Psionic Gift


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Psionic Gift

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature has "Tap: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player."

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Psionic Gift Discussion

kOzOk on Deathtouch and Infect - Painful Bite

2 months ago

After few games I noticed this deck needs more death-touch than infect.

Changing Cystbearer - Ichorclaw Myr - Rot Wolf for Deadly Recluse - Thornweald Archer.

Also more counter-spells Turn Aside - Counterspell.

More draw Preordain - Brainstorm

For Infect one more Chained Throatseeker and I added Blighted Agent to help mark opponent with at least one poison. Blighted Agent also helps a lot to finish game faster.

More tap enchountments Psionic Gift

HoboTSH on Pauper MonoU Infinite Storm

3 months ago

@Grumpy_Snack: The main reason is because of Fog. Also Hermetic Study and Psionic Gift work in multiplayer games.

Suns_Champion on multimedia

5 months ago

Hi! Wow!

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind words, advice, and upvote! I'm glad you like what I have so far for the description. I always get those up before asking for help on decks because if there's no description it's near impossible to help. Anyway, I wanted to make a Intruder Alarm combo deck and a Zur deck, so putting them together seem perfect! I wanted a really unique deck since my last deck was heavily based on someone else's.

I see your point about streamlining the combos. I've been worrying I was going a little too far in some places(especially with #2) and I agree with your assesment.

Combo #1

Yeah those two creatures, Steward of Solidarity, and Necrotic Ooze(with them in the 'yard) is the main game plan. All others are secondary and may be cut. I know the Steward isn't as good and is near useless alone but I needed some consistency without having to cash out for Demonic Tutor haha

Sun Titan is great. He hits half my deck :)

Standstill seems okay. It looks kinda easy to play around and doesn't help me if my opponent's board presence is greater. Still, I'll consider it.

Yeah, the lack of haste in the colors is killer. Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves and their tutors, and Hall of the Bandit Lord are all I have atm. The pillowfort strategy how I live the extra turn to win and I'm glad you noticed and appreciated that!

Grand Abolisher, Shielded by Faith, and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir are all being considered. Great suggestions!

I agree with you about all the extra creatures, but I'll keep Steward of Solidarity for now because of the cheap cost and because Sun Titan can get her back.

Combo #2

Yeah, honestly... someone telling me I'm overcommiting on #2 is exactly what I needed. You're right haha

I'll probably end up shuffling this part around a bit. I like the schoolmaster and I like how he can also combo with Sunstrike Legionnaire. I'll leave them, Hermetic Study, and Psionic Gift, then probably toss the rest.

Vedalken AEthermage is good. I'll pick one up!

Combo #3

Gray Merchant of Asphodel will probably be cut but Hell's Caretaker has a lot of synergy with my recursion package of Karmic Guide, Reveillark, Sun Titan, Fiend Hunter, and Auramancer. He's just generally very good and near infinite with Alarm out. I'll ditch the combo but I think he can slide into another category.

While all that's going on.

I've decided Suture Priest and Soul Warden are out. Altar of the Brood and Hair-Strung Koto will stay for now.

I like Trinket Mage because he's a cheap tutor, but I don't have many other targets for him.

Martyr's Cause is one I have actually! I haven't tested it out yet but we'll see!

After streamlining Combo #1 and Combo #2 here's what they could look like:

Thanks for laying everything out for my like that! Extremely helpful!

I like that way of looking at it. Pillowfort first, combo second. Thanks for that advice!

Again, thanks for laying all the suggestions out like this! It's especially helpful when you've already talked about the deck a ton and now you're giving the suggestions to go off of what you've already said. I'm finding this extremely helpful and will try to do it like this when I help people!

Ethereal Armor is an easy addition. I already have one so I'll throw it in there!

Empyrial Armor will be good when I get my Necropotence!

Once again, loving the summarized lists. It's nice to see what the deck could look like in this way. You are good at what you do friend. You deserve that top helper rank.

I'm glad you recognize some creativity and uniqueness in the deck. I'll gladly take all of your advise into consideration.

