Isochron Scepter

Isochron Scepter

Artifact

Imprint — When Isochron Scepter enters the battlefield, you may exile an instant card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your hand. (The exiled card is imprinted onto this artifact.)

, : You may copy the exiled card. If you do, you may cast the copy without paying its mana cost.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Isochron Scepter Discussion

multimedia on Breya....Help Me!

6 days ago

Hey, well done so far.

Your deck doesn't have a Commander yet. In the editor where you see Breya, Etherium Shaper text add the Commander tag CMDR to the end.

Breya, Etherium Shaper *CMDR*

This will show Breya as the Commander and show a card image of Breya under the Commander category.


What is your budget for upgrades? Since I don't know I will give you some low budget options.

Dramatic Reversal is paired with Isochron Scepter and mana rocks to make infinite mana. Infinite mana can be used with Breya as a win condition since she can sac herself for mode to do 3 damage to a player. When she dies she goes to the Command Zone and because you have infinite mana you keep casting her from there. Repeat the combo by sacing her and one of her Thopters. If not playing Reversal than Scepter doesn't do enough in your deck with only four other instants.

Grand Architect with Breya since she and the Thopters she creates are blue. Architect is ramp for artifacts or artifact activated abilities and it can tap itself even the turn you play it. Architect combos with Pili-Pala for infinite colored mana and Breya can be the win condition with infinite mana by sacing herself for her 3 damage to a player mode.

Goblin Engineer because many of the combo artifacts are 3 CMC or less. Engineer has interaction with Eldrazi Displacer for more tutoring. More repeatable artifact reanimation is helpful and getting an artifact of your choice in your graveyard is good with many cards here: Daretti, Scrap Savant , Goblin Welder , Sharuum the Hegemon , Trash for Treasure , Emry, Lurker of the Loch , etc.

Whirlwind of Thought repeatable draw by casting artifacts as well as instants/sorceries/enchantments/Planeswalkers.


Some changes to consider:

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

ObIviom on Dont Rush Me, Im a Breach (cEDH Draw Go Control)

1 week ago

Amazing, I don't see Isochron Scepter or Dramatic Reversal in this list however, not sure if I'm blind or just simply missing it haha. Really cool build though, will definitely be keeping an eye on this. do you have a budget version built?

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Dont Rush Me, Im a Breach (cEDH Draw Go Control)

1 week ago

There are a few wincons in this list, actually! Its a slow control build, moreover this is pretty close to my base list that I modify depending on meta.

Nexus of Fate Loops

Starting State Requires ETI + 12 mana to cast it:

Cast Enter the Infinite (-12 mana)

Cast Mana Crypt (+2 mana)

Cast Mana Vault (-1 mana, 4 mana overall)

Cast Sol Ring (-1 mana, 5 mana overall)

Cast Isochron Scepter imprinting Dramatic Reversal , and then activate it (-2, -2, 1 mana in pool)

You now have infinite mana (Colorless and useless if you did not play Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond)

Cast Nexus of Fate and pass turn to yourself. Enjoy your infinite turns!

Twister Loops

Cast Enter the Infinite (-12 mana)

Cast Mana Crypt (+2 mana)

Cast Mana Vault (-1 mana, 4 mana overall)

Cast Sol Ring (-1 mana, 5 mana overall)

Cast Sensei's Divining Top (-1 mana, 4 mana overall)

Cast Isochron Scepter imprinting Dramatic Reversal , and then activate it (-2, -2, 0 mana in pool)

You now have infinite mana (Colorless and useless if you did not play Chrome Mox or Mox Diamond)

Cast Hullbreacher and then Timetwister

Activate Isochron enough times to stack enough Sensei draw triggers to pick up your library

Now you're in a state where you can infinitely recast any spell in your deck, nobody else has cards in hand, and you can kinda do whatever. If you want to Reality Shift everyone's deck down to 0, you can.

Meta Packages

Cursed Totem & Crop Rot for Tabernacle are the wide anti-creature stax pieces. Rashmi can operate through a cursed totem, so if your meta is really green, its a good option that doesn't slow us down that much. Tabernacle is even crazier, it punishes dork/tymna decks and all kinds of commander dependant strats.

This list also leverages creature tutors and Collector Ouphe, but doesn't run Null Rod. We cant tutor Rod, it feeds dockside (though it makes the treasures inoperable), so I leaned harder into anti-artifact + anti-creature synergies. Cuz it means we can hate on every strategy in a meaninful way.

