Leyline of Anticipation

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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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2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Leyline of Anticipation

Enchantment

If Leyline of Anticipation is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.

You may cast nonland cards as though they had flash. (You could cast an instant.)

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Leyline of Anticipation Discussion

ThermalMeerkat on Nekusar, the Mindrazer

5 days ago

Vision Skeins is better than Words of Wisdom

Vedalken Orrery and Leyline of Anticipation are better than Hypersonic Dragon

Wheel and Deal is better than Laquatus's Creativity

You should definitely find a spot for Liliana's Caress and possibly Raiders' Wake if you can, discard pain goes a long way in Nekusar.

Spirits on Kess, Dissident Mage

6 days ago

Cards that I don't like:

Darkwater Catacombs | In a turn 4/5 build, it's too slow. Basically useless in some situations and opposite of mana fixing

Fetid Pools | Enters tapped needs strong abilities, maybe turn 8 cycling would be good, but in a Turn 4/5 build, it's not a turn 1 through 4 land so shouldn't be in there

Great Furnace | I think you can fetch , a single on Turn 1 though 4 is terrible

Tolaria West | Great land, but what does it tutor for you that's a combo card, Mana Crypt is ok, but none of your combos are land based, I wouldn't run this. If you needed to fetch a specific land for a combo would be ok.

Big Cash $$$ Money Land Upgrades (Have fun with these): Underground Sea, Volcanic Island, Wooded Foothills (cheap!), Arid Mesa, Misty Rainforest, Verdant Catacombs, Marsh Flats

I would go down 1 net land to 36 as well.

Cut list:

Devastation Tide | Miracle is too random, want to control your spells not have them control you. And it's a sorcery, as an instant it would be ok.

Cryptic Command has a pretty High CMC with , it's instant so it's better than some of the other sorcery/creatures, but could be a problem. It's VERY good card though, I would keep it worth the hard casting cost.

Scroll Rack mana sponges, it's too random, and too slow for turn 4/5 deck

Tolaria West go down a land!

Tutor Plans?:

Beseech the Queen >> Necropotence or Show and Tell or Laboratory Maniac

Demonic Tutor >> Necropotence or Omniscience or Enter the Infinite

Fabricate >> Sensei's Divining Top or Seat of the Synod or Mana Crypt (Add) (Not really that utility, doesn't pull any combo pieces, could be a cut list, I would probably cut this card)

Gamble >> Necropotence (High Risk, High Reward) or Show and Tell or Demonic Tutor

Imperial Seal >> Necropotence or Omniscience or Enter the Infinite

Merchant Scroll >> Lim-Dul's Vault or Intuition (Add it) or Mystical Tutor

Personal Tutor >> Enter the Infinite or Show and Tell

Tunnel Vision (when used to tutor) >> Mizzix's Mastery! (Downside is it misses Omniscience so need something it can hit to put a card from graveyard into hand, best would be a card like that with flashback) OR Tunnel Vision >> Yawgmoth's Will. If it discards a Past in Flames get a couple shots. I think Kess, Dissident Mage can cast the Overload cost from the graveyard for Mizzix's Mastery too if you do get it looking for the Yawgmoth's Will which then cast the Yawgmoth's Will.

Throw an Imperial Recruiter in there as well to Tutor a Laboratory Maniac heh

Trinket Mage >> Sensei's Divining Top or Mana Crypt (Add). He doesn't pull combo pieces so he can be cut. Once you have Mana Crypt he only cost you , without it, he's not awesome.

Lim-Dul's Vault >> Any Tutor cluster or Any two combo cards, hard to plan this one because it relies on random cluster, or a Necropotence

Long-Term Plans >> Necropotence or Omniscience or Enter the Infinite

Mystical Tutor >> Show and Tell or Enter the Infinite

Tainted Pact >> Entire Library with Laboratory Maniac, or a specific solution, or to find a final combo piece

Vampiric Tutor >> Necropotence or Omniscience or Enter the Infinite

Summary: Harder to tutor items (Enchantment) should be priorities, Necropotence or Omniscience. Kess, Dissident Mage let's you recast and pull another item in most cases to finish the combo Omniscience + Enter the Infinite, lots of tutors pull Show and Tell for you.

