Ephemerate

Ephemerate

Instant

Exile target creature you control, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Modern Horizons (MH1) Common

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

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Ephemerate Discussion

jakaeser on Mardu EDH Test (Cheap)

1 day ago

Here's a some more staple cards you should consider:

Removal

  • Vandalblast is arguably the best artifact board wipe in the game.
  • Blasphemous Act is a must-run in any red deck. It's red's best board wipe, hands down.
  • Bedevil has a very specific casting cost, but the payoff is its flexibility.
  • Rakdos Charm – never leave home without it. Modal graveyard hate, the ability to really mess up a token swarm deck, and at worst targeted artifact removal is too good not to run.
  • Darksteel Mutation to make their commander a bug.

Lands

Ramp

Other

  • Goblin Bombardment is one of my favoritest free sacrifice outlets. Sac outlets are way more flexible than you'd think – someone going to blow up your board? Make them eat however much damage. They want to steal a creature? How about no. Someone plays something like Imprisoned in the Moon on Alesha? Sac her first before she's a land forever more.
  • You could also consider blink effects like Ephemerate and Eerie Interlude as multi-function board protection and ETB abuse.

I'm sure I'll be back with more recommendations later ;)

Hero-X on THE Reaper King

1 week ago

I focused heavily on the blinking effect for a cheap (CMC<=3) mix of scarecrows and shapeshifters under my own "Reaper Scarelings" deck (at Archidekt). If you run enough ETB-enablers (Cloudshift, Ephemerate, Acrobatic Maneuver, etc.), it might be worthwhile to include Toothy, Imaginary Friend as a card-draw engine. Consider attaching Deadeye Navigator to an ETB monster as well.

MagisterArtium on Flickering Uro

2 weeks ago

Hi guys, I know that Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath can be flickered/blinked for multiple value. I don't really understand the interaction tough. When Uro enters the battlefield, the first ability goes on the stack and then the second. If I play Ephemerate right after Uro, it goes on the stack and resolves before Uro has even entered the battlefield. So I would need to cast Ephemerate after Uro has etb and triggered his second ability, but before he gets sacrificed due to the first triggered ability.

So how does that work? How can I slip in a flicker spell, when both those abilities enter the stack with one card?

DespairFaction on Boros Aurelia

2 weeks ago

On the opposite side of the coin Ive been doing a lot of Aurelia deck reviews lately, so based on my past experience heres what changes I would make. The first issue that jumped out at me is the number of 3 drops. This always becomes a problem when you run a lot of the swords, however when deck building I will often shift the swords to the 5 CMC slot visually just because that is much more inline with how they perform. Anyway with this being the case I always want to make sure my 3 CMC cards are essentially over performing because its so crowded, and the other thing is that you do want to have some number of bigger plays as the game goes later or if someone ramps hard. I recently destroyed all the tokens of Avenger of Zendikar with an Elesh Norn which was 7 drop vs 7 drop...you won't get that by running entirely 3 drops. When the game gets big, you want some ability to go big as well.

I would probably cut captain lannery storm as a result. I would add signet or talisman in its place. Combat celebrant has generally also underperformed for me so In place of that, the card you need more than anything else in this deck is Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite its removal, and its team pump for a deck full of small creatures. In short its a game winner.

Depending on how winds of abandon is performing, that would most likely be the slot for generous gift/chaos warp. By running both of those I notice that glacial chasm and spore frog aren't nearly the problems they used to be for me. In general I don't love that wind's of abandon gives something back to opponents, it can be a problem sometimes, so I might go for Volcanic Offering instead since blowing up key lands or just slowing your opponents while also taking out the 2 best creatures in play of your opponents.

Next Outpost Siege has never been my favorite, Light Up the Stage is a bit more immediate, but lately Ive been really hot on Commune with Lava especially when you've got feast and famine in play since you can float mana. Commune has the ability to grab 2 early if you just need a land or you can scale X to go bigger in the late game. You'll need to play it a few times it does require a small amount of skill to get it just right, but Id go that route over outpost. Tome of Legends is a card that i am currently trying to get tested, but i never seem to draw it, however it looks very promising in Aurelia. Beyond that, I've also used Prophetic Flamespeaker in the past. It wears equipments well and will get you to look at some extra cards, and it works best in a low curve deck like this because of the nature of impulse draw.

Here are things that I very much want to add but don't have room for but you might want to consider. Blackblade Reforged it deletes players from the game, especially if you have double strike. Umezawa's Jitte its easily the most complicated equipment since its range of performance goes from does nothing up to wins the game. Neheb, the Eternal It just makes so much mana and its good on attacking and blocking also. Archangel of Thune predominantly to make your hate bears bigger and close the game quicker.

Here are some very interesting cards to think about that Ive used or have been trying to test more. Backdraft Hellkite slow but flashback on your spells. Helm of Possession Turn your 2 drops into someones consecrated sphinx or commander. Its somewhat skill intensive, but stealing other peoples stuff is absurdly powerful. You currently don't have a fog effect other than teferi's in the deck which makes me nervous, maybe its a meta call but I really like a fog that can be brought back with mist veil plains so Comeuppance or Dawn Charm depending if you value the lower CMC vs more power. Also as a nice, this deck does look a bit soft to other aggro or big stompy decks.

