Bottled Cloister


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Bottled Cloister


At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, exile your hand face down.

At the beginning of your upkeep, return all cards exiled with Bottled Cloister to your hand, then draw a card.

Bottled Cloister Discussion

Saljen on Urzafacts

4 months ago

I think you're on to something here. I've been tweaking around with this style since seeing this deck. Here's what I've come up with.

It cleans up Karn's wish board a bit, adds Mirrodin Besieged both for a second instance of Thopter generation and for an alternate win-con. You can also bounce it with Paradoxical Outcome once you have 15 artifacts in your graveyard. Since lots of the artifacts sac to do things anyways, this is a really viable secondary win condition for the deck and it shores up the primary Thopter win-con as well. It also isn't legendary, letting you stack multiples. Running Everflowing Chalice and Chalice of the Void in place of the Chromatic pieces has a few benefits. For one, either can be cast for 0 to gain Thopters right before a Paradoxical Outcome ; secondly that leaves you with no 1 or 2 CMC spells in the deck letting Chalice of the Void obliterate most of the meta-game that relies on 1 and 2 CMC spells. Bye-bye Humans and Thoughtseize! Turn one Chalice for 1 is also really easy to achieve with this many 0 cost artifacts. Blast Zone and Ghost Quarter are the non- Island s that I chose to run, mostly because I can reuse them with Crucible of Worlds in the side board, giving the deck two more avenues of repeatable control. Having Bottled Cloister and Ensnaring Bridge in the side board gives you another full lock to pair with Mycosynth Lattice .

Anyways, really awesome deck idea you have here. You really inspired me!

sulcatatortoise on Give Your Opponents Tokens

4 months ago

xSpicyMeat, thanks for the suggestions! The reason I didn't include Ensnaring Bridge was because It was supposed to be a semi-budget deck. I hadn't really considered adding Bottled Cloister , though! thanks for the help :)

Saljen on Thopter Sword Combo

4 months ago

Echo of Eons works well with Narset, Parter of Veils . Forces your opponent to discard their hand, then draw one while you discard your hand and draw 7. Even 1-2 copies is great due to the 3CMC flashback.

Muddle the Mixture also works really great with the Thopter Foundry + Sword of the Meek combo. It's a counterspell that can keep your combo pieces safe that also can search out both of your combo pieces. I'd recommend dropping 1 of each combo piece for 2 Muddle the Mixture dropping Tribute Mage for the other 2. It'll really increase how consistently you can pull out your combo. It's much better than Tribute Mage , same CMC but also can let you counterspell things, specifically things that can kill your combo.

Karn, the Great Creator could also be pretty awesome in here, as his -2 can grab both combo pieces if you put 1 of each in your side board, as well as gives you access to Ensnaring Bridge + Bottled Cloister and karn + Mycosynth Lattice .

xSpicyMeat on Give Your Opponents Tokens

4 months ago

How about looking into Ensnaring Bridge ? If the number of cards you hold in hand is an issue, may I also suggest Bottled Cloister - card advantage and guaranteed activation of Ensnaring Bridge . Could run 3 Ensnaring Bridge and 2 Bottled Cloister in place of Propaganda and Angel's Trumpet since they are not modern legal anyway.

Saljen on Super Prision

4 months ago

If you're running Ensnaring Bridge in your Karn toolbox, then you also need to be running Bottled Cloister . It lets you draw an extra card per turn, makes you immune to discard, and makes it so no creatures can attack at all except on your turn.

SynergyBuild on A real-life custom card tournament

5 months ago

Example: A card that says: Hellbent - Players can't skip their draw step if you have no cards in your hand.

May seem kinda cool, a lock piece for sure, but one that requires you to have a board state that wins, and no cards in hand, and hope your opponent can't stabilize on board with their hand, or they instantly win.

Little do they know Bottled Cloister utters breaks that parity, drawing you cards, letting you have a draw step, and shutting your opponents down in the process.

Saljen on Karn's Pillowfortress

5 months ago

@wallisface - Realistically, our primary win-con is Walking Ballista . The other win-cons work really well with the Ensnaring Bridge + Bottled Cloister combo, in that I'm drawing 2 cards per turn and it doesn't matter how many are in my hand at the end of turn. Two or three turns of holding cards and passing will let me swing with whatever creature I like. This is only really necessary when they ahve some way to turn off Walking Ballista that I can't deal with easily. However, Blast Zone really does give us a reliable answer to almost any non-token permanent.

Relic of Progenitus and Leyline of the Void exile cards from our graveyard. This gives Karn, the Great Creator access to them if they are artifacts, which most of them are. This gives me answers to artifact destruction.

I'm experimenting a bit with this deck and going full colorless. It makes going the prison route a lot easier and more consistent. I have been having quite a bit of luck with Serum Powder . It lets me get more consistent opening Tron hands. The cards that are exiled from it's activation are also available to Karn, the Great Creator as well.

That being said, the card's I'm least tied to are Semblance Anvil and Trinisphere .

Saljen on Karn's Pillowfortress

5 months ago

@MelpomeneZammarco - I definitely wouldn't say it's win-more. You're usually just stalling until a win-con shows up or you tutor one, so to be able to stall while the opponent can literally do nothing in the mean time is exactly what this deck needs to be doing. I will admit that I find myself using the Bottled Cloister + Ensnaring Bridge combo a little more often than Mycosynth Lattice , but when it's good it's really good.

This deck is a stall/control/pillowfort deck. It's not the same Mono-G Tron or Colorless Tron decks of the past. This wants to win by stalling out the opponent then winning at our own leisure.

I'm still in a brewing stage though, I've only been testing online. I've also been working on a more traditional Green version, which is basically just Mono-G Tron + the new Karn.

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