Unexpected Results


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Unexpected Results


Shuffle your library, then reveal the top card. If it's a nonland card, you may cast it without paying its mana cost. If it's a land card, you may put it onto the battlefield and return Unexpected Results to its owner's hand.

Unexpected Results Discussion

limitsoflogic on Tireless pilgrimage

1 month ago

Very nice deck!

I'm especially impressed that you built a Golos without a bunch of timmy moves to exploit his free cast ability. Most Golos decks are just sucker-punch strategies that punish you for being too dumb to take out Golos. But this one actually works with or without him!

(Also Unexpected Results , yaay!)

lagotripha on Bringer of Victory

1 month ago

This looks pretty interesting. I'd consider leaning into an entirely colourless package with tron lands, and use Fist of Suns , but the bringers deserve to see the light. There are a lot of 'cheat big stuff' shells out there. Being reanimator is likely the strongest option, and I might try the dice archetype's mana package, to just make a ton of mana. Far from the most fun.

Pentad Prism is used to power out ad-nausiem, and artifact ramp cards offer options.

The unique thing about the big changeling is that he can abuse tribal cards. So go tinker with that.

Call to the Kindred , Preeminent Captain , Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord , Incandescent Soulstoke , Summoner's Egg , Quest for Ula's Temple , Descendants' Path / Leaf-Crowned Elder , AEthermage's Touch , Fold into AEther , Braids, Conjurer Adept , Reason / Believe also works as topdeck control, Call of the Wild / Impromptu Raid , Thran Temporal Gateway Champion of Rhonas , Dubious Challenge , Neoform / Allosaurus Rider , Deathrender , Unexpected Results

xtechnetia on Unexpected results and Awaken?

3 months ago

Awaken represents an alternative casting cost (Comprehensive Rules, 702.112a), and is thus subject to the rules of alternative casting costs. This means that any effect that lets you cast a spell "without paying its mana cost", like Unexpected Results , will only replace the normal casting cost with . Alternative casting costs are still what they usually are.

Note that Unexpected Results won't even let you pay alternative costs when you cast the spell you reveal. (You've already mentioned this yourself referencing the Gatherer rulings.)

toebby1 on Unexpected results and Awaken?

3 months ago

Can you pay the awaken cost of Clutch of Currents for free if you flip it with Unexpected Results ? I see the rulings for Unexpected states "If you cast a spell “without paying its mana cost,” you can’t pay alternative costs such as overload costs. You can pay additional costs such as kicker costs. If the card has mandatory additional costs, you must pay those." but there are two questions on tappedout, one saying you can't pay overload cost ( Cyclonic Rift ) for free and the other saying you can pay for awaken. I just want to clear this up.

bushido_man96 on Tuvasa's Codex of The Enticing of Endless Murder

4 months ago

I suggested two cuts already. Cut them. And cut your tutors. You should have enough redundancy in the deck that the tutors shouldn't be that necessary. And I don't see any one piece in the deck that is an "absolutely must have to go to tutor after." So, my suggested cuts:

Idyllic Tutor , Enlightened Tutor , Three Dreams , Unexpected Results , Greater Auramancy , Spectra Ward . I'd cut the Signets and keep the Talismans; I think they're better, and you've got plenty of ramp in your land enchantments.

That's 9 cuts right there. I'd probably switch a few of your counterspells with some removal, like Generous Gift and Beast Within . Fertile Ground , Wild Growth , and Overgrowth are other solid ramp enchantments, and might be better than some of your other land enchantments.

Joe_Ken_ on Modern Horizons Card Review (SPOILERS)

6 months ago

Urza looks like he would be an awesome commander for a mono blue artifact deck. Making all artifacts be mana rocks that can tap for could be really valuable and the Unexpected Results like effect could be really good as well.

lonesentinel on In response...permanent-ly!

8 months ago

Thanks for the review WizardOfTheNorthernCoast! Looks good! I got some tips from the discussion on your deckpage. Unexpected Results is definitely on-theme but it could stop the Surge wincon. Seems like you put in more passive draw compared to my ETB/on-cast draw. I guess I could try that for another time. Would you ever get more than 7 cards and have to discard though?

  • I put the Conjurer's Closet and Minion Reflector because I have alot of ETB effects, so these help me to 'recycle' them. I think its fine to cast them on the mainphase or flash them in with Orrery/ Leyline/ Alchemist Refuge. The Reflector requires me to pay each time so i'll be cutting it out.

  • I'll be cutting Beast Whisperer first since GP works with the conjurer's closet. The Whisperer can be copied to give me insane draw though, so I need to test it out. And I almost forgot, the commander herself is a draw engine.

  • Primal Surge says 'may' so that incident with the Leviathan stopping the wincon wouldnt happen!

  • the Murkfiend Liege was meant to be my alternate Seedborn Muse but would only work if I had more manadorks. Having 6 manadorks, probably this isnt a reliable way to get flash mana.

  • I actually opt to remove Mwonvuli Beast Tracker because it has only 5 targets now/

  • swapping Wood Elves for Farhaven Elf because the only value land I get from the latter is Breeding Pool . Being able to search for any basic means I can get more islands online for Scourge of Fleets

  • shelving Gyre Sage for now as it takes awhile to get online, while Karametra's Acolyte is probably more reliable for ramp

  • I kinda like the Coatl / Mizzium Meddler / Voidmage Husher / Void Grafter though. Part of the theme of flashing

  • the Diluvian Primordial could work many things. Maybe I cast a wheel, or flash the Primordial in response to use an opponent's Counterspell. hahah

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Unexpected Results occurrence in decks from the last year

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