Essence Flux


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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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.

Essence Flux Discussion

jakeelephant006 on Thor: Ragyarok

2 months ago

I don't really see the point of the +1/+1 subtheme here. I think more flicker effects could be better instead. Think cards like Conjurer's Closet , Deadeye Navigator , Displace , Essence Flux , Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , Teferi's Time Twist , Voidwalk . Heck, even Identity Thief kinda fits this bill. Otherwise, just add more ETB effects. I notice there's no Coiling Oracle in here and I'm pretty shocked. Maybe some more removal would be prudent. Putrefy at the very least, more (3-5 instant speed removal spells) is probably better.

So cards I think are worth cutting are most things that have to do w/ +1/+1 counters. Winding Constrictor Skatewing Spy , Ivy Lane Denizen , Bred for the Hunt , Hardened Scales , potentially Evolution Sage . There's a few other counters cards that could be considered for cuts but have enough synergy with the rest of the deck to be fine. I'd also think about cutting down on the token subtheme as well. I don't see Verdant Force being that helpful. There's not enough cards that trigger on "whenever a creature ETB" in here for tokens to be really worth it, I think. Speaking of cards that trigger "when creature ETB" I don't really like Death Match or Season of Growth (or for that matter Hedonist's Trove ) in here. These cards don't really do enough for you or let your opponents do something bad to you, potentially. Once again, I'd look to put in more ETB effects or I'd look to add in a few instants and sorceries that do things you want to do in any deck (removal, board wipe, card draw, ramp, tutors, etc.)

Overall, this deck looks really fun. I hope to play against it someday.

WhirlwindKyo on Omnath: Lands Matter, Card Draw Matters More

2 months ago

Birds of Paradise not an elemental, bad tribal deck /s

But seriously, really cool deck. Do Essence Flux or Deadeye Navigator fit in or would that just be win more

Budzi on Esper Spirits - Modern

2 months ago

Thanks for the comment Loganrockwitch.

Lingering Souls is really nice yep!

I have tried Inq and Thoughts it can be really good but to be honest its so painful especially with the land pain so Id rather play spirits and get the clock ticking faster.

If I had Aether Vial in this deck, I would probably remove some Rattlechains but really the flash/hexproof is sick and works so good for this deck.

Countersquall is nice to have encase of board wipes and the 2 life loss can be game winning

Essence Flux is great for another Rattlechains trigger or protection by blinking.

Id be up for changing Trickbind for Tale's End it has been nice for a counter on legendary spells.

Loganrockwitch on Esper Spirits - Modern

3 months ago

Hello nice deck, i really like Lingering Souls here. My suggestion is to cut Countersquall Essence Flux Trickbind as well as 3x Rattlechains and put 3x Inquisition of Kozilek and 3x Thoughtseize .

JararoNatsu on Spirit Bounce w/ Soulherder?

4 months ago

With the recent Soulherder card that's going to be released soon, I am considering building a W/U tribal Spirit deck that centers around bouncing creatures to buff it up, as well as using ETB effects to lock down the opponent. Obviously I would use cards like Nebelgast Herald , Rattlechains , and Spell Queller , as well as cards like Essence Flux , Path to Exile , and maybe even Always Watching ? I'd also maybe like to include Geist of Saint Traft , Brago, King Eternal , and Drogskol Captain if I can, but they may not fit.

I'm hoping I can get some suggestions for card choices here? I pretty much have lands covered and most of the creatures, but any suggestions would be most welcome. I'd like to keep this tribal, too.


Funkydiscogod on Snatch n Grab

4 months ago

That doesn't work. Essence Flux and Voidwalk specifically say "to the battlefield under its owner's control."

You want Cloudshift , Synod Sanctum , Venser, the Sojourner , or Ghostly Flicker .

Bonus points for Nucklavee , because you can target it and the stolen creature with Ghostly Flicker , and then the Nucklavee returns, you get back a Ghostly Flicker (as the blue instant), and the Threaten (as the red sorcery).

SirPercival23 on Pir and Toothy

4 months ago

I play Soul of the Harvest for ETB triggers with Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake mostly. Beast Whisperer could be a good include but I like the deck where it's at now. I've actually flickered Toothy before. I used Essence Flux to do that exact effect when my buddy played Wrath of God . It didn't save toothy but I drew 12 cards instead of just 5 because I already had Master Biomancer on the field. I ended up winning that game too because I came in with a cheeky deadeye-drake combo with Guardian Project and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries on the field.

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Essence Flux occurrence in decks from the last year

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