Unbender Tine

Unbender Tine

Artifact

Tap: Untap another target permanent.

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Set Rarity
Archenemy (ARC) None
Alara Reborn (ARB) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Unbender Tine Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

5 days ago

ZendikariWol I'm not sure you're reading all of the text involved in Fragile. Mox Iridium also triggers when targeted by creatures, planeswalkers, etc. Not just spells. i.e., you want to trigger it by making something more useful out of it--playing Animating Faerie, Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, or Skilled Animator, or something cheaper so that you break even or actually gain mana out of the transaction. Use an Icy Manipulator or Unbender Tine to give yourself free mana, once per round (because if you do it more than once, you break it), on your opponents' turns or on your own turn.

Fragile also triggers this way. An opponent can kill it even without something that specifically targets artifacts--you're looking too specifically at cards that target only artifacts. A Brazen Borrower can kill it if it's played in response to you targeting it with a spell or creature. Or for that matter, a Pestermite can tap it, in response to its owner targeting it to try to get its use out of it, and before even that tapping resolves, it dies. Really, anything can kill it--even an opponent's Icy Manipulator, in response to whatever the first spell/ability that targeted it was. Your opponent doesn't need to cast two spells to kill it. They only need to target it with anything in response to you targeting it. BUT you want to target it in order to make use of its ability. Therein lies the risk/reward. Flickering it, as you pointed out, might be the best way to go infinite with it; you spend two mana, flicker it, generate two mana, and when it re-enters the battlefield, it forgets that it had been targeted before. You can use Venser, the Sojourner, Aminatou, the Fateshifter, Skybind, and Brago, King Eternal to cheat mana out of it this way, perhaps more cards than just that. Like I said, I'm sure one can find a way to go infinite off of it, which is why it's important that it's fragile.

Although, like I said, since it's a zero-mana artifact, it probably won't be used for what it's designed for--it'll probably just be one of the 99 in a storm deck or a cheerios deck, simply by virtue of being a zero-mana artifact spell.

rshistorysmuf on Ramos, Tribal Legend

11 months ago

Dragon Arch may help you cast stuff cheaply.

Mana abilities: Cascading Cataracts and Joiner Adept

Unbender Tine can combo well and also Power Armor may help too if you are using basic lands.

rshistorysmuf on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

11 months ago

Dragon Arch may help you cast stuff cheaply.

Mana abilities: Cascading Cataracts and Joiner Adept

Unbender Tine can combo well and also Power Armor may help too.

Hamroids on Hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand

1 year ago

This looks like such a fun deck to play! I definitely recommend running that Unbender Tine in your Maybeboard. One of my absolute favorite cards. And not only is it perfectly on-theme here, it ends up super useful every game I draw it in. And absolute worst-case scenario, it's another mana rock. But it can untap Ancient Tomb for 4 colorless mana per turn, Rogue's Passage for two unblockable creatures each turn, or a whole host of other fun little uses that I discover every time I play it.

JuQ on Brago Flicker

2 years ago

Unquestioned Authority instead of Holy Mantle (when brago flickers it, you draw a card)
Stonecloaker or Angel of Finality instead of Disposal Mummy
Chart a Course instead of Vision Skeins or basically any other decent draw spell.
Counterspell instead of Dream Fracture
Return to Dust instead of Disenchant
Pull from Tomorrow instead of Inspiration
Concentrate instead of Weave Fate
Scrivener instead of Call to Mind (you have few sorceries anyway)
Ghostway and Eerie Interlude instead of Acrobatic Maneuver and Cloudshift flickering until end of turn will make you avoid board wipes without having to counter it.
Whispersilk Cloak instead of Unbender Tine what's so important to untap anyway?
Cathars' Crusade and/or Call for Unity as finishers.
Duplicant, Deadeye Harpooner, Fiend Hunter (if this one leaves the battlefield when his first ability is still on the stack, he won't give anything back) and /or Phyrexian Ingester as removal.
Venser, the Sojourner because it's just awesome with Brago: You -1 to make all your stuff inblockable, then Brago flickers it and you +2 to flicker something. Rinse and repeat.

Suns_Champion on Gwafa, You're such a D!CK!!!!! (HELP)

2 years ago

Hello!

I'd say try to capitalize on Gwafa's ability.

Illusionist's Bracers

Rings of Brighthearth

Unbender Tine

Briber's Purse - just flavor card haha

Thousand-Year Elixir

Magewright's Stone

Hope these help!

Matrixxx999 on Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer (The Politics Master)

2 years ago

I would cut:

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