Epiphany at the Drownyard


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Epiphany at the Drownyard


Reveal the top X plus one cards of your library and separate them into two piles. An opponent chooses one of those piles. Put that pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

Epiphany at the Drownyard Discussion

Mister_Smithy on Bio-Epihpany

1 month ago

Though Genesis Wave is tempting, I feel it's harder to find itself and is prone to being less useful than Epiphany at the Drownyard. As for the Axebane Guardian and Overgrown Battlement ramp core, I really like this core for medium-mana and mid range jank. In this deck, however, you need to hit your entire deck with epiphany to win the game which requires the infinite mana combo. Luckily this creature based combination works for my purposes. Thanks for the feedback, though.

Cloudius on Bruna the 女神

5 months ago

Can consider the following the supplement the "Wheel Effects"

Epiphany at the Drownyard

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SpeshulK on Muldrotha Zombristocrats Brew

10 months ago

Hello everyone, this will be my first attempt at constructing a Commander deck and I'm going to need some help creating a functioning deck. Just looking for some casual fun with friends so tier 1 performance is not necessary, but I would love some tricks to impress my pals. I know there are some impressive Muldrotha, the Gravetide brews in the works, but I'm working within a tight budget. Who knows, if a suggestion is truly worth the cost, I might fork over some extra cash. First and foremost, my idea is to build an aristocrats deck using cards like Dictate of Erebos, Grave Pact, and Butcher of Malakir. I believe the most effective (and fun) way to get my aristocrats running is to use sacrifice outlets such as Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Ashnod's Altar, and Fleshbag Marauder. I also plan to use recursion cards like Muldrotha, the Gravetide, Gisa and Geralf, and Havengul Lich for extra sacrifice fun. Zombies like are my preferred creature type because they seem to be the easiest creatures to recur. (Prized Amalgam, Gravecrawler, and Relentless Dead.) Since Muldrotha, the Gravetide can recast permanents like Animate Dead and Pernicious Deed, I'm avoiding instants or sorceries unless they are too good to pass up. I'm thinking Epiphany at the Drownyard, Villainous Wealth, and Traumatize could be interesting inclusions. Maybe Army of the Damned for tons of sacrifice targets. Is there any hope of pulling this deck together into a functioning strategy?

JoosetheMuice on Muldrotha, the Gravetide EDH

10 months ago

Animal Magnetism could be kinda fun. Draw spells like Fact or Fiction Frantic Search and Epiphany at the Drownyard that also cause you to discard synergize well.

Top RecsDeadbridge Chant (gets stuff in G-yard, becomes a must destroy)Grisly Salvage (hits early lands, sets up for later)Hermit Druid cuz BSSphinx of Uthuun another fact or fictionJarad's OrdersSearch for Azcanta  FlipTaigam, Sidisi's HandTasigur, the Golden Fang

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PieInTheSky on U Tron

1 year ago

Thanks Pheardemons. I see your point about Tolaria West. It'll probably be removed soon. I am not thinking about adding in Minamo, School at Water's Edge and Oboro, Palace in the Clouds because this is trying to remain a budget deck. Same with Platinum Emperion. I run 2 of Academy Ruins because I am often hit with a surprise Spreading Seas or Ghost Quarter. Trinisphere I have found to win a lot of games. This may just be who I'm playing against, but it's still pretty good. Ratchet Bomb is sometimes good and sometimes not, and it'll probably go to the sideboard. I am going to swap out 2 Treasure Mages for Fabricates. 2 Mindslavers have been working well for me. I am almost never in a position where I have both at the same time. I'm enjoying Epiphany at the Drownyard. It's very fun as a tron payoff. Thanks for taking the time to comment on this deck.

Pheardemons on U Tron

1 year ago

Tolaria West tends to be a trap. If you have enough blue mana to transmute it, then you're not holding up counter magic. If you need the blue, it's a tapland. Also, I've never cared for Gemstone Caverns. I understand the early game ramp, but the fact that you have to exile a card just to get a little extra ramp in a TRON deck is hurting yourself. You most likely don't need two Academy Ruins. Since you are playing Sundering Titan I'd recommend adding in Minamo, School at Water's Edge and Oboro, Palace in the Clouds. These are blue sources that Sundering Titan can't hit. Lastly, because you are a tron deck, I'd recommend taking out a land or two. My blue tron deck only plays 23, and I haven't had many problems.

Personally, I've switched from Platinum Angel to Platinum Emperion. Granted, the one extra mana is relevant, but Platinum Angel can be hit by a lot of removal. Dismember, double Lightning Bolt (happens more often than you think), ect. Also, with Platinum Angel, your opponent can still bring you to zero or less life, and just try to wait until they find a way to remove it. This is a personal preference, but one that I've had success with.

