Essence Flux

Essence Flux


Exile target creature you control, then return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control. If it's a Spirit, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

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Essence Flux Discussion

Polaris on Beamsplitter Mage copying and targeting

2 weeks ago

You can do this loop with just Essence Flux, some creature to target, and Dualcaster Mage provided the Dualcaster is in your hand to cast. The main upgrade with Beamsplitter Mage or any other additional copy effect is that it lets you start the loop with a previously cast Dualcaster on the battlefield.

plakjekaas on Beamsplitter Mage copying and targeting

2 weeks ago

You're right, Rhadamanthus , I was thinking of Harmonic Prodigy when I wrote the stuff about Naban, Dean of Iteration. Harmonic Prodigy would make Beamsplitter Mage trigger an additional time.

If you want to loop Essence Flux with Beamsplitter Mage though, use Naru Meha, Master Wizard or Dualcaster Mage, especially if you already used their etb and they're already in play, you can loop as follows:

1: Target Beamsplitter Mage with Essence Flux.

2: Beamsplitter Mage triggers, you create a copy of Essence Flux. Target Dualcaster Mage.

3: Resolve the copy, blinking Dualcaster Mage. It enters the battlefield, and has an etb trigger.

4: With the etb from Dualcaster Mage, target the original Essence Flux which is still on the stack. Create a copy of the original Essence Flux, targeting Dualcaster Mage again.

Repeat steps 3 & 4 as much as you like. Note that you need an additional piece (like Impact Tremors or Altar of the Brood) to actually finish the game with it.

plakjekaas on Beamsplitter Mage copying and targeting

2 weeks ago


Beamsplitter Mage specifies you need to target other creatures with the split copies it creates. So you could target Beamsplitter Mage, this will trigger it, which will trigger Naban, Dean of Iteration which will make Beamsplitter Mage trigger again. The end result is the original Essence Flux targeting Beamsplitter Mage, and two copies, both targeting creatures other than Beamsplitter Mage. If these copies both target the same creature, one copy will resolve and flicker that creature, meaning it's not the same creature anymore after it enters the battlefield again. The second copy's target will have disappeared, and the spell will fizzle. Then you flicker Beamsplitter Mage.

Beamsplitter Mage will only trigger when you cast a spell that targets it, it will not trigger off of becoming the target of a copied spell.

Hope I understood your question right, and that this is what you asked for.

9-lives on Beamsplitter Mage copying and targeting

2 weeks ago

If I have Beamsplitter Mage with Naban, Dean of Iteration if I cast Essence Flux onto Beamsplitter Mage will it copy twice and can it target the same creature twice? Say i have Sea Gate Stormcaller. Can I target Beamsplitter Mage and then Sea Gate Stormcaller and then target back to Beamsplitter Mage and do the same thing over and over again multiplying my copies?

wallisface on Dessert flicker

1 month ago

You might already know this, but if Naru is already in play, you’ll need to cast two flicker spells and have them both on-the-stack at once to go infinite with Naru. A single flicker spell won’t help you as it’ll be resolved and in your grave before Naru can copy it.

The better way to trigger the infinite is to cast a flicker spell, and then flash in Naru before it resolves.

With that in mind, i’d suggest getting lower-costing flicker spells. Essence Flux is great, but Ghostly Flicker is pretty costly (you’d need 7 mana if you’re also casting Naru)

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