Isperia the Inscrutable


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

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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

Phaetion on Your guide to "Commanders"

1 month 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"

1 month 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

1 month 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

3 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?

4 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.

Pieguy396 on W: Bulk cards for Isperia ...

4 months ago

I'm looking for some bulk cards to finish off an Isperia the Inscrutable flying "tribal" EDH deck:

Archetype of Imagination, Archon of Justice, Archon of Redemption, Bident of Thassa, Cloudblazer, Gravitational Shift, Judge's Familiar, Peek, Soulcatcher, Spirit of the Hearth, Sprite Noble, Spy Network, Telepathy, Whispersilk Cloak, and Windreader Sphinx.

All of these cards (as well as cards I have for trade) are listed in both my binder and my PucaTrade profile.

Thank you in advance!

The_Grape on All the Knowledge of the Earth

4 months ago

Trusted Advisor hurts more than helps. I suggest getting Thassa, God of the Sea and Bident of Thassa. Also, Tamiyo, Field Researcher is godd with your knowledge theme. I am going to be honest with you, I do not like decks with a story theme that uses cards for flavor. I run a themed deck, with Isperia the Inscrutable as a semi-angels tribal deck, but I choose cards based on their value and I will cut some angels if needed to make my deck function better. But this deck is based on as research and lore cards essentially. i don't really know how to help if you want cards to fit the research theme of that.

Icbrgr on TRIBE PRIDE!

6 months ago

@Simon_Williamson actually the Demons was Tyrant-Thanatos's Tribe of choice and I just acknowledged and seconded some good points about the tribe! akuna-ma-ta-ta

and yeah "fliers" totally isnt a tribe.... but ill give it to you that Isperia the Inscrutable is probably a fun General to Have in EDH.

Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero is what i assume the "Rebel" equivalent would be?

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