Hands of Binding

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Gatecrash Common

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Hands of Binding

Sorcery

Tap target creature an opponent controls. That creature doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may play a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

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Hands of Binding Discussion

benfjerstad on Try to block this

1 week ago

Hands of Binding is a good one when your creatures can't be blocked.

ghoul_Legion on Cipher deck

1 month ago

As you said, it won't count as combat damage.

Guttersnipe - Spellheart Chimera - Young Pyromancer - Thermo-Alchemist - Stormchaser Mage are all good creatures.

if you want to stick with cipher: Hands of Binding isn't bad.

ALso some dual lands could help: if you can't afford the good ones: Highland Lake - Swiftwater Cliffs - Temple of Epiphany

Will361405 on Interested in aggro for a ...

2 months ago

My personal choice for a go wide deck is a bit off the wall, I would personally I love jank go for Sygg, River Cutthroat you play tons of unblockable creatures and you get sick cipher cards like Stolen Identity and Hands of Binding also sygg really is awesome at providing card advantage for the late game, but be sure to grab some deterrents like No Mercy and Propaganda so your opponents do some of your work for you

VulpesDaemon on Cipher

2 months ago

Schar17 Thanks for the suggestions. I added more Shadow Slice and Hands of Binding dropping Voidwalk and sideboarding Trait Doctoring. I like the mill though because it potentially keeps them from getting cards that could beat the deck and since it comes with damage it shouldnt be to much of a problem. Also dont worry about the curve i have a 60% chance of getting what i need within the first draw and a 50% chance within my opening hand. I Hypergeometrically Distribute the lands in most of my decks. (http://stattrek.com/online-calculator/hypergeometric.aspx)

Schar17 on Cipher

2 months ago

Seems solid, just try to focus on damage oron mill. Having both makes no sense. You could take out Mindcrank and put more Hands of Binding ; More Shadow Slice instead of Paranoid Delusions

UnleashedHavok on Shu Yun EDH

2 months ago

I like your assortment of spells here! I have a deck built around Shu Yun as well and I struggle if Shu is taken off the field. I'm curious how well your deck does, and if you have considered either Hands of Binding or Hidden Strings as additional ways to get your Commander damage through.

UnleashedHavok on Beware The Monk!

2 months ago

Sorry it took me a while to get back with you guys.

Daring Apprentice I like your use of cards for draw power and card advantage, thanks for sharing! I have added a Command Tower and Mystic Monastery, I'm not sure why I didn't have them in the initial build lol. And I'm also totally using Kaho, Minamo Historian, she's awesome! I'm planning on using Jori En, Ruin Diver for card draw, he's pretty great. Especially with my low curve. My card advantage is going to be different from yours though, I'm wanting to be able to survive late game so my card advantage is taking form in cards like Frost Titan, Homura, Human Ascendant, and Yosei, the Morning Star. I don't want to have a bunch of high costing cards, I'm planning to try to keep it to 9 or 10 total. I'm also still wanting Thassa, God of the Sea, I just haven't picked her up yet.

Hey back Beio53! I have looked at cipher spells. I've got a Hidden Strings set aside, I'm just trying to figure out where I want to slide it in! I also enjoy the Hands of Binding. I feel like they would pair beautifully with my other tapping abilities, I'm just trying to figure out where to put them. I'm not sure how I feel about the Jhessian Balmgiver, it feels pretty fragile to me. I have been thinking about Mistfire Adept for a while, in addition to an Elusive Spellfist (I LOVE his art), and a Mystic of the Hidden Way. I like the Spectral Flight a lot but funny story; I'm actually wanting to cut my number of enchantments down to make room for a few more creatures while keeping my instant/sorcery count high. I'm not sure what I'm going to do quite yet honestly.

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