Cerebral Vortex

Cerebral Vortex

Instant

Target player draws two cards, then Cerebral Vortex deals damage to that player equal to the number of cards they've drawn this turn.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Cerebral Vortex Discussion

mobizque on $60 Burning Hand

4 months ago

Hardhitta7, you're right. Opt would probably be more consistently competitive. Electrolyze is not worth the cmc.

Opt doesn't really thrill me though. I like a more interactive play style. You got me hunting out something better though.

Cerebral Vortex ! Backs up the Fevered Visions plan.

Strangelove on Storm Fury

7 months ago

+1 Mizuki_Minami!

+1 Crop Rotation... its cheap now! (I also think you should def play +1 Harrow)

+1 Impact Resonance... chunk.

+? Overblaze... more chunk.

+? Cerebral Vortex... maybe?

...more evasion!!!

+1 Lazotep Plating... this is so good!

+1 Sheltering Word... this is gonna gain you like 20+ life

+1 Simic Charm... yes plz

Refuse / Cooperate...

Insidious Will...

...Idk if you wanted to do this or not (it seems like you avoided Increasing Vengeance, etc.)... Idk if you feel like you need them, but just a heads up...

-1 Fling... because the sacrifice is a cost you can't throw Kalamax twice T.T

-1 Ravenous Gigantotherium... so fat... ur tokens step 2 so this is step 3... slow!

-3 Electrostatic Field/Guttersnipe/Murmuring Mystic... idk if I like these... you're not playing for pure storm and these don't trigger off copies.

-1 Hunting Pack... so fat... so slow? Also doesn't trigger off copies.

Rhadamanthus on Cerebral Vortex Targeting

8 months ago

The number will be based on how many cards the other player has drawn. When Cerebral Vortex "deals damage to that player equal to the number of cards they've drawn this turn", it's referring to the "target player" mentioned at the beginning. If the target changes then everything will be based on the new target instead of the old one.

Dingdong153 on Cerebral Vortex Targeting

8 months ago

So if I target myself with Cerebral Vortex and I have drawn 6 cards this turn already, 8 with Cerebral Vortex, and I Wild Ricochet It to another play who has not drawn cards yet, does it hold the 8 damage from targeting me or does it change to how many cards they have drawn this turn. (Thank you for responses and your time)

Monomanamaniac on Brain Getting Too Big

9 months ago

Cards to play: Psychosis Crawler which will reward you for drawing by dealing damage. Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted is the better ob nixilis for this deck. Whispering Madness, Dark Deal, Reforge the Soul, Magus of the Wheel, Incendiary Command, Wheel of Fate, Time Reversal, Echo of Eons are all wheel effects that make your opponents suddenly draw a ton of cards that will then let you deal damage to everyone. Prosperity Will have everyone drawing equally. Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Arcane Signet are decent mana rocks you're missing. Arcane Denial counters a spell and lets them draw and replaces itself. Stormfist Crusader howling mine effect but punishes at the same time.

Cards to take out. Pillage Very inefficient. Quest for Ancient Secrets Very slow. Sadistic Sacrament not really what this deck is truly wanting to do. Shrieking Affliction 99/100 games your opponents will have more than 1 card in hand. Darksteel Plate just too expensive to be good for this deck. Ob Nixilis Reignited not as good as the other ob nixilis. Cerebral Vortex not usually going to deal massive damage and only damages 1 opponent. Painful Quandary I like this card and probably wouldn't get rid of it, but your opponents will usually have the card to discard. Crawlspace not really going with your overall game plan, it does slow your opponents down,but not by enough. Nin, the Pain Artist it's a lot of mana to sink into an effect like this. Curse of Fool's Wisdom only targets 1 player, it's really too limited. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell a lot of your debate sources are black, this is decent with your commander but not much else. Reverberate I didn't see a huge number of decent targets forthis spell and it doesn't do a whole lot of good. Darksteel Ingot I don't personally like seeing 3 cost mana ramp, I'd suggest replacing it with a signet.

I would like to say that I really like your deck, it's an interesting take on an interesting commander. This is meant to be constructive and all with the best intentions.

ClockworkSwordfish on Nekusar, The Mindrazer

1 year ago

Are you sure about Whispering Madness? You're so low on creatures (which makes Nekusar more of a target, by the way) that I feel you could often not have a target to encode it on. You could run something else that doubles down like Cerebral Vortex, Fevered Visions, Stormfist Crusader or Runeflare Trap.

And since you're so creature-light, what do you think of Breathstealer's Crypt? Too rude?

sac_ld on Hoot Hoot

1 year ago

Might I suggest Cerebral Vortex

ocannon on Eureka, A Combo!

1 year ago

No prob! I've never actually seen Distant Memories before, I might have to pick up a couple! Seems like it would be really fun and political. And that makes sense about being hesitant to cut the cards that trigger your commander. I'd think about cutting Galvanoth, I always try to play him but 5 mana for a creature that the odds are wont get a good trigger your next upkeep isnt worth it imo. ALso Izzet Chronarch, or Archaeomancer if you want to keep the izzet colours. Chemister's Trick, Charisma, Grip of Amnesia (for a better counterspell such as Counterflux), Cerebral Vortex, Nivix Guildmage, Arcane Melee, Thoughtflare. Also not sure how you take advantage of Aetherflux Reservoir? Maybe a cut.

Some cards that you might want to consider swapping your izzet creatures for are: Double Negative, Essence Backlash, Expansion / Explosion, Ionize, Magefire Wings, Suffocating Blast. Have fun brewing! I've definitely been doing alot of it over the last couple weeks haha

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