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

Hazankob on U/G Anti-spike Commander (EDH)

3 weeks ago

2021 update:

While thanks to the commander the deck doesn't run out of steam very often, unfortunately on occasion because of the commander, an opponent can have more steam than you are able to keep up with. Due to this I've decided to cut a couple of cards that "do nothing" outside of specific situations.


Psychic Surgery , which is basically a cheaper/weaker mindlock orb.

Leyline of Anticipation , I'm a huge fan of this card so it was a difficult cut, however with Teferi and Alchemist's Refuge in the deck, and also considering the large ratio of instants or cards with flash therein, its not a massive loss.

Archmage's Charm , Not gonna lie, I've never liked this spell, I just wanted to steal someone's Sol Ring with it and since I have a couple of 4 mana counterspells I figured it was a justifiable inclusion. I never did steal a Sol Ring and there even was a time where it was a dead draw because I was stuck on 2 blue.


Decisive Denial , The most obvious inclusion. In general this card just seems powerful. Removal? Check. Counterspell? Check. It also fits on a scepter. Much better than Archmage's Charm.

Fumble , Another scepter target. My dream is to steal an Eldrazi Conscription or a Kaldra with this. Another unseen use of this card is how it interacts with control magic effects. Powerful on paper, lets see how it holds up in practice.

Scroll Rack , This card speaks for itself. I didn't cut Leyline because I dislike leyline, I cut it because I needed to make room for this.

Guerric on Does Providence make your STARTING …

1 month ago

Yeah, Neotrup and seshiro_of_the_orochi are right. This is like Leyline of Anticipation in that you need to reveal it from your opening hand, which would dictate that happening before you draw a card, then on the first upkeep of the game (whether yours or your opponents) the triggered ability would go on the stack where it could be technically be hit with a Stifle effect if your opponents have it, though likely it being the first upkeep they don't.

Coward_Token on Modern Horizons 2 Spoilers

2 months ago

Moderation: Neat control card. In EDH, gogo Leyline of Anticipation

Pastlebox on Varina's Zombie Knights! - 2021-05-21

2 months ago

"Replaced Merciless Eviction with Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant Reason: The instant speed removal potential of Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant and the several sacrifice outlets in the deck, plus being free with Rooftop Storm , makes this a better include. While the deck can recover from having it's perminants exiled, it isn't something I'm overly keen on rebuilding through.

Replaced Animate Dead with Necromancy Reason: Necromancy lets me return and sacrifice Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant during my oppponents' turns, which is awesome. It also gives Nev more flexibility at creating tapped 2/2 zombies following any of their own board wipes.

Replaced Liliana's Standard Bearer with Rhystic Study Reason: Liliana's Standard Bearer is just too situational. I've kept it in my sideboard to help depower the deck depending on the playgroup. I really like it and it does work well with Haakon.

Replaced Gilded Lotus with Ancient Tomb Reason: Having the fast land is better than a 5CMC artifact.

Replaced Mystical Tutor with Leyline of Anticipation Reason: There are too few instant and sorceries for me to be able to justify this. I've found that having the ability to generate infinite mana with Gravecrawler and Phyrexian Altar is much better. Or instant speed wraths with Damnation .

Replaced Scheming Symmetry with Intuition Reason: I wanted to reduce the number of tutor effects in the deck, though I've had a spare Intuition for some time and really wanted to find a home for it. It seems to work really well, especially with Sevinne's Reclamation

Replaced Silence with Trickbind Reason: Silence was there to help me secure the win if I need to go through the Dream Halls but the majority of the time, if I've managed to get down Notion Thief first and wheel, then it does the same effect. Trickbind does also give me protection against planeswalker abilities and most graveyard exile effects.

Replaced Dramatic Reversal with Mind Over Matter Reason: I had looked to play online, with one discord channel advising that I would need to remove the Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter combo, as it would be too strong. They also told me to remove Mana Crypt , though this is partly a deck designed to use some of my more expensive cards and make Varina as optimized as possible while still keeping the zombie theme. Adding in Mind Over Matter was a lucky find. In order for the infinite loop, I need to discard my deck to my graveyard. I enjoy the 4 blue mana cost, as it's harder to reach that devotion. Thankfully, with the treasure tokens from Smothering Tithe and Replenish to cheat it back into play.

Replaced Isochron Scepter with Emergency Powers Reason: Removing the Scepter makes sense as it's not required for the infinite loop anymore. But I've found that adding a 3rd Timetwister effect means a higher chance of drawing into one following a previous instance, like Echo of Eons + Time Spiral . These work really nicely with Narset's Reversal and God-Eternal Kefnet , as both bypass the exile clause on a lot of these cards - in addition to Teferi's Protection . Being instant speed also gives me a layer of protection against graveyard exile effects."

CorvusVonWolff on Ocean-Man

2 months ago

You said you maybe wanted to add Leyline of Anticipation to your deck?

ChaosJester on Social experiments in edh

2 months ago

Hey Mtg-friends,

Currently, I am doing some research and try to identify combos that create weird interactive mini games in a multiplayer format. I am not just talking about singel chaotic cards that are obvious but janky combos like, for instance, Sunder + Lightning Storm or Hive Mind + Wheel of Misfortune + Leyline of Anticipation + Cruel Entertainment . Do you have any similar ideas to spice up games?

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