Retraction Helix

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Born of the Gods (BNG) Common

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Retraction Helix

Instant

Until end of turn, target creature gains "(T): Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand."

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Retraction Helix Discussion

Phurex on Jhoira, Captain of Self-Bounce

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions man, I love this deck and I'm always happy to find somebody else playing it. (I'd also like to see your list but I couldn't find it on your profile)

As for the cards themselves, I often considered Artificer's Intuition but in the end it never made the cut. I have very few ways of interacting with the graveyard and not many artifacts to trade for small rocks that aren't rocks themselves or key pieces of some combo. Plus, I find myself pretty satified with how the engine goes once it starts, and I don't think the deck needs another way to "unclog" itself, at least for the moment.

On the other hand, Retraction Helix could be quite a lot more useful. I considered it as well in past iterations of the deck but I may have overlooked some of its potential, like the interaction with Paradox Engine, or it being one more tool for the Isochron Scepter, or even its possible interaction with Voltaic Key if cast on an artifact creature. So yeah, I think I'll try to find a place for it, thanks a lot!

SufferFromEDHD on Jhoira, Captain of Self-Bounce

2 months ago

We have very similar lists! Only two suggestions based on experience:

Banishing Knack and/or Retraction Helix act as mini Words of Wind the turn you go off.

Artificer's Intuition cycle thru your mana rocks and then recycle them out of the graveyard.

Daarkest on $10 Retraction Helix Combo

4 months ago

Battered Golem comboes infinitely with the Retraction Helix and the Banishing Knack. I'd add 4 of them immediately

LostDragon01 on Disciple of Deceit - Combos PDH

4 months ago

Immobilizing Ink is nice spell, because its synergies with many other things like untapping Tidehollow Strix with Viridian Longbow, or untapping Disciple with Retraction Helix. Now, when i add this to my deck, I'm thinking to add more 1-2 CMC cards that working with tap\untap mechannics.

I was playing with Refocus several times. Usually, i use it as emergency counterspell summoner. I keep mana open, and in danger use Refocus to untap Disciple and find counterspell. If no danger appears, i can "transmute" refocus itself to find another combo piece.

Comparing with Dream's Grip, Refocus is better, because we can untap Disciple usually on 3th turn, and we still have one mana left for Dispell. But Refocus also will return a card, what Grip can't. Still, i need to think more, because Grip can lower the mana curve, and i targeting to have most of spells 1-2 mana.

kkounal on Wombo combo budget 15~20$ turn 4 win modern deck

5 months ago

Updated version of my comment about the possible combos

Also here are the possible combos

1)infinite mill Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver + Mirran Spy +0 mana artifact+ Zephyr Scribe / Battered Golem / Nettle Drone + Banishing Knack / Retraction Helix

2)infinite damage same thing but replace the Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver with Nettle Drone

3)in case of no Mirran Spy just replace the Nettle Drone /Cathartic Adept / Screeching Sliver with Reckless Fireweaver and start bouncing the artifact as normal for infinite damage. Same can achieved with Grapeshot but after the infinite bouncing of the artifact

Sikening on Into the Storm with Jhoira - cEDH Historic Combo

5 months ago

One of my favourite things I noticed when Jhoira came out was the interaction with Retraction Helix. With Jhoira, paradox Engine and any 0-cost artifact (preferably a Mox Opal or Mox Amber, it makes infinite mana and infinite draw.

It's just a thought for your deck, but it definitely finds its place and earns its keep in mine.

moulcarve on Thopter Maniac

5 months ago

Here's my list for a mono blue modern legal version. Feel free to incorporate any of these cards.

4 Drift of Phantasms

1 Laboratory Maniac

4 Memnite

2 Mirran Spy

4 Ornithopter

4 Riddlesmith

4 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

4 Bontu's Monument

2 Cathar's Shield

4 Dizzy Spell

4 Retraction Helix

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