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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Ephemerate Discussion

wallisface on Eldrazi PanharmoniTron

2 days ago

Doing it without Tron lands could give you a brew that looks very similar to existing Soulherder archtypes (just without Soulherder)... something like this might be almost-competitive (although at this point, it's a very different list to what you're trying to achieve, so not sure if this is the route you'd want to go down):

wallisface on Bringing Turbo Fog to the …

1 week ago

The two archtypes do play very differently. I think soulherder currently plays a lot more cagey than you might imagine (its just not fast enough to be aggressive, and relying on long games to win through value).

Imo, any deck running Stonehorn Dignitary probably wants to focus on flickering it for value (i.e, Ephemerate, Soulherder). That doesn’t really fit in with what turbofrog wants to do, which is reanimate 1-drops. Their play patterns feel very different

RDorothy on W/U Mimic

2 weeks ago

Glorious Protector can exile the controlled creature. I wouldn't want to replace Ephemerate with Cloudshift though.

Omniscience_is_life on W/U Mimic

2 weeks ago

GrimlockVIII Ephemerate specifically says to return the creature "under its owner's control", rather than "under YOUR control" like, say, Cloudshift.

wallisface on Modern answers to Elemental decks

2 weeks ago

Hi folks,

Recently on mtgo i’ve been coming up against a lot of Elemental decks (example archtype breakdown here), and been struggling to find an optimal sideboard plan for tackling them.

The decks i’ve been playing are largely irrelevant for this thread, as i’m more interested to hear what other people have been sideboarding against this archtype, and what successes/struggles people’ve been having in general.

Their various evoke-based creatures make running any kind of creature-based deck against them a nightmare. Ephemerate is also a huge issue, as a single well-timed casting of it can often cause a big-enough blowout to snowball the game very quickly.

I had thought Torpor Orb was an optimal card, but then i’ve also come across versions of this deck running Grief, which just strips the card from hand immediately. I do get that Orb (and likely Void Mirror) is very strong versus non-Grief builds.

What have been other peoples experiences playing against this deck? Are there any solid counters to the archtype you’ve come across?

Mindcrime88 on Esper persist

2 weeks ago

Ephemerate is a great card for this as well.

Grubbernaut on Competetive Fog-Tron Toolbox [Pauper]

1 month ago

I support any deck and/or innovation that can get Ephemerate banned, so please, do everything you can. (^:

DemonDragonJ on Why Has WotC Brought Back …

1 month ago

Beware, yes, that is true, but I also like to have some level of consistency, since too much change will make it uncertain if the game is still the same game.

To clarify, I am not asking WotC to constantly print cards as good as are Ephemerate or Momentary Blink; I simply wish for them to recognize that some players enjoy the strategy of "flickering" creatures to repeatedly trigger ETB abilities, and perhaps provide those players with an occasion treat.

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