Retraction Helix


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO 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
Masters 25 (A25) None
Born of the Gods (BNG) Common

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Retraction Helix


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

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Retraction Helix Discussion

DVLuca on Coming of the storm

15 hours ago

elgosu1337 thanks for the reply and Retraction Helix is realy interesting and I'll test it for sure!

Paradox Engine was in for some time but it went against Natural Affinity and Sylvan Awakening, it dont work so well with 6 signet out of 10 total rocks and only 10 dorks, I love it and testad for a very long time but found it suboptimal in the end.

Elspeth, Sun's Champion with Intruder Alarm and Earthcraft or Cryptolith Rite do crazy things so I'll keep it. The other one and niblis can easily be cut as you say for Metallurgic Summonings (very good, I knew it but I had not thought about it) and for.....boh, my meta is too agressive for Concordant Crossroads, Laboratory Maniac have a lifespan of 4-5 seconds, so I think to give Treasure Cruise a second chance.

Thanks a lot!

elgosu1337 on Coming of the storm

1 day ago

I really like the idea of Jeskai Ascendancy combos. Retraction Helix to bounce some cheap artifact also gives unlimited noncreature spells. Paradox Engine could be useful as redundancy. If you're not running Paradox Engine your mana rocks aren't as effective in this build compared to more dorks and land ramp. Aetherflux Reservoir and Laboratory Maniac could be other wincons.

Concordant Crossroads should help a lot with the haste, especially with token generators.

Metallurgic Summonings should generate lots of tokens while also providing recursion.

I feel like you need more card draw. Treasure Cruise should be good.

Nibilis can be cut since if you can combo off you don't need the tapping. The two Elspeths could be replaced as well.

You could try Ramos, Dragon Engine or Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis as commander to save a card slot. Ramos in particular can provide a burst of mana, while also giving access to black.

bobbyboo on Izzet an artifact storm? Yes, it iz.

1 week ago

Retraction Helix should find a slot. If you go myr then Myr Galvanizer with Phyrexian Metamorph and Sculpting Steel et all to Max Myr Combo. Servo Schematic is really great value for what it does.

Zerail on Jhoira's Parastaxical Skyengine

1 month ago

Battered Golem + Retraction Helix combo may be good here. Build the deck to have as many 0cmc color producing rocks for infinite mana then cast Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain and draw your whole deck to storm off? Maybe its a stretch tho.

DoIStillLoveIt on Living Ascendancy

2 months ago

Kamahl, Fist of Krosa and Natural Affinity seem good for this. Also, would Early Harvest and Turnabout be good for this deck? What about Banishing Knack/Retraction Helix?

AHorniNarwhal on A MILL-ion ways to finish this...

2 months ago

Retraction Helix + Altar of the Brood + Eater of the Dead + Anything 0 CMC = a probable continuous mill. Things get even better if phenax is on the table

Gracco on Plays a Lot like "Hit Me" in Black Jack!!!

3 months ago

Retraction Helix, Banishing Knack you need a way to go infinite with your artifacts and the altar. Use one of those with one of the creatures that untaps when you play an artifact. Maybe even look into Jeskai Ascendancy combo. It does what you are trying to do but more efficiently. You want 5 lands for your Ad Naus so your current land count is absolutely atrocious. Even the Ad Naus storm deck plays things that say I do not die like Angel's Grace or Phyrexian Unlife. All in all the deck looks like a fun gimmick that consistently does not go the distance.

Cryyx34 on 4-Color Jeskai Ascendancy Combo

3 months ago

colton815 I'm not calling it "Jeskai" due to the color scheme, I'm calling it that because of the namesake card Jeskai Ascendancy. It's not a "4-color Jeskai" Ascendancy Combo deck, it's a 4-color "Jeskai Ascendancy" Combo deck.

chadsansing I have Intruder Alarm on the back burner for now, as it requires more pieces to net mana. I'm usually combo-ing off with my Retraction Helix//Banishing Knack loops, so for Intruder Alarm I would need: my helix-ed/knack-ed creature, the creature I'm bouncing for the loop, and enough creatures to recast and net mana from that bounced creature. It's the same reason I took out Aggravated Assault: too many creatures needed made me over-extend into a wrath. Thanks for the suggestion, though!

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