Astral Drift

Astral Drift


Whenever you cycle Astral Drift or cycle another card while Astral Drift is on the battlefield, you may exile target creature. If you do, return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Modern Horizons (MH1) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Astral Drift Discussion

hungry000 on Astral Ponza: A Theory on the Emancipation of Land

1 day ago

Nartana I have! The card is fine, but card slots are tight and this deck would rather have Tilling Treefolk since it's a body that can be flickered by the almighty Astral Drift. While Loam gets more lands in the ideal scenario, it also costs mana and a draw every turn, which is slower and less efficient than Wrenn and Six or flickering a Treefolk in that same situation. Then we consider their fail states--at worst, Treefolk is a 1/3 blocker. Loam, on the other hand, doesn't give you much in a deck with no real graveyard synergies.

bl4ckb0l7 on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

2 months ago

And what about Astral Drift and Astral Slide in combination with Containment Priest?

orionreyzak on Harry961's Zur the Enchanter [Cycling]

4 months ago

I liked your video, and am glad to see a non-degenerate build of Zur. I think Toothy, Imaginary Friend is a better inclusion than Stoic Champion, and does a better job than Mulldrifter. I think that Steel of the Godhead is a good aura for Zur when everyone has flying murder machines out, or Archetype of Imagination out. Tribute Mage is a great inclusion, I use it to find my signets, Fluctuator, Blackblade Reforged (for those oloro players) , and Fellwar Stone. I'm sure a lot of these cards weren't around when you made this deck. Astral Drift speaks for itself, as does Crystalline Resonance. Escape Protocol is my back up for my backup, and may not need to be included, but I like being able to keep Fluctuator and it's the only Astral like effect that hits artifacts that I know of. I would love to see you update this deck with the new sets out.

Dblegacy on Just Follow the Trail... wait wrong cycling

4 months ago

Astral Drift is great for fizzling your opponents critters too. Say they want to attack with that big bad, nope sorry buddy but that blightsteel colossus is going to have to wait a turn. Or you could, say, at the beginning of Their end step, blink that annoying blocker or utility creature and swing on through! Honestly though, besides those examples it’s better with creatures with etbs that you can abuse but the utility of the card in a cycling deck just for the above examples is something to consider. Good luck!

Phostration on Just Follow the Trail... wait wrong cycling

4 months ago

I originally had the two lands you mentioned, but since the addition of Fluctuator and Tectonic Reformation, I switched for the others. The idea is that if I have flucuator out, I can cycle for free, but if need be I would have tectonic for 1 mana cycle on any of my lands.

I like Djeru's Renunciation looks really good! I'd like to pit it in sideboard and switch it in against quick creature decks.

I was on the edge with Astral Drift. I know I can cycle to flicker a blocker and fizzle out the attack. Hmmm I'll have to think more on it.

Thanks so much for the suggestions!

Dblegacy on Just Follow the Trail... wait wrong cycling

4 months ago

I’ve always loved cycling and the decks built around the mechanic. In fact, one of my favorite competitive decks of all time was built around cycling. (Of course, that was during a time where affinity had first appeared on the seen and the Gw deck was built to strictly hose those early affinity decks) have you considered Secluded Steppe Barren Moor Forgotten Cave they should all be modern legal. I would also suggest more cards that cycle for utility Djeru's Renunciation follows the game plan by being able to cycle but it’s a cheap utility card in a pinch. Astral Drift may give you a some decent utility as well. Gilded Light might be a good sideboard option. Overall a very fun looking deck!

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