|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP)||Mythic Rare|
|Ultimate Masters (UMA)||Rare|
|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||None|
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Through the Breach
Instant — Arcane
You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Sacrifice that creature at the beginning of the next end step.
Splice onto Arcane (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)
Through the Breach Discussion
2 weeks ago
If you are going to play it in temur with ramp, jam some Worldspine Wurm and Through the Breach for a more reliable combo. Hitting wurm is normally enough to win, while more combo lines drastically increases the deck's resilience.
There are RUG combo lists out there, its just that all of the variations struggle with interaction for one reason or another.
2 months ago
: i don't understand how people can look at an effect like this and say "it effectively costs...". 9 mana to cast is 9 mana to cast regardless of how many lands it untaps upon entering. to me, something that "effectively costs 6" is something that can actually be cast with 6 lands. this card "effectively costs" 9, but refunds 3 mana. thats not the same as "costing 6". and the cmc definitely matters. after a certain point, a high cmc just makes cards unplayable in certain formats. the only way to reliably get those cards into play is to "cheat" them into play with things like Through the Breach , and at that point they're competing directly against Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and other eldrazi titans, and possibly Griselbrand
2 months ago
i don't understand how people can look at an effect like this and say "it effectively costs...". 9 mana to cast is 9 mana to cast regardless of how many lands it untaps upon entering. to me, something that "effectively costs 6" is something that can actually be cast with 6 lands. this card "effectively costs" 9, but refunds 3 mana. thats not the same as "costing 6". and the cmc definitely matters. after a certain point, a high cmc just makes cards unplayable in certain formats. the only way to reliably get those cards into play is to "cheat" them into play with things like Through the Breach , and at that point they're competing directly against Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and other eldrazi titans, and possibly Griselbrand .
2 months ago
For those who don't know the combo.
Turn 1 land neonate pass.
Turn 2 land or exile Simian spirit guide, sac neonate discard Griselbrand , reanimate with goryo.
Pay 7 draw 7. Pay 7 draw 7. Cast Nourishing Shoal exiling Ghalta, Primal Hunger . Keep paying 7 until u have enough Simian Spirit Guide and Desperate Ritual in hand to cast Through the Breach or a discard outlet and Manamorphose to get black mana for another goryos, reanimating Borborygmos Enraged .
Discard all lands in hand, win.
2 months ago
ToolmasterOfBrainerd well she is not Emrakul but I lack 2 more copies of Emmy. This is a temporary placeholder.
3 months ago
The first places I'm going to test this:
1. Delver: we all know it's going to take another Treasure Cruise to make modern delver real
2. Soulherder + Stonehorn Dignitary
3. Some ridiculous zoo deck with goyfs and probably Mishra's Bauble and way too few lands
3.5: some kiln fiend deck or prowess of some kind that also plays way too few lands
4. Assault Formation decks: dont judge me. I've got a long history with doran
6. Freed from the Real combo
7. Kiki decks?
8. 8-whack. Seems sweet
10. Through the Breach /raze-boar decks
11. GW Value-town?! I'd love to see it come back
And since it looks like I'm stretching I want to end this with where i think we wont see it:
1. Tron: it misses planeswalkers and artifacts. Instant deal-breaker
2. Elves. They got searching on lock, though the Land Grant mode could come in handy
3. Neoform: it doesnt fit their playstyle, they go off much more like a legacy Belcher deck and a top 5 cards cantrip wont save many of their openers
4. Stoneblade: while turn 1 find a hierarch and play it be an awesome opening line,
The midrange uses of this card are pretty low powerlevel.
5. Crazy 5-color shenanigans: I dont think this will be enough to break some crazy ridiculous manabase deck or fragile combo deck.
cough (jeskai ascendancy) cough
6. Puresteel: drawing one of these during the beginning of the combo when you're still able to fizzle seems backbreaking, so maybe as a <2 of?
So naturally, the card is probably going to completely revolutionize one of those decks
3 months ago
Noa on Vamp Helix
4 months ago
My bad match ups have been 8 Wack Zoo (or any creature deck that fast), 2 card combo (like Ad Nauseam / Through the Breach ), and even though I haven't faced it yet, Tron. Cabal Therapist might be good against combo and tron, but discard is quite bad in modern right now. Particularly against Hogaak and Phoenix, as they're trying to get cards in their graveyard. It's also not a vampire, so it doesn't benefit from Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord . Plus 1 toughness isn't great against Wrenn and Six .
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is there to help me stabilise against creature decks and stop sacrifice based combos ( Carrion Feeder + Gravecrawler in Hogaak, Kitchen Finks + sac outlet + no -1/-1 counter card in Coco, etc). Plus it's a vampire. However he's not a must in the sideboard, I've just found the need to have a few more non-graveyard based threats in some match ups.
There is an argument for taking out Wear / Tear , as Stony Silence might be better. It's more useful against Tron and I lost to Goblin Charbelcher last night, not that I'm expecting to see that deck often!
Long story short, I don't think there's anything I'd take out for Cabal Therapist . It's not amazing in the meta at the moment, and doesn't put on a lot of pressure. If I were to put it in, what would you suggest I remove?
Through the Breach occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.07%