Pia's Revolution


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Pia's Revolution


Whenever a nontoken artifact is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, return that card to your hand unless target opponent has Pia's Revolution deal 3 damage to him or her.

Pia's Revolution Discussion

sergiodelrio on Looking for a combo piece

5 days ago

Only found Pia's Revolution that would kinda do what you want, as putting the card into your hand is basically putiing it on the battlefield due to the cost reduction

MelpomeneZammarco on Four Score and Seven Yesterdays...

2 months ago

I use Pia's Revolution in my red artifact deck. Tons of fun with artifacts, especially the Pyrite Spellbomb late game. As a 1 cmc I could get it back a few times with Myr Retriever and force a win.

Kjartan on Insult to Injury (Artifacts)

2 months ago

Firstly, by just fast enough, I mean you can afford to play cards like Walking Ballista and that you should play some interaction, (Like the removal you already have enough of, so that's solved,) but that you also need to apply at least some pressure.

Pia's Revolution is surprisingly not a card that allows for some particularly fast kills. It's a weird card that generates value over time, if you can give your opponent a reason to not just take three. It's a tempo card. It requires both a way to grind out the game and a way to bring the beats to really work.

As for Vexing Devil , like Pia's Revolution it's a punisher card. They key to making a punisher card good is to make both it's effect as desirable as possible as often as possible.

You've built your deck to take advantage of Revolution sticking around and making life hard for your opponent. It's supposed to be good both when you're on the semi-fast plan and the semi-slow plan.

Devil, quite often, will only be good when you're on the fast plan, and it doesn't synergize with the artifact sub-theme. If they have a removal spell they can let it stick, kill it and Pia's Revolution won't do anything with that.

But I do think it's good enough here. I just find it a little bit iffy.

Chromatic Star will trigger when it's destroyed by a card effect, or sacrificed by for example Shrapnel Blast

Don't like Impact Tremors . You already have too many clunky cards that you can't help but include. Having yet another one probably won't improve it.

I've never built a deck like this before, so take what I say as a surface analysis. I know the competitive side of MTG, and definitely modern. But I never really play with punisher effects.

Kjartan on Insult to Injury (Artifacts)

2 months ago

Cool idea. Can't remember seeing a deck using Pia's Revolution and Hidden Stockpile together. I've thought about doing it before, but never really got around to it...

I don't think this deck is very fast, but I don't think it needs to be. It just needs to be fast enough to make your opponent think twice before just taking 3 from Revolution.

I don't think Pain Magnification is that good, but you seem to have come to the same conclusion as well. It takes too much setup, and it quickly runs out of potential as your opponent runs out of cards in hand.

Wrench Mind is fine, but I personally wouldn't play it outside of a discard themed deck.

Vexing Devil I'm on the fence about. I usually only really think it's good in really fast zoo decks, and Claim / Fame burns. Since you're not super fast, your opponent can pretty easily take the 4 damage a lot of the time. However, it is pretty good with Hidden Stockpile . Ultimately I think you can do better.

Not sure you have enough Instants to support Isochron Scepter , but if you do, the card is really, really powerful.

Mishra's Bauble , Chromatic Star , Lightning Helix (to replace Lightning Strike ), Bomat Courier , and Arcbound Ravager _(which is extrememly expensive, but also OP af) could be some additions/replacements

Toxicnerve on Insult to Injury (Artifacts)

2 months ago

Kjartan So this deck came from an idea a friend of mine had that abused the Pia's Revolution and then the mentioned deck in the description gave me the idea to use Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista for easy triggers. I also noticed an interesting synergy with Hidden Stockpile and maybe Impact Tremors for an alternate win condition, but after that, I'm at a loss as what to add to help the deck perform. Pain Magnification sounded like a fun addition with the discard and the 3 damage synergy from Pia's, but it doesnt feel like it fits well. Also, most of the cards are up for debate as I've just gotten stuck. I'm not used to faster decks, which I wanted to change, as you probably noticed from my muldrotha graveyard deck (which I've had some good success with after your help, so thank you for that). Do you mind helping me narrow the card selection down and giving me pointers on the faster playstyle?

lagotripha on Saheeli, Sublime Artificer

3 months ago

Hmm. I like the idea of Throne of Geth as a sac outlet. Gotta tick up that loyalty somehow.

On a more realistic note, it feels like great Fulminator Mage value. Myr Galvanizer becomes a 'kill it now!' threat, and the noncreature artifact possibilities make me think of Pia's Revolution as some kind of eggs-style combo brew.

Raging_Squiggle on Teysa Karlov and Pia's Revolution

3 months ago

It will trigger twice. “Dying” is the same as “entering the graveyard from the battlefield,” however the “dying” term applies only to creature permanents

They had to word Pia's Revolution like that because if the nontoken artifact isn’t a creature, it would be improper to consider it “dying”, it simply “enters the graveyard from the battlefield”.

bonettig on Teysa Karlov and Pia's Revolution

3 months ago

If I have both Teysa Karlov and Pia's Revolution in play and a nontoken artifact creature I control goes to my graveyard... is Pia's Revolution going to trigger only once or twice?

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