Strionic Resonator


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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare

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Strionic Resonator


{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.")

Strionic Resonator Discussion

multimedia on Mono-Black Discard

4 hours ago

Hey, Gonti, Lord of Luxury is a good mono black Commander.

He doesn't have an ability that makes opponent discard, but instead you can steal a card from an opponents library and cast it. This effect can compliment a discard theme. Gonti is good with Strionic Resonator which can also copy a triggered discard ability and there's many discard effects that are triggers.

Gonti is good with reanimation and/or recursion to take advantage of his ETB ability and deathtouch. Black has lots of reanimation or recursion options and these effects are helpful to be able to play cards that make all players discard such as Mindslicer and Oppression .

bushido_man96 on Shalai, Voice of the Mana Dorks

2 days ago

lifemtg, I don't think Strionic Resonator will work; Shalai's ability is an activated ability, not a triggered ability. Illusionist's Bracers , on the other hand, would do the trick.

I'm leery about trying to cram too many Planeswalkers into the deck. I think the green ones mentioned earlier would be better fits, too. The Ajanis here seem ok, but for the casting cost they require, and the amount of hate Planeswalkers tend to draw, I'm not sure they would be worth running.

When I look at running a PW, I usually look at the + effect and the - effect, and rarely consider the ultimate. Most tables are going to make sure an ultimate doesn't happen. When the PW hits the board, I want to get some value out of the first activation. Freyalise, for instance, can drop a mana dork; this is great, because the deck runs on mana dorks; the minus is a removal spell essentially, so good bonus on both sides; and the ultimate isn't really a game winner; I can live with running that one, as I think I'll probably get good value out of her. But when I look at the turn I cast her, I'm looking at essentially a 5 CMC Llanowar Elves , or a 5 CMC Naturalize on that turn. Neither of those is good value on it's own, so I really am not getting any real value until the next turn it's on the table.

Now, take Nissa, Voice of Zendikar . Three to cast, and the turn she comes down, I can - her, and get + counters on all my creatures; that's Shalai's ability for less, which is good. Or I can + her for a plant token; these tokens don't really fit the theme, but at least they don't have defender, so I can buff them and they can attack. And her ult is just card draw again, so maybe not so threatening that the table looks to annihilate her.

Now examine the Ajanis. Their + ability is pretty similar; limited counters on a limited number of creatures, and one is a 4 CMC while one is 6 CMC. For 6 CMC, I activate Shalai once, and get counters on all my creatures, and they have hexproof. Their - abilities are ok, but not great (getting some dorks out of the graveyard would be ok), and the ults I'm not really considering, as stated above.

Anyways, that was a bit of a windy reply. Hopefully that all makes sense. I do appreciate all your suggestions, though, and do hope you keep them coming! I love bouncing ideas back and forth and sorting things out.

Jsc149 on To Infinity & Beyond! - Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion

2 days ago

I started running Strionic Resonator for neheb triggers. Will let you know how that goes.

lifemtg on Shalai, Voice of the Mana Dorks

2 days ago

Hey for your +1/+1 theme, Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants is pretty nice and so is Ajani, Inspiring Leader which has pretty good removal. Sylvan Awakening is a cool trick win con. Strionic Resonator can trigger Shalai’s ability twice and it speeds up the game

Patdypat on Best Gruul Creatures to trigger ...

2 weeks ago

I mean if you want a board wipe on a stick Balefire Dragon is something to consider. Hellkite Tyrant is also pretty good and gives you a win condition too. If you are interested to double the trigger of Ilharg Strionic Resonator is something to consider.

FenrisBurgess on Nicol Bolas, the Ravager - Discard

2 weeks ago
  • Playing a deck like this will inevitably lead to your opponent without much of a hand.
  • This will leave the spells that damage your opponent for discarding mostly useless.
  • At the same time, this means anything they happen to come across, they will play almost immediately, meaning your discard strategy won't be nearly as effective.
  • The Rack type effects are best for this kind of deck.
  • Examples of viable rack type cards are Paupers' Cage , Skullcage , and Bulwark .
  • You are already using these in the forms of Lavaborn Muse and Hellfire Mongrel
  • Black Vise type effects could be useful if you plan to force feed your opponent, but since you're making them discard, I don't see much point in that.
  • If your goal is to discard, running mill cards isn't going to help your strategy. You're reducing the deck's consistency by including them.
  • You're going to want to run Painful Quandary simply due to its taxing nature.
  • Lastly, you have a lot of mana rocks, but no artifacts that serve any utility, and more questionably, no Chromatic Lantern . While you have some X and higher cost spells, all that mana could be a dead draw, especially considering you're running 37 lands already.
  • Add in something like Strionic Resonator , or anything else that can make use of your permanent's abilities.

  • Keep in mind you're using a strategy that is considered low-power unless it is executed in a specific way. I don't see you having very much fun with this deck as it currently is, but who knows, maybe you are.

Mortarpod on Maze's End **Golos, Tireless Pilgrim Primer**

3 weeks ago

I love the concept! I hadn't even realized his ETB trigger was ANY land, and not just basics.

That being the case, have you thought about adding Panharmonicon , Conjurer's Closet , and Strionic Resonator to speed things along?

multimedia on Brago - Where did my cards go?

3 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Consider expanding on your win conditions with Brago?

Strionic Resonator is a combo with Brago; targeting Brago's blink trigger on the stack and copying it gives you unlimited blink. You can blink Resonator with Brago which untaps it. You also need a combination of mana rocks ( Sol Ring , Monolith, etc.) or ways to untap lands ( Cloud of Faeries or Drake). These need to be blinked to untap mana rocks or lands to make at least to continually copy Brago's blink trigger with Resonator. Add Reality Acid or Spine of Ish Sah to this combo to destroy all your opponents permanents. Add Whirler Rogue to make unlimited Thopter tokens on your turn. Add Hierophant's Chalice as an real win condition to make each opponent, one at a time, lose all life and you gain as much life.

You don't have to use the Resonator and Brago combo as a win condition it can just be used to generate a ton of value on your turn since you can blink so many different nonland permanents. You break the combo by not copying Brago's blink trigger with Resonator. Tribute Mage has many artifacts to tutor for which is helpful with blink. Best of all it can get Strionic Resonator , but also Swiftfoot Boots , Prism, a Wellspring, etc.

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Strionic Resonator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.12%

Red: 0.22%