Street Wraith, Doomsday (Don't need Lion's Eye Diamond you have other ways to win with it) honorable mention for adds.

Intuition, Mana Drain, Force of Will, Grim Tutor, Mana Crypt are all-stars.

Capture of Jingzhou and Temporal Manipulation are good too, but not necessary, you're really just trying to combo win with Show and Tell + Omniscience + Enter the Infinite would focus on getting there.

Don't need Thought Scour, it builds the graveyard for Kess, Dissident Mage but it's too dangerous if it pushes a Omniscience or Necropotence

Frantic Search is better if you have a way to recur-it, like a Nivix Guildmage, but it does give you more control on the discard. The problem arises when you only have 1 card in hand, becomes the same issue I'm sure you experience with the Scroll Rack.

Leyline of Anticipation can be cut, but I like it. Helps with protecting the top-decking tutors. Actually works against Kess, Dissident Mage though if you delay cast, in some random cases.

Dreadbore could just be another tutor that pulls Hero's Downfall they do the same thing anyway (or a Yawgmoth's Will if you need to recast Hero's Downfall and have used Kess, Dissident Mage. And it's a sorcery (YUCK)

You need the Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots for Phage the Untouchable and Laboratory Maniac. You could lose the Swiftfoot Boots since you do have Artifact tutors, but I bet they are pulling mana sources not boots.

Phyrexian Metamorph could go too if needed. 9 Artifacts, and 7 creatures, BUT, I would keep it to copy a Vendilion Clique or Snapcaster Mage or Laboratory Maniac to win.

Temporal Extortion could be wasted spell, since i doubt your doing the extra damage, but in multi-player perhaps it may resolve due to politics.

Time Warp could come out too if needed, high CMC extra turns. Useful for mid-range play though.

Need to research a way to bring a card from graveyard to hand, if it has flashback, that would be AMAZING!

cyclinggamer on UB bounce, mill, or destruction

2 weeks ago

So far this has won with the infinite Paradox Engine + Capsize in a three pod casual, where I was getting pretty beat up about the face with few blockers, and poof, responses to capsize buyback? Okay, rinse and repeat for all your permanents and all yours next. Cost to playing that deck? Changed out for a less built-up deck and was decimated for the previous play. It was worth it. :)

Won one with the near infinite loop dug up by all dug up by Planar Bridge, first to Darksteel Forge then Unwinding Clock then, Mycosynth Lattice + Nevinyrral's Disk, which happened right before a fatal swing in 1 v 1 edh. Not that I had a whole lot of threats, but the next thing would be Lazav, Dimir Mastermind cast and dig for Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas to animate all the indestructible artifacts. I even let this opponent know how many total turns once I was within 3 turns of going off. Of course that's when everything was already indestructible and my bridge was on the board.

So far I've only harassed people with Oona, Queen of the Fae and Hostage Taker, and really think Hostage Taker is an easier infinite loop for me to hit. Basically changed the tactics up from ramp mill/hand hate to build to one of my win cons passively, then explode and make the board hate me only after I've hit for the win. And they're scalable, so I can kill one player or multiple players at a time. Heck, if I get this monstrosity out: Unwinding Clock, Paradox Engine both out, with Mycosynth Lattice, and Leyline of Anticipation, then I'll be having fun during everyone else's turn too, with flash/instant speed getting rid of my hand or dig for a response if someone plays hand hate.

Speed in getting the mana base up and running, because until then, I'm very vulnerable to control and counterspells, and to mana rock hate. Anything not horribly expensive to get me there turn 3 or 4?

cyclinggamer on UB bounce, mill, or destruction

2 weeks ago

So far this has won with the infinite Paradox Engine + Capsize in a three pod casual, where I was getting pretty beat up about the face with few blockers, and poof, responses to capsize buyback? Okay, rinse and repeat for all your permanents and all yours next. Cost to playing that deck? Changed out for a less built-up deck and was decimated for the previous play. It was worth it. :)

Won one with the near infinite loop dug up by all dug up by Planar Bridge, first to Darksteel Forge then Unwinding Clock then, Mycosynth Lattice + Nevinyrral's Disk, which happened right before a fatal swing in 1 v 1 edh. Not that I had a whole lot of threats, but the next thing would be Lazav, Dimir Mastermind cast and dig for Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas to animate all the indestructible artifacts. I even let this opponent know how many total turns once I was within 3 turns of going off. Of course that's when everything was already indestructible and my bridge was on the board.

