Hidden Strings


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common

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Hidden Strings


You may tap or untap target permanent, then you may tap or untap another target permanent.

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 cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

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Hidden Strings Discussion

Tyrant-Thanatos on Isochron Scepter and Panharmonicon Storm

1 month ago

Ah yep. That's a detail I missed, the Scepter can only exile instants not sorceries. So Hidden Strings doesn't work with it, but as Neotrup pointed out, there's alternatives for that. Heck Dramatic Reversal would be far superior in this combo anyhow.

Neotrup on Isochron Scepter and Panharmonicon Storm

1 month ago

Hidden Strings cannot be exiled by Isochron Scepter, but you could use Dramatic Reversal instead.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Isochron Scepter and Panharmonicon Storm

1 month ago

Yes, so long as your opponent doesn't disrupt the combo somehow, Hidden Strings can untap both Isochron Scepter and Sol Ring, enabling you to activate the scepter again.

This goes infinite with far more than just Brain Freeze too, really any 2cmc or lower instant that in some way progresses your victory could be used this way. Lightning Bolt, Giant Growth targeting an unblocked attacker, etc.

CMGraves on Isochron Scepter and Panharmonicon Storm

1 month ago

Let say I have Panharmonicon and Sol Ring on the field and I cast Isochron Scepter. From what I understand, I can exile two instants/sorceries from my hand and use the scepter to cast one or both. Now let's say I have a Storm card like Brain Freeze exiled under the Scepter as well as an untapper say Hidden Strings. Could I use the Scepter to mill an opponent for 3 with Brain Freeze, then untap itself with Hidden Strings in addition to untapping Sol Ring?

Now if this is the case then I could repeatedly use the Sol Ring and Isochron Scepter to repeat the process over and over each time the Brain Freeze being copied over and over through the storm?

BosmaTheNL on Unesh, the Fair (Comboless Artifacts)

2 months ago

Testing Hidden Strings. It can untap two permanents every turn reliably with all the flying creatures and it pays for itself and even can ramp the turn you cast it. It is currently replacing Sensei's Divining Top as it has been underwhelming. It's almost a dead draw late game and not that good early. The card advantage it offers is very little using complicated shenanigans, and inconsequential compared to the card advantage Unesh offers by himself.

Sulk on Legend Rule for Planeswalkers!

2 months ago

I dont like it. The legendary rule was previously so flavourful, it showed character progress, like how nissa becomes a green-blue planeswalker as she gets a Hidden Strings on Kefnet. Game wise it will justh become confusing,

"I am just using Jace's +1"

"Which Jace"

Anyway, we will just have to see...

NoSoyYucateco on kefnet prototype

2 months ago

Hidden Strings is also really good on Kefnet, since he has evasion and indestructible.

Epochalyptik on Cipher vs. awakened lands

3 months ago

Correct. You can use cipher's reminder text to help you: you exile Hidden Strings encoded on a creature you control, and you copy the encoded card when the creature deals damage. The spell with cipher is what's being encoded.

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