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
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.

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Cunning Wish Discussion

Avrose on Aetherflux Paradox "Storm"

9 months 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 Fort Oloro

10 months 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 Fort Oloro

10 months 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

LVL_666 on Non-"Destory" Boardwipes.

1 year ago

Well you could just use some graveyard recursion that'll help you rebuild Patriarch's Bidding or Yawgmoth's Will come to mind. However cards like Merciless Eviction negate this. Instead you could use Hedonist's Trove or the "Wish" cycle - Cunning Wish, Burning Wish, Death Wish, Living Wish, or Golden Wish. Perhaps one of those would be your best bet.

dinosaurzez on Bennie and the Jets

1 year ago

@moloy559 Thanks for your comment!

If I was trying to make this deck on a budget the first thing I would cut is Snapcaster Mage, while he's very powerful, there are cards that can mimic his effect for a bit more mana at sorcery speed such as Scrivener, Pull from the Deep, or even Mnemonic Wall.

Another card I would cut is Visions of Beyond; I don't actually see it's "draw 3 cards" clause trigger all that often, so I can see it being a Sorcerous Sight or Quicken instead.

It's possible to cut Cunning Wish and the corresponding wishboard, and just run Blue Sun's Zenith and/or Brain Freeze in it's place, since those are the only combo pieces in the board. All the other cards in the wishboard are there to give Cunning Wish utility in games where you aren't going to combo off.

I'd say 95% of why I run Mind Over Matter is for the combo with Azami, Lady of Scrolls or Arcanis the Omnipotent, otherwise it's a nice effect to have, but not terribly useful. If you're not a huge fan of that combo then by all means cut it, although it is nice to have a hard combo to Blue Sun's Zenith into when you've generated ~40ish mana with High Tide but can't win through storm.

Finally Tectonic Edge is a great budget replacement for Strip Mine.

Hope this helps.

LeaPlath on Crazy first turn win legacy deck with griselbrand

1 year ago

Generally, I think you are better off playing the version with Intuition and Cunning Wish. Gives you more options to win with the Sneak and Show Omni package.

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