Hidden Strings

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan 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

Sorcery

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.)

Hidden Strings Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH | *PRIMER*

3 weeks ago

TheRedGoat: Honestly, Scroll Thief and Smuggler's Copter SEEM bad, but they consistently draw me into my lands and my control pieces. I'm never ever disappointed when I see them in my opener. Inundate isn't a bad idea XD but I'd rather just play Merchant Scroll / Spellseeker to grab Cyclonic Rift for example, in that slot. The other rattlesnakes are... okay? But I'd usually prefer outright control or counters in that slot (I don't like giving my opponents choices when I punish them). I tested Hidden Strings , Last Thoughts , and Hands of Binding , but they all got cut :( Last Thoughts is strictly worse than Scroll Thief in this list, and the other two were too low-impact overall. The issue with Sakashima's Student and Ninja of the Deep Hours is that they're only unblockable ONCE in this list (they have too large of a P/T to be unblockable here). Teferi's Veil and Siren Stormtamer might have a home here, avoiding removal? Honestly unsure, I've definitely considered both. Prying Blade ups my power, which I actively want to avoid XD Verity Circle might make it in here, it's been really REALLY good in The Locust God , though Rhystic Study would get that slot first. Murmuring Mystic could be cute I suppose (paired with Bident of Thassa ? wooooooo that seems hilarious). But Time Stop really isn't my jam in multiplayer: it makes me tap out and be unable to answer anything :( Thanks for the thoughts!

TJFNIJ: Oh, that's cute XD I like that, but it's 10 mana before I get the pump effect (assuming I want to pay echo), so I think I may have to skip it for now.

Dete on Crucio

1 month ago

Looter il-Kor for Latch Seeker and River Sneak for Invisible Stalker . if its on budget Delver of Secrets  Flip but you will need to add more spells. all the enchantments seem redundant Ordeal of Thassa , Singing Bell Strike , Waterknot could be replaced by Curious Obsession , Hands of Binding , Hidden Strings or spells like Vapor Snag , Boomerang , etc. Hall of Triumph might be too slow and you can only have one at a time. if you add black to the mix you could have Inkfathom Witch for a bit more reach and better removal plus a few revival cards like Undying Evil and Demonic Vigor , and hand disruption. and having a 4 of Rune Snag will probably help you too, to stop the opponent killing your creatures or getting a threat. that all i got, i think, good luck with the brew.

Botanicum81 on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

1 month ago

RoarMaster Hidden Strings is a card I do plan to include. I am also looking for black, and possibly red cards that synergize or provide hard protection to Royal Assassin . Thank you for you reply.

Akujiki on Shu Yun - The Silent Clap of Jeskai Way

1 month ago

Have you consider the cipher spells : Hidden Strings , Hands of Binding ?

Also If you like modal spells you should look into: Dawn Charm , Valorous Stance

TheRedGoat on Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH | *PRIMER*

2 months ago

Still an impressive piece of work I see.

Smuggler's Copter and Scroll Thief seem like they take up slots better served by more utility or control effects.

Next, what are your thoughts on the following (literally just your thoughts not saying you should make cuts for them):

AEtherize and Inundate as board wipes or Dissipation Field or Crawlspace as rattlesnake cards (for multiplayer mind you).

Hidden Strings , Last Thoughts , or Hands of Binding for control/utility purposes.

Sakashima's Student feels like a two mana clone effect in your build. (for that matter, Ninja of the Deep Hours should equally be treated as a two drop).

Teferi's Veil or Siren Stormtamer for creature protection.

Prying Blade as completely unnecessary ramp.

Military Intelligence or Verity Circle as card advantage.

Murmuring Mystic or Psychic Corrosion (note, the enchantment represents any milling here) as win cons.

and last but not least, Time Stop . Because nothing is more oppressive than hearing "beginning of your turn, end the turn."

hungry000 on Night Prowlers

2 months ago

You need more one-drops. All you have right now is Faerie Miscreant, and Hidden Strings, Morsel Theft, Noggin Whack, and Stinkdrinker Bandit all get better when they can be consistently played on turn 2 (Stinkdrinker and Noggin Whack in particular). Without a solid one-drop suite most of the time you'll only be playing those cards on turn 3, which is too slow against many decks. I recommend you play at least 10 one-drops, more if possible. Slither Blade is the best one available, Triton Shorestalker is the worse version of it and Vampire Cutthroat can give some life gain.

Also, fill out the rest of the playset of Stinkdrinker Bandit; it's your best card. I'd drop a Oona's Prowler, Latchkey Faerie, or a Tetsuko for the last copy.

Nostalgiamatt on Mizzix, budget first build

3 months ago

I have made some changes to the deck, as I have been able to get hold of a few more cards I wanted:

Removed: Chemister's Insight, Command the Storm, Electrickery, Electrolyze, Izzet Charm, Lightning Strike, Ral's Dispersal, Stonefury Beacon Bolt, Divination, Invoke the Firemind, Precision Bolt, Roast, Windfall Nevinyrral's Disk Firemind's Research

Added: Mystical Tutor, Reiterate, Turnabout, Clockspinning, Shattering Pulse, Capsize, Gamble, Preordain, Vandalblast, Merchant Scroll, Mystic Retrieval, Past in Flames, High Tide, Hidden Strings, Misdirection, Young Pyromancer

This should give me a little more control, and has added some much needed combos in. Still not where I want to be with the deck overall yet, but all I could afford to put in for now. Will make some more changes after Christmas is out of the way, and once I have played with it a bit more to see what exactly needs doing.

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