Essence Flux


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) 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

Rzepkanut on Tish-ana Wizard or Few

2 days ago

Pretty sweet deck I appreciate it a lot. Wizard tribal is pretty cool I never noticed how inexpensive most of the wizard tribal cards are on Magic Online....I think I'm going to have to give it a try. My favorite Tishana version to play right now is actually an elf tribal version. In my build the MVPs are often copy spells and blink effects. Specifically Cackling Counterpart, Vizier of Many Faces, Ghostly Flicker, Essence Flux, Displace, Siren's Ruse, Nephalia Smuggler and good old Deadeye Navigator. You can make a copy of Tishana and choose to keep the real one and the copy goes to the graveyard but you still get the ETB card draw trigger. And blink effects can be used to save creatures early or get more value from Tishana late. I'll be getting a Patron Wizard for my wizard tribal version though, because I like being extra annoying....I'm putting a link to my Tishana deck too, although it's actually a tad different now because of some recent changes I've been testing.. its like 94% the same still.

And I see by your username that you also know that Tool is the best band ever. Good stuff friend. A+

wonderboyrox on Sea creatures

6 days ago

Counterspell control btw, is just one answer. There are plenty of other cards out there you could use to protect your Piper in place of choosing to let it be a sitting duck and not running any spells to protect it.


Mizzium Skin

Heroic Intervention

Simic Charm

Essence Flux

And many many more options. You have a plethora of spells you could throw into the deck to protect your enchantments and/or creatures. And ultimately, you need those cards to get your win cons out. In my honest opinion, your main concern should not solely be focused on simply getting your Quest for Ula's Temple out all game. That's all.

beebsman on Esper Hauntings

1 week ago

Hey mate,

Yes, my meta is a little creature light right now, lot of my local players are playing control, combo (like cheating out Emrakul), 8Rack or Death's Shadow. I'm also in a small city, so my meta isn't healthy to begin with. My latest consideration for my meta is to swap out something for Dimir Cutpurse and some evasion like Aqueous Form or Artful Dodge...

That said, when I was vs Humans, Werewolves, Elves etc, there was MB removal. I'd probably revert to Rattlechains and Topplegeist then too. Maybe Midnight Haunting, Beckon Apparition...their synergy with Nebelgast Herald is pretty good, as is Essence Flux. I MB'ed Essence Flux for a long time, it's well worth testing.

I'm currently finding (in my current meta), between Remand, Spell Queller and Nebelgast Herald (and the last 2 flash on their own), I can usually disrupt decently.

Curiosity is awesome on our evasive Spirits mate, can't recommend it enough. Even if it's on an early Mausoleum Wanderer or Selfless Spirit, even getting 2 cards out of it is huge tempo.

Hobbez9186 on Whirligiggles

2 weeks ago

Finally made the necessary upgrades for Ixalan.

I'd been considering Mirage Mirror for a while and finally am putting one in. Not sure if I want to replace both Mechanized Productions, but one and one I'm ok with. I like how the Mirror can double up anything, even Gremlins or Fireweavers. This way if I don't have a Panharmonicon I can still double the ETB triggers with another body. I like MP for the alternate win condition, but it may turn out more reliable and flexible to just have two Mirrors.

Unsummon is the "new" Essence Flux. It has the obvious downside of not putting the creature back right away for the ETB triggers, but against a board wipe it would actually save the creature this time. You can also use it against your opponent's creatures to slow them down so those two things together aren't awful. I'm torn between this and Ruse.

Siren's Ruse is the real "Flux" but for one more mana. It's too bad you won't get the extra card off of it, but the instant ETB trigger is what you are after and two mana is still fine. I will likely get rid of the Unsummon in favor of more Ruse and Stratagem.

Illusionist's Stratagem is the new Displace. Again costs more mana but at least this time you do get to draw a card. Double flicker is super powerful with all of these ETB triggers so it's totally worth the extra mana.

This is replacing 8 flicker effects with 7, I thought a solid mid game surprise would be Spell Swindle to counter a big thing and create a bunch of treasures for a bunch of ETB triggers. This could be enough to kill your opponent on their turn which would be hilarious. It also gives you back a bunch of mana that you can then use to play a bunch of things on the next turn to finish off your opponent. It seemed like a solid addition worth a slot. I added one into the sideboard as well.

Rzepkanut on Tishana Swarm (Needs Tuning)

2 weeks ago

Nice looking deck :) I've been playing my Tishana deck a whole lot online, and I have a few MVPs that you could use here. I think using flicker and copy effects to draw cards with Tishana are one of the best things to do with her. More specifically Essence Flux, Displace, Ghostly Flicker, Siren's Ruse, Nephalia Smuggler, & Vizier of Many Faces. Instant speed blink effects can be used as protection from spot removal or to reuse an ETB creature effect. The Vizier is especially cool because you can use it to copy Tishana and when you choose the real Tishana to keep, you still get the card draw trigger, and then the Vizier goes to the graveyard to be cast one more time! Instead of infinite combos my main win cons (other than simply swinging with an unblocked Tishana) are Psychosis Crawler, Berserk, and Overwhelming Stampede. Also I focused my ramp into only mana dorks to up my creature count. I found that way I can cast Tishana and start winning a bit earlier. I'm putting a link to my list below in case you are interested. Happy gathering!

Angry_Potatoes on Wildfire Eternal

1 month ago

If you're enchanting your Eternal with Aqueous Form, you don't want to be exiling it with Essence Flux, as the Form will fall off. Maybe just use Dive Down to protect it instead.

Craftwerk on Here! Just.. take this.

1 month ago


I didn't read, sorry. Yeah you're right, that card is quite useless in this case. A replacement would be Yahenni's Expertise since it wouldn't kill your big one, still kill all the tokens and lets you cast another card from your hand. However, it is quite expensive, but four Essence Flux seems quite a lot in this deck, hence the suggestion.

wonderboyrox on Bouncing, Blinking Birds

1 month ago

With 14 spells that cast for 4 or more mana, you should definitely be running more than 20 land. Also, with your entire theme based around blinking or bouncing cards in and out of play, you should be running more than just one playset of spells that can do that, so why not also run Essence Flux?

All in all, I like your theme, but the current build seems far too slow.

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