Even heavier anti-creature versions of my Rashmi list exist, notably "PolyNezahal", which has only Nezahal on board, leans into artifacts, and includes stuff like Oko and Narset to circumvent a lack of Hullbreacher.

FreyTheMagicPlayer on Thrasios/Tymna cEDH Decklist

1 week ago

Mcat1999

Hey! So there are actually various ways that this deck can win, and a lot of them don't require a whole lot of setup, just good tutoring and keeping the right cards. All 4 of the combos (Angel's Draw, Bomberman, Dramatic Scepter, and Thassa's Consultation), are win conditions. With Angel's Draw, you cast Angel's Grace first and just draw whatever you want with Ad Nauseam . Bomberman is an infinite mana combo because Auriok Salvagers lets you return Lion's Eye Diamond . Dramatic Scepter is also infinite mana as long as you have 3 mana in the form of mana rocks and mana dorks, you simply exile Dramatic Reversal with Isochron Scepter . Thassa's Consultation is (arguably) the easiest way to win the game, cause it only costs 3 mana and it's pretty hard to stop unless they have counterspells. Simply play Demonic Consultation and name a card that isn't in your deck, you'll exile your entire deck, and then play Thassa's Oracle and you win the game. Of course usually with infinite mana you'll just be drawing your entire deck out with Thrasios, Triton Hero and you'll usually be putting that infinite mana towards Walking Ballista .

Usually if you're wanting to win you'll be looking for 1-2 tutors in your hand, and a piece of a combo, that way you know how you're gonna do it. Aetherflux Reservoir isn't so much a win condition as it is a great way to bypass decks that eat at your life total, because you also tend to hurt yourself a lot. It just gives you some insurance so when you do finally cast that something big, if it gets stopped you at least have a backup.

As for ways to get to the combos, you'll be looking at any tutor of course, and Birthing Pod is an excellent choice for getting out a creature that you really don't wanna be countered. Usually before you win the game you'll want some form of insurance out on the battlefield, so if you have a win con in hand, the pod, and a one drop mana dork, I recommend using pod to get Grand Abolisher out, cause then they can't stop you from winning the game.

Finally, if you're in a situation where ballista isn't gonna win you the game and next turn you'll lose, or if you simply don't have a way to get oracle out or win by damage, there are ways to simply take over the game with things like Memory's Journey , Noxious Revival , and Windfall , or Timetwister . This is simply a combo that if you have infinite mana and Thrasios out, you'll be able to have infinite of every card in the deck, cause you get to shuffle your graveyard over and over again, and don't forget that if they destroy your infinite mana source at some point you can use Hullbreacher to generate some treasure tokens with this. All you have to do is use either Windfall or Timetwister, shuffle everything basically, draw your cards, use Noxious Revival to put it back on top of your library, draw it, use it again, then Memory's Journey to put Noxious and your card of choice back into the deck.

If you have any other questions, just let me know!

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Urza’s Pet Dragon

1 week ago

I would consider the classic infinite combos:

Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal + 3 mana from artifacts = infinite mana.

Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth = infinite mana.

Leveler + Thassa's Oracle = win the game.

RambIe on How Can I Build Kenrith/Artifact …

1 week ago

you just want to torture people into quitting ?
1st. Take 0rcs suggestion to load up your deck with mana loops and tutors
2nd. use the endless mana to cast your commander and draw your deck
3rd. Cast Isochron Scepter Imprinting Silence and then cast Unwinding Clock and any sacrifice creature outlet
4th. end step clean up keep Teferi's Protection , Riftsweeper , Cyclonic Rift , and 4 counter spells, make the last card you discard Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre to reset the deck

use Isochron Scepter / Silence & Unwinding Clock to lock them out of the game
if they try to respond to silence being put on the stack counter there response
if you cant counter there response cast Teferi's Protection
then at your next turn Cyclonic Rift to undo all there accomplishments
then cast Riftsweeper to reset Teferi's Protection
rinse repeat only difference now is if you need to reset Teferi's Protection just sac Riftsweeper then use kenny to put him back before you draw your deck

tada now your an asshole :)

DarkMagician on A new engine

2 weeks ago

The Dramatic Scepter combo ( Dramatic Rescue imprinted on Isochron Scepter ) is the next best thing with alarm being the closest you'll get with a single card.

Snap157 on A new engine

2 weeks ago

Welcome back to the format! Intruder Alarm is 100% your best bet. Seedborn Muse + Leyline of Anticipation might be cool, but perhaps Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal may help you untap a lot too.

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