Paradox Engine

Paradox Engine

Legendary Artifact

Whenever you cast a spell, untap all nonland permanents you control.

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Paradox Engine occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

Green: 0.31%

Blue: 0.44%

Red: 0.15%

UR (Izzet): 0.46%

Paradox Engine Discussion

smilodex on You Are Now a Member ...

4 days ago

Don't try to split it into 2 formats, that's not a viable solution.

Wrong or no communication is the problem, because of that some people think cEDH-players are just rich assholes who are liking to stomp other players.

But I think that Demonic Consultation & Flash are to really difficult cards atm. especially since Oracle is a thing.

For me it would be no problem to unban cards like Biorhythm, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn & Paradox Engine. Commander-Ninjutsu/Derevi kinda effects, Eminence- and Partner-commanders are a bigger problem in my opinion.

Because of the high CMC those card are a lot easier to encouter in comparison to cards like Doomsday, Labman/Oracle/LabJace, Demonic Consultation, Tainted Pact, Flash & stuff.

AAAAND just for consistency and logic reasons: ban Gaea's Cradle because Tolarian Academy and Serra's Sanctum are banned, too.

Mortlocke on The Science of Suffering - Nin, EDH

1 week ago

Oh, and one more thing. Paradox Engine has been banned for sometime...I know...i'm sad too. But a viable alternative could be Intruder Alarm if your deck was more creature based. Have you considered Dream Halls?

LeonSpires on Minotaur Tribal

2 weeks ago

Spell_Slam there's no such thing as too many Nehebs. Yeah I would like to add Neheb, the Eternal and Tahngarth, Talruum Hero to the deck when I can pick them up (they are not the cheapest foils out there). But that begs the question should I be running Aggravated Assault for the infinite combat potential with Neheb, the Eternal?

As far as cuts, I think I would want to cut Kragma Butcher and Pitiless Vizier as I feel like they are the weakest link in the deck. I would say some of the other discard Minotaur but I have a sort of self discard matters sub theme. I'm just hoping we get more cards like Faith of the Devoted and Glint-Horn Buccaneer down the road as well as better Minotaurs.

I saw Karplusan Minotaur when building the deck. He's really not for me. He feels too chaotic and I'm not a fan of letting opponents make decisions as most of the time I have found they are never in my favor. But that might be the cEDH player in me talking.

Citanul Flute in an interesting thought. I used to run it in cEDH Arcum Dagsson before the Paradox Engine banning, R.I.P. I'm not sure it works well here as there isn't a way to cheat it in and only tutors the Minotaurs to hand. Honestly I would rather run Diabolic Tutor if I felt I needed another tutor for the deck.

Thanks for taking a look at the deck and for the suggestions. I'm glad you like the concept, build, and the alters. The alters certainly took some time to do. But I think they were well worth the effort.

SplendiferousPotato on Seton Druid Tribal EDH

3 weeks ago

Hey dude!

I'm a big fan of your videos, and I had a couple questions about the deck.

  1. Now that Paradox Engine is a naughty card, what would you do to replace it?

  2. I had some ideas to build Seton as a sort of mono-G Prison deck, using Hall of Gemstone and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and maybe even Primal Order. If I were to take that angle, what part of the deck would you recommend I rip cards from to make room?

smackjack on B&R March 9 2020

3 weeks ago

Also, unban Paradox Engine in EDH please

ToffMcSoft on Sheldon From The RC is ...

4 weeks ago

Mortlocke What's really unfortunate is the RC can drastically change the style of game play, card prices & commander choices at their whim. For example, the Paradox Engine ban wiped out a TON of great EDH decks that are no longer viable.

The other thing, with such drastic bans what about the insider trading? Perfect example is the $ that was made over Painter's Servant becoming legal. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of behind the scenes agendas for profits.

Mortlocke on Sheldon From The RC is ...

4 weeks ago

ToffMcSoft, i'm still super duper salty over the Paradox Engine ban. I'm of the mind that there absolutely should not be a ban list for a "casual" (a term that is relative) format. Instead, there should be one rule - the turn 0 talk.

  1. I am running a "blank" (elf tribal) etc, deck that threatens to win between turns x and y.
  2. I run some cards that can make players salty - i.e. Gaea's Cradle, Paradox Engine, Winter Orb.
  3. Do you want to play this deck with me? Y/N.

That's it. You sit down, and communicate with your play group and set the expectation. This is a game where there can only be one winner, by forcing everyone to abide the "social contract" just elicits the sentiment where the losers get issued a Participation trophy after playing. I don't play games like that, and I don't like that mentality.

I firmly push the Turn 0 talk. This "social contract" is the antithesis of self expression in the format - forcing people to play within some preconceived notion of being "friendly and all inclusive" but in reality is simply limiting choice because a subset of players caught some "bad feels" from a game once and blame a card as opposed to acknowledging the truth - no one set the right expectations.

dingusdingo on Sheldon From The RC is ...

1 month ago

Its funny that Paradox Engine is brought up, because that is a card that most competitive players have no problem with, but was banned for the sake of casual decks. Despite it breaking numerous fun competitive decks, the cEDH community has swallowed the ban for the most part and adjusted how we play for the sake of casual groups. We are willing to give up a fun toy that adds many viable decks because we understand how much of a head ache that card is for casual decks. We are now asking that casual players do the same for us, on a card that casual decks don't even run.

There's a pretty big difference here though. Casual decks aren't running Flash, while tons of competitive decks ran Paradox Engine. The casual ban splashed competitive players far worse than our proposed competitive ban will splash casual players. Especially with how narrow this ban is, and how little it effects casual players, it is frustrating that people aren't willing to work with us or understand how this is a problem for a lot of competitive players.

If the casual side of EDH stays quiet and doesn't speak out for us, I foresee the format splitting over this issue. Flash is a major problem for the competitive community in a big way. There are all kinds of cheap, efficient combos for winning, but this one warps the meta in an unhealthy way and narrows the viable decks from a wide field to a very narrow field. The cEDH people love EDH just as much as the casual crowd, and splitting is the last thing many of us wish for the format, but players are simply unwilling to stay in an unhealthy format. We are working in good faith here, intentionally asking for a very small ban, on a card that doesn't see casual play, with no splash towards other decks. We don't have a laundry list of 10-20 cards, we aren't trying to get your casual superfriends deck banned and we aren't trying to wreck any archetypes besides one very specific deck that casual players would not want to play against anyways. At the end of the day, a casual group always has the option to ignore a ban. Competitive players don't. This is why we need to get things onto the ban list every once in a while.

I am at this point known for flaming around these forums, so take my sincere tone and kind words as a sign of how dire the situation is. The competitive community is asking for help. You can either reach out with an open hand or a middle finger. If you do the second, don't be surprised when players begin calling for a new format.

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