Past in Flames


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Mythic Rare

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Past in Flames


Each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. The Flashback cost is equal to its mana cost.

Flashback (You may cast this car from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

Past in Flames Discussion

VaalVanir on Feather EDH Spellslinger | Flicker Sub Theme

1 week ago

ChibiNature I pulled Red Elemental Blast to put in Return to Dust against Zur's enchantments and send my Sunforger into a prison (See Oblivion Ring ). I kept Pyroblast for the Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck because fuck blue.

I kept Basalt Monolith because I'm not baller like you and have Grim Monolith and Mox Diamond . But the number of times that Basalt Monolith helped is quite high. Basically I have Basalt Monolith and two other mana rocks that give colored mana and i'm ready to tutor for Paradox Engine and Aetherflux Reservoir . Going infinite with colorless mana is almost unhelpful in this Feather deck.

I understand about pulling out Past in Flames and Smothering Tithe in favor of Aven Mindcensor and Aura of Silence .

How would you feel about Intimidation Bolt in this deck?

SynergyBuild on The oathbreaker commander ideas forum

1 week ago

Nah, best deck so far was an Esper Control variant using Aminatou, the Fateshifter , a lot for colors, but it has some good synergies. Approach of the Second Sun is the Signature Spell and win condition.

You use Pithing Needle and Sorcerous Spyglass as walker hate, and Aminatou can flicker it to name a new walker need be, or with Spyglass to see a new hand. The list runs other walker hate like Suppression Field too because Aminatou isn't super necessary.

Spellseeker , Baleful Strix , and a few other creatures show in the list ( Snapcaster Mage , etc.) with Aminatou can be pure value, but Vampiric Tutor style effects with Aminatou's +1 can get us the answers we need when we need them, and with a toolbox of the best control spells from Terminus (Aminatou synergy, and synergy with our tutors to top), Toxic Deluge , and Supreme Verdict for sweepers, Liliana's Triumph , Grasp of Fate (Aminatou synergy), and all of the other most efficient 3 for ones in multiplayer are showcased as well.

Does it seem to be the best deck? I can't find any lists that have a higher win rate.

The other contenders are Saheeli (Sublime Artificer)/Thoughtcast, with tons of artifact-storm cards.

New Jace/ Stroke of Genius , with Dramatic Reversal / Isochron Scepter and other infinite mana combos, playing some control-combo deck that uses its cards for value until it hits an infinite mana combo and wins.

Liliana of the Veil / Liliana's Triumph is a list I find pretty insane, it runs Smallpox , Pox , Chains of Mephistopheles , etc. for a fast and brutal mono-black list. Variants I have seen run Pox, Vamp Tutor, Demonic Tutor, and Smallpox as the Signature spell too, but one-sided Smallpox that doesn't hit life or lands, but is an instant seems the best so far.

Otherwise, Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted / Dark Deal seems fun.

Want more fun?

Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded and Gamble , using gamble to set up rituals, and tibalt to discard and dig for more, until you find Empty the Warrens (wincon) and even if you discard it, you then fetch Past in Flames , cast it or flash it back if you discarded it, spam through your rituals, then cast or flashback Empty and win with 50 tokens.

Seems fun!

ChibiNature on Feather EDH Spellslinger | Flicker Sub Theme

1 week ago

Mkay, so from what I can tell I think you might have a bit too much mana on the board. You might be able to afford swapping out a mana rock or two for a stax piece against your meta. You said that Zur the Enchanter is a really popular pick so I'd highly recommend Aven Mindcensor for a start. Also I see you are running Basalt Monolith but not its combo piece Rings of Brighthearth ? I wouldn't ever want to run Basalt Monolith without it. Also Rings of Brighthearth works with Sunforger 's active ability so if you want the combo that try it out. I can try and explain the combo as best I can.

You announce the activation of the Monolith's untap ability, tapping the Monolith itself to pay for that ability. That ability goes on the stack and triggers the Rings of Brighthearth. When the Rings trigger resolves, you may pay 2 (from some other source) and copy the untap ability. After the first untap ability resolves, you tap Monolith for 3, then the second untap ability resolves. You now have 3 and an untapped Monolith. Repeat ad nauseum. This should net you infinite mana :D

Also I see you run Pyroblast but not Red Elemental Blast ?

Other than those points, I'd suggest looking at what combos/cards have you been actually pulling off in your meta. Have you been getting actual value out of Past in Flames ? Perhaps Smothering Tithe hasn't been netting you enough mana to make it worth it? Try and find cards that are good, but produce value outside of Feather, the Redeemed 's main gameplan as the first cards to replace for stax effects. Aura of Silence is another card I didn't mention before that a Zur the Enchanter deck can just fold to if not prepared. I run it in my list and it has been fairly successful.

ChibiNature on The Pie Raker's Army

3 weeks ago

That is correct, you can choose to resolve Feather, the Redeemed 's effect before arcanist so you can get back the cards. This works extremely well when he gets buffed because then you are allowed to target the ever powerful Past in Flames with his ability.

Juha on Merry Merrow 3.0

1 month ago

Thanks for the link! Your deck is a pretty rough draft, and it's heavy on the tap-for-mana side... One of the tricks in this deck is to balance the combo with the win conditions, and the opponent interference.

I've thought about Shrouded Lore as it basically is a one draw card, and that's what this deck wants. Song of Freyalise would sometimes be a better alternative to Cryptolith Rite . But it really locks your play for the next turn...

I think the most important card in this deck is Past in Flames as it gives the combo-play more flexibility.

whalen147 on Featherweight Champion

1 month ago

Suns_Champion I almost forgot about Smothering Tithe ! That will find a spot in here, somewhere

I also think either Past in Flames or Mizzix's Mastery may find a spot, but I don't think I'll have enough spells in the graveyard to justify both. I'll playtest both to see which fits best!

Thanks for the recommendations!

Suns_Champion on Featherweight Champion

1 month ago

Hi! I like your deck's title! I am glad there is so much hype for Feather!

Let's discuss!

I think your deck is not quite there yet, but a few easy additions and it will be solid! You have the wheels but no Mizzix's Mastery or Past in Flames , you are really instant heavy but no Smothering Tithe to cast them every turn, otherwise the list looks really solid!

I very much appreciate your Sunforger package. You've gone out of the way to have counters and protection that doesn't go with Feather, and I respect that.

If you'd like to return the favor and upvote and comment on mine, I'd appreciate it!

"Bird Leaf" | Feather EDH

Commander / EDH* Suns_Champion


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Past in Flames occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Red: 0.21%

U/R (Izzet): 0.57%