Torrential Gearhulk

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Torrential Gearhulk

Artifact Creature — Construct


When Torrential Gearhulk enters the battlefield, you may cast target instant card from your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

K4nkato on Thalia vs “Without Paying Mana …

8 months ago

My opponent controls Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. I resolve Torrential Gearhulk targeting Magma Opus in my graveyard. Do I have to pay 1 mana for Opus because of Thalia or can I ignore the tax because the spell is free?

MrGuizee666 on Viability - mono blue wincons

1 year ago

Evening modern community!

I'm trying to put together a monoblue deck to play in modern league in MTGO and currently I don't think there's any win conditions for mono blue besides Murktide Regent. I can't afford buying 4 copies of that card, it's just too expensive. Other cards I can't afford are Archmage's Charm, Tasha's Hideous Laughter, Subtlety and Force of Negation. My deck consists of Baral, Chief of Compliance, Snapcaster Mage and Torrential Gearhulk to make spells like Cryptic Command and Time Stop cheaper or free. So far I've been thinking about the viability of these cards below as my win conditions, but I'm not sure if I should include them: Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Thassa's Oracle. I'm also including Narset, Parter of Veils and Ashiok, Dream Render for some utility. What do you guys think?

Icbrgr on Mission Briefing

1 year ago

excellent points SynergyBuild well said... Im currently working with a control build and am looking for the snapcaster effect that isnt Torrential Gearhulk for synergy with my lower CMC spells... using Briefing with Lightning Helix/Counterspell seems like its strong on its face but it's definitely lacking the utility of flashing in a blocker and less synergy with delirium spells.

Polaris on When do triggered abilities from …

2 years ago

Yes. It's similar to clone creatures (like Clone). They copy as they enter the battlefield, so they come in as whatever they're copying and can trigger ETB abilities of the creature they're a copy of (Torrential Gearhulk, for example). "As" effects are not triggered abilities and don't use the stack, they happen in the same moment as the event they add to.

Triggers are put on the stack as part of state-based actions anyway, and SBAs occur right before players get priority, so you can only have priority between the triggers going on the stack if another event took place between the first and second triggered abilities triggering, even if they triggered for different reasons.

Tl;dr: Yes, attack triggers and exert on attack triggers will trigger simultaneously and get put on the stack in the same group.

wallisface on Sultai Hulk

2 years ago

Some thoughts:

  • How have you found Shardless Agent? My initial thoughts reading through this list, is that it's a card which has heavily restricted what control options you can play, because you're trying to avoid hitting stuff like Counterspell, Spell Snare, Thoughtseize, Opt and the likes. Without many fast/efficient ways to deal with your opponents early game, I'm wondering whether having Chalice of the Void in your mainboard makes more sense (i.e. I see more matchups where you'd want to bring this in rather than leave it out).

  • I'm worried that without any way to mill your opponent, Drown in the Loch might be hard to find value from in some games. Though I do get that most of the time it's not a big issue, as modern is a fairly self-graveyard-filling meta in general.

  • I'm not sure Cackling Counterpart is worth it, when it could just be copies 3-4 of Abrupt Decay. Intending to copy Torrential Gearhulk feels far too much like "win more". You also can't get the cascade trigger if you copy Shardless Agent, because the token isn't "cast".

  • The full playset of Torrential Gearhulk feels excessive. With your decks card draw, and the fact it costs 6 mana, I would have thought 2 (or maybe 3?) copies more reasonable. Drawing a second one is probably a dead card in hand a lot of the time. With 3 copies, you're still very likely to draw one before you drop your 6th land.

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