Format Legality
Tiny Leaders 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
1v1 Commander 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

multimedia on Gyrus Hydra Tribal

4 days ago

Hey, consider a few more cards to make Gyrus's token ability better: Fauna Shaman , Buried Alive , Faithless Looting and Entomb ? All these cards are conveniently in last months Ultimate Masters. I choose these suggestions because they give you control over what creatures you put into your graveyard. Hydras with X in their mana cost are not good with Gyrus's token making ability because X will always be 0 when you make a token. Some of the best Hydras however don't have X in their casting cost: Kalonian Hydra, Hydra Omnivore and Hydra Broodmaster.

Consider Riftsweeper ? Rift has an ETB ability which moves an exiled face-up card (any creature you exile with Gyrus to make a token) and puts that card back into your library. This is where Fauna Shaman helps since she can then tutor for that creature you just put back into your library. Or she can tutor for Rift or Witness. Gyrus, Rift, Witness and Fauna can be an engine to repeatedly throughout the game make a token of a creature and put that creature from exile back into your library.

Consider Greater Good ? When you're playing creatures who can have a lot of power (Hydras) then Greater is fantastic repeatable draw/discard. Greater is also a sac/discard outlet to get a creature into your graveyard which improves Gyrus's token making ability. Consider Tortured Existence ? Existence lets you discard a creature without X in it's cost to them recur any other creature in your graveyard. This is good with X CMC Hydras and utility creatures such as Witness and Seeker; creatures you don't want to exile with Gyrus to repeatably use their ETB abilities. Greater and Existence can be an engine with X CMC Hydras to repeatedly draw a lot of cards and recur the Hydra to cast it again.

I have other suggestions, but I'll stop here.

Good luck with your deck.

TheKamikazeBagel on Gyrus Hydra Tribal

5 days ago

I would suggest Winding Constrictor , as its a favorite of mine.

If you want some janky cards to return from exile (from Gyrus' ability) Eternal Scourge , Squee, the Immortal , Riftsweeper .

Viridian Joiner / Marwyn, the Nurturer / Gyre Sage + Sword of the Paruns / Umbral Mantle = Infinite mana.

MuzzleMuffin on cEDH; Temur Valakut

1 week ago

One more question. What do we do if Valakut is exiled? I've been contemplating putting Riftsweeper in the deck just for this. Yes, it is a dead card but at least this allows us to not be blown out if someone is able to Strip Mine + Exile. I know we can make copies of Valakut if its on the field but if for some reason it gets exiled early I feel like we may want Riftsweeper as a contingency plan.

Any thoughts on this? Is this something we should be worried about?

Kirihara on Meren of Clan Combo

1 week ago



Replaced By:

Simply put, to speed up win condition tutoring and comboability of the deck (if that isnt a word, it is now!).

RecklessN7 on Vannifar Hulk

1 week ago

As a frequent target for Praetor's Grasp do you think there may be a place for Riftsweeper or other recovery type effects in here? Seems losing Protean Hulk would make getting to the win con much more difficult.

Darth_Savage on Shuffle Lockdown

2 weeks ago

It's conditional and would need some setup but Invasive Surgery would make sense in your sideboard, particularly against Faithless Looting decks. Cranial Archive or Quest for Ancient Secrets might also work. Field of Ruin is unconditional, booth players must shuffle, Ghost Quarter lets your opponent decide. Stream of Consciousness does what you want, but if you were willing to splash green Memory's Journey is better and you have access to Riftsweeper and Unravel the Aether, the last is worth considering since you don't have enchantment/artifact removal.

Isochron Scepter, might be useful, also Boomerang and Eye of Nowhere can bounce lands, or anything else which is a good stalling tactic. Last thought Blessed Reincarnation is probably better than Commit / Memory, and hits twice. Hope this helps, have fun brewing your deck.

Megalomania on Breakfast Hulk

3 weeks ago

Giuliano_Dias Thought of doing the same thing but went for Riftsweeper instead. I found its ability to be more relevant than the Bauble and at the same time allows us access to the Memory’s Journey loop.

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

1 month ago

Also, several Questions:

  1. How can my Rocks bypass Stony Silence/Null Rod? I have a lot of these rocks you know...

  2. Why Rest in Peace? Boros Doesn't have their own Riftsweeper; or am I not correct?

  3. Should I cut Barren Glory + Oblivion Ring + Apocalypse for being too slow? Can Grand Abolisher help this though?

  4. Sunforger Package needs to stay. How do I use it when Artifact Hate won't even allow me to equip?

  5. Can you think of a combo w/ Rule of Law/Eidolon of Rhetoric that works wonders, & isn't Possibility Storm + Knowledge Pool?

  6. W/ Containment Priest locking out all ETB/CIP effects (Thus Removing Eldrazi Displacer.), what to use for a Value Town Engine?

  7. W/ all the Artifact hate, Should I find another way of Extra Turns? Artifacts are out; "Lose the Game" effects are too risky, & I'm not in ...

  8. I don't have Dramatic Reversal in my colors, so how good is Paradox Engine?

I think these are too many Questions but still...

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