Perplex

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Perplex

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller discards his or her hand.

Transmute (, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

Perplex Discussion

Die4Dethklok on Priest of Forgotten Zombies

1 week ago

I thought about that, but that's essentially what the transmute card are there for.

Grisly Salvage can pick up any of the creatures, is instant speed, and digs deeper than any cantrip.

Arguably, cantrips may be better for finding Intruder Alarm , though Perplex can do that (albeit very slowly), while also providing early - mid game tempo. Of course, Perplex has diminishing returns, your opponent might not care about discarding their hand to resolve a spell.

It is possible that Perplex should be Drift of Phantasms , as this is a Transmutable tutor that can be picked up by Grisly Salvage .

I'm not sure, really. The deck will need some playtesting. This is the first draft of the deck.

NoOneOfConsequence on Sen Triplets Artifact Control

2 weeks ago

So, you have Ad Nauseam and Angel's Grace . Cool. What's the game plan from there? Draw your whole library, sure. Then what? Play Laboratory Maniac ? Well, you can't actually win with that alone, because you'll then die as a state-based action during the next upkeep. You'd have to save a Ponder , Preordain , or Brainstorm . That's 10 mana to go off--not exactly great for a 2-card combo. Sure, you have Reliquary Tower to not have to draw your whole library, but you'd probably still just kill yourself, all the same. And I wouldn't really recommend using Ad Nauseam any other time, frankly--you have a bad curve for it, with a number of 5 drops, 6 drops, and a 9 drop. Also, you're only playing 23 artifacts, including your commander. I'd recommend playing at least 25.

I see you're also running Dramatic Scepter, Top + Future Sight + Sculptor, and Paradox Engine . That's all well and good, but I don't really see the payoff apart from Blind Obedience . That's a whole ton of combo pieces to put together--not great.

Cut Ward of Bones , Consecrated Sphinx , Darksteel Forge , Armageddon , Dissipate , Phyrexian Arena , and Perplex . Put in Static Orb , Shimmer Myr , Winter Orb , Tangle Wire , Grafdigger's Cage , Pongify , and Terminus . Considering you're running Mystical Tutor , Personal Tutor , Sensei's Divining Top , Brainstorm , and Future Sight , it shouldn't be that hard to miracle it.

cobaltSniper on Deceptive Petitioners

3 weeks ago

Perplex is listed twice.

ztcrown on Nicol Bolass

1 month ago

Crosis's Charm , Cruel Ultimatum , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Dream Salvage , Perplex , Skull Rend , Fraying Omnipotence , Rakdos's Return , Wit's End , Quest for the Nihil Stone , Patient Rebuilding , Shrieking Affliction , Torment of Hailfire , And also there's lots of great specter creatures that would work great in the deck, probably better than a dragon sub-theme if you wanted to go full discard control.

Dete on

2 months ago

then you should have a few more creatures on board like adding 1 more Hostage Taker and a full set of Deadeye Tracker maybe 2 of Fathom Fleet Captain and Wanted Scoundrels or a full set of them as well and having more counters rather than trasmute spells. for that i guess droping 2 Clutch of the Undercity and 2 Perplex and some oter spell...

for the mana base having a land that comes in tapped is really bad and you cant look for it, so if it on budget i suggest you change it for Underground River , Sunken Hollow or Drowned Catacomb .

Languish on the side or main will help with more aggro match ups, hopefully when you dont have creatures on the field.

for now i cant think of anything else so good luck.

Darth_Savage on ESPERANDO EXILE

2 months ago

Your deck isn't pure control, rather it is an aggro-control hybrid, which is fine.

Lets deal with the NO (counters) section of a control deck. The first cards I thought of when looking at your deck were Delay, Grimoire Thief and Countersquall but they might be more than you want to spend. Since your using creatures to exile Familiar's Ruse is budget friendly and gives you the chance to recast your creature and exile a new card. Judge's Familiar is a creature and a cheap evasive creature at that, so is probably worth consideration. Perplex Might work as a counter or tutor. Honorable mentions Dawn Charm (fog or conditional counter), Dash Hopes (a black counter, really) and Dissipate. You might want to think about other spells too Thought Scour, Vapor Snag, Appetite for Brains, Castigate and Transgress the Mind...

The creature side of my suggestions is much shorter, first up is two one drops Deadeye Tracker and Mardu Woe-Reaper, they have similar uses essentially sending cards back to exile. For two drops there is Brain Maggot, basically additional copies of Tidehollow Sculler. Now we jump a bit to the control finisher, your using The Eldest Reborn I'd suggest backing that up with Cryptic Serpent and maybe Tasigur, the Golden Fang. Finally Murk Strider is worth consideration as well.

I'm not expecting you to use all of these cards, rather I'm throwing out ideas that might be of use to you. Hopefully this is of help, have fun with your brew.

Darth_Savage on Turbo LAB

2 months ago

Hmm, I think I might of played with a better combo, once upon a time; Inverter of Truth and Laboratory Maniac. To tutor the pieces I used Clutch of the Undercity and Perplex, both reasonable enough spells in there own sense. Then all you need to do is either burn through what little library you have left if any (hint Tormod's Crypt before playing Inverter) or blink Voyager Staff or Essence Flux. I only ever played this casually, the decklist is here Maniac of Truth.

If you wanted to run your combo seriously, I'd remove all creatures other than Platinum Emperion and Laboratory Maniac, play red and use Dragon Fodder, Krenko's Command and Indomitable Creativity...

Darkshadow327 on Schemes of the Omnipotent

2 months ago

ThoAlmighty

Perplex isn't the deck itself, it's in the maybeboard. If it ever came in it would be as a counter, not as a tutor (hence why it is under the "control" category).

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Perplex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%