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

themoma on Ezuri, Renegade Leader untap deck

1 hour ago

Benefactor's Draught seems like a perfect card for the deck; untapping and drawing are its favorite mechanics. And Isochron Scepter as a means to copy an instant effect might also be good (whether it's Benefactor's Draught or Vitalize or even Worldly Tutor). The only issue with Isochron Scepter is that there aren't so many low-cost instants, so it could be a dead draw in a lot of cases.

Daedalus19876 on Elf God

14 hours ago

Lilbrudder: I swear, the shells for each of your Sultai decks are exactly identical XD You get a +1, of course - as always, your decks impress.

Cards that I might add:

  • Glimpse of Nature (because playing Legacy Elves in commander is fun)

  • Exsanguinate (because even without X=infinity, you generate a LOT of mana)

  • Elvish Champion ('cuz most everyone plays green for ramp, at least around here)

  • Culling the Weak (should be obvious)

  • Trophy Mage (castable off of Aluren, and grabs the most important two artifacts in your deck: Cloudstone Curio for the combo, and Staff of Domination if you already have infinite mana)

  • Whir of Invention (tutors to battlefield are one heck of a drug, and it grabs almost all of your combo pieces though the triple blue can be harsh)

  • Earthcraft (you may not have enough basics, though...)

  • Hermit Druid (since you're already playing ALMOST zero basics, you could get away with sticking in another combo plan)

  • Concordant Crossroads (because the only thing better than Elves is Elves-with-haste)

  • possibly Immaculate Magistrate (although the 4CMC is a touch high, it gets absurd with all of the untap effects here and pumps out power like nothing else)

And finally, I would perhaps look at your Isochron Scepter-able cards in this deck. Although you theoretically have 12, most are bad things to put on Isochron Scepter (counterspells that need a target, Chain of Vapor can be copied to remove Isochron, etc). Of course, you can abuse the stack to still make the Paradox Engine combo work, but it means that Isochron is much less useful than usual outside the single combo.

Cards that I might cut: Lion's Eye Diamond (as far as I can tell, you don't have any particularly good ways to abuse it here), Yawgmoth's Will (I get what you're saying about recursion, but if you already have infinite mana it feels a bit win-more), Voltaic Key (what is that used for?), and Imperial Seal (if you're playing in paper, I just never consider the card worth the exorbitant $$$ cost).

Overall, though, the deck looks really good I really don't have much to add, haha.

Kinpa6Ansatsu on Ezuri, Renegade Leader untap deck

2 days ago

Benefactor's Draught could be really good here. And if the one time use isn'y enough, slap it on an Isochron Scepter for some shenanigans.

greyninja on Help me choose a non-legendary ...

2 days ago

A lot of people build around Palinchron, or Deadeye Navigator, or Laboratory Maniac, etc etc. Just combo pieces in general

Speaking of general; General Tazri is another tutor commander that can track down wincons

I'm building 4c Thrasios, Triton Hero+Vial Smasher the Fierce and some of my main wincons include Paradox Engine and Isochron Scepter

RedUndead40 on Help me choose a non-legendary ...

2 days ago

So Im thinking of making a deck with a tutor in the command zone. Either Sidisi, Undead Vizier or Momir Vig, Simic Visionary unless someone else knows of a good non-Maralen of the Mornsong alternative.

Then I need to choose a card to build around... Sidisi limits me to black and artifacts but I could have fun building around Paradox Engine, Isochron Scepter, or even Necropotence.

Momir limits me to creatures but in better colors to protect my permanents.


KillKid20095 on You're a Shrinky Dink

3 days ago

ComboCrazy Hi the Infinite Combos i have are Palinchron + High Tide/Extraplanar Lens, and Isochron Scepter + Dramatic reversal. I plan to win by acquiring infinite mana or Filtering through my deck until i get Enter the Infinite/Mind's Desire to assemble Infinite Mana or get a kill from Aetherflux Reservoir.

I replaced Lab Maniac with Aetherflux Reservoir as testing on behalf of what a buddy said, and anytime you can win with Lab Maniac you could win with the reservoir.

Mystic Remora gets more value than Rhystic, because most people would pay the 1 than let you draw even if they play around remora i essentially made them skip a turn, so paying Cum Upkeep for 2-3 turns is worth it.

Trinket Mage was in an odd spot because most times he was very weird to play just to get a rock or Sensei's which is good in itself, but i but the Trophy Mage in because it is also narrow but it at least gets me the Extraplanar Lens which is essentially high tide.

Lastly, Caged Sun, and Gauntlet of Powerare too costly for my curve, Extraplanar just happens to be the most efficient way to get these effects(outside of High Tide of course).

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