Chain Stasis

Chain Stasis


You may tap or untap target creature. Then that creature's controller may pay (2)(Blue). If the player does, he or she may copy this spell and may choose a new target for that copy.

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Set Rarity
Homelands (HML) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal

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Chain Stasis Discussion

barely_audible_fart on Kaho's Paradox Theory

1 year ago

I'm working on a Kaho deck myself right now (still WIP), and I was looking through other Kaho decks on the site. Here's some recommendations:

  • Chain Stasis . I swear, this little doozy from homelands was *exactly* what I was looking for. You can put this in a Kaho pile, and for 4 mana you can put 2 spells on the stack that both read "untap Kaho". What this means is that without any outside help, no TYE, no Minamo, you can cast 2 distinct spells off Kaho. The permanents do this job better, but Chain Stasis can be tutored as part of a Kaho pile.
  • Nexus of Fate . If you don't want to run it due to price, that's fair. But I can't understate how well this card goes with Kaho. It feels like it was designed for her. You're already running the TYE, just that and Kaho let you infinitely loop Nexus.
  • Siren's Ruse and Stream of Consciousness . The former is a nice cheap bounce spell. The latter doesn't seem that great, but its cheap and if it shuffle another graveyard-shuffle effect then its done its job.

Here's a link to my "deck" right now, I'd appreciate if you'd look over what's there so far.

The Wonders of Minamo Library

Commander / EDH* barely_audible_fart


Snacrifice on Grixis Tap Dancers

2 years ago

Looks neat!

Are you using Garza Zol, Plague Queen for any reason? The new legendary Inalla, Archmage Ritualist is pretty easy to get right now, and taps for effects(and lets you get copies of Trinket Mage and Inspired Sprite to get more draws/artifact search.) Praetor's Grasp is always an amazing card to find something in an opponents deck.

Since you have a combo you want to get out, you might like cards like Whir of Invention, Artificer's Intuition, the more expensive Fabricate to get paradise out, and for getting the Freed from the Real try Drift of Phantasms and Dimir Machinations. You can also run the other transmute's like Dizzy Spell or Clutch of the Undercity etc. to find other things in your deck too.

Racecourse Fury is not especially high on the threat list, so you can have essentially free haste-enable on the cheap.Quicksilver Dagger enables tap+damage+draw a card for cheap. Unscythe, Killer of Kings is a silly card that might find a place.Hematite Talisman and Lapis Lazuli Talisman let you untap other creatures to boot.

I'd lose some of the instant/one-off untaps- they're cheap but only good for one motion, whereas you want to be doing it over and over again. Same with ETB like Breaching Hippocamp. Chain Stasis is fun because you could pay 2 to do it again on another creature, making it 2 - trigger inspired. Tidal Bore can let you get out an extra untap or tap when you're strapped for mana.

Niblis of the Breath and Puppeteer are really good(and are 3-drops for things like phantasm and machination searches), as are Stonybrook Angler.

Thassa's Ire isn't the most mana-effective option but it's a one-drop that lets you do it over and over again as long as you have mana. You also may want something like Fortuitous Find to bring back things. Recurr is always good! :D

Dreno33 on The Falconer!

3 years ago

haven't checked this deck in awhile. if you still play it, you will know how weak Azorius Charm and Chain Stasis is. add some Daze man. they're cheap! i would try to get 4x in there. very good synergy with Stasis so long as you still have 1 land to untap. lets you keep going for at least an additional turn.

djole123 on Immortal Intelligence

4 years ago

My suggestion is to run a few things that can untap your creatures, that way your commander becomes harder to deal with. Cards like Chain Stasis or Jandor's Saddlebags

clayperce on Best. Advent Calendar. Evar.

4 years ago

December 2nd

Cracked a Homelands pack this evening, and the highlight was this spectacular rare (I had to put it in a spoiler so y'all wouldn't hulk-smash your phone or computer or whatever with jealous rage):


We peaked ahead ... tomorrow is Coldsnap, and it's got to be better!