Ophidian Eye

Ophidian Eye

Enchantment — Aura

Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)

Enchant creature

Whenever enchanted creature deals damage to an opponent, you may draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ophidian Eye occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Ophidian Eye Discussion

kschill on Nuts and bolts to SMASH!!

1 month ago

Thanks king-saproling! These are some excellent suggestions. One thing I do need is more card draw, especially if I plan to play a bunch of spells. I completely forgot that Curiosity and Ophidian Eye just apply to general damage so Vial Smasher (or others) can just give me a card for playing spells. Salvaging Station would definitely help getting those cheap card draw eggs back into play so that continue the engine.

Fallerup on Livin La Vida Locust

1 month ago

Sage of the Falls + The Locust God = draw your entire deck, then you just need a spell that finishes everyone off. luckily for you, there is one such card and it only costs 1 mana so you can win the turn after you get The Locust God out. Firestorm kills the table once you've drawn enough cards. you don't need to draw your whole deck. just enough cards to kill everyone, but if they counter it, you die, because you will keep drawing til you deck yourself. To add to the conversation about Niv-Mizzet, Parun he is a great backup wincon. Enchant him with Curiosity or Ophidian Eye, tap him to deal 1 damage and he pings everyone for the amount of cards in your library. and its a may ability, so you don't have to. I turn my locust god deck into a combo deck because as I was playing the deck as a more tribal themed locust deck, I accidentally ran into combos that were very effective so I just rebuilt it into a combo deck. 2 more cards to consider, once your play group realizes that you need your commander out to pull off the combos I just explained is to add Thassa's Oracle and Paradigm Shift to the deck as an extra wincon that doesn't require your commander. what you do is this: cast Thassa's Oracle, then, holing priority after the table has said it resolves, you then cast Paradigm Shift. if they opt to counter Paradigm Shift, nothing happens, If they instead counter Thassa's Oracle, you die, just be aware of this. if Thassa's Oracle resolves you have either won the game or nothing happens, they cannot use a kill spell in response to Paradigm Shift because Thassa's Oracle's ability goes on the stack regardless if she dies or not. you can win as early as turn 2 with this combo, but you need Sol Ring and Lotus Petal in your opening hand as well as Thassa's Oracle, Paradigm Shift and 2 islands, the last card can be a swansong or arcane denial. turn 1: island, play sol ring, turn 2: Island, play lotus petal, crack it for a blue, you now have 3 blue and 2 colorless: cast thassa's oracle, cast paradigm shift and win. you even have mana left over to counter their counterspell if there was one.

multimedia on Niv mizzet my problem

2 months ago

Hey, good budget version of Niv.

Ophidian Eye is another combo enchantment to enchant Niv with. Consider cutting Curse of the Bloody Tome for Eye? With the difficult color casting cost of Niv and the less than ideal color fixing in the manabase consider Chromatic Lantern? To stay within the budget consider cutting That Which Was Taken for Lantern?

To help with color fixing in the manabase there's some budget lands to consider adding. Sulfur Falls, Shivan Reef, Wandering Fumarole, Ash Barrens, Grixis Panorama. These lands can help game play a lot more than $9 Caged Sun can. To stay within budget consider cutting Sun for these lands?

Evolve is not a very good mechanic in Commander because you want to consistently cast an Evolve creature early game to evolve as you cast other creatures. Consistently you're not going to have an Evolve creature to cast early and playing one mid/late game is not doing much. Evolve is a mechanic that benefits much with having 4x of same creatures in a deck which is not Commander. Consider cutting some creatures for a few more draw spells? Brainstorm, Opt, Frantic Search, Faithless Looting are budget good draw spells. Consider cutting Cloudfin Raptor, Simic Fluxmage, Petrahydrox, Ral's Staticaster for these draw spells?

Izzet colors at a budget are at a disadvantage for tutors, but there's some good cards that can copy an opponents tutor when cast letting you also tutor. Expansion / Explosion, Reverberate, Dualcaster Mage. These spells could also copy your own spell when you cast it. Consider cutting Wave of Indifference, Sundering Stroke and Reckless Air Strike for these copy spells? Talisman of Creativity and Izzet Signet are good budget two drop mana rocks. They could replace Heraldic Banner and Spinning Wheel.

In Commander you have access to good budget counterspells that don't have a restriction: Counterspell, Wizard's Retort, Arcane Denial. These counterspells could replace Scatter Arc, No Escape, Mystical Dispute.

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Milesfuzz on Flash Thrasios and Vial Smasher

3 months ago

Could take some inspiration from the 4c Rashmi archtype and include cards like Curiosity , Tandem Lookout , Keen Sense and Ophidian Eye to turn your Vial Smasher into a card draw engine :)

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