Expel from Orazca

Expel from Orazca

Instant

Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)

Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. If you have the city's blessing, you may put that permanent on top of its owner's library instead.

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Set Rarity
Rivals of Ixalan (RIX) Uncommon

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

Expel from Orazca Discussion

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

1 month ago

Thanks for the comments, ksleazy and Darsul!

I'm going to consider several changes to the deck. As for the creatures with inspired, I'm probably going to include Disciple of Deceit. The other three don't really fit any spot in my deck, so I'd leave them out.

Reagarding Thassa's Oracle, I will get my hands on one copy as soon as possible, in order to make up for an alternative win condition. I don't know if I shoud try to run also some recursion for creatures at this point, since I have some graveyard hate in the deck alraedy with Grafdigger's Cage, but I'll see.

The inclusion of Fetid Pools didn't seem necessary two years ago when I first made the deck, but it definitely would make a good substitution with respect to a Submerged Boneyard.

Tuck effects like Expel from Orazca seem the only way to iteract with pieces like Wheel of Sun and Moon. I'll make a quick search on scryfall to see what I can find there.

I'm very surprised by Vizier of Tumbling Sands. It somehow slipped under my radar when Amonkhet was around. I really like the versatility it brings both through the cycle ability (which is an ability and not a spell, so it can be interacted only with a Stifle or similar), which can moreover be used at instant speed. The added bonus is the combo potential with Lotus Field (which I unfortunately traded away three months ago, screw me) and Pemmin's Aura/Freed from the Real. I'll definitely include it.

As multimedia said, I'll probably have to streamline the deck a bit more, removing janky combos in favor of consistency. It'll take some time, so I don't know when the update will come out.

I've tried the Naru Meha, Master Wizard + Ghostly Flicker shell that can interact with Phenax, God of Deception + Thousand-Year Elixir or with Altar of the Brood, or even to produce infinite mana for a Blue Sun's Zenith on an opponent to kill him or on me to combo out (even with Thassa's Oracle after the update). I however have a hard time in getting all the pieces, and many times I just found myself with one missing piece or no piece at all.

My main problem is that my playgroup doesn't like efficient tutors, so being able to keep a combo deck consistent is more difficult: for example, they may allow Lim-Dul's Vault, but not Scheming Symmetry (don't ask me why). Moreover, they don't like the presence of too many tutors, that's why I only run the vault - and I'll have to convince them to let me run Disciple of Deceit.

As a playgroup we have planned a meet up to talk about power levels and what is considered as taboo in the group. I'll have to convince them about tutors, but the social contract is something that gets hardly modified. Do you have any thoughts on how to improve or argument about it?

In the meantime, I'll try to use cards that can be both used as combo pieces and as value pieces, like the Oracle or the Vizier and to think of a streamlining of the deck.

Darsul on "Library.exe has stopped working" | Phenax Primer

1 month ago

So, with these colors every time people say its weak with enchantment/Artifact removal Nah, nah i say. we have cards like Expel from Orazca and other target permanent an opponent controls on top of its owner's library, then mill them (looking at you Wheel of Sun and Moon)

also, Fetid Pools is a very economical duel land that is strictly better then, Submerged Boneyard

Funkydiscogod on Block this!

2 months ago

To replace Artful Dodge and Distortion Strike I was thinking Slip Through Space . I figure drawing a new card is about as powerful as casting the same card again.

Overrun has a slightly less-powerful Pioneer equivalent: Overcome .

Depending on what you're wanting it for, Hunted Troll can be replaced. Clackbridge Troll is the only other one that gives opponents creatures, but I think you're just looking for a big creature to beat your opponents with. Verdurous Gearhulk is probably your best replacement, even if you just play it as a 8/8 trample for 5.

Echoing Truth doesn't have a perfect replacement in your colors: Selective Snare is the closest answer to Hunted Troll faeries. Bile Blight and Legion's End in black. Declaration in Stone Detention Sphere and Deputy of Detention in white. As long as you don't need to answer tokens you gave the opponent, there are plenty of options: Disperse Expel from Orazca Perilous Voyage Cyclonic Rift Brazen Borrower Simic Charm .

Vapor Snag can be replaced by Unsummon . Modern is just a more powerful format.

Mj3913 on Isperia's Flying Circus of Tools

1 year ago

Thanks ThoAlmighty, for the + and suggestions, I'll add them into my test version. I especially like Unsubstantiate and Expel from Orazca , Clique is being considered, and I'm currently trying out Admonition Angel (similar to Sanctions). Dire Hour I have considered, however doesn't fit into the blink part of the deck. I'll also take a look at yours as well, hope you found some ideas for yourself here.

Speaking of the test version, I shall have some to report from that soon. Stay tuned.

ThoAlmighty on Isperia's Flying Circus of Tools

1 year ago

So you're the reason my Isperia list is festering down at #3...

Can't help but love the deck, though! +1 from me! A few suggestions:

I'd swap out Disperse for Expel from Orazca or Unsubstantiate . Angel of the Dire Hour is a great one to have in your toolbox. Angel of Sanctions as well. Vendilion Clique is on the pricey side but it's one of the best recent additions I've made. Tutorable hand disruption that doubles as a peek effect is quite strong. Also, great to see someone else janky enough to run Moonring Island !

KibaAlpha on Ezuri, claw of progress

1 year ago

Bounce is a strength of blue.

Cyclonic Rift , River's Rebuke , Expel from Orazca

The Cryptolith Rite , Surgespanner and Kiora's Follower combo is a must.

You should remove Infect creatures.

Dete on BIRDS

1 year ago

first thing Creeping Chill is not pauper legal and it can be used in this deck since its black, Expel from Orazca is not legal either.

good card for them to replace are :High Tide, Distant Melody, Airborne Aid, Shared Discovery, Mizzium Skin, Gigadrowse, Sage's Row Denizen, Rhystic Study, any of the cantrips. theres a bit of protection, control and card draw. but i suggest you take out Sudden Storm, Aerial Formation, Piracy Charm, Hubris, Jace's Scrutiny, Refocus, Reach Through Mists, Tidal Bore. for more useful cards like Gush, Hoodwink, Man-o'-War, Snap, Volrath's Curse, Relic of Progenitus and more counters like Dream Fracture, Faerie Trickery, Arcane Denial, Logic Knot oh and See Beyond seems like a good enough hand filter.

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