Throes of Chaos

Throes of Chaos

Sorcery

Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card that costs less. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)

Retrace (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Throes of Chaos Discussion

Azeworai on Radha, The Lands Matter To Me!

3 months ago

Ah, lands. An archetype with which I consider myself quite adroit. I play a Naya version, but Gruul bears the majority of the value.

If you opt for a strategy more anent utility lands, there is a multitude of options that become available.

Inkmoth Nexus can combo superbly well withal Kessig Wolf Run, oft murdering someone on the spot.

Of course, Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage is just another threat for the opponents to answer.

Glacial Chasm has saved me more times than I would care to admit, and Drownyard Temple is fun with sacrifce effects.

Sheltered Thicket is probably just better than an Evolving Wilds.

Sylvan Safekeeper is a little too perfect here. Defend the commander, aggressively costed, and perfidious for the opponents to remove.

I have a lands deck myself, bearing Vital Force and Vivien Reid as splendidly potent engines.

Nissa, Vastwood Seer  Flip is a card that literally never feels bad. It's great at all points of the match.

For assembling your land base, Realms Uncharted carries its weight, Hour of Promise is fantastic evermore, Crop Rotation can be a surprise, Elvish Reclaimer is as powerful as it reads, and Expedition Map is cheap and efficient. Sylvan Scrying is also fine.

Given enow utility lands, Field of the Dead becomes one of the very best cards. You could try snow basics for additional names to support it. This also opens Into the North as a possible ramp spell.

'Tis a little selcouth, but I enjoy Throes of Chaos for decks with many lands, as it makes dead draws less possible.

Cantrips make every deck work! Once Upon a Time is banned and broken, Winding Way grants a refill, and Life from the Loam with a cycling land is an engine by itself, and one quite difficult for anyone to intercede upon. Explore is also effective.

One more interactive spell would be nice. Beast Within does the job.

World Shaper has proven itself with High Market for additional control.

There are some things I'd recommend you ablate:

  1. Yavimaya Elder is overplayed. It's five mana to draw two lands and a card. Unless you can reliably sacrifice it to alternate effects, don't play it.

  2. Skullwinder... Why not Reap or Regrowth? I don't see any effects that care about the body, so you may as well not help the opponents and gain a cheaper casting cost.

  3. Tunneling Geopede is not one I enjoy very much, but I can see its applications in murdering.

  4. Ghirapur Orrery is just too slow. If you need the card draw, run Harmonize. If you need the land drops, try a creature tutor for Azusa. If you are playing lands, the primary goal is assembling an engine and staying ahead of the opposition. Why aid those inimical to your goal?

  5. Nissa's Renewal is so slow! Six-mana?! Come on. You're ramping into seven-drops. Add a Kozilek if you want to do that.

  6. Rites of Flourishing. Tsk tsk. I'd recommend murdering this, but I suppose it earns the graces of the table.

Try fewer lands and more large threats. You have an ungodly amount of ramp yet the only thing reqiring much mana is Radha's second ability. Try some eldrazi, Apex Altisaur does work, Borborygmos Enraged is on theme and always sweet, and fun times is the scariest card on any table, no matter what. Ignore that Teferi. Radha is huge!

Insurrection is oft dispraised, but it ends games a lot of the time. In fact, it has bean so thoroughly unloved by the community as of late that no one expects it. Nice!

The combat package is nice, but it falls apart very quickly to a removal spell. Though, Raking Claws could be fun. :)

In summation, add more angles of attack than voltron, some more card draw would be great, have better ways to spend your mana, and just stick the cheaper ramp. Four mana or less is ideal.

Oh, add some wraths. Blasphemous Act and Ezuri's Predation are each solid. Put them in and don't look back.

Good luck and happy cartography!

lagotripha on

4 months ago

Throes of Chaos from modern horizons is cheap, on colour, and retrace can be meaningful. Just one or two copies will help reliability immensely.

The second thing to plan is sideboard options-budget constrains many standard options sticking you with a more limited set-Faerie Macabre for example.

Gabe_The_Controller on What ledgendaries excited you the …

6 months ago

Yidris has been by far my favorite to brew. It started off with cascade is cool and here's big dumb stuff and then slowly involved into combo/ good stuff. It has been a lot f fun trying out different things with it. I used Throes of Chaos for a bit just because of cascade retrace as the "only" words tickled me.

