Portent

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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
Coldsnap Theme Deck (CTD) Common
Masters Edition II (ME2) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common

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Portent

Sorcery

Look at the top three cards of target player's library, then put them back in any order. You may have that player shuffle his or her library.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

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Portent Discussion

xoxoxo on Skeletal Control

1 week ago

Thanks for your advice Austin_Smith_of_Cards, I'm going to try out these changes:

4x Drowned -> 4x Restless Dead

1x Bone Picker -> 1x Skeletal Wurm

1x Gorgon Flail -> 1x Skeletal Wurm

1x Island -> 1x Portent

Skeletal Vampire looks fun and cheap, I might spring for one.

I thought the same thing when I pulled Portent out of my jank box, had never seen this card before, but it seems like a pretty solid stand-in for Ponder. I've found a couple more (total of 3), but not sure what else to cut if anything.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Skeletal Control

1 week ago

If you want to go with more of the skeleton theme, I highly suggest including Restless Dead over Drowned since the latter is a Zombie and not a Skeleton.

Portent seems like an interesting take on a Ponder variant that would be useful for early topdeck manipulation; crucial for control.

Your ability to close out games seems kind of narrow, with Bone Picker as your only genuine wincon. I would add a couple fatties like the Skeletal Wurms, or if you want to acquire other cards, Skeletal Vampire and Champion of Stray Souls seem cool.

If you're looking for cut options, Gorgon Flail doesn't really make sense in this list, and you could probably go down to 23 lands.

Happy brewing!

Hutz on LD Control

3 weeks ago

Great Idea! maybe Portent would fitt and Myr Servitor especially with Crack the Earth. Have you ever played it on paper or mtgo?

ChaosJester on Ronald McDonald Theme deck HELP!

2 months ago

Hey guys, I am about to create a Chaos Harlequin deck in combination with Orcish Spy . Can someone help me building around it? This will be a casual deck and I already thought about cards like Jester's Mask , Jester's Cap and Jester's Scepter but I am not sure yet. A further question is, which other color I should run with those cards. Blue/green could be interesting due to Ponder, Portent , Natural Selection . Also Elemental Augury could be interesting. Thank you in advance!

DashJovis1 on Hermit Control

4 months ago

I built a test hermit on here that can win on turn 2, usually won on turn three. The trick is to run 4 Elvish Spirit Guide and one or two Simian Spirit Guide.

I used the anger/saffi/crypt/claw combo, 2 of each just in case. Had Guile in case I missed Anger or needed a turn. Guile over Colossus for Force of Will. Phantasmagorian so I could put pieces in graveyard if I drew them. 4 Street Wraith for self-mill, all fetches and shock lands. Gitaxian Probe, Ponder, Portent, all nice. 2 Sylvan Tutor, good in general, great with the Wraiths. 4 Narcomoeba, sac them for Dread Return, bring back Crypt Champion, use it repeatedly with Saffi Eriksdotter, infinite angry bears when you end the loop by reanimating Caller of the Claw. But Sutured Ghoul is cool too, infinite life is not a common strat, and it uses less cards. Still, you should consider the Dread Return path to him.

Fatestitcher can be nice over or with the narcos, depends on your playstyle. Another useful trick was two Serum Powder, because unless two copies of your combo were in your hand, or you already had your Hermit, it was pretty safe to mill your deck down 7, and it improved the odds of getting Hermit out on turn 1/2 significantly.

Sideboard included artifact and enchantment removal, a small Laboratory Maniac combo as a backup plan (like against fog heavy decks or others than aggro couldn't handle), and the emergency option of Pull from Eternity and Memory's Journey for game 2+ when my opponent grabs their grave hate.

Also, I like Birds of Paradise. Hope some of this give you some ideas!

randrew7 on Edric, The Drawer

4 months ago

I think I would cut possibly Portent and Mystic Speculation for a better card sorter like Sensei's Divining Top. I also just like Walking Ballista as a card that can take advantage of all that mana. I would also replace Nature's Claim with Krosan Grip because the split second will make all the difference. It seems like an incredibly fun deck to play though with just cloning big etb creatures constantly.

ChaosJester on ToolmasterOfBrainerd

4 months ago

Hey bro, I hope you can help me with the following card choices. As you know I use Portent, Preordain and Ponder in my Darwin-deck - all three are sorceries. But since I use Isochron Scepter I thought about Brainstorm which is an instant and also a suggestion from you. Would you prefer this card? If yes, which of the other would you cut instead? I am not sure if the difference between Instant and Sorcery is huge with those card draw spells.

My thoughts in this regard are: I can use Daze and Brainstorm in the same time. Because I tap mana for Brainstorm and bring the tapped mana back into my hand instead of casting Dazes Mana Cost. So in this sense this combo makes sense or not? What do you say?

Thank you in advance dude! :)

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