0001104659-13-070689.txt : 20130918 0001104659-13-070689.hdr.sgml : 20130918 20130918103125 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001104659-13-070689 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 485BPOS PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 8 FILED AS OF DATE: 20130918 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20130918 EFFECTIVENESS DATE: 20130918 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MFS SERIES TRUST XV CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000764719 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: MA FISCAL YEAR END: 1031 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1933 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 002-96738 FILM NUMBER: 131102813 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 BUSINESS PHONE: 18006372929 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS GOVERNMENT LIMITED MATURITY FUND /MA/ DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930623 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS GOVERNMENT PREMIUM FUND DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930408 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS GOVERNMENT PREMIUM ACCOUNT DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: MFS SERIES TRUST XV CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000764719 IRS NUMBER: 000000000 STATE OF INCORPORATION: MA FISCAL YEAR END: 1031 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 485BPOS SEC ACT: 1940 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 811-04253 FILM NUMBER: 131102814 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 BUSINESS PHONE: 18006372929 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 111 HUNTINGTON AVENUE STREET 2: 24TH FLOOR CITY: BOSTON STATE: MA ZIP: 02199 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS GOVERNMENT LIMITED MATURITY FUND /MA/ DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930623 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS GOVERNMENT PREMIUM FUND DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19930408 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: MFS GOVERNMENT PREMIUM ACCOUNT DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19920703 0000764719 S000028958 MFS Commodity Strategy Fund C000088951 A MCSAX C000088952 B C000088953 C C000088954 I MCSIX C000088955 R1 C000088956 R2 C000088957 R3 C000088958 R4 C000119775 R5 MCSRX 485BPOS 1 a13-17730_5485bpos.htm POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT FILED PURSUANT TO SECURITIES ACT RULE 485(B)

 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 18, 2013

1933 Act File No. 2-96738  

1940 Act File No. 811-4253

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

 


 

FORM N-1A

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 54

 

AND

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER

THE INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

 

AMENDMENT NO. 55

 

MFS® SERIES TRUST XV

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02199-7618

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: 617-954-5000

 

Susan S. Newton, Massachusetts Financial Services Company

111 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts  02199-7618

(Name and Address of Agent for Service)

 

APPROXIMATE DATE OF PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING:

It is proposed that this filing will become effective (check appropriate box)

 

x immediately upon filing pursuant to paragraph (b)

o on [date] pursuant to paragraph (b)

o 60 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)

o on [date] pursuant to paragraph (a)(i)

o 75 days after filing pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii)

o on [date] pursuant to paragraph (a)(ii) of rule 485.

 

If appropriate, check the following box:

o this post-effective amendment designates a new effective date for a previously filed post-effective amendment

 

 

 



 

NOTICE

 

Notice is hereby given that this Registration Statement has been executed on behalf of the Registrant by an officer of the Registrant as an officer and not individually, and the obligations of or arising out of this Registration Statement are not binding upon any of the Trustees, officers, or shareholders of the Registrant individually, but are binding only upon the assets and property of the Registrant.

 



 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Registrant certifies that it meets all of the requirements for effectiveness of this Registration Statement pursuant to Rule 485(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized, in the City of Boston and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts on the 18th day of September, 2013.

 

 

 

MFS® SERIES TRUST XV

 

 

 

By:

JOHN M. CORCORAN*

 

Name:

John M. Corcoran

 

Title:

President

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities indicated on September 18, 2013.

 

SIGNATURE

 

TITLE

 

 

 

JOHN M. CORCORAN*

 

President (Principal Executive Officer)

John M. Corcoran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID L. DILORENZO*

 

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

David L. DiLorenzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT E. BUTLER*

 

Trustee

Robert E. Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUREEN R. GOLDFARB*

 

Trustee

Maureen R. Goldfarb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID H. GUNNING*

 

Trustee

David H. Gunning

 

 

 



 

WILLIAM R. GUTOW*

 

Trustee

William R. Gutow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL HEGARTY*

 

Trustee

Michael Hegarty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN P. KAVANAUGH*

 

Trustee

John P. Kavanaugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT J. MANNING*

 

Trustee

Robert J. Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. DALE SHERRATT*

 

Trustee

J. Dale Sherratt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIE J. THOMSEN*

 

Trustee

Laurie J. Thomsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT W. UEK*

 

Trustee

Robert W. Uek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*By:

SUSAN S. NEWTON

 

 

 

Name:

Susan S. Newton

 

 

 

 

as Attorney-in-fact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executed by Susan S. Newton on behalf of those indicated pursuant to Power of Attorney, dated December 7, 2012 (Trustees) and a Power of Attorney, dated December 7, 2012 (Corcoran) (DiLorenzo); filed herewith.

