Isochron Scepter

Isochron Scepter


Imprint — When Isochron Scepter enters the battlefield, you may exile an instant card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your hand. (The exiled card is imprinted onto this artifact.)

, : You may copy the exiled card. If you do, you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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

Isochron Scepter occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.04%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 0.53%

UR (Izzet): 0.57%

Isochron Scepter Discussion

Requillias on Alela, artful provocateur

8 hours ago

Deck Upgrade:

Creature Upgrade

To remove: Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea, Crashing Drawbridge, Empyrean Eagle, Expedition Raptor, Expedition Raptor, Peace Strider, Sephara, Sky's Blade, Serra Angel, Threnody Singer, Tome Raider, Victory's Herald

To add: Solemn Simulacrum, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Myr Propagator, Trinket Mage, Trophy Mage, Tribute Mage, Daxos of Meletis, Clever Impersonator, Burnished Hart, Magister Sphinx, Divinity of Pride, Hanna, Ship's Navigator

Enchantment Upgrade

To Remove: Angelic Exaltation, Kiora Bests the Sea God, Mammoth Umbra, Omen of the Dead, On Serra's Wings, Waterknot

To Add: Mirrodin Besieged, Mirrormade, Phyrexian Reclamation, Greed, Aqueous Form, Leyline of Anticipation

Artefact Upgrade:

To Remove: Ancestral Blade, Bloodsoaked Altar, Jousting Lance, Mana Geode, Pendulum of Patterns, Scrabbling Claws, Untethered Express

To Add: Mirage Mirror, Sculpting Steel, Spellbinder, Isochron Scepter, Wayfarer's Bauble, Sol Ring, Traveler's Amulet, Prying Blade, Explorer's Scope, Dimir Signet, Orzhov Signet, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves

Sorcery Upgrade

To Remove: Covetous Urge, Dance of the Manse, Epic Downfall

To Add: Time Wipe, Kaya's Wrath, Diabolic Tutor, Narset's Reversal, Supreme Verdict,

Instant Upgrade:

To Remove: Banish into Fable, Invoke the Divine, Karametra's Blessing, Riot Control, Shieldmate's Blessing, Skywhaler's Shot, Syncopate, Unlikely Aid

To Add: Twincast, Mystical Tutor, Dovin's Veto, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking

Alchmyst on Emry, Artifact Necromancer

1 day ago

The Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal combo could be great for you. Especially because it would allow you to bring back every artifact in your yard with Emry thanks to the infinite non-land untap.

Azeworai on Wizard Lock Down

3 days ago

Welp. Due to the essence of this being churlish and competitive, I shall aid you as such.

A stack package is oft a requisite for decks such as this. Urza, Lord High Artificer, Winter Orb, Static Orb, Smokestack, and Tangle Wire beseem this.

Swan Song, Foil, Daze, and Force of Negation are all of note.

Soothly, Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal spell only doom.

May woe betide your foes.

smilodex on List of all infinite combos 2.0

3 days ago

Infinite Turns:

Beacon of Tomorrows/Nexus of Fate+ Isochron Scepter + Mystical Tutor

Isochron Scepter + Narset's Reversal + any extra turn spell like Time Warp/Temporal Manipulation

Omniscience + Enter the Infinite + Beacon of Tomorrows/Nexus of Fate

Infinite Damage/Life:

Walking Ballista + Heliod, Sun-Crowned

Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter + Aetherflux Reservoir + Artifact mana rocks which produce atleast 2 mana

(if your rocks produce more than 2 mana, you'll also get infinite mana)

Negraiver on EDH Kumena mid range

4 days ago

Magk_Autumn Emry, Lurker of the Loch is interesting enough for her own deck (there is a guy in my playgroup that uses her as his general, it's a mono U eggs... kinda) for my take on Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca Emry has more chance to damage the consistency of the deck than help it, since the deck does't have graveyard recursion at all, and so far it didn't really need it, and there are not enough artifacts in the deck to justify using her. To lose the Bracers or other artifacts is really not a big deal, the only artifact that matter is the Isochron Scepter, and when the time comes to play it I have at least 2 counterspells in hand plus 1 or 2 Sigil Tracer activations to protect the combo. There are quite a few merfolk that are clearly designed with mill in mind but in EDH mill is not really doable if not in a infinite mill scenario or a deck totally built around it, for me Ambassador Laquatus is enough for when I want to meme some of my friends. I'm considering using Grimoire Thief though, as a minor source of disruption and in a very fringe scenario a last resourt counterspell.

greyninja on Card advantage.... in White?

4 days ago

What about Isochron Scepter to go with the pile of instants that cantrip?!

+1 from me!

morgud on Elusive Mono-White

5 days ago

Nice suggestions but without 12 instants I find myself dead drawing Isochron Scepters. I wouldn't mainboard Winds of Abandon since it's too situational and more expensive CMC than Path to Exile while cheaper sideboard board wipe options exist (like Wrath of God or Phyrexian Rebirth).

Magk_Autumn on EDH Kumena mid range

5 days ago

What about Emry, Lurker of the Loch for Merfolk tribal synergy + graveyard recursion for Illusionist's Bracers / Isochron Scepter / Tormod's Crypt? Also, if you want a backup mill package, Drowner of Secrets might do well alongside Ambassador Laquatus.

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