip is way undervalued that day...

I could see the altar being a decent addition too.

DrkNinja on Okaun & Zndrsplt's Double Sided Coin-Flipomania

3 weeks ago

Look I think you need to commit to the coin flipping or to being competitive, I don't think you can do both here. With that in mind...

And if you really just want PURE chaos... Like possibly not winning you the game type chaos, Grip of Chaos

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