Cunning Wish


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Judgment (JUD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Cunning Wish


You may choose an instant card you own from outside the game, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. Exile Cunning Wish.

Cunning Wish Discussion

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Excuse me while I Kess this guy

3 weeks ago

Looking at your commander I immediately want to do something with the new Guilds of Ravnica cards that count instant and sorceries in exile.

Crackling Drake + Fling ? Beacon Bolt + Mogg Maniac ? xD

In the actually helpful range, it sounds like you're doing some tournament play, which usually means you get a sideboard if you want one. Have you thought about Burning Wish , Cunning Wish etc. To give you some more space to play with?

SynergyBuild on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 month ago

Shimmer/ Paradox Engine allows for mass, instant speed storm, at an insane ease. Yisan, while being better with Engine (untapping Yisan allows for fetching Llanowar Elves into Priest of Titania into Shimmer Myr into Temur Sabertooth or whatever, then keep untapping Yisan to go off until Great Oak Guardian then Sabertooth into infinite mana) still isn't an instant-speed spell, that is the issue. If the gamplan can be Swords to Plowshares ed at sorcery speed, the deck is doing something wrong.

Here's why:

If, just by playing lands, maybe a dork or some rocks, and passing, drawing cards, biding your time until the winning combo or impossibly difficult to win through lock hits the table, respond by casting everything you need to until you win.

This playstyle is Legacy Resetide ( Reset / High Tide with untap effects and a deck made up of Islands and instants, ready to storm until it casts a lethal Stroke of Genius on the opponent). I simply wanted to see if it was possible to accomplish a similar playstyle in Yeva.

You can't build Resetide in EDH because there isn't the consistency of running 7 Resets and 7 Tides (Legacy uses Cunning Wish as a playset for the 7 copies of every card in the deck it needs), nor can it even run enough instant speed draw and untap and ramp to pull it off without them, so mono-blue is out.

Zur can storm off at instant speed using Necropotence and Shimmer Myr , however doesn't have the luxury of doing it at anytime but on their own endstep, making it not a true-instant speed storm, as it can't do it in repsonse to an opponent winning on the opponent's turn.

Yeva, this list, can do it, only given a good hand and a lot of mana, but it can, with GoG and Cat. That was my interest in the deck. The issue was getting Cat, dorks that tapped for enough, and GoG, the mana to go off, and the interaction/protection to pull it all off.

Yeva was a long-shot, but if any deck could do it, Yeva seems like the one. The issue I found immediatly was wincon-lightness and tutor-lightness. The Cloudstone Curio , Paradox Engine wincons of the deck only go off at sorcery speed, so have big issues, however Shimmer Myr solves that, and allows for Walking Ballista , Candelabra of Tawnos (for Gaea's Cradle ), and more rocks to go off. The issue again is tutoring for that, then for the new combos. If this list had the tutor-density that a 3 color list like Zur would, it would work amazingly. As is, it just doesn't get there.

I am going to work further on this and try to get it to work, but Soren841 may be right that this is too difficult to accomplish.

Resetide may have friends in Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir . I may put some time into testing him out. That 5 mana cost is my biggest issue.

dbpunk on EDH tutor commander

2 months ago

So two things:

  1. The cost is too damn high for a single card tutor that can only tutor for a single card. Maybe lower it to 4 and give it a ability (similar to General Tazri ). While I do agree that allowing for search of more than one card could become seriously degenerate, especially since the card can hit both graveyard and library, but I think you can reduce the cost. Or raise the power to a 3/4.

  2. The issue with the exile clause is it might not work out the way you think. Primarily it's the fact that cards that work like that ( Glittering Wish , Cunning Wish , etc) don't actually grab cards removed from the game by effects such as Path to Exile . They only grab cards signified by something like a sideboard.

What might work out better is if it sent the card to the command zone and allowed you to cast it any time it was legal, then had a five colored ability to send it back to the command zone.

Avrose on Aetherflux Paradox "Storm"

1 year ago

You can un exile something from the game. I was under the impression Mastermind gets exiled after use. I got stuck thinking about Cunning Wish

GeneralKourumov on

1 year ago

I see your point with Isochron Scepter, but my LGS allows wishboards so Mastermind's Acquisition and Cunning Wish are good to go.

AidanMcNay on

1 year ago

To remove:

Mastermind's Acquisition -doesn't do as much without being able to use the second clause (for this reason, Cunning Wish doesn't do anything)

Flood of Recollection -it's conditional, meaning that it doesn't do anything on its own (requires another card). Also, it's not directly affecting the board state

Isochron Scepter -same basic reason

Acid Rain -sure, its good if your opponent plays forests, but you don't want that against anything else, imagine having it in your opener playing a red aggressive deck (also, many nonbasics are played in commander, so just because it's a green deck doesn't mean that it'll have forests)

Calsifer on Budgetless Kess Doomsday/Storm (CEDH)

1 year ago

This is being tweaked for a meta which allows sideboards and penalizes players who win before turn six and/or go infinite.

Mostly looking for thoughts and suggestions on the sideboard choices but any feedback is appreciated!

Ive elected to go with Burning Wish over Cunning Wish due to CMC and flashback potential.

Targets include: Mind's Desire: often a little clunky and painful Ad Nauseam and Dark Confidant so I moved it to the wish board.Void Snare: redundant Chain of Vapor mostly to clear stax effects.Grim Tutor: arguably the worst of the unconditional tutors so I moved it to the wish board. Not sure about this one, may be better in the main.Pyroclasm: clears little guys.Damnation clears big guys too!Vandalblast: By Force is better but its always good to have redundancy.Exsanguinate: infinite mana win condition.Thoughtseize: counter magic bait or strip a win condition etc.Stranglehold: there is an extra turns Kess deck in the meta.Serum Visions: the worst of the cantrips so, to the board! Good for cracking a Doomsday pile.

mtgApprentice21 on Tuned Jhoira EDH

1 year ago

Play-tested you're version, got Omniscience AND Enter the Infinite in the starting hand, used MLD to reset the board the turn before the win-con was played, DREW THE ENTIRE DECK FOR FREE, and played/dropped all the remaining creatures and non-land artifacts, then played ALL the extra turn spells - even the Temporal Mastery from exile using Cunning Wish - for max extra turns, and then, just 'cause I could, I played Timetwister! THAT confirms it, Omniscience + Enter the Infinite makes decks completely EXPLODE!!! XD

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