Isperia the Inscrutable


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Dissension Rare

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Isperia the Inscrutable

Legendary Creature — Sphinx


Whenever Isperia the Inscrutable deals combat damage to a player, name a card. That player reveals his or her hand. If he or she reveals the named card, search your library for a creature card with flying, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

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Isperia the Inscrutable Discussion

MagicalHacker on Best commander for...

1 month ago

I definitely second the Isperia the Inscrutable recommendation after looking at

Steelspike on Best commander for...

1 month ago

Isperia the Inscrutable or Nebuchadnezzar seem like the most logical commanders for Glasses of Urza.

But, those commanders not withstanding, I would say anything that says "name a card", like Pithing Needle or that Phyrexian can't think of what it's called, but "the named card can't be played".

Or, any deck that you want to make sure the blue player doesn't have counter magic in hand to squash your plays.

slvstrChung on Jace & Sphinx

3 months ago

I was curious about your Stoic Rebuttals until I noticed how many of your creatures are artifacts.

You may want to rebalance your lands. Aside from Brilliant Ultimatum, you have literally no cards that require more than 1 at a time, and only one that requires more than one (Isperia the Inscrutable). Having said that, I totally get your desire to make dead certain you have those s and s, so maybe no changes are needed.

Phaetion on Your guide to "Commanders"

4 months ago

I may or may not build Isperia the Inscrutable. I don't know why, but I've been focusing on recently.

MagicalHacker on Your guide to "Commanders"

4 months ago

Typically, a commander must be a legendary creature (except for the planeswalkers from that one commander set), but if your commander can search for another card, you can build your deck around that card instead.

So here are all the options for making noncommander cards into your commanders:

If the card you build around and get with one of these commanders, you might need your commander to find a card that can bring that card back to the battlefield, so use MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards to make your noncommander available to you even after it goes to the graveyard.

Feel free to share your builds using these ideas here! I'm currently building Arcum Dagsson Lantern Control, and I might build some others too...

fragarach97 on Fight AND Flight

4 months ago

Archetype of Imagination is pretty redundant as your team already has flying. Things that come to mind are Warden of Evos Isle and Lyev Skyknight. Both are good cards. If you're looking for something higher up on the curve, Isperia the Inscrutable is an absolute treat if you can work around her and Windreader Sphinx is absolutely absurd in decks like this. If you have the money to spare, then you might even consider Consecrated Sphinx.

But Isperia requires you knowing cards in your opponent's hand, right? Well if you can find room for three to four copies of Vapor Snag or even Cyclonic Rift that shouldn't pose a problem!

While Bident of Thassa is a really good card, the fact that it's legendary means you can only control one so a full playset seems dead once you resolve a single copy, in not keen on Migratory Route either, but I can see the value in it. I'd also recommend going up on lands, particularly dual lands (seven just isn't enough a lot of the time). Hallowed Fountain is pretty cheap right now, at least last time I checked, so I'd snag them if I were you.

If you're looking for any other ideas, check out my EDH deck The Majestical Queen Flap Flap, you might come up with something.

steghryndal on Azorius Spirits

7 months ago

Hey there Rogue_Titan!

Thanks for your comment. Definetely, I'm taking Path to Exile to the mainboard, and removing Ovinize and Not Forgotten.

The Drogskol swap is done too, and upped my Spell Queller to 4 because of their versatility.

I agree that the supreme judge was out of place, but I think Isperia the Inscrutable is pretty good for looking for the exact spirits you need in your library. Chaplain's Blessing has saved me more than once, it just seems good value for mana to me.

Thanks for stepping by!

Rudkin on How do you spell that?

7 months ago

I like the flash on Restoration Angel; while it's limited on what it can blink in the deck because I have a lot of other angels, being able to surprise someone with it cannot be understated.

I actually decided to swap out Skymark Roc with Windborn Muse; it doesn't change the curve of the deck at all, and while it's not as aggressive a card, it is a nice addition to the toolbox. I was thinking about it, trying to come up with a card that I would want to search for with Isperia the Inscrutable, and having an answer to infinite tokens and other 'go-wide' strategies in the deck outweighed the benefits of another 'peek/bounce' effect.

I've certainly thought about Brago, King Eternal, but I don't really have the budget for him, and he does also generate a bit more table hate than I think I could withstand by virtue of his ability being so clearly powerful.

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