Ring of Three Wishes

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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Ring of Three Wishes

Artifact

Ring of Three Wishes enters the battlefield with three wish counters on it.

{5}, {T}, Remove a wish counter from Ring of Three Wishes: Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library

Ring of Three Wishes Discussion

Mortarpod on Purphoros, God of the Tokens [cEDH PRIMER]

1 month ago

Reading through the comments here, and I've gotta say that Ragnarok guy sounds like he needs to step off his high horse. You've got a great list here, and the only major recommendation I can make is Idol of Oblivion . Since you'll be making tokens fairly consistently anyway, it's technically cheaper card draw than Endless Atlas . Plus, if you see an opening to directly attack someone, the 10/10 it becomes is pretty nifty.

If you care to have a look at my Norin build (The War Room: A Proper Norin Primer), you might see some other cards you like. I based the entire deck around exploiting ETB triggers, so there's a lot of token support. If you're okay with upping your mana curve slightly, there ARE two artifacts that allow you to tutor up what you need. But they're both 5 CMC to cast. Ring of Three Wishes and Citanul Flute .

Once again, I really dig what you've got going on here. +1 for sure!

DemonDragonJ on Ring of Three Wishes or ...

2 months ago

Every EDH deck that I have has a copy of Ring of Three Wishes , because that card is amazing, but I am considering replacing it with Arcane Encyclopedia , because the ring requires great amounts of mana to be invested into it in order for it to provide any benefit, whereas the encyclopedia has a much lower cost and also can be used indefinitely.

I know that the ability to find the exact card that one desires is very powerful, but spending ten mana to find it will likely leave the player unable to cast it until their next turn, so I wish to ask the other users here for their feedback.

What does everyone else say about this subject? Should I replace Ring of Three Wishes with Arcane Encyclopedia ?

SideBae on Robbing Hood: Memnarch in Tights

4 months ago

I think the Phyrexian Metamorph and the Swan Song are good includes; consider Sculpting Steel .

Changing to all your Island s to Snow-Covered Island s is a good idea, if you want to keep the Extraplanar Lens . I don't think it's good enough, though. It costs you a land to imprint when it comes in, meaning it is fundamentally a source of card advantage. And, especially if you're the only one benefiting from Extraplanar Lens due to snow shenanigans, it has a massive target on its face and will usually be removed fast. That has been my experience with the card -- if yours is different, disregard this part of my comment.

With regard to the cutting of mass removal, I think it is an idea in the right direction. However, I think removal in general isn't a bad idea. I think you should be buying time in the early game until your general comes down, trying to avoid getting killed. Spot removal like Winds of Rebuke , Chain of Vapor , Cyclonic Rift , Rapid Hybridization and Reality Shift are all worth considering. Bounce has an interesting bonus in that it often wastes an opponent's turn to recast whatever you bounced. Most of these spells are less mana than Nevinyrral's Disk , All Is Dust , etc., which means they shouldn't compete with casting your general too often. Theoretically, you'd turn 1 - 2.5 ramp, turn 3 - 4 ramp/remove, turn 5+ cast general and try to win. Notice that this brings up one of the issues with mono-blue: removal, at least in a permanent sense like Swords to Plowshares , is relatively hard to come by.

With regard to cuts, I think it's worth thinking of the tutors as 'Wild Cards.' Tutors act as any combo piece they can fetch -- for instance, Muddle the Mixture can be thought of as a slower copy of either Isochron Scepter OR Dramatic Reversal . Seeing the tutors in this light helps show that you only really need to run one or two loops, as drawing the 'second part' of the combo becomes more and more likely with more and more tutors.

If you want to run the Dramatic Scepter combo, I suggest cutting a bunch of the Palinchron loops. Palinchron is a huge spell to cast, meaning it is difficult to cast. Running Isochron Scepter with Dramatic Reversal and another infinite-mana combo (I suggest Grand Architect with Pili-Pala or Basalt Monolith with Rings of Brighthearth ) is likely enough, and all these combos are less mana intense than the Palinchron loops.

Cuts I suggest are as follows:

  • Thwart : Both costs on this card are prohibitive. Leaving four mana up in order to hardcast it means using four less mana on your turn, which can leave a major dent in your available resources. Returning three Island s is the antithesis of ramp, and sets you way back.
  • Rite of Replication : Unless I am missing something, this is in the deck for value. However, it is nine mana to cast in a way that is better than Stunt Double , and because tokens stop existing when they're bounced, the creature it makes is less durable than other Clone effects. Rite of Replication is a good card, but I don't think it is good enough to make it in a cEDH deck.
  • Heartstone : This is a card I'm not sure either way about. Once you make infinite mana, its cost-reducing effect is irrelevant; before, it may be worse than just a Ponder or Preordain . Depending on how often you want to use a non-combo win, it may be worth cutting. Playtesting will iron this out.
  • Swiftfoot Boots : I don't think you need both this AND Lightning Greaves . I think Lightning Greaves is straight better, if only because it costs no mana to equip.
  • Darksteel Forge : By the time you've gotten to nine-mana, you should be threatening to win the game any turn. If this is meant to make your blockers better-off in combat, Propaganda is a straight better choice.
  • Treasure Mage : If you take my advise and go with combo pieces with lower costs, this card won't fetch enough to justify its inclusion.
  • Alloy Myr : In this list, Alloy Myr is just a worse Silver Myr .
  • Ring of Three Wishes : The tutors I suggested are much cheaper than this card. Five mana to cast and five to activate is too much, most of the time; you'd be better off with Whir of Invention , which has the added bonus of being instant-speed.

