Essence Flux

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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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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

Essence Flux occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Essence Flux Discussion

Hissp on Wizard's Chess - Inalla cEDH

4 months ago


Essence Flux is the cheapest+easiest way to restart Spellseeker loops if let's say you're on the 2UB turn 2 play and someone Dispel s your Culling the Weak . You cast Essence Flux targeting Spellseeker and you get 2 more tutor triggers for 1U.

Retraced Image is much more of an "in testing" card. The thought is being able to get wizards into play when you have a token copy on the field. This usually happens if you have a bounce spell in hand and bounce Spellseeker in response to something like Swords to Plowshares with tutors still on the stack. It also has even narrower uses like accelerating land drops if an opponent has the same land on the battlefield you have in hand, or discounting popular wizards like Dark Confidant or Spellseeker .

jakeelephant006 on Thor: Ragyarok

6 months ago

I don't really see the point of the +1/+1 subtheme here. I think more flicker effects could be better instead. Think cards like Conjurer's Closet , Deadeye Navigator , Displace , Essence Flux , Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , Teferi's Time Twist , Voidwalk . Heck, even Identity Thief kinda fits this bill. Otherwise, just add more ETB effects. I notice there's no Coiling Oracle in here and I'm pretty shocked. Maybe some more removal would be prudent. Putrefy at the very least, more (3-5 instant speed removal spells) is probably better.

So cards I think are worth cutting are most things that have to do w/ +1/+1 counters. Winding Constrictor Skatewing Spy , Ivy Lane Denizen , Bred for the Hunt , Hardened Scales , potentially Evolution Sage . There's a few other counters cards that could be considered for cuts but have enough synergy with the rest of the deck to be fine. I'd also think about cutting down on the token subtheme as well. I don't see Verdant Force being that helpful. There's not enough cards that trigger on "whenever a creature ETB" in here for tokens to be really worth it, I think. Speaking of cards that trigger "when creature ETB" I don't really like Death Match or Season of Growth (or for that matter Hedonist's Trove ) in here. These cards don't really do enough for you or let your opponents do something bad to you, potentially. Once again, I'd look to put in more ETB effects or I'd look to add in a few instants and sorceries that do things you want to do in any deck (removal, board wipe, card draw, ramp, tutors, etc.)

Overall, this deck looks really fun. I hope to play against it someday.

WhirlwindKyo on Omnath: Lands Matter, Card Draw Matters More

6 months ago

Birds of Paradise not an elemental, bad tribal deck /s

But seriously, really cool deck. Do Essence Flux or Deadeye Navigator fit in or would that just be win more

Budzi on Esper Spirits - Modern

6 months ago

Thanks for the comment Loganrockwitch.

Lingering Souls is really nice yep!

I have tried Inq and Thoughts it can be really good but to be honest its so painful especially with the land pain so Id rather play spirits and get the clock ticking faster.

If I had Aether Vial in this deck, I would probably remove some Rattlechains but really the flash/hexproof is sick and works so good for this deck.

Countersquall is nice to have encase of board wipes and the 2 life loss can be game winning

Essence Flux is great for another Rattlechains trigger or protection by blinking.

Id be up for changing Trickbind for Tale's End it has been nice for a counter on legendary spells.

Loganrockwitch on Esper Spirits - Modern

7 months ago

Hello nice deck, i really like Lingering Souls here. My suggestion is to cut Countersquall Essence Flux Trickbind as well as 3x Rattlechains and put 3x Inquisition of Kozilek and 3x Thoughtseize .

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