Exile target creature you control, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control.
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Momentary Blink occurrence in decks from the last year
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Momentary Blink Discussion
1 month ago
I've found the strongest allies can be is if you can repeat their ETB effects. Blink and cloning are the best ways to go about that. Graveyard retrieval is another option as well.
I've got tons of effects to make my allies recur over and over in my allies version. It's way more expensive (I originally built it as budget and had cracked most of the cards from packs at the time) but there are still some great budget finds in there:
My big suggestions for at least some protection/recursion from removal and some tricks (you don't have to go with the whole recurring flicker gimmick to get use out of some strategically done recursion... such as snagging more tutors out of Tazri) would be Eerie Interlude , Momentary Blink , Planar Guide , Rescue from the Underworld , March from the Tomb could replace your All Suns' Dawn since it puts them right back on the field. If you don't like the blinking idea Tazri, Beacon of Unity from your maybeboard can help repetitively dig for allies better than a one time tutor ETB from General Tazri will.
Also not budget, and it will make you do a lot of math since all the copies ETB and see each other at the same time, but Rite of Replication is one of the strongest cards allies decks can use, as well as Panharmonicon .
1 month ago
Yes this is an absolute legit strategy but hard to pull off consistently. You have two sets of cards you need. "Permanents with ETB triggers" & "Flicker Spells" If you draw only one of those sets, you are basically screwed. If you still want to try, it will work best if you splash a bit black or blue. (I think it is not worth to play in mono white)
RinceRaven on Brago
3 months ago
Made some changes to the draft. It needs a couple more cuts and maybe even more changes but I thought I'd leave it here for now.
Augury Owl, Aether Tunnel, Aqueous Form, Vapor Snag, Whirler Rogue, Prison Realm, Hedron Archive, Archaeomancer, Drannith Magistrate, Kor Cartographer, Mnemonic Wall, Unwind, Momentary Blink, Ghostly Prison, Disdainful Stroke,
note: some of these are good cards and maybe should be put back in. I tried to focus on the combo and decided to cut some more basic synergy pieces that might deserve their places back.
9 months ago
10 months ago
It seems like you're running burn as your wincon.
Here are some cards that might help.
Since these are symmetrical burn, you could also run Glacial Chasm and stall it out. This is also the most important land card to run with these mono red sorcery finishers. Your Pariah is also a god level card with this setup. You might also consider Heartless Hidetsugu as a combo with these 2 cards.
For more drastic changes, you can fix around your landbase to cut a lot of nonbasics and add basics with a load of fetchlands, such as Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, , Ash Barrens, Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, Warped Landscape, some Panorama fetches, and keeping Flooded Strand + Scalding Tarn + Arid Mesa. I have this landbase in another of my burn decks and its fully sufficient for tri-colour commanders. In white, you get access to Land Tax as well so it helps further fix your mana - although in my experience with this landbase I would say its not even necessary.
With a basic land landbase, it opens you up to more burn, such as Price of Progress, Burning Earth. It also opens you up to hard stax cards if you have a vendetta against someone: Magus of the Moon, Blood Moon, Back to Basics.
An alternative package you can consider with your wheels is Narset, Parter of Veils and Alms Collector to discard their entire hand. You already have Smothering Tithe as well. Psychic Possession is also insane with wheels as it lets you draw 14 off a single wheel.
I would also just add Underworld Breach because its straight up insane.
You can also try Mana Geyser for a super explosive turn by recasting it from the graveyard again.
Dack Fayden is both a ramp card and a way to dump cards into your graveyard.
Some cards I see that you could also try cutting/changing are:
Land Tax - you can run ramp artifacts instead, such as Surveyor's Scope. Surveyor's Scope is an excellent card with many fetchlands as you can tap them to sac as a cost, then activate Surveyor's Scope for up to 3 basics untapped since your fetchland is no longer on the field. Or basically any other 2 mana rock will do.
I would consider Ral, Izzet Viceroy a bit too slow.
Long live our Overlord Sevinne
11 months ago
"Exile target creature you control, then return it to the battlefield under its owner's control."
With so many other options I'd consider adding more effects.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Seems pretty solid- a nice mixture between fair Ghave with loads of combo backup. I can safely recommend Pattern of Rebirth for the deck- it's a solid way to find Razaketh, Mikaeus, or Woodfall Primus for a much lower cost.
Quick note about the Yawgmoth combo with Undying creatures- you need both Geralf's Messenger and Young Wolf in order for Yawgmoth to reset the Undying creature's +1/+1 counter. This is because Yawgmoth's ability requires a target.
So if you have just Young Wolf and sacrifice it to Yawgmoth, you can target Young Wolf with the -1/-1 counter ability, sure. However, due to the sacrifice and Undying trigger, the Young Wolf that comes back into the battlefield will not be the same one as the one that was targeted, so no -1/-1 counter will be placed. This is the same reason that, if you target someone's creature with Assassin's Trophy and they respond with Momentary Blink, your Trophy will do nothing: Because the creature targeted left play and the creature that entered is a new instance of that creature (so the creature targeted is no longer a valid target).
Outside of that, everything looks reasonably solid. Here's the list I play: Ghave: Baby Makin' and Alimony. I like the reanimation package; I'm currently on Hulk because why not but the reanimation might work better during more drawn out games.