Flash

Flash

Instant

You may put a creature card from your hand into play. If you do, sacrifice it unless you pay its mana cost reduced by up to .

Flash Discussion

SideBae on Yennett Simplicity

1 week ago

Hey man! I have some suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them as you see fit:

  1. I think you should include Sensei's Divining Top. It's really good at topdeck manipulation, and activating it in response to Yennett's trigger can help you find the spell you want to cast for free.

  2. Brainstorm is underplayed in EDH, so I'm glad to see it in your list. I think you need more shuffle effects though before it becomes really busted. Generally people do this by including fetches and duals like Flooded Strand, but those can be very pricey for EDH. I think slow fetches like Bad River, Flood Plain and Rocky Tar Pit are also good, and merit consideration. Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse are also good options as cheaper versions of Prismatic Vista.

  3. Ponder and Preordain are the other cantrips usually included in blue lists, and I highly recommend them for your list, too. Filtering your draws can let you run fewer lands, which in turn increases your hits with Yennett.

  4. As mentioned in (3), I think 42 lands is too many. In general, I try to play 33-34 at most outside mono-green land-drop decks. Running artifact ramp instead of the extra few lands makes it so that you can ramp up by more than one mana each turn. That said, I strongly dislike 3-drop rocks in EDH; it's not that they're bad, it's that 2-mana drops are available and way better. The best ones are Mana Crypt, Mox Diamond, Mox Opal, Mana Vault etc. but like the fetches, these tend to be a lot of money. If you aren't allowed to use proxies (and aren't loaded af), try things like Arcane Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Fellwar Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Mind Stone, Dimir Signet, Azorius Signet, Orzhov Signet... You can't cast these off Yennett triggers, but you can't cast the lands they'd be replacing either. Additionally, you don't really want to be hitting rocks off the triggers, but more things like In Garruk's Wake or Behold the Beyond.

  5. Countering combo decks generally depends on your meta, but cheap counters are a good way to push the deck harder. Mental Misstep is surprisingly good (in my experience), since it can counter Sol Ring, Silence, Demonic Consultation etc. Force of Will and Force of Negation are also expensive, but the best in the business. Spell Snare is good (it counters Flash and a bunch of other combo nonsense; Spell Pierce, Swan Song, Drown in the Loch and Narset's Reversal are also good.

  6. If you're looking for more permanent-based disruption, you're in the right colors. Narset, Parter of Veils is good, as is Counterbalance (especially with Sensei's Divining Top). Lavinia, Azorius Renegade is good (she nails opposing Force of Wills and ramp). So are things like Containment Priest, Aven Mindcensor, Ashiok, Dream Render... Hatebears are great.

  7. Mystic Remora is a good way to draw cards and disincentivize storm players.

Right. That's all I got. I hope it helps!

WarpedZerghead on Animar

2 weeks ago

I had a budget morph deck inspired by the Commanders Quarters one but wanted to going it some angrier "umpf". I was successful but kinda added an obnoxious edge towards the overkill. Since the Flash ban, I got rid of some related combos and clutter to open up space for more exciting cards. I will have the updated version up soon to show legal changes made to the deck.

SynergyBuild on Building a commander deck... Help

2 weeks ago

@RNR_Gaming actually Yisan has become much stronger within the wake of the Flash banning, and while Demonic Consultation endgames are incredibly strong, the lists still reliant on Isochron Scepter are easily preyed on with the Caustic Caterpillar/Collector Ouphe builds, and even before then the old Ravenous Slime builds were really strong.

I'll admit, green as a midrange color has been lagging behind white, which due to Drannith Magistrate/Aven Mindcensor has been given a ton, Collector Ouphe in the command zone is still letting Yisan get free wins time and time again, as well, it's become incredibly resilient to the countermagic of the blue based consult lists with Allosaurus Shepherd and Destiny Spinner's recent releases, I mean in the last 3-4 years, Veil of Summer, Force of Vigor, Ravenous Slime (I mean, it was super big in Yisan for the age of Hulk), Kenrith's Transformation, Manglehorn, Runic Armasaur, Finale of Devastation (easily the best wincon), Castle Garenbrig, Blast Zone, Prismatic Vista, etc. all help the list in both value and consistency.

While I'd argue that it actually has been doing better than most partner powerhouses in the past (Tymna/Tana, Tymna/Kraum, Thrasios/Vial Smasher) due to new cards making the tutor effect more and more powerful, the format also homogenized around the consult+value+interactive strategy. While yes, Thrasios/Tymna, Kenrith, Najeela, Gitrog, Kess, and a few others are tier 1, Yisan is too. The reason artifact based Iso-rev strategies aren't as popular as they were pre-flash is because in the time flash was the big thing, Collector Ouphe and Force of Negation were printed. I mean, Drannith Magistrate too, but that card less-so, as that was really after the banning.

Moshanyana on Cazur / Ukkima cEDH

3 weeks ago

But Flash isn't in the decklist now and it still says not legal...

Balaam__ on Curse on Demand

1 month ago

I like the idea, but Flash and Wake the Dead aren’t Modern legal.

j0k3rzinhu on What are the most abusive ...

1 month ago

i dont know about abusive, but my picks for most rage-inducing cards are:

1- Counterbalance

2- By Force

3- Flash oh wait, he dead

DuTogira on What cards deserve to be ...

1 month ago

WotC has shown, on rare occasion, a willingness to ban cards due to power level. Cards like Umezawa's Jitte in modern. However, more often cards get the axe when they're really not fun to play against, such as Second Sunrise which enabled eggs in modern. That deck took literal hours to combo kill, and had a small chance of fizzling which necessitated playing out the entire combo.
Honestly I think Flash fell into the former category. Instant speed 2 mana combo kill that only fizzles if someone has interaction is more of a high power issue than an "unfun experience which you have a small chance of surviving 45 minutes into the combo"

smackjack on What cards deserve to be ...

1 month ago

Omniscience_is_life there is always gonna be a best card and people are always gonna use the best card. If you ban the best card another card is gonna become the best card. Flash is no longer a "problem", now its Expropriate? or Tooth and Nail? Felidar Sovereign might be good let's ban it. Craterhoof Behemoth is really strong in EDH, hope it doesn't get banned :/.

CaptainToll NEVER BAN Stasis! Its the most fun card ever printed: Tipping the scale (Stasis) ;)

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