Trinisphere and Ratchet Bomb are odd choices mainboard here. I understand the thought, but they slow down your main theme of countering until you get to big stuff. I would suggest taking them out or moving them to the sideboard.

Solemn Simulacrum is one that I never cared to see in my list. His land search rarely was wanted, the chump blocker I never truly needed, however I understand why you might like him here. He's another one that I didn't have success with. I switched him with Thought-Knot Seer and have had some MAJOR success with.

Based on your list, four Treasure Mage is A LOT. I'd recommend going down to a two/two split with Fabricate. So that you can still hit the board wipe stuff you need. Especially once you build a sideboard. Usually blue tron decks have a lot of artifacts in the sideboard.

How has two Mindslaver's worked for you? I went down to one mainboard and one sideboard, and eventually took the one out of the sideboard because I never wanted to see two. By the time the game goes that long you shouldn't have to be worrying about making sure you have two. Especially with Academy Ruins to get it back if you needed to use it earlier than you wanted (a well placed Mindslaver has won me many games by taking out every threat in their hand, or using what is in their hand against them).

Something I am playtesting instead of Thirst for Knowledge is Supreme Will. I haven't had enough playtesting to say which one is better, but something to think about for you.

Epiphany at the Drownyard never worked well for me. Other lists like it, but that's more of a preference thing. If it works for you, by all means keep it. However, if you haven't had good results, maybe look at other options.

Counters, Wurmcoil, Titan, then Ugin. Beat that.

Here is my list that describes the reasons for the cards, plus a sideboard that you can take as a base. If you have any questions on cards or concepts I'd be glad to help.

Also, here's a link to the top competitive blue tron decks that are made on tapped out. If you're looking for ideas and different perspectives.


Kitnz on

1 year ago

You definitely need to switch those Keyrunes out for either Signets or Cluestones (Signets recommended). While you do have some decent card draw at sorcery speed, you could use some more in the instant slot. Epiphany at the Drownyard and Expedite are two I play in a similar deck. Prophetic Prism can also help out with the mana fixing since your landbase doesn't quite match the cards being cast (need more blue/Islands!). Also, Pyre Hound has pseudo-Prowess, just better! Not sure what you'd take out for it, though.

IzzetFanatic on If you hate people... Play this deck

1 year ago

@Pheardemons: I like the idea of playing Emperion so I shall try to use it. The biggest difference is its mana cost. That one turn is super important imo. Also at my local cgs there is a lot of infect running around so I generally have to work around that.

As to Supreme Will, I think its worth it to playtest with it. A split could be good. I feel like a lot of times the ability to actually get card advantage off of the card as opposed to just cantrip with it is really useful. Discarding unwanted cards also thins your deck out a bit unlike the will after you shuffle your deck. I think the counter could be very very influential but holding up 3 mana for it is a little gross if you're early in your game. I think at most times in the early game you'd rather just let their threat hit the board and then take care of it later, instead using your three mana to use its draw ability which I think is significantly inferior to Thirst for Knowledge's. Ill try it however and I am also optimistic about maybe doing a sort of split.

I have decided to follow your lead and main Spellskite as well as it is a 0/4 for two mana. That in game one is very good and the fact that it will shut down quite few number of other decks is really good. I'm gonna guess that this card will often be sided out tho.

Epiphany at the Drownyard is really just personal preference. I am running a 1/3 split between the drownyard and the Thirst for Knowledges. I feel like it turns on at about 5-6 mana and helps you snowball in the end game. When you use it you just have to have the mindset that you won't cast it unless they don't have a threat to play. Most of the time countering their spell or killing/bouncing their creature instead of drawing with the epiphany. But there will be times when they don't have a threat and then you get so much value from the card.

I am thinking that Trickbind could be really good now too. The value it gives when you shut down entire combos for a turn is really really good and while you don't get to cantrip with it I think that in this meta the exra versatility of Trickbind puts it barely over Squelch in usefulness.

I have added Endbringer and taken out a Solemn Simulacrum as I believe with the addition of Spellskite our early game.

As to Filigree Familiar... Seems like a strictly better version of Bottle Gnomes on the surface but I'll look into it a bit deeper.

I think that Urza's Factory while good would crowd out Mirrorpool. I'd consider adding it if I removed another spell but as of now Mirrorpool has been serving me really well as it helps get the edge in a game where you have tron but you're still deadlocked with your opponent. The factory could help you stabilize if you have tron but no money cards but It's not that efficient. That's just my thoughts.

Thanks for the advise wanna play on Trice sometime?

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