Freed from the Real
Enchantment — Aura
: Tap enchanted creature.
: Untap enchanted creature.
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|Masters 25 (A25)||Uncommon|
|Saviors of Kamigawa (SOK)||Common|
Combos Browse all
- Freed from the Real + Krosan Restorer
- Birds of Paradise + Freed from the Real + Leyline of Abundance
- Freed from the Real + Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
- Freed from the Real + Ley Weaver
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Freed from the Real Discussion
3 days ago
Control Mirror Gallery and Lich's Mastery. Turn Mastery into a creature, then play kicked Rite of Replication targeting Mastery. Then donate one copy to each opponent using Bazaar Trader with Freed from the Real. Cast Lich's Mirror and then cast something to destroy all enchantments at once.
You might need infinite mana for this btw...
4 days ago
Realmwright is mana fixing.
5 days ago
I think you're trying to push too many ideas here and so your deck feels jumbled. You have infinite mana on your commander, however you can't pay generic costs with said mana menaing that Umbral Mantle doesn't work here. You also have Freed from the Real meaning that the blue mana you do produce is going to be consumed in the generation portion of the loop (so you won't have it for things like card draw).
You need to make sure you have a clear win condition, preferably with some sort of redundancy on each of the pieces. Also, just cramming all 10 talismans seems bad, especially since your commander can't pay for any of them. And Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper is not a good card, period.
1 week ago
1 week ago
If you use something with an untap ability like King Macar, the Gold-Cursed you can use artifacts to untap it if your deck's colors don't have cards for it.
The most popular way to do that with cards like the king is with mana artifacts like Springleaf Drum and Paradise Mantle. Other popular ways are with prison type artifacts like Puppet Strings and Amber Prison. Lastly, people like to crew stuff like Mobile Garrison, Cultivator's Caravan or Smuggler's Copter.
Or, just go infinite with him for shenanigans like with Freed from the Real + Paradise Mantle. If you go this route, there are a bunch of other creatures to be abused with the combo. Not that it's the best example but I do have a deck where I outline some of the card synergies here: The Real King Of Paradise.
I would like to give honorable mention to Captain of the Mists. He is a twiddle with legs. This card has amazing synergy with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed and even untaps for free when the king or other humans enter the battlefield.
1 week ago
It's definitely an interesting cards, but I must say that the most recent iteration's second ability still seems too powerful for just 2 mana, even if it grants the opponent a card draw.
It's a legendary creature at 3 CMC that is Esper colors. Most people dislike the additional costs that Grand Arbiter Augustin IV entails. Granted that is to all players and is passive and not active. However it being an active may actually be an upside because then it can be manipulated to basically lock out a player. What's the risk in giving them card draw, if they cannot cast anything?
Althought most single-target kill spells are instant speed, so you're still just making that player increase their chances to find one to kill the Advisor... There's a bit give-and-take / risk-vs-reward.
For 5 mana and giving that opponent 2 card draws and gaining yourself a bunch of life, you make everything they cast cost more... That's pretty brutal in terms of taxing. And it can be your Commander. Factor in that the opponent wont play many cards - at least at sorcery speed - and you will be gaining increasingly more life for each activation, in Esper colors that could easily turn that life gain into kill pressure through Sanguine Bond, Vizkopa Guildmage, or Aetherflux Reservoir.
Thinking about it, it's not actually all that powerful (compared to many other things in Magic), but it REALLY would suck to be on the receiving end, especially in a color that either has very few instant speed cards or nothing effective to use it on. Being locked out of the game is an even worse gameplay experience than being killed - at least IMO.
May I suggest an alternative that is more flexible?
Ellen, the Generous
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor
, : Target opponent chooses clue, food or treasure, then creates a token of the chosen kind. Until your next turn, creatures that player controls cannot attack you or planeswalkers you control.
, : Target opponent draws a card, then you gain life equal to the number of cards in that player's hand. Until your next turn, spells that player casts costs an additional to cast. That player may pay 2 life to pay for each of this cost.
This way you still get to tax them, but they can opt out by paying life. So you cannot lock people down, you can just make it very costly to cast spells - 4 life per spell is still quite a ratio for 2 mana and tapping a creature. Additionally in formats like Commander you cannot hinder players that early in the game, as most people are willing to pay the life to continue playing magic. I got rid of the timing perspective by simply stipulating a "Until your next turn." to increase the power of the ability - or rather decrease the power of instant speed versus this effect.
Overall I think this makes the card less problematic. It also more easily doubles as a way to drop people in life - rather efficiently might I add - than keeping people from playing.
It could be considered to make it a group hug effect that affects all players - including you. So you choose what hinders the table from round to round and what compensation you give. Since you control the activation, you can choose when to apply it so you are the least hindered by its effects. You can also delay the activation so other players might not be hindered and thus use it politically.
Anyway, food for thought.
1 week ago
Hey Fork, I really like your list, I have almost the same! my playgroup is not allowing infinite combo so I need to swap the Basalt Monolith and Pemmin's Aura and Freed from the Real what would you replace them with? I would like to know