Isochron Scepter


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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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) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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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

TheSurgeon on Modern Mill

1 day ago

Effective, I can't and won't deny. I feel like your strategy relies too heavily on cards like Fraying Sanity and Mesmeric Orb. Only because it feels that, without Snapcaster Mage to help retrieve lost/cast spells, and Twincast (great with Isochron Scepter, btw) to maximize your hand plays since you'll be losing spells through Orb, your hurting yourself.

I would only stubbornly insist on Field of Ruin in place of Ghost Quarter, for a few reasons:
1. First off, it guarantees an Archive Trap freebie. (mmmm)
2. While it ramps everyone, it'll trigger your crab again, and doesn't leave you a land short like Quarter does.

I would perhaps drop Mind Funeral for Breaking. It'll give you a guaranteed 8 cards for one less mana, and one less permanent for the Orbs to nom from your library.

This is just advice of course. Nice to see a put together mill deck without too much jank. :-) Just feels that it takes away from you, more than it should, or has to.

2x Shelldock Isle is too many, IMO. It's slow, and if you get your opponent to less than 20 cards in Library, you just gotta clean up (what.. 1 spell? Oooooooo). I cant find a reason to justify 2 when ultimately it slows down the deck.

Coupla questions if u don't mind: Do you ever think you need counter; and What seems to be the chink in the armor for it?

Gidgetimer on Can I Stifle or Trickbind ...

2 days ago

They could eaach be used to counter the trigger once, or if put on an Isochron Scepter you could use it each turn to counter the trigger.

fluffybunnypants on Best Izzet Control commander?

3 days ago

I'm 95% positive that Keranos, God of Storms is the default best Izzet control commander. You're probably going to be looking at a Blue Moon-esque prison build utilizing Blood Moon, Back to Basics, Frozen AEther, etc.

@Arcaneful You'll have to be more verbose regarding a big finisher and what power level you want your deck to be. What I can tell you is that the default best way to win with Keranos is either utilize Paradox Engine or Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter depending on who you're talking to, but including both in your deck can't possibly hurt. I mean, I guess you can also do the whole swan army thing for the lolz because you're probably running Swan Song anyway and Copy Artifact is just sweet, sweet utility.

Sgtpopnfreash on uh oh its olorios

6 days ago

So its a win condition of played right. You have Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor so all you would need to add is Mystical Tutor and Dark Petition which are the cheap ones. If you have those in your deck you can plan to cast Ad Nauseam on turn 4 pretty much every game. You already have Aetherflux Reservoir and Sensei's Divining Top I would suggest adding Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal and Laboratory Maniac as outlets to victory instead of Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood

Sgtpopnfreash on Breya

1 week ago

If you put Dramatic Reversal onto Isochron Scepter you can make infinite mana and cast Breya, Etherium Shaper over and over to kill everyone.

Sgtpopnfreash on

1 week ago

I took it out tonight to try without it and I missed it pretty bad. Its back in the list now. You don't really need it in the list since you have Sensei's Divining Top and the Isochron Scepter/Dramatic Reversal combo and you can draw into Laboratory Maniac however I really like the life gain it can give you in a longer game. Also sometimes Laboratory Maniac gets exiled.

papahiggs on Graceful Taigam

1 week ago

seems like you can just put in some artifact search and win fairly easily with the Dramatic Reversal - Isochron Scepter combo..

Deco95 on Kess Combo Storm

1 week ago

Sgtpopnfreash the deck can easily go for a Doomsday with Aetherflux Reservoir as an alternative win, or the opposite Aetherflux Reservoir with Doomsday as an alternative, but I usually tend to Aetherflux Reservoir win, using Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal, Paradox Engine and Yawgmoth's Will to enable enough storm to kill.Ad Nauseam can easily settle both types of win as well.

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