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Reins of Power
Untap all creatures you control and all creatures target opponent controls. You and that opponent each gain control of all creatures the other controls until end of turn. Those creatures gain haste until end of turn.
Reins of Power Discussion
2 weeks ago
I have a yidris chaos deck that is hands down the most fun deck I have ever played. Have you considered: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder , Shared Fate , Storm Cauldron and Burgeoning , Havoc Festival , Choice of Damnations , Timesifter , Sands of Time , or Master of Predicaments ?
If you want a chaotic wincon, Reins of Power has never failed to disappoint.
2 weeks ago
hkhssweiss, you are totally correct about Circuitous Route . I was planning to throw in guildgates in it, but that will be a massive tempo loss, so I took them out and forgot about circuitous route. Took it out for Draining Whelk (though I feel like Perplexing Chimera might be simply better since it makes opponent think twice before casting anything), and took out Sight of the Scalelords in favor of Reins of Power .
2 weeks ago
Yeah you can go with that swap it is pretty weak, you can also consider taking out Circuitous Route as well as Evolutionary Leap as you are running a lot of ramp in the form of artifacts and those are on the weaker side of the ramp as well as you aren't really running much recursion to abuse the leap or tokens to free sac. Sight for Reins of Power is also a good swap.
2 weeks ago
I decided to go creature counterspell path for now, since they can be surprise blockers as well, need they be. I removed Bane of Progress , since I use a lot of enchantments, and he will hurt me too much, and Pattern of Rebirth . Maybe I need to remove Evolutionary Leap as well, not really sure. Added Mystic Snake , Frilled Mystic , Deadeye Navigator and now I need to remove 2 more to fit in Draining Whelk and Perplexing Chimera . Maybe I should switch Sight of the Scalelords with Reins of Power ?
2 weeks ago
It's the reason I chose not to run infinite combos in my Meren deck, that's my deck whenever I play with new people.
Going in response with your thoughts, since you are a creature heavy build. A budget option for reuseable counterspell package is Deadeye Navigator . That paired with Mystic Snake or Frilled Mystic makes it retain it's value. Not only that you can use other cards like Perplexing Chimera or Draining Whelk for more beats and have a good board state.
Teferi is good for protection and will be able to lockdown the board and protect more of your stuff, so I would say go for it. If going for a counterspell package the list I would use is only the most efficient ones as I listed before.
- Swan Song
- Spell Pierce
- Stubborn Denial
- Arcane Denial
- Red Elemental Blast
But also yeah Reins of Power is also great since it doesn't target, which makes it hilarious as hell.
2 weeks ago
You have a good point. I might need to run a counterspell package, after all.
So far I plan following:
To be removed:
To be added:
- Wolfir Silverheart - 8/8 that is likely to make another very strong creature, maybe even Surrak, +4/+4. Just found out about this awesome dude.0
- Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir - Flash for days, just like Yeva, Nature's Herald , but not only greens. Also, no more counterspells and attack responces.
- Oran-Rief, the Vastwood / Kessig Wolf Run - Pump lands to replace Temple
- Sight of the Scalelords - Buff and Vigilance Enchantment
- Wash Out - Single player (most of the times) boarwipe. Especially good agains token decks since those don't bounce. I also have River's Rebuke , which is tiny cyclonic rift.
What do you think? I definetely need to clear some space, but right now I am not sure what to remove. So this is what I have: Counterspells:Mystic Snake or Frilled Mystic would be better? Boardwipes:
- Scourge of Kher Ridges
- Nightshade Peddler to pair with Harbinger of the Hunt though inconsistent (2-card combo without tutoring), can be devastating
- Volcanic Fallout
- Temur Sabertooth - Good boardwipe protection, but costly.
- Paleoloth will bring stuff back if they die.
- Impervious Greatwurm - 16/16 indestructible with convoke only for 10.
- Soul of New Phyrexia - Indestruct for all.
- Reins of Power - I actually like the idea of bamboozling the opponent.
I don't run tutors not because they are expensive (Though Wordly Tutor, Gamble and Mystic Tutor are fairly affordable as an upgrade), I don't want to make deck too (uhh) strong. I made Lavinia, Azorius Renegade deck which revolves around getting Knowledge Pool out, and if I draw one of the artifact tutors and have anti-counter in hand, I win, it's only a matter of time. Which is nice to spook new players, but not that great when I play N'th game with same people.
2 weeks ago
No problem goldlion! You know your meta the best!
Yeah the meta I come from is super high paced and competitive so everything that comes in mind is all about efficiency, disruption, and protection.
In regards to your response, as I said earlier you know your meta the best, I personally don't like one time use effects for long term board state as I like the reuseability of an effect more than burst advantage unless the burst advantage gives an overwhelming board state. I see your reasoning behind most of the cards I selected to consider taking out. If you are worried about indestructible and hexproof creatures, luckily enough we do have answers for them. If they aren't hexproof here are a couple suggestions.
Now for the hexproof creatures, well we only have a couple ways to deal with them. First and foremost is mass bouncing like Evacuation , another way to deal with them is to use cards similar to Reins of Power to steal their creatures and than get rid of them. The alternative way is to run effects like Arcane Lighthouse to make them lose their hexproof so that you can target them with removals. Other than those the only way is countering them, but since you are only able to run three of them that is a low percentage.
For your shuffle effect since you are gaining a lot of mana, it's not really a budget option but the Eldrazi's are an option to prevent yourself from milling out or reusing cards again. I would recommend Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as he provides CA as well as shuffle effect.
Now for the next part... Prophet of Kruphix is broken, since you are able to play with it again. Use her to your heart's content. It is why I said it will be beautiful with Deadeye, you can use more effects that abuse ETB or LTB triggers. Cards like Mystic Snake will gain more value and be able to be reuseable as long you have open mana. Slithermuse also is fun this way in conjunction with your Psychosis Crawler . The worrying part on your curve also wouldn't matter as 6 CMC for a card that does give you advantage shouldn't matter as also you have access to flash from two sources and you also play in a slower meta.
Lastly, Pemmin's Aura is an absolute house imo. Giving it protection as well as pump and tap/untap abilities all on one cards is pretty bonkers. The thing I love about it the most is that it gives your creature shroud on demand, and if your opponents have multiple kill spells you can also in response activate it as many times to protect itself.
Hope that helps buddy!
2 weeks ago
Well considering you are running a budget build with non-tutors than yes it will seem inconsistent. However if you are deciding to run anti-counterspells in mainboard than you really have no answers to Cyclonic Rift , all you got to do is rebuild faster than your opponents or you can Twincast / Reverberate to have it where everyone is back in the same state.
An alternative is to run tricks like Reins of Power to switch the board state of people using rift to swap your and their creatures, when the end of turn comes you still have your creatures and all of theirs is swapped.
Reins of Power occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%