Through the Breach

Through the Breach

Instant — Arcane

You may put a creature card from your hand onto the battlefield. That creature gains haste. Sacrifice that creature at the beginning of the next end step.

Splice onto Arcane (As you cast an Arcane spell, you may reveal this card from your hand and pay its splice cost. If you do, add this card's effects to that spell.)

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Through the Breach Discussion

Balaam__ on Quick Emrakul

4 weeks ago

You might want to look into cards like Elvish Piper or Quicksilver Amulet if you’re trying to cheat in Emrakul. Hardcasting is exceedingly slow for Modern, and while Through the Breach works, you have to inevitably sacrifice her and wait to try again later.

Quickspell on Non-Creature Naya Card Draw?

1 month ago

Gleeock, here is my creature list. That's all there is. Each either shuffle back into the library from the graveyard and synergize with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Through the Breach , or they are indestructible and synerz with Shifting Shadow

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Nesting Dragon

Not as good as expected, but more eggs and dragons are not bad, especially when you can sac them due to Maskwood Nexus .

Xenagos, God of Revels

  • Obviously good with any creature
  • Synergizes as a creature with Shifting Shadow , otherwise hard to remove

Avacyn, Angel of Hope

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

  • Unfortunately, his casting ability is basically useless in this deck
  • Despite being crazy by itself, Annihilator 4 is great with It That Betrays
  • Shuffles graveyard back in, so I'll get back the non-shuffle creatures, most of all Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

Obvious reasons.

Worldspine Wurm

I love this card.

  • Great with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Through the Breach . That's 30 power with trample for when Sneak Attack and Worldspine Wurm are out
  • Shuffles back in
  • Blightsteel Colossus

    Obviously the best and strongest creature in this deck. Loves Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and I am running Anointed Procession .

    It That Betrays

    It has happened that "It" and its over rings Kozilek and Ulamog have come into play at the same time with Selvala's Stampede . That's 33 power (easily chump blocked though) and 10 permanents sacrificed that I then returned to the battlefield under my control. Primal Rage helps.

    jethstriker on Demon-Dragon Deck

    4 months ago

    The thing about Dragons and Demons is that they are typically large creatures, and with its large size comes large mana cost. Most of the time you'll get run over by other fast decks before you can land your large creature. I can see your playing cards that accelerates your mana and reduces cost for your threats which helps, just not sure if its enough.

    What I suggest is that instead of trying to cast your large threats, just cheat them out. You can play Tin Fins / Instant reanimator by using Goryo's Vengeance. Or cheat them from your hand by using cards like Through the Breach, Quicksilver Amulet, or Elvish Piper. Still not that fast, but at least you don't have to pay the full cost of the creature.

    Another thing, don't just include large creatures just because they are hard-hitting in combat. Use creatures that have immediate impact upon entering the battlefield (like Griselbrand or Kokusho that you already have) or have abilities that seriously disrupts your opponent when not immediately answered (like Sire Of Insanity).

    TheVectornaut on Render Silent

    5 months ago

    When cast, creatures are spells too.

    "302.1. A player who has priority may cast a creature card from their hand during a main phase of their turn when the stack is empty. Casting a creature as a spell uses the stack. (See rule 601, 'Casting Spells.')"

    Therefore, an effect that counters any spell (such as Render Silent) can counter creature spells. There are some ways to get creatures onto the battlefield (or "summon" them if that's the terminology you prefer) without casting them. One way is to cheat them in from the hand using something like Through the Breach or Elvish Piper. Another is returning them from the graveyard with something like Hell's Caretaker or Reya Dawnbringer. All of these creature "summon" effects can't be countered by Render Silent, although the cards themselves can be. In practice, that means a Through the Breach could be countered by RS but if Reya Dawnbringer has already resolved, her triggered ability can't be. The important thing is that these cards don't use the word "cast" as that would imply the creature is being played as a spell. Something like Skaab Ruinator would still be counter-able since it is still being cast, even if not from the hand.

    It's also worth noting that instants and sorceries don't have to target anything to get countered. A Vengeance and a Wrath of God are equal in the eyes of most counterspells. Only a more narrow counter like Confound cares about what the other spell targets.

    sylvannos on New hubs to be added

    5 months ago

    I agree with legendofa, we need hubs for Ad Nauseam, MUD, Belcher, and Xerox. These are all archetypes frequently present in Legacy and Vintage, sometimes overlapping into EDH or having Modern ports.

    Ad Nauseam is, of course, built around the card Ad Nauseam. Frequently Ad Nauseam into Tendrils of Agony earns the deckname ANT. Doomsday ANT is another popular deck, and arguably the hardest deck to play in MtG (there's about a dozen ways to accidentally kill yourself early in the game).

