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.

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

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Isochron Scepter Discussion

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

3 hours ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

ZtheGreat on Ishi-Ishi vs. The Universe

9 hours ago

We're getting into the range of less-budgety things (assuming that's what you were going for) but Price of Glory, War's Toll, Crawlspace, Tangle Wire really slow opponents down.

Caged Sun and Doubling Cube if you want to win with big mana X spells. Also, Demonfire forces the damage through

Rite of the Raging Storm can help lower life totals.

Furnace of Rath, Dictate of the Twin Gods and Gratuitous Violence. I think these really help what you're trying to do here.

Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess, Cathartic Reunion, Staff of Nin, Loreseeker's Stone and Daretti, Scrap Savant. These are all card draw, and red generally needs all the help it can get. Bonus to Staff, Daretti and Stone for being repeatable. Plus, Staff pings. Daretti also does all the artifact goofiness, which generally gets you some value, even if you don't primarily use artifacts.

Divergent Transformations and Indomitable Creativity are spot removal that people won't hate you for, because it gives them something else.

Blasphemous Act is one of red's best sweepers. It always does work for me.

Journeyer's Kite is repeatable "ramp", and also, Deck Thinning is Deck Winning. Armillary Sphere can ramp you as well.

Isochron Scepter + Last Chance/Final Fortune + Sundial of the Infinite = Infinite turns

Chandra, the Firebrand and Pyromancer's Goggles copy instants and sorceries, which ties back into your "blow people out with X spells" subtheme. Mirari does this as well.

Cascading Cataracts and Darksteel Citadel are great in decks that destroy lands.

Mystifying Maze and Maze of Ith are good stall tactics for a creatureless deck. Glacial Chasm as well.

LeoSushi on I Have 200 Cards in my EDH Deck!

13 hours ago

Isochron Scepter and Izzet Guildmage no longer work due to the rules change about the converted mana cost of split cards

sonnet666 on Eggsceptionally Stormy Weather

13 hours ago

So, wait... Do I have this right?

The only things in here that make infinite mana are Grim Monolith + Power Artifact and Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal. Then if you're using Grim Monolith + Power Artifact you use self sacrificing artifacts to make colored mana and cycle them infinitely with Elixir of Immortality and produce a high enough storm count to kill everyone with Aetherflux Reservoir.

How is Walking Ballista overkill then? It straight up kills everyone with infinite colorless. That's less steps.

If anything Elixir of Immortality and Aetherflux Reservoir look like overkill to me.

rockleemyhero on Paradise_Collectibles

2 days ago quite attached to that clique cuz its the cool art from mm15 haha. But how about dark depths, the token, and an Isochron Scepter for the clique? It's NM

Bolsheviktory on Zur Ad Nauseam Storm

2 days ago

Thanks man! Yep, I wasn't happy with Grim tutor either.

His list is now pretty close to mine, he cut Time Spiral, Merchant Scroll, Notion Thief, a land, Counterspell, City of Brass, Mana Confluence to put in Paradoxical Outcome, Night's Whisper, Dark Confidant, Isochron Scepter, Dispel, tango lands.

I wouldn't say there's a noticeable power difference between our lists now that Lab Man/DD are back in his.

I'm not a fan of the tango lands since they can only be turned on by 2 islands. Playing 2 islands rather than fetches or duals (if you have access to both) in a wheel happy meta seems bad. I think having lands enter untapped T3 in a best case scenario in a fast combo deck is pretty bad too. The tango lands are only useful when you can fetch tapped at EOT and severely hinder development if they are the only on color lands in your hand T1. There shouldn't be that many turns where you take damage off the pain lands, but fixing color issues and entering untapped is huge IMO.

dlamars on Lyzolda combo help

2 days ago

KingMathoro thanks for the suggestions! I think the deck came out pretty good, I'll throw out there for any others making something similar Isochron Scepter+Paradox Engine and Skirge Familiar using a red ritual on the scepter was another combo I found. The deck plays like a Teferi, Temporal Archmage combo deck but trades counterspells for reanimation

dlamars on [SPOILERS!] New Hour of Devastation ...

2 days ago

I think I would go with a healthy amount of artifact ramp and try to get him out turn 2 or 3. Dramatic Reversal on Isochron Scepter would be my preferred infinite combo I think. Basically loot your deck for a Mindmoil, Arjun, the Shifting Flame or maybe Laboratory Maniac?

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