Also had a lot of fun brewing Locust god. When it was previewed i saw someone comment about skullclamp and ashnod's altar and went from there. The wincon of the deck is the basic locust god win, but the rest of the deck was really whatever i felt like. (I started out by typing draw a card in gatherer and took whatever i liked from there for the first pass of the deck)

These are the two decks that i always look forward to preview season for because i love to keep updating them.

xaarvaxus on Merciless rage needs upgrading

8 months ago

Getting some better lands like Dragonskull Summit and Sulfurous Springs to replace Cinder Barrens and the like is a good place to start.

A couple better mana rocks such as Talisman of Indulgence and Worn Powerstone would also be good additions.

I like the addition of Glint-Horn Buccaneer from you maybeboard as it acts as a discard outlet as well as giving added value to your madness and other discards.

Any flashback Increasing Ambition, retrace Throes of Chaos or dredge cards Shenanigans all work well with the host of discard outlets in the deck. Madness obviously works best but those others are good as well.

theThane on riku of two reflections edh

10 months ago

If you wanna go all-in on the spell copying i have a few things. You need cost reduction, in addition to Electromancer you have Baral, Chief of Cumpleaños , Arcane Melee , Mizzix of the Izmagnus , and Curious Homunculus  Flip for creatures. There're also the Medallion artifacts( Sapphire , Emerald , and Ruby ) and Jace's Sanctum is an enchantment that also has you scry 1 each time you cast an instant or sorcery. You can also look at As Foretold , Throes of Chaos , and Maelstrom Wanderer as ways to get "free" spells so you can use the mana that the spells cost to instead copy them. You're also going to want more mana acceleration so you can cast multiple spells or utilize multiple copy effects the best dorks are Rattleclaw Mystic , BoP , and Sylvan Caryatid and for 2CMC rocks you have the Signets( Izzet , Simic , and Gruul ) and the Talismans ( Creativity , Curiosity , and Impulse ). If you don't want to rely on artifacts for ramp since they don't synergize with Riku Kodama's Reach and Cultivate are pretty much auto-includes for G ramp spells, and Nature's Lore , Farseek , and Skyshroud Claim to get non-basic Forests into play faster, this does mean you'll need more non-basic Forests so you should get Breeding Pool , Stomping Ground , and Sheltered Thicket . Once you have costs down you can focus on the value you get out of your spells an easy way is looking at Twiddle effects like Rewind , Frantic Search , Snap , and Unwind , similar to Peregrine Drake and Palinchron , they untap their costs worth of lands so when you copy them or reduce their costs they start to generate mana. Now that you've generated a stupid amount of mana you need things to do with it so you have Epic Experiment , Expropriate , Time Stretch , and Rishkar's Expertise for value and you can use Fireball , Fall of the Titans , Finale of Devastation , and Electrodominance to just straight up kill people. Additional ways to copy spells are Dualcaster Mage , Dual Casting , Repeated Reverberation , Bonus Round , and Increasing Vengeance and Echo Mage , and some added value effects you can use are Rashmi, Eternities Crafter and Sunbird's Invocation .

Magnanimous on Naya Value

11 months ago

Maybe add Oblivion Ring as a one or two of as just blanket removal against fringe cards. Also Veil of Summer in the sideboard might be useful against control. I don't like Domri that much, he seems slow and requires a lot of creatures or counter-magic from the other side to pay off in my opinion. Boros Charm and Atarka's Command are very aggressive cards that can be fantastic in zoo or burn, but this seems like it wants to play a slower and more reactive game, so you could swap them out for Collected Company / Chord of Calling and more creatures ( Elvish Reclaimer is a personal favorite, but you should probably go with some creatures from Death and Taxes lists). Otherwise, I like the plan of running either many lands (at least 24) and a few Arboreal Grazer type effects or dorks like Noble Hierarch and a slightly lower curve so you can just plan on dumping your hand and then spinning the wheel with Bloodbraid Elf and Throes of Chaos each turn. Cool deck, love Knight of the Reliquary , Throes of Chaos , and the idea of a true naya midrange deck!

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