Drift of Phantasms

Drift of Phantasms

Creature — Spirit

Defender (This creature can't attack.)


Transmute (1)(Blue)(Blue) ((1)(Blue)(Blue), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

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Set Rarity
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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

Drift of Phantasms occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Rules Q&A

Drift of Phantasms Discussion

Altoman on UR Foundry Primer

7 hours ago

I really like this kind of deck and played it alot myself. I suggest you add the infinite combo in your toolkit.

Battered Golem + Retraction Helix with a free artifact like Tooth of Chiss-Goria gives you an additional win condition at instant speed. And who says no to infinite golems from Golem Foundry during the opponents turn?

If you want to get your combo faster, add in some Drift of Phantasms.

Tsal on I Invited My Big Brother is That Ok?

2 weeks ago

So taking another look at the list, your four major Braids combo pieces are:

Paradox Haze and Strionic Resonator to get multiple Braids triggers per turn. The resonator is also great because you can double your annihilator triggers off of eldrazi.

Vanishing and Vodalian Illusionist do the phasing tricks I mentioned earlier.

Between those four cards, you have CMC 1-3. The only real tutors to those things in blue come in the form of transmute effects. I already mentioned Drift of Phantasms which covers CMC 3. (Technically Fabricate can get you the resonator as well but it's a little more pricey)

If you want more consistent access to your CMC 1 and 2 spells, there's also Dizzy Spell and Muddle the Mixture

Tsal on I Invited My Big Brother is That Ok?

2 weeks ago

Overall, it looks like the deck has all the major Braids targets for budget play.

The first thing I recommend is to put in Drift of Phantasms as a second copy of Paradox Haze which is the best card in your deck.

The second thing I highly recommend is Vanishing and Vodalian Illusionist. You can use them defensively to protect your commander at instant speed. You can use them pro-actively - phasing out Braids, Conjurer Adept near the end of your own turn to ensure your opponents don't get her upkeep trigger. She'll phase back in before your untap step so you will get her triggers. You can also use these cards offensively to remove a single major threat that is causing you grief.

High Tide can push a turn past the limit when you need it to.

If you find you're low on draw power, Howling Mine and Kami of the Crescent Moon are "group hug" draw power. Hopefully you make better use of the extra cards than your opponent.

Windfall can be situational but if there's a player who's drawing too many cards, you can take advantage of their excess while also milling them pretty badly. Rush of Knowledge is arguably less situational since your deck churns out CMC + like it's its job.

Finally, Riptide Laboratory can be good in a pinch if your opponent is a jerk and targets Braids, Conjurer Adept for a nasty effect.

Ryan689 on Nightmare (Mill)

1 month ago

Thank you 9-lives for the help. I feel like Wall of Lost Thoughts could have been a great choice but I preferred Drift of Phantasms, it flies and has transmute, it has been pretty handy for getting cards I need such as Fraying Sanity. I have been told that 32 land is too much quite a bit, so I will try to fix that. As for Traumatize I have never seen that card, and am very thankful for you showing it to me, it will probably work better then Fleet Swallower as an end game card. Thanks you for the helpful input.

Gattison on Prague-Rock

1 month ago

Altoman: Yeah I've got some Tooth of Chiss-Gorias around here somewhere that I keep forgetting to put in. Thanks for reminding me, it is a good idea. =)

As for the Drift of Phantasms I don't have any, but I need to buy like 40 of them for my decks, so hopefully I can swap that in soon, too.

Thanks for your help.

plasmapython on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

2 months ago

I really like this deck and was coming up with a similar brew, the thing about a deck like this is that Escape Protocol, Astral Slide and Astral Drift, and New Perspectives are more so your commander than what you have in the command zone. I see that you are using tutors to get over this hurdle, but I was wondering if you had considered any of the more Gavi Unique tutors as I would like to know your opinion on them. Long-Term Plans is a tutor that is usually pretty slow, but given you can draw that many cards in one rotation around the table, is it worth it? Another one is I considered was Drift of Phantasms for a 3 drop transmute spell. Library of Lat-Nam lacks Mana efficiency, but given this deck needs card draw and tutors, could it be worth it? Finally Archmage Ascension is a hard to get off the ground ultimate tutor but with Gavi already trying to do it's requirement, I think it may also be worth consideration.

I love this deck and appreciate any input on my suggestions. I look forward to seeing how you adjust it in the future.

Altoman on Prague-Rock

2 months ago

You need Tooth of Chiss-Goria. This makes the combo at instant speed so you don't have to care for burn. Also it's an alternate win condition because you can add an infinite +1/+0 to an unblocked creature.

You also need Drift of Phantasms because all the goodies cost 3. It's helpfull to get the missing piece for the combo.

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on

2 months ago

I don't think I really need another 3 CMC transmute card in here, what should I put in for Drift of Phantasms?

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