Paradoxical Outcome


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Paradoxical Outcome


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.

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Paradoxical Outcome Discussion

WhatevWorks on Initial D Ramos

2 weeks ago

Hey Openfire, thanks for the feedback. That's a good point, and I do think Final Fortune, Pull from Tomorrow, and Braingeyser could be cut for Ponder, Preordain, and Brainstorm. On the other hand, Silence and Zealous Persecution are decent interaction slots. Silence is , and it forces your opponents to counter it. It also does wonders with Isochron Scepter against a deck like Yidris Melt Banana, Selvala Brostorm, or even Thrasios/Tymna Doomtide a lot of the time. Zealous Persecution is to kill all the good mana dorks in the format, except Selvala. This slows down a lot of decks in the format, as mana dorks are pretty dominant in cEDH. Rebuild and rocks are something I'm not entirely sure about; there are some cute interactions with the rocks (Helm of Awakening, Paradoxical Outcome, Dramatic Reversal), but they don't do much aside from that. I think I'll cut 4 of them for now. Thanks!

Daggerfella on Aminatou Flickering Queen

1 month ago


I think out of all of what was suggested, Paradoxical Outcome would be the best fit, tho i could probably fit both.

Mind suggesting anything i could remove to put it in? Maybe Jaces Mindseeker or Dilluvian Primordial? or something else?

TerminalGeek on Aminatou Flickering Queen

1 month ago

I've had good luck with Deepglow Skate. With all the planeswalkers you've got in the deck and flickering mechanics, it is easy to ultimate Aminatou or one of them right away. I'm also partial to Paradoxical Outcome because you get to draw a bunch of cards and then replay your ETBs.

askewnotion on Jhoira, Storm Captain

1 month ago

Paradoxical Outcome and a bunch of 0 cost artifacts, coupled with some artifact cost reduction cards like Semblance Anvil will go a long way to the storm strategy. You are also running Disc, so putting an Unwinding Clock, Darksteel Foundry, and Mycosynth Lattice will give you a hard lock once established.

CeilingShapes on Stupid Storm

2 months ago

or... keep the draw spells including Brainstorm just in case you have two Wheel of Fortune in your hand. Add Time Walk just in case you need more time. play Paradoxical Outcome floating a black mana and 2 blue and 5 white, play Time Walk, Barren Glory, then One with Nothing


Red_X on Do you want to build a snowman?

2 months ago

I get the idea for this deck, but I think you have too much air and gimmicky cards. You have a lot of do nothing 0 cost artifacts here to fuel ensoul/tezzeret's touch, but when you don't have those cards the artifacts just sit on the field. Additionally, Phylactery Lich is a BBB card in a two color deck, meaning it's not going to come out on turn 3 as much as you want. and when it does come down it gets blown out by bounce/exile spells or just gets outclassed by cards like Primeval Titan. Reverse Engineer is often just worst Thoughtcast, and Darksteel Axe is a bad equipment that doesn't synergize with chalice. I would throw in Darksteel Citadel as an indestructible artifact that doesn't take up another slot. As it stands, this deck gets absolutely killed by counterspells, Terminus, or Path to Exile. To help this, I would put in something like Paradoxical Outcome, Archbound Ravager, Disciple of the Vault, Grinding Station, or a number of other cards as alternate win conditions. Or, the tezzeret planeswalkers would also fit theme and work well. In short, I would try to find a win condition and then put in some new cards to support (either control elements to live long enough to win, or aggro cards to support a ravager game plan, or card selection to find combo pieces). Like the deck

poliscrusher on Jhoira Weatherlight Captain - Commander's Quarters

2 months ago

This deck is completely NUTTY. I had a turn 4 win in a 4 player game of commander. Getting Jhoira out on turn 2, then drawing Paradoxical Outcome and Jhoira's Familiar the turn afterward, and then playing an Etherium Sculptor the turn afterward, then you just cycle through your entire deck until you draw Aetherflux Reservoir, bounce everything to your hand with Paradoxical outcome, and replay everything until you gain 200+ life and just outright kill the entire table.

Vargavaka on Yuriko, ninjas & weenies

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I made some space for Preordain. I'm uncertain about colorless ramp but am considering As Foretold and Mox Amber for more ramp. Dimir Machinations is interesting, too bad it's a sorcery.

Paradoxical Outcome was there because I wanted a home for the card and thought it could serve double duty as protection and a way to reset ninjas. However, holding up 4 mana often didn't feel great. Sakashima's Student seems like an obvious card, I probably skipped it since it was a bit expensive. I added Expropriate since I figured stealing blockers can back breaking in this deck, and I already had the card.

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