MTG Combo: Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter

This combo generates infinite:

  • Mana (any color your nonland mana sources can produce)
  • Cast triggers
  • Tap and untaps.

Note: This combo requires one or more nonland permanent(s) that taps for 3+ mana


  1. Play Isochron Scepter and exile Dramatic Reversal.
  2. Tap any nonland mana source(s) to produce 3 or more mana.
  3. Pay 2 of that mana to tap Isochron Scepter and cast the copy of Dramatic Reversal.
  4. When Dramatic Reversal is cast, untap Isochron Scepter and your nonland mana sources.
  5. Repeat steps 2 to 4.


Daniel_3 on Alela Storm

2 weeks ago

ShaDoWz_6677 The Reason im Not Playing Cards like Trickbind , Stifle is because my playgroup doesn't play Hulk decks. Otherwise I would Definitely consider putting them in because as you said they are great counters for Flash Hulk Decks. I also have Blind Obedience in Combination with Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter as an alternate win con but including Thassa's Oracle is a great idea. I will Definitely Playtest the Oracle. The Reason I won't Include Tendrils of Agony is that I have a hard time Manualy Storming of. And I also Didn't include the Mage's because I wanted to keep the curve low if I have to cast an Ad Nauseam as a Response to Something and not in Combination with an Angel's Grace. Staff of Domination finds its place as an Mana Outlet if one of my Infinite mana Combos resolve. It gives me the Possibility to draw my Deck and Storm of easier and it would also pair really great with Thassa's Oracle. Thank You for your Suggestions and the Kind Words.

Poly_raptor on Mono-blue Twiddle - WIP

2 weeks ago

Hey, nice deck! I love abusing planar bridge :)

I don’t know what to suggest to cut, a process I do when cutting is outline a few categories within the deck and then start filling them with the cards in the deck. If there are cards that fit into more than one category then they’re an obvious keep, with cards that only fit in one category getting the cut.

You may like the look of these though.

Etherium Sculptor

Master Transmuter

Grand Architect + Pili-Pala for infinite

If you did run twiddle you could run Isochron Scepter, also Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter seems to suit your game plan.

I hope this comment was helpful :)

Happy brewing

thom-le on Circu, Dimir Lobotomist

4 weeks ago

Hello, thanks for your interest in my deckbuilding of Circu Circu's Field of Dreams (Lantern) [Primer]. To your question: Basically yes, the combo Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter , but I'm unsatisfied with this win condition. While playing the deck one of the problems is the board presence and also some hate coming from other players for taxing their stuff. Nevertheless I'd keep the Isochron Scepter-combo in as addition. With this artifact you can also imprint other important spells like Mystical Tutor, Reality Shift and also Cabal Ritual so this card is doing well. I don't like to depend so much on one win condition, so I'm going on for some rebuild.

Unfortunately I have not found yet time to give the deck an update. I'm going to cut for sure Archfiend of Depravity (to less interactions, no protection at all), Wizened Snitches (4 CMC is too much), Meekstone (No cards to tap other creatures). I also question the amount of Counterspells in the deck, guess those cards are not so important. Surprisingly well performed so far has Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver.

The thing I'd work on is more on the Notion Thief + Whispering Madness -combo, working also with many other cards (Windfall, Day's Undoing, Teferi's Puzzle Box,...). Therefor think of Waste Not, Bone Miser or Words of Waste. Winning is possible with the Duskmantle Guildmage + Mindcrank -combo. Another card could be Twilight Prophet for some life gain..

From the actual new cards from Theros Beyond Death I'd think of Wavebreak Hippocamp for card draw, Nadir Kraken for additonal board presence.

DyPie on Elsha, I am the Storm (BUDGETED)

2 months ago

@ JFL : There's the very well known dramatic scepter combo in here Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter which generates infinite mana whilst also controlling mana rocks that can tap for at least 1 blue and 2 other colored/colorless. Haven't looked at any other options that might be hidden in here, but this one's for sure!

Fallerup on B/U Phenax mill wall EDH

4 months ago

my Phenax deck is very budget, just above 100 $ if you count the commander, below if you don't. so it's a cheap budget deck. Freed from the Reel is nice, however you want something that untaps all your creatures, like Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter and you are missing the cepter. That combo can untap all your permanents and if you have a mana rock or mana rocks that tap for 2 mana minimum, like, well, sol ring, you mill everyone out with that combo + at least 1 creature. tap the creature to mill, tap sol ring to generate 2 mana, use that mana to untap sol ring and your creature, rinse, repeat until everyone is milled out. this is assuming they do not have Ulamog or Kozilek or any skuffle cards in their deck, because if they do, you cannot mill them at all unless those cards get exiled. it's too bad Phenax isn't white, then you could use Rest in Piece to fix your problem, but against decks with eldrazi titans in them, you just lose by default because you can't win, you will never mill them out, because they keep shuffling back in. there is Scour from Existence but thats it I think. but yeah, Isochron Scepter is missing in your deck for sure.

BudgetBS on Jhoira, Weatherlight Captian/ Combo Artifacts

5 months ago

There are plenty of other game-winning combos you can put in this deck, for sure.

There's the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo which only costs around $15 right now and can win with the Aetherflux Reservoir , Grapeshot , or Brain Freeze cards you already have in your deck.

For around $15, you could also add the Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle combo to generate infinite mana. You'd need to add a creature who makes more than 1 token on ETB, like Maverick Thopterist , Myr Battlesphere , and Whirler Rogue , which are possibly solid adds regardless of combo efficacy.

If you're looking for something cheaper, there's always Ghostly Flicker + Naru Meha, Master Wizard and a card with a game-winning ETB like Viashino Pyromancer , Halimar Excavator , or Sunscorched Desert . You can get all of these cards for under $2 total.

Also Dualcaster Mage + Twinflame to make infinite creatures with haste and swing to win, still super cheap. Dualcaster also can be used in place of Naru Meha above.

Art-n-Lutherie on Memnarch Superfriends

5 months ago

Nice deck! I have a Memnarch deck as well but it’s not superfriends and lacks a few of the sweet cards you have in here.

Couple thoughts for you:

First, Paradox Engine was banned in EDH unfortunately if you weren’t aware.

Second, since you’re running Isochron Scepter wanted to make sure you’re aware of the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo. Might be worth throwing a Dramatic Reversal in your deck.

Lastly - you mentioned that Karn, the Great Creator + Mycosynth Lattice is a good land destruction combo but it’s actually much more than that. It’s a game ending condition. Karn says opponents can’t activate abilities of artifacts they control and mycosynth lattice says all permanents are artifacts. This means their boards are completely shut down (tapping a land counts as activating its ability). So you get that pair in play it’s actually game over!