Planar Portal

Planar Portal

Artifact

(6), Tap: Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Noble Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal

Planar Portal occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Planar Portal Discussion

rayzoredge on Now You're Thinking With Portals

3 weeks ago

DigitalFear: Yeah, unfortunately, Possessed Portal shot up.

But Planar Bridge and Paradox Engine are much cheaper now. You can get Planar Portal for a few bucks (non-foil).

If you meant casting cost, you can always cheat them out with Tinker or use Sol Rings to help.

SynergyBuild on What cards deserve to be ...

1 month ago

Yeah, I know plenty of decks that use something like Nexus of Fate and Planar Portal just use Grand Arbiter Augustin IV to beat them in the face over and over with infinite turns to get the win, it's suuper slow, and since they Cyclonic Rifted everyone's creatures back they can't stop it, but then like one player has an answer the whole time, but some stax can't cast it, stuff like that, or like the player winning has a Mana Crypt who just happens to have a chance at losing because of it, but has like 40 life and all so they just sit and wait forever.

Gbeail on Hulk Smash!

2 months ago

First thing, I may have missed it but I don't believe I saw anything that gave your creatures haste which means if you cast Primal Surge they wont be able to attack and won't win that turn, then the next turn you'll go to draw and lose unless you somehow get Vigor in the graveyard but then it would still be a turn before attacking. There are three cards I recommend to fix that, Concordant Crossroads is cheap to cast if you draw it but it gives your opponents haste too, however it doesn't matter if you win that turn. Next there's Surrak, the Hunt Caller which only gives your stuff haste but costs more to cast, then there's Akroma's Memorial which is the most expensive to cast but the best of the three. I assume you don't need haste usually so I'd recommend choosing only one of them.

Second, I really like Primal Surge as a wincon (it's cool in this deck with all permanents) and think you should play tutors to help find it, Ring of Three Wishes and Planar Portal are two permanents that tutor for any card, which will triple your chance of getting to Primal Surge, and while looking at tutors that were permanent I found Planar Bridge puts any permanent directly on the battlefield, which includes Craterhoof Behemoth, The Great Henge, or even the other tutors.

Lastly, I'm a little disappointed your hulk smash deck doesn't include Worldspine Wurm, kinda hurts my feels as someone who owns like 10 copies for all my mono-green big creature decks in standard and EDH. (Honorable Mention Mossbridge Troll, sadly he doesn't have trample but he can't die and turns 10 power from other creatures into 20 power, if you can reliably give him trample he's op)

P.S. My mono-green player took over and I accidentally typed a whole essay, my bad.

mtgdani92 on #JasonDiesFirst - Arixmethes Primer

4 months ago

I just came up with a pretty janky Tooth and Nail combo that works with Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle untapped, 6 other lands - or even fewer if you have mana doublers, and one additional mana (so 9 altogether). However, it requires at least 3 blue mana sources in your lands (including arixmethes) and at least 3 green ones (also including him). So no additional mana but T&N's casting cost is required (in contrast to the Palinchron/Eternal Witness combo).

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Altogether, you will need to "build around" this combo a bit, but I'll try it myself when I switch from Vorel of the Hull Clade to Arixmethes.

multimedia on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

4 months ago

Hey, Liliana Vess is odd CMC and her -2 is amazing with Yennett. Can be a repeatable tutor that puts the card you tutor for on top of your library. Aminatou can blink Liliana to reset her loyalty back to 5. If you're looking for a card that can repeatable tutor to replace Planar Portal, try Liliana.


I did suggest Omen of the Sea, but now that you have added Ancestral Knowledge you could cut Omen as Knowledge is just a better card with Yennett and Aminatou. Soul Manipulation only has one mode that works when you cheat it with Yennett, it could be cut. I know you're playing Sphinx, but Sphinx of Foresight is pretty lackluster compared to the other Sphinx.

