Hieroglyphic Illumination


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Common

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Hieroglyphic Illumination Discussion

Tarkshya on Mono U Standard Tempo Mill

3 weeks ago

Having said all that, I ended up changing the deck a bit, added a board wipe -- River's Rebuke , a extra Hieroglyphic Illumination, and one Patient Rebuilding along with a Syncopate. I took out the Seer of the Last Tomorrow so unfortunately you can't block the 1/1 attackers, but you probably lose to that type of deck anyway. Thanks for the suggestion ToeJam!

seshiro_of_the_orochi on U/R Wizards

1 month ago

Adding carddraw sounds reasonable. A draw spell that really shines in later stages of the game is Hieroglyphic Illumination. Draw 2 at instant speed is great.

Legendary_penguin_of_death on Approach of the Friendless

1 month ago

Hello Fellow control player! Currently i run a variant of UW control. Here are some stuff I have picked up.

Glimmer of Genius is generally better than Hieroglyphic Illumination especially if you are running any number of Opt. I would run

4 glimmer 1 illuminations

Investing in Search for Azcanta  Flip would be a fine idea since A) it is played in multiple formats B) doesn’t rotate So it won’t lose value

DistortionSlayer on Fast Approach *u/w*

1 month ago

So far in play testing your deck I see that until you have 4 mana you will be using it for cycling, Seal Away, and Search for azcanta . I suggest 3 Glimmer of Genius and 1 Hieroglyphic Illumination.

Beydin83 on Fast Approach *u/w*

1 month ago

Yes, it has been a long debate with Glimmer of Genius. I don't know if it's a reliable plan to be safer if you can't get the mana for double blue versus having one blue to cycle. Hieroglyphic Illumination is much faster to cast. But, being able to potentially trim 4 off the top of your deck is crucial as well.

DistortionSlayer on Fast Approach *u/w*

1 month ago

I suggest Glimmer of Genius instead of Hieroglyphic Illumination. So far play-testing this deck vs my deck:Help Wanted Mono- Beatdown Standard I have seen that the cycling ability is not worth otherwise scrying.

stfl500 on Approach of the Friendless

1 month ago

So this is where it can be difficult to give recommendations because I don't know your resources but what is probably the best card draw in standard right now is Glimmer of Genius followed by Hieroglyphic Illumination. You have Opts in your deck which are good for card filtering but don't refill your hand since you are spending 1 card to get 1 card rather a 1 for 2. Going all in on Approach of the Second Sun isn't a bad idea but if you're going to do that you may want to increase it to 3 copies just so you can find them more reliably.

You have the good cycle lands in your deck already but if you have the budget Glacial Fortress is also a very good dual land. If you have Ipnu Rivulet or Memorial to Genius I'd consider adding those too since both can help you get to your Approach faster after you've cast it and the memorial is decent late game card draw when you have nothing else to spend your mana on.

Let me know if you have any other questions. You can also look at my blue/white control deck for ideas but, since I've put some money into that deck, it may not be what you're looking for.

AkrosTheClear on Cycling and library of leng

2 months ago

if you cycle a card, let's say Hieroglyphic Illumination, and you had Library of Leng out on the battlefield would you draw and you chose to put Hieroglyphic Illumination on top of your library would you draw Hieroglyphic Illumination or would you draw the card that was on top of your library before you cycled?

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