Illusory Gains

Illusory Gains

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

You control enchanted creature.

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under an opponent's control, attach Illusory Gains to that creature.

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Illusory Gains Discussion

CounterSpiel on Chaos

9 months ago

You might consider Stolen Goods or the annoyingly chaotic Illusory Gains .

drpeppercan on Sen Triplets

10 months ago




Mana Fixing:

The Rest:

Cards to consider ousting:

Raging_Squiggle on Illusory Gains, does you keep ...

1 year ago

All 3 Illusory Gains will enchant that one creature. It’s ability only cares who controls the creature at the the time it triggers. After that, it doesn’t matter who is up controlling it.

On a side note, while it’s a related question, it’s best to create a new question than resurrect one from about 2 years ago.

lilgiantrobot on

2 years ago

Blatant Thievery is nice if people are going to be playing their best stuff. If its in your budget, Expropriate is always a knockout play.

Illusory Gains isn't permanent but is a nice effect. In a way, its similar to Faerie Artisans.

I don't really care for Back to Basics here. With an active Braid its just not that powerful. Or am I wrong? I haven't played against it much.

djewell on Animar Budget EDH

2 years ago

I would say that it's definitely worth it to run Cyclonic Rift since it's in your colors. It's a powerful card in EDH and if you're using it, chances are you have bigger problems than taking 6 dmg from Ruric Thar, the Unbowed.

Stingscourger is a good way to get color-shifted effects to make your deck less blue-heavy if you need. (I would just not pay it's echo)

Caldera Hellion, Flametongue Kavu, Balefire Dragon and Crater Hellion are alright..

Cytoplast Manipulator is just evil against that deck..

in fact, you may consider just running some creature steal or copy so you profit off of your opponents' creatures!

things like Faerie Artisans, Gilded Drake, Siren of the Fanged Coast, Sower of Temptation, Beguiler of Wills, Callous Oppressor, Charisma, Empress Galina, Frenzied Fugue, Illusory Gains, Roil Elemental, Rootwater Matriarch, Seasinger, Tolarian Entrancer, and Willbreaker are some great removal! Why kill artaxa or any creature really if you can just take it and make them use their removal on it if they want it back??

Neotrup on Illusory Gains, does you keep ...

2 years ago

With the Willbreaker combo, you'll keep the creature you initially targeted with Illusory Gains due to Willbreaker's ability, and you'll have whatever Illusory Gains is attached to, but if you move it again you'll be giving back the intermediary creature as Illusory Gains move ability doesn't target.

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