Hidden Strings

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Hidden Strings

Sorcery

You may tap or untap target permanent, then you may tap or untap another target permanent.

Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

plakjekaas on Would Seedborn Muse Be Blue …

2 weeks ago

In pioneer there's a deck making good use of Hidden Strings and Pore Over the Pages to storm off with Lotus Field mana.

The thing they used to do with Turnabout and Frantic Search, or maybe even Time Spiral or Treachery, anything to untap Tolarian Academy for insane amounts of mana.

And Twiddle of course, can't forget that one.

That's in addition to the extra turn argument I tried making in my last post.

Blue untaps a LOT of lands, more with spells than, permanents, although Fatestitcher and Vizier of Tumbling Sands aren't new cards either.

Siosilvar on Colorshift Land Control

3 weeks ago

Color denial on its own isn't a win condition, it's just disruption, and you need something else going on to make the single-land deniers playable. Blood Moon shuts off multiple lands and Spreading Seas replaces itself, so that's why those are the ones that get play.

But that said... Contaminated Ground and Pooling Venom can be win conditions, if you use them as repeatable shocks in combination with Hidden Strings, Fatestitcher, or Icy Manipulator to force your opponents to use them even when they don't want to. There's a brew from about 5 years ago I have bookmarked that does that: For Assholes Only

Another idea I've had is a mostly-blue deck that denies the first few lands until resolving an Isochron Scepter with Boomerang imprinted to keep them stuck at 2 Islands forever. The final win condition is just Cephalid Constable and Venser, Shaper Savant beatdown.

9-lives on Urzatron and Filter lands vs …

11 months ago

I'm wondering if Lotus Field combo works better or worse than using Urzatron with filter lands? Here's my manabase with Urzatron:

28 cards total

Here's the minimum manabase and cards to make Lotus Fields work:

36 cards total

Also, I can use filter lands themselves to make more colored mana. Urzatron with filter is even better. Lotus Fields requires that they are untapped artificially, which seems to giv the urzatron an advantage.

nbarry223 on Best Fae of Wishes Targets?

1 year ago

I'm looking for a list of what people would think are fun and exciting Fae of Wishes targets. This can be anything from Hidden Strings which uses the creature's evasion to its advantage, to something like Worship which makes you immortal provided you have a creature out. You can even have a convoluted suggestion like Summoner's Pact into Spring-Leaf Avenger to further utilize the card's evasion through ninjutsu.

I'm mainly looking for cards that don't typically see a lot of play, and am particularly interested in alternate win-cons like Approach of the Second Sun or Nexus of Fate. I'm also looking for build around suggestions. For example, I've recently found Power Conduit which can make any saga into something pretty broken, and has great relevance with persist/undying, or even being able to play through Chalice of the Void (yours or your opponents). It also makes things like Wall of Roots into pretty epic advantage generators.

There are no color or mana restrictions here, just looking for some novel ideas. Bonus points if it is something relevant in specific matches, like Worship is against RDW variants, and can actually be sided in, when Fae of Wishes is sided out.

DreadKhan on Karona Backgrounds EDH

1 year ago

Any of the decent Cipher spells might be worth thinking about, the best is probably Stolen Identity, which can make you a copy of the best creature or artifact each time Akroma hits someone. There are also Hidden Strings and Hands of Binding, in that order I suppose. Hidden Strings can let you hold up interaction while using your mana, Hands locks down a blocker each time Karona connects (helps for next turn), so she stays safe. There is the black option of Undercity Plague, which helps thin out blockers as well.

zachz on Tap 'em Out!

1 year ago

Really enjoy the concept of the deck. I think you have, if you pardon the terrible pun, an untapped potential that can be added to your deck.

Untap mechanics can accelerate your own card tap abilities, and give you the rare opportunity to tap an opponent creature multiple times per turn. There's several that I found worth suggesting:

Breakaway on Magic_Aids

1 year ago

Hi Magic_Aids,

Big fan here. I wanted to know if you thought that Hidden Strings has potential in Pioneer in aggressive and evasive decks. I know it can seem fragile and prone to removal, but it's almost free and synergizes really well with Spirits' activated abilities, flash shenanigans and low curve, especially since the whole point of the deck is to counter removal and protect your threats. Here is a rough list that I've had fun with: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hidden-obsession-snow-spirits/

Thanks

legendofa on Nonbasic Outcasts

1 year ago

Cloudpost and Glimmerpost, with Vesuva and Thespian's Stage. With griffstick's suggestion of Orvar, the All-Form, some stuff like Hidden Strings, Capsize, and Replication Technique, you get a pile of blue ramp jankosity.

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