Fleeting Distraction

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Common
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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Fleeting Distraction

Instant

Target creature gets -1/-0 until end of turn.

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Fleeting Distraction Discussion

brandonsperry25 on

2 years ago

Good show, old chap! My apologies for not commenting post haste on your decklist. I blame the Fleeting Distraction of lunch hour.

Ahem, I believe I cannot leave just a silly reply so what I will do is suggest to you the clue stones instead of the talismans you have listed. Reason being you get the mana you need but later on when it's just a junk draw, you can use it to draw another card. They are listed below.

Gruul Cluestone, Golgari Cluestone, Rakdos Cluestone, Simic Cluestone, Dimir Cluestone and Izzet Cluestone.

In addition, I enjoy the background being a different look. While it is not my cup of tea, I think it's cool that you ventured out and did something different. It is hard to read though and I imagine things like larger font or different colors might help it stick out on the black background.

With as much work as you have put into the background, why no deck description and cards considered sections? Might help with redundancy.

Cheers!

CitricSpirit on $15 Infinite

2 years ago

TuckerMTG Darn, I knew it was too good to be true. Do you have any other ideas for 1 mana cantrips that don't break the bank? The budget on the replacement for Opt is, if my math is right, 158 cents for 4, or 39.5 cents each. Crimson Wisps might work. Fleeting Distraction is also good.

netdeck_master on

2 years ago

Fleeting Distraction might be good for some quick and effortless draw

Freezingfist on

2 years ago

First off, Buttsniffer205, Welcome! Always nice to see new... faces? Usernames?... Even usernames suggesting the consistent attraction to the aroma of butts.

But I digress. Fleeting Distraction aside, let's talk about the deck.

Firebones675 gives you a few good options. I'd like to add a few more creatures. Anything with Prowess can get insane in decks like this. Monastery Swiftspear and Niblis of Frost and become a problem for the other person when you have a lot of cheap spells to chain together.

You're right about the mana base. Multi colored decks always have the potential to give you the wrong mana at the wrong time. There's lots of options available to you, but they, as good lands tend to, get expensive. In standard, there's Spirebluff Canal, but even Highland Lake and Evolving Wilds can help bridge the gap.

Entrei on Marchesa, the black death

2 years ago

Ok first of all, you absolutely need more ramp. I know this is sort of a casual deck, but edh has some fierce competitions to get to the most mana first. Budget speaking, Sol Ring, Darksteel Ingot, Rakdos Keyrune, Dimir Keyrune, Izzet Keyrune, Izzet Cluestone, Rakdos Cluestone and Dimir Cluestone allow you to ramp up without having to take too much out of your wallet.You are also a bit light on removal, for which I would advise Doom Blade, Victim of Night, Rapid Hybridization, Pongify and Malicious Affliction. The most effective removal spells in your colors are Terminate and Slaughter Pact, but again, budget. Artifacts could be a mild problem, for which Smelt, Vandalblast and Rakdos Charm should keep you ok. Lastly, you need cantrips in this deck. The best ones you have in the colors are relatively cheap (ancestral visions aside). Gitaxian Probe, Brainstorm, Ponder, Serum Visions, Preordain, Thought Scour, Peek and Fleeting Distraction are all great cards for blue decks in general.Cheers!

hubatish on Very, Quite, Indeed, Weird...

2 years ago

Also, I guess in an "improving over Quicken and Fleeting Distraction suggestion, Cerulean Wisps can help get to the magic 2 mana number in this deck as almost Gitaxian Probe 5-8.

Dk1997 on Strom, snap your fingers and win

3 years ago

Anticipate may be a better card than Sleight of Hand and Telling Time is even betterBurning Inquiry may be usefulCerulean Wisps as well Crimson Wisps/Expedite may be playableContingency Plan/Taigam's Scheming is good throw all the lands into graveyard then stack the instants and sorceries in a way that you draw and play all of them Index is also good Epic Experiment may be playable and Faithless LootingFascination may be usable Fleeting Distraction may be usable Goblin Lore seems okIdeas Unbound seem playable except for double blue, while test playing i notice blue tends to be more scarce Inaction Injunction is ok, Inside Out ,Magmatic Insight seems ok considering lands are useless when u draw into themMind Spring, Nagging Thoughts isnt bad because its madness Needle Drop Peek, Psychotic Fury, Quickchange , QuickenReach Through Mists Repeal play for 0 and target a land Research the Deep becuase it also scry's Reverberate may work well, See Beyond Skyscribing Slip Through Space Stuni really like Take Inventory,Think Twice Tormenting Voice, Train of Thought, Twincast, Twisted Image Vision Skeins Visions of Beyond Whispers of the Muse Wild Guess

i looked up every card that i could find that draws and etc..

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