Ephemerate

Ephemerate

Instant

Exile target creature you control, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.

Rebound (If you cast this spell from your hand, exile it as it resolves. At the beginning of your next upkeep, you may cast this card from exile without paying its mana cost.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Common
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) Common
Modern Horizons (MH1) Common

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Legality

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
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Ephemerate Discussion

xtechnetia on UW Blink

3 days ago

Legacy miracles player here. Without Force of Will you will not be able to play this competitively in any fashion. As long as you understand that, I think this is a sweet deck for casual play.

A few suggestions:

  • Soulherder is the best payoff for this kind of deck. It automatically flickers your creatures and grows with each flicker. I highly recommend getting yourself 4 of these.
  • Supreme Verdict is awkward in a creature-heavy deck such as yours. Ultimately you want board control, and your deck does it via board presence of disruptive creatures. If you really need a sweeper, I suggest a look at Settle the Wreckage, which is one-sided.
  • More generally, it's probably better for your deck to handle problematic opposing creatures individually. Swords to Plowshares is the best card ever for this, it's pretty cheap, and if you run Soulherder it will power up Soulherder too!
  • Although Brainstorm and Ponder are powerful cards, they lose a lot of their potential without fetches (Flooded Strand and friends), which I'm guessing is out of your budget range. Furthermore, creature-heavy decks usually don't care too much about cantrips because they operate more on redundancy than an actual control deck like miracles. If you really want to run cantrips, I would suggest Evolving Wilds as a budget substitute for real fetches.
  • Otherwise, in place of Brainstorm/Ponder, I would suggest Swords to Plowshares and Ephemerate. Its card efficiency is unrivaled, flickering a creature twice for a 1-time 1 mana investment.
  • Elspeth, Sun's Champion is a sweet card, but 6 mana is high for a deck that wants to curve out at about 4. If you want to run walkers, I see you have access to Gideon, Ally of Zendikar - that is a strong planeswalker, even in Legacy.

Best of luck with the deck!

BlackoutX on Jeskai Aggro/Burn

4 days ago

Ephemerate is better than Cloudshift

Boza on Modern exile midrange

6 days ago

I made a similar deck a while back, and solely because of one card that is the best card in the deck - Delay. Delay in a processors deck is basically a Counterspell that is modern legal and easier to cast in tricolor deck. I recommend the Ashiok, Dream Render for this deck, as it is both graveyard hate and prevents searching the library. Given that every single creature has an ETB effect, Ephemerate is a very good addition to it.

You can check out some ideas on ProcEspers.

Boza on Help finding interesting cards to ...

2 weeks ago

Is bant blink a thing now? It gets the yet-another-snake-that-draws-a-card, but is it really a unit in the meta now? I assume Ephemerate will be a key part of any blink deck given that it is the best blink spell.

manbearpig90 on Help finding interesting cards to ...

2 weeks ago

Boza: Ephemerate has already shown up in bant blink decks.

hungry000 on Help finding interesting cards to ...

2 weeks ago

Oh, was Horizons after Dominaria? I thought it came before. I was wondering why everyone's suggesting cards from Horizons that I already knew about, haha.

Thanks for the deck. Yesterday I was thinking of how fun it would be to build an Astral Drift control deck with Sundial of the Infinite to exploit the end of turn trigger, I think I might add Flickerwisp and Ephemerate to my mental list and turn it into a more value-midrange type of thing.

Deadpoo111 on ยค=[]:::::Sword of the Elder Ones:::::::>

2 weeks ago

I think you could add more blink effects to be honest. I've found that Golos land decks are incredibly successful when they blink a lot because it protects your cards and gets more etb effects. Some really good options are Ghostly Flicker, Ephemerate, Soul Herder, and Conjurer's Closet. In addition, some super good landfall effects like Tatyova, Benthic Druid and Rampaging Baloths can pack a serious punch. Finally, I don't think I've ever seen a Golos deck with a maze's end wi con not run Scapeshift because if you have enough lands, you can win the game bby searching for the gates and maze's end. Very cool concept and a fun blend of strategies! +1

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