Buyback (2)(White)(White) (You may pay an additional (2)(White)(White) as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)

Gain control of target creature of an opponent's choice that he or she controls.

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Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal

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Evangelize Discussion

MagicMarc on Why Play my Deck when I can Play Your's?

10 months ago

Evangelize can also have legs: Preacher . Also, there is a repeatable, (If the enchanted creature dies), mind control card from Time Spiral called Fool's Demise . It can keep coming back on it's own too.

TefflonDice on Welcome to the party, I'm your host

11 months ago

Out with the old and in with the new

Out: Aether Vial , Evangelize and Giant Adephage

In: Ancestral Mask , Alive / Well and Femeref Enchantress

Lets see how the new party guests get along with the rest of the rowdy bunch!

Is that Emmara Tandris singing Louie Louie?!?

Dreno33 on Zacama Control EDH

2 years ago

Hey man. I started making mine nearly a week ago with the same exact intentions.

A few things I am surprised I don't see in here that I thought you should consider.

I'm a fan of exiling things as I see recursion far too often. I would consider adding some mass graveyard hate as it will DEFINITELY hurt your opponents more than you.

What to remove?

  • Izzet Chemister - WAY too slow and vulnerable. So man better cards to add before him.

  • Ulvenwald Hydra - Big dumb creature with no evasion. Not what your deck is about. If you need more ramp, pick something cheaper. There are plenty more options.

  • Evangelize - It's a cool effect, I guess. But the fact that THEY choose makes this terrible. You are trying to cast board wipes, why spend a turn casting this with buyback when you are going to kill it soon anyways?

  • Mizzix's Mastery - cool, but more for storm. Casting more than one mass boardwipe is redundant. I like it only for the ramp, but make sure your ramp fits well with your manabase (aka. not running out of targets on your recasts)

If you want to check out mine for comparisons, feel free. Also, I grabbed Wear / Tear and Slayers' Stronghold from you. Thanks :)

Zacama, Primal Control

Commander / EDH* Dreno33


StevTheRenegade on

3 years ago


I think you're absolutely right in terms of X. In theory Ashnod's Altar produces twice what Phyrexian Altar does. However when going infinite, having infinite mono white mana is better than having infinite colorless mana. This is because the white mana can drop everything in my hand, and the latter would leave me wanting for the white symbol cost.

When it comes down to simply saccing a creature for enough mana to cast a card - Ashnod's Altar is by far better.But the purpose of Phyrexian Altar is much more complicated. and switching it could jeapordize last ditch "just enough mana" attempts to infinite combo, and eliminate Evangelize all together.

Please correct me if I'm wrong! I want the advice for the deck's well being. I just don't see it in this change.

hfvalenz on Tajic, Hero of East Patakistan

3 years ago

Hey man, looks like you're just starting with commander, let me tell you it's the best format there is.

So, to begin, 30 lands won't do with your Avg. CMC. and more so with the lack on ramp on those colors. I'd go with 36-38. There are some ramp in white though, Tithe, Gift of Estates, Land Tax, but old cards can get hard to find around. Besides, lands get on your hand instead of the battlefield.

You could try Burnished Hart, an inexpensive very useful creature to fix the colors. Myriad Landscape will find you 2 lands. Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds won't ramp, but they'll fix you colors and cost next to nothing. Mana rocks: It isn't by chance that Sol Ring is included on every pre-constructed commander deck. I like Fellwar Stone, most of the time it will get you the color you need. And while we're talking about colors, Command Tower is needed here as well.

Here are some stuff that you may cut to make room for those 6-8 lands:

Iron Star and Ivory Cup should be cut: 1 Life isn't nearly enough, less so in Commander. Also you have to pay for get that 1 life, just way too clunky, slow and expensive. Same with Survival Cache, 2 life isn't going to make much difference.

Akroan Crusader: You have 1 instant and 2 auras that could target him in order to trigger Heroic, so this creature would be a vanilla in practically every single game. Why would you target him instead of your commander or any other creature?

Blaze Commando: Similar problem as above, the tokens it can create are too situational. You need a better way to produce tokens.

Evangelize could work against some decks, maybe voltron is the best opponent to target. Still, cost is way too high for it to make it worthy in my opinion.

Stitcher's Graft: I really don't see the point on this one, maybe if vigilance were a theme in the deck, which is not the case.

Other stuff you should consider:

Wraths and removal!: Day of Judgment, Wrath of God, Fumigate, Blasphemous Act, Mizzium Mortars in case your opponents fill the field faster than you. For spot removal, there's Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Condemn, Return to Dust

Battalion: If you like flavorful decks, this Boros mechanic that Tajic has can be complemented with other Boros creatures, like Frontline Medic to protect your creatures, Firemane Avenger as pseudoremoval and the more useful one Legion Loyalist.

Hope this helps.

SaberTech on Why is Blue the Color …

3 years ago

@ MagicalHacker

So more cards in the style of Evangelize? I had forgotten that card existed until I read your comment.

MtG already has 3 colours with variations on creature steal effects, so aside from the occasional flavour card I don't see much reason for the mechanic to creep into white.

DudeFullah on Taste my fist! Avacyn EDH

3 years ago

Just took out Evangelize for Pariah. Seems like a solid choice.

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