 



 

MFS Series Trust I

MFS Series Trust II

MFS Series Trust III

MFS Series Trust IV

MFS Series Trust V

MFS Series Trust VI

MFS Series Trust VII

MFS Series Trust VIII

MFS Series Trust IX

MFS Series Trust X

MFS Series Trust XI

MFS Series Trust XII

MFS Series Trust XIII

MFS Series Trust XIV

MFS Series Trust XV

MFS Series Trust XVI

Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund

Massachusetts Investors Trust

MFS Institutional Trust

MFS Municipal Series Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust II

MFS Variable Insurance Trust III

MFS California Municipal Fund

MFS Charter Income Trust

MFS Government Markets Income Trust

MFS High Income Municipal Trust

MFS High Yield Municipal Trust

MFS InterMarket Income Trust I

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund

MFS Intermediate Income Trust

MFS Investment Grade Municipal Trust

MFS Multimarket Income Trust

MFS Municipal Income Trust

MFS Special Value Trust

 

(each a “Registrant”)

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

The undersigned, a Trustee of each of the above-mentioned Registrants, hereby severally constitutes and appoints Mark N. Polebaum, Susan S. Newton,

 



 

Christopher R. Bohane, Thomas H. Connors, Brian E. Langenfeld and Susan A. Pereira, and each of them singly, as true and lawful attorneys, with full power to them and each of them to sign for each of the undersigned, in the names of, and in the capacities indicated below, any Registration Statement and any and all amendments thereto and to file the same with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of registering the Registrant as a management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and/or the shares issued by the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 granting unto my said attorneys, and each of them, acting alone, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary or desirable to be done in the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys or any of them may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereunto set their hand on this 7th day of December, 2012.

 

ROBERT E. BUTLER

 

Trustee

Robert E. Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAUREEN R. GOLDFARB

 

Trustee

Maureen R. Goldfarb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID H. GUNNING

 

Trustee

David H. Gunning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILLIAM R. GUTOW

 

Trustee

William R. Gutow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL HEGARTY

 

Trustee

Michael Hegarty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN P. KAVANAUGH

 

Trustee

John P. Kavanaugh

 

 

 



 

ROBERT J. MANNING

 

Trustee

Robert J. Manning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. DALE SHERRATT

 

Trustee

J. Dale Sherratt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAURIE J. THOMSEN

 

Trustee

Laurie J. Thomsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROBERT W. UEK

 

Trustee

Robert W. Uek

 

 

 



 

MFS Series Trust I

MFS Series Trust II

MFS Series Trust III

MFS Series Trust IV

MFS Series Trust V

MFS Series Trust VI

MFS Series Trust VII

MFS Series Trust VIII

MFS Series Trust IX

MFS Series Trust X

MFS Series Trust XI

MFS Series Trust XII

MFS Series Trust XIII

MFS Series Trust XIV

MFS Series Trust XV

MFS Series Trust XVI

Massachusetts Investors Growth Stock Fund

Massachusetts Investors Trust

MFS Institutional Trust

MFS Municipal Series Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust

MFS Variable Insurance Trust II

MFS Variable Insurance Trust III

MFS California Municipal Fund

MFS Charter Income Trust

MFS Government Markets Income Trust

MFS High Income Municipal Trust

MFS High Yield Municipal Trust

MFS InterMarket Income Trust I

MFS Intermediate High Income Fund

MFS Intermediate Income Trust

MFS Investment Grade Municipal Trust

MFS Multimarket Income Trust

MFS Municipal Income Trust

MFS Special Value Trust

 

(each a “Registrant”)

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

The undersigned, being the President and Principal Executive Officer, and Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, respectively, of each of the above-mentioned Registrants, hereby severally constitutes and appoints Mark N. Polebaum, Susan S. Newton, Christopher R. Bohane, Thomas H. Connors, Brian E.

 



 

Langenfeld and Susan A. Pereira, and each of them singly, as true and lawful attorneys, with full power to them and each of them to sign for each of the undersigned, in the names of, and in the capacities indicated below, any Registration Statement and any and all amendments thereto and to file the same with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of registering the Registrant as a management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and/or the shares issued by the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 granting unto my said attorneys, and each of them, acting alone, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite or necessary or desirable to be done in the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys or any of them may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have hereunto set their hand on this 7th day of December, 2012.

 

 

JOHN M. CORCORAN

 

President (Principal Executive Officer)

John M. Corcoran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAVID L. DILORENZO

 

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

David L. DiLorenzo

 

 

 



 

MFS SERIES TRUST XV

 

MFS® COMMODITY STRATEGY FUND

 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

EXHIBIT NO.

 

DESCRIPTION OF EXHIBIT

 

PAGE NO.

