Horribly Awry


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Horribly Awry


Devoid (This card has no color.)

Counter target creature spell with converted mana cost 4 or less. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Horribly Awry Discussion

JDRBurk on Amulet Grixis

2 months ago

Sideboard needs tuning, i like Censor in the main and sideboard Negate X3. Could also consider more sideboard Magma Sprays and Horribly Awry as well. Nice looking deck. looks fun. With the 2X Cut / Ribbons, I think the Torment of Hailfire might just be unnecessary. That would free up room for the 4th Anticipate, or maybe some more cheap removal, possibly a 3rd Sweltering Suns.

Hyperalgialysis on Mono Blue Control... Fast Enough for standard?

2 months ago

You should probably begin toying with ideas for post rotation. Riddleform is pretty solid in a deck like this. I know that losing Anticipate is going to be rough but either Hieroglyphic Illumination or Strategic Planning might be the best replacements. I agree with the person above as well, Supreme Will is pretty much an auto include. Horribly Awry can be replaced with Essence Scatter. Unsummon might be worth while as well, I do not care for Select for Inspection in the mainboard only because it always be dead when you draw it. I shouldn't say that, everytime I top deck it my opponent has a single vigilance creature out. 1 or 2 Pull from Tomorrow should be considered as well.

NinjaMonkeey on U/B Control

5 months ago

Horribly Awry would probably be better as Essence Scatter and Fortune's Favor can be cut for Glimmer of Genius.

blueeyesgeek on Meme Machines

5 months ago

What part of budget do you not understand? I'm not gonna get a playset of Fatal Push. At least not yet... I feel that Ceremonious Rejection and Dispel are a bit too narrow of targets, while Horribly Awry is a perfect counter for Zombies. Other than that, I feel 2 copies of Censor and 1 copy of Torrential Gearhulk hit the spot perfectly for budget.

shagg on UB Control

5 months ago

A lot of the "what spells do I include? Which counterspells? How many counters vs removal?" type decisions are very dependent on what you expect from your local meta. I see a lot of agro/zombies, so Yahenni's Expertise ended up mainboard. If you do expect to see zombies or recurring threat types, Horribly Awry is great. A lot of people are liking Censor. Personally, I mainboard 3 Negate and don't bother sideboarding Ceremonious Rejection for Marvel matches. Commit works well with the gearhulks (you can flash the gearhulk in at end of opponents turn and target the memory half). The commit side also lets you bounce back something you can't remove but didn't counter, and gives you time to set up a counter for it.

Just some thoughts, I have a similar style deck in my profile if you want to check it out.

xavierthecartoonist on Meme Machines

6 months ago

I suggest putting Horribly Awry into the sideboard, since it's pretty unspecific about the spells that it an target. It can easily be substituted in the sideboard with Dispel to counter a Harnessed Lightning or a Glimmer of Genius and disrupt a deck like Aetherworks Marvel or Dynavolt Tower. Also, Ceremonious Rejection can disrupt artifact decks that the Kaladesh block has made dominate the metagame. Not to mention Censor, which can punish decks for tapping out all of their mana for a Torrential Gearhulk, and can even cycle for a cheap price. Of course, a play-set of Fatal Pushes distributed between the side and mainboards can dominate. Maybe you could also put the Disallows into the sideboard, since it's usually just a Cancel, but can rarely but potentially Stifle a storm deck (MATT) out of it's combo.

landofMordor on You Will Be Bored

6 months ago

I'd take out Rise from the Tides for another Torrential Gearhulk or just sub in Linvala, the Preserver in mainboard. For the same mana, I feel like those two get you more value overall. Either them or Fumigate, since it accomplishes the same thing as Tides (beat go-wide strategies and buy you time) for less mana.

For fast token decks, maybe Descend upon the Sinful, Engulf the Shore, Fairgrounds Warden, Horribly Awry, or Vizier of Deferment might help?

BioProfDude on U/B Control, hate, whatever...

6 months ago

viperfang4, I am aware of the problem with Docent of Perfection  Flip and Yahenni's Expertise/Demon of Dark Schemes. It's fine, though, because my goal is to keep their board clear. The wizard tokens are not part of the win condition, just a fun side bar if I happen to get any. I really want the 5/4 (or 6/5, if I do manage to flip it) body that flies.

Spell Shrivel is better! Thank you! I would like to include Disallow but I don't own any, and these control decks are not my main style, so I haven't made much investment in blue.

Negate is quite good, and I like Horribly Awry because it exiles the cards (unlike Essence Scatter). Sure, it doesn't hit some of the larger creatures, but those aren't the creatures that generally give me the most problems. I played a lot of people wanting delirium, so Horribly Awry definitely annoyed them. I had 3x main board but decided that Just the Wind will be better in the main, and the above list will be adjusted accordingly quite soon. I will give Essence Scatter a try, though, and maybe it will be better because it can hit a broader range of creatures.

Thanks for the feedback! This is definitely a work in progress and it needs help...

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