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

TheWrongBunny on How to lose all of your friends 101

31 minutes ago

Wicked idea, upvote for this. However other than hoping you draw 7 of the 8 damage cards or having one of the Isochron Scepters copy one of them, I don't really see much of a wincon. Please correct me if I am wrong though.

dlamars on Baral or Talrand?

11 hours ago

That article is pretty sweet, I agree with it for the most part. I personally just picked up talrand and plan to put baral in the 99 because I enjoy cantrips rather than counters and needed a deck to fit Paradox Engine and Isochron Scepter in. I also think a loot effect like baral's is better in izzet or dimir, having it in the command zone in mono blue just doesn't seem like a huge advantage to me and it'll probably get you a lot of hate.

dlamars on Mono-Red Infinite Combos with our ...

21 hours ago

Desperate Ritual/Pyretic Ritual on Isochron Scepter is a nice one. I'd also run all the other rituals in red for sure.

ryboy230 on Metalcraft

1 day ago

my anticipated win conditions for this deck are...

1) Cast equipment spells for 0 mana to proc Myth Realized and Monastery Mentor. Puresteel Paladin helps with draw and in conjunction with Etched Champion should give a strong defense

2) Isochron Scepter and Galvanic Blast is good for removal and direct damage. But the scepter can also be used with Counterspell and Dispatch for earlier control.


Eiti3 on Need help with Ovinomancer-Deck

1 day ago

I really love the idea of that. I will make the attempt in a private theorycraft. If it works, I'll share it with the world.

As for Ovinize + Isochron Scepter, it works well with the theme, but overall, removing the creatures back to hand or back into their libraries would be a more efficient way to remove creatures than deal with it for a single turn, despite reusability. Honestly, if you were to run that, why not go all out crazy and drop a Ink-Treader Nephilim and target it on your opponent's turns so they can't attack or do anything.

ChaosJester on Need help with Ovinomancer-Deck

1 day ago

Yes, this combo-concept looks very funny but I think that could be difficult only in an EDH game. You could create a U/B deck with Morality Shift or Psychic Spiral and Living Dead in combination with these creatures. Then you can tutor the rest cards with Forbidden Crypt. If that works, it could be very funny. The only problem are is the cmc average I think.

Do you think Ovinize would work with Isochron Scepter in an effective way? At the end, the board should be full of sheeps if possible.

boredsoimhere on testing with breya

2 days ago

Thinking of replacing Unwinding Clock with Paradox Engine and Counterspell with Remand for the combo with Isochron Scepter. Oblivion Stone might be replaced with a better board wipe and looking to test Retract as a "Got You" card against hate.

Hydromass on Changed Muzzio

3 days ago

Good question, I was experimenting with it and Dramatic Reversal before but found that Isochron Scepter was wildly inconsistent with my low number of instants.

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