Retraction Helix

Retraction Helix


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

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed 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
Oathbreaker Legal

Retraction Helix Discussion

Deadpoo111 on Emry mill them into the lake

2 weeks ago

If you want an easy infinite combo do add to the deck, I'd suggest adding Banishing Knack and Retraction Helix to get infinite etb and cast triggers. Also, Paradoxical Outcome is necessary in combo decks like these. Lastly, and I know he's super expensive right now, Urza, Lord High Artificer just wins games and gives you infinite mana with any of your combos and a way to get your win con out.

MrBoombastic on Food and Mil

2 months ago

Hi there.

You've ended up the same place as I do, when I get several ideas all at once and try to Jam them together. There are too many things built into one here - mill, aristocrats, tokens, Field of the Dead etc. It does a lot of things, but all of them poorly, as it lacks focus:

TL;DR find out what you want your deck's focus to be, cut the cards that don't support it and find new ones that do.

Good luck!

OLucas on Artifact Storm Pioneer Idea

3 months ago

A quick list of cards that can help.

Ugin, the Ineffable , Ghirapur AEther Grid , Sai, Master Thopterist , Merchant's Dockhand , Shimmer Dragon , Nettle Drone , Retraction Helix , Traxos, Scourge of Kroog .

If you end up adding many of those cards also consider 0 cost artifacts.

OLucas on Budget Jeskai Emry

3 months ago

Battered Golem / Traxos, Scourge of Kroog + Banishing Knack / Retraction Helix can be an alternate wincon/enabler and work well with Paradise Mantle and Arcum's Astrolabe .

Another idea is running one Laboratory Maniac and, if you can afford it, one Manamorphose .

If you can fit it in Crimson Wisps gives Emry, Lurker of the Loch haste.

Also, why Myr Enforcer ?

Altoman on Eisenherz PAU Affinity

5 months ago

I suggest an infinite combo:

Battered Golem + Retraction Helix

Mix it up with Tooth of Chiss-Goria and you get infinite +1/+0 as an alternate win condition :D

DragonOfTheWest on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

TypicalTimmy, I think thrilliams was referring to the character from the Curse of Vitality cycle from C17.

Also, my planeswalker has a fun combo with Retraction Helix . Infinite untaps, but your opponent gets infinite untaps as well, so kinda risky.

TheRoaringBlaze on Kykar, Wind's Fury Combo Deck

6 months ago

Griselbrand123 in essence, you in order to perform this combo, you need to have:

In order of what you actually do:

  1. Cast Retraction Helix on Kykar

  2. Tap Kykar to bounce one of your 0 mana artifacts to your hand

  3. Replay the 0 mana artifact. From here, three triggers will hit the stack as a result of you casting a non creature spell: Kykar generates a 1/1 Spirit token, the Jeskai Ascendancy trigger to untap all your creatures, and the option to loot through Jeskai Ascendancy.

  4. Because Kykar is now untapped, you may tap him again to bounce the artifact back to your hand, replaying it and repeating this loop over and over again, generating infinite Storm, tokens, red mana, and practically the entirety of you graveyard.

Altoman on Blue Steel Affinity

6 months ago

What about an infinite combo?

Play Retraction Helix on Battered Golem , then instant free cast Tooth of Chiss-Goria tap it to give +1/+0 to something attacking that isn't blocked. Tap Battered Golem to take back the Tooth of Chiss-Goria . Free flash cast it again, untap Battered Golem .

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