Obscuring AEther

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Rare

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Obscuring AEther

Enchantment

Face-down creature spells you cast cost {1} less to cast.

{1}{G}: Turn Obscuring Æther face down. (It becomes a 2/2 creature.)

Obscuring AEther Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Commander 2019...

1 month ago

Staizer - Get ready for a long response:

I did look at the same list as you did, but as a longtime morph player, this deck is a disappointment. I've already made my thoughts on Kadena clear so I'll make that response short.

Kadena:

A bland Sultai value engine that brings nothing new to the table. She isn't a bad card by any means, but she doesn't address any of morph's biggest weaknesses. I'd still play Animar, Soul of Elements , Kruphix, God of Horizons , Muldrotha, the Gravetide , and maybe even the new Bant brawl commander over her.

The choice of morph/manifest related reprints

Some fine inclusions. Ixidron , Stratus Dancer , and Vesuvan Shapeshifter are nice, but they chose to exclude most of the best morph/manifest related cards: Dream Chisel , Ixidor, Reality Sculptor , Whisperwood Elemental , Riptide Entrancer , Voidmage Prodigy , Voidmage Apprentice , Aphetto Runecaster , Primordial Mist , Obscuring AEther , Unblinking Bleb , Weaver of Lies , Brine Elemental (though this one actually makes sense), and even Backslide . I would never expect all or even most of those to make it into the deck, but a couple would've been nice and would've made more sense than something like Deathmist Raptor or Silumgar Assassin .

Value reprints

Not much to complain about here as there is some solid value in the deck, though I think Cloudstone Curio or Equilibrium would've been good value reprints that interact well with the theme mechanic.

New cards

Only Scroll of Fate and Kadena's Silencer are worth mentioning here. I know I sound like a broken record, but none of the new cards help address the issues facing morph: speed and the fact that morph is a value based mechanic that requires a massive mana investment. Morph will always be a casual mechanic, but it needs something that reduces the cost of triggering morph, or something that allows for multiple activations (my hope was for repeatable Backslide effects). Neither of those issues were addressed by the new cards in this deck. I would've been happy with just 1 card that helps in that way...1 card.

Is this a good pre-con for new players? Yes. Does it have value? Yes, though most of the value cards are only that way due to scarcity. I think many will end up tanking in price. Will it win games against the other pre-cons? Probably. Will it win games against even 60% decks? Unlikely.

So is it a good pre-con and I am being extra critical? Maybe, but this mechanic has had a special place in my heart for a very long time (Morph was first introduced when I was a little kid and just starting out playing Magic). I was excited to see morph finally get some needed reprints and support. Instead the new cards aren't that inspiring and the reprints honestly look like they just pulled up Gatherer, typed in "morph", and then picked some of the first things that they found.

joselemanouch on It's Animorphin' time!

7 months ago

[email protected]_only Wow thanks, someone did their homework!!!! I’m also pretty fond of this deck I crammed all the morphs I opened in packs when I started playing in the onslaught block.

Obscuring AEther / Dream Chisel : I already get the morph discount from Animar, Soul of Elements rather easily.

Primordial Mist / Whisperwood Elemental / Thousand Winds : I’m trying to keep the mana curve on the low side.

Ixidor, Reality Sculptor aka Akroma, Angel of Wrath ‘s daddy: I don’t really need a lord and I have other ways of flipping morphs over and over again with Weaver of Lies and Master of the Veil .

Secret Plans / Trail of Mystery : Those cards are great I did not know they existed I’ll try to include them.

Jeskai Infiltrator : He will most likely never get to deal combat damage in my playgroup.

[email protected]_only on It's Animorphin' time!

7 months ago

love the deck - Vesuvan Shapeshifter is one of my all-time faves!

odd cards you might consider:

Obscuring AEther and / or Dream Chisel - cost for morph reduction

Primordial Mist and / or Whisperwood Elemental - card "draw", free morph each turn

Secret Plans and / or Aphetto Runecaster - card draw for morphing

Trail of Mystery and / or Salt Road Ambushers - Creature boost for turning face up

Ixidor, Reality Sculptor - alternate morph cost, morph roiding

Voidmage Apprentice and / or Kheru Spellsnatcher - counterspell that doesn't require sacing a creature

Jeskai Infiltrator - free morphing draw when it hits

Thousand Winds - mass bounce

lukas96 on Budget Morph Tribal

1 year ago

Obscuring AEther is the ideal one drop for your deck because you will be able to cast a morph on t2 you should defenitely play 4 copies

Funkydiscogod on Budget Morph Tribal

1 year ago

I'm skeptical how effective Ugin's Insight would be without Scornful Egotist. What about Secret Plans, instead?

You don't really have any one-drops. What about Obscuring AEther?

I think you are also missing good two-drops. Hooded Hydra and Stratus Dancer don't count. What about Qarsi Deceiver?

Add in a few Zoetic Cavern?

Feyamius on

1 year ago

I'd cut Dream Chisel, you don't need it with Animar. Obscuring AEther is really bad as well, you could swap that for Mastery of the Unseen (the life you'll gain out of this is incredible).

I'm actually surprised that I can't find Ixidor, Reality Sculptor in your list. I'd prefer him over Dream Chisel a thousand times. If it has to be an artifact, I'd recommend Strionic Resonator. Morph itself is a static ability, but the things happening when a creature is turned face up (may it be written on the morph creature itself or on something like Aphetto Runecaster (which you definitely could use as well)) can be copied with this nice little thingy.

RedmundR2 on Looking for cards that synergize ...

2 years ago

Hey all, i'm trying to find cards that synergize specifically with face-down Morph cards, like Brine Elemental.

So far I have only found two non-creature spells that do a direct effect for face-down critters, like Obscuring AEther and Secret Plans . So far, im trying to keep the colors to Simic , but im considering splashing black possibly. Any card ideas you guys can throw at me would be awesome!

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