    MUD stands for "Mishra's Ultimate Domination" and refers to the old borders on artifacts, such as Black Lotus. Sometimes this deck is referred to as "Mono-Brown." It relies on Mishra's Workshop with the occasional Mishra's Factory to cheat out huge threats early on in the game. Initially, it was pretty much limited to Vintage. But in recent years, the deck has been moved over to Legacy where it uses Cloudpost instead of Mishra's Workshop. People have also tried playing the deck in Modern, trying to abuse Chalice of the Void, Trinisphere, and Lodestone Golem. However, Modern doesn't have the powerful mana to make the deck stronger than Eldrazi or regular Tron. What separates this deck from other colorless decks and Tron, however, is its ability to abuse "artifacts matter" mechanics.

    Goblin Charbelcher has been one of the most popular combo cards since it was first printed. It sees play in every format it's legal in, since it's one of the most consistent turn 1 kills in Magic.

    Xerox is definitely something that has gotten more viable as the game gets bigger. It's a type of tempo-control deck that relies on cantrips to constantly generate value. The archetype is viable in Vintage, Legacy, and Pauper. I've even messed around with it in Standard. As more cards like Opt, Serum Visions, Thought Scour, Brainstorm, and so on get printed, the viability of the deck across all formats only increases.

    Show and Tell/Sneak Attack/Through the Breach/Eureka/Hypergenesis/Channel are IMO all part of the same archetype of putting dumb cards into play for no mana. Probably could put this all under the hub of "Sneak and Show."

    @RemoteV & Femme_Fatale: "Big Red" is the Standard/Modern version of Dragon Stompy. Use a strong mana base to pump out prison cards and cheap, efficient threats like Bonecrusher Giant or Inferno Titan. Stompy decks are typically built around Sol lands (Ancient Tomb, City of Traitors) and other fast mana. I think what we really need is a hub for Stompy decks. Mono-Green Stompy is one of the oldest archetypes in Magic and I'm surprised there isn't a hub for it already. There's also Fairy Stompy, Sea Stompy, and MUD. If MUD doesn't get a hub, we definitely need Stompy to file it under.

    RNR_Gaming on Tyrant's Bounty

    8 months ago

    Moderns a very fast format. You're going to want some interaction like Lightning Bolt or Abrade. Additionally, maybe Through the Breach could help you get your pay off on the board and leaving you with a couple 6/6 beaters if all goes well. Maybe consider adding in some black for Changeling Outcast and Fatal Push

    psionictemplar on Modern Hulk Flash

    10 months ago

    This is something I've wanted to build for a long time, so seeing it makes me happy. I can see a turn 3 win. It doesn't look reliable though for a couple of reasons. 1. Only footsteps to reanimate and 2. no way of getting hulk into your hand to discard. In a nutshell you're playing reanimator, so getting hulk into the yard/play needs to be a big part of the plan. If you want to focus on getting him to the graveyard more then, then you'll probably want more looting type effects. Consider these: Insolent Neonate, Goblin Lore, Thrill of Possibility, Burning Inquiry.

    If you can work a few more discard outlets into the deck, then you probably need another reanimate spell or two to get hulk into play more often. You don't get the best option in Goryo's Vengeance because hulk isn't legendary so maybe Zombify?

    Another option you could try to solve both problems at once would be to cheat it into play from your hand. Through the Breach doesn't seem to be very popular at the moment and might be able to steal a few wins here and there.

    A third option you could consider to solve the finding hulk problem and getting it into play is Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast. With a disciple or viscera seer in play your pretty much guaranteed to hit hulk on the -2 ability. Even the + ability is relevant given your high creature count.

    The only other things I feel like you should consider for the deck is more interaction and cutting out lands that come in tapped. Modern is a very fast format and letting your opponents do whatever they want could be very dangerous. The simple suggestion is Lightning Bolt and either more shocklands/basics. The basics would work with your blood moons in the side.

    But these are my thoughts and hope they help. Good luck in hulking out.

    TonyStark9001 on Best MTG stories

    11 months ago

    i was at modern FNM playing against a blue moon deck. the guy plays Through the Breach into Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. im playing 5c slivers. i've got 31 life and a bunch of creatures. my buddy looks over from a few seats down and says "is that an emrakul?...oh you're fine". i respond "yeah i got this". my opponent looks super confused. he attacks, i sac 5 lands and my Aether Vial, and take the damage. my opponent is tapped out and i have lethal so i'm not worried.

    he then starts to untap and draw. i stop him, and he claims he thought emmy's extra turn was an ETB. i tell him to just pull emmy back out of his deck and read his own card. he refuses. this is how i know he's cheating. so we call the judge over. i get my turn back, draw and immediately swing for game.

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