Grip of Chaos

Grip of Chaos


Whenever a spell or ability is put onto the stack, if it has a single target, reselect its target at random. (Select from among all legal targets.)

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Set Rarity
Scourge (SCG) Rare

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

Grip of Chaos occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Grip of Chaos Discussion

Tylord2894 on Does Grip of Chaos stop ...

3 days ago

Neither Posibility Storm nor Grip of Chaos stop Zada. So, you will be able to copy your Crimson Wisps with Zada. You can do this without stack your triggers in a specific way.

First, the Grip of Chaos trigger will go on the stack at the same time as Zada's triggers (shortly after you cast a spell that targets them). Like with your Possibility Storm example, you can order the triggers so that Zada's trigger resolves first. In this case, when the Zada trigger resolves, there will be a bunch of Grip triggers since several spells were put onto the stack. Normally, things don't trigger when you copy a spell, but Grip triggers when a spell is put onto the stack.

Now, why don't you need to worry about stacking the triggers? For starters, Zada's trigger doesn't target that spell that targets Zada, so it won't fizzle. Also, there is no "intervening if" clause in Zada's trigger (i.e. it isn't written "when you cast a spell, if it only targets Zada, ..."), so it won't check to make sure the spell is still targeting Zada when the trigger resolves (which is important for the Grip situation). Lastly, Zada's trigger functions a lot like the Storm trigger on cards like Grapeshot. Even if the original spell ceases to exist, the trigger "remembers" the traits of the original spell and makes its copies. Zada's trigger will do that too, so you don't have to stack the Possibility Storm trigger to resolve after the Zada trigger.

Hope this helps!!

Gidgetimer on Does Grip of Chaos stop ...

3 days ago

Grip of Chaos, Possibility Storm, and Zada, Hedron Grinder will all trigger from the same event when you target Zada. No matter how you stack the triggers you will always get the copies from Zada's ability.

ThePoisonMuse on Does Grip of Chaos stop ...

3 days ago

When you cast a spell that targets Zada, Hedron Grinder with Possibility Storm on the battlefield you can stack the triggers so that you get all the copies before Possibility Storm replaces it. Can I do something similar with Grip of Chaos? Like if I cast Crimson Wisps targeting Zada, Hedron Grinder would I still be able to draw all the cards?

kpres on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Eternal Librarian

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Eternal Librarian's power and toughness are equal to the number of cards in your library.

If you would lose life, exile that many cards from the top of your library instead.

If you would gain life, draw that many cards instead.

When Eternal Librarian leaves the battlefield, exile your library.


It's a blue Lich!

Green, white, and blue have hexproof and shroud. Red has Grip of Chaos. Black has Painful Quandary. What could black and red do to prevent spells from affecting your creatures, but as a static ability? Make a card that demonstrates a new static ability for black and/or red.

Spell_Slam on Kaervek Group Hugging Slug

4 weeks ago

I know this is probably one of the worst cards for multiplayer ever, but Grip of Chaos seems legitimately good for your deck as an on-curve way to protect Kaervek pretty much forever against any targeted removal.

Captive Audience is both a hug and a slug at once. Seems to fit the bill here.

Allure of the Unknown seems like a great way to get some card advantage and also get an opponent to cast a spell for you and trigger Kaervek.

Koskun Falls is a good way to dissuade attacks. You won't mind tapping even your Commander for this.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent seems good to get opponents to spend mana to kill another opponent and get cards out of it.

Forcing opponents to discard their cards will also encourage them to play more aggressively. It also gives opponents less answers for your main strategy. You wouldn't want to focus on it too much, but a few key cards could be really fun. Rankle, Master of Pranks is pretty versatile, Sire Of Insanity might be overkill, Awaken the Erstwhile is still group-huggy, and then there's Bottomless Pit, Necrogen Mists and Cunning Lethemancer for continual discard.

Dash Hopes is one of the first cards I would remove from the deck. Gremlin Infesation, Tibalt and Judith all seem underwhelming.

Vash13 on Reign of Fire

2 months ago

Update: I had mulled around Braid of Fire for a while since this deck is stuffed with mana sinks, and the reprint caused a dip in price for the original (grabbed a near mint original for $10 hehehe) so.... Grip of Chaos out (cause lets be honest that card, while fun, is just plain silly) and Braid of Fire in allowing increasingly outrageous uses of mana.

Quicksilver on I want to build a ...

6 months ago

Chaos Warp and Grip of Chaos with the odd spot removal.

BMHKain on Sevinne Flashback (& more!), Mass ...

7 months ago

Well, names renamed, &... nothing. This isn't entirely Spellslinging. Nor is it straight out Disco Inferno of 1979, or self-protection from harm. It's all 3 at one time. Sorry, TypicalTimmy, but that's how I devised this deck to be. Maybe you can help from this aspect from here? 3 qualities that make this deck what I wanted it to be. If you wanted me to just do Spellslingers, I had a deck like that awhile back, but I'd rather a Variety of Deck Types, & not too much of the same typical kind of thing; this is why nobody wants to help with my Jhoira #1 CHAOS deck; nobody seems to know the following Goldilocks Effect of MTG I'll mention as a scale: Grip of Chaos : Too HOT! -> (Just Right.) <- Too Cold... Conundrum Sphinx

So, if the deck can't be all three types listed, & my Melek Superstorm deck is basically the same thing as a Spellslinger Deck, what would you replace/cut? Sorry again for derailing this to my Jhoira CHAOS deck...

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