Strategic Planning


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common
Commander 2013 (C13) Uncommon
Masters Edition III (ME3) Common
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Uncommon

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Related Questions

Strategic Planning


Look at the top three cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

Strategic Planning Discussion

StopShot on Replacing Looting in Mardu Pyro

1 month ago

Ransack the Lab / Strategic Planning is probably the closest Looting effect we're probably ever going to see. I think Rix Maadi Reveler and Smuggler's Copter are also somewhat acceptable replacements as well. Lastly while Painful Truths doesn't fuel the graveyard it is an exceptional source of card draw in three color decks.

Daveslab2022 on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

I’ll combine the challenges! A bulk mythic from Portal: Three Kingdoms

Strategic Withdrawal


Return any number of target attacking creatures you control to their owners hand. If those creature had any +1/+1 counter on it, you may move those to another target creature.

Based on Strategic Planning , and I feel like this is a pretty meh card. Definitely not worthy of mythic status so I apologize for failing the challenge haha.

An actual bulk mythic now.

lonesentinel on PDH-Are my creatures vanishing or is it your deck?

7 months ago

@ Cloudius

1) Not a fan of infinite combos!

1a and 3) I originally put in Mnemonic wall/ Dream stalker but because they arent Wizard or Human, I took them out. This is because I put in Path of Ancestry for scrying.

2) Yup, originally had it in and I took it out because I'd thought 1 was enough. On this idea, should I be going for the Wincon 1 combo all the time?

3)Darting merfolk only bounces herself so she has less versatility than the Shrieking Drake or Dream Stalker. The idea I had originally was for my commander to be the main target of bounce/flicker effects.

4)Although bouncing is good, I suppose you mean this combo must be paired with the Peregrine Drake? I guess I could see it as a way to stall the game. At the end of the day, my main wincon is to mill the opponents out.

5)I thought it would be interesting to put in a cantrip that is mill-themed haha. I'd opt for Opt instead because its instant speed and I dont have copies of serum visions/preordain.

I have Secrets of the Golden City already inside. However, instead of the traditional Counsel of the Soratami/ Divination, I used Vision Skeins , Words of Wisdom because they are at instant speed, and helps in the game plan a little. I also used Taigam's Scheming , Contingency Plan , Sift , Strategic Planning , Compulsive Research because they help to run through my deck faster, and also has a discard clause for Delirium trigger.

lagotripha on 5C Zubera Tribal

1 year ago

I feel like Grisly Salvage should outperform Strategic Planning most of the time.

Alternative sac outlet would be nice too- Spawning Pit and Jinxed Idol are cheap iirc.

Squiggy686the2nd on Six Gifts Storm

1 year ago

I think Pieces of the Puzzle is better than Strategic Planning (You are not going to be playing planning on turn two anyway, so you may as well get a second spell out of it.) Also I think Empty the Warrens should be in the sideboard, with 4 Gifts Ungiven and a Merchant Scroll, you can reliably find Grapeshot, which is a far more reliable winton pre sideboard hate.

SeekerofSecrets on Through the Water and Flames

1 year ago

I think Rift Bolt is better than Shock, it's exiled so it will still count towards crackling drake. also I'm iffy on Anticipate I would play Chart a Course or Strategic Planning

Daarkest on The Proper Way to Exhume

1 year ago

Haste is nice. Can you help me? Is want to add a picture of Strategic Planning in the description. How can I do that?

punkrawkmonkey on

1 year ago

Hey jdmcdowell93! I am working on a very similar deck idea. Maybe we can help each other out. Mine is a bit different as I am running an energy package with Glint-Sleeve Siphoner and Servant of the Conduit to help smooth out my draws and fix mana when I need to.

I would highly suggest Thrashing Brontodon as a sideboard inclusion, and possibly even a mainboard inclusion as it is reusable with Muldrotha. In my deck, I also really like Strategic Planning as it digs really well and also fills your graveyard with stuff to reanimate later.

If you want to take a look at my deck you can find it here:

Props to building around this awesome creature. She is, in my opinion, one of the coolest in standard right now! Thanks and good luck with your games! :)

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