Oracle en-Vec

Oracle en-Vec

Creature — Human Wizard

: Target opponent chooses any number of creatures he or she controls. During that player's next turn, the chosen creatures attack if able, and other creatures can't attack. At the end of that turn, destroy each of the chosen creatures that didn't attack. Play this ability only during your turn.

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Set Rarity
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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

Oracle en-Vec Discussion

KongMing on Gwafa Hazid's Pay role

9 months ago

The wording we were looking for is "didn't attack." Some suggestions:

Angel's Trumpet , Arcum's Whistle , Oracle en-Vec , Siren's Call .

Cloudius on Courting attack, Isperia Supreme Judge

1 year ago

+1 for a very innovative deck! Love original brews like this.

You want Creatures to Attack...

Bident of Thassa - It is in the Maybeboard but I'd highly recommend adding this to the main board. It fulfills the 2 things your deck wishes to do: 1) Forcing people to attack; 2) Card draw for you.

Siren's Call - This is a hidden gem, which forces opponent's creatures to attack or face destruction. Perfect for a "Chaos theme" deck. Combos well with Festival or Orim's Chant to create a single-sided board wipe. Feel free to stick this onto Isochron Scepter for repeated use!

Oracle en-Vec - "Come at me you %@#$" Basically Taunt on a stick!

You want to lessen the pain...

Energy Field - Opponents attack each other, YOU WIN... Opponents attack you, you take no damage, draw a bunch of cards... and STILL WIN!

Thunderstaff - Lessen the pain is always good. Ability to grant situational buff to your creatures is a plus here.

Angel's Grace - When all else fails... call upon the Angels to grant you sanctuary and protection!

Isochron Scepter - You're running a lot of damage prevention instants with CMC 2 or less, so the Scepter is definitely worth a slot in the deck!

Hope these helps. Cheers!

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on Oracle en-Vec

1 year ago

Woah - I had never seen Oracle en-Vec before.

I immediately think of Moment of Silence effects (of which you have one set with Orim's Chant ) but it seems like there's enough potential of having an opponent overcommit and then taking out their entire board with a one mana instant - to have it be worth it.

Festival , Stonehorn Dignitary in your second main phase, or Master Warcraft might all be good.

Raging_Squiggle on oracle en-Vec + Ghostly Prison

1 year ago

It's worth noting that your opponent can just pick 0 creatures they control to be forced to attack. Oracle en-Vec's ability says "target opponent chooses any number of creatures they control..." So if they're aware that ghostly prison might make them lose their creatures, they could just pick 0 of them.

Kogarashi on oracle en-Vec + Ghostly Prison

1 year ago

Oracle en-Vec says that the chosen creatures attack "if able," no other creatures can attack, and any chosen creatures that don't attack (regardless of reason) are destroyed. Ghostly Prison would prevent each creature from attacking if that creature's cost isn't paid.

Your opponent would have to find the mana to pay Ghostly Prison's cost, find a way to remove the Prison first, or have indestructible creatures to get out of this predicament. Removing the Prison would remove the mana requirement, and indestructible creatures would survive not attacking (since the Oracle's ability says "destroy," not "sacrifice").

WBG on oracle en-Vec + Ghostly Prison

1 year ago

Does the addition of Ghostly Prison mean that a creature may suddenly be unnable to attack?

I would greatly appreciate rules text for this answer.

Some additional information below:

If I have Oracle en-Vec and Ghostly Prison out at the same time, do I have as good a combo as I think I have:

I played Oracle en-Vec on turn 2. On turn 3, I activate its tap ability: my opponent says hell attack with his three creatures and than I play Ghostly prison. Now that they need to pay 6 mana for those creatures to attack next turn (and they said that they would be attacking), do the need to sacrafice all but one of those creatures from the oracle en-vec ability?

Neotrup on At the beginning of next ...

2 years ago

An important interaction here is that if you have both Marchesa, the Black Rose AND Inalla, Archmage Ritualist, if a wizard with a +1/+1 counter that dies during combat, Marchesa will bring it bring it back at the end step of the turn it died, triggering Inalla to make a copy that will stick around during the entirety of the next turn, being exiled during that turns end step.

Also, if a card wants to trigger on a specific turn's end step, it will specify, such as Oracle en-Vec. It can also specify a specific player's end step, such as Stone Idol Trap.

SufferFromEDHD on The Siren's Vengeance

2 years ago

Some other old effects Maddening Imp and Oracle en-Vec.

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