Expansion / Explosion

Expansion / Explosion



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


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Arena Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Legacy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Block Constructed Legal

Expansion / Explosion occurrence in decks from the last year

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Expansion / Explosion Discussion

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on Can Increasing Vengeance copy a …

2 weeks ago

Yes that works as far as I know. Another card you could use for this loop is Expansion / Explosion

Driemer84 on Kykar's Thousand Paper Cuts

2 weeks ago

I’ve considered throwing in Expansion / Explosion or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries because I’ve had opponents gain infinite life against me and I can’t win when that happens. Either of the mentioned cards wins off Mana Echoes/clamp/top when I can draw out my deck and fire off a big enough explosion to deck an opponent or trigger Jace.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

4 weeks ago

Sorry for the absence. I’ve been very busy lately.

Metachemist and rkjunior, thank you, that is exactly what I needed to hear. I’ll stick with Expansion / Explosion due to the flexibility it provides.

AR25V, thanks for the suggestion. I never look at those two together. I’ll keep that in mind. I have to see if it outweighs my distaste for giving my opponents value as well.

unwucht, I still like Prime Speaker Zegana a lot. She was a devastating drop in my old Omnath, Locus of the Roil deck. With that being said, I’d still very much so like to add her, I just need to find a different cut. Which is now getting harder since I want to make room for Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, but it most likely will swap with Spark Double. As for 6CMC cards, I do tend to cast them often enough in a single match, most specifically Ancient Greenwarden.

rkjunior, agreed, Gaea's Cradle and Scute Swarm is ridiculous together. We can get out so many of our big guns that way.

unwucht on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 month ago

Starsky2814 Zegana seems to provide massive utility, especially with Emiel's bounce effects. I personally used Expansion / Explosion a few times with satisfying results.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 month ago

Metachemist, rkjunior, unwucht, how are we still feeling about Expansion / Explosion? I’m leaning towards replacing it with Prime Speaker Zegana.

Explosion seems too costly for effectively damaging a target/drawing. How often are we using Expansion for extra protection/counter? Most times when I have it in hand I sit on it or when I’m in need for the draw, I’m only getting 3 off of it in most situations. It’s all hard for me to judge the card properly since I have yet to play against anyone for over a month.

Pros to adding Zegana, would be that she has the potential to be massive on etb, which draws us quite a bit and the draw can be abused with flicker effects. Easily tutorable and most likely a draw effect I’d rather have in a pinch in comparison.

Cons to Zegana, is of course instant removal of our largest creature in response to casting. Thus giving us a weenie and poor draw.

I’m hoping someone can argue why it’s more beneficial to have Expansion / Explosion.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 month ago

As much as it pains me, I might have to go with Armageddon. Sucks, especially since I wanted MLD to be a sub theme in the deck. But, I just can’t really afford to cut another draw card and fall into the “lack of” problem again. Plus, Expansion / Explosion at least can serve as a copy counter card if need be.

Arzais on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

1 month ago

Expansion / Explosion or Armageddon are cards I would consider optional enough to cut!

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