Paradox Engine

Legendary Artifact

Whenever you cast a spell, untap all nonland permanents you control.

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Paradox Engine Discussion

Bchong on Jhoira's egg storm

2 hours ago

You probably don't need so many wincons in your deck it is probably better to put in other artifacts like Pentad Prism Basalt Monolith Ancestral Statue Mycosynth Wellspring Quicksmith Genius Despotic Scepter Windfall Wheel of Fortune Winds of Change Simian Spirit Guide

you should also take out your Metalworker Solemn Simulacrum

You might have to put in something like Lightning Greaves just seeing as playing your commander means you win...

I am not sure if you should... but I think Paradox Engine still fits and is preferable over a Solemn Simulacrum

You might even be in the position to actually lower land count but it is up to you. I was also planning to basically make the same exact deck.

Neotrup on Villainous wealth on paradox engine

5 hours ago

You may be able to activate mana abilities during the resolution of Villainous Wealth if a card you are casting asks for a mana payment, such as a card with kicker or if you have to pay mana for the cards you're casting due to a Sphere of Resistance. As Rhadamanthus mentioned though, Paradox Engine's trigger will not yet have been put on the stack nor resolved, so your mana might be limited (you should have still untapped them once from casting Villainous Wealth though).

enpc on Tetsu-Ko, Traitor Prince(SS?) to a Band of Wastes.

21 hours ago

Your Magosi, the Waterveil combo doesn't work.

Also, you should work on your combo package - when you assemble something like Isochron Scepter + Paradox Engine you should be able to that turn win the game. To give you an example, I have a Thrasios, Triton Hero + Tymna the Weaver deck which assembles Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal + mana rocks/dorks to get infinite mana. I then use Thrasios, Triton Hero's ability to draw until I have access to my Walking Ballista which I can cast for as large as I need to kill each opponent. you should be thinking of those kind of game ending plays, not "repeatable counterspell on a stick" kind of thing.

enpc on Regarding Paradox Engine...

1 day ago

Playing Paradox Engine won't trigger its ability - the trigger is on cast. That means that by the time it resolves and enters the battlefield, the time for the trigger has already passed.

Yes, Paradox Engine is a very good card - there's an entire EDH archetype built around it (well it's an adaptation on storm at least). No, I don't the no it's banworthy, after all it needs a decent amount of support to make it work.

On the issue of the stack - you should absolutely learn how it works, it's an integral part of the game and what really separates MTG from a lot of other card games.

I would recommend having a Google about FILO, first in last out, which is what the stack is. It's also got many uses in computing in general and is the basis behind even something as simple as a pile of papers on one's desk.

BMHKain on Regarding Paradox Engine...

1 day ago

So, to put it simply, Rocks like Sol Ring & Chrome Mox would untap? Maybe I should look up how the Stack works on MTG Wiki? Starting to believe Paradox Engine should be banned for allowing a wide array of loops... :/

enpc on Regarding Paradox Engine...

1 day ago

So in answer to your first question, Paradox Engine's ability goes on the stack in respect new to you casting a spell. So if you cast Cloud of Faeries, engine would trigger and assuming no other spells/abilities, engine's ability would resolve first and then your spell would.

BMHKain on Regarding Paradox Engine...

1 day ago

Firstly, I'vs joined the "Tetsuko-chan" Train as I'm revising a deck of mine...

Now for the real topic: Suppose I had Paradox Engine in play, and some Mana Rocks to boot. If I played a spell like, well, in this case: Cloud of Faeries with just my rocks, would the rocks auto-untap after playing that card? & If so, would the same case apply when playing Paradox Engine? Also, could a combo requiring Blinking such as Paradox Engine + Nephalia Smuggler + Sky Diamond + Mana Vault & a target for Smuggler untap both Untap Smuggler, & (Pretty sure what was here was already answered, but I'd like a simplification about Said Rocks.). Also, Do Rocks like Sky Diamond & Coldsteel Heart & other cards entering play tapped auto-untap via Engine?

Finally, this is optional, but what stuff would you recommend for my Tetsuko deck? I currently need to cut some to 100 BTW.

Thanks again for any answers! :)

EDIT: Deck link didn't come up... X/

CharonSquared on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

2 days ago

Dramatic Reversal imprinted on Isochron Scepter + a few mana rocks/mana dorks is a popular way to get infinite mana in competitive EDH. Alternatively, a Paradox Engine in play plus a couple nonland mana sources let you cast any imprinted instant an infinite number of times.

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