Connive / Concoct


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Connive / Concoct



Gain control of target creature with power 2 or less.


Surveil 3, then return a creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

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Connive / Concoct Discussion

android_12x on

2 weeks ago

Murphy77: I have two one-drop blockers in the form of Eye Collector and Merfolk Secretkeeper . Thought they don't have deathtouch, these cards help mill.

Connive / Concoct reanimates Syr Konrad, the Grim in case he gets milled.

Clear the Mind has the highest potential of being added in if I decide to get rid of Kaya's Wrath .

Murphy77 on

2 weeks ago

A good early chump-blocker for this deck like Vampire of the Dire Moon might help you get established.

Although Narcomoeba does provide a back-stop to help always keep a creature on the field, I rather like Clear the Mind to recycle your own graveyard back into your library.

Have you considered something like Thief of Sanity over Connive / Concoct ?

Kaya's Wrath just seems like you are admitting defeat - kill all your own best creatures for a possible extra turn of play. I would tend to go with something like Aid the Fallen to support your Forever Young and this would simplify your lands.

merrowMania on A Shioking Sight

2 months ago

Cuts: Sire of Stagnation , Dakmor Salvage , Connive / Concoct , Extract from Darkness , Stitch Together , and Victimize

Sire is slow and reliant on your opponents deliberately playing into it to get value. Dakmor is a land that enters tapped and is not needed to fill your grave since you can target yourself with Ashiok (and 22 lands is fine when you consider an adjusted average cmc). The other four are mediocre reanimation spells that are getting upgraded by the adds or are not efficient/versatile enough to run in addition to your signature spell.

Adds: Animate Dead , Necromancy

Shwang on Grixis Reanimator

2 months ago

Let me just start with... I love this deck. I saw something similar on CoolStuffInc ( and loved it.

Is aggro an issue with this deck? I would think Ritual of Soot would be a powerful addition here. At the very least in sideboard. Also, in my opinion, Thought Erasure is incredibly powerful and could be mainboarded. Not sure what in for. Also, Connive / Concoct is very good at either slowing down early decks or using the reanimator function... or just getting cards in the graveyard.


Kogarashi on Can Conive / Concoct grab ...

3 months ago

Please link cards using double square brackets to make the question easier to understand, like so:

[[Connive / Concoct]], [[Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]]

Connive / Concoct , Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

Emrakul's "shuffle into the library" ability is a triggered ability. When Concoct's Surveil sends Emrakul to the graveyard, the ability will trigger. However, triggers don't go onto the stack until a player next receives priority, and players do not receive priority during the resolution of a spell or ability, so the rest of Concoct will resolve first. You will return a creature card to the battlefield before Emrakul's trigger actually goes onto the stack.

This means you can actually put Emrakul back onto the battlefield if it's put into the graveyard via Concoct's Surveil. Then the Emrakul trigger goes on the stack, presumably resolves, and shuffles your graveyard (minus Emrakul but including Connive / Concoct ) into your library.

Bean1996 on Modern Emra-cool

3 months ago

I'm still learning some chat features so excuse me if this doesn't work. JKRice, Connive / Concoct works because of the way the stack needs to resolve. A card or ability is one instance at a time and can't be responded to within the card itself. For example you would be unable to respond in the middle of Opt even though it says Scry 1 and then draw. And similarly the shuffle trigger of the titans entering can't interrupt the resolution of concoct

Infinity_Dragon_Blade on Simic Self-Mill

5 months ago

This is interesting. Note that for Jace, Wielder of Mysteries win condition to function you have to Draw a card not mill one, if you mill out you still lose. If you want to go black Connive / Concoct would be a good fit and Thought Erasure could help you out earlier game (Surveil would also be great for this deck). Discovery / Dispersal would also be a pretty good fit since you can potentially get 3 cards out from your library and since you draw the last one you don't need to worry about milling yourself out. Psychic Corrosion is probably a better mill card than Drowned Secrets . This deck doesn't have much against quick aggro, so I would suggest going up to 4 root snares. Wall of Lost Thoughts could be helpful too.

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