Aetherflux Reservoir

Aetherflux Reservoir


Whenever you cast a spell, you gain 1 life for each spell you've cast this turn.

Pay 50 life: Aetherfux Reservoir deals 50 damage to target creature or player.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Rare
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Rare
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare
Promo Set (000) None

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Aetherflux Reservoir occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

White: 0.33%

Blue: 0.14%

UR (Izzet): 0.59%

WB (Orzhov): 0.5%

WUB (Esper): 0.44%

Aetherflux Reservoir Discussion

enpc on Inception! (aka Thrymception) [cEDH Primer]

1 day ago

I like the new look of the deck. Bolas's Citadel feels a little out of place here with no Aetherflux Reservoir though, how coume you're not going for something like Smothering Tithe instead? It would do more work with the wheels (assuming Notion Thief isn't in play) and just feels stronger. Also, what's the reason for Gingerbread Cabin / Witch's Cottage here? Are they just flex spots? I would have thought you would want to be proiritising more Islands for Mystic Sanctuary.

multimedia on Sorin/Karlov Blessed Deck Help

5 days ago

Hey, I agree if you want to play Vamps, have a Vamp army with Sorin then Edgar Markov is the best tribal Vampire Commander. You could play a secondary life gain/drain strategy with Edgar; Cliffhaven Vampire + Righteous Cause.

With Karlov of the Ghost Council you want to play the best cards within the budget that gain you life or use life to give you value which are mostly nonVamp cards. Karlov is the center of attention, you build around him. Edgar is different; you may not even cast Edgar in a game. Instead utilize his eminence ability from the Command Zone; cast Vamps to create Vamp tokens which builds you an army to attack.

Karlov is a win condition, doing Commander damage which is less relying on other creatures to attack. Of course other creatures can attack especially if they have evasion and lifelink. The purpose of creatures with Karlov is to support him in some way.

How I would play Karlov with a $200 budget:

Aetherflux and Collar were just reprinted in the Mystery Booster set; those versions are $4 and $2. The nice thing about extort with Karlov is it gives you a life gain source for important cards that you should play that don't normally gain you life such as mana rocks, enchantments, removal spells, etc. Smothering Tithe + Leonin Elder can be a life gain and counters engine with Karlov.

Kogarashi on For my Darien King of ...

5 days ago

Please use double square brackets to link cards in your question. It makes it easier for everyone to understand the question, especially with so many cards referenced. Like so:

[[Darien, King of Kjeldor]], [[Aetherflux Reservoir]], [[Worship]], [[Serra the Benevolent]], [[Anointer Priest]]
Darien, King of Kjeldor, Aetherflux Reservoir, Worship, Serra the Benevolent, Anointer Priest

You can't get the combo to start the way you want. Per the rules, you can't pay more life than you have. Since you have 36 life, you can't activate Aetherflux Reservoir's ability to damage yourself.

  • 119.4. If a cost or effect allows a player to pay an amount of life greater than 0, the player may do so only if their life total is greater than or equal to the amount of the payment. If a player pays life, the payment is subtracted from their life total; in other words, the player loses that much life. (Players can always pay 0 life.)

If you have 50 life, you could activate the ability, but state-based actions would remove you from the game for having 0 life before any of your effects could resolve.

However, if we assume you have 51 life, then the combo should work as you want it to. Aetherflux Reservoir deals damage, which implicates Worship as long as you have a creature (Darien). You would pay 50 life to activate the Reservoir's ability, leaving you at 1 life.

When the Reservoir's ability resolves, it deals damage to you that would reduce your life total to less than 1, so Worship replaces that with your life total going to 1 instead. It doesn't prevent the damage, so Darien's ability triggers.

When Darien's ability resolves, you create 50 tokens. Since they enter the battlefield, Anointer Priest triggers 50 times, and when each resolves, you gain life, bringing you back up to 51.

All this relies on your opponents not interfering. While they can't damage you to make you lose due to Worship, 1 life is still a precarious position with all those triggers that need to resolve before you're in a safe position again, and all it takes is an instant-speed spell that causes you to lose life, rather than take damage (like Geth's Verdict or Misery Charm).

Rhadamanthus on For my Darien King of ...

5 days ago

Use double square brackets around a card's name to create a reference link: Darien, King of Kjeldor, Aetherflux Reservoir, Worship, Anointer Priest. It's the easiest way to make sure everyone understands what's going on with your question.

There's a problem with your example: If you have less than 50 life then you won't be able to pay the cost to activate Aetherflux Reservoir's ability. You have to start from at least 51 life to do this (if you're at 50 and activate the Reservoir, you go to 0 and lose; Worship won't save you because this isn't damage).

If you do have enough life to activate the Reservoir, then yes this works. Darien's ability is based on the damage you take, even if your life total doesn't actually change by that much. Because Worship doesn't prevent any of the damage (rather it just changes the result of being dealt damage), in your example that means you take 50, go to 1 if the damage would have dropped you below 1, Darien creates 50 tokens, and Anointer Priest gives you 50 life.

sdgundum990 on Toshiro Umezawa EDH

6 days ago

Toshiro is one of my pet projects, I'm looking forward to playing him and murdering other peoples hopes and creatures. My deck is going to be adding Umezawa's Jitte and Umezawa's Charm as pet cards, but as for win conditions my meta is full of cEDH and combo. The combo I'm going to add is: Bolas's Citadel+Sensei's Divining Top+Aetherflux Reservoir. Plan A outside of combos would be Tainted Strike and Hatred and Demon beats as plan B.

If combo doesn't work I'll just resort to hate like Sadistic Sacrament and Praetor's Grasp.

Have you been inspired by any other lists?

TheSurgeon on Mouse House - Relentless Rats

1 week ago

Why not use Sidisi, Undead Vizier as your commander to tutor Thrumming Stone or Marrow-Gnawer.

Also how about Aetherflux Reservoir while your Thrumming Stone throws out your rats? You'll end with around d 600 life, and be able to destroy 12 permanents/players.

smilodex on The CEDH Circu Primer

2 weeks ago

How about Aetherflux Reservoir as backup plan? Goes well with Bolas Citadel + Sensei's Top and Dramatic Scepter.

wiiwii10 on Izzet hot in here... or izzet just me?

2 weeks ago

The deck seems nice but its lacing in win cons you wont kill people with Grapeshot and maybe with Guttersnipe I think you should put in Talrand, Sky Summoner, Young Pyromancer, Docent of Perfection  Flip, Murmuring Mystic, Chasm Skulker, Aetherflux Reservoir or Aria of Flame as you see fit. also you can replace Merfolk Looter with Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and Goblin Electromancer with Baral, Chief of Compliance. and you really want to go crazy put in Thousand-Year Storm

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