 

 

 

 

 

101

 

Risk/Return summary of the fund’s prospectus as an Interactive Data File using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (“XBRL”)

 

 

 


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Shareholder Fees (fees paid directly from your investment) Example This Example is intended to help you compare the cost of investing in the Fund with the cost of investing in other mutual funds. The Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower, based on these assumptions your costs would be You would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares The Example does not reflect sales charges (loads) on reinvested dividends [and other distributions]. If these sales charges (loads) were included, your costs would be higher. Portfolio Turnover The Fund pays transaction costs, such as commissions, when it buys and sells securities (or "turns over" its portfolio). 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A Fund may, in responding to this Item, describe the types of investors for whom the Fund is intended or the types of investment goals that may be consistent with an investment in the Fund.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph i -Clause instruction false022false 4rr_RiskLoseMoneyrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00As with any mutual fund, the fund may not achieve its objective and/or you could lose money on your investment in the fund.falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringSummarize the principal risks of investing in the Fund, including the risks to which the Fund's portfolio as a whole is subject and the circumstances reasonably likely to affect adversely the Fund's net asset value, yield, and total return. Unless the Fund is a Money Market Fund, disclose that loss of money is a risk of investing in the Fund. A Fund may, in responding to this Item, describe the types of investors for whom the Fund is intended or the types of investment goals that may be consistent with an investment in the Fund.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph i false023false 4rr_RiskNotInsuredDepositoryInstitutionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00An investment in the fund is not a bank deposit and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringIf the Fund is advised by or sold through an insured depository institution, state that An investment in the Fund is not a deposit of the bank and is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. A Money Market Fund that is advised by or sold through an insured depository institution should combine the disclosure required by Items 2(c)(1)(ii) and (iii) in a single statement.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph iii false024false 4rr_BarChartAndPerformanceTableHeadingrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00Performance Informationfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringRisk/Return Bar Chart and Table.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 false025false 4rr_PerformanceNarrativeTextBlockrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00<p style="margin:0in 0in .0001pt;"> <font size="2" style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family: Times New Roman;">The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing how the fund&#8217;s performance over time compares with that of a broad measure of market performance.</font> </p> <br/><p style="margin:0in 0in .0001pt;"> <font size="2" style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family: Times New Roman;">The fund&#8217;s past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the fund will perform in the future. 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If these sales charges were included, they would reduce the returns shown.</font> </p>falsefalsefalsenonnum:textBlockItemTypenaRisk/Return Bar Chart and Table.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 false026false 4rr_PerformanceInformationIllustratesVariabilityOfReturnsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00The bar chart and performance table below are intended to provide some indication of the risks of investing in the fund by showing how the fund's performance over time compares with that of a broad measure of market performance.falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringInclude the bar chart and table required by paragraphs (b)(2)(ii) and (iii) of this section. 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Provide a statement to the effect that the Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph i false027false 4rr_PerformanceAvailabilityPhonerr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse001-800-225-2606falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringIf applicable, include a statement explaining that updated performance information is available and providing a Web site address and/or toll-free (or collect) telephone number where the updated information may be obtained.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph i false028false 4rr_PerformanceAvailabilityWebSiteAddressrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00mfs.comfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringIf applicable, include a statement explaining that updated performance information is available and providing a Website address and/or toll-free (or collect) telephone number where the updated information may be obtained.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph i false029false 4rr_PerformancePastDoesNotIndicateFuturerr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00The fund's past performance (before and after taxes) does not necessarily indicate how the fund will perform in the future.falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringInclude the bar chart and table required by paragraphs (b)(2)(ii) and (iii) of this section. Provide a brief explanation of how the information illustrates the variability of the Fund's returns (e.g., by stating that the information provides some indication of the risks of investing in the Fund by showing changes in the Fund's performance from year to year and by showing how the Fund's average annual returns for 1, 5, and 10 years compare with those of a broad measure of market performance). Provide a statement to the effect that the Fund's past performance (before and after taxes) is not necessarily an indication of how the Fund will perform in the future.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph i false030false 4rr_BarChartClosingTextBlockrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00<p style="margin:0in 0in .0001pt;"> <font size="2" style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family: Times New Roman;">The total return for the six-month period ended June&#160;30, 2013 was (11.03)%. During the period(s)&#160;shown in the bar chart, the highest quarterly return was 10.64% (for the calendar quarter ended September&#160;30, 2012) and the lowest quarterly return was (12.19)% (for the calendar quarter ended September&#160;30, 2011).</font> </p>falsefalsefalsenonnum:textBlockItemTypenaIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a bar chart showing the Fund's annual total returns for each of the last 10 calendar years (or for the life of the Fund if less than 10 years), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. Present the corresponding numerical return adjacent to each bar. If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. 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If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. Following the bar chart, disclose the Fund's highest and lowest return for a quarter during the 10 years or other period of the bar chart.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph ii false032false 4rr_BarChartYearToDateReturnDaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse002013-06-30falsefalsetruexbrli:dateItemTypedateIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a bar chart showing the Fund's annual total returns for each of the last 10 calendar years (or for the life of the Fund if less than 10 years), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. 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Present the corresponding numerical return adjacent to each bar. If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. 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If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. Following the bar chart, disclose the Fund's highest and lowest return for a quarter during the 10 years or other period of the bar chart.