Dance of the Skywise

Dance of the Skywise


Until end of turn, target creature you control becomes a blue Dragon Illusion with base power and toughness 4/4, loses all abilities, and gains flying.

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dance of the Skywise Discussion

Icbrgr on

3 months ago

Dance of the Skywise for dragon transformation goodness!

Exotryptan on

2 years ago

Replace 3 x Air Servant with 3 x Sower of Temptation

Replace Water Servant with AEtherling

Replace Jace's Mindseeker and Fleet Swallower with 2x Archetype of Imagination

Replace 2 x Illusionary Armor with 2 more Favorable Winds

Replace Divination, Glimpse the Future and 1-2 others for 3-4 x Amass the Components

Of course these are just suggestions if you really want a card go for it

Some other suggestions

Use Dispel and/or Counterspell and/or Negate

Your creatures are pretty weak, you can control your opponent for a long time but you're missing the dmg to finish it.

If you want to focus more on flying you could use:


Darkslick Drake

Guard Gomazoa

Sprite Noble

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner

Dance of the Skywise

Gravitational Shift

Thassa, God of the Sea

Hope i could help :)

clayperce on Big Prowess (EMN - Retired)

3 years ago

No, it totally works that way. Like I say, Prowess triggers on cast. So if I have an Elusive Spellfist on board and cast Dance of the Skywise, Prowess will trigger and the Spellfist will get +1/+0 and Unblockable. Then, once the Dance resolves, it will become a 4/4 blue Dragon Illusion with Flying but no other abilities. At that point it's a 5/4 with Unblockable and flying. Sure, if I cast another noncreature spell after that, it's not going to get another Prowess-lite trigger. But Dance can't go back in time and take away something that's already happened.

Like I say, I think the reason it doesn't see much play is that Titan's Strength is just better. There's no reason to turn Spellfist into a 5/4 Unblockable with Flying for mana symbol 1mana symbol u when I can turn it into a 5/4 Unblockable for mana symbol r. :-)


n4pesto and Argeaux,
Nevertheless, I'm sticking with Essence Flux over Turn Aside ... it er, SHUTS down targeted removal too, and it also gives ETB effects on a few creatures and a +1/+1 counter on one. Thanks again though for talking me thru Turn Aside; I have a newfound respect for the card.

Zaueski on Big Prowess (EMN - Retired)

3 years ago

Just noticed clayperce, it's worth noting in your description that Dance of the Skywise doesn't function like that because the base creature is completely lost for a turn it is only a blue dragon. "Loses all abilities" is why that card never sees any play. It isn't important, as you aren't running it but I thought I would point it out for clarity's sake.

clayperce on Zada, ISIS grinder.

3 years ago

Nice deck, especially for a super-budget brew!

How has Dance of the Skywise been working for you? I keep almost putting it in my deck, but not quite. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

clayperce on Izzetstrad

3 years ago

Looks nice!
So how's Dance of the Skywise working for you? I keep almost putting it in my deck and not quite, so I really appreciate your thoughts!

Draw well!

Argy on clayperce

3 years ago

clayperce you're most welcome.

You give me so much help with my EDH decks, it's the least I can do.

I also love mucking around with decks. It helps me to be a better Player, although I still have a long way to go in that regard.

I've tweaked the Sideboard for Spell It For Me.

Basically put a bit more of the noncreature spells in and added Turn to Frog.

Might let the last bit of damage squeeze through if they have one flier, and you cast Dance of the Skywise on one of your Creatures.

Alternatively it will allow more Trample damage through.

Of course, as we know, it also nerfs Gideon and any big fatties.

The day they take that spell away from me is going to be a very sad day.

I think you may need to take out two of the larger Creatures if you wanted to make the deck competitive.

You'd need to test a bit to work out whether it would be Mirrorwing or the Gwellers.

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