Foil

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Common
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (DDF) Uncommon
Prophecy (PCY) Uncommon

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Foil

Instant

You may discard an Island card and another card rather than pay Foil's mana cost.

Counter target spell.

Foil Discussion

Diddle on Mr. Vosk's Dementia Troupe

3 weeks ago

I would consider a few of the stronger mill payloads, such as Mind Grind , Fraying Sanity , and Sphinx's Tutelage . A fun combo is Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank for infinite mill and damage. You are also fairly low on removal, and a slow mill deck wants a lot of that. There are the more expensive options like Damnation or Cyclonic Rift , but you seem like you want to stick to a low budget so I would recommend AEtherize or Languish . Phenax, God of Deception is very popular as a mill commander, but is still good in the 99 if you want to stick with Mirko. Counterspells are also very powerful in a deck like this, since you don't care about you're opponents board state much, and Counterspell , Commit / Memory , Foil , Spell Swindle , and Memory Lapse are very good for that role and are pretty cheap to pick up. Grindstone is pretty expensive, but can kill a mono-color deck very quickly if your play group has a lot of that.

triproberts12 on Deep Sea Apocalypse

1 month ago

Wow, dude. You might be the very first person I've advised to remove lands from their deck. 42 is plenty, even for a big creature deck with Exploration and Burgeoning. Add in a little more early ramp in those spots. Sakura-Tribe Elder and Farseek come to mind. T

he other thing to keep in mind if you're new to commander is that 99-card singleton vs 60-card decks with 4 copies of staple cards behave very differently. You're only 50/50 to draw two creatures in the first 6 turns. Foster and Heirloom Blade might be good, in addition to a few more leviathans. Deep-Sea Kraken is a great early drop that should be out with haste by turn 5. Mesmerizing Benthid and Elder Deep-Fiend are octopi that can slow down opponents. Tromokratis is just a pain for any deck running utility creatures. Nimbus Swimmer can get hilariously large with your ramp package.

I think the counterspells that untap lands are clever, for sure. I might also consider Frantic Search for the same reason. If you really want to double down on the flash subtheme, then Leyline of Anticipation and/or Vedalken Orrery are good. Although, if you want to remove Simic Signet , as well, having very few artifacts or enchantments (that don't win on the spot, anyway), means that Bane of Progress and Wave of Vitriol are both pretty great.

Cyclonic Rift is just a straight-up staple, so make that a stretch card when you want to put more into the deck. As for tribal stuff, this might be a stretch on your budget, but Herald's Horn and Urza's Incubator are where it's at.

Bounty of the Luxa hasn't been all it was hyped up to be when it first came out. I'm not a fan of Foil , since the part of the game when you've got 4 mana but don't have extra untapped lands is pretty narrow.

Beyond that, I would check out the sea-creature tribal EDHREC page for Arixmethes. Looks like about 30 people have built decks under that theme, which is lower than I expected, although the decks from the main page might be built as such but not labeled. There's also a quirk of tribes with high CMC and low numbers tend to not meet the EDHREC critera for the site's algorithm automatically labelling it as a tribal deck.

BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

1 month ago

ATTACKU OF THE KILLUH SHIBA INU WOLVES!

I'm still working on a Doomsday Package. Predict seems good (According to a Primer for this, it counts as 1+2, for a Three Point Avg alone. I'm using Laboratory Maniac , Pact of Negation (Unless Foil is good for you as well.), I don't want to use Lion's Eye Diamond , or Yawgmoth's Will , but I do need a mana source... So, we have three cards to use: Predict , Laboratory Maniac , & Pact of Negation / Foil / Force of Will . Any two ideas that would work here?

Here's some hate though: I'm trying to make a combo w/ Shimmer , but I'm wondering which of the Following is better: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , or Blanket of Night . The Former is a land, but I dunno if phasing Urborg is good or not. Blanket of Night isn't a land; & is odd casted as well. Thoughts?

For the Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir + Knowledge Pool combo, can you think of any alts for the latter? I can think of Omen Machine , but are there any others? Just wondering...

Since I'll be running Leyline of the Void & Tormod's Crypt again, should I replace Ashen Rider w/ Angel of Despair again?

Is this combo too much?: Leonin Arbiter + Maralen of the Mornsong + Necropotence + Children of Korlis ? How do you think it works; & is it effective? Should I just keep the latter 2 instead if not?

Also, I'm working on a Superfriends Primer if anyone cares; it's WIP though...

BMHKain on Several things; & some questions ...

1 month ago

@scotchtapedsleeves: Hmmm... Well, I just need to get my mind out of this for now. Backing this on topic like some rando's Uncle's Ratty Old Pickup (Actually, that sounds stupid in my book, considering my current status as an Uncle myself... :/), I still probably need some advice for several things; I have too many decks to cut until the legal 100 card max.

I'm still working on a Doomsday Package. Predict seems good (According to a Primer for this, it counts as 1+2, for a Three Point Avg alone. I'm using Laboratory Maniac , Pact of Negation (Unless Foil is good for you as well.), I don't want to use Lion's Eye Diamond , or Yawgmoth's Will , but I do need a mana source... So, we have three cards to use: Predict , Laboratory Maniac , & Pact of Negation / Foil . Any two ideas that would work here?

Here's some hate though: I'm trying to make a combo w/ Shimmer , but I'm wondering which of the Following is better: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , or Blanket of Night . The Former is a land, but I dunno if phasing Urborg is good or not. Blanket of Night isn't a land; & is odd casted as well. Thoughts?

For the Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir + Knowledge Pool combo, can you think of any alts for the latter? Just wondering...

Since I'll be running Leyline of the Void & Tormod's Crypt again, should I replace Ashen Rider w/ Angel of Despair again?

Is this combo too much?: Leonin Arbiter + Maralen of the Mornsong + Necropotence + Children of Korlis ? How do you think it works; & is it effective? Should I just keep the latter 2 instead if not?

Anyways, that's all I have for now; though I still have some things to finish up at this time. I'll see you all later.

tacolover25 on It's a Mad World (U/G Madness)

1 month ago

Great suggestion! I will try out Foil . I may need to add more islands though.

Kirtanian on The Locust God... of the QuickDraw

2 months ago

Took the paper deck out for its inaugural run. Handily won by chaining synergies together. Someone running a Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck put out a Teferi's Puzzle Box .

I went Puzzle Box into a 13 card draw netting 13 tokens and an Ashnod's Altar , then sacrificed 14 tokens to get the mana for an x=24 Stroke of Genius . Drew into Purphoros, God of the Forge and Slate of Ancestry .

Cast both, someone used a Cancel but I responded by discarding 2 islands to cast Foil , spells resolve so I sacrificed 2 tokens to activate Slate of Ancestry , then drew my 22 cards allowing Purphoros to deal 44 damage to each opponent. GG.

xxxavo on U R Delving for Miracles

2 months ago

-1 Dispel

+1 Condescend

I value the Scry 2, and counter all ability over the limitation to just instants, as I don't know what the meta will be like yet.

-3 Evolving Wilds

+2 Ash Barrens

+1 Terramorphic Expanse

Ash Barrens interacts better with Foil as it allows me to fetch an island to my hand.

-2 Vapor Snag

+2 Echoing Truth

As I'm not sure what my meta will be like, Echoing Truth can act as catch all solution.

-1 Flame Slash

+1 Thermo-Alchemist

To increase my reach a bit.

xxxavo on U R Delving for Miracles

2 months ago

Additional changes from playtesting

-2 Ash Barrens

+2 Terramorphic Expanse

-1 Foil

+1 Dispel

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Foil occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.36%