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph ii false036false 4rr_BarChartHighestQuarterlyReturnrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruefalse0.10640.1064falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a bar chart showing the Fund's annual total returns for each of the last 10 calendar years (or for the life of the Fund if less than 10 years), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. 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If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. Following the bar chart, disclose the Fund's highest and lowest return for a quarter during the 10 years or other period of the bar chart.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph ii false038false 4rr_BarChartLowestQuarterlyReturnDaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse002011-09-30falsefalsetruexbrli:dateItemTypedateIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a bar chart showing the Fund's annual total returns for each of the last 10 calendar years (or for the life of the Fund if less than 10 years), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. 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Following the bar chart, disclose the Fund's highest and lowest return for a quarter during the 10 years or other period of the bar chart.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph ii false039false 4rr_BarChartLowestQuarterlyReturnrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruefalse-0.1219-0.1219falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a bar chart showing the Fund's annual total returns for each of the last 10 calendar years (or for the life of the Fund if less than 10 years), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. Present the corresponding numerical return adjacent to each bar. If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. Following the bar chart, disclose the Fund's highest and lowest return for a quarter during the 10 years or other period of the bar chart.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph ii false040false 4rr_PerformanceTableHeadingrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00Performance Table. falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 3 -Exhibit c false041false 4rr_IndexNoDeductionForFeesExpensesTaxesrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00(Reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThe Performance Table includes a parenthetical, indicating that the Index "(reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes)". This tag is used when this is reflected in a footnote.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 5 false042false 4rr_PerformanceTableUsesHighestFederalRaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00After-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes.falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringProvide a brief explanation that after-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii false043false 4rr_PerformanceTableNotRelevantToTaxDeferredrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your own tax situation, and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringProvide a brief explanation that the actual after-tax returns depend on an investor's tax situation and may differ from those shown, and after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their Fund shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iv -Clause B false044false 4rr_PerformanceTableOneClassOfAfterTaxShownrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00The after-tax returns are shown for only one of the fund's classes of shares, and after-tax returns for the fund's other classes of shares will vary from the returns shown.falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringProvide a brief explanation that if the Fund is a Multiple Class Fund that offers more than one Class in the prospectus, after-tax returns are shown for only one Class and after-tax returns for other Classes will vary.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii Reference 2: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iv -Clause C false045false 4rr_PerformanceTableClosingTextBlockrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsefalsefalse00<p style="margin:0in 0in .0001pt;"> <font size="2" style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family: Times New Roman;">Aft</font><font size="2" style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family: Times New Roman;">er-tax returns are calculated using the historical highest individual federal marginal income tax rates and do not reflect the impact of state and local taxes. Your actual after-tax returns will depend on your own tax situation, and may differ from those shown. The after-tax returns shown are not relevant to investors who hold their shares through tax-deferred arrangements, such as 401(k)&#160;plans or individual retirement accounts. The after-tax returns are shown for only one of the fund&#8217;s classes of shares, and after-tax returns for the fund&#8217;s other classes of shares will vary from the returns shown.</font> </p> falsefalsefalsenonnum:textBlockItemTypenaIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a table showing the Fund's (A) average annual total return; (B) average annual total return (after taxes on distributions); and (C) average annual total return (after taxes on distributions and redemption). A Money Market Fund should show only the returns described in clause (A) of the preceding sentence. All returns should be shown for 1-, 5-, and 10- calendar year periods ending on the date of the most recently completed calendar year (or for the life of the Fund, if shorter), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. The table also should show the returns of an appropriate broad-based securities market index as defined in Instruction 5 to Item 22(b)(7) for the same periods. A Fund that has been in existence for more than 10 years also may include returns for the life of the Fund. A Money Market Fund may provide the Fund's 7-day yield ending on the date of the most recent calendar year or disclose a toll-free (or collect) telephone number that investors can use to obtain the Fund's current 7-day yield. For a Fund (other than a Money Market Fund or a Fund described in General Instruction C.3.(d)(iii)), provide the information in the following table with the specified captions AVERAGE ANNUAL TOTAL RETURNS (For the periods ended December 31, _____)Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii false046false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnCaptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00Average Annual Total Returns (for the Periods Ended December 31, 2012) falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 5 false047false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse2false truefalseS000028958Member_index_Dow_JonesUBS_Commodity_IndexMemberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseDow Jones-UBS Commodity Indexrr_PerformanceMeasureAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_index_Dow_JonesUBS_Commodity_IndexMemberrr_PerformanceMeasureAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0nanafalse048true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse049false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnLabelrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00Index Comparison (Reflects no deduction for fees, expenses or taxes) Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Indexfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false050false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue-0.0106-0.0106falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false051false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnSinceInceptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.04640.0464falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false052false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnInceptionDaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1falsetruefalse002010-06-02falsefalsetruexbrli:dateItemTypedateReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 4 false053false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse3false