Mana Vortex


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition III (ME3) Rare
The Dark (DRK) Rare

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Mana Vortex


When you play Mana Vortex, you may sacrifice a land. If you don't, counter Mana Vortex.

At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player sacrifices a land.

When there are no lands in play, sacrifice Mana Vortex.

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Mana Vortex Discussion

VinceTanner on My Zur Deck Because Everyone Focuses Me

5 days ago

Nice! I love Zur in EDH.

I would certainly try to add a Solitary Confinement and a Phyrexian Arena. They both are insane with Necropotence. Oh, and Rhystic Study is one of the best draw spells in EDH, and Zur tutors it up!

Other things to check out are Mana Vortex, Grasp of Fate, and Copy Enchantment.

Nice deck, man.

IAmTheWraith on The Fat Blue Weirdo

2 weeks ago

Nietzsky: Thanks for the suggestions!

I am thinking about taking out the storm combos, so these would be good cards to slot in in the place of that devotion.

Things I like that you've suggested: Mental Misstep, Land Equilibrium, Mana Vortex, Timetwister/Windfall.

Things I dont like: Consecrated Sphinx, Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Tezzeret the Seeker , Fabricate.

I like the land effects, simply because they wont effect me as much, and I actually was gifted a Vintage Masters Timetwister last year. TBH I thought it was in here, turned out I was wrong.

I dont like sphinx, seems like a win more card to me. Teferi and Tezzy seem like they require too much other things to make the deck work, and Fabricate doesnt have any really relevant targets.

Thanks for suggestions!

Nietzsky on The Fat Blue Weirdo

2 weeks ago

I run stasis and similar effects in my

Anti-Competitive GAAIV (Embrace the Hate)

Commander / EDH* Nietzsky


, you might see something on my list that would work here. I'll make a few suggestions, some cards I run, others I didn't have the room for (but I run Azorius colors, and would probably slot them if I was running mono blue)

1) In mono blue control/stax, back to basics is a DEFINITE slot, 100% guaranteed.

2) Some tutors you may considerPersonal Tutor Fabricate

3) It helps to have a second wheel Windfall , and if you playgroup allows a proxy of Timetwister by all means...otherwise it's quite pricey.

4)You may get a few turns of value out of Consecrated Sphinx before it is popped... also Deadeye Navigator and another "untap" creature such as Palinchron may help to guarantee you can maintain your stasis lock indefinitely.

5) Teferi, Temporal Archmage and Tezzeret the Seeker can help work around stasis and turn it into a perma-lock, along with Sword of Feast and Famine

6) Mental Misstep is a great unforeseen way to eat sol rings, Path to Exiles, Divining tops, and other 1 drop shenanigans... Foil at 3 cards for 1 is a HUGE price to pay

7) Land Equilibrium and Mana Vortex can be great cards to pair with stasis, or alternative ways to control lands.

elfric on Reaver - Silas/Tymna Stax

1 month ago

hi there - a couple of questions and suggestions:

are scrap trawler and myr retriever good enough? or are you depending on recursion so much?

what do you want to entomb? i mean yes your commander...artifacts... but thats durdling so much. imperial seal is the better choice here imo.

trading post and divining top cost lots of mana. in stax i would rather have some impact spells instead of durdling too much. i mean top atleast combos with counterbalance but you are also light on shuffle effects. on the fly i have no cards to recommend in that spot but i guess the should be better manasinks to abuse under rule of law effects.

on the good side though as you play more basics intead of all fetches for b2b its very good spot to play Leonin Arbiter. even most singlecolordecks play all 4 fetches and you only play the best 3.

i dont like chain of vapor as it can turnout to lose a card you cannot afford to lose as a trade.

artificers intuition is another manahungry "do (nearly) nothing" but some rare times hit the toolbox hatebutton. same with tolaria west. you tutor at 3 mana for ramp? or is toolboxing between hatecards or slow durdle profit you that much. imo if you tutor in stax you want to make it a bomb. otherwise spending mana to do what you want to do anyway isnt the ost manaefficient way. sometimes its better to come with redundancy and just draw the cards, cast em and your good. combo needs specific cards but they win if they resolve those. if you tutor for combos that dont even win you should probably not tutored for them but played some card like that instead of bad tutors.

have you thought about Hope of Ghirapur?

and now the thing that sprung to mind the first when i saw your deck: where is Mishra's Workshop?

if you add workshop you should also consider Uba Mask / Mindlock Orb. VERY potent stax cards

i see jitte but no creature wipe. Perish, Engineered Plague, Zealous Persecution toxic deluge?

and last question : is ravager really good here?

btw i came for the Mana Vortex. have a nice day.

Uskebasi on List of Color Pie Breaks/Bends

4 months ago

Some cards I found:

Harmless Offering is a colorshifted Donate, Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs could be white, Molten Influence is a "counterspell" in red, Measure of Wickedness should be probably red, Dragonmaster Outcast is a creature that rewards your ramp and I feel he could be green, Stromgald Spy looks at target player's hand and could be blue, Treacherous Urge, Enslave and Ritual of the Machine are threaten/control magic effects in black, The Great Aurora and Ezuri's Predation are wraths in green, Bellowing Tanglewurm has a black keyword, Curse of the Swine is mass removal with exile in blue, Primal Order is direct damage in green, Mana Vortex and Land Equilibrium are land destruction in blue, Web of Inertia is a strange pillowfort card and graveyard hoser in blue, Concordant Crossroads gives haste in green (???), Oath of Lieges ramps in white, Spoils of War gives +1/+1 counters in black, Touch of Darkness is colorshifting in black, Infernal Genesis gives everybody tokens in black, Countryside Crusher should probably be Golgari, Mana Flare is a mana doubler in red (????), Dreams of the Dead is creature recursion in blue, Reality Twist is ???, Imprisoned in the Moon is straight up removal in blue, Icy Prison is a political Oblivion Ring in blue, Not Forgotten is a green effect, Stunted Growth discards cards from opponent's hand in green...

Profet93 on Reserved List?

7 months ago

Is it worth it to buy cards that I will actually use from the reserved list? From what I understand, the cards won't be reprinted so they should retain their value. These are not just cards to keep and hope they increase in price, but also cards that I will be using in EDH decks as well.

The specific cards in question I am looking to purchase are...

Mishra's Workshop

Chains of Mephistopheles


All Hallow's Eve

Land Equilibrium

Gauntlet of Might

Imperial Recruiter


Copy Artifact

Serra's Sanctum


Volrath's Stronghold


Mana Vortex

Mind Over Matter

Zirilan of the Claw

Anvil of Bogardan

Ertai, Wizard Adept

Winding Canyons

Mana Web

Corpse Dance


Mclovin8617 on Zur YT

7 months ago

Consider stax effects like Energy Flux, Lunar Force, Mana Vortex, Reparations, Rule of Law, In the Eye of Chaos? Also what's with the cycle/discard theme? Seems out of place.

BTW love your videos! Keep it up!

CChaos on Future card spike speculation thread

7 months ago

Buyouts have returned for the reserve list and The Dark is being targeted, according to the weekly update (Aug 6) on mtggoldfish.

Rudy from Alpha Investments, see his recent vid, mentions the prices for the recent 2 large spikes ( Stone Calendar and Mana Vortex ) will not hold due to high print count of The Dark set. The cards however, will not return to their original prices.

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