Illusionist's Gambit

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare

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Illusionist's Gambit

Instant

Cast Illusionist's Gambit only during the declare blockers step on an opponent's turn.

Remove all attacking creatures from combat and untap them. After this phase, there is an additional combat phase. Each of those creatures attacks that combat if able. They can't attack you or a planeswalker you control that combat.

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Illusionist's Gambit Discussion

Shimtalia on Chain of Command

2 weeks ago

So, it's been almost 6 months since I updated this deck on here, and there are sooooooooo many rules changes that affect the deck during that time, that I thought I'd update you all!

IN: Oath of Teferi - Settle the Score - Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

OUT: Illusionist's Gambit - Mirror Match - Spectral Searchlight

NuMetal on Copy & Paste

1 month ago

Heyo, hier mal ein paar Ideen. Also ich wrde wie gesagt ja eventuell noch grn (oder rot) dazu nehmen.

Grn: Altered Ego, Cytoshape, Progenitor Mimic, Spitting Image, Villainous Wealth, Boundless Realms, Beast Within, Beastmaster Ascension, Song of the Dryads, Elemental Bond, Arachnogenesis und ganz viel Manafixing

Rot: Chaos Warp, Possibility Storm, Disrupt Decorum , Goblin Spymaster, Fervor, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Homura, Human Ascendant, Mob Rule und diverse Zauber um temporr Kontrolle ber Kreaturen zu erlangen

und noch ein Haufen Karten, die auch ohne extra Farbe passen wrden: Head Games, Mirrorweave, Shared Fate, Fatespinner, Whip of Erebos, Grave Betrayal, Ogre Slumlord, Sudden Spoiling, Painful Quandary, Diabolic Tutor, Bloodgift Demon, Necropolis Regent, Graveborn Muse, Hedonist's Trove, Illusionist's Gambit, Fool's Demise, Dolmen Gate, Crawlspace, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Sire of Stagnation, Torrent Elemental

Raus wrde ich noch folgende nehmen: Grim Return

DuNkin84 on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

2 months ago

Don't you think that Illusionist's Gambit would be nice?

Hajalak1 on MAKE NEKUSAR TIER 2!!!!!!!!!

3 months ago

If I may make a recommendation, I'd nix cards like Forcefield and swap them for defensive options like AEtherize or Illusionist's Gambit

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

4 months ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to edhrec.com).Holy crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.

precociousapprentice on Sente: The Politics and Metaphor of Stones

4 months ago

Some more changes.

Equilibrium -> Muzzio, Visionary Architect: I want to incorporate multiple bounce elements, but not make them totally oppressive. Equilibrium also needs creatures, and is a dead draw at times. Turns out that Words of Wind is a much stronger card for this deck, since drawing a card is a more common event than playing a creature, and the ability to bounce permanents of all types and from every player is much more pertinent than just a creature from one player. Muzzio is a nice Dig card, and will most commonly be ramp when I get to pull out and play a mana rock. It will also work toward the overwhelming position of rocks plus Paradox Engine. It should have a similar feel to Proteus Staff.

Vedalken Orrery -> Baleful Strix: Vedalken Orrery has the same cost as Leyline of Anticipation but without the first turn cheat and with a more vulnerable card type. It is more expensive than Shimmer Myr, and while more versatile, we only really need flash to avoid hate on Sen Triplets. The Orrery does not have Flash itself, which is pretty clutch when you drop the Myr and Sen Triplets out of nowhere EOT before you untap and control someone's mind. Vedalken Orrery seems a little redundant for a card that does nothing by itself. At least Myr can attack or block. Baleful Strix is a nice little artifact blocker with some extra draw value, and adds to both offense and defense.

Illusionist's Gambit -> Tidehollow Strix: I really wanted to like the Gambit. It was even very evocative given my Go analogy. It has just seemed less pertinent than I had thought. I may try to work this back in, but for now, the addition of a body, especially with evasion and deathtouch, is probably superior. Also, the thematic addition of small drones to the mind controlling sexy robot team is fun.

Orim's Chant -> Hope of Ghirapur: Replacing a mind control, semi-Time Walk card with a similar card, only a drone with a body, is both thematic and potentially adds to the tempo fueled aggro rush possible with this deck. This could be a bad trade out, but I would like to trial it anyway.

cuelix on Sidar Kondo: give them toys ...

6 months ago

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! I appreciate the token generators you've linked RazortoothMtg the deck can't really do what it wants to do without them!

Oh my gosh I just realized just how much Bident of Thassa would pull some weight in this deck, I really like that one! Grenzo, Havoc Raiser seems like a must include now that he's been suggested as well!

Suns_Champion: Disrupt Decorum gives me so much inspiration to play red in commander, I just love some of the chaos red has access to!

I just prefer when I am conveniently placed out of the effects of said chaos. For that reason I usually prefer Fumiko the Lowblood over Avatar of Slaughter. That being said Fumiko can get the party started and Avatar can finish the job!

Still really uncertain whether I wanna go WURG or WBRG, blue can incentivize attacks with possible card draw a la ludevic, edric, and curse of verbosity and can even redirect attacks with Illusionist's Gambit / Portal Mage. But I think I'm more comfortable giving my opponents little weeny creature tokens that I can prepare my deck to deal with than I am offering them extra cards that might totally unravel my strategy! For that reason I believe Curse of Disturbance beats Curse of Verbosity in this situation. Black also has the cards that insure that if someone gets fed up and wipes the board I get to benefit from it with all the death triggers!

Thanks for all the helpful discussion! Feel free to comment further if you have any other ideas!

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