Erratic Portal

Erratic Portal

Artifact

, : Return target creature to its owner's hand unless its controller pays .

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Erratic Portal Discussion

Seuchenschutz on Animar Crossing

3 months ago

Nice Deck idea. What you need is more card advantage per creature. You could add Glimpse of Nature or Lifecrafter's Bestiary . Some mechanics to bounce your own creatures would be nice too. Like Crystal Shard or Erratic Portal

Negan_Davidson on The Doomscourge

3 months ago

casual_competitive Thank you for the comment. I am glad you like the deck.

KayneMarco: I reccently added Conjurer's Closet to the deck along with some other "black blink" effects. Wound Reflection would speed up the clock, but it really doesn't feel like it would fit in with the deck. I do like Erratic Portal . It would be a great way to protect Kardur and reuse his ETB. Maze of Ith and the other "maze" like effects would actually be a great deterrence if someone clears my board and tries to attack me. Mirage Mirror is a good card, but I don't think it would be a good fit for this deck. It is very situational and requires a good target. I can't target Kardur for his ETB wouldn't happen (and I would have to sac the Mirror). The pingers are a good target, but it would require a mass death to really effect the game.

flyingscottydoesntknow: Do I?...... Holy Kardur! I do! How did I goof like that! Thank you for letting me know! Now I have room for a Maze.

KayneMarco on The Doomscourge

3 months ago

Love it. A rakdos version of my queen marchesa deck. Have a few card ideas that you may want to think about:

  • Conjurer's Closet so you can blink your commander every turn
  • Mirage Mirror so you can copy your geode rager to goad two players. The mirror is one of the most versatile cards in the game. You can use it to copy koskun’s keep, any of your non legendary pingers. There was one time I was playing against an aura shards, I had the mirror in play but no removal of my own to get rid of that aura shards. Realized I could copy the aura shards and cast a creature to blow it up. I can’t praise the mirror enough.
  • Maze of Ith and maybe the other two maze lands. Another target for the mirror to copy.
  • Erratic Portal to bounce any of your critters so you can abuse any of your etb’s
  • Wound Reflection will win you the game faster.

ChaosJester on Michonne Zombie Tribal

3 months ago

I also own a Secret Lair pack of TWD and this is deck helps me to find a starting point to build something with These cards, so thx a lot for sharing your idea. As a Johnny player, I would include a few cards that flicker/bounce your Commander or copy her ability. Conjurer's Closet , Crystal Shard and Erratic Portal come into my mind. Creating more walker tokens is not only flavorful but also interesting as chump blockers!

I also recommend Carrion Feeder because this is a good combo card with your Gravecrawler and Skullclamp .

Furthermore, you need more lands. 31 is way too less for an average cmc of 3. Usually people tend to play at least 35 our 36 lands and 5 or more mana rocks.

impostocaus on Kurter the magnificent recurro the 3rd

4 months ago

king-saprolingi do really like the recommendations like Erratic Portal , Genesis Chamber , & Calculating Lich ... btw that i dident even knew existed and i love it.

Polaris on Can I bounce something to …

5 months ago

No, because Nim Deathmantle is an equipment, not a creature, and Erratic Portal clearly only bounces creatures.

The answer to your main question (Can I return a creature that costs 2 to my hand and discard it to counter Thought Vessel?) is yes. Once Thought Vessel is on the stack, players can respond with any instant speed spells and abilities before it resolves. You can respond to them casting Thought Vessel by activating Erratic Portal to bounce your creature, then once the creature is in your hand discard it to activate Kozilek's counter ability.

Technically you're not holding priority because the active player (your opponent, since it's their turn and something just finished resolving) will get priority after Erratic Portal's ability resolves, but you just wait for them to pass priority and then activate Kozilek. Priority is an important thing for more-complex interactions but it doesn't matter in this scenario; it defines the order that players get to decide whether to do something, but priority has to pass to everyone before something resolves so it doesn't matter too much.

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