I'm going to be updating the deck soon, perhaps this weekend. I'd love it if you'd look at it again once I do... though I know you've definitely spent a lot of time on it haha! Let me know if it'd be okay to tag you or something :)

My sincerest thanks!

multimedia on Suns_Champion

5 months ago

Hey, you asked for my advice on your Zur deck. You've put a lot of time and effort into it and the deck description is easy to read and understand very nice work. I've never seen Zur used with Alarm as a win condition combo. Very creative idea, well done, upvoted. For a first deck with combo you've gone combo crazy!

The idea is great the problem is the combos need to be streamlined, too many combo cards not enough synergy between all cards in the deck and not enough universal good Commander cards. You don't need to jam all the possible combos into a deck it's overkill. Consider trimming Combo #1, Combo #2 and cutting Combo #3? A lot of combo cards you're playing are only good with other combo pieces as part of a combo. These cards are not good by themselves or have synergy with the rest of the cards in the deck other than the combo they go with. Because of all the combo cards I see problems with playing a normal game of Commander.


Your deck is very creative as a first deck with combo, you have a good grasp on the archetype. But you're going combo crazy which in my opinion will hinter gameplay much more than help it. It's more practical to pick a few combos that include cards that have overall good synergy with the entire deck not to use so many cards just because they're part of a combo.

Good luck with your deck.

Suns_Champion on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

5 months ago

JA14732 thanks for responding! Really appreciate it! As soon as I've kinda nailed down what I want the deck to do and what combos I want to keep I can add in the removal/countermagic stuff. It's still very early in the brewing process, so adding the... I dunno, "basic" and "staple"(for lack of better words) stuff can come later on. I have Swords to Plowshares and Counterspell, and will soon pick up a Swan Song.

Anyway, Psionic Gift combos with Stonybrook Schoolmaster, Imprisoned in the Moon is a personal favorite and it deals with enemy commanders and planeswalkers really well, and Razaketh's Rite is just a budget tutor. Demonic Tutor is simply too much for me. I do have an Enlightened Tutor I can throw in here though. I'm considering Necropotence.

Last thing, I've always been unsure about the cantrips in EDH... are they really that useful in the long run?

Bolsheviktory thanks for coming back! The Isochron Scepter combos are great and I'm glad you mentioned them! At the moment, that's a 10ish card detour I don't feel like taking but I'll definitely save it for later!

Do you have any particular tutors you'd suggest? Preferably cheap ones that can grab Stonybrook Schoolmaster?

33 seems a little low... the most I'd cut is 3 basics going down to 35. That'll require testing for sure but we'll see how it goes. All those rocks are good and I may grab them! Thanks again!

One final thank you to both of you! Really appreciate the help!

JA14732 on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

5 months ago

I like the deck, but I feel like you're seriously lacking interaction, especially at instant speed, something that is critical for combo decks. Do the Cluestones really help you here? If not, maybe you could cut them for a Swords to Plowshares, Counterspell, Swan Song, or even a Disenchant, Misdirection or Path to Exile. Similarly, I don't really see the need for Psionic Gift, Imprisoned in the Moon or really Razaketh's Rite (just get a better tutor honestly, like an Enlightened Tutor or if you feel the need to splurge, a Demonic Tutor, Rite is just bad), any of those three could be replaced with countermagic or probably a Necropotence. Actually, taking another look at the deck, you really lack card draw. Cantrips like Brainstorm, Preordain, Ponder or even Opt should help you smooth out your draws; you probably could also do with cutting one land, down to 37.

Suns_Champion on More combo help!

5 months ago

Hello again!

I'm making a Intruder Alarm combo deck in Esper colors, and I need some consistency/more combos to think about. I have a secondary part of the combo which is Stonybrook Schoolmaster. I need some free tap outlets for him.

1) most importantly, I need free token producers. Bloodline Keeper, Steward of Solidarity, and Thraben Doomsayer are the ones I've seen so far. Hopefully there are more!

2) free tap outlets for Stonybrook Schoolmaster. Examples: Hermetic Study, Psionic Gift, Drowner of Secrets or Azami, Lady of Scrolls. I'd prefer damage like the first two, but mana, card draw, mill, more creatures, etc, all work too!

I'm also trying to find a Impact Tremors in Esper but am having trouble.

Thanks in advance!

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