Calibrated Blast

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Calibrated Blast


Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a nonland card. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in a random order. When you reveal a nonland card this way, this deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost/mana value to target creature, player or planeswalker.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile this.)

jdogz32 on cali blast

3 months ago

I really like this deck. It's almost crazy. I don't like however that your required to play 2x calibrated blasts for the win. I also don't like that 16 cards in this deck are dead draws with the bulk being land. I'd switch the deck concept up a little bit by adding Unmarked Grave followed by a Noxious Revival this way you can build an actual deck and still pull of a Calibrated Blast combo finish for the win.

Rhadamanthus on I recently heard that we …

6 months ago

The reflexive trigger creates a separate triggered ability that goes onto the stack independent of the ability that created it and follows all the normal rules for how to handle triggered abilities, including choosing targets, making responses etc. For each of those examples, the target is chosen when the reflexive trigger is put onto the stack.

There are different reasons for an effect to use a reflexive trigger.

  • For Calibrated Blast, it's to make the card easier to use effectively and reduce feel-bads (it's a big oof to hit 5 on Erratic Explosion when you just targeted a 2/2 to be safe)
  • If Heart-Piercer Manticore or Grist, the Hunger Tide used an "if you do" then you'd choose the target right away but your opponent would have to decide on their response before you decided whether or not to sacrifice anything
  • If they wanted to make the sacrifice mandatory for Grist, it would need to say "As an additional cost to activate this ability..." due to the way loyalty abilities are templated, so the reflexive trigger here also saves words/space

Delphen7 on I recently heard that we …

6 months ago

Rhadamanthus Where I get hung up is reflexive triggers. Grist, the Hunger Tide, Calibrated Blast, Heart-Piercer Manticore etc.

We only choose targets after the first part happens (I think), but can the opponent know that info before responding to it? The common practice I see, especially with Grist, is they'll choose targets immediately and sac a creature, but then the owner will protect the targeted creature.

Kazierts on Greater Rotwurm

1 year ago

So... You're telling me that, if my opponent shocked themselves with any shockland, this would be a kill with Calibrated Blast? Hmmmm...