Blink of an Eye


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common

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Blink of an Eye


Kicker (You may pay an additional as you cast this spell.)

Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If this spell was kicked, draw a card.

Blink of an Eye Discussion

spacecoyote1313 on Dovin's Angels

1 week ago

-2 Unwind +2 Opt (you already have Negate s)

you don't need 3 draw spells so I'd suggest removing the Anticipate for +1 Cleansing Nova and +2 Blink of an Eye

-1 Island +1 Seal Away

Aldel on Flying Mermaids

2 weeks ago

Mono blue can be really fun and disruptive to play against an opponent. You should consider adding counter cards like Essence Scatter or Negate . Blink of an Eye can be very handy, maybe get a playset of them? Since you have a merfolk theme going may you can add Mist-Cloaked Herald and give it flying. Finally, I highly recommend Tempest Djinn since it's a flyer that gets stronger with each island you have. Happy brewing!

Murphy77 on Etrata, Game Closer

3 weeks ago

OK - I have been playing around with similar builds and have a few comments.

1) You want Lazav, the Multifarious to convert to extra Etrata, the Silencer s, in which case it will be flickered or shuffled back into your deck. Why then Blackblade Reforged ?

2) I found that Disinformation Campaign under-performs and slows down the deck. If you play 4 Siren's Ruse you don't need Blink of an Eye , specially if you play some other cards that might speed up the deck.

3) Thief of Sanity can be a total game changer in this deck, allowing you to select your opponent's strongest cards and play then as your own. I like equipping Aether Tunnel to Thief of Sanity to create an unblockable 3/2 creature that does damage each turn and also gives you one of your opponent's cards into your 'second hand' each turn. IMO 3,or 4 Thief of Sanity are a must in your main-board.

My choices would be:

-2 Blackblade Reforged

-2 Disinformation Campaign

-1 Murder

-2 Mission Briefing (pay 2 mana to select an instant to replay -then have 2 less mana to play that card - doesn't work until late in the game)

-1 Blink of an Eye

-1 Thought Erasure

+1 Siren's Ruse

+4 Aether Tunnel

+4 Thief of Sanity

Then have some fun

Building on this theme, I would certainly have Hostage Taker in the side-board. It is a pity that we can't also play Nightveil Specter (from the guild-kit). I would consider the option of being able to drop Blink of an Eye for Curious Obsession to give your unblockable Thief of Sanity even more oomph.

Beliel4fun on Lost your Marbles?

1 month ago

Ok, after having my logic squashed like a grape, I've had a sudden epiphany about my strategy. The Induced Amnesia will only give back the cards if it goes to the graveyard, that said, my idea of returning their cards in hand to be discarded is blown out of the water, unless they do it themselves (or I splice some white or green in this deck). However, there is some good news. If the Amnesia gets bounced by say Blink of an Eye , they remain exiled, and even if you recast the Amnesia and it magically gets sent to the graveyard, the original set of cards will not come back with the ones from the "new" Amnesia effect.

So now that my strategy is blown for this deck, i'll endeavor an Esper version that will make this combo very lethal and very dangerous, muahahahaha! ^_^

CyborgAeon on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago

Unfortunately, this isn't the place to talk about unbanning cards. Though Cyclonic Rift looks like a one-sided board wipe, the card isn't played as much in cEDH - although it is a bounce spell - most decks would rather use other options ie: lower cost ( Chain of Vapor ) or with the option to also draw cards ( Into the Roil / Blink of an Eye ).

Cyclonic Rift is a very powerful card in casual edh. I would likely only run it in baral, but to each their own. Some staxier decks run it. Upheaval on the other hand is quite unbalanced - and if fastbond was also unbanned - I'm sure that we would see tatyova decks & Gitrog decks on the rise. However - Upheaval is quite rightfully banned (as it's stupid).

Sheldon is the overseer of the list, but it's likely that with all of the new members of the committee for edh that we will see some unbannings, new ideas etc.

Raging_Squiggle on Siren Stormtamer vs Explosion

1 month ago

After Blink of an Eye resolves, your Explosion will no longer be targeting a creature your opponent controls. Because of this, Siren Stormtamer ’s ability is now targeting an illegal target and will fizzle when it resolves.

As for your Explosion, it will resolve and do as much as it can, which will be drawing you cards. NOTE: the only reason your Explosion still resolves it because it still has a legal target (you). If for some reason all of it’s target became illegal, it would fizzle as well.

chosenone124 on Siren Stormtamer vs Explosion

1 month ago

My opponent has a Tempest Djinn and a Siren Stormtamer .

I have an Expansion / Explosion and a Blink of an Eye .

If I cast Explosion on Djinn x=4, and my opponent activates Siren Stormtamer to counter my Explosion, will casting Blink of An Eye on Djinn let me draw cards off the Explosion? After all, the ability Stormtamer is countering is not technically targeting my opponent or their creatures, it's only targeting me (since the Djinn is in their hand).

Beliel4fun on Lost your Marbles?

1 month ago

Blink of an Eye it is then! =)

I'll try Quench first before Syncopate in play test. As for Disinformation Campaign , I'll try swapping two of them with the cards in the deck.

Thanks a lot for the suggestions and the upvote!

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Blink of an Eye occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.15%


All decks: 0.26%

Blue: 3.04%