At the beginning of each player's upkeep, Roiling Vortex deals 1 damage to them.
Whenever a player casts a spell, if no mana was spent to cast that spell, Roiling Vortex deals 5 damage to that player.
: Your opponents can't gain life this turn.
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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Roiling Vortex Discussion
1 month ago
1 month ago
I'd cut the bad stuff and lean 100% into the enemy lifegain theme. This means up to 4 Tainted Remedy plus 4x Kavu Predator , and cut Idyllic Tutor , Serrated Scorpion , Twilight Prophet , Gonti's Machinations , Roiling Vortex , etc.
I know Blessed Alliance and Rest for the Weary are used with Tainted Remedy, but the best cards with Remedy are ones that have a "drawback" that involves your opponent gaining life and Remedy/Kavu turn that drawback into an advantage. I see you already have Wall of Shards and Grove of the Burnwillows , which are classics. Some other ones are Oust , Fiery Justice , Solitude / Condemn , Devour Flesh with Nature's Claim for the sideboard. Alms Beast is also funny.
2 months ago
For sideboard options Blood Moon , Shattering Spree , Roiling Vortex and Molten Rain are good. Blood Moon and Molten Rain against greedy mana bases and Tron, although Blood Moon is much better against Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle decks like Scapeshift and Amulet Titan. Shattering Spree is better than Smash to Smithereens against mass-artefact decks like AsmoFood while Smash to Smithereens is better against Chalice of the Void so you might want to run a couple of both. Roiling Vortex is something I'm a big fan of as a meta pick, it hits the cascade cards and Mishra's Bauble hard, is lifegain hate against cards like Batterskull while also giving some damage over a longer game. You can use Alpine Moon for a budget option for Blood Moon, although it is worst in general.
As for the maindeck, I second the recommendation for Light Up the Stage , probably cutting the Searing Blaze as 16 lands + no fetches means that it is often going to be dead without landfall, even if it is really good against creature decks early. I would also give a look at Grim Lavamancer as a source of repeated burn.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Squirrelbacon, I am going to toy around with Roiling Vortex in the Main at some time, I do like it in a lot of matchups, it just makes sense. As for Wayward Guide-Beast , I am not to sold on the risk/reward aspect. I would probably run Light Up the Stage instead for some draw.
3 months ago
What if you made it this deck mono red and added in a few Wayward Guide-Beast s and/or Roiling Vortex s to the list? I know that most people laugh at the beast, but he can return tapped lands to your hand so in theory you could unload a bit quicker with the lower curve!
I have a sneaking suspicion that Roiling Vortex is going to be much better than anyone expects it to be, even if it is just out of the sideboard.
4 months ago
crazy idea but hear me out. So Gisela doubles all damage to your opponents but halves it for you. why not instead go the route of ping everything all the time. cards like Sulfuric Vortex , Pyrohemia , Roiling Vortex , Rampaging Ferocidon , Tectonic Giant gives you draw or damage, Court of Ire to name a few really start to add up with gisela. also dont forget Mana Geyser for some huge ramp on some turns, that cards never let me down. just look up some group slug decklists for more ideas on this subject
5 months ago
Best I can offer is just saying no. Roiling Vortex for sideboard, Rampaging Ferocidon is probably better than Quakebringer for general use, Skullcrack or Tibalt, Rakish Instigator if there's burn or tokens involved.