Mask of Riddles

Mask of Riddles

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has fear. (It can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures.)

Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Alara Reborn (ARB) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Mask of Riddles occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Mask of Riddles Discussion

multimedia on Nicol Bolas, Deck of Nightmares

9 months ago

Hey, I agree Nicol Bolas can be devastating repeatable discard in multiplayer Commander. It's a more powerful Grixis Commander then Crosis.

No matter the Commander choice here's some budget cards $2 or less each to consider adding. Several of these suggestions are in the maybeboard. When you're playing a high CMC Commander then more low CMC ramp helps.

Crosis has flying and most Specters also have flying which makes Dragon Tempest a two drop haste enabler for the majority of your creatures. Consider cutting the other Dragons and high CMC creatures for more Specters or creature that can give you more value?

Whispering Madness is a wheel and it can be repeatable with cipher which can be powerful with flying creatures. Read the Bones, Painful Truths, Brainstorm are mana efficient draw spells. In multiplayer Commander the versatility of Mirrormade is great, especially on a budget. With all the discard from multiple opponents The Eldest Reborn can do a lot and have many targets to choose from to reanimate.

Mask of Memory and Mask of Riddles is low CMC equipment that can be repeatable draw with flying creatures. Sunken Hollow, Dragonskull Summit, Grixis Panorama, Ash Barrens are lands to consider adding.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Hideous Visage
  • Slate Street Ruffian
  • Fill with Fright
  • Traveler's Amulet
  • Phantasmal Dragon
  • Territorial Hellkite
  • Boltwing Marauder
  • Hypersonic Dragon
  • Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury
  • Arcanis the Omnipotent
  • Moltensteel Dragon
  • Tyrant's Familiar
  • Gruesome Deformity
  • Fear
  • Foresee
  • Ambition's Cost
  • Mind Rot

Good luck with your deck.

Pure_Insanity on Alela, Sword Provocator

1 year ago

I'm undecided on Phage, although I will do some play testing when I can for Anointed Procession and Faerie Formation . Although the card I see most likely to be axed first would be Mask of Riddles

Ziusdra on Alela - Brawl to EDH Upgrade l The Command Zone

1 year ago

Love the deck tech and this is an archetype I have thought often of, though trying to do both artifacts and enchantments in a three-color format and not restrict your synergies can be tough. You're better off either going full enchantment or full artifact and then you'll be running a more streamlined, combotastic deck by doing so. I think you've gone heavier on the artifact side, or we'd be seeing more enchantment creatures from Theros and the Commander enchantment-creature precon and enchantment removal spells that combo with things like Blightcaster and Grim Guardian (which all combo with enchanting removal like Pacifism and Prison Realm and Dead Weight , etc.). To this artifact-heavy focus, I think Myr Retriever and Workshop Assistant are too redundant and provide only small bodies on the field when there are so many other cards that have this same effect already in the deck here ( Sharuum the Hegemon , Buried Ruin , etc.). Plus, without a sacrifice outlet, Workshop Assistant is definitely not the kind of card you want to be top-decking in situations where you've run out of steam. On the other hand, you may need more card draw rather than grave draw, since you don't self-mill, (especially if you're in a situation where Distant Melody is dead in your hand) and I think Mask of Riddles is an ideal sideboard/budget alternate for this deck. And is Ever-Watching Threshold in the pre-con? It should be. Faerie Mechanist comes to me as a distant budget option (because it only looks at the top 3 cards of your library, it's too limited to be truly useful since this deck also runs so many enchantments and creatures, but it's got tribal, flying, and it is an artifact as such is worth a mention). Finally, if you can make double-black mana work in your casting, Underworld Connections is card advantage that seems to be a staple of commander that also happens to trigger your commander. Sludge Strider can get you that life back on occasions where you have extra mana and are losing artifact creatures or sacrificing artifacts to effects (heck, even Dimir Locket and Orzhov Locket couldn't go wrong as cheap ramp that gets you card draw in the late game and triggers other effects). And take out the Winged Words from the 60-card precon, which gets you nowhere in a 100-card format, and put in at least a Terramorphic Expanse if you don't have access to better quality dual-lands. Campaign of Vengeance and Ethereal Absolution if you're really committed to going wide with your commander (I mean, with Etchings and Ethereal and your commander, you could have at least five or six 4/3 flying faeries threatening to go wider and wider). They could be protected from board wipes by an additional counterspell, like Stoic Rebuttal . I could go on and on, but definitely replace a few of the things in the precon with at least a few of these.

Bloodsucker1211 on The Prime Vampire

1 year ago

KingOfMist I also saw,some really cool cards for my Rayami deck here. Bloodforged Battle-Axe , Gift of the Deity , and Mask of Riddles are all incredibly good. Endless Scream seems amazing too!

Ravenrose on Drifting Silumgar Hates Your Board

1 year ago

Yes! Finally, a Silumgar the Drifting Death deck. Palace Siege would be a flavourful and powerful inclusion in this deck. Living Death would be a good source of recursion in this deck. Painful Truths is a good source of card draw. Diabolic Tutor can help you search for the cards you need. A good land to include is River of Tears . Sign in Blood would also help you out. Mask of Riddles is also an include you could consider. Bitter Ordeal could also be fun.

Hope these suggestions help!

Raven Rose

He_Who_Hungers on A song without music...

2 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions! Yes, I will definitely consider Etrata, but especially until I know whether I'll pull her from my bundle and what she'll cost as a single, I'll hold on to adding it (not to mention Tappedout probably won't recognise the card yet anyway).

As for the rest, I am careful about adding too many creatures which do nothing other than get through unblocked, as from playing the Ninja precon of the Planechase 2012 set, I've noticed the risk of getting stuck with just a lot of those is really daunting. As a result most of the 'ninja carriers' I have included have an additional effect, most either from leaving or entering play. Having said that, the Infiltrator might be a really good one to include as I have some very powerful pieces to tutor with its transmute once I have a satisfying amount of Ninjas on the field (Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift and Mask of Riddles to name just a few), so I will definitely consider that one.

CommanderAdventures on [PreCon] Moving Shadows - Rogues & Ninjas

2 years ago

Grageon

Glad you like it!

I already run plenty of unblockables and also some workarounds like Mask of Riddles and Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive.

In case of emergency I'll look for answers in my opponent libraries as mentioned above. ;)

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