Isochron Scepter

Isochron Scepter


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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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Rare
Eternal Masters (EMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Uncommon
From the Vault: Relics (V10) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Isochron Scepter Discussion

shwanerz88 on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

16 hours ago

Talrand Says No!

Commander / EDH* shwanerz88


the crew tonight decided to try Mitch's secret commanders tonight and Talrand worked out perfectly for me and ended up winning the loan wolf with a well timed Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal combo. He deserves some loving.

psionictemplar on The Suspense is Killing You

4 days ago

I'm about to head into work so it'll be either late tonight/tomorrow before I'll have you a build. If I'm feeling the brewing spirit, I just might make both a build for both options I suggested. My brains even been teasing me with a 3 color control build that uses Teferi, Time Raveler in combination with Isochron Scepter and Delay to possibly leave your opponents spells in exile. Either way, I'll see what I can do for you later.

carpecanum on Hydras (2)

5 days ago

Protean, Ironscale and Hungering Hydras all want to get blocked. Nemesis Mask or any of like 10 green enchantments not only force a block but that means all the other hydras are unblocked.

You have enough cheap instants to consider Isochron Scepter. You would probably have to swap a few more instant/sorcery cards though.

Is Gargos, Vicious Watcher your boss? Your commander isn't showing.

MagicMarc on Feelings On Fogs?

1 week ago

The second line of Mandate of Peace makes it even better than a Fog effect. That is a great control option for Isochron Scepter abuse like Orim's Chant. Why is it 50 cents American when Chant is like 18 US dollars?

Heck, it even affects all players?

RogueSatedan on Commander Deck Inspiration Ideas...

1 week ago

MagicMarc - No budget. Anything goes.

And I'm liking a lot of these ideas. Thank you very much guys/gals. I was kinda leaning towards at least red and black, possibly green, but you guys are making me think about keeping white in as well!

I feel like black is a sure thing and I feel like I am leaning towards a deck that forces everybody else to just discard everything each turn... at least a few spells seem cheap right now and I think I might throw in a Isochron Scepter as well to let him play something over and over...

...are there other artifacts or enchantments that will allow you to play spells over and over again?

ellie-is on Kykar's Tokens & Cantrips

1 week ago

Okay, more changes... Relatively large ones this time. Keeping track of them here in the comments in case I want to take any of it back.

Removed more mana-intensive buffs (Force of Virtue, Dictate of Heliod, Soulblade Djinn, Strongarm Monk), some token generators (Goblinslide, Launch the Fleet, Battle Screech, Docent of Perfection  Flip, Finale of Glory) and and some other cards (Sphinx's Revelation, Firemind's Research, Fumigate) to make room for new ones.

Removed a land for Wayfarer's Bauble and Mind Stone.

Added Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares and Muddle the Mixture.

Added Divine Visitation because it's really good on its own and makes Bishop of Wings better (I was wary of keeping Bishop of Wings with so little that synergized with it and without having tutors, at least now there's one more chance of drawing something that's good with it).

Added Purphoros, God of the Forge, Impact Tremors, Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal, Retraction Helix and Spellbook because after giving it some consideration, infinite combos are fair-ish and fun if I'm not using tutors.

Added Fireball and Comet Storm to make use of infinite mana, since there's now a couple ways to do that.

I'll probably temporarily proxy some of the more expensive cards, but it's gonna be so long before I'm playing games in person again that I might even be able to buy all of them before that happens, lol.

ellie-is on Kykar's Tokens & Cantrips

1 week ago

Peoni: Thank you so much for the super detailed and thoughtful comment!!!!!!

When I started putting it together I had cards like Firebrand Archer, Electrostatic Field and Guttersnipe together with Purphoros, God of the Forge and Impact Tremors but then I realized that 1- maybe dealing a lot of non game-ending damage to "each opponent" in a format that seems very political and painting a huge target on my head is not such a great idea and 2- that Purphoros costs a whole lot of money, haha. So I got rid of them, but totally want to add Purphoros in the future as it's just an amazing card.

Isochron Scepter seems amazing here as well! The double masters printing has apparently made it relatively cheap overseas, but for some dumb reason it's still super expensive locally so I don't know if I can afford to add it. But I'll write it down on the maybeboard and definitely add it and all its other combo pieces once I can!

As for rocks, that's some good advice! Shame about Chromatic Lantern, it's a more expensive card I actually own and was excited to actually use it, hahaha. I also have the Bauble, so I'll be sure to add it in!

Agreed on the counters, definitely gonna make that change! Had some of those in earlier but ended up cutting them, though in hindsight they're the ones that should've stayed. I can probably add in spot removal as well (got a Path to Exile lying around as well lol), just gotta figure out what to take out for them!

I'll make those changes tomorrow as it's really late right now, but again, thank you so much for taking the time to comment! These suggestions were incredibly helpful. Building for a format you've never played and without knowing what to expect from other players or from your own deck is tough, hehe.

Also gonna try to look more into infinite combos with Kykar tomorrow, see if I can find other decks that have more of them that I can use!

PS: Definitely gonna add Bishop of Wings and Arcane Adaptation too! And thought it requires an additional mana to get it going, the bishop should also work with Mirror Entity, which makes me happy haha. Mirror Entity is great!

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