|Reminder Text||Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)|
|Storm Scale||10by definition, see storm scale|
42% 25% 11% 11% 11%
The first cards with Storm were printed in Scourge, with more being printed in Time Spiral and one in Unstable (Crow Storm). Thousand-Year Storm from Guilds of Ravnica is an enchantment that essentially gives Storm to other cards.
Rules[edit | edit source]
Rulings[edit | edit source]
- The storm copies are put directly onto the stack—they aren't cast. That means the copies don't generate storm copies themselves, and they aren't counted by other storm spells cast later during the turn.
- Each storm spell with a target allows you to change the target for each copy of that spell. You make that choice for each copy individually.
- When counting spells cast in a turn, you do count spells that were cast face down, spells cast from zones other than a hand, and spells that were countered.
- A copy of a spell can be countered, just like any other spell, but each copy has to be countered individually. Countering a storm spell won't counter the copies of it.
- Exiling a card using suspend doesn't count as casting a spell; you only cast a suspended card when you remove the last time counter from it and that ability resolves.
- When a spell like Twincast copies a spell that has storm, the copied spell's storm ability doesn't trigger. You get just one new spell.
Example[edit | edit source]
Notable cards with storm[edit | edit source]
- Tendrils of Agony - Vintage and Legacy Storm Decks (main win condition)
- Empty the Warrens - Vintage, Legacy, and Modern Storm Decks (main/alternate win condition)
- Brain Freeze - Legacy Storm Decks (main win condition for High Tide)
- Mind's Desire - Vintage Storm Decks (TPS, Tendrils of Agony win condition)
- Grapeshot - Modern Storm Decks (main win condition)
- Dragonstorm - Ravnica/Coldsnap/Time Spiral Standard Storm Decks
- Flusterstorm - A counterspell with storm appearing in Legacy decks
Storm scale[edit | edit source]
Mark Rosewater has declared that he doesn’t ever see Storm coming back in a Standard-legal set. On Blogatog, he uses the Storm Scale - a scale of 1 through 10 where 10 is Storm - when he answers questions about the likelihood of the return of a mechanic in a Standard-legal set. 1 = will definitely see again; 10 = never say never, but this is pretty close to never. The Storm-scale does not affect the reprinting of cards in supplemental sets such as Modern Masters and the Magic Online-only set Vintage Masters. It also didn't prevent the creation of Crow Storm in silver-bordered Unstable.
References[edit | edit source]
- What the Storm Scale Really Means
- Mark Rosewater. (February 29, 2016.) “Storm Scale: Khans of Tarkir Block”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (May 2, 2016.) “Storm Scale: Ravnica and Return to Ravnica”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater. (November 27, 2017.) “Unstable Scraps, Part 1”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.