Jace, Vryn's Prodigy

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

: Draw a card, then discard a card. If there are five or more cards in your graveyard, exile Jace, Vryn's Prodigy, then return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control.

Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Discussion

Caerwyn on MDFC Sorcery in Strixhaven

2 weeks ago

RambIe - How, pray tell, are they reinventing the format?

The RC clarified that MDFCs can be cast from either side... but that's not them making a new rule. That's simply how the rules work. Here's the two rules that are relevant:

903.1. "In the Commander variant, each deck is led by a legendary creature designated as that deck’s commander."

So long as the front face of a card is a legendary creature, it satisfies this rule--that's not something new in the slightest. In fact, we have seen this with the Origins planeswalkers, like Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip.

711.7. "A player casting a modal double-faced card as a spell chooses which face they are casting before putting it onto the stack."

Nothing in this rule requires you to cast from your hand in order to choose the side of the card. When casting a card from the Command Zone, you are indeed casting it. Thus, following the letter of the rule, you get to decide what side of the card you are using before putting it on the stack.

Your complaint about them "changing" the rules is entirely without merit; the only remaining explanation for the vitriol is that you do not like them because they are new and you are not used to them.

ObIviom on Urza EDH

3 weeks ago

I would replace Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip with Transmute Artifact and find spots for Jeweled Lotus and Gilded Drake

Grubbernaut on Strong U/B control shells?

1 month ago

Kinda depends; one of the struggles of modern u/b is having to decide between discard, counterspells, or both. It's also easy to drift into a kinda-sorta tempo shell. Some general cards to consider... Thoughtseize , Inquisition of Kozilek , Drown in the Loch , Mana Leak , Archmage's Charm , Remand , Delay , Fatal Push , Bloodchief's Thirst , Murderous Rider , Brazen Borrower , Spell Snare , Cryptic Command , Snapcaster Mage , Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Behold the Multiverse , Rise / Fall (pet card of mine - might be worth a splash for it, Bolt, and K-command).

Of course, sweepers would be a good idea, too - depending on your own creatures. Damnation , Consume the Meek , Ritual of Soot , Languish , Witch's Vengeance , etc

PhotogenicParasympathetic on What's the Worst Trade You …

5 months ago

Back when Magic Origins had just come out, the five Flip Walkers were all more or less the same price - Gideon was a bit more expensive, because people thought he would make a white weenie deck real in modern, and Chandra was a bit less because she's just not as good as the others.

Anyway, I opened up a Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, and played it in prerelease, and immediately noticed that it waaaaaaay outperformed what I thought it was going to be. So I traded my then-15$ Gideon for a friend's then-12$ Jace. A short while later, Jace was 90$, and Gideon was bulk.

Sadly, I didn't get to enjoy it, because I'm a commander player and I really only need one of each card, so I traded my new extra Jace for a friend's Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh  Flip, because I like Chandra as a character.

Frank_Glascock on

6 months ago

then_do_it_again, great list. I had a few questions. I hope this is an exceptable place to ask them.

Could Magus of the Wheel be Jace's Archivist? Could either of these cards take the place of Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip? A better question is how often are you playing a wheel out of your graveyard with Jace's ability?

Explore seems very underwhelming in this list. What could you play in its place? Would either Three Visits, Sylvan Safekeeper, or Worldly Tutor be acceptable?

Do you primary save Finale of Devastation until you can cast it for X at 10 or greater?

How often does Molten Psyche's Metalcraft ability(?) occur and is this the sneaky wincon that it appears to be?

I play in a spot removal heavy meta. Have you had issues keeping Xyris, the Writhing Storm on the board? I see you have some protection but it looks like ultimately you just produce so much mana that recasting him (it?) over and over again is the solution. Am I correct?

I always ask this last question of deckbuilder's that I respect and you are definitely one of those. Which card if any on this list is close to being cut?

StasisAbuser on Flip Commanders

6 months ago

Magic Origins brought us legendary creatures that transformed into planeswalkers, such as Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, and Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip while Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip followed later.

I figured why not go back to that set up, while providing more of a commander focus with other popular planeswalkers.

Here are a couple of my rough ideas without going too far in depth with card design:

Sorin, Heir to Markov Manor // Sorin, Vampiric Master

3/4 Legengary Creature - Vampire Knight

Lifelink, Menace

If your life total is 50 or greater, exile Sorin, Heir to Markov Manor and return him to the battlefield transformed under his owner's control.


Starting loyalty: 4

As long as you control three or more vampires, vampires you control have flying

+2 Until the beginning of your next turn, your opponents can't gain life

-3 Each opponent loses four life, you gain life equal to the amount of life lost this way.

-8 You get an emblem that says "Creatures you control have indestructible and creatures your opponents control lose indestructible and can't gain indestructible."

Vraska, Undercity Dweller // Vraska, Bane of Isperia

2/3 Legendary Creature - Rogue Assassin


Whenever two or more creatures an opponent controls dies, exile Vraska, Undercity Dweller and return her to the battlefield transformed her owner's control.


Starting loyalty: 3

+2: create a 1/1 black snake creature token with wither

-2: Put a -1/-1 counter on each creature you don't control

-10: You get an emblem that says "Attacking creatures you control have infect."

Let me know what you all think. My apologies for the sub-par formatting, still learning my way around this site.

amicdeep on Moonmist shenanigans

6 months ago

i know you've already considered it but i do think you really want Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip as a 2 of. the ability to recast moonmist, dig for combo cards makes him pure utility and almost always relevant

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