Expansion / Explosion

Expansion / Explosion

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Expansion

Copy target instant or sorcery spell with converted mana cost 4 or less. You may choose new targets for the copy.


Explosion

Explosion deals X damage to target creature, player or planeswalker. Target player draws X cards.

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

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Expansion / Explosion Discussion

FatherMcHealy89 on Galazeth's Hoard

4 days ago

Trade Hypersonic Dragon for Goldspan Dragon , and Farideh, Devil's Chosen for Jhoira's Familiar Good treasure tribal cards are Xorn and Dockside Extortionist

You will have a lot of mana sitting around from Galazeth Prismari turning your artifacts into Arcane Signet , you can look into using X spells as win conditions like Earthquake , Fault Line , Finale of Revelation , Expansion / Explosion , Comet Storm , Blue Sun's Zenith , and just generally good spells like Omniscience .

Saheeli's Artistry and Invoke the Firemind are good options for trade ins depending on if you're looking to win through spell slinging over combat tricks.

FatherMcHealy89 on Galazeth's Hoard

4 days ago

Trade Hypersonic Dragon for Goldspan Dragon , and Farideh, Devil's Chosen for Jhoira's Familiar Good treasure tribal cards are Xorn and Dockside Extortionist

You will have a lot of mana sitting around from Galazeth Prismari turning your artifacts into Arcane Signet , you can look into using X spells as win conditions like Earthquake , Fault Line , Finale of Revelation , Expansion / Explosion , Comet Storm , Blue Sun's Zenith , and just generally good spells like Omniscience .

Saheeli's Artistry and Invoke the Firemind are good options for trade ins depending on if you're looking to win through spell slinging over combat tricks.

multimedia on Infinite Kalamax

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget upgrades for the precon. Kalamax is sure fun when playing him with combos in mind.

You cut Twinning Staff from your upgrade? Staff is very good with Kalamax because Kalamax's copy ability triggers it. Staff is busted with Kalamax and a Fork such as Reverberate which is a great upgrade you've made. Kalamax + Reverberate puts infinite counters on Kalamax and if you copied an opponent's spell first such as Cultivate with Reverberate then you can resolve two copies of Cultivate. Adding Twinning Staff takes this interaction to whole other level because you can make as many copies of Cultivate as you want even infinite copies and resolve them.

Twinning Staff has interaction with Narset's Reversal which is another great upgrade you've made. With Staff each time Reversal is copied it makes two more copies and these copies can copy each other on the stack to put infinite counters on Kalamax. Just Reversal + Kalamax is very powerful, but this interaction can't put infinite counters on Kalamax only three counters. It's not infinite with Reversal unless you can make another copy of a copy of Reversal. Staff makes additional copies of Reversal.

Soul's Fire is a good budget win condition after getting infinite counters on Kalamax because it will infinite burn two opponents. With Twinning Staff copying Fire after Kalamax copies it you can infinite burn three different opponents.

Expansion / Explosion is another budget Fork. Consider cutting a few creatures and enchantments to add these three cards?


Kalamax can take real advantage of instant Forks and also just as much with low CMC instants that draw.

These instants help to keep your hand full of instants to have more of them to cast on your opponent's turns. Consider cutting a few creatures and enchantments to add these draw spells?

Good luck with your deck.

Hardhitta7 on

2 months ago

I’m not too familiar with this precon but I’ll try to give some advice.

There are a few cards that are a bit weak, like Expedition Diviner and Unsummon . I’m also not a big fan of Rousing Refrain , but that really depends on how long your games are lasting.

Cards you could add, Aminatou's Augury is sweet and super fun to copy. Culmination of Studies could be good here. Melek, Izzet Paragon is pretty good and can be your commander if you wanna switch it up. Solve the Equation is a good tutor that’s not too expensive.

There’s also some sub-par cards you could swap out for better versions. Gadwick, the Wizened would be better as Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , or Expansion / Explosion since they can be copied and trigger your commander.

Spectacle Mage would be better as Baral, Chief of Compliance since it can make any spell cheaper plus the other ability can come in handy.

Also I don’t think the two Storm cards are very good here since your trying to cast big spells and not multiple spells in a turn.

If you wanna make more tokens you could include Murmuring Mystic . And if you added that I would suggest one of my favorite cards, even though it’s not that good, Dragonshift .

Clone Legion is fun to copy as well.

Either way, I like the deck, good luck with it!

multimedia on Kalamax Kopy

2 months ago

Hey, some advice to help to lower the mana curve is to consolidate all the six, five and four CMC cards. Choose the better ones and cut the others for lower CMC instants. An example for each is choose two of the better cards here.

Counting Kalamax there's 19 four drops here, which is a lot and this many is making the mana curve higher. Of these four drops the better ones are: Kalamax, Wilderness Reclamation , Rashmi, Eternities Crafter , Primal Amulet  Flip, Murmuring Mystic , Spark Double and Chemister's Insight . The others or at least half of the rest could be cut for lower CMC instants to reduce the mana curve.

If adding Reclaim + Regrowth then you don't really need any of the other higher CMC cards that can recur cards from your graveyard such as Surreal Memoir , Goblin Dark-Dwellers , Charmbreaker Devils , etc. These and others could be cut to help to reduce the mana curve. Solve the Equation is an excellent budget card with Kalamax since it can tutor for any instant or sorcery. It could replace a high CMC card since it can tutor the best instant in your deck. Equation and Regrowth are very good with Narset's Reversal since they're sorceries can repeatedly cast/copy with Reversal on your turns.


More ways to lower the mana curve is adding more low CMC instants that draw. This draw is fine without Kalamax and then after you control Kalamax equals a lot of draw for low mana cost. The low mana cost to amount of draw lets you potentially cast more instants on opponent's turns. To give you a better idea what I mean these are some greater than to less than card examples of potential changes to consider.

Other ideas are some low CMC instants that draw that also give Kalamax evasion, letting him more easily do combat damage to a player when he attacks. The drawback these spells have is you want to cast them on your turn since it's not ideal to cast them on an opponent's turn because then you won't get the evasion benefits for attacking.

Unleash Fury doesn't draw, but it can be a one instant kill spell with Kalamax for two mana. Doing 21 Commander damage to an opponent who didn't block Kalamax, but only if Kalamax has starting 5 or more power. Cast Fury, copy it with Kalamax which puts a counter on attacking tapped Kalamax giving him 6 power. The copy of Fury doubles the 6 power to 12 power and the original Fury doubles the 12 power to 24 power.

With Kalamax a Fork such as Expansion / Explosion is a like a supercharged Unleash Fury . Expansion can give tapped Kalamax infinite power with +1/+1 counters that stay on Kalamax as well as other value.

I offer more advice in another comment about how you could add more complexity to your deck with Forks.

IsThisWolfe on Veyran and Zada, Bestest of Friends

2 months ago

BrassLord, this deck is going to be my lower power level deck so I’m not trying to run too many combos

Yeah the goblin tutors would be pretty good considering some of the more impactful creatures are goblins, I’m still considering adding them but making cuts at this point is hard.

Expansion / Explosion : will def replace Reverberate with this.

God-Eternal Kefnet : will try and find a spot for this, I was considering it before but didn’t realized it said to cast the copy instead of just copying. That will make it work with Zada and like you said pairs really well.

Thanks for the feedback!

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