Leyline of Anticipation

Leyline of Anticipation


If Leyline of Anticipation is in your opening hand, you may begin the game with it on the battlefield.

You may cast nonland cards as though they had flash. (You may cast them at any time you could cast an instant.)

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Leyline of Anticipation Discussion

TheVectornaut on Blue/Black Beginner Deck

3 weeks ago

I think this deck is really well-positioned to become a "draw-go" style control deck that plays instants and flash creatures on others' turns. Pteramander , Augur of Bolas , Brineborn Cutthroat , Threnody Singer , Vodalian Arcanist , Naiad of Hidden Coves , Wavebreak Hippocamp , Murmuring Mystic , and all of your instants (save for the likely too slow 4 mana ones) already fit in such an archetype to at least some extent. The horse fish is particularly insane as a card draw engine, and I'd try to get a playset of it if you can. Stacking them to draw even more cards with Nymris, Oona's Trickster , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Slitherwisp , etc. would also make Ominous Seas more viable, possibly even supplemented by draw payoffs like Chasm Skulker and Nadir Kraken .

Some other options that care about flash might be Cunning Nightbonder , Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , Leyline of Anticipation , Torrential Gearhulk , and Mystical Teachings .

For more generally good instants, Counterspell , Mana Leak , Countersquall , Frantic Search , AEtherize , Vapor Snag , Rewind , Cryptic Command , Opt , and Brainstorm (if you're playing with the legacy banned list) are options of varying budgets and power levels for a control deck.

The first cards I'd cut would be anything with suspend or that applies keyword ability counters. I think some amount of counter manipulation would be needed to maximize the value from such cards (with Clockspinning , Jhoira's Timebug , Paradox Haze , and Nikara, Lair Scavenger being a few things that come to mind). Then, I'd cull any sorceries or creatures that would take up all your mana on your own turn for minimal impact. Dead Revels , Frost Lynx , Alirios, Enraptured , and so on.

Sorry it took me a while to submit this after seeing the deck get posted earlier this week. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your build!

Snap157 on A new engine

1 month 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.

DemonDragonJ on Don't Blink or You'll Miss It!

2 months ago

I have replaced Vedalken Orrery with Leyline of Anticipation , because the leyline's additional ability could be useful, on occasion.

DemonDragonJ on Vedalken Orrery or Leyline of …

2 months ago

I have Vedalken Orrery in every one of my EDH decks, because it is simply too awesome to not have in those decks. However, it is very expensive due to not having been reprinted in a long time, so that is annoying, as I am currently building several news EDH decks.

Therefore, I am considering using Leyline of Anticipation in any EDH deck of mine that contains the color blue, rather than the orrery; the leyline does have a slightly stricter casting cost, but it also has an additional ability that could be useful, on certain occasions. Due to its color requirements, I would use it only in decks with one, two, or three colors, as it would be too difficult to use in decks with four or five colors.

What does everyone else say about this? Should I use Leyline of Anticipation or Vedalken Orrery in my EDH decks that contain the color blue?

Delphen7 on If a creature enter the …

2 months ago

It does not trigger. When the opponent passes turn, you untap, then once that is done, you then go to the upkeep step. All effects that have "At the beginning of your upkeep" then go onto the stack. You choose the order they resolve in, but it's no longer the beginning of your upkeep once they start to resolve it's more of the middle. So anything new that comes onto the field, like Damia, will not trigger since its the "middle" of the upkeep phase.

As a side note this is also why you cannot use Leyline of Anticipation to flash something onto the field and have it's upkeep ability trigger since its the "middle" of the upkeep by the time you are able to respond to these abilities.

Drac24 on Kwain Bunny Hugs

2 months ago

Thanks a lot for the feedback on the deck TotesMcGoats!

Ive actually thought about replacing the Cephalid Illusionist + Nomads en-Kor combo since ive got few ways to assemble it besides drawing into it, especially after some more testing. Actually thought of Mind Over Matter and Ive bought a copy since and added an Idyllic Tutor to help out with it and to fetch some of the pillow fort pieces if needed. The idea of the deck is to be as passive as possible only interacting when needed and using the silver bullets wisely ((need to up the interactio a bit imo after testing).

I tried the "everyone draws X cards" and I'm not a fan of them but they are a great replacement for a more steady win and more budget friendly than trying to get a MoM.

On the Tidal Barracuda thing I prefer Leyline of Anticipation since its a bit harder to interact with and my playgroup does play a lot of creature removal and semi reanimation through Hall of Heliod's Generosity .

Thanks a lot for the feedback and I really do love your Kwain list! The playstyle has been a blast in my playgroup and others, Im really proud of the list.

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