Paradoxical Outcome

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Paradoxical Outcome

Instant

Return any number of target nonland, nontoken permanents you control to their owners' hands. Draw a card for each card returned to your hand this way.

Paradoxical Outcome Discussion

SideBae on Urza, Sort of budget-ish

4 days ago

Hey! So I have a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. Cantrips are your friend in combo decks. Preordain and Ponder are the gold-standard here, since they dig pretty deep for one mana. You're including Brainstorm is good, but I'm not sure it's good enough without non-mana intensive shuffle effects (i.e. some form of fetch lands) to make sure you don't accidentally lock yourself with two cards you don't want on top. While cards like Prismatic Vista and Scalding Tarn can be expensive, depending on your meta something like Terramorphic Expanse or Evolving Wilds might be good enough. Flood Plain and Bad River are also worth considering. Other cantrips ( Opt , Sleight of Hand , Serum Visions ...) are ok but should be considered secondary to Preordain and friends.

  2. Grafdigger's Cage is currently one of the best hosers in EDH, and it does not stop Urza's ability (since Urza's ability exiles the card before casting it, you never cast spells directly from your library). I think it's better than Darksteel Relic , since it still taps for mana and can be a turn one play while having a direct effect on the board state. Tormod's Crypt is a similar card you may want to consider. I think Relic of Progenitus is better than Phyrexian Furnace , especially since you're not running Snapcaster Mage .

  3. Everflowing Chalice seems like a good rock. I've never been a fan of Mox Tantalite , since taking several turns to hit the board is a major drawback. Everflowing Chalice is a slightly worse Mind Stone , but you can cast it for zero when Urza is on the field and have a build-your-own Mox Sapphire .

  4. Retract and/or Hurkyl's Recall can act as pseudo- Paradoxical Outcome s for the purposes of rebuilding mana or building storm-count for Temporal Fissure . They're admittedly not as good, but since you're already running Paradoxical Outcome you may want a redundant card for that effect.

  5. You may want to revisit your counter-suite. Consider substituting more efficient cards for Dissolve and/or Exclude , since three mana is a lot to pay for a counterspell. Things like Spell Snare , Dispel , Spell Pierce , Swan Song , Pact of Negation and/or Delay are all good ways to protect your combo without using too much mana.

  6. I think Mystic Remora is probably better than Rhystic Study . First, it comes down faster (T1 or T2), which means it catches your opponents' rocks when they're casting them in the first few turns. Second, four mana is a lot less payable than one, so you're more likely to draw even in experienced metas. Finally, your strategy is typically going to be a combo strategy -- so you don't need a PERMANENT shield, just one that will last long enough to protect you until you go off with Urza.

  7. Cyclonic Rift is the best board wipe in blue. It's $20 nowadays, but if you can afford one you should definitely run it.

  8. Dig Through Time is an excellent card, as is Treasure Cruise (though I don't like cruise as much as dig in combo decks like this, since it sees fewer cards). Running one of them seems like a good idea.

  9. Chain of Vapor is REALLY good. If you can cast it and bounce an opposing stax piece ( Cursed Totem , Collector Ouphe , Damping Sphere ), it rarely gets reflected. And even if it is, you're likely to just be able to recast whatever they bounce on your board. More importantly, you can use it to bounce a bunch of your low-cost artifacts to both net mana and build storm. So... yea.

Good luck!

bantrules12 on Yidris Competitive

2 weeks ago

I play yidris competitively as well for me adding more Mana rocks like Lotus Bloom , Arcane Signet and some of the talismans will make this deck so much faster and adding Paradoxical Outcome , Hurkyl's Recall , and Retract can help u stay up on Mana when you go to storm also I run a wish board alternative as well if you would like to see my deck take a look I love yidris and storm so you get my upvote

ezio2907 on yuriko

2 weeks ago

Hier komt het hoor!!

Dubbele Dimir Infiltrator .

Als je kijkend naar je mana curve zie ik dat je eigenlijk topt op 6 CMC. De andere kaarten zijn kaarten die je voor minder gaat spelen. Dan zie ik op de CMC 7 alsnog Liliana, Death Wielder . Te duur voor de rest van je deck en doet dan te weinig. Nu je curve wat lager ligt kan je ook terug gaan naar 36 land. Worn Powerstone & Darksteel Ingot is naar mijn mening hier niet goed omdat je een 'lage'curve hebt en geen mana sink. Je hebt waarschijnlijk genoeg mana als je gaat naar een 36 lands.

De volgende kaarten mogen er van mij uit:

  • Birthing Boughs : Het is een leuke kaart maar het doet zo weinig. Wat je wilt doen is je mana gebruiken om de kaarten in je hand te spelen. 4 mana is te duur om een token te maken.

