Restore Balance


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

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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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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Restore Balance Discussion

Spazik008 on Jund Midrange

2 months ago

it does hit your own Bloodbraid Elf on the cascade trigger, which is a problem. But personally I like how many different archetypes it hits. That cascade tax also hits Living End and Restore Balance, for example. Even messes with the Greater Gargadon a little there with Balance. The tax obviously stops Storm, but it also hoses eggs, equipment combo, and any other random deck that "goes off". The tax is a pretty big hit to Ad Nauseam, they have to pay an extra for the Angel's Grace and then 2 extra for the Lightning Storm. That's an entire extra Lotus Bloom. The land neutering is obviously for Tron and Primetime, but even there it could have some additionally play against, say a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx deck.

tl:dr I think a lot of people are evaluating this card wrong, it's not a silver bullet that's going to instantly kill Tron and Storm but it's a solid sideboard multi-tool that can come in against a ton of different decks. That's what I like about it.

Kjartan on

3 months ago

I think you should expect Shattering Spree out of storm. Your combo is very good against bogles, so ruining it for a 2-of Hate-piece seems counter productive. I can see the arguments for burn and lantern, but against burn at least, I think you'd want to run a card that doesn't ruin your combo, like Timely Reinforcements, (espessially since they will outo-side Destructive Revelry against you.)

As for Graveyard hate, I think Leyline of the Void, Faerie Macabre or Ravenous Trap would do fine against most matchup where your ability to combo is essential. I understnd that it can be nice against all in graveyard decks just to hit Relic of Progenitus basically all the time. But if such an all in strategy, like Dredge (just as an example) has already established a board, you'll be missing your Restore Balance I think. (Maybe you could make some sort of split that allows to to both be able to cascade into relic in some situations and keep the combo pure while still packing grave-hate in other situations.)

But if you think it works, I guess it works. It just seems weird to me.

Bulldawg1310 on Modern land destruction.

3 months ago

Quinnagin27 take a look at Restore Balance decks. Kind of a tounge in cheek land destruction deck.

legendofa on Tomb Of Urami

3 months ago

Not really a direct win condition, but Balance, Balancing Act, and Restore Balance can all nuke a field after Tomb of Urami activates. control can leave you with a 5/5 flier against an empty board.

sylvannos on Running 75 over 60 in ...

4 months ago

There's always a best card in your deck and a worse card in your deck. The only reason to play more than 60 cards is if you're playing Battle of Wits. Even then, that's still a really shitty deck.

If you don't like it when you draw Restore Balance, play something out of the Yahenni's Expertise cycle, As Foretold, or Jace, the Mind Sculptor.

Dracoson on Running 75 over 60 in ...

4 months ago

The reason the Hypergeometric calculator showed a small drop in finding a cascade spell is because your percentage of deck seen by turn three is smaller in a 75 card deck than a 60. And really that's the math that matters. What percent are you losing specifically because you drew Restore Balance and how much is going to 75 reducing the chances versus what percentage are you losing specifically because you didn't draw a cascade spell and how much does going to 75 increase those odds.

Now my personal feeling is that staying at sixty is going to be better, simply because drawing one RB is not as disastrous as not hitting a cascade spell.

xyr0s on Mono White Help

4 months ago

Conditionally Ranger of Eos, but only if you want 1cmc creatures. Bygone Bishop... erh... Wall of Omens?

I don't know about land-hate, but technically speaking, Restore Balance would fit the bill. Gone are the days of Armageddon.

It's not like card draw seems to be a big deal with white.

cdkime on 5 Color Wombo Combo

4 months ago

Based on the other decks you have linked, I do not think this should be an issue with your current meta, but when playtesting this deck, I found it had considerable problem with artifact/enchantment prison decks. Presumably it might have similar issues with fast artifact/enchantment combo decks, though that was not part of my testing. Even when your deck was not locked out of casting Restore Balance (through cards like Nevermore), the effect proved nothing more than a minor annoyance--the prison itself was unharmed by the land destruction.

You might want to sideboard something like Maelstrom Pulse, on the off-chance you run into a deck restore balance alone cannot beat.

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