Gifts Ungiven


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Signature Spellbook: Jace (SS1) Rare
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Rare

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Gifts Ungiven


Search your library for up to four cards with different names and reveal them. Target opponent chooses two of those cards. Put the chosen cards into your graveyard and the rest into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Gifts Ungiven Discussion

Eclipse28420 on Under the waves: simic prison

2 weeks ago

why am I like this. my apologies on the Trophy Mage suggestion vs Ensnaring Bridge , they kind of clash. with 24 creatures anyways, you could Fabricate which could also let you get Power Conduit at sorc speed as well. i'm also building simic atm but its WAY different (I like combat so I use swords). for your planeswalker spot Tamiyo, the Moon Sage and Tamiyo, Collector of Tales both work there. moon sage lets yo psudo Ajani Vengeant and Collector of Tales lets you dig all while fighting hand disruption which is weak in modern atm. after a tutor she can save you from that Thoughtseize . When I was building Sultai Eternal Command I would include this package in my board: Gifts Ungiven Life from the Loam Ghost Quarter and something to just get the 50% much like Field of Ruin , Eternal Witness , Snapcaster Mage , Noxious Revival any of that because the u/g retrace cards don't do much in a build like this but i enjoy a good softlock :D

Bewmz on Midrange Budget Esper Token Control

2 weeks ago

I have apparently been summoned?

So lets start with the first bit match_lighter hit on: Modern format works off of all sets that were at one point standard legal starting at 8th edition to present as well as the new Modern Horizons set which drops into legality this friday, minus a relatively small ban list.

Temple of the False God , Brainstorm , Mystical Tutor , Rout , and Sol Ring were printed in sets prior to 8th Edition, so those are out.

Mental Misstep , Ponder , Preordain , and Gitaxian Probe are all banned in the format.

Lastly, Death Grasp was only ever printed in a commander product which means it is not a Modern legal playable.

match_lighter is also likely right, if you really want to play Esper in modern you have basically two routes:

  1. Go straight control, no fancy frills. The deck exists and is doing actually alright but it is mostly a UW shell making a minimal black splash for sideboard cards and like one main deck walker in Kaya, Orzhov Usurper in small numbers.

  2. You could play what ye olde players would call "solar Flare", or Gifts Control. Deck plays some number of effects that let you put cards in your graveyard ( Liliana of the Veil , Thirst for Knowledge occasionally) in conjunction with Gifts Ungiven , Unburial Rites , and some big dumb thing like Iona, Shield of Emeria / Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite to reanimate and bring the opponent to a screeching halt. Because you're playing Gifts, you wind up play single copies of cards or multiple cards with similar effects with different names (eg. Wrath of God , Damnation , Supreme Verdict , Day of Judgment ) so that you can force your piles with the card to do what you want. Gifts over the years has leaned more into strict Esper, but there are people who still play the old 4 Color lists with green for access to Life from the Loam and solid removal effects like Abrupt Decay and Assassin's Trophy . I can swing back through and link you some smaple deck lists in a bit.

match_lighter on Midrange Budget Esper Token Control

2 weeks ago

A lot of the cards featured in your deck are illegal for modern play, some have been banned and some have not been printed in a modern era set. On the right hand side of the screen you should be able to scroll and find a line that says 'Highlight Illegal Cards, scroll back up to your deck and you will see what to replace. Another thing about your deck that I find displeasing is the amount of singleton copies without having any tutor( Mystical Tutor is not legal). It looks as if you may want to bleed into a Gifts Ungiven strategy, Bewmz may be able to steer you in the correct direction. All in all it is a deck that I want to see evolve, it is currently hard to evaluate with all the illegal cards. Good luck fellow brewer.

match_lighter on Opt to Concede

2 weeks ago

It seems like this deck could benefit from some Gifts Ungiven as there are a lot of single copies to fetch with it, seen as you have Iona, Shield of Emeria you could try out also the Unburial Rites combo. Cool deck.

kysnou on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Bridges Unburned


Search your library for 4 cards and exile them. An opponent chooses two cards exiled this way. For as long as the chosen cards remain exiled, you may cast them.

"Help me out, just this once. For old time's sake."

Make a white version of Gifts Ungiven or Realms Uncharted , for the cycle.

ThinkJank on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Spear Pillar

Legendary Land

: Add

: Exile target creature. Return it to the battlefield under its owners control at the beginning of the next end step.

, sacrifice Spear Pillar: Exile target creature.

At the peak of the mountain, space and time were given form.

Make a red, non-color-pie-shattering version of Gifts Ungiven !

cubemaster123 on Faithless Eons

3 weeks ago

I think you should merge this deck with a storm deck. Using Echo of Eons with a storm shell, winning with Grapeshot . Also very good with Gifts Ungiven . Look up Gifts Storm or U/R Storm to see all the cantrips and rituals that are being played. As a storm player I think Echo of Eons is very good in this kind of shell, and storm is an easy way to win.

sylvannos on Modern Horizons Announced

4 weeks ago

Tranquil THicket

Finally get this cycle into Modern. Hope we get Psychatog , Ichorid , and Circular Logic so I can go back to playing my favorite Extended deck (probably just wishful thinking on my part). At the very least, I'll be able to brew up some new kind of jank with the ol' Life from the Loam + Gifts Ungiven engine.

In other words, yes Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor....we're going to be hitting levels of jank that shouldn't be possible. Hell, I'll even put Hogaak into this jank deck and dump it into play with Thopter Foundry + Sword of the Meek off of Gifts Ungiven . Then we're gonna play red and white for Tectonic Reformation and Astral Drift.

The best part? We won't even use any of this to win because we'll be in 5 colors. Door to Nothingness will end the game once we hardcast it and activate it with all the mana we've been Life from the Loam ing back into our hands mwhwahwhahhahahaahahaa!!!

Carrion Feeder

Carrion Feeder reprint! Might actually make Zombies a viable archetype in Modern, since that deck was missing good 1-drops. The only ones playable in Modern are basically Aether Vial , Gravecrawler , Cryptbreaker , and... Diregraf Ghoul ?



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