Hidden Strings


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Common

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Hidden Strings


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.)

Hidden Strings Discussion

kamarupa on Larry's Flippin the Birdemic

1 month ago

Too bad Segovian Angel wasn't Segovian Hawk.

Perhaps something to provide vigilance would be useful? Piety Charm or Marshaling Cry ? Always Watching is really good in my Modern U/W fliers deck, - given that we usually have evasion, being able to swing with everything and still block the next turn crushes opponents. And while vigilance is good on it's own, it also combos really well with your Tah-Crop Elite. Hidden Strings comes mind as well as a fringe possibility along those same lines.

kamarupa on Swampwalk

2 months ago

I'm guessing Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is too pricey? If so, I suggest adding "Budget" to the deck's hubs.

Swap in Mastermind's Acquisition for your Diabolic Tutor s.

Some nicer lands would obviously help, but so would Fertile Ground . If you go both routes, it might be possible to add U, which would open the door to spells like Hidden Strings , Fatestitcher , and Curiosity .

For 4 mana, I think I'd run Harmonize over Rogue's Gloves . If you can't deal opponents unblockable damage, the Gloves won't help, so that conditional just diminishes the consistency of card advantage.

kamarupa on

2 months ago

derp lol. Hidden Strings comes to mind.

Poly_raptor on Kykar, The Last Airbender

3 months ago

I like the theme of this, would you consider cards that can copy themselves and have the words “Cast the copy”?

From reading the text on the commander I think that would trigger her twice,

For example:

AEthertow or other cards with conspire and/or storm and replicate.


Shattering Spree

Chandra, Pyromaster ultimate allows you to cast copies.

Finale of Promise

You could also use cards with the cipher mechanic, Hidden Strings .

Cloven Casting

Swarm Intelligence

Thousand-Year Storm

Just a few ideas :)


Mystigan on Cipher/Heroic

4 months ago

you might want to try adding in Hidden Strings

Mystigan on Blue/Green Heroic Deck

4 months ago

You should think about using Hidden Strings in this Deck. It targets a creature so you tap that creature, say its Staunch-Hearted Warrior Thats 2 +1 +1 Counters then you cipher it to your creature. every time you hit your foe you just added a +1 +1 counter and made your creature basically have vigilance and you can untap a land or target another creature for some more heroic fun.

DukeNicky on Hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand

4 months ago

having a lot of tap/untap in my Merieke Ri Berit deck I would use Second Wind and Freed from the Real or even Niblis of the Breath even Hidden Strings would play into your gambits

Disasterpiece on Scepter of Doom

5 months ago

Do you think I could use Hidden Strings as an imprinted spell to pave the way towards infinite? The bottleneck is mana and mono blue has little to no land enchantments to make a land produce more than the standard 1. Hidden Strings + Voltaic Key seems like a decent way of making sure that I can activate an Isochron Scepter multiple times and Hidden Strings leaves the door open to tapping another target permanent, which to me points to tapping an enchanted land to provide the mana for even more scepter madness, but again, mana. Thoughts?

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