Warstorm Surge

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Warstorm Surge

Enchantment

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, it deals damage equal to its power to target creature, player or planeswalker.

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Warstorm Surge Discussion

TypicalTimmy on How to build better decks

1 week ago

Also, try to find cards that can fulfill as many roles as possible.

For example, if you are running a Dragon deck, Scourge of Valkas functions as both a Dragon and a removal engine.

Another example is Eldrazi Monument . If you are looking for anthems and protection, this card does both.

It is important to also ask yourself what is the honest role of your Commander.

Some Commanders drive the deck. All 99 cards should focus around them being on the board and working toward an end goal. For instance, Zurgo Helmsmasher and Ruhan of the Fomori both want nothing more than to attack each and every turn. This means they are PERFECT Voltron Commanders. A deck should be focused on draw, equipment, protection, and ramp.

Yet, Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale also works as a supremely powerful Voltron Commander as she can bypass equip costs and comes with two powerful combat tricks already tacked onto her. But she's also a solid Tribal Commander because she has a built in draw engine as well. This means a Syr Gwyn deck should strike a balance between equipment and Knight tribal. As a result, equipment that cares about tribal synergy is strong here, such as Dragon Throne of Tarkir and Stoneforge Masterwork .

Then we get to Lathliss, Dragon Queen . She wants as many Dragons hitting the battlefield as often as possible. For a deck running her, you may want to cut back on disruption and go more for pure assault. Ramp and draw take precedence over disruption and protection. For her, Scourge of Valkas , Dragon Tempest , Impact Tremors , Purphoros, God of the Forge , Warstorm Surge , Sarkhan the Masterless , Electropotence and Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle all slot in perfectly as disruption.

The #1 main thing you should focus on is understanding WHAT your Commander WANTS to do. Then ask yourself;

  • Does the deck function without them on the battlefield?
  • If no, layer in protection and ramp to keep them out.
  • If yes, layer in synergy and draw to keep your boardstate growing.

Joe_Ken_ on How many red things can i make? EDH

1 week ago

You may want to consider adding in some of the red 'card draw' effects like Outpost Siege and Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip since red can end up with a lack of cards in hand in the late game.

Commune with Lava is another really good card to get yourself some new options for a turn.

Endless Atlas will be card draw for you since you are running mostly mountains.

Tectonic Reformation can turn any mountains you draw into card draw if you ever just need to try and dig through your deck.

Lastly some wheels could be good options like Khorvath's Fury and Magus of the Wheel

Warstorm Surge is another burn on entering the battlefield effect for your deck.

Since the deck is also 11 cards short I would consider adding the cards listed above as well as some more mana rocks like Fire Diamond , Mind Stone , and Wayfarer's Bauble .

Blobby_Bobby on Return of the Loving Dead

1 week ago

I've never liked Warstorm Surge 's mana cost, also most of my little necromancers don't have much power on their own.

Optimator on Return of the Loving Dead

1 week ago

On a similar note, Warstorm Surge might compliment Impact Tremors

king-saproling on Marchesa unfinished

2 weeks ago

This is a good start! You might consider these: Warstorm Surge (causes your general and your assassins to murder a dude when they enter), Fire Whip , Power of Fire , Unquestioned Authority , Asha's Favor , Stuffy Doll , Lapse of Certainty , Royal Assassin , Mogg Maniac , Dread .

I have a Queen M deck too if you wanna check it out. It has rattlesnakes and a lot of atypical stuff too that you might find interesting.

PhyrexianWombat on I am Gishath, hear me roar!

2 weeks ago

Art-n-Lutherie I'm not sure, I'm not exactly a rules expert myself haha. I think you could kill them with damage from Impact Tremors , Warstorm Surge or Purphoros, God of the Forge but I'm not 100% on that either. The stack is a bizarre place!

I think if I'm not mistaken you could at least target the newest Polyraptor copy with the removal spell and the Marauding Raptor trigger would fizzle since there wouldn't be a legal target anymore... Maybe?

Yeah, I've loved Polyraptor since it was revealed, but for the sake of Marauding Raptor and AEther Flash I REALLY wish it said "you may."

PhyrexianWombat on I am Gishath, hear me roar!

2 weeks ago

Like the deck a lot! I've played Gishath myself. Curious though, Polyraptor+Marauding Raptor would cause the game to end in a draw without a way to get rid of the raptor or something like Warstorm Surge to instakill your opponents, no?

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Warstorm Surge occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Red: 0.32%

RG (Gruul): 1.18%

Rakdos: 0.21%