Insidious Dreams

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Torment (TOR) Rare

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Insidious Dreams

Instant

As an additional cost to play Insidious Dreams, discard X cards.

Search your library for X cards. Then shuffle your library and put those cards on top of it in any order.

Insidious Dreams Discussion

_Strix_ on Yuriko Stax-Turns

2 days ago

The matter of stax is an interesting one for Yuriko. Much like a blood pod deck, she is highly customizable to be tailored to your meta. If wanting to win boosters at your local game store is what you want, look no further. You can build Yuriko in such a way you can crush that store specifically.

She has her "core" stax pieces, which I would define as the stax pieces Yuriko resonates too well with to not include (and said stax pieces largely don't affect the 99) and then you have those flex slots you can fill with more meta selections. Some of these flex stax pieces are borderline core and some of them are on the brink of unplayable no matter what your archetype is.

Invoke Prejudice is certainly a card we cannot afford to run. Whilst Yuriko is very blue in nature and is mainly colored mana (barely any colorless sources), it is still a whopping . This is way too demanding and would essentially come out turn 6 or so. The effect itself is also subpar, as yuriko is almost always on the field, meaning a creature has to be strictly not or . Land Equilibrium these days has just become too slow. In a turn 3 format like this, we really need to be answering game winning combos or dishing them out ourselves, and land equilibrium unfortunately provides neither in here. Nether Void is definitely playable in Yuriko, as both Yuriko and all other Ninjutsu avoid having the pay the . That being said though, I think the fact it costs 4 mana to bring out is highly problematic, as it doesn't do enough for it's CMC. This particular list, 5 mana is "end the game", so 4 mana should be borderline doing that, ala Sakashima the Impostor or Insidious Dreams . The Abyss we unfortunately dont break parity on enough to break, but even in cEDH in general it is barely playable because of it's hefty casting cost.

Oppression is most definitely playable in Yuriko, and I actually highly recommend it in lists that run graveyard effects like Smoke Shroud or Wonder for example that want to be more staxier, just dont run it in lists with doomsday or turns as it can make things... difficult. Its borderline a staple in the stax-graveyard builds. You're definitely right in that the are many outer-rim flex slots for stax and some of them can be some really juicy options to absolutely cripple a specific meta and moving forward, keeping an eye on these options is important. Yuriko and the 99 in general are just so unaffected by stax as a whole, its easily the main reason why anyone would choose to take her into a cEDH meta.

Infernocoppu on Yuriko Ninja, Go Ninja, GO!

1 month ago

Yeah, i'm using Insidious Dreams as well, it works great. I like to run my version with either Draco or Emrakul, the Promised End for meme damage from nowhere + some more options to swap hand/deck so they are usable even when drawn.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Yuriko Ninja, Go Ninja, GO!

1 month ago

OOOOHHH Insidious Dreams is brilliant thanks :)

Megalomania on Inception! (aka Thrymception) [cEDH Primer]

1 month ago

This looks a lot like your basic PST build with some stax. I'm not a fan of the Forge + SDT combo since it doesn't fit seamlessly into the deck but if you want to pursue this route, try adding in Insidious Dreams to make it a 1-card combo. It allows you to setup the entire thing with very little effort.

imSandstorm on K'rrik - Citadel CEDH [Primer]

2 months ago

Have you considered Insidious Dreams ? It's risky but can set up the citadel + aetherflux resvoir + top combo at an opponent's end step, allowing you to potentially win on your turn if you have 6 mana or 3 mana + k'rikk out.

Megalomania on New Doomsday Piles

2 months ago

Not a Doomsday pile but if you’re looking for an easy way to setup Bolas’s Citadel, Aetherflux Reservoir and SDT suggested by GhostChieftain, you can always use Insidious Dreams . It requires you to discard 3 cards in the process but you can make the combo work with just 6 mana (to cast citadel).

PaneledSmile40 on

3 months ago

SirChris39 i don't like at all Olivia, Mobilized for War even if Olivia Voldaren is one of my favorite cards in the game, there's no point to make creatures hasty and +1/+1 if the goal of the deck is wordlgorger combo or dualcaster+twinflame combo, Ad Nauseam even if it is indeed one of the best cards in cEDH, i can't recommend it in a deck with so high cmc cost due to the madness cards we use to cycle then deck, it can turn very bad for us in terms of damange taken. Insidious Dreams that's a great card i will consider to add to my mainboard since it can be another Doomsday for just 1 more mana and some cards in hand, all without the doomsday backdraw of exiling every other card from both library and graeyard. The manabase isn't great since the deck aim is to be budget you haven't access to cards like Ancient Tomb and Badland but for sure i will cut 4 mountains and add 4 swamps since you need more black than red. not having access to Mana Crypt is the worst part of playing in budget, since you don't run solid mana acceleratos, you can't get Anje Falkenrath on turn 2 and that's really bad; some budget accelerators for turn 2 anje could be Blood Pet , Skirk Prospector , Jeweled Amulet , Simian Spirit Guide , Dark Ritual . Sadly, if you want to play cEDH on budget, you have to be prepared to hard loses since things like the diamond cycle and Everflowing Chalice are just too slow for the format. The main problem with a deck like anje madness combo is actually his game plan: you can't decide to play the worldgorger dragon combo in a casual way because it is just too good so you have to play it in a competitive way in order to match your opponet's power level because if you bring a combo deck like this against a casual group hug Phelddagrif player, the gameplay would be like a solitary of yourself doing your things with the opponent trying to interact with you in a suboptimal way and that's just not fun, either way, you can't sit at a cEDH table with a deck that is way too slow for the format because you will end up to be eaten by flash+hulk, isocron shepter+drammatic reversal, ad nauseam storm, teferi+chain veil. The solutions to this problem are actually 3 (if i don't forget others but idk): use proxy cards if you don't play sancioned events and if your playgroup allow them, invest some money buying cards and bringing your deck to the required power level or you can remove all the combos and play the deck just like a madness deck at a casual EDH table; i personally don't like this last option but can turn to be a fun archetype to build and play since you can use really strong and fun cards like Bone Miser , Waste Not with all the discard hatebears, Liliana Vess , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician and his son K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth or cards like Praetor's Grasp , Sheoldred, Whispering One and Gonti, Lord of Luxury for some "heavy black deck flavor" or you can even turn it to a full vampire madness tribal with Falkenrath Gorger ! If you want to stick to the good old one Worldgorger Dragon combo, pls don't do it in casual edh but try to tweak at best for cedh instead otherwise you will ruin some random player day without having fun at all, i can say that 100% . Hope i helped you is some way and happy brewing :D

FrancoisParfait on Death Comes to us All

4 months ago

Nice, man! I love the idea of Doomsday and Insidious Dreams .

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