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Gravestorm
Keyword Ability
Type Triggered
Introduced Future Sight
Last Used Future Sight
Reminder Text Gravestorm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
Statistics
1 card
{B} 100%
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oracle:"Gravestorm"

Gravestorm is a triggered keyword ability. It's similar to storm, except that instead of counting the number of spells casted that turn, it counts the number of permanents put into a graveyard from the battlefield that turn.

Description[]

Gravestorm was introduced in Future Sight and has only been printed on one card so far, the timeshifted Bitter Ordeal. According to Mark Rosewater, it is unlikely to be reused, since it is having the same problems as storm[1][2]

During design, the mechanic was called Deathstorm.[3]

Rules[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Gravestorm
A keyword ability that creates copies of a spell. See rule 702.69, “Gravestorm.”

From the Comprehensive Rules (July 23, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 702.69. Gravestorm
    • 702.69a Gravestorm is a triggered ability that functions on the stack. “Gravestorm” means “When you cast this spell, copy it for each permanent that was put into a graveyard from the battlefield this turn. If the spell has any targets, you may choose new targets for any of the copies.”
    • 702.69b If a spell has multiple instances of gravestorm, each triggers separately.

Examples[]

Example

Bitter Ordeal {2}{B}
Sorcery
Search target player's library for a card and exile it. Then that player shuffles their library.
Gravestorm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

References[]

  1. Mark Rosewater (May 18, 2015). "Modern Mailbag". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (August 3, 2020). "Back to the Future Sight". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (May 17, 2021). "Future Sight Design Handoff Document". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.