Through the Breach


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) None
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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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.)

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Through the Breach Discussion

ThoAlmighty on Sunbird's Shoal

6 days ago

The reason I'm trying to use Sunbird's Invocation is partly because I've never seen it done before, but slamming a T4 one with the help of Overgrowth, or even T3 with Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl, seems absurdly strong. While there are other ways to cheat on CMC, Shoals seem the most consistent, and being able to gain 15 life or redirect up to 15 damage in a pinch isn't bad either. But what makes SI so strong is that you don't need the shoal to resolve, and if I'm hitting eldrazi (I was thinking Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger) I get immediate cast value, and a Kozilek might just draw me into doing it again. It seems insanely explosive at it's best and merely slow at it's worst. Slow can be a death sentence in modern, but I think it's still feasible. I think Elvish Piper and Through the Breach are too easy to interrupt. Yeah, I get hosed by Grafdigger's Cage but most people are running Relic instead of it. I like the idea of having early control pieces once I've played my elves and birds, Trinisphere seems good there.

I'm putting together a list, that I'll link here soon. Anyway, thank you all for your suggestions, I'll try and get back to all of you when I have time!

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Sunbird's Shoal

6 days ago

SIShoal something along those lines?

With big dudes, I think Through the Breach is a must.

Boza on Show and Tell in Modern???

1 week ago

The main difference between this and show and tell in legacy is that you can only play a creature with it. You cannot go Omniscience into emrakul and get its cast bonus (though putting emrakul in at instant speed is pretty much the same). Or Omniscience and cast brainstorm or jace or any other draw spell to find the necessary fininsher.

Adding the free spell on top of everything else also takes the card requirement up to 3 total cards to combo off.

As a secondary plan, I would simply add 4 Through the Breach instead of the goryo's vengeance idea and go into red/blue, to emulate Sneak Attack in modern.

Flooremoji on The affects of and investment ...

4 weeks ago

Lol, I feel the same way about packs, but it is really tempting. WoTC said that they would be about $10, but I think the stores will sell them for $15-$20.

According to MTGGoldfish, the non special Through the Breach is already cheaper then the original Kamigawa one. I think that this will be an exception, because of the limited amount of copy's.

NapoleonBonaparte on Let's Discuss: Why is Emrakul ...

1 month ago

The EDH banlist is managed quite frankly buy a few people who mostly take their own playgroup and preferences into consideration.

Despite popular belief, EDH is a CASUAL format. Make your own rules and banlist, find what works for your playgroup and just have fun. You wont get into trouble nor will it affect anyone other than yourself. So please just have fun in EDH because the banlist is irrelevant .

In modern, like many people mentioned, she is a combo piece and its mostly a one-two punch with Through the Breach or something similar. Its like any other combo in modern, stop it or die.

Keep in mind I have very strong opinions about EDH and the "banlist". Magic is about having fun, so have fun.

Boza on Let's Discuss: Why is Emrakul ...

1 month ago

Emrakul is never really cast for her full mana cost in Modern or Legacy - it is cheated out. Through the Breach, Show and Tell into Omniscience... even then, it does not win the game on its own.

landofMordor on Ultimate box toppers

1 month ago

Anyone else notice that W had no (mono-colored) box-topper promos? lol.

It looks like they're gonna have some high-quality reprints. I love the new art on Through the Breach and Tasigur and Bitterblossom -- and even the originals were pretty great!

I'm also hoping they'll print this in large enough quantities to drop the prices on some of the commons and uncommons, so I can pick up some Finks on the cheap (: but that price tag makes me wonder...

BeauVacDraft on GrishoalBrand2018

1 month ago

How the deck works: We utilize discard outlets like Faithless Looting and Cathartic Reunion to dig deep and discard key cards like Griselbrand so we can reanimate as early as t2. Here is the main combo line

Combo 1:

Faithless Looting to discard Griselbrand and use Goryo's Vengeance to reanimate. Once Griselbrand is out I usually swing first then trigger his ability twice. You then chain Nourishing Shoal + Worldspine Wurm to gain 11 life for FREE! Trigger more Griselbrand activations. Once we start to have about 20-25 cards in hand we look to Nourishing Shoal + Worldspine Wurm + SPLICE INTO THE ARCANE Desperate Ritual This nets us 1 free red mana. Rinse and repeat lifegain draw and Desperate Ritual until we have the key pieces to end the game.

End the game 1: We want to have at least 5 mana from all the Desperate Ritual and Simian Spirit Guide we have used to cast Through the Breach + Borborygmos Enraged. At this point I've usually drawn 30+ cards on my turn and using Borborygmos Enraged we discard all the lands we drew to kill our opponent.

Combo 2: We get into situations where we've used Simian Spirit Guide before hand and only have 1 or 2 left. Sometimes we also run short on mana and can't cast Through the Breach. The other line to compensate is to net up 3 red mana and then cast Manamorphose to get 1 black mana. Use 1 of your 2 remaning red to cast Faithless Looting to discard Borborygmos Enraged. We then target him with Goryo's Vengeance with our remaining 1 red and 1 black.

Combo 3: Vs Graveyard hate you'll find yourself trying to go into late game and casting Through the Breach + Griselbrand on your oppoenent's end step (preferably) this allows us to keep Griselbrand until OUR end step so we can combo with all our mana up and ready to be used.

Combo 4: This one is not really a combo but more the classic Through the Breach + Worldspine Wurm. This is honestly a very deadly play and since we can smash them for 15 dmg trample it brings them within lethal range for next turn. The bonus and reason Grishoalbrand runs Worldspine Wurm and not Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is that we get 3 5/5 Wurm tokens when we sacrifice Worldspine Wurm to Through the Breach. That and we need the Wurm for Nourishing Shoal.

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