So far I've only harassed people with Oona, Queen of the Fae and Hostage Taker, and really think Hostage Taker is an easier infinite loop for me to hit. Basically changed the tactics up from ramp mill/hand hate to build to one of my win cons passively, then explode and make the board hate me only after I've hit for the win. And they're scalable, so I can kill one player or multiple players at a time. Heck, if I get this monstrosity out: Unwinding Clock, Paradox Engine both out, with Mycosynth Lattice, and Leyline of Anticipation, then I'll be having fun during everyone else's turn too, with flash/instant speed getting rid of my hand or dig for a response if someone plays hand hate.

Speed in getting the mana base up and running, because until then, I'm very vulnerable to control and counterspells, and to mana rock hate. If I want to speed up I need to look at cc mana rocks, like the mox rocks.

greyninja on Blue Timmy

3 weeks ago

Leyline of Anticipation is a must-have in a deck like this ! lol

High Tide is also good for mono . Rhystic Study, Lighthouse Chronologist, maybe Caged Sun or Gilded Lotus. 41 land is a bit high; but you're Timmy-ing so yeah ;)

More Counterspells might help you get your strategy online, or stop opponent's from going off. Pongify and Rapid Hybridization are a good response to someone taking advantage of your commander hehe

Anywho +1 from me! I hope you'll check out some of my decks too, cheers!

SaifurCommander on They're triplets but I just see the twins

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Darksteel Forge and other ways to make your things indestructable? I think it would behoove you to protect your artifacts. Maybe something like Leyline of Anticipation to give you more options for card advantage.

UpperDeckerTaco on Enough Lands...Or Need More?

4 weeks ago

KumaBozu since you're the only one who commented on this, I would like your opinion on something. Here is a list of cards I find undwhelming in my list and a list of replacements I was thinking about:

Countersquall ---> Arcane Denial

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh ---> Thirst for Knowledge

Leyline of Anticipation ---> Faithless Looting

Duplicant ---> Reality Shift

Liliana of the Veil ---> Tribute to Hunger

Word of Seizing ---> Dark Petition

Silumgar's Command ---> Search for Azcanta  Flip

Reasons:

Arcane Denial answers more than Countersquall does and is easier to cast.

Thirst for Knowledge offers more card draw and filtering along with synergy with my general whereas Nicol Bolas is powerful but doesn't really fit the mold of the deck.

Tribute to Hunger is instant speed and is a spell which interacts more with my deck and offers a bit of lifegain, although, Liliana can win independent games and is very controlling and reusable if not dealt with.

Faithless Looting is card filtering and lower on the curve where Leyline only turns about 1/3 of my deck into instant speed. I understand Leyline being powerful and letting me cast wraths on my opponents turn or something else that is big game, but it seems like late game, it isn't necessary.

Reality Shift is a cheaper to cast, spell version of Duplicant.

Silumgar's Command seems underwhelming in general and expensive whereas Search for Azcanta  Flip has a lot of early and late game value.

Word of Seizing is a tough one to rid myself of because of how swinging it can be. But Dark Petition would just be better to find the direct spells I need.

So what are your thoughts on this matter?

Is Liliana too good to pass on? Is Tribute worth it? Are the cards given to the opponent from arcane denial back breaking? Is Shift giving them a 2/2 manifest horrendous? Is Leyline too good not to use? Is Dark Petition too many tutors with Vampiric and Demonic already in the deck? Is Seizing overrated?

Any help would be great. Thank you.

JagDogger2525 on Could I gain control of ...

1 month ago

If an opponent casts Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, and I have Mycosynth Lattice and Leyline of Anticipation out, does that mean I could gain control of him via Memnarch, Mind Control, Corrupted Conscience, Persuasion, etc.?

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