Spirit of the Labyrinth


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
MTGO 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
Born of the Gods (BNG) Rare

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Spirit of the Labyrinth

Enchantment Creature — Spirit

Each player can't draw more than one card each turn.

Spirit of the Labyrinth Discussion

CyborgAeon on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

6 days ago

rpshea14 the thing that you need to remember with Necropotence is that you don't discard to exile. Instead whenever you discard a card it creates a trigger to exile that card - a trigger of which you can respond to.

As somebody who plays Gitrog a lot - ad nauseam is stronger, despite the life loss as you can play it through Angel of Jubilation effects, you can cast it before your turn, it beats Spirit of the Labyrinth effects... but Necrologia a neat budget option!

triproberts12 on Either I'm a bad player ...

1 week ago

Oh, also, if your brews aren't doing it, it's nothing to be ashamed of. Take it from me, personally. I made some tweaks to my druid tribal Tatyova deck that I love and have had success with at my LGS and got it selected for viewer-submitted decks week for Commander Clash at MTGGoldfish. One Spirit of the Labyrinth later, it did absolutely nothing in front of 35,000 viewers, and I seriously had to question my deckbuilding skills over neglecting to include creature removal. So, yep. Just remember that next time you feel embarrassed :D

xeratheenigma on Need help combatting Flash-Hulk and ...

1 week ago

I’d rather play more versatile removal such as Go for the Throat instead of Dark Betrayal . You should definitely play Leyline of the Void as it doesn’t affect your yard and cancels draw triggers for gitrog. You could also play Spirit of the Labyrinth to slow gitrog down but note that they can win through this effect if they haven’t drawn a card for the turn they intend to go off on. The problem with hate creatures that affect gitrog is that they typically have 1 toughness which if they run Darkblast can be pretty lights out.

For hulk you have access to Barbarian Ring , Cabal Pit , Scavenger Grounds , and Faerie Macabre which can all be used even if Grand Abolisher is on the field.

xaarvaxus: while cursed totem doesn’t touch any of gitrogs inherent abilities it does shut off Putrid Imp , Oblivion Crown , and all of its discard outlets besides Chains of Mephistopheles and the handsize outlet

Winterblast on Power cmdrs like TLG

3 weeks ago

you should be looking at effects that shut down his key mechanics. Stax pieces are often pretty cheap and they come in various colours. You could for example ruin Locust God with Notion Thief , Spirit of the Labyrinth , Alms Collector or even a Rampaging Ferocidon . Purphoros is easily turned off by Torpor Orb or Hushwing Gryff . Nekusar, the Mindrazer might be a good commander to oppose Locust God because he punishes the player for the same action that Locust God gives you a bonus for. Uba Mask turns off the draw trigger of Locust God because the cards are exiled INSTEAD of drawing. There's so many angles from which you can attack and the hate pieces are also useful against other decks.

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

3 weeks ago

DrkNinja: Honestly, I'm running Samurai of the Pale Curtain because I already had a foil, and it has some of my favorite typing in the game... Lol. Honestly I should probably be running both? At least she can carry a sword if I need to deal damage.

With regards to your other suggestions, Ethersworn Canonist DEFINITELY should be on my maybeboard. I feel like Loxodon Gatekeeper is kinda too much mana for his effect, have you found it to be very strong? Tithe Taker is a less-good Grand Abolisher (who honestly should be in here, but cuts are hard...).

Darkshadow327: I've never run Bygone Bishop before, but I feel like he'd be rather good at dodging effects like Spirit of the Labyrinth , and the VAST majority of my creature spells are CMC 3 or less. I'm curious about testing him at least!

hkhssweiss: Gift of Immortality was the MVP of my older Avacyn version, because it let me repeatedly sacrifice cards like Benevolent Bodyguard . However, I have less of those cards in this version, so it doubles as protection for my hatebears... I'm not sure if it's as good here.

Thanks everyone! If you like my Avacyn list, I'd ask that you upvote the "original" (Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*) rather than this temporary version ;)

TheRedGoat on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

3 weeks ago

I assume you mean Alms Collector and not Tithe Taker when synergizing with your wheel effects correct? Additionally, how would you feel about Spirit of the Labyrinth being used with those wheel effects when you have a stranglehold on the board state? I feel like I'm asking "how far will you go" with your hatebear and control effects, because that is a different monster than hatebear with a side voltron strategy.

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [REDUX]

3 weeks ago

Darkshadow327: My meta is one where spot removal is more helpful than full wraths, honestly? Not to mention that Ghostly Prison is often better than a wrath against token decks (in terms of combat), and Avacyn, the Purifier 's damage can often do the trick against mana dorks and smaller creatures. But in this deck I mostly want to prevent my opponents' silliness from happening at all (say, with Spirit of the Labyrinth or Containment Priest ) rather than focusing on answering it after-the-fact (which Boros is very bad at generally).

hkhssweiss: Thanks for the comment. I'd like to avoid ETB-hate (because several things in my deck only work with ETBs, and Containment Priest tends to deal with dedicated ETB spam well enough). However, Devoted Caretaker is very interesting (sorta like a second, less-good Mother of Runes ), and Grand Abolisher is something I really should be playing :/ I'm not a fan of Spelltithe Enforcer or Leonin Arbiter (I don't like giving my opponents choices when using hatebears), and while Gorilla Shaman is really good in Vintage I'm not much of a fan in EDH (he's only good dealing with 0-cost artifacts, and there's rarely more than 5 of those in any deck save Jhoira). Harsh Mentor was something I considered here, but I have found it's very meta-dependent and doesn't do enough work for me. And while I like Sunforger packages, I think that I have enough in those slots (and most of those options are pretty bad outside of their synergy with Sunforger itself). Thanks for your thoughts!

Any of you have any ideas on what you would cut?

hkhssweiss on Zur's Glimpse of Abyss | Primer

1 month ago

Yo DrkNinja!

I will eventually make this into a primer once I play this deck more and more as I understand it and tune it towards my meta. So far this deck and my Kess deck is based upon other peoples deck. Once I feel it's complete, I'll then start to make it into a guide. I'm pretty much a perfectionist when I build deck build and refine, and when I feel it's worthy enough to write up a primer that means I truly know my deck inside and out.

The reason why I chose Zur in this particular matter is the access to black and white as well as the direct access to Necropotence and Ad Nauseam + Angel's Grace combo. Jhoira to me in particular is a bit too linear and easy to stop, we have three Jhoira players in our meta at the cEDH level and they are quite easy to read and stop. Cards like Spirit of the Labyrinth , Arcane Laboratory , Notion Thief , Alms Collector stop Jhoira fairly well. In addition Null Rod also stops her quite terribly and runs rampart in my meta.

Yeah for sure, I'll take a look!

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Spirit of the Labyrinth occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.02%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

White: 0.34%

GW (Selesnya): 0.07%