River's Rebuke is even CMC which makes it less appealing as well as only targeting one player can be subpar in multiplayer Commander. I did suggest Rush of Knowledge and it seems good, but if you're looking for a card to cut, it could be it. Liliana is also 5 CMC and it's much better than Rush. Odd CMC tutors can replace draw spells since they function better than draw, getting the card you want at that moment.

multimedia on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

4 months ago

Hey, I like the changes you've made, good job. Archmage Ascension is really interesting odd CMC tech with Yennett, nice.

Consistently in 99 card Commander you won't have Leyline of Anticipation and Leyline of Sanctity in your opening hand. In my opinion four mana for these effects is not worth it. Of the two, Anticipation is a better card, but it doesn't do much with Yennett because she already gives odd CMC cards you reveal flash. You can cast the card with no timing restrictions.

It's nice that Vanquisher's Banner is odd CMC, but I don't think you need it. You have much better repeatable draw from other sources that care about flying creatures who attack (Windreader), do combat damage (Bident) or busted draw (Consecrated). Most creatures here are high CMC/have flying; you'll get more draw from attacking then casting creatures especially since Yennett wants to be attacking. The anthem effect of Banner is not worth five mana or cheating it onto the battlefield because Sphinxs already have high power/flying; they don't really need the small +1/+1 pump.

Even though Planar Portal is repeatable it costs too much mana to cast and activate. It being even 6 CMC makes it even slower. Manalith is the least good mana rock here.


I did a little research into effects with Aminatou, the Fateshifter and Yennett. You can take some more advantage of her -1 blink. Ancestral Knowledge with Aminatou is repeatable manipulation of the top 10 cards of your library. When you blink Knowledge you shuffle your library and the upkeep cost goes away, it's reset. Even without Aminatou, Knowledge is good value for two mana since top 10 cards is a lot.

One problem you may run into is getting high CMC cards stuck in your hand unable to cast them. Aminatou's +1 can help with this, but currently it's the only effect that can help with this problem. Penance lets you repeatably at instant speed, for no mana cost, setup the top of your library with odd CMC cards in your hand for Yennett.

Mask of Memory is a repeatable draw effect that's good when your Commander has flying/evasion and playing other flying creatures helps too. Since Memory triggers when creature does combat damage then it will not disrupt the top of your library for Yennett since her trigger is when she attacks which is before combat damage is done. Idyllic Tutor is an odd CMC tutor to get Soothsaying or another enchantment.

GhostChieftain on Undead Conspiracy

4 months ago

Any time you are in green and want to speed up a deck, you should first make sure you are using all of the 1 drop mana dorks available to you. Birds of Paradise,Llanowar Elves, Elvish Mystic, Fyndhorn Elves, Arbor Elf, Elves of Deep Shadow, Deathrite Shaman. In doing so you can drop a few lands to speed up the deck and have fewer dead draws. Mana dorks op.

There are a few cards in here that I find questionable that could be replaced for more speed and power if that is what you are looking for. Doubling Season imo is not really the way you want to go unless you are all in on either tokens or counters and I don't think you have quite enough considering the cmc of this bad boy. Darksteel Forge is weak here due to the low number of artifacts and the fact that muldrotha doesn't give a golly gosh darn about things being destroyed. That Which Was Taken is another instance of mully-D not caring about things dying too much so it could go. Planar Portal is a very high cmc for a tutor, sure it is repeatable, but a Diabolic Intent, Eldritch Evolution, Birthing Pod, Pattern of Rebirth, Entomb, Buried Alive, Intuition or Finale of Devastation would be faster and therefore stronger here. As Foretold is a sick card in formats where you can cast suspend cards for free reliably, here... you don't have enough cheap spells to get the most from it. Mortus Strider's ability is redundant and is basically just a vanilla 1/1.

A few fun cards you could add are Darkblast, Life from the Loam, God-Eternal Rhonas, God-Eternal Bontu, God-Eternal Kefnet, Lotleth Troll, Underrealm Lich, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Deadbridge Chant, Jarad's Orders, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

I hope this wall of text has some ideas you like!

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