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Delirium
Ability Word
Introduced Shadows over Innistrad
Last Used Modern Horizons 2
Typical Text Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, …
Statistics
48 cards
{W} 20.8% {U} 12.5% {B} 22.9% {R} 10.4% {G} 27.1% {U/R} 2.1% {B/G} 4.2%
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oracle:"Delirium"

Delirium is an ability word introduced in Shadows over Innistrad block[1][2][3][4] and reused in Modern Horizons 2 as a color-pair archetype.

Description[]

Delirium is a tweak on threshold.[5] It highlights cards that get better if you have four or more card types represented in your graveyard. There are many different kinds of delirium abilities, including activated abilities.

The card types that could show up in your graveyard are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, planeswalker, sorcery, and tribal. Supertypes like basic or legendary, and subtypes like Vampire or Equipment don't count. The number of cards doesn't matter, as long as you have four or more card types.

In Shadows over Innistrad block, delirium was in all colors, but primary in green and secondary in white and black. During its reuse in Modern Horizons 2, it was shifted to blue and red.

Examples[]

Example

Invasive Surgery {U}
Instant
Counter target sorcery spell.
Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, search the graveyard, hand, and library of that spell's controller for any number of cards with the same name as that spell, exile those cards, then that player shuffles their library.

References[]

  1. Matt Tabak (March 7, 2016). "Shadows over Innistrad Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (March 21, 2016). "Chasing Shadows, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Sam Stoddard (March 25, 2016). "Finding Delirium". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  4. Matt Tabak (June 27, 2016). "Eldritch Moon Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. Mark Rosewater (March 21, 2016). "Chasing Shadows, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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