Word of Seizing

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Commander 2015 Rare
Commander 2014 Rare
Time Spiral Rare

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Word of Seizing

Instant

Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.)

Untap target permanent and gain control of it until end of turn. It gains haste until end of turn.

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Word of Seizing Discussion

TheRedGoat on Horror, Carnage, and Annihilation. All are Rakdos.

2 weeks ago

Hmm, I'm a little sad to realize that you can't copy Word of Seizing, but are you still interested in that kind of interaction? I do believe that if you have boots on a creature then they are considered "unable to be targeted" in regards to Radiate, so you could still get away with using Fissure with it and not lose your commander maybe?

Pheardemons on Horror, Carnage, and Annihilation. All are Rakdos.

3 weeks ago

Also, TheRedGoat Radiate + Word of Seizing doesn't work the way you want it to. Because of Split second none of the copies can go on the stack.

TheRedGoat on Horror, Carnage, and Annihilation. All are Rakdos.

3 weeks ago

Pretty dark premise you've got here. I'll admit to being the type that wouldn't really have fun against this type of deck, but I can respect the amount of power this would hold over the board.

So saying though, I wonder if you've looked into cards like Traitorous Blood, or similar cards, that would let you take your opponent's stuff before you swing with Rakdos, thus letting you sacrifice their cards in response to his attack trigger, and making them have less options when sacrificing to the commander's damage trigger. Something I've realized that is a really dirty combo within red is Radiate + Word of Seizing to take literally everything from everyone. Doing so might render the damage trigger unnecessary, but I doubt that would be what everyone else cares about at that time eh? Bonus points if you did this in response to what would have been a one sided board wipe.

Also, last idea suggestion; Obsidian Fireheart for a mana sink?

MegaMatt13 on Sharing is Caring

1 month ago

Oh... Word of Seizing and Insidious Will are also great for their flexibility

Holtzman on Cry, Havoc!, and let slip the Gobs of war

2 months ago

@MunchingAberration I started a list like that. Doublestrike and Menace value was the focus.

Assassin and Sharpshooter are higher cmc than I'd want to pay for in this deck.

Rogue's Passage is an auto-include. I'd add Kher Keep but I really need to hit on turn 2.

I like Widespread Panic I will add it . A friend has a Captain Sisay deck that this would annihilate. And it does surprisingly good against green too. All that land Search. Only drawback is Stranglehold nonbo, but there are no tutors so chances of getting both and having nothing else to play is slim.

Planar Chaos seems like a good chaos card. But it's really just a Red control card. I don't like cards that just stop/slow the game.

I LOVE Grip of Chaos but 6 cmc is really steep for this deck. I'm even considering taking Caged Sun out for that same reason.

Price of Glory is good, but War's Toll and Possibility Storm fill the same role and I prefer them.

I see the value of Word of Seizing. Grabbing their piece split second and stopping them for a turn sounds like an awesome play, but I don't foresee that opportunity presenting itself often enough to include it. Though i do think an Insurrection theme'd Grenzo deck would also be totally legit.

Thank you for the Input.

Holtzman on Cry, Havoc!, and let slip the Gobs of war

2 months ago

@MunchingAberration I started a list like that. Doublestrike and Menace value was the focus.

Assassin and Sharpshooter are higher cmc than I'd want to pay for in this deck.

Rogue's Passage is an auto-include. I'd add Kher Keep but I really need to hit on turn 2.

I like Widespread Panic I will add it . A friend has a Captain Sisay deck that this would annihilate. And it does surprisingly good against green too. All that land Search. Only drawback is Stranglehold nonbo, but there are no tutors so chances of getting both and having nothing else to play is slim.

Planar Chaos seems like a good chaos card. But it's really just a Red control card. I don't like cards that just stop/slow the game.

I LOVE Grip of Chaos but 6 cmc is really steep for this deck. I'm even considering taking Caged Sun out for that same reason.

Price of Glory is good, but War's Toll and Possibility Storm fill the same role and I prefer them.

I see the value of Word of Seizing. Grabbing their piece split second and stopping them for a turn sounds like an awesome play, but I don't foresee that opportunity presenting itself often enough to include it. Though i do think an Insurrection theme'd Grenzo deck would also be totally legit.

Thank you for the Input.

MunchingAberration on Cry, Havoc!, and let slip the Gobs of war

2 months ago

Hey, been tinkering with Grenzo myself recently, but I already had a goblin tribal deck so I tried more general tokens/synergistic stuff, because I also wanted to exile +6 cards :) Here's a link: Mono-Red Grenzo Beats. So far my favorite effects are things that make more dudes on attack; i.e. Hanweir Garrison, Kari Zev, Skyship Raider, and Captain's Claws.

If you wanted to focus on goblins, Goblin Assassin and Goblin Sharpshooter have never let me down for some creature removal.

Utility lands might help, particularly Rogue's Passage/Kher Keep if you're consistently dumping your hand (mana sinks rock).

Finally, if you just want more hate for combo decks, I'd suggest Widespread Panic, Planar Chaos, Grip of Chaos and maybe Price of Glory, depending on how many annoying instants are in your meta. Word of Seizing is also a nightmare for combo, because split second can stop a combo in its tracks.

Adamaro on Zirilan of the dragons

4 months ago

Spinerock Knoll hasn't been working that great for me in the past actually. I found many occasions where I needed the mana elsewhere or didn't want to use the dragon to attack I.E. Thunder Dragon in response to someone's Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker & Zealous Conscripts or Worldgorger Dragon in response to Wrath of God (or like effects).

At the end of my last opponent's turn I can use Zirilan to fetch a dragon like Scourge of the Throne, this would allow me to keep it until the end of my turn. Then I usually beat face for 12-13 damage and tutor up a Knollspine Dragon and generally run into Reliquary Tower or a way to keep my dragons safe from exile.

My goblins play a huge key role too. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker combined with Sundial of the Infinite is pretty nuts. Tutors are few and far between in red, so I chose Goblin Matron to either help me recover my board state with Goblin Welder or increase my winning potential with kiki.

My 2 theft effects are very important in my meta. Word of Seizing grabs an Auriok Salvagers who is about to recur Lion's Eye Diamond or an Avacyn, Angel of Hope in response to a board wipe. (just some examples). They also work as creature removal with the amount of sacrifice effects I run, and the "word" can't be countered.

I am considering cutting Solemn Simulacrum for Metalworker or Gauntlet of Might. Since I have neither yet he's forced into the spot.

I did just order a Scroll Rack, which now needs an immediate spot for its incredible synergy in the deck.

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