USDtruefalse$S000028958Member_C000088951Memberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseArr_ProspectusShareClassAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_C000088951Memberrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0usdStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/iso4217USDiso42170USDUSD$nanafalse054true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse055false 4rr_MaximumSalesChargeImposedOnPurchasesOverOfferingPricerr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.05750.0575falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) A.3.instructions.2.a.i "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). A.3.instructions.2.a.ii If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 1 false056false 4rr_MaximumDeferredSalesChargeOverOtherrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01000.0100[1]falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph a -Clause i false057false 4rr_ManagementFeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00750.0075falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureManagement Fees include investment advisory fees (including any fees based on the Fund's performance), any other management fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates, and administrative fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not included as "Other Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph a false058false 4rr_DistributionAndService12b1FeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00250.0025falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureDistribution [and/or Service] (12b-1) Fees" include all distribution or other expenses incurred during the most recent fiscal year under a plan adopted pursuant to rule 12b-1 [17 CFR 270.12b-1]. Under an appropriate caption or a subcaption of "Other Expenses," disclose the amount of any distribution or similar expenses deducted from the Fund's assets other than pursuant to a rule 12b-1 plan.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 9 false059false 4rr_OtherExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00070.0007falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4Typepure"Other Expenses" include all expenses not otherwise disclosed in the table that are deducted from the Fund's assets or charged to all shareholder accounts. The amount of expenses deducted from the Fund's assets are the amounts shown as expenses in the Fund's statement of operations (including increases resulting from complying with paragraph 2(g) of rule 6-07 of Regulation S-X [17 CFR 210.6-07]). "Other Expenses" do not include extraordinary expenses as determined under generally accepted accounting principles (see Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 30). If extraordinary expenses were incurred that materially affected the Fund's "Other Expenses," disclose in a footnote to the table what "Other Expenses" would have been had the extraordinary expenses been included.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph c -Clause i false060false 4rr_ExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01070.0107falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureTotal Annual Fund Operating Expenses. If the Fund is a Feeder Fund, reflect the aggregate expenses of the Feeder Fund and the Master Fund in a single fee table using the captions provided. In a footnote to the fee table, state that the table and Example reflect the expenses of both the Feeder and Master Funds. If the prospectus offers more than one Class of a Multiple Class Fund or more than one Feeder Fund that invests in the same Master Fund, provide a separate response for each Class or Feeder Fund. Base the percentages of "Annual Fund Operating Expenses" on amounts incurred during the Fund's most recent fiscal year, but include in expenses amounts that would have been incurred absent expense reimbursement or fee waiver arrangements. If the Fund has changed its fiscal year and, as a result, the most recent fiscal year is less than three months, use the fiscal year prior to the most recent fiscal year as the basis for determining "Annual Fund Operating Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph d false061false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue678678USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 false262false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear03rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue896896USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false263false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear05rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue11311131USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false264false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear10rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue18061806USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false265false 4rr_AnnualReturn2011rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruefalse-0.1481-0.1481falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a bar chart showing the Fund's annual total returns for each of the last 10 calendar years (or for the life of the Fund if less than 10 years), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. Present the corresponding numerical return adjacent to each bar. If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. Following the bar chart, disclose the Fund's highest and lowest return for a quarter during the 10 years or other period of the bar chart. When a Multiple Class Fund offers more than one Class in the prospectus, provide annual total returns in the bar chart for only one of those Classes. The Fund can select which Class to include (e.g., the oldest Class, the Class with the greatest net assets).Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 3 -Exhibit a false066false 4rr_AnnualReturn2012rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruefalse0.00560.0056falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureIf the Fund has annual returns for at least one calendar year, provide a bar chart showing the Fund's annual total returns for each of the last 10 calendar years (or for the life of the Fund if less than 10 years), but only for periods subsequent to the effective date of the Fund's registration statement. Present the corresponding numerical return adjacent to each bar. If the Fund's fiscal year is other than a calendar year, include the year-to-date return information as of the end of the most recent quarter in a footnote to the bar chart. Following the bar chart, disclose the Fund's highest and lowest return for a quarter during the 10 years or other period of the bar chart. When a Multiple Class Fund offers more than one Class in the prospectus, provide annual total returns in the bar chart for only one of those Classes. The Fund can select which Class to include (e.g., the oldest Class, the Class with the greatest net assets).Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph ii false067false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnLabelrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00A Shares Returns Before Taxesfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false068false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue-0.0522-0.0522falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false069false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnSinceInceptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.03240.0324falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false070false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnInceptionDaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1falsetruefalse002010-06-02falsefalsetruexbrli:dateItemTypedateReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 4 false071false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse4false truefalseS000028958Member_AfterTaxesOnDistributionsMember_C000088951Memberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseArr_ProspectusShareClassAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_C000088951Memberrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseAfter Taxes on Distributionsrr_PerformanceMeasureAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldirr_AfterTaxesOnDistributionsMemberrr_PerformanceMeasureAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0nanafalse072true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse073false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnLabelrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00A Shares Returns After Taxes on Distributionsfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false074false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue-0.0544-0.0544falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false075false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnSinceInceptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.01350.0135falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false076false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse5false truefalseS000028958Member_AfterTaxesOnDistributionsAndSalesMember_C000088951Memberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseArr_ProspectusShareClassAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_C000088951Memberrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseAfter Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Sharesrr_PerformanceMeasureAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldirr_AfterTaxesOnDistributionsAndSalesMemberrr_PerformanceMeasureAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0nanafalse077true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse078false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnLabelrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00A Shares Returns After Taxes on Distributions and Sale of Fund Sharesfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false079false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue-0.0339-0.0339falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false080false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnSinceInceptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.01960.0196falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false081false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse6false USDtruefalse$S000028958Member_C000088952Memberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseBrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_C000088952Memberrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0usdStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/iso4217USDiso42170USDUSD$nanafalse082true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse083false 4rr_MaximumSalesChargeImposedOnPurchasesOverOfferingPricerr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00000.0000falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) A.3.instructions.2.a.i "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). A.3.instructions.2.a.ii If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 1 false084false 4rr_MaximumDeferredSalesChargeOverOtherrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.04000.0400falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph a -Clause i false085false 4rr_ManagementFeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00750.0075falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureManagement Fees include investment advisory fees (including any fees based on the Fund's performance), any other management fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates, and administrative fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not included as "Other Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph a false086false 4rr_DistributionAndService12b1FeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01000.0100falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureDistribution [and/or Service] (12b-1) Fees" include all distribution or other expenses incurred during the most recent fiscal year under a plan adopted pursuant to rule 12b-1 [17 CFR 270.12b-1]. Under an appropriate caption or a subcaption of "Other Expenses," disclose the amount of any distribution or similar expenses deducted from the Fund's assets other than pursuant to a rule 12b-1 plan.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 9 false087false 4rr_OtherExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00070.0007falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4Typepure"Other Expenses" include all expenses not otherwise disclosed in the table that are deducted from the Fund's assets or charged to all shareholder accounts. The amount of expenses deducted from the Fund's assets are the amounts shown as expenses in the Fund's statement of operations (including increases resulting from complying with paragraph 2(g) of rule 6-07 of Regulation S-X [17 CFR 210.6-07]). "Other Expenses" do not include extraordinary expenses as determined under generally accepted accounting principles (see Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 30). If extraordinary expenses were incurred that materially affected the Fund's "Other Expenses," disclose in a footnote to the table what "Other Expenses" would have been had the extraordinary expenses been included.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph c -Clause i false088false 4rr_ExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01820.0182falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureTotal Annual Fund Operating Expenses. If the Fund is a Feeder Fund, reflect the aggregate expenses of the Feeder Fund and the Master Fund in a single fee table using the captions provided. In a footnote to the fee table, state that the table and Example reflect the expenses of both the Feeder and Master Funds. If the prospectus offers more than one Class of a Multiple Class Fund or more than one Feeder Fund that invests in the same Master Fund, provide a separate response for each Class or Feeder Fund. Base the percentages of "Annual Fund Operating Expenses" on amounts incurred during the Fund's most recent fiscal year, but include in expenses amounts that would have been incurred absent expense reimbursement or fee waiver arrangements. If the Fund has changed its fiscal year and, as a result, the most recent fiscal year is less than three months, use the fiscal year prior to the most recent fiscal year as the basis for determining "Annual Fund Operating Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph d false089false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue585585USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 false290false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear03rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue873873USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false291false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear05rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue11851185USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false292false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear10rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue19401940USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false293false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue185185USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph 1 false294false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear03rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue573573USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph 1 false295false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear05rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue985985USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 -Subparagraph f false296false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear10rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue19401940USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 -Subparagraph f false297false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnLabelrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00B Shares Returns Before Taxesfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false098false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue-0.0418-0.0418falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false099false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnSinceInceptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.03830.0383falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false0100false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnInceptionDaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1falsetruefalse002010-06-02falsefalsetruexbrli:dateItemTypedateReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 4 false0101false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse7false USDtruefalse$S000028958Member_C000088953Memberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseCrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_C000088953Memberrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0usdStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/iso4217USDiso42170USDUSD$nanafalse0102true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse0103false 