Paradox Haze

Paradox Haze

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant player

At the beginning of enchanted player's first upkeep each turn, that player gets an additional upkeep step after this step.

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

Paradox Haze occurrence in decks from the last year

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Paradox Haze Discussion

TheVectornaut on Blue/Black Beginner Deck