Escape Protocol

Escape Protocol

Enchantment

Whenever you cycle a card, you may pay . When you do, exile target artifact or creature you control, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

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Set Rarity
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths (IKO) Uncommon

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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Pre-release Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Frontier Legal
Historic Legal
Arena Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal

Escape Protocol Discussion

bl4ckb0l7 on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

3 days ago

LoxodonSniper

I use Cloud of Faeries in combination with Escape Protocol to create some mana while cycling through.

orionreyzak on Harry961's Zur the Enchanter [Cycling]

1 month ago

I liked your video, and am glad to see a non-degenerate build of Zur. I think Toothy, Imaginary Friend is a better inclusion than Stoic Champion, and does a better job than Mulldrifter. I think that Steel of the Godhead is a good aura for Zur when everyone has flying murder machines out, or Archetype of Imagination out. Tribute Mage is a great inclusion, I use it to find my signets, Fluctuator, Blackblade Reforged (for those oloro players) , and Fellwar Stone. I'm sure a lot of these cards weren't around when you made this deck. Astral Drift speaks for itself, as does Crystalline Resonance. Escape Protocol is my back up for my backup, and may not need to be included, but I like being able to keep Fluctuator and it's the only Astral like effect that hits artifacts that I know of. I would love to see you update this deck with the new sets out.

tflceia on ⟳ Deckcycle | Gavi Primer

2 months ago

Hi!

Great job here. Best primer I've seen so far for Gavi cycling deck. I also love cycling and you state very interesting points here. I agree Astral Slide/Astral Drift/Escape Protocol is the best way to abuse both ETB effect and protection. Also really like the idea Wild Research card and the negative cost is easy to mitigate.I'll testing this for sure! In other hand I also found Abandoned Sarcophagus a really awkward card in some situation and you refer that might also happen with Bag of Holding (need to test this one a bit more and it might see the cut).

From my end, I am in a more budget version and also trying to avoid Thassa's Oracle win as it seems to be wincon to every body else who plays blue these days. As an alternative I play with Approach of the Second Sun. What's your opinion on this?

As I don't run mana infinite combo, I found Lightning Rift quite useless most of the times. I would rather pay 1 mana for the drake than shock any target. It only came up couple times to shoot some key creatures. Also it doesn't have cycle itself so it ends up having low utility card. Do you think it deserves a cut in my situation? My play pattern is trying to cycle 2 times each turn to get maximum value of Gavi with my Astral Slide/Astral Drift/Escape Protocol in the battlefield so sinking mana into Lightning Rift to shock doesn't seem too effective.

Cheers

KingMetalink on Gavi, Cycling Warden

2 months ago

Sorry, you need two Escape Protocols. So that means you also need Mirrormade, Estrid's Invocation, Clever Impersonator, or something like that.

KingMetalink on Gavi, Cycling Warden

2 months ago

Damn, I forgot that Astral Drift/Slide are until the end step. However, Escape Protocol goes infinite if you have Cloud of Faeries or Peregrine Drake in play at the same time.

ulysses2009 on None

2 months ago

If i use a card like Kheru Lich Lord to return a creature and blink it in my turn using Escape Protocol, does the creature return as usual so i can keep it?

ulysses2009 on Escape Protocol interaction

2 months ago

If i use a card like Kheru Lich Lord to return a creature and blink it in my turn using Escape Protocol, does the creature return as usual so i can keep it?

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.

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