4rr_MaximumSalesChargeImposedOnPurchasesOverOfferingPricerr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00000.0000falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) A.3.instructions.2.a.i "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). A.3.instructions.2.a.ii If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 1 false0104false 4rr_MaximumDeferredSalesChargeOverOtherrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01000.0100falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph a -Clause i false0105false 4rr_ManagementFeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00750.0075falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureManagement Fees include investment advisory fees (including any fees based on the Fund's performance), any other management fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates, and administrative fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not included as "Other Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph a false0106false 4rr_DistributionAndService12b1FeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01000.0100falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureDistribution [and/or Service] (12b-1) Fees" include all distribution or other expenses incurred during the most recent fiscal year under a plan adopted pursuant to rule 12b-1 [17 CFR 270.12b-1]. Under an appropriate caption or a subcaption of "Other Expenses," disclose the amount of any distribution or similar expenses deducted from the Fund's assets other than pursuant to a rule 12b-1 plan.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 9 false0107false 4rr_OtherExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00070.0007falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4Typepure"Other Expenses" include all expenses not otherwise disclosed in the table that are deducted from the Fund's assets or charged to all shareholder accounts. The amount of expenses deducted from the Fund's assets are the amounts shown as expenses in the Fund's statement of operations (including increases resulting from complying with paragraph 2(g) of rule 6-07 of Regulation S-X [17 CFR 210.6-07]). "Other Expenses" do not include extraordinary expenses as determined under generally accepted accounting principles (see Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 30). If extraordinary expenses were incurred that materially affected the Fund's "Other Expenses," disclose in a footnote to the table what "Other Expenses" would have been had the extraordinary expenses been included.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph c -Clause i false0108false 4rr_ExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01820.0182falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureTotal Annual Fund Operating Expenses. If the Fund is a Feeder Fund, reflect the aggregate expenses of the Feeder Fund and the Master Fund in a single fee table using the captions provided. In a footnote to the fee table, state that the table and Example reflect the expenses of both the Feeder and Master Funds. If the prospectus offers more than one Class of a Multiple Class Fund or more than one Feeder Fund that invests in the same Master Fund, provide a separate response for each Class or Feeder Fund. Base the percentages of "Annual Fund Operating Expenses" on amounts incurred during the Fund's most recent fiscal year, but include in expenses amounts that would have been incurred absent expense reimbursement or fee waiver arrangements. If the Fund has changed its fiscal year and, as a result, the most recent fiscal year is less than three months, use the fiscal year prior to the most recent fiscal year as the basis for determining "Annual Fund Operating Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph d false0109false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue285285USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 false2110false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear03rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue573573USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false2111false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear05rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue985985USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false2112false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear10rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue21372137USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false2113false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue185185USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph 1 false2114false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear03rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue573573USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph 1 false2115false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear05rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue985985USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 -Subparagraph f false2116false 4rr_ExpenseExampleNoRedemptionYear10rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue21372137USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryYou would pay the following expenses if you did not redeem your shares. Include the second 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods and related narrative explanation only if a sales charge (load) or other fee is charged upon redemption.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 -Subparagraph f false2117false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnLabelrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00C Shares Returns Before Taxesfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false0118false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue-0.0119-0.0119falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false0119false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnSinceInceptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.04860.0486falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false0120false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnInceptionDaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1falsetruefalse002010-06-02falsefalsetruexbrli:dateItemTypedateReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 4 false0121false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse8false USDtruefalse$S000028958Member_C000088954Memberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseIrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_C000088954Memberrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0usdStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/iso4217USDiso42170USDUSD$nanafalse0122true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse0123false 4rr_MaximumSalesChargeImposedOnPurchasesOverOfferingPricerr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00000.0000falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) A.3.instructions.2.a.i "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). A.3.instructions.2.a.ii If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 1 false0124false 4rr_MaximumDeferredSalesChargeOverOtherrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00000.0000falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph a -Clause i false0125false 4rr_ManagementFeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00750.0075falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureManagement Fees include investment advisory fees (including any fees based on the Fund's performance), any other management fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates, and administrative fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not included as "Other Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph a false0126false 4rr_DistributionAndService12b1FeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00000.0000falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureDistribution [and/or Service] (12b-1) Fees" include all distribution or other expenses incurred during the most recent fiscal year under a plan adopted pursuant to rule 12b-1 [17 CFR 270.12b-1]. Under an appropriate caption or a subcaption of "Other Expenses," disclose the amount of any distribution or similar expenses deducted from the Fund's assets other than pursuant to a rule 12b-1 plan.