Teferi's Puzzle Box

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ninth Edition (9ED) 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

Artifact

At the beginning of each player's draw step, that player puts the cards in his or her hand on the bottom of his or her library in any order, then draws that many cards.

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Teferi's Puzzle Box Discussion

SaifurCommander on cEDH Blue Chains

1 week ago

If you really want to play with your opponents, and do some general hand sculpting, you can look into Teferi's Puzzle Box. It could work to negate many options for your opponents, and I've seen it wreck many answers opponent's have had for a former deck of mine.

Suns_Champion on Ob & Mornsong

1 week ago

Wow! Fascinating idea for a deck! Don't know your budget at all but here we go!

My suggestions: Neverending Torment is not a good win condition. I prevents only you from casting spells, meaning the other players will tutor up cards and beat you. I personally don't think you'll ever win a game this way.

Here's what I think you should do. Take it how you will.

Cut Neverending Torment, Kiku, Night's Flower, and a bunch of swamps.

Add: indicates commander staple, because I know you're new :)

Add a ton of protection for Maralen. Swiftfoot Boots, Mask of Avacyn, Lightning Greaves, Whispersilk Cloak

This will protect the most important part of the deck, and the linchpin of your strategy.

Then, the #1 suggestion I have for you and the one I want to to try even if you ignore everything else: Ob Nixilis, Unshackled.

Do you see it?? That's 13 life each turn. That's a four turn clock. With enough protection no one will be able to stop you.

Want to double down? Add Strionic Resonator*. That copies Ob's ability, now you're hitting them for 23.

Triple down? Wound Reflection. Kill someone, and watch everyone else tremble in fear.

How do I get these combo pieces, you ask? Easy.

Necropotence

BOOOOOOOOOOM. Necropotence has a huge down side that's MITIGATED BY YOUR COMMANDER. Think about it. Draw all your cards at the cost of you're life, your opponents are stuck with 3-4 and you have 20. You win by sheer card advantage.

Ad Nauseam is another way to get around the inability to draw. Very very strong.

How else do we get stuff we need? Tutors.

Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Revelation, Beseech the Queen, Increasing Ambition, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Collusion, all of this is on top of tutoring with our commander.

Now what about all the cards in their hands and their tutors? Discard.

Teferi's Puzzle Box or Bottomless Pit may be your best options. Or mass discard/wheel cards like Dark Deal with a flash enabler; Vedalken Orrery.

After that, we punish them further for having so few cards.

Shrieking Affliction this with ob is 16 damage per turn, that's a three turn clock!

Tree of Perdition will out right kill someone with Ob and Maralen out. Take out the strongest player and pick off the rest!

The Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond could also work here. Since you don't have any lifegain, Exquisite Blood would be the one to pick up if you don't like the combo.

I know this is a lot to take in... honestly I hope you don't use it all because now I'm gonna make a deck with her...

Dwest_4 on Nekusar EDH

1 week ago

Teferi's Puzzle Box has replaced Swiftfoot Boots any other suggestions to be replaced?

txorimalotripodea on Nekusar, when there's a wheel there's a way

2 weeks ago

@cdkime: I see your logic, in fact, I had Sigil of Sleep but in such a creature hating meta, auras are usually not worth. Yes, I've been able to make good board sweeps from time to time but usually I it was a dead card on my hand, witch takes me to the second point. I try not to put in cards that have no impact from it's own. I broke my own rule for Bloodchief Ascension but I think Mindcrank does nothing on it's own and also, if not paired with Bloodchief Ascension, milling do not help my cause.

I'll give a try to Teferi's Puzzle Box. It was on my deck on the first stages and didn't like it, but the deck has evolved since then and now I think I can manage it better and use it to finish game fast.

RedMulligan on Starting in Commander?

2 weeks ago

So here's a list of the cards that I got for the deck:

However, there's plenty of things I know I need, and some things I might consider (thanks to edhrec.com).Holy crap, that's a lot of cards. What I want to do right now is have Kess play the support role while I tutor up Nekusar to play. As soon as I can start nabbing the wheels for Nekusar's pain, Kess's ability will allow me to cast them back for more wheel-y fun times (for me, at least). That way, people won't realize that this is actually a Nekusar deck: he's hiding, ready to strike! But my biggest problem is discerning which of these 150+ cards I need to whittle down to about 65, and also figure out how many lands I need to play. I've got a little money to spend, and this list is about as far as I'll go cost-wise.

Romer on One with Nothing

2 weeks ago

Holy smokes, I love the discussion this is generating! Thank you all for your comments!

geekmp3: I like the cheap CMC of Planar Void but I worry about exiling some of my key enchantments or artifacts. Turns out, people really don't like discarding their whole hand and a lot of my permanents become quick targets. I've won a couple games by pulling my stuff back from the graveyard and recasting it.

Phenix: I considered Nirkana Revenant for ramp but she's so expensive to cast that I decided not to. I generally prefer to keep my ramp spells cheaper so I can cast them early game, or later game I can cast them and other things. I'm currently a little on the fence about keeping Caged Sun.

majorappliance: Hehe, no I didn't want to do the Bloodchief Ascension + Mindcrank combo here. I have a whole other deck focused on milling combos (Phenax's Milling Machine) ;)

Thanks Kaleo42, I thought it was an amusing concept, too. Turned out to be just as fun to play. The decks I play against are a bit of a mixed bag. It's mostly kitchen table EDH, though my playgroup's experienced a bit of power creep as we strive to outdo one another. Some strong Jhoira suspending, tokens, combos, a number of quality voltron commanders but generally not much cruel control.

NoSoyYucateco, you're giving me good food for thought here:

Yeah, Scythe Specter's discard is conditional, relying on it dealing combat damage but I really like that makes all opponents discard. Its 6 CMC is pretty tough to swallow though - especially if it's killed before it even attacks. I did consider Bloodhusk Ritualist early on when building this deck but cut it, thinking that to make one person discard one card wasn't a great investment. But if I spent the same as Scythe Specter cost, I'd get that person to discard 3 immediately. Hmmm. I do like that the discard happens immediately, and I can scale my mana investment to "right-size" how many cards I want someone to discard. I might switch these two up.

Your Maralen of the Mornsong and Teferi's Puzzle Box combo is pretty cool and would definitely lock down the whole table. I like that Maralen can help me tutor up the puzzle box to complete the combo. But sometimes I want my opponents to draw cards, just so I can make them discard them and take damage with Liliana's Caress, Megrim and Raiders' Wake. Also, the puzzle box is a bit of a dead card to me without Maralen in play. I'll think on it.

I had Innocent Blood in my list for a while but with so few creatures, I was hesitant to run it for fear of having to sacrifice something really good. I figured Chainer's Edict was safer and pretty cheap for .

nero92: Skullcage is definitely interesting. The CMC makes me hesitant but it would probably give better results than Shrieking Affliction. Hmm. Might be a nice upgrade.

cdkime on Nekusar, when there's a wheel there's a way

3 weeks ago

I am not sure about your meta, but I have had considerable luck with Sigil of Sleep. While it does not directly contribute to the "win as fast as possible" plan you've laid forth, it is an easy-to-cast card, which is obscenely powerful alongside a wheel effect, turning Nekusar into a a multi-use, overloaded Cyclonic Rift.

Mindcrank goes infinite with a charged Bloodchief Ascension. In multiplayer, this is an easy enough combo to activate.

I also want to second Teferi's Puzzle Box. Yes, it interrupts your hand, but it is a powerful finisher alongside Phyresis and a single wheel.

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