Cloudshift

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common

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Cloudshift

Instant

Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under your control.

Cloudshift Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

3 weeks ago

bushido_man96: The deck doesn't precisely have a discard theme, but it does work to strip resources from my opponents in an asymmetric fashion. If I can resolve Mindslicer , I will almost always win (because I can rebuild my hand extremely quickly and they cannot).

Abzkaban: I did end up cutting Bloodghast . I'll be honest that I'm suspecting that Necromancy will also eventually come out, possibly for Dread Return .

budlaorf: Vilis is almost certainly finding a home here -- the only real question is whether he is better or worse than Razzledazzle. Apart from him, I'm unsure about Blood for Bones , and probably not including the other two.

firestorms90: Yeah, Contamination is extremely good in mono-black, and is more upside than downside for us, but it does harm us a little. I'm glad I could help! :)

Rambolicious_0: Yes, you could choose to reanimate OR recur the thing you just sacrificed. In a certain sense, it's like a black Cloudshift to reuse an ETB, in many cases (stapled to an additional Raise Dead ).

Kazur on Modern UW Blink

1 month ago

Not completely better. Cloudshift specifies directly back to your control. Ephemerate specifies directly back to the owner's control. Something to be aware of.

lfritzsche on Modern UW Blink

1 month ago

I guess I missed Ephemerate . That's just a strictly better Cloudshift . Question now is what combination of Eerie Interlude vs Cloudshift works the best.

tappedout__ on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 month ago

With regard to a lower avg. CMC I recommend Cloudshift . This card is so flexible and perfectly fits into aikido style.

  • It's a nice counter for spells targeting your creatures.
  • Use it with Dualcaster Mage to copy an instant/sorcery for .
  • It synergizes very well with Word of Seizing due to getting permanent control of the targeted creature.
  • Become the monarch by flickering Queen Marchesa .
  • You tapped all your deathtouch creatures and need a blocker? Cloudshift is your friend (does not work with tokens though).
  • It's fetchable with Sunforger .

AutomaticFrenzy on $20 Budget Rubinia

1 month ago

I'm a little confused, but maybe I'm misunderstanding. Since Acrobatic Maneuver Momentary Blink and Oblivion Ring say that the creature returns under its owners control and not your control, wouldn't blinking them in that way just put them back onto the opponents battlefield?

I don't see anything like Cloudshift , Ghostly Flicker , Nephalia Smuggler , Synod Sanctum , etc, that would steal them permanently

TheVectornaut on The Merchand arrives

1 month ago

By using your own spells to kill off a Gray Merchant of Asphodel just to reanimate him, you'll be giving up a ton of card advantage and losing tempo. If you're really interested in abusing the Merchant's ability by getting it to trigger multiple times, I'd consider running blue for bounce effects like Unsummon , or better yet, white for flicker like Cloudshift . You could also set up a Panharmonicon to double the trigger automatically. However, there really isn't any need to do so. The better option is to just invest in the mono-black devotion plan enough that Gray Merchant will kill in one hit. I recommend looking up black devotion lists to get an idea of cards to add. I've had a lot of fun with a devotion zoo deck using 1 drops like Gravecrawler , Gutterbones , and Bloodsoaked Champion with Midnight Oil and Phyrexian Arena to refill. In general, you just want to include the most black mana symbols for the lowest cost (while also bearing card power level in mind). Vampire Nighthawk and Despoiler of Souls are two cards you already have that fit the bill. Some other favorites are Gatekeeper of Malakir , Phyrexian Obliterator , Gifted Aetherborn , Dread Shade , and Geralf's Messenger . These decks can be a little pricey, especially if you include a set of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx . If you're looking for a more gradual form of life drain, Orzhov lists are a popular way to do so. They run cards more in the vein of Obzedat, Ghost Council , Wall of Limbs , and Kambal, Consul of Allocation . They might also take advantage of lifegain with Ajani's Pridemate , Felidar Sovereign , or the Sanguine Bond / Exquisite Blood combo. One of the reasons these decks are so popular is that they can easily be built on a budget. As a final note, I'd like to point out that you're currently lacking the mana needed for the curve you have. I'd want at least 20 lands here and maybe as many as 25 to avoid constant mana screw. Good luck with your build!

Coward_Token on "Bird Leaf" | Feather EDH

1 month ago

MH Captain Obvious analysis time:

Fists of Flame : this is pretty great isn't it? cantrip that combos with commander damage & zada/mirrorwing

Ephemerate: can save some mana over Cloudshift for casting some other spells but that dependency is probably overall worse

Generous Gift is probably overall worse than Wear / Tear , although I guess that's a bit meta-dependent (speaking of the latter, I guess you've already considered adding another artifact/enchantment token maker for the purpose of making W / T more easily recurable?).

Silverdrake on White/Green Humans

1 month ago

Looks like fun! I assume you're operating on a budget?

Consider some cheap dual lands like Blossoming Sands or Selesnya Guildgate to help make sure you have the colors you need when you need them. A step up from those without spending too much money would be Sunpetal Grove , Canopy Vista , and/or Fortified Village . If you wanted to go nuts you could look at Windswept Heath , Temple Garden , and Cavern of Souls .

Maybe look into Blossoming Defense or Heroic Intervention to replace Woodcutter's Grit , Strength of Arms , and/or Cloudshift .

The front side of Mayor of Avabruck  Flip buffs your dudes, and the back side provides you with more bodies when you need them. Champion of the Parish is of course nuts in a deck like this, but it is a little expensive.

There's plenty of other changes you could make to make the deck stronger, but that's where I would start. Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

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