Krark's Thumb

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Krark's Thumb

Legendary Artifact

If you would flip a coin, instead flip two coins and ignore one.

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Krark's Thumb Discussion

Chasmolinker on Cards That People Underestimate

4 days ago

I would say no because of the "Ignore One" part on Krark's Thumb. Only one coin flip is actually "seen" by Chance Encounter

Color_pie14 on Cards That People Underestimate

4 days ago

Thanks to all of you! I am currently looking at the cards you suggested, but I dont quite get how Goblin Game works. I had thought of Krark's Thumb but needed a rules clarification: if you have Krark's Thumb and Chance Encounter out, and you get two won coin flips off of Krark's Thumb, will you get one or two luck counters? My guess is one, but hey, who knows? Im also thinking about Mana Clash, and am deciding if I should put it in my deck. Again, thanks!

Chasmolinker on Cards That People Underestimate

5 days ago

I would say Mana Clash, Game of Chaos, and Fiery Gambit are good Chaos cards. I know you say no artifacts but these become very powerful with Krark's Thumb.

cdkime on Looking for a more creative ...

2 months ago

At five colours, the mana base can be a bit pricey, but if you want to introduce chaos to your game in a non-threatining manner, Karona, False God is an rarely seen, unusual option. She gives you access to all chaos cards, and skirts around the table, happily attacking on each player's turn. I'm sure there are plenty of interesting auras and equipments that trigger on attack/combat damage that would provide a chaosy feel.

If you want a powerful chaos card, Vial Smasher the Fierce can be quite deadly.

You could also consider Krark's Thumb and assorted coin flipping cards if you want some semi-controlled randomness.

chaboki92 on NEED HELP Coin Flip themed ...

3 months ago

// Mishra EDH

// 52 Maindeck// 9 Artifact

Krark's Thumb

Mirror Gallery

Darksteel Forge

Mycosynth Lattice

Crooked Scales

Isochron Scepter

The Chain Veil

Mindslaver

Mirage Mirror

// 11 Creature

Mishra, Artificer Prodigy

Phyrexian Metamorph

Clever Impersonator

Crazed Firecat

Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer

Goblin Bookie

Creepy Doll

Skyclaw Thrash

Volatile Rig

Orcish Captain

Goblin Kaboomist

// 6 Enchantment

Possibility Storm

Planar Chaos

Chance Encounter

Goblin Bomb

Copy Artifact

Impulsive Maneuvers

// 5 Instant

Mystical Tutor

Vampiric Tutor

Radiate

Muddle the Mixture

Whir of Invention

// 1 Land

Inventors' Fair

// 6 Planeswalker

Ral Zarek

Tezzeret the Seeker

Saheeli Rai

Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast

Daretti, Scrap Savant

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

// 14 Sorcery

Game of Chaos

Saheeli's Artistry

Demonic Tutor

Diabolic Tutor

Stitch in Time

Squee's Revenge

Fiery Gambit

Diabolic Revelation

Reshape

Transmute Artifact

Vandalblast

Acquire

Fabricate

Mana Clash

// 2 Sideboard// 1 Artifact

SB: Strionic Resonator

// 1 Creature

SB: Tavern Swindler

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

So I am attempting to build a coin flip edh deck and would love some help. I chose Mishra because I am Possibility Storm's #! fan. I also like the colors R/B/U for this theme. Black can help get my pieces in hand. Anyways the win con idea here had to be original becuase Im a Jimmy player, and casual so no infinite's or anything we have all seen before a million times. The win con so far is Mirror Gallery+Krark's Thumb+Phyrexian Metamorph/Clever Impersonator/etc+Game of Chaos. With Mirror Gallery out I can get two Krark's Thumbs from anything similar to Phyrexian Metamorph. This way when I play Game of Chaos I can flip 4 coins and basically ignore three and choose one each time. This makes my chances 15/16 times I win the flip. Doing the math, Game of Chaos can kill anyone by 6-7 winning flips. As you can see this deck is screwy but that's the point. It's a coin flip deck, and that means there has to be a sense of risk and reward. I welcome all ideas and criticism, so I urge you to just drop down any idea that comes to your mind.

UPDATE- 2/8/18

Upon further tinkering I have added more ways to get multiple Krark's Thumbs by using Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast and/or Saheeli Rai. They can produce more than 2 thumbs possibly and Krark's Thumb is exponential basically with each duplicate. With 2 thumbs when I flip I coin, instead flip four and choose one. So if I have 3 or 4 or (god so help me 5) thumbs what are my odds now and how can this affect my deck? Well I'll show you a couple things in a bit.

Krark's Thumb(s) Growth Data

Thumbs and possible outcomes

0: H v T

1: HT v HH v TH v TT

2: HHHH v HHHT v HHTH v HHTT v HTTT v HTHH v HTHT v HTTH v TTTT v TTTH v TTHH v THHH v THHT v THTH v TTHT v THTT

3: 8 flips and it makes 256 outcomes trust me for now...

BY NOW I hope you see how Krark's unholy thumb is exponential and so a simple way to think about the thumb and how many flips I get is 2 to the power 0 plus X which is equal to the number of thumbs so:

F=2*(0+X) (note: tappedout wont show the normal smybol used for exponent placement so I replaced it with an asterisk please dont get confused and call me dumb)

So if I have no thumbs I only get one flip and if I have 6 thumbs I get 64 flipping flips! Also the number of possibilities is the number of previous possibilities squared. In the example above it shows:

0 thumbs = 1 flips = 2 probabilities

1 thumbs = 2 flips = 4 probabilities

2 thumbs = 4 flips = 16 probabilities

3 thumbs = 8 flips = 256 probabilities

4 thumbs = 16 flips = 65536 probabilities

5 thumbs = 32 flips = 4294967296 probabilities

Having all these thumbs can be used to do possibly the most damage from a nonX spell with Game of Chaos(up to um millions, billions, possibly trillions? I'll do the math in a bit) or with Impulsive Maneuvers no one can damage you and they deal double to each other or you deal double damage to them.

So Game of Chaos doesn't end until a player chooses to end it and not flip again doubling the stakes. This means that the target player and I can have negative life totals and keep on doubling the stakes giving me a possible chance to have an insane amount of life.

UPDATE 2/9/18 - Updated list and would really like suggestions to make the deck's strategy viable. Please overview the list of possible cards and give input into what you think might be optimal or honestly whatever comes to your mind just say it!

TheGoonSyndicate on Melek's Gambling Addiction

4 months ago

Nice build! I recently made a coin deck myself using Arjun, the Shifting Flame as my general so I can find Krark's Thumb quicker. I like your general choice and will try it out.

mortilus on Chaos

4 months ago

You might like Krark's Thumb (or not - there's only about 7 applicable effects, but it really helps those effects, and you could always add more).

DoctorPiccolo on

5 months ago

Needs Krark's Thumb

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