Whim of Volrath


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

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Set Rarity
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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Whim of Volrath


Buyback (2) (You may pay an additional (2) as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)

Change the text of target permanent by replacing all instances of one color word or basic land type with another until end of turn. (For example, you may change "nonred creature" to "nongreen creature" or "plainswalk" to "swampwalk.")

Whim of Volrath Discussion

Hoobynobber7395 on Cephalids Give Syphilis

2 months ago

what about Pongify ? im taking out Volrath's Laboratory , Deluge , and Turnabout for Birthing Boughs , Alter Reality , and Whim of Volrath , just trying to figure out something for Sleight of Mind , i misread Turnabout not realizing it was an or card not an and card

Hybrow on Cephalids Give Syphilis

2 months ago

If you really want to control people, change out your commander for Llawan, Cephalid Empress and play Whim of Volrath and Sleight of Mind and Alter Reality

Really shuts down those mono-color decks.

Good luck, i love tribal decks. The more unusually the better.

daemonwelsh on Dovin Pick a color to hate

2 months ago

It doesn't actually, as theres no black mana symbols. Urborg is technically colorless and usable for any and every deck.

Combined with the color shifting Whim of Volrath and Glaciers it allows me to turn every land on the field into a basic land of my choice.

Hybrow on A Sliver Deck With No Slivers?!!

5 months ago

Building out my deck and the walk abilities (swampwalk, islandwalk, etc) were very nice, if you are leaning into those might want to think about adding Magical Hack or Whim of Volrath . That way no matter what deck your friends are playing, you should be able to swing in unopposed.

Mj3913 on The Gods need your help!!!!

1 year ago

Whim of Volrath for your devotion of choice.

ManiacalET on See The Rainbow, Taste The Rainbow

1 year ago

Hey thanks for the detailed comment! I see what you're saying with some of those cards, the main reason I'm not running Whim of Volrath and similar cards is because, while they're great for making my hate cards more generic, they only change the text, which doesn't affect cards in the same way as the Blind Seer. They were in the deck at some point but were cut to raise the power level, replaced for things like Consecrated Sphinx.

Vodalian Mystic was unfortunately cut for similar reasons.

The Scrying Sheets is definitely a good idea, and Floodgate is absolutely hilarious and, ideally, a glorious way to board wipe without the bounce that mono blue is famous for.

Paradox Engine is a huge target that might save my staxy artifacts from being targeted but I personally dislike it for this deck, mostly because the lack of infinite combos make it only "alright" in my mind. If I play it and win, it's a wincon but if I play it and nothing much happens except the deck stax harder, which I fear will happen frequently, it will feel dead or unwanted while in hand. Meanwhile, I could use that slot for more silly colour shenanigans. So personal preference but, again, thank you for your well thought out and interesting comment!

[email protected]_only on See The Rainbow, Taste The Rainbow

1 year ago

Whim of Volrath, Alter Reality, Glamerdye or Swirl the Mists or the like for some of those enchantments - love the green / red hate being put to good use. Wrath of Marit Lage might also work well with them, and Llawan, Cephalid Empress as well.

If you do end up going that route, Lifetap is a must. and Back to Basics is a good follow up if you swap out to rocks and basics...

Since you are running Telepathy, Planeswalker's Mischief might be up your alley. It's slow, and it's random, but it can massively f*ck up an opponent's plan, and it draws hate away from other permanents you might wish to keep.

Vodalian Mystic and Painter's Servant (not sure painter's servant is still banned, need to check that out after this post) will help with the activation costs of your general, as will Training Grounds

Scrying Sheets. If you are running all snow islands, run this to smooth out your draws. that, and Extraplanar Lens will allow you to net extra without giving any to your opponents. I see you're already running it, so props there.

If you are running all the rocks for ramp, you might consider Paradox Engine or another untap effect like Unwinding Clock

odd one, more land dependent than color, but Floodgate can be hysterically effective to wipe fields with, as can Scourge of Fleets.

lastly, some early game protection might help - I suggest Sea Sprite and Coast Watcher for obvious reasons.

Triton on Take What You Can, and Give Nothing Back!

2 years ago

LeaPlath I really like Blanket of Night! Also, Whim of Volrath affects all players, I'm presuming?

Also I'll see what I can swap in to focus more on Wrexial. I know equipment for sure, how about card draw like Night's Whisper?

Thanks for the suggestions and input!

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