Structural Distortion


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

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Shadows over Innistrad Common

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Structural Distortion


Exile target artifact or land. Structural Distortion deals 2 damage to that permanent's controller.

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Structural Distortion Discussion

clayperce on Infinite Construct (AER)

1 week ago

Finally catching up on comments ...

oblivion234 and ArmyJM07,
Yep. I've been thinking about making a Temur build ever since this post.

Red also has Artifact hate. No more Smash to Smithereens of course, but IMO Destructive Tampering and Release the Gremlins are quite good, and Gremlin Infestation, Structural Distortion, and Ruinous Gremlin have their uses.

Sounds like a fun deck!

Sorry but neither Aqueous Form nor Artful Dodge are legal in Standard. Plus they have the same problems Slip Through Space does, from this post.

Thanks for the kudos. In actual testing (with 4x Crackdown Construct, 3x Key to the City, and 2x Trail of Evidence), I've seen Inventors' Fair in about 70% of my games, and it's triggered in about 30% of those. That's a far cry from "never" :-D

Less than 26 Lands might work, but I started there (based on this list) and have been happy with it so far.

As an aside, at some point I'm going to test a Clue-heavy build, using Mechanized Production (#Protect_Combo_Pieces #Alt_Wincon) and Tamiyo's Journal (#Find_Combo_Pieces). If I do that, I would likely increase the Investigate effects too (e.g., with Erdwal Illuminator and Confirm Suspicions)

Yeah, that could be fun. I figure half the Internet is already trying to break Saheeli and Guardian though, so I'm gonna stick to Crackdown Construct for now. For ideas on what other people are doing, I recommend checking out the Recent Decks section of the Crackdown Construct page.

Thanks everyone!

Xyrael on Poison Rain

4 weeks ago

Fulminator Mage, Terravore, Sowing Salt, Sinkhole, Lava Blister, Ice Storm, Boom/Bust, Crumble to Dust, Deus of Calamity, Structural Distortion, Melt Terrain, From the Ashes, Ruination

Are just some of the great land destruction cards available!

Mudhole might be a good sideboard option.

viperfang4 on Robots and Tentacles

1 month ago

I think you should compare Hedron Archive and Cultivator's Caravan. Structural Distortion is also better than Demolish, but neither are that great and you should look at some other removal or counters. Titan's Presence might be your best creature removal by reveiling Metalwork Colossus (will be colorless and cost less from Herald of Kozilek; Welding Sparks is good here, maybe add this too), while there is not really any good artifact or enchantment removal for you, and the best counter would be Spell Shrivel or Void Shatter (will cost less due to being colorless from devoid as well, 4 more to cast will usually cut it from Spell Shrivel, could get 1 less cmc than Void Shatter here). I don't think you need Lupine Prototype due to not needing that high of a crew cost, but Eldrazi Mimic could crew vehicles and become a 10/10 from Metalwork Colossus which would give it a pseudo-haste (I would replace Eager Construct for this). A weird suggestion that I have is Elder Deep-Fiend. If you crew a vehicle and sac it to emerge, he would cost less, which you can use to either tap down all their creatures for an easy swing or tap all their lands on their upkeep essentially giving you an extra turn. I think he would be really good in the deck. Get rid of Hijack, it's not helping you; Sky Skiff is also not that good. Interesting concept and nice deck though.

Wolfshadowwind on GR ramp eldrazi

1 month ago

Primal druid is a ok creature with out a sac outlet though your relying on your opponent to kill it. Servant of the Conduit can provide you instant mana for at least two turns. If you wanted to run it you could also look at Aether Hub is useable as a waste. So you get the waste or a mana of any color. Crumble to dust is really good but you could side board Structural Distortion if your opponent isn't really running the non basic lands or you find your self having to destroy regular mana and the two damage isn't bad.

IAmTheWraith on The Definition of Mana-Screwed

2 months ago

Snap157 mono-red seems like a good option with things like Structural Distortion

5finga on Mad Burn

3 months ago

I like the concept very much. But I recomand you other creatures. Because they are too weak. I would use Gurmag Angler, Gathan Raiders, Bloodmad Vampire, Kris Mage or Olivia's Dragoon.And in my opinion Structural Distortion has too high costs for your manabase.


Blotterhead on Jeskai Fog

3 months ago

Considering Summary Dismissal on mainboard. Thoughts?

Also, suggestions on sideboard replacement for Structural Distortion? Not working.

Lastly, considering reverting back to Tormenting Voice over Cathartic Reunion. I'm not exactly sure, but I don't seem to usually need to drop two cards and nearly impossible to get out against control since you lose 3 cards if it gets countered. Not sure.

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