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.)
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|Dragon's Maze (DGM)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Hidden Strings Discussion
1 week ago
New rogue looks interesting. There's also Thieves' Guild Enforcer if you want more mill payoff. Have you considered some removal or other types of control, like Fatal Push, Inquisition of Kozilek, Remand, etc? Earwig Squad for sideboard? Sygg, River Cutthroat is also cute although I don't know how good it would be in this deck. Hidden Strings lets you attack w/ rogue then tap down your opponent's lands if they are control before casting stuff on ur second main phase, or untap your lands to leave mana open for a Remand, etc. Bitterblossom gives u a crapton of rogues, great with your lords (and definitely with the new one).
2 months ago
Because Daxos will sometimes get smoked a couple times, or simply chump blocked, i recommend at least 1 or two other unblockables... Like Lu Xun, Scholar General, Ferropede or even Deep-Sea Kraken. If you are playing a group of 3 or 4, the Kraken is a good choice, he comes into play pretty quick.... or if 1v1 games, True-Name Nemesis could also be an option.
I love my Daxos deck. I have also found that cards that have Cipher on them are pretty good Hidden Strings, Last Thoughts and Stolen Identity... Hidden strings is especially nice, you can untap the two lands you just used to cast it.. then when he attacks you get to untap/tap 2 more lands every hit. with doublestrike thats 4 untaps.. good to play for those spells you are stealing.
5 months ago
Just suggesting some cards you might consider.
Mothdust Changeling : One card to tap them all (for one)
Hidden Strings : It's not that good with the synergie but i just feel it might have some potential.
5 months ago
I’m probably being stupid, but when you Cipher a spell to a creature, then it deals combat damage to a player, and you cast a copy of that spell can you then Cipher the copy to a creature? For example if you were to play Hidden Strings and encode it to any creature, Arbiter of the Ideal for example, then you attack with Arbiter of the Ideal, and your opponent can’t block. If you choose to cast a copy of Hidden Strings, could you then exile, and encode the copy to Arbiter of the Ideal or another creature you control? I assume not, but just want to make sure.
6 months ago
A bit of advice I gave on another deck just now applies here, as well: Think about your limiting factors. This deck can do obnoxiously powerful things, but with it being so built around Jalira, you need ways to max out her ability, and backup plans. You look pretty good on ways to bounce Jalira out from under a Lignify, but I'd get some backup and untapping power in there. Proteus Staff is a mandatory backup for Jalira decks. It's a little odd not to be running Mass Polymorph, as well. As for Jalira, Captain of the Mists, Dramatic Reversal (+Isochron Scepter!!), Fatestitcher, Hidden Strings, Turnabout, Vizier of Tumbling Sands, Freed from the Real, Pemmin's Aura, Crab Umbra, and Second Wind are all your friends, and most of them have adjacent combo pieces that I'm too lazy to investigate right now!
6 months ago
sergiodelrio I don't plan on splashing black unless I want to go Dimir which does have some great cards like Thought Erasure and , and Thief of Sanity, Cast Down, God-Eternal Kefnet,Hidden Strings (which has an awesome clone ability) and more. The former 3 of these cards are most useful, as they use as little mana as possible for greatest efficacy. God-Eternal Kefnet is pretty darn good for his flying and mana cost, if i may say so. If I have some expensive instants or sorceries I could definitely use him.
6 months ago
It started with Hidden Strings and Darksteel Reactor because I liked the flow of Hidden Strings ciphered + mana-storage lands. Thrummingbird came along since its flying made it a good target for the Cipher while doubling my mana lands. I eventually looked for cooky counters to Proliferate (infect was a bit too strong for the multiplayer-casual environment I was building for and have yet to build a alt win-con deck) so I found Darksteel Reactor. came in because Dismantle- along with Pyromancer's Goggles and Ral Zarek (possibility of going infinite with ult and enough proliferation, plus his tap/utap +1 was great for mana rocks and the goggles). 1 Dismantle let me jump from 5 counters to 10 and a copied pair jumped that to 20 giving me a out-of-the blue insta win.
I never built the deck since Darksteel is a pricy card for my standards and a bit too threatening- i'd most likely get jumped the second I put 2-3 counters on it once my friend group knew I was running dismantle.
Then I found out proliferate was amazing with mana rocks that use counters like Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia. I still liked Ral's interaction with my mana rocks and thought Volt Charge would be fun with the goggles so I came to my current deck Untap X-Spells which proliferate-ramps mana to dump into Fireball-esqe spells for a finisher. Had to find an alt win con since one of our friends was bringing a player-hexproof deck which would render the game unwinnable but found some good allies in Ludevic's Test Subject Flip and Slumbering Dragon. Plus, Manifold Key can give the big boi a backdoor.
Deck works alright but I usually have 15+ mana for a finisher but never draw one. End up passing mid-late game while topdecking and lose before the big zap. Figured Firemind's Research could give me a mana dump and carddraw and works nicely with Flux Channeler for a storm-like deck. I'll probably order 2 of each and drop the Thrummingbirds. Untap X-Spells Storm Prolif-TriggerI was wondering what I could accomplish if I put more eggs in the cantrip basket when I stumbled across your deck and found out ha!
Your deck reminds me of the Blistercoil Weird + Paradise Mantle decks- where you would cantrip all day then swing with him / Guttersnipe them down- but I think your engine is a little more fun. I wonder which solitare deck would win.
As an important side note, I almost exclusively play Blue/Red since I love those card the most and rarely look into the other colors so that greatly affected the cards I found and considered. With Green, going the Simic route with Evolve mechanics, +1/+1 counters, and Gilder Bairn would be pretty strong package for a Darksteel Reactor deck as well. And Black, as you found out, is great for getting a cheap Infect counter on someone.