Retraction Helix


Format Legality
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

Sikening on Into the Storm with Jhoira - cEDH Historic Combo

1 week 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

3 weeks 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

23 Island

merrowMania on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

3 weeks ago

More mediocre commanders:

enter image description here - T3-4. Goes infinite with The Chain Veil and land Auras, but the payoff is one ult or another planeswalker.

enter image description here - T4. Draws cards, but very narrowly.

enter image description here - T3-4. Unless someone pulls off a sweet Retraction Helix/Opalescence/Intruder Alarm deck, I am disappointed that this is the first 3-color Merfolk.

enter image description here - T3-4. I don't know the value of a land that enters tapped, but it DOES add two mana, so some deck is probably good with it. Otherwise, just beat down with a 12/12

DrkNinja on Weatherlight Takes The Sky - [cEDH]

3 weeks ago

While I get the idea, I don't think you should even attempt the Isochron Scepter strategy in this deck.

IF you want an "I win" combo, Retraction Helix + Nettle Drone and any artifact is a game winning combo.

Leyline of Anticipation and Rhystic Study should be in every blue deck period. So much advantage in playing your cards at instant speed, and card advantage is the strength of blue.

Storm the Vault is a LOT of fun in this deck.

Inspiring Statuary is a game changer in this deck.

I think you just need more artifacts as a whole...

Take a look at my Jhoira deck, it has one card over currently (:/) but... It has a lot of good cards in it you might like; also please just read the bio, it should make you laugh.

Jhoira's Treasure Ship

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


supercell on Jhoira Reservoir

1 month ago

Megalomania thanks a lot for your input. I've considered Future Sight myself in the past since the deck just so happens to play the rest of the combo pieces. It's hard for me to add a five drop though, I was already on the fence about Memory Jar. I'm curious what Retraction Helix would be used for though. Paradox engine loops?

sdgundum990 on Jhoira's Mechanical Crew

1 month ago

With that Retraction Helix combo she would draw out the deck by herself.

Megalomania on Jhoira Reservoir

1 month ago

I like the concept a lot. The deck is already quite tight but you might want to consider using cards like Retraction Helix and Future Sight.

sg_86 on Brood Combo [Turn 3 Win]

1 month ago

I like this combo mainly because of the flexibility in the cards you can combo off with. One 0 mana artifact (Welding Jar probably being the best, Herbal Poultice, or the creatures), one creature that untaps when the artifact ETBs (there are 5 different creatures that do this: Battered Golem, Nettle Drone, Zephyr Scribe if you use a non-creature artifact, Traxos, Scourge of Kroog which is also a wincon on its own, and Mirran Spy), one card that has an ability that triggers whenever a permanent, artifact or creature if you use them enters the battlefield (Molten Nursery, Altar of the Brood, Impact Tremors, or Nettle Drone does it as well), and Retraction Helix or Banishing Knack.

I think that adding red gives you some good options like Nettle Drone and Molten Nursery. I also think that you should run on average 6 of each of the combo pieces. Welding Jar and Herbal Poultice I think are better than Ornithopter and Memnite as they protect the combo. This is probably better than the nut draw of getting the combo out on turn 3.

Springleaf Drum only has one purpose and does not do much if you don't have Memnite or Ornithopter in your opening hand.

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