  • Connive / Concoct : Na een discussie met mezelf denk ik(/wij) dat je deze kaart voornamelijk wilt gebruiken voor reanimation. Op dat gedeelte wil je eigenlijk niet komen met dit deck. Je wil onder of over de creatures van je tegenstander gaan. Je hebt te weinig dikke bommen zelf die je kan misbruiken en van een andere speller is het een random bom. Ik denk dat je betere deze kan overslaan om meer focus op je eigen strategie te leggen.

  • Increasing Ambition : Ik ben een voorstander voor tutor's. Het is duidelijk waarom je deze kaart speelt. Ik wil alleen zeggen denk eraan wat je zou opzoeken in de nood situaties. Daar moet je zelf over na denken.

  • Liliana's Influence : Haal deze er gewoon uit.

  • Dread Presence : Het is een leuke combo met de fetch-ish landjes en Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . Is de leuke combo genoeg? En weet dat Sander niet houd van 3 kaart combo's die iets doen met land XD

  • Grave Titan : Doet eigenlijk niet mee aan het deck idee. Is wel een sterke kaart. De beslissing is aan jou.

  • Ninja of the New Moon : Doet eigenlijk te weinig. Het is een grote ninja. Maar deze kaart helpt je niet op de meeste momenten meer dan een andere ninja. Hij is groot maar niet effectief.

  • Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive : Deze kaart helpt maar 8 creatures in je deck (waaronder hij en je commander). Hij is zelf geen ninja. Dus je kan deze het beste vergeten denk ik.

  • Sun Quan, Lord of Wu : Komt waarschijnlijk pas op beurt 7+ binnen. Dan is het een leuke kaart die veel voor je doet. Alleen heb je niet al genoeg unblockable of flying.

Kaarten die ik erin zou doen:

MrBoombastic on Pioneer Cheerios

3 weeks ago

Hi there.

I never tried Cheerios in any format, but have seen a lot of different iterations on stream. Most of those are combo decks that use cards like Aetherflux Reservoir , Sai, Master Thopterist and Paradoxical Outcome for a ton of card draw and a huge OTK. Also lost to that more than a few times when it was Standard legal.

You only have Sram, Senior Edificer to generate card advantage, which makes the deck quite inconsistent, as any hand without him will be painfully slow. Your win-con is a creature Champion of the Flame , which makes the combo very fragile to interaction.

The idea is fun and definitely different, but I think you'd be much better off with the more traditional U/W approach.

Good luck!

jconeil1988 on Alela, Tinker Faerie Extraordinaire

1 month ago

RNR_Gaming Thanks for the like :P but more importantly, thank you for the suggestion. This is probably the most time I've spent on putting a deck together since I did my first EDH deck with Angels. I've spent hours researching, looking at other Alela decks, following up on them, and watching the card suggetions on EDHrec increase as more and more decks are being made. I still have yet to see one coming even close to what I've put together. I do plan on adding to the description, and making a primer isn't out of the question. Just the time required to format it and make sure I don't miss anything is hard to come by with two toddlers running around.

As for your suggestions, I love them. I didn't even know they existed. Retract is amazing and will find a home here. Paradoxical Outcome is intriguing as well with that card draw attached to it.

I just wish all the 0 and 1 cost artifacts weren't so damn expensive.

RNR_Gaming on Alela, Tinker Faerie Extraordinaire

1 month ago

Saw this in the help tab looks like theres been quite a bit of thought in it and you're keeping track of changes. My only suggestion would be trying more of a storm approach with artifacts that go positive on mana and cards like Retract and Paradoxical Outcome . They give you another angle of attack and can make for very swingy turns or double as protection from mass artifact destruction. Ps. Gave you your 10th like; you didn't need to ask. I've found the more work and more effort and inventive you are; the more likes you'll get. Keep on fine tuning and maybe add a primer to better organize your card selection.

Hiotoko on Alela, fly like a butterfly sting like a bee

1 month ago

Talisman of Progress ? Tienes más blanco que negro.

Into thin air me parece innecesario. Existe Steel Sabotage

Narset's Reversal parece una buena inclusión (me encanta) tanto para negar/aprovechar recursos oponentes como para copiar, por ejemplo, tu turno extra si es que aún no llegas al punto de que solo tienes esas cartas en la biblioteca.

También, en vez de x2 de cada básica, podías incluir nevadas (1 c/u) para incluir Tainted Pact , puede ser útil para encontrar de una tu turno extra o lo que te sea necesario en caso de urgencias (de a poco me he ido enamorando de esa carta)

Para tener comentarios nomás acabados es importante señalar el meta para el cual se diseña el deck.

Por lo demás, está rebueno el deck con kindred discovery, se ve una buena sinergia ahí. Para robar también jugaría Paradoxical Outcome en vez de Reduce to dreams.

SMASHER101 on Post your Pioneer deck here!

1 month ago

I remember the Paradoxical Outcome sai deck that was good, if that's good again I might play the format.

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