Restore Balance

Restore Balance


Restore Balance is white.

Suspend 6-(White)

Each player chooses a number of lands he or she controls equal to the number of lands controlled by the player who controls the fewest, then sacrifices the rest. Players sacrifice creatures and discard cards the same way.

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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

Restore Balance Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

DankMagicianD: My curve is low enough that it's survivable -- though I'd probably be happier at 34 (that's my go-to number in most EDH decks). Restore Balance is a new addition, so I'm not sure yet... but in nearly every game, I have a way to get it out of my hand and into GY. I'm considering adding more looting effects, but my next two go-tos would be Looter il-Kor and Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip before Tormenting Voice. Possibly over Thrill of Possibility, too -- Looter gives me a very evasive creature to mutate onto, and JVP is just crazy good in general.

DankMagicianD on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

33 lands is rather low for an EDH deck, however your mana curve is also pretty low. Have you ever had problems with it? Also, Restore Balance is nearly useless in your hand. How consistently can you discard it to cast off of Vadrok? Draw/discard effects are also great with Rielle, as you said. Have you considered adding Tormenting Voice?

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

Grind: Thanks for your thoughts! In order --

1) I have not yet added Mystical Tutor, but I definitely should. Part of the reason is that this isn't really INTENDED to be consistent, per se -- it came from a silly idea I had, not a desire to make an optimized deck -- but as it's gotten more tuned, Mystical Tutor's fit better. I probably should run Merchant Scroll too, since that's much better to cast off Vadrok's mutation trigger.

2) I'm pretty dedicated to only running UR here (with the possible exception of Restore Balance). Also, Recruiter of the Guard can't get one of my primary three targets (Lore Drakkis), so I'll have to pass on this one.

3) Chart a Course is actually rather intentionally included over a straight draw spell. I often cast it in my precombat main even when I have something that COULD attack. The reason is that I want to have as many spells as possible that let me dump something into GY to cast with Vadrok in early turns, so I have value ready and waiting when I mutate her. Also, comparing it with Brainstorm, the problem is that Brainstorm can be pretty bad when I cast it from GY, since I'll often be drawing through the same cards I just put on top (unless I can crack a fetch in between, or whatever).

4) I am not a huge fan of Arcane Denial -- I'd very much not like to give my opponents cards when I can help with it. Delay is cute, but if I add another counterspell my go-to will certainly be Mana Drain ;)

5) Char-Rumbler is not spectacular, but when he goes off it's pretty hilarious. I mutate my commander onto him, swing for 3 double strike... Then on the next turn I swing, pump with RRRRR, and kill my opponent from lethal commander damage. He's probably the weakest of my current hosts, but I'm just so amused by getting to play the most janky uncommon ever printed. I was considering War Elemental in its place, but I could never manage to make it survive the ETB trigger.

Your thoughts definitely weren't useless! Thanks, I really appreciate them :)

Eskmohunter on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

Make sure to use the evil vadrok card Restore Balance

fatalzintomyum on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Creator of Drauthi, Aether-Guardian, I am sad to say that no one can make cards that allow you to pay alternate costs or have "mana cost less than" printed on them. The reason is because of these 8 cards:

Ancestral Vision


Crashing Footfalls

Living End

Mox Tantalite

Lotus Bloom

Restore Balance

Wheel of Fate

Some of these are better than others, but all are broken when combined with cards like what you listed

Burgess_Buttonworth on This deck should never work

3 months ago

Kiran_M Irencrag Feat wouldn't work since I have to cast Electrodominance and that actually casts the card so I would be casting Restore Balance. I'd also have to cast Madcap Experiment. Braid of Fire is the only ramp I could think of that doesn't take too much space in the deck. I just updated the deck to include Risk Factor and I think I'm really liking it.

Burgess_Buttonworth on This deck should never work

4 months ago

NoopyNolife and Gracco, suspend creatures like Greater Gargadon would work and be really good. However, if I went down that path, I would just be a regular Restore Balance deck with a bunch of extra cards that don't really do anything. I wanted to stay away from suspend creatures.

Burgess_Buttonworth on This deck should never work

4 months ago

Epicurus, I was thinking about what you said, and since I will most likely have to discard due to the opponent having less cards than me when Restore Balance resolves, maybe some jump-start cards? These would be able to work from the graveyard after the reset. Lemme look into some.

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