Strionic Resonator

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Magic 2014 Rare

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Strionic Resonator

Artifact

2, T: Copy target triggered ability you control. You may choose new targets for the copy. (A triggered ability uses the words "when," "whenever," or "at.")

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Strionic Resonator Discussion

Eiti3 on Progressive Narset

1 day ago

Illusionist's Bracers doesn't double Narset's triggered ability ("at", "when", "whenever" instead of ":"). Instead, I recommend a Strionic Resonator which does double Narset's triggered ability.

PlutoniumWedding on Rosheens XXX

4 days ago

Illusionist's Bracers does literally nothing with Avenger of Zendikar, since both its abilities are triggered, not activated. Strionic Resonator can be used to double either, though.

griz024 on I'll steal your heart..and everything else!

4 days ago

Sorry for all the posts, but i noticed you have Illusionist's Bracers. Sadly, since yavosa's ability is a triggered ability the bracers dont work with it.

Time to switch to Strionic Resonator! But be aware that copying her ability means you have to pay the mana cost again since that cost is part of the trigger.

LiquidMagic on [Primer] Riku Pod

6 days ago

Cards I'm not playing

Cards I want but cost money

Good cards that I've cut for better ones

  • Progenitor Mimic has been in and out of the deck a lot. I've found that Duplicant is usually better, since it's actually removal as well as a clone, at the same cmc.
  • Mimic Vat is strong, but not really on theme with the deck and didn't really fit anywhere once I broke the deck down into categories
  • Hull Breach is good enough that I'll probably end up playing it at some later point in time. 4 kills for 4 mana with Riku out.
  • Terastodon got cut for a Natural Order package. Ironically, the two would go really well together, but I've found that Avenger of Zendikar is good enough off of Natural Order.
  • Body Double was nice, since it's a clone that even worked on an empty board, and could also be Podded into to create two four drops to pull off a Kiki-Conscripts combo the next turn. It's not in the deck anymore because I needed to cut something and I figured there was a reason why Rise From the Grave wasn't seeing play.
  • Archaeomancer was great as another way to pull off infinite turns, but it's enough worse than Eternal Witness that it got the ax in the process of streamlining the deck.
  • Tolaria West is out because it's a tapland and none of my other lands are good enough that they're worth paying 3 mana for.
  • Strionic Resonator I've found to be a bit win-more, but it's still better than Parallel Lives because it doesn't just work with Riku
  • Sphinx of Uthuun would be played if I could Natural Order into it, but feels a lot weaker than my other curve-toppers when I'm paying full price for it
  • Deceiver Exarch/Pestermite were cut because I found I could make infinite creatures with Kiki-Jiki often enough with just Conscripts in the deck, and they're a lot worse on their own.
  • Holistic Wisdom as with a number of these cards, I've found that with this many tutors, it's better to have a more streamlined deck with diversified answers than duplication of effects. I can tutor for Eternal Witness, but not for this.
  • Palinchron was given up in a trade for a Snapcaster Mage, and, honestly, I don't miss it. It does make infinite mana and infinite Palinchrons with Riku and 9 starting mana, but with the deck in its current configuration, I can combo off earlier and equally consistently anyway.
  • Comet Storm was there just in case I wanted to kill in one turn with infinite mana, but I've found that's not worth a card slot once the deck as a whole got better.
  • Strip Mine is of better use in my Xenagos land destruction deck. Also, this deck is better off laying down threats than answering them, and would rather have a mana base that just lets us cast all of our spells when we want to.
  • Brainstorm was in when I had more fetches, but it's not as good now that the fetches are in Modern decks.*Recurring Insight draws a hell of a lot of cards, but also makes you tap a lot of mana without putting something on board. Card draw is good when you're behind because it lets you find something to bring the game back, but when you're behind and tap out to draw cards, your opponents kill you before you get to cast them.

Bad cards that I'm not playing

  • Doubling Season, Parallel Lives, and Second Harvest are win-more. That is, they're do-nothing cards unless you're already winning, and thus end up losing you games when they just sit in your hand. Maybe they don't actually do nothing, but in the majority of games, you'd have been better off playing a creature of the same converted mana cost.
  • Time Stretch, Blatant Thievery, Clone Legion, Genesis Wave and the like are generally not what we're trying to do here. Sure, it's sweet if you pull off copying it, but you win if you copy enough cheaper spells anyway (as I've said, we're usually not losing after a copied Time Warp. We don't need Time Stretch). These are good control finishers, but Riku is a midrange/combo general.
  • Signets are worse than Farseek and friends because they're easier to remove. Green doesn't need signets.
  • Reiterate and the like: Riku already does this. They're not needed. Also, since they're so mana intensive, you tend to have hands with all Forks and no real spells to copy, since you cast all your other spells before you had mana available to Reverberate a spell.

Pour one out

Jwillette72 on Can you copy Ob Nixilis, ...

6 days ago
  1. Handling Triggered Abilities

    603.1. Triggered abilities have a trigger condition and an effect. They are written as [When/Whenever/At] [trigger condition or event], [effect].

I don't see why it wouldn't work. Let me try at this. So you have Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Strionic Resonator down on the field. You use Strionic Resonator to copy the "Whenever an opponent searches his or her library, that player sacrifices a creature and loses 10 life", You could change the target of the triggered ability, but the only other target would be you. So now if an opponent searches his or her library they'd have to sacrifice 2 creature cards and lose 20 life. As long as both triggered abilities resolve.

I'm new to this, so that logic could be wrong, but I don't see why it doesn't work. Hope this helps and if someones proves me wrong I'm sorry in advanced!!

Lord.of.Innistrad on Can you copy Ob Nixilis, ...

6 days ago

Hey all, I'm thinking about making a deck with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled and making the opponents search their libraries. I'm wondering if you can copy Ob Nixilis, Unshackled 's "Whenever an opponent..." ability with Strionic Resonator ? Doesn't really look like you can but I am not sure. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Lord.of.Innistrad on Can you copy Ob Nixilis, ...

6 days ago

Hey all, I'm thinking about making a deck with Ob Nixilis, Unshackled and making the opponents search their libraries. I'm wondering if you can copy Ob Nixilis, Unshackled 's "Whenever an opponent..." ability with Strionic Resonator ? Doesn't really look like you can but I am not sure. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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