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 9 false0127false 4rr_OtherExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00070.0007falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4Typepure"Other Expenses" include all expenses not otherwise disclosed in the table that are deducted from the Fund's assets or charged to all shareholder accounts. The amount of expenses deducted from the Fund's assets are the amounts shown as expenses in the Fund's statement of operations (including increases resulting from complying with paragraph 2(g) of rule 6-07 of Regulation S-X [17 CFR 210.6-07]). "Other Expenses" do not include extraordinary expenses as determined under generally accepted accounting principles (see Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 30). If extraordinary expenses were incurred that materially affected the Fund's "Other Expenses," disclose in a footnote to the table what "Other Expenses" would have been had the extraordinary expenses been included.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph c -Clause i false0128false 4rr_ExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00820.0082falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureTotal Annual Fund Operating Expenses. If the Fund is a Feeder Fund, reflect the aggregate expenses of the Feeder Fund and the Master Fund in a single fee table using the captions provided. In a footnote to the fee table, state that the table and Example reflect the expenses of both the Feeder and Master Funds. If the prospectus offers more than one Class of a Multiple Class Fund or more than one Feeder Fund that invests in the same Master Fund, provide a separate response for each Class or Feeder Fund. Base the percentages of "Annual Fund Operating Expenses" on amounts incurred during the Fund's most recent fiscal year, but include in expenses amounts that would have been incurred absent expense reimbursement or fee waiver arrangements. If the Fund has changed its fiscal year and, as a result, the most recent fiscal year is less than three months, use the fiscal year prior to the most recent fiscal year as the basis for determining "Annual Fund Operating Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph d false0129false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue8484USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 4 false2130false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear03rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue262262USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false2131false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear05rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue455455USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false2132false 4rr_ExpenseExampleYear10rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truefalsetrue10141014USD$falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativeMonetaryTypemonetaryThe Example assumes that you invest $10,000 in the Fund for the time periods indicated and then you redeem all of your shares at the end of those periods. The Example also assumes that your investment has a 5% return per year and that the Fund's operating expenses remained the same. Although your actual costs may be higher or lower.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection example -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 2 false2133false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnLabelrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1falsetruefalse00I Shares Returns Before Taxesfalsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringThis item represents Average Anuual Total Returns. If a Multiple Class Fund offers a Class in the prospectus that converts into another Class after a stated period, compute average annual total returns in the table by using the returns of the other Class for the period after conversion.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false0134false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnYear01rr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.00810.0081falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false0135false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnSinceInceptionrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1truetruetrue0.05910.0591falsefalsefalsexbrli:pureItemTypepureReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph iii -Clause 1 -Exhibit 2 false0136false 4rr_AverageAnnualReturnInceptionDaterr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalseterseLabel1falsetruefalse002010-06-02falsefalsetruexbrli:dateItemTypedateReturn Before Taxes.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 4 -Subsection b -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph instructions -Clause 4 false0137false 0truefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalse9false USDtruefalse$S000028958Member_C000088955Memberhttp://www.sec.gov/CIK0000764719duration2013-04-30T00:00:002013-04-30T00:00:00falsefalseMFS Commodity Strategy Funddei_LegalEntityAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_S000028958Memberdei_LegalEntityAxisexplicitMemberfalsefalseR1rr_ProspectusShareClassAxisxbrldihttp://xbrl.org/2006/xbrldick0000764719_C000088955Memberrr_ProspectusShareClassAxisexplicitMemberpureStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/instancepurexbrli0usdStandardhttp://www.xbrl.org/2003/iso4217USDiso42170USDUSD$nanafalse0138true 3rr_RiskReturnAbstractrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalse1falsefalsefalse00falsefalsefalsexbrli:stringItemTypestringfalse0139false 4rr_MaximumSalesChargeImposedOnPurchasesOverOfferingPricerr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00000.0000falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) A.3.instructions.2.a.i "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). A.3.instructions.2.a.ii If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 1 false0140false 4rr_MaximumDeferredSalesChargeOverOtherrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00000.0000falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureMaximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load) (as a percentage of ____) "Maximum Deferred Sales Charge (Load)" includes the maximum total deferred sales charge (load) payable upon redemption, in installments, or both, expressed as a percentage of the amount or amounts stated in response to Item 7(a), except that, for a sales charge (load) based on net asset value at the time of purchase, show the sales charge (load) as a percentage of the offering price at the time of purchase. A Fund may include in a footnote to the table, if applicable, a tabular presentation showing the amount of deferred sales charges (loads) over time or a narrative explanation of the sales charges (loads) (e.g., __% in the first year after purchase, declining to __% in the __ year and eliminated thereafter). If more than one type of sales charge (load) is imposed (e.g., a deferred sales charge (load) and a front-end sales charge (load)), the first caption in the table should read "Maximum Sales Charge (Load)" and show the maximum cumulative percentage. Show the percentage amounts and the terms of each sales charge (load) comprising that figure on separate lines below.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 2 -Subparagraph a -Clause i false0141false 4rr_ManagementFeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.00750.0075falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureManagement Fees include investment advisory fees (including any fees based on the Fund's performance), any other management fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates, and administrative fees payable to the investment adviser or its affiliates that are not included as "Other Expenses."Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection instructions -Paragraph 3 -Subparagraph a false0142false 4rr_DistributionAndService12b1FeesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel1truetruetrue0.01000.0100falsefalsefalserr:NonNegativePure4TypepureDistribution [and/or Service] (12b-1) Fees" include all distribution or other expenses incurred during the most recent fiscal year under a plan adopted pursuant to rule 12b-1 [17 CFR 270.12b-1]. Under an appropriate caption or a subcaption of "Other Expenses," disclose the amount of any distribution or similar expenses deducted from the Fund's assets other than pursuant to a rule 12b-1 plan.Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef -Publisher SEC -Name Form -Number N-1A -Chapter A -Section 3 -Subsection table -Paragraph 1 -Subparagraph 9 false0143false 4rr_OtherExpensesOverAssetsrr_falsenadurationfalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalsefalselabel<