Omen Machine


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Omen Machine


Players can't draw cards.
At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player exiles the top card of his or her library. If it's a land card, the player puts it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, the player casts it without paying its mana cost if able.

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Omen Machine Discussion

triproberts12 on Lavinia of the Not Having Any Money

21 hours ago

If you're running Guile in a stax deck, you should be running Dovescape .

If you're running Solemnity , you should be running Decree of Silence .

Knowledge Pool and Omen Machine are also ridiculous stax pieces with your commander.

With Grand Arbiter+Pili-Pala combo, you should probably run some X draw spells. Blue Sun's Zenith , Sphinx's Revelation , and Pull from Tomorrow are your friends. If you want to make that a central part of your game plan, Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal is an easy one to run, and Muddle the Mixture is a good budget tutor for both pieces that has utility, as well as being able to get Pili-Pala and Pull From Tomorrow. You can then win on that turn with Approach of the Second Sun.

If you're going to run a bunch of Armageddon effects, I would also run Faith's Reward .

Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds are bad in 2-color decks. Literally any dual land is better. Boreal Shelf and Coastal Tower should be in there before Expanse and Wilds.

ChurchofJhoira on Lavinia Omen Pool *Primer*

6 days ago

@CptRodgers it is, at the very least, worth trying out. The only major concern I have with that card is the consistency with which we can get that out. The advantage of our other "lock" pieces of Knowledge Pool and Omen Machine are both tutorable at instant speed via Whir of Invention . The other disadvantage is if someone casts an Abrupt Decay into that, everyone now has a means of blowing up most of your board (including your commander) that Lavinia can do nothing about.

I think if you are playing in a slower, battlecruiser meta Eye is probably fine. But the inability to tutor on demand, the ability of our opponents to cast uncounterable spells into the the enchantment, plus is 5UU casting cost; it may be risky to play in faster metas.

Give it a shot and let me know how it works out for you tho! I am all about experimentation! Those are just my concerns.

ChurchofJhoira on Lavinia Omen Pool *Budgetless*

2 weeks ago

@Penthoplayer I mean I suppose Worskhop over Tec Edge is fine, but in my experience we are not trying to speed out of the gates and race. The deck wants to be slow and grindy and cards like Mishra's Workshop , Ancient Tomb , and Crystal Vein do not really fit into the overall gameplan of the deck.

The same goes for Trinisphere ... Trinisphere looks like it would be good considering Lavinia's first ability, but her first ability is really only relevant during the beginning of the game. Later on in the game it really is not that big of a deal, and taxing effects really are not that great for us overall. The ability the deck is really trying to take advantage of is her second ability. That is what works so cohesively with Omen Machine and Knowledge Pool . Fact or Fiction allows us to sift through our deck after an Omen Machine has been put into play.

That is why we run Impulse , Dig Through Time , Jace, Architect of Thought , Narset Transcendent , and Teferi, Temporal Archmage .

Kiyomei on Jimmy's Lavinia | Game Knights #23

2 weeks ago

So a no Knowledge Pool or Omen Machine version :). Where and how do you win with this iteration as the other versions so far can only assemble soft locks with the two cards i mentioned and can't really win of that either unless no one is playing a commander bigger than Lavinia because as soon as they get theirs out and it's bigger than a 2/2 you lose unless omen is paired with rule of law effects?

i also saw you had a Smothering Tithe + Stasis lock and I've recently been testing it out as well but eventually, it will fade in power the longer games drag out as they'll make their land drops and remove pieces...

Kiyomei on Lavinia Omen Pool *Primer*

2 weeks ago

@chessdude13 , euhm Sphere of Safety is not a Stax card but a pillow fort spell meant for casual aggro meta. But you got a point, Sphere effects like Thorn of Amethyst or Sphere of Resistance (Maybe you meant this one :) do increase the cost and make a Mana Crypt for example castable again... while Helm of Awakening makes a Sol Ring countered without any other effects in play...

Knowledge Pool and Omen Machine are mere soft locks as it doesn't affect commanders... and omen still lets you play from your hand while most people run interaction so 1/3 just has to have something and you're done for...

( Rule of Law effects combined with Omen Machine does lock everyone completely but then again you'll have to out-scale them and hope they have an empty board for your 2/2 to dish out 21commander damage to 3 players...

If an opponent is playing Yisan, for example, you will outright lose as his commander outruns you through all these soft locks

Dracoson on How does Lavinia work with ...

1 month ago

Neither case is a "perfect" lock, but they are pretty close. Both of them can be dealt with via on board abilities. In Omen Machine's case, if they already have access to an answer (Shatter, Reclamation Sage, and the like), they can just use it. Knowledge Pool can be dealt with by cards cast from other zones besides the hand. Flashing back Ancient Grudge for example, or by an uncounterable spell out from under the pool (Abrupt Decay). In reality, though, both would likely prompt concessions as they will quickly know whether they can get out from under it in a reasonable amount of time.

Snap157 on How does Lavinia work with ...

1 month ago

I'm thinking about making a competetive Lavinia, Azorius Renegade deck, and I was wondering if Lavinia + Omen Machine creates a hard lock?

Does Lavinia combo-lock with Knowledge Pool?

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Omen Machine occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%