|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Rare|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Uncommon|
|From the Vault: Relics (V10)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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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.
|Have (6)||releasethedogs , Narueled , , agardels , AlbinoLion , jhTheMan99|
|Want (14)||zn.tportlock , widell , LastCall , EdwinSmithIV , xafeara , Jspeed , JannieB , flipdipple , redarrow4403 , Clones16 , QBrick , boneSANITY , Vialheart , Xelgion|
Isochron Scepter Discussion
7 hours ago
Beautiful deck. Have you tried Isochron Scepter ?
1 day ago
I haven't considered trying it out yet as that's 7 total CMC and definitely hurts the Ad Nauseam curve. If I were to try something similar I would go along Winds of Rebuke as I can go use that as a secondary line with Isochron Scepter / Copy Artifact / Dramatic Reversal line.
Maybe in a different build but not my current one atm~
2 days ago
If you're running Guile in a stax deck, you should be running Dovescape .
With Grand Arbiter+Pili-Pala combo, you should probably run some X draw spells. Blue Sun's Zenith , Sphinx's Revelation , and Pull from Tomorrow are your friends. If you want to make that a central part of your game plan, Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal is an easy one to run, and Muddle the Mixture is a good budget tutor for both pieces that has utility, as well as being able to get Pili-Pala and Pull From Tomorrow. You can then win on that turn with Approach of the Second Sun.
If you're going to run a bunch of Armageddon effects, I would also run Faith's Reward .
2 days ago
It was there in the original deck list I had but was cut when I moved towards the mid-range build. Since I am mostly controlling the game nowadays, I found that Aetherflux Reservoir was more of a dead card in my hand if I didn't get Isochron Scepter / Dramatic Reversal to go infinite storm. It's still a flex card but I haven't entirely missed it at all. I am pretty much only running two lines of winning atm and it has served me well in my meta currently. Cutting out the dead card for more reaction helped me quite a bit more, hope that answers your question :3
4 days ago
Yo DavePeachtree there are plenty of ways to go infinite mana in dimir colors, i'll list a couple for ya.
- Isochron Scepter / Dramatic Reversal - Essentially when you have enough mana rocks producing mana you will be able to make infinite copies of Dramatic Reversal which leads into infinite mana. If you have color mana within those rocks, you can go infinite colored mana.
- Rings of Brighthearth / Basalt Monolith - Infinite colorless mana, requires mana before you can start to copy the untap effect of Basalt Monolith.
- Rings of Brighthearth + Cabal Coffers + Deserted Temple - Requires 6 Swamps to start netting mana, copy the untap effect of Deserted Temple to go infinite black mana.
- Grim Monolith / Basalt Monolith + Power Artifact - Infinite Colorless Mana.
- Grand Architect / Pili-Pala - Infinite Blue Mana.
- Dark Ritual / Cabal Ritual + Isochron Scepter + Paradox Engine - Infinite Black Mana.
- Cloudstone Curio + Cloud of Faeries / Peregrine Drake / Palinchron / Great Whale + Land that taps for ~2 mana - Infinite Mana.
That's just a small list from the top of my head but there are plenty of infinite mana combos that synergizes with each other. Hope that helps!
4 days ago
maybe try Brand ? so you can basically steal their lands? you could put it on a Isochron Scepter and also use cards like Political Trickery and Shifting Borders . then you could use some mana rocks like Izzet Signet and Thought Vessel (and maybe Humble Defector aswell for card draw) then you could win with some kind of big spell or something I know this is not modern legal, but it would make a fun casual deck!
4 days ago
In addition you can consider adding in the lines for Isochron Scepter / Dramatic Reversal since you are running quite a bit of rocks to go infinite mana, and then from there cast the spells on your target player.
Additional counterspell packages can include Delay , Swan Song , Counterspell , Arcane Denial , Remand , Snap , Mental Misstep . With the protection package as well I am a fan of Capsize for Sen Triplet decks as you will be able to play the lands you bounce back or even permanents that they resolve before your turn.
Some cheap spells that are considered highly are also Silence and Orim's Chant , Render Silent is also a great way to stall for more plays. Allowing you to essentailly time walk over them. If your looking for more protection spells, you can look into Imp's Mischief or Rebuff the Wicked for more protection.
Sen Triplets used to be one of my favorite decks to play hope this gives you some helpful ideas!
4 days ago
The first game I landed a turn two Blind Obedience . Narset got an explosive start, but ended up a Mana short of casting Narset before (Lavinia) Lavinia, Azorius Renegade hit the board and neutered his rocks. Otherwise game 1 was grindy. No one gaining the upper hand. Circu's Dark Confidant chipped away at his life total, while digging for the win.
Game 2 opened with a turn 2 Ethersworn Canonist which slowed the game down a bit. Narset got Mana screwed, and sat on 2 lands for a majority of the game. Circu abused Ghoulcaller's Bell and fetchlands to try to set up Counterbalance triggers. I miscalculated, and cast Knowledge Pool only to be countered, kind of being kneecapped by my own Ethersworn Canonist . However a turn or two later, I dropped a Lion's Eye Diamond . (Which got Counterbalance 'd by a Drowned Catacomb ) followed by Auriok Salvagers . Yet again, Blind Obedience closed out the game the following turn.
Isochron Scepter occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.06%
U/R (Izzet): 0.24%
W/U (Azorius): 0.13%
G/U (Simic): 0.1%
U/B (Dimir): 0.11%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.11%
U/B/R (Grixis): 0.14%
BUG (Sultai): 0.12%
All decks: 0.03%
All decks: 0.03%