Mangara of Corondor

Mangara of Corondor

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

: Exile Mangara of Corondor and target permanent.

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Mangara of Corondor Discussion

MagicMarc on blue eqvialent of disenchant

4 days ago

It also famously works with Mangara of Corondor. Activate his ability targeting his victim, then with his ability on the stack, you tap something like Karakas targeting Mangara to return him to your hand. Then, without any other plays, you resolve the stack. Your karakas activation resolves first, putting Mangara in your hand. Then his exile ability resolves exiling his target but not him because he is in your hand.

You had to do a lot of explaining back when Mangara of Corondor was legal in Standard.

There are other cards you can do these tricks with as well. You can make a pretty oppressive deck with them.

MagicMarc on blue eqvialent of disenchant

5 days ago

I knew I liked that spell. Its like the perfect counterspell theme-wise to add to a janky Mangara of Corondor abusing deck.

king-saproling on Derevi: Queen of Stax

1 month ago

You might like these: Mangara of Corondor (put his ability on the stack, then untap him and reuse the ability multiple times before it resolves!), Coastal Piracy, Reconnaissance Mission, Ohran Frostfang, Storage Matrix, Opposition, Seedborn Muse, Frozen Aether, Kismet, Glare of Subdual, Nature's Revolt, God-Pharaoh's Statue, Disruptive Pitmage, Spark Double (two Derevis!), Azami, Lady of Scrolls, Quest for Renewal

KuzcosPoison on The Hateful Trait

2 months ago

You're not running too much removal so you might get stuck if you're not able to draw into those things through tymna triggers. Also considering you're running hushwing type effects, relying on your etb triggers for removal seems a little shortsighted, maybe consider cutting one or two things for a Nature's Claim, and I would cut vindicate for Beast Within or Generous Gift since the instant speed is probably more worthwhile. Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons also seems a bit out of place since there's no real support for her, might be more worthwhile running something a little more useful over her, the new Mangara of Corondor works to either incentivise people to slow down with spells or draws you some cards, also Alms Collector even though he's 3 power I've seen do work if people are drawing multiple cards per turn, especially since there's not much card draw outside of your commanders. Depending on if there's lots of blue at your table, Destiny Spinner or Grand Abolisher might be worth looking at since your deck relies on your commanders pretty heavily to be able to do damage/draw cards. For protection against other big boardstates, something like Crawlspace or Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist could come in handy

SynergyBuild on Why Are Empress Galina and …

3 months ago

It's actually also because Karakas is more powerful than removal, the card is protection from opposing removal (sort of obvious when you take a step back) and combo enabling. Take Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath; Legacy decks bounce uro in response to the sacrifice trigger, getting 3 life, an extra draw, and an extra land drop each turn. It let's you exile a permanent per turn with the original Mangara of Corondor. A numerous variety of high value pieces for Karakas to abuse as well as protect, or for opposing threats, remove leads it to be more powerful than Galina or Tavoc.

Neither of those can be used for combos or protection effectively, whereas Karakas can be, as well as being free, 0 opportunity cost, and being incredibly powerful for it's free cost. I'd readily spend 4 mana for that type of effect, having it on a land is just gravy.

MagicMarc on Do these two cards permanently …

4 months ago

You can even stack bounce on a creature to get the same result. A long time ago, briefly in Standard, Mangara of Corondor was tournament legal along with a card you could activate to return him to your hand. So you activate his ability,exiling himself and a target creature, then respond and return him to your hand with something like Crystal Shard and when they resolve, Mangara gets returned to hand, then exiles himself and target creature. Since he's not on the battlefield when the exile resolves, nothing happens to him. But the target creature exiles for good.

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