Increasing Confusion

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Dark Ascension Rare

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Increasing Confusion

Sorcery

Target player puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. If Increasing Confusion was cast from a graveyard, that player puts twice that many cards into his or her graveyard instead.

Flashback XU (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Increasing Confusion Discussion

Zaueski on The Pillowest Fort Possible

2 days ago

Well at the time of the original combo I was unaware of the mana ruling on Stony Silence. So I need mana from somewhere and then it'll work.

  1. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Harbinger of Night, Ancient Grudge, and Increasing Confusion all have made their way to my graveyard. Most likely by discarding from hand size.

  2. I suspend Living End, its cmc is 0 so it dodges Gaddock Teeg and its never cast from my hand at any point so it dodges Knowledge Pool.

  3. LE resolves, you dont sacrifice anything unfortunately because of Sigarda, Host of Herons. But I get ENGC and Harbinger onto the field without casting them. At the end of that first turn your creatures are at -2/-2. I pass back and you pass back. On my upkeep Harbinger triggers and your creatures are at -3/-3. This kills Angel of Jubilation, Gaddock Teeg and the unimportant infect guy.

  4. At the end of my turn I madness out Biting Rain. Again it isn't cast from my hand and its the only spell of mine for this turn to satisfy Rule of Law. That puts you creatures at -5/-5. Which kills off Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Leonin Abunas removing Hexproof.

  5. From here it becomes much simpler. On your turn I flashback Ancient Grudge to remove your Orbs of Warding. Now I can target you. Then on my turn I can flashback Increasing Confusion or any other kill method that doesn't come from my hand.


The much quicker method that I found earlier dodges even the mana problem. Discard 3 Elvish Spirit Guides to make 3 mana, then suspend Hypergenesis and put Humility or Energy Flux (or both if you play something) into play or any other number of enchantments with similar effects. From there your deck is annoying, but far more manageable.


If you add Rest in Peace, Eon Hub and Stabilizer in and put Erayo back in however I can't think of anything that can break it from just lands.

Zaueski on The Pillowest Fort Possible

3 days ago

Sorry for all the edits, I realized you still have hexproof from Orbs of Warding so after the Biting Rain all of your 5 toughness creatures are gone removing hexproof from your artifacts allowing me to flashback Ancient Grudge on your turn and then flashback any kill condition on my turn such as the aforementioned Increasing Confusion.

Zaueski on The Pillowest Fort Possible

3 days ago

I figured out how to break your effect! I can start out with no board state and break through every piece.

  1. I suspend Living End, the suspend mechanic bypasses Knowledge Pool because I'm exiling and then casting from Exile later.

  2. Very easily I'll be sitting at 7 hand size so I'll have discarded an Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite before LE resolves. It was never cast so she stays in my graveyard.

  3. LE resolves. ENGC comes into play. Her static ability kills your Gaddock Teeg and minuses the rest by 2.

  4. I discard from hand size Biting Rain the madness effect bypasses your KP the same way suspend does. ENGC survives the effect easily but your creatures are at -4/-4. That takes care of Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Platinum Angel and Angel of Jubilation.

  5. From there I can Flashback an Increasing Confusion for your half your library size to bypass your KP and mill you out now that Platinum Angel is gone.

Don't think I missed anything there... But then again you could stop that whole chain by adding Rest in Peace. It was defintely fun cracking the wall lol

breno.inojosa on Zombie Tutelage

1 week ago

Argh! Thanks for pointing this out, Maximushogarth. My lack of attention is disturbing.

Possible replacements are: Hedron Crab, Glimpse the Unthinkable and Increasing Confusion.

quantumstar on Can you feel it now Mr. Krabs

4 weeks ago

Increasing Confusion could be a great addition to this. Also, whats with the Crab Umbra?

hfvalenz on Let's Do Some Milling

1 month ago

Hey man I think Altar of the Brood is way too slow to mill an opponent on its own. If milling is your thing, there's more efficient cards out there!

Jace's Erasure, Memory Erosion, Hedron Crab, Jace, Memory Adept, Trepanation Blade help with permanent milling from the top of my head and if you want to keep it mono-blue. Also, Jace's Phantasm goes very well with the theme and as an alternative option.

As for spells, there's Thought Scour, Dream Twist, Tome Scour, Mind Sculpt, Increasing Confusion, Archive Trap, Traumatize...

Splashing black would also help, with cards like Mind Funeral, Consuming Aberration. There's probably a whole lot more, but that's what I got right now.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention Bojuka Bog or Tormod's Crypt to avoid graveyard shenanigans!

PartyJ on Trepanating

2 months ago

Ok, let me shoot some suggestions to get some ideas started:

The basics are there, now it's time to get this up a gear or 2 :) Have fun and +1 from me, as I also now you helped me out b4

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