Isochron Scepter


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Isochron Scepter Discussion

hkhssweiss on Kess's Tainted Consultation | Primer

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~

triproberts12 on Lavinia of the Not Having Any Money

2 days ago

If you're running Guile in a stax deck, you should be running Dovescape .

If you're running Solemnity , you should be running Decree of Silence .

Knowledge Pool and Omen Machine are also ridiculous stax pieces with your commander.

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 .

Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds are bad in 2-color decks. Literally any dual land is better. Boreal Shelf and Coastal Tower should be in there before Expanse and Wilds.

hkhssweiss on Kess's Tainted Consultation | Primer

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

hkhssweiss on Oona: Badass Faeries and Cruel Control

4 days ago

Yo DavePeachtree there are plenty of ways to go infinite mana in dimir colors, i'll list a couple for ya.

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!

Anteus3575 on Vedalken Plotter deck

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!

hkhssweiss on Sinning Triplets

4 days ago

As seeing your not really on a budget, have you considered using cards like Mana Vault , Grim Monolith , Mox Opal , Chrome Mox , Talisman of Dominance , and Mox Diamond for the fast start ramp.

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!

NecroPony on Attacks of opportunity

4 days ago

Last night I played against Circu's Hunger and Narset, Enlightened Wheeler.

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.

Phyrexian Revoker naming Isochron Scepter turned off Circu's main wincon, and a combination of Aven Mindcensor beats and value extorting closed out the game.

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.

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Isochron Scepter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Blue: 0.31%

Red: 0.02%

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%