203995014 on [Primer] Colored Mana is for the Weak

5 months ago

Thank you for your thoughts!

I've been tinkering with this list as I continue to test and play more EDH games. Here are further observations I've made and card options I've considered to replace those that have underperformed.

I've tried Blast Zone for several games now, and it's been difficult to use to say the least. The card tends to be slow because you have to invest mana to increase charge counters, then you have to tap the turn after to destroy whatever you need to. It's been difficult justifying tutoring for Blast Zone with Expedition Map, and I haven't found it productive to use the ability in any of my games. Maybe I'm just unlucky, but thus far I'd almost rather play a Wastes in its place.

I haven't missed Haunted Cloak at all. I probably wouldn't swap Tormod's Crypt , there are tons of games where it's dead but I consider it an important tool against too many other decks for it to be worth removing. Sometimes, it's the only reason why I won at all. It still activates Paradox Engine , helps with Inspiring Statuary , etc.

I find it difficult to justify Karn, the Great Creator considering that this deck doesn't have many ways of protecting the dude. I already assume that whenever I cast Karn Liberated or Ugin, the Ineffable (both of which are incredible btw) they're going to die immediately. Expensive removal spells essentially. Perhaps I'm narrow-minded though, if you have better experiences with him I'd love to hear them!

A few cards I've been trying lately are Unstable Obelisk , Crawlspace , and the Grafdigger's Cage mentioned earlier. I consider those to be the safer cards to test, though I've also considered more splashy effects in their place like Null Brooch , Ring of Three Wishes , and Planar Bridge .

Null Brooch is the craziest of them all I think. The ability interests me as one of the few ways to interact with spells/combos, and the theory is that the drawback of discarding your hand can be negated by the numerous draw options present (including the commander). Whether the tradeoff is worthwhile remains to be seen, I haven't tried it yet but I will. Ring and Bridge are just expensive and I'm dubious as to if they're really necessary. One benefit I can see to Planar Bridge is that it can serve as Ugin, the Spirit Dragon #2, which is a card I tend to look for in most of my games.

Finally, Stony Silence is so crippling lmao, I've lost to it so many times. It makes me wonder if there are tools that can be played to alleviate that, whether it be circumventing the ability through Inspiring Statuary , not involve activating abilities or removing it altogether (two of Ugin, the Ineffable 's abilities)

Veitanah on Elf Commander

5 months ago

Suggestions

  • CREATURES - I've already told you this, but due to the nature of your deck and simply due to the sheer amount of elves at your disposal, I'd suggest ~35 creatures to put in your deck, although there are more good elves out there that aren't currently in your deck (such as Skyshroud Poacher ), a non-elf creature that has great synergy in your deck is Protean Hulk .

  • Wild Pair , this card is GREAT in a tribal deck, nonetheless a mono-green Elf deck. As once this card is on the battlefield anytime you cast an elf you'll search your deck for another and put it directly on the battlefield; this works for all your elves except for the following four elves Druid of the Cowl , Sylvan Advocate , Talara's Battalion , Steel Leaf Champion ).

  • An alternative to Wild Pair, or another great enchantment to have, is Hibernation's End as it does what Wild Pair does but better as it guarantees a creature on your field every turn that it's on the field.

  • Creature Tutor, another good card that'll help you search for your good/big creatures is Time of Need and Eldritch Evolution .

Possible cards to get rid of:

  • Warped Landscape , Evolving Wilds , and Terramorphic Expanse these cards are, despite their commander staple nature, entirely unnecessary as you're mono-green and every land you have minus one is a forest. Ideally, in my opinion, you want 33 lands in your deck.

  • Presence of Gond , as it's only creatures one elf, and your better off attacking with the tapped elf (or tapping one of your mana dorks for mana) due to your commander

  • Ramp Spells - You have six ramp spells, and as such I've removed two based on personal preferences: Explosive Vegetation and Cultivate

  • Desert Twister , this spell is too high of a cost for it's simple removal, and while mono-green doesn't have much creature removal, creature removal in green is your own creatures.

  • Prism Ring , this artifact is also necessary as it more so helps early game and while it works well in tandem with your commander, in an average game it'll gain you 10-15 life on your own. And while it's a nice artifact, and a cheap one at that, it doesn't progress you towards any sort of tactic or strategy towards winning.

Potential Replacements

Hblue on Eventually, All Will Turn Into Dust.

6 months ago

Hey, thanks for stopping by my deck!

I was considering adding Kuldotha Forgemaster and Myr Turbine to my deck but was wondering if you find the tutor to be relevant enough to justify it over something like Planar Portal or Ring of Three Wishes . Is the sacrifice outlet more important than I seem to think?

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