Hidden Strings


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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


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

FindleMan on Painful Draws

1 month ago

Hey there, I don't know how serious your group is. There are so many different U/R combos that you can do if you want to be less casual. That being said, I really like Hidden Strings or other cipher cards on flying commanders or even if you wanted to use an Invisible Stalker. If you're having trouble beating the cheap swing wide commander, there's also some cheap board wipes in these colors. Magmaquake or Slagstorm is a good example of a good cheap wipe. Decree of Annihilation is another cool choice. If you want to maybe turn up defense or passively be much harder to kill, cards such as Zada, Hedron Grinder with Arcbond are easy to use and effective for when you want to just bolt everything. All in all, your list looks like a lot of fun!

foxboy93 on

5 months ago

If you were to go Aggro, I would consider going into RW.

Akroan Crusader is a good T1, cause you can start spawning an army as you cast things. Cards like Hammerhand, Titan's Strength, Dragon Mantle also give you card draw/selection, while providing you with Heroic triggers. Lightning Bolt was printed at common level for M11 so that can give you removal and help you close out a game. Temur Battle Rage gives Double Strike, but also a chance to give trample if the creature is large enough. Expedite/Crimson Wisps gives haste, draw and Heroic Triggers.

Remember the idea with Aggro is to get out of the gate faster than your opponent has time to set up. You'll want a heavy number of 1 drops so you can consistently play allot of threats, but with Heroic you also have to be mindful to getting in and being able to swing often and for hard damage. I don't really know all of the rules of pauper, but I know its mostly commons. Alternatively, adding U can add in Aqueous Form, providing scry AND evasion, as well as Heroic target. U also has other tricks, like Hidden Strings. Nothing like dealing damage and giving come of your creatures sudo-vigilance AND another heroic trigger (HS gets to be cast each time you deal damage, meaning you can target creatures and cast cards with Cipher without paying mana costs).

While U only adds cute tricks, it isn't really 'aggro'. R will give you combat capabilities and be able to kill allot quicker while progressing your board

pyromaniac53 on Derevi, The Bounce Man

6 months ago

It's all dependent on what direction you want to go with this deck, but Derevi can support some pretty ridiculous combos like Stasis + Eon Hub, Stasis + Ghostly Touch/Hidden Strings, and Eon Hub + Temporal Distortion. And all of these combos get even better or just wins with Orb of Dreams

Hybrow on Goin to Prison

6 months ago

The more i look at this, the more i like it. I may have to build a hard board lockdown deck. From the Test plays I did, I found that the land lockdown was hard to deal with. So came up with a couple ideas to remedy that.

Turnabout - could be a valuable way to untap all your lands..

Curse of Inertia - because you are locking down the board, this might be a way to force players to attack other players.

Hidden Strings - I love this card for its ability to untap stuff. and if you can Cipher it onto a creature that can consistently get through, it give you a great way to unlock your side of the board

Sword of Feast and Famine - for the same reason as above, its a great way to untap all your lands each turn.

Unwinding Clock - is a great way to untap mana rocks, but would need alot more rocks to make it worth while i think.

LostDragon01 on Siren of the Silent Discard - PDH

8 months ago

I like that you use interesting cards. Its look like you prepared for everything on the table.

Im busy to tapping my general in Disciple of Deceit - Combos PDH too. There is way much spells that can help you. Hidden Strings is my favorite. You can untap Siren three times in turn with it!
Also, notable cards is Ebony Horse and Mobile Garrison (that have exact 2 crew!).
And for sure, dont forget to add Survivors' Encampment and Holdout Settlement for extra tap each turn.

patoska on ITS THE POLICE

8 months ago

I think is a little bit slow, maybe you can replace Agent of Horizons for Llanowar Elves or something similar.
And maybe Blossoming Defense or Ranger's Guile for Gaze of the Gorgon and Mending Touch.
I think Apostle's Blessing can help, it protect your creatures and give them unblockeable when you need.
With Hidden Strings you can tap possible blockers or untap your own lands and you can play it again with cipher.
Other late games threats that you can consider are Living Hive and Stolen Identity.

Hyperalgialysis on Mono Blue Control

10 months ago

Invisible Stalker is a great way to get damage in if that is something you need. If you use him, Hidden Strings and Hands of Binding pair well with it but aren't necessary, just like Curiosity. What is your plan to win right now? If it is solely a flipped Thing in the Ice  Flip that might be a little flimsy.

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