Political Trickery


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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Mirage (MIR) Rare

Combos Browse all

Political Trickery


Exchange control of target land you control and target land an opponent controls. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Political Trickery Discussion

ChaosJester on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

3 weeks ago

Hey Bro I already upvoted your deck few months before, and I still love the fact, how much passion you put into that. I am not an EDH player but the flavor is awsome! In my point of view I would replace Recurring Insight with Mission Briefing. And what about Prosperity? In my point of view, Sorrow's Path would be great here in combination with Political Trickery. I mean Sorrow would definitely support your theme and is a very very punch in your face-card that creates a wtf-moment for your opponent. And it goes well with Opposition that you already use. Just wanted to inform you about this possibility. :D

Love-in-Theory on ..This Fortress of Tears [Zedruu EDH]

1 year ago

ZomBee_Hunt- I do have a copy of both Lightmine Field and Leyline of Anticipation.

I do plan on getting a copy of Greater Auramancy , Enchanted Evening , and Aura Thief (stealing everything would be insane!).

I didn't know Mana Maze existed, I'll look into that one.

I didn't run Island Sanctuary for a while because of my brothers Talrand deck. It's been dismantled and turned into a Memnarch / Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur deck. (One that I AM having trouble with). I'll see If I can pickup a copy of it.

Once I started building this deck, my local playgroup started to run more artifact/ enchantment removal. So I usually grab things like Grasp of Fate , Detention Sphere , etc with it. But also since this deck used to be built heavily around Sunforger it can grab that, plus some of the mana rocks I'm running as well.

Truthfully, I might replace him at some point, but until then I'll keep him around.

(I've got Copy Enchantment , Political Trickery , and Gilded Drake coming in the mail soon!)

Viarax on Zedruu, Angelic Captain

1 year ago

Possibility Storm is my single favorite card in magic. It spices up the game and very few people dislike the card. I've built the deck so when I get possibility storm there are many viable options I can possibility storm into.

There are some nice combos with the card as well such as with Aetherflux Reservoir and Rhystic Study. Possibility Storm combined with Omniscience is end game worthy. It's a scary combo.

Form of the Dragon is a fun card, I see it used a lot. I see it used more so as a win-con than a donate tool though, oddly enough. I don't use it because I don't like it as much as the cards I currently have and I believe Commander should be ones favorite cards.

Bazaar Trader is a card that is ALWAYS recommended to me and Zedruu players a like and the only reason I don't play it is because Bazaar Trader can't donate enchantments. Yeah, giving away lands is always an option but I have Political Trickery and Vedalken Plotter for that. I don't want to give away any of my creatures too. If I do I use Assault Suit.

Bazaar Trader is a really good card if you have enough creatures and artifacts you don't mind donating like Steel Golem

theo30 on Sea Tribal

2 years ago

Sea's Claim is good, Aquitect's Will is really hard to work around, and supports wizards if you have them, Scourge of Fleets is pretty sweet if you want to cause problems, Political Trickery can basically make a land an Island, and help with that upstart Sanders candidate. Otherwise nice deck, consider diversifying into some control elements to slow things down for yourself

griffstick on I Don't Play to Win...

2 years ago

Political Trickery, Lifeline, and Jinxed Choker all seem the weakest but this deck has all kinds of weird synergistic things going on that I can't even begin to understand so excuse me for naming some of the "weakest" cards that may not be weak at all.

UniqueUserID on Land Swapping interactions via Political ...

2 years ago

Both Political Trickery and Vedalken Plotter allow the player to swap/trade a land for land. However I'm a bit uncertain about a few interactions, mind stepping me through it one at a time?

1) Do lands such as Cloudcrest Lake "remember" to stay tapped when swapped? I'm assuming this penalty just passes over to the new controller, so on trading lands it will not tap on THEIR first upkeep. It doesn't care who tapped it does it?

2) Using Rainbow Vale to cast Vedalken Plotter can allow me to steal a land for a land I had to give regardless at end of turn?

3) I can "destroy" land by trading legendary lands such as Tolaria? E.g- Swap one Tolaria then next turn play another Tolaria and trade it once more. They now must destroy one of their Tolaria's?

Hon35tAb3 on Hanna Commander

2 years ago

The challenge is to make a commander deck with Hanna, Ship's Navigator. There should be more artifacts than enchantments. Try to use cogs for most of the artifacts. Two cards that should be included are Tel-Jilad Stylus and Sundial of the Infinite. Here are some mechanics and cards that work well with those cards.


Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Journey to Nowhere

Enters the battlefield

Trinket Mage,
Treasure Mage, Vedalken Plotter

Exchange Control

Avarice Totem, Conjured Currency, Political Trickery

Exile until next end step

Turn to Mist, Flickerwisp, Sudden Disappearance

Load more