Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Future Sight (FUT) Uncommon

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Creature — Elf Shaman

When Riftsweeper enters the battlefield, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.

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Riftsweeper Discussion

Crav96 on Don't open the car door!

1 week ago

I like the list, even though Im not a fan of the Giant-Pattern combo!

How useful do you find Riftsweeper ?

Coward_Token on Superstition, Fear, & Jealousy | Sidisi EDH

1 week ago

Have you considered Path of Discovery? I'm liking it in my Meren deck and I think it would be even better here.

Also, other than Stronghold, have you considered other sources of Graveyard hate resiliency? Ones I'm considering myself are Bow of Nylea, Repopulate & Riftsweeper.

AverageDragon on [Primer] Momir Vig Hackball

2 weeks ago


While the combo might seem fragile, it's actually very resilient thanks to the utility of "dork chaining". Since we're able to generate mana and tutor any pieces that we need, it allows us to run compact and efficient backup plans.

For example, our primary recursion package consists of Nantuko Tracer, Riftsweeper, and Scavenging Ooze. This means that if we run into almost all forms of interaction, we're able to tutor and cast a recursion spell for very little additional cost, and continue comboing off. If someone gets rid of Heritage Druid, we're able to use Birchlore Rangers, Nettle Sentinel, and Phantasmal Image to tutor chain to generate mana, tutor up recursion, and then use it. If someone exiles a combo piece, we can tutor up Riftsweeper, shuffle the combo piece into our library, and then tutor it up immediately after using a different piece. And finally, in the event that Nantuko Tracer gets stuck in the graveyard, we can tutor up Scavenging Ooze, exile it, then return it to our library with Riftsweeper.

The reason we don't use a simpler combo is that in its current state, the deck has at least 2 or 3 layers of redundancy for every core piece, thanks to the tutorable recursion. A simpler combo might work, but it would likely include additional dead cards that aren't really all that essential. One of the deck's prime appeals is its powerful resiliency, which operates effectively through interaction.

SurpriZe on Are YOU a Hopeless Necromantic?! (Teneb Primer)

3 weeks ago

Hi MagicalHacker!

This is an amazing deck, I'm really loving it so far.

What do you think of adding Riftsweeper or Pull from Eternity? It seems there's too much graveyard hate these days, so having one of these (or maybe even both) could be potentially game changing.

Also, if you had access to all EDH-legal cards regardless of their cost, would you have made any changes, apart from replacing some basics with dual-lands?

Fiftyshotzlater on Modern Maze's End

1 month ago

@artisanjagon - Yea I agree that that would be a considerable amount of lands. In the case of land destruction and graveyard hate maybe you could add Riftsweeper or Pull from Eternity. they are cheap in mana cost and helps from such strategies to an extent

ChrisKrow on Wort Hermit Storm

1 month ago

Actually, I don't think you can do that with Krosan Reclamation, unless you're only putting Riftsweeper back in.

sonnet666 on Wort Hermit Storm

1 month ago

As for what to do if Past in Flames gets countered, I'd say just run Krosan Reclamation, put Riftsweeper on top, and try to win next turn.

Krosan Reclamation is a pretty standard for HD moments where you're like, "Oh shit, my library's in my graveyard. How do I not die?"

(Or maybe there's a way to win off of Krosan Reclamation without getting back Past in Flames? I can't think of one at this moment.)

If HD is Pithing Needled or otherwise removed, this chain can win:

  1. Protean Hulk + sac outlet, into Dryad Arbor + Hellraiser Goblin + Feldon of the Third Path.
  2. Copy Protean Hulk (requires ) and sac again, into 3 1CMC mana dorks and Combat Celebrant.
  3. Go to combat and exert Combat Celebrant. (Remember that everything not tapped will need to attack, and Hellraiser Goblin needs to survive combat, so 1 opponent has to be open.)
  4. Use your dorks and Feldon to copy Combat Celebrant, go to next combat and exert.
  5. Repeat until you have a lot of Combat Celebrant's. Note that once you have more than two, activating Feldon is unnecessary for infinite combats, so you can reanimate Protean Hulk again to get creatures that will clear away any blockers your opponents might have.

This line is nice because it only requires 2 cards we're not currently using, Feldon of the Third Path and Combat Celebrant, and there's even room to copy Protean Hulk a third time if all of your opponent's have blockers. (It will also generate a ton of extra mana if Thermopod is the sac outlet you grabbed with Eldritch Evolution.)

(And for the record, I wasn't saying Surrak, the Hunt Caller > Hellraiser Goblin, just that him and HD can still win off a conspired Natural Order, and Natural Order seems too go not to include here. I would run both.)

babushkasara on Selvala, I'd Tap That

1 month ago

Er. Ignore that Ready because I forgot about Willing...

Replacement suggestion: Riftsweeper in case your key equipments or artifacts or enchantments get Merciless Evictioned. Steelshaper's Gift could be a useful tutor.

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