Remove target nontoken permanent from the game, then return it to play under its owner's control.

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Urza's Destiny (UDS) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Flicker Discussion

jakeyuki12 on ArchAngel Of Wrath

1 month ago

Hello! Long time Boros player here.

I like how you've paired blink effects with your commander, it looks to make your deck quite resilient to many different kinds of removal, something every deck wants.

There are a few pretty serious problems that I see with your deck currently.

The biggest one that I see is that your deck has very few ways to ramp. I counted two cards that can ramp you consistently. Those are ETB creatures that you have multiple ways to tutor for and can have the ability to blink, your deck would appreciate more ways to ramp. A few mana-rocks would fix that issue.

After that, while not as few as ramp, your deck can use a few cards that can generate card advantage turn after turn. Your deck has a lot of ways to produce one-off pluses since you have a lot of ETB tutors, but a handful of cards that can be your ol' reliable looks like it would be useful.

Lastly, I think you're running not enough lands. If you've found that this many lands lets you consistently hit your land drop every single turn of the game, then you can ignore this. I find it important to not miss any land drops.

Overall, I think you fell into the trap of believing the myth that Boros can't draw cards and ramp well, and that blinded you to the actual many options that Boros has to do this in EDH. In your case though, because of this it looks like you've stumbled upon something super creative that I think is really cool. In order to get your value (both card value and mana value) you've made some really cool packages of ETB effects, tutors, and blink effects that I've never thought of before, nor seen in Boros. It appears that lack of familiarity of the kind of cards that Boros typically uses for value has forced you to discover something that regular Boros players wouldn't have. I think that's really cool, shows how important outside perspectives can be.

With this in mind, I noticed your deck also has several cards that seem to focus more on equipment, but your deck isn't running very many equipment (Fervent Champion, Puresteel Paladin, etc.). Since you've found such a cool blink strategy (which seriously, I'm getting pretty excited about here), I think you should lean into that more. Run more blink effects like maybe Cloudshift or even the original Flicker. Goblin Matron is another tutor that can grab the powerful Dockside Extortionist as well as something like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker which synergizes extra with your ETB effects!

Anyways, while I think the deck can still be improved, you've definitely earned my upvote. This is the second time I've found a Boros list that has stumbled upon a rather unique way to generate value, create and engine, and ultimately win the game.

SquirrelPenguin on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Flickering Insight


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

Whenever an opponent casts a green spell this turn, you draw a card.

Ninja'd, i need to do above.

Plynar, Bridge Reborn

Legendary Artifact--Gate

, : Search your opponent's library for a permanent card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

So I made another Planar Bridge for when Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas rebuilds it.

Now this is for the wildcard that I got ninja'd on.

I mashed up Flicker and Insight. for the wildcard. For the next challenge, try to make a card based off of a Wizards employee (Richard Garfield, Ph.D. is an example)

Titus7007 on How to break standard --- 3 easy steps!!!

5 months ago

Sorin_Markov_1947 Yes, particularly Starfield Mystic. It was never a terrible draw, and it got down early and maybe murdered a creature blocking. His static ability was a bit useful, but he was always dead before his ability triggered or I could put his static to use on larger enchantments.

I agree Elspeth Conquers Death is pretty crucial. I expect to have those in here sooner rather than later. I think standouts included Flicker which was versatile as advertised. I used it to murder a huge Stonecoil Serpent. Narset worked. Teferi worked.

It's true Azorius control is what was causing problems for the most part. I think in those match-ups I would have preferred Dovin's Veto or Mystical Dispute over Destiny Spinner because it was my board wipes and Dance of the Manse getting countered that was causing the biggest problems. Some matches would have been won pretty easily because they had countered enough enchantments that Dance of the Manse was gonna go off big.

cgomes on Competitive Marath (GRW, Naya combo)

7 months ago

you mean the actual Flicker ? it's sorcery speed, so it doesn't really work defensively or as occasional disruption. that's a deal breaker for me. it does, however, untap cradle, or reset walkers, or kill marath, hehe. regarding final fortune, I used to play it and only removed it to test Smothering Tithe , which I've been pretty unhappy with. i'm fairly certain that smothering tithe does not belong here and will probably bring back Final Fortune . i've been testing Sevinne's Reclamation as well and I've been pretty impressed with it. I didn't realize it can get land back, too, and it's basically a 3 for 1.

king-saproling on Aurelia's Angelic crusade

9 months ago

Cards like Cloudshift , Ephemerate , Justiciar's Portal , Flicker , and Acrobatic Maneuver are pretty cool with Aurelia because they can be used for protection.. or for extra combats! After the first combat, flicker Aurelia. She re-enters as a new object that has not attacked yet this turn, so when she attacks during the second combat you will get a third combat, and so on. Better yet, these spells can be fished out with Sunforger. Eldrazi Displacer works in a similar way but is a bit more restrictive: you would need to activate the Displacer's ability in response to Aurelia's attack trigger so that her trigger will resolve last and untap her. Aurelia won't deal damage, but all your other creatures will get additional combats for every spent.

shinyrays on zenith flicker

11 months ago

as of right now updating daily; waiting for Expedition Map to fetch the tron lands. Urza's Mine , Urza's Tower , and Urza's Power Plant . the actual Flicker and maybe even Blinking Spirit . gonna get nutty.

Neotrup on Flickering a Flip Card

11 months ago

If you controlled Arcane Adaptation naming Werewolf and Vildin-Pack Alpha , then cast Flicker on your Abolisher of Bloodlines , it would reenter as Voldaren Pariah  Flip, then trigger Vildin-Pack Alpha 's ability and transform into Abolisher of Bloodlines , triggering it's own ability.

If you control Abolisher of Bloodlines enchanted with Metamorphic Alteration choosing Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip and tap it to draw a card and discard a card while you have enough cards in your graveyard, you will exile Abolisher of Bloodlines then return it to the battlefield transformed as Abolisher of Bloodlines (causing Metamorphic Alteration to be put into the graveyard, as the object it was enchanting left the battlefield). As it entered as Abolisher of Bloodlines instead of transforming into it, it would not cause it's ability to trigger.

BMHKain on A War on Sparks vs ...

1 year ago

Wait a minute!

Flicker doesn't even work w/ Isochron Scepter ! The former is a Sorcery. Geez, now I wonder of another combination... does Spark Double work w/ Aminatou? Also, is there something like Flicker that is also CMC 2, but an Instant, & returns the target right away? Just wondering as I can't find one...

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