Teferi's Puzzle Box


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Visions (VIS) Rare

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Teferi's Puzzle Box


Hooded Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it.

When Hooded Hydra dies, put a 1/1 green Snake creature token onto the battlefield for each +1/+1 counter on it.

Morph {3}{G}{G}

As Hooded Hydra is turned face up, put five +1/+1 counters on it.

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Teferi's Puzzle Box Discussion

DangoDaikazoku on Aminatou Staxshifter (Esper Stax Primer)

5 days ago

Enral The thing about Trinket Mage is that we also run Humility, and my personal list currently runs Hushwing Gryff as well. The creature count is so low as of right now too, so finding slots for others is conflicting especially when our Stax pieces and hate kill other cards that feel like they get the would get the wheels turning otherwise. Cards like Academy Ruins and Buried Ruin are only really hit by Rest in Peace which doesn't feel bad considering that's one of three of our graveyard hate cards, so it's definitely worth thinking about. I can see problems with running too many colorless producing mana lands though, since we want to get Aminatou out sooner than later. A problem with draw cards like Timetwister is problematic since we also use Ensnaring Bridge as means to defend our walkers, which makes card advantage less than ideal if we don't have means to immediately dump our hand afterwards. Teferi's Puzzle Box could be manageable, however. I'm not sure yet if it can find a slot in here, but we greatly appreciate the suggestions!

Enral on Aminatou Staxshifter (Esper Stax Primer)

5 days ago

There's a lot of good target for Trinket Mage...I don't think the single inclusion of Torpor Orb should prevent you from including him in. Muddle the Mixture is another great permission that doubles up as a tutor. Academy Ruins can return important artifacts and can be put immediately back to hand with Aminatou. Notion Thief/Timetwister/Teferi's Puzzle Box seems like they might fit in. That's all I can think of off my head for now!

hobojo on Glint Eye Choices Tribal

3 weeks ago

How would you feel about Mindmoil or Teferi's Puzzle Box from a decision making standpoint?

goblinguiderevealpls on Razin' minds, takin' names (competitive primer)

1 month ago


if you play cedh you know that nekusar is far from tier 1.

rather, this is my attempt at making my pet deck as competitive as possible. in my description i mention that he is strictly inferior to Kess, Dissident Mage or Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge.

i have won on turn 1 many times and turns 2-4 otherwise. it depends on rng and lock. i have won turn 1 with rng with a Winds of Change causing my opponents to start the game with no lands in hand and scoop

i have won turn 2 many times starting with various ramp spells and creating a game lock with Teferi's Puzzle Box + Chains of Mephistopheles and/or Notion Thief to nuke your hand and prevent anyone from drawing anything

also works with Necropotence + Anvil of Bogardan + Chains of Mephistopheles and/or nekusar to make draws impossible while using necropotence to get around the draw lock and win

nekusar isnt a cedh commander. this deck is a "competitive nekusar" deck but that doesnt quite make it a top tier deck. i simply love nekusar and wheels so i used money, research and play experience to make him as consistent and competitive as possible.

that being said i do run a lot of the same cards as tier 1 grixis storm cedh so i dont know where your claim comes from if you havent played the deck. but yes it will never be tier 1 cedh.

its worth noting that ive had the deck since 2013 and it was better back then, and also worth noting my entire LGS wont play against this deck since its too strong or unfun.. but it can win on turns 1-3 fairly consistently.

the__odysseus on Niv-Pinging-Mizzet

1 month ago

Usually, whenever Niv-Mizzet hits the board, everyone tries to kill him. Run some more protection, maybe, such as Swiftfoot Boots. Curiosity and Ophidian Eye Tandem Lookout also combos with your Favorite Dragon. If you don't want to go with the combo route, Laboratory Maniac? Also, Psychosis Crawler gets the job done faster. Arjun, the Shifting Flame efficiently draws you a crazy amount of cards. Finally, Mindmoil and Teferi's Puzzle Box

Neotrup on Nekusar, Puzzle Box, and Elder ...

2 months ago

Okay, so the draw step will start, causing Teferi's Puzzle Box and Nekusar, the Mindrazer's extra draw ability to trigger (but not yet be put on the stack. Then, the active player will draw a card as a turn based action, causing Nekusar's damage dealing ability to trigger. Then, state based actions will be checked, likely this means nothing, but a Dread Slag could be dying here. Then each player in APNAP order will put onto the stack any triggered abilities that have triggered since the last time a player received priority. Notably, you have 3 abilities waiting to be put on the stack, so you can arrange them however you like. You're opponent can respond right now if they drew an instant, and after each of the draw abilities resolve they may have new instants to try and stop your lock, but most likely they will find themselves empty handed very fast, and will not be able to play anything other than a sorcery until they find a way to deal with one of your pieces.

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