Creature — Human Wizard

When Ovinomancer enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you return three basic lands you control to their owner's hand.

Tap, Return Ovinomancer to its owner's hand: Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. That creature's controller puts a 0/1 green Sheep creature token into play.

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Visions (VIS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ovinomancer Discussion

SynergyBuild on How is Red Elemental Blast …

3 weeks ago

DemonDragonJ Yeah, but the color pie changes. If more cards show the effects that Pongify, Ovinomancer, Rapid Hybridization, and Polymorph have, the color pie allows it.

Personally, I do understand these 4 effects aren't common, like in white or black, but for literally destroying creatures, if that's all you want, as long as a severe drawback is given, generally in the form of a creature being given back, blue can do it, if only occasionally.

If they printed more, it would be fine, right? Because it would show a precedent. If that's how it works, luckily there is precedent in the color already.

Poly_raptor on Chulane’s Tale of the Instant Win

1 year ago

Cool list, I’ve brewed up a Chulane deck but I’ve gone down a different road, focussing more on land control.

Ovinomancer is a great card for the deck though as it refills your hands with lands you can then just put straight back into play with other creatures.

Feel free to take a look at my list Chulane, Controller of the realms

Boza on Card interaction Ovinomancer and Mirrorweave

1 year ago

Nothing too complicated here. The most likely outcome is that Players A and B will return all their creatures to hand.

Activating Ovinomancer requires you to tap it and put it back in your hand as part of the cost. Additionally, you have to select a target and if something targeted by the leaves the battlefield, the ability will fizzle and do nothing.

I assume the exchange of that went like that:

Player A: I activate Ovinomancer 1 targeting your ovinomancer 1!
Player B: In response, I activate my ovinomancer 1 to destroy your ovinomancer 2!

and so on.

This will continue until one of the two players has 1 ovinomancer left, at which point they can target it with its own ability to return it to their hand.

ChaosJester on Card interaction Ovinomancer and Mirrorweave

1 year ago


I have Ovinomancer on the battlefield and I cast Mirrorweave . I play against two opponent's. Each of them have four creatures. As a result, eight creatures are changed to Ovinomancer. Then, these two opponent's decide to use Ovinomancer's ability to destroy the creatures of each other. How exactly does this interaction work?

Thank you!

patrickd117 on Lazav, The Multiwin

1 year ago

I like Thief of Sanity, but agree with all of gus's cuts. I'd also get rid of Virtus, Traxos, Blizzard Specter, Nightveil Specter, House Guildmage, Murder, Pulse of the Grid, Enhance Surveillance and Fireshrieker.

I like: Vector Asp (join me), some combination of the looters: Merfolk, il-Kor, Wharf Infiltrator or whatever. Those type of cards are quite good in my experience. Ancient Excavation seems solid too. Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Ovinomancer and Bontu the Glorified seems pretty good as another way to save Lazav.

WhatevWorks on Now You See it, Now You Don't:Disappearing Augury

1 year ago

Hi. Looks like I posted after you on Commander Deck Help. The thought police will get me if I don't post card recommendations on your deck.

...that would be your endgame. For the early and midgame:

So, your gameplan would be to play Aminatou on T3, play creatures that kill things/draw cards when they enter, blink them with Aminatou repeatedly to kill opponent's things, draw into counterspells, and generally destroy their will to live. Once you have a comfortable lock, +1 Aminatou and put an eldrazi titan on top, polymorph a draw creature into it.

fangshway on Awaken, My Masters

2 years ago

Some other interesting protection targets, not saying these should all be included but are interesting to consider if you haven't seen them already.

Ovinomancer / Mischievous Poltergeist / Patchwork Gnomes

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