Essence Flux


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

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Shadows over Innistrad Uncommon

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Essence Flux


Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. If it's a Spirit, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Essence Flux Discussion

clayperce on Last Chance to Solve Zada/Mirrorwing

1 week ago

I've been trying to break Zada, Hedron Grinder since she was first spoiled. Same with Mirrorwing Dragon. And though I've seen and played a bunch of REALLY fun brews, I've yet to see one that's competitive.

That's where I'm hoping y'all can help: Please share your ideas and brews!

To get us started ...

Here's a list of all the ...

Cards that play nicely with Zada and Mirrorwing

Standard* clayperce


Here are the known playable archetypes:

  • Blink: Abuse Blink effects (Essence Flux, especially) and ETB Creatures
  • Clues/Artifacts: Investigate effects (Confront the Unknown, especially) and Artifacts-matter cards
  • Counters: +1/+1 Counter effects and Counters-matter cards (multiple cards ... IMO this is the strongest archetype so far)
  • Energy: Energy counters and Energy-matters cards
  • Prowess: Prowess made better with Zada/Mirrorwing
  • Tokens: Token-maker effects ( Silverfur Partisan , especially ... though Strength of Arms may actually be better)
  • Something else entirely?

And here are some earlier threads: Solving Mirrorwing and Solving Mirrorwing: The Sequel.

With both Zada and Mirrorwing rotating out of Standard in September, we don't have much time. Thanks in advance for your help!

Rsori on Curses Control HOU

1 week ago

Consign is there to combo Gearhulks? If so, why not Essence Flux?

Regorek on Creatures of the Night - $60 U/G Flash - Standard

2 weeks ago

From my understanding of the rules, it would. Metallic Mimic doesn't have an Enter the Battlefield ability, it has a replacement effect (it says "As ~ enters the battlefield," not "When ~ enters the battlefield"). This means the effect modifies the card before it goes into play. A more common example is Steam Vents still requiring you to pay 2 life for it to enter untapped even if an opponent has Blood Moon out, because that particular ability resolves before it enters the battlefield and could be affected by Blood Moon.

In short, if you Essence Flux a Metallic Mimic and name "Spirit" when it comes back, it would affect all of your pro-spirit triggers because Mimic becomes a Spirit before it enters the battlefield.

I would double check with a judge about this, but I'm fairly certain that is how it would work.

Jaxx134 on Trespassing Phantasm

2 weeks ago

Cloudshift and Essence Flux are also helpful to save my life drainers from removal. I didn't really want to add green to the deck since it is already 3 colors but i might start playing around with taking out white to add some green cards.

Chino90 on Trespassing Phantasm

2 weeks ago

What about Collected Company instead of your flicker effects? Because Cloudshift and Essence Flux are only useful with your phantasm and horror. They are dead cards without them, but might ensure a kill once you have them on the bf. On the other hand, CC is a pseudo draw that can get your phantasm and horror quicker on the bf, assuming you didnt drew them still, and can also cheat into play the rest of your lifedrainers, in case you are missing them.

Mercurial_Owl on Creatures of the Night - $60 U/G Flash - Standard

2 weeks ago


Essence Flux is something I've definitely considered, but with reduced number of spirits I can't really find any reason to play it anymore over something like Blossoming Defense. Heroic Intervention I think is just a better utility card though for that sort of thing because it gets around sweepers. Of course if I played the Metallic Mimics then I might be forced to reconsider, but the thing I don't like about that card is that it's such a bad top deck and with four copies your bound to draw into one eventually once you've dumped your hand. It's an interesting idea to play a full set of both though. I think that If I were to go that route it would just be better to play U/W spirits instead to get the full benefit of both cards because you'd probably never want to name wolves with Metallic Mimic in this build with a full set of Essence Fluxs. I'm curious though, would it's etb effect naming spirits trigger Nebelgast Herald & Mausoleum Wanderers abilities upon its resolution?

rjphilla on Creatures of the Night - $60 U/G Flash - Standard

2 weeks ago

If it's not too pricey I'd recommend Metallic Mimic you can name spirits or wolves and then in combination with that would be Essence Flux You'll give your creatures protection, re-trigger ETB effects from the spirit and the Mimic. Most of your 2/1 Flyers now will be 4/3 at least. Let me know what you think

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