Tectonic Instability


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Invasion (INV) Rare

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Tectonic Instability


Whenever a land enters the battlefield, tap all lands its controller controls.

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Tectonic Instability Discussion

bushido_man96 on One card, Two Card, Three Card, None

2 months ago

Have you thought about running Nekusar, the Mindrazer as the commander instead? Underworld Dreams seems like it would fit well in here, maybe in place of something like Sulfuric Vortex, which would hurt you as well as the others, and doesn't seem to really fit with the discard theme. It also doesn't seem like Oversold Cemetery fits, running alongside cards like Bottomless Pit and Planar Void. War's Toll looks good to me, Tectonic Instability does not, as it messes with you, too.

If you really want to reap benefits from cards like Phyrexian Tyranny, run Teferi's Puzzle Box. If you want to really get some more value out of Liliana's Caress and Megrim, give Memory Jar and some other wheel effects a try.

Other creature options to consider are Dread and Archfiend of Depravity.

Hope that helps. It looks like it would be fun to play.

LabManiac_cobblepott on Neheb - Artifact Storm

5 months ago


Depending on the fast mana you open with, there's quite of a lot of variability right now. I've won a number of games T2 and T3, but also had a fair share where Neheb doesn't even make sense to bring out until 'mid' game.

  • Manabarbs - Pings are less about actually hurting opponents and more about generating mana. Thus, you want to be pinging opponents during your turn, not theirs ;)
  • Mana Web - This is conceivable if we add more lockdown (Static Orb, Tectonic Instability, etc). For the moment, that isn't necessary yet.
  • Metalworker - Two things. First, he needs haste to useful. Neheb just needs to be on the field. Second, you will spend a good portion of the game with no hand at all (because you just cast all of it as soon as you get it). So, you won't have artifacts in your hand to trigger him.


  • Aetherflux Reservoir - It's certainly a good finisher, but it doesn't do anything for you the rest of the game. Does it draw cards? Nope. Does it damage opponents? Mostly nope. Do we really need lifegain? Nope. Perhaps under a different configuration it would make sense, but right now it doesn't.

Calliber on M.O.L.D.

6 months ago

Tectonic Instability-It affects all and is easily worked around by tapping lands for mana and then having your land drop. In the end all it does is cause lands to enter tapped for everyone. Plus, has no effect on mana rocks/dorks.

Spreading Algae- Situational on the land being a swamp (I see Urborg) and easily countered by just not tapping the land which would combo well with Tectonic Instability I understand, but more often than not you won't have the combination out.

Goblin Assault- I see you have several other cards that work off of sac'ing a creature, it makes up a small part of the cards and maybe think about eliminating this group. Perilous Forays, Earthblighter...

As for other cuts, consider the ones that affect you as well in terms of land sac's, why sac a land if you don't need to.

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Zo-Zu Hates Your Lands

8 months ago

Mana Web!!! Make it more stax oriented! Tectonic Instability, Goblin Rabblemaster... It could be so cruel.

MagicalHacker on Please? Can I Give You a Free Hug?

11 months ago

Lol by types of hugs, I just meant like different types of ways to group hug, like making everyone draw cards, or giving everyone tokens, etc.

And by unfocused, I just mean that there's not really a clear synergy or a way for you to use the group hugging to your benefit. For example, if you want to group hug by way of giving opponents creatures and buffing up creatures, then you can capitalize on that by playing a lot of pillow fort (the type that protects you without protecting your opponents).

I think that example makes sense, but since your commander cares about drawing cards and helping more lands enter, maybe capitalizing on when opponents/you draw cards and when lands enter would be the best direction. So I was thinking like Consecrated Sphinx, Mind's Eye, and Psychic Possession to get an advantage from helping everyone draw cards, Lifegift and Shattered Angel to get an advantage from helping everyone draw extra cards, and Ankh of Mishra, Tectonic Instability, and Zo-Zu the Punisher to punish opponents for getting extra lands even though I wouldn't run punishing cards in a deck like this.

I do notice a few cards related to triggering when you draw cards, and I think those are fantastic. Three other ones are Horizon Chimera, Moonring Mirror, and Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind.

If you want to abuse those cards, I could suggest a subtheme of wheels, but those arent really group hug cards.

In conclusion, my suggestions regarding focusing the deck are to cut any group hug card that doesn't help your opponents draw cards or get more lands out and add cards that give you advantages when they do that. If you have more room, maybe add more cards that help opponents get more lands out or draw more cards.

the_earl_0f_grey on Monkey Stax

1 year ago

If you're interested in any more stax effects Damping Engine can be fueled entirely by Ragavan once you take the lead, worst case scenario can sacrifice itself. Price of Glory combined with your War's Toll (occasionally Tectonic Instability) will keep counterspells, Cyclonic Rift, and Seedborn Muse at bay. Im sure you've already considered Blood Moon but Planar Chaos is all but forgotten these days and does a fantastic job at keeping spells at bay and Torpor Orb can shut down most things while only stopping your own god and tremors triggers. Kill Switch can shut down artifact heavy metas while also being another method of manipulating your orbs. Portcullis can also be backbreaking in a stax shell. Ragavan can also be used to fuel a Helm of Possession as well.

SomeNerd on FORCED SUICIDE! A 16$ story about tapping!

1 year ago

If you could find a spot to fit in red, Lust for War could be good. Especially if you put it an Seizures on the same creature. Also Tectonic Instability. War's Toll is also of note, but possibly a bit expensive, since your description makes the low cost seem pretty important.

Mana Short or Gulf Squid could also be handy. Gulf Squid isn't as evasive as your other creatures, but it's meant as a tap effect, so you can cut a non-creature spell for it.

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