Leyline of Anticipation


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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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Leyline of Anticipation


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

AllClar on Eldrazi Steamroll

20 hours ago

DrukenReaps Thank you so much for the reminder on Asceticism, I completely forgot that was a card that I hadn't added to the acquireboard!

I think Domri Rade might be good for it because of the +1, my only problem I've run into is that people know what that means, and he's very squishy. Asceticism would definitely help with that though.....

I believe Leyline of Anticipation is already in the acquireboard, thanks for the reminders though :)

SaifurCommander on Marchesa's Demonic Tool Box

1 day ago

I'm wondering if some Leylines wouldn't help your deck or mess with others' decks. Leyline of Anticipation gives you some speed advantages and allows you to play creatures on your opponents' turns. Leyline of the Void simply removes your opponents' graveyards from being a factor at all. Particularly fun against dredge decks.

DrukenReaps on Eldrazi Steamroll

1 day ago

How much do you rely on animar? It doesn't look like there is enough protection for him in the deck if you rely heavily on him. I would consider Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, or/and Asceticism. Otherwise I'm really at a loss on what to suggest. The deck looks really good.

Domri Rade too perhaps? Oh and Vedalken Orrery or Leyline of Anticipation could be fun.

Suns_Champion on Death and all her Friends: Narset Superfriends

2 days ago

Leyline of Anticipation, Long-Term Plans, Vanishing, Winds of Rath, Divine Reckoning all worked great for me! Also you should find some ways to deter early attacks because you have no protection before turn 6 and Narset is always swinging and not blocking. Propaganda effects maybe?

Otherwise looks great! Can't wait to play against it!

NV_1980 on Most Underplayed Commander!

4 days ago

Cool deck; though with a budget constraint that's slightly higher, I think it can be improved upon. Cards I'd add, would be some additional steal-creatures like Empress Galina, Memnarch and Roil Elemental. I think cards like Control Magic and Mind Control should also be in here (and Treachery, if you can get one).

Next I'd add some cheaper (in terms of CMC), more effective card draw options like Ponder, Preordain and Rhystic Study.

Also, I'd try make this deck even more reactionary than it already is by adding cards like Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Leyline of Anticipation and/or Vedalken Orrery. Make people afraid to attack you by stealing attackers from them (or your allies).

Last, but not least, I think Blade of Selves would look absolutely brutal on Keiga.

Cards I'd remove to make room for all of this: mostly cards that are either less powerful than some of the ones I just mentioned OR cards that do the same thing but have a higher CMC. Some examples: Saheeli's Artistry, Tempt with Reflections, Vesuvan Shapeshifter, Vizier of Many Faces, Curse of Verbosity and Mulldrifter.

Happy gaming!

Raphiezar on Ramos ETB

6 days ago

If you ran Deepglow Skate, you could add more planeswalkers to the deck to allow them to activate the ults immediately. Alchemist's Refuge and Leyline of Anticipation giving you flash is good to use Ramos on other player's turns, plus they go well with Seedborn Muse if you have it. Flameshadow Conjuring, Deadeye Navigator, Eerie Interlude, Faith's Reward, Progenitor Mimic, Stolen Identity, Rite of Replication, and Clone Legion allow you to abuse more ETB effects. Craterhoof Behemoth, Venser, Shaper Savant, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Zealous Conscripts, Acidic Slime, Chancellor of the Forge, Chancellor of the Spires, Sepulchral Primordial, Luminate Primordial, Duplicant, Dragonlord Silumgar, Sower of Temptation, Hornet Queen, Deranged Hermit, Myr Battlesphere, Angel of Invention, Cultivator of Blades, have great ETB effects to be abused. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cytoplast Manipulator work really well with the Marchesa, the Black Rose you're running. Necropolis Regent, Master Biomancer, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Death's Presence, Experiment Kraj, and Verdurous Gearhulk are great for building up creatures with lots of +1/+1 counters. Greater Good, Prime Speaker Zegana, and Tishana, Voice of Thunder are great card draw sources for this deck. If you reanimate creatures from the graveyard often enough, Flayer of the Hatebound is strong in that department, and if you're looking for more big damage/lifeloss effects, Warstorm Surge, Stalking Vengeance, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, and Pathbreaker Ibex are good as wel. Conflux is really strong with Ramos in play, especially with Sakashima the Impostor copying him. If don't mind it being janky, you can copy your Panharmonicon by turning it into a creature with Karn, Silver Golem or March of the Machines. Take it a step further by adding Opalescence so your enchantments can be copied too. Ultimately, this is just supposed to be a big list of cards to draw inspiration from, not to all be added to the deck.

ArrestedSnow on Sidisi's Spider Spawning Factory

1 week ago

I would probably find room for Vedalken Orrery or Leyline of Anticipation. Maybe even an Akroma's Memorial. Always funny to not only have a butt-load of tokens, but ones with all those abilities. But that's just me, it looks like you run fine without any extra frills.

TCat769 on Inalla and the Wizards of Control

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment multimedia!

I agree, the prices on duals are ridiculous. The maybeboard for this deck is really just the "If this deck is my forever deck, buy these eventually" cards. Hence the hefty price tag. LOL.

I like Intruder Alarm a lot! Thanks for the suggestion!

As far as the wizards you suggest go, I really like Sedraxis Alchemist. He was definitely an oversight when I built the deck. I will try and make room for him! I originally didn't like Glen Elendra Archmage on paper when I was crafting the original copy of this deck. After playing this a few times now, I can definitely see her in this deck. I may snag a copy and play test her. Do you have experience with Vendilion Clique in multiplayer EDH? It does not feel like he would do enough with multiple opponents. I could be convinced though. He is one of my favorite cards in Modern. I could definitely see pulling out Izzet Chronarch and possibly see pulling out Stonybrook Banneret, but so far in my plays with this deck, Havengul Lich has been an all-star. Being able to recast Dualcaster Mage has won me so many games.

I really like your suggestions for more flash enablers. I have noticed that I need more ways to play at instant speed. Winding Canyons was definitely an oversight and will definitely be making its way in the deck. I am not completely sold on Leyline of Anticipation, but I might also snag a copy and see how it performs!

Thanks again for all of your suggestions!

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