Wash Out

Wash Out

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Return all permanents of the color of your choice to their owners' hands.

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Wash Out Discussion

Pornman on Who Is This "Urza"? And Why Does He Sound So Cool?

3 weeks ago

I'm frankly not much of a fan of running Llawan, Cephalid Empress in here, simply because if my opponent isn't playing blue, I'm basically just paying a lot of mana to cast Wash Out when I could really just cast that.

Another major problem with a lot of cool-on-paper interactions with Blind Seer is that they just don't actually work. I can't stop them from casting non-blue creatures using the Seer's ability because by the time I can target the spell, the window to stop the cast via Llawan has already passed.

If only Painter's Servant wasn't banned... :)

brradke on The Sky's the Limit

1 month ago

Plus AEtherize and Wash Out - solid opponent omnibounce.

LordAnimarOfSD on Animar, God of Combos Deck

1 month ago

I love the card, I just feel it's a card I would use in a mono red deck where IDC about losing my creatures. I think I might add Wash Out

hippienproud on Nothing Beats Wandering with Friends

1 month ago

@lemmingllama Words of Wind is a little lackluster, but I do like that it hits every player. It sets the opponents behind, and lets me bounce Maelstrom Wanderer for extra value. Crystal Shard has been disappointing, though, so I think Cloudstone Curio would be a strict upgrade. it would also let me bounce my walkers for extra uses as well.

Cyclonic Rift was in here for a while, but cascading into it was always disappointing. Wash Out is nice, but I would worry about it hitting walkers that I didn't want to bounce.

Awakening Zone is precisely what I need, though! Extra mana, chump blockers for walker protection, its perfect! Thank you for your suggestions!

lemmingllama on Nothing Beats Wandering with Friends

1 month ago

Words of Wind is a little unimpressive in comparison to some other ones. How about another bounce spell, something like Cyclonic Rift or Wash Out?

Also Crystal Shard seems a little weak, is it here solely for recasting your general? Cloudstone Curio could be an interesting alternative that costs you no mana.

I also like using Awakening Zone in these decks. It ramps and also chump blocks as needed, very handy.

nobu_the_bard on 2015-03-15 update of Phenax's Dimir ...

1 month ago

Milling is a very risky strategy in EDH; it needs to hit hard and fast to succeed. It tends to draw high aggro- many players are disproportionately hostile to seeing their cards milling, they think "I could have drawn that!" and get irritated. Other decks like The Mimeoplasm are actually strengthened by your strategy. Some decks will include stuff like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as "Mill Protection", so you'll need ways to deal with these somehow. So there's a lot of things to deal with.

I'm just going to throw stuff in my little post here and you can judge what suits you; since I list so many things I'm not going to mark them as suggestions because it'd make a huge mess (particularly as not all of this will suit you, I'm sure).

Defensively, there's stuff like Propaganda, Crawlspace, Koskun Falls to try to discourage attacks. Maybe Meekstone, since so many of your creatures have low power, it won't be as severe a disadvantage to you as to your opponents; however it's kind of "aggressive" compared to the Propaganda variants. Darkness and AEtherize can shut down an attacking army abruptly (at least temporarily). Some other tools you might look into that might be more expensive could be Maze of Ith, Mystifying Maze.

For milling, you might want to think about things like Jace's Archivist, who can double as hand disruption. He runs a risk of giving your opponents answers, but combined with reliable card draw (yours or opponents'!) he can move through decks very fast, particularly with untap tricks available. You might want Laboratory Maniac or Reliquary Tower if you bring the Archivist.

You should try to have some boardwipes. Cyclonic Rift is awesome, Decree of Pain is excellent, Wash Out does okay. I picked out a couple that would be less likely to disrupt your plans as much as possible since there's not much recursion in your deck.

Might also want to look at these: Psychic Spiral, Mesmeric Orb, Beacon of Unrest, Swiftfoot Boots, Freed from the Real, Tunnel Vision, Hinder, Jester's Cap, Lim-Dul's Vault

I'd cut Eternal Thirst; it's not really what the deck is trying to do, and it just makes whatever it's attached to Murder bait, in which case you're down both a creature and an aura. I'd also think about cutting Divination, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Pilfered Plans, Hidden Strings. I don't think they scale well (and cipher is more of an aggro thing) when you could have tricky things like Consecrated Sphinx, Notion Thief, Staff of Nin, and so forth. Large scale, reusable draw or alternate utility.

There's a handful of things that might be nearly straight upgrades available if you're so inclined: Cancel for Counterspell, Negate for Arcane Denial and so forth. When possible you want to avoid conditional counterspells; you don't know if the threat you face will be from Craterhoof Behemoth fueling an alpha strike or from Hinder + Tunnel Vision being fired at you.

You might want some mana rocks to try to speed things up. Dimir Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Mind Stone, Gilded Lotus, Commander's Sphere are some popular examples. There's more around if think those seem like a good idea.

Hope that gives you some ideas!

MagicalHacker on 2015-03-18 update of Cheap, but ...

1 month ago

Chainer's Edict's sorcery speed makes its repeatability irrelevant, especially in a deck with a high number of sac spells.

Wash Out is fine, but I think I have enough mass return with Evacuation, Cyclonic Rift, AEtherize, etc. especially since those cards are instant speed.

Snap may be worth considering, but it's pure card disadvantage even though it basically costs 0. Idk, I'll think about Snap.

Thank you for the comment though! :)

Color(s) Blue
Cost 3U
Converted cost 4
Avg. draft pick 3.78
Avg. cube pick 9.87


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Casual Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Uncommon
Invasion Uncommon
Promo Set Rare

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