Next, lets talk about stax. You've got some light stax to medium stax happening in this deck. If you want to bring it to the next level here are some super nasty options. God-Pharaoh's Statue this thing makes it super hard for your opponents to cast anything and just grinds them to hault.. they won't be comboing off through this. Next, my personal favorite its very good as you get toward the Cedh side of things, is Winter Orb once again it crushes combo decks, crushes tatyova and golos style decks and other big ramp decks, and really any deck that doesn't have just tons of big creatures in play. Its very skill intensive, but the key to break parity is Feast and famine and Neheb. Next Blind Obedience its nasty, and if you draw enough cards its a win condition, plus life gain which is also relevant. If you find that other aggro or stompy decks are problem, take a look at Angelic Arbiter you basically don't lose to creature decks. Aura of Silence is also very real, sometimes a little slow but can come back with sun titan...happens occasionally.

I personally wouldn't mind seeing another protection spell in the deck. Many choices available here Eerie Interlude, Legion's Initiative Brought Back and even just Cloudshift Ephemerate bring some amount of protection but can also be used for the 3rd combat trick amongst other things.

Alright those are my thoughts for now. I am sure thats plenty to think about. Let me know if you have any questions :) -PJ, Commander Replay

golgarigirl on Dragon Master

3 weeks ago

First of all, looking at it 'on paper', I don't know how this thing works, but it works! Here are my thoughts (whether they amount to anything or not is up to you...)

First, the curve on this is absurd, especially given the mana. Would some more mana production early game be helpful? I noticed the Sarkhan, Fireblood is missing, so it seems maybe not? Still, Faeburrow Elder seems like it might be a busted mana creature for the deck.

I would still look to sub more expensive reanimation for lower CMC reanimation...since then you can activate more other abilities, cast more spells, etc with your mana. Also, more versatile reanimation might be good, considering how often cards like your Sarkhans and your 'gateways' blown up. Perhaps think of replacing things like Fearsome Awakening and Unburial Rites with things like Animate Dead (only 2cmc, can take my things too) and Obzedat's Aid (gets your planeswalkers, artifacts, and enchants back), or even Beacon of Unrest.

Since you're a graveyard-centric deck, some things to salvage your graveyard in case someone decides they need to exile all your dragons might be in order. You have continuous effects like Reito Lantern or Bow of Nylea (bonus points for being cute with Balefire Dragon), or you can do something that serves multiple purpose like Perpetual Timepiece. Cauldron does this somewhat as well. Again, not sure how much of an issue this is.

A few cards I was unimpressed with: Verix Bladewing, Praetor's Council, Sarkhan, Dragonsoul, Darksteel Ingot, Mirror Gallery, Palace Siege, Ephemerate (for this one, I would personally go back to Cloudshift, so Dragonlord Silumgar can permanently steal a creature).

Some ideas: Temur Ascendancy, Assassin's Trophy/ Beast Within/ Generous Gift/ Anguished Unmaking (some very general target removal, hit anything really stupid that's bothering you), Dragonlord Atarka, Dragonlord Ojutai (I think you were working on getting Atarka...)

Archon_Bel on Epharan High Culture (Ephara, God of the Polis)

3 weeks ago

Gurkins

Thanks for the post! I actually had Nadir Kraken in the deck during the first few test runs, and you're right that it works extremely well with Ephara. I'm not entirely sure why I took it out in the first place, but I suppose it was because I was worried that I might come to a point where I wouldn't have enough mana to keep up for both using thr kraken's effect and keeping up answers. Still, its synergy with Ephara is notable, so I think it's worth it for me to put it back in or at least keep it on standby in my collection.

As for not using counterspells, I can't really say for sure how well that'll really work out for me in the end; I haven't really been able to test the deck against real opponents lately.

In previous games, my way of controlling the game and boardstate was by using my creatures' EtB abilities. Cards like Reflector Mage and Venser, Shaper Savant can simply bounce any potentially problematic creatures an opponent might cast, resulting in a tempo loss and wasted investments for them. This strategy is made even more effective by cards like Panharmonicon and my other blink creatures/spells like Soulherder and Ephemerate. With my bouncers out, they essentially turn those cards into pseudo-removal while fulfilling Ephara's trigger.

At least, that's how it's meant to work in theory. Situations like a Vorinclex coming down or some guy casting a board wipe are the reasons I'm still considering running a few counters in here. I'm not really sure what to cut, though.

As for lands, I generally haven't had a lot of trouble with getting the appropriate colors or issues with taplands. Most of the lands I have that can come in tapped have easily fulfillable conditions to have them come in untapped while cards like Temple of Enlightenment or Myriad Landscape are useful for their manafixing and utility.

K1ngMars on The Great Depression Tazri Budget 40$

3 weeks ago

What about Ephemerate? It goes well with Tazri's tutor etb and is a better Cloudshift.

amicdeep on Echant, remove, repeat (HELP)

1 month ago

personally i would be tempted to either go all in on the nightsky or agent rather than split. have you considered going 4 agent 4 Ashiok's Adept and going all in on a controlling midrange shell (discard, removal and protection spells (like Tidehollow Sculler) id also add some utility spells that also can target like Dawn Charm and Valorous Stance id also consider Ephemerate as it protects your stuff from removal while triggering it, then i dose it again, it also has serious synergy with Tidehollow Sculler

another possibility is Supernatural Stamina and Undying Evil which would work well with both the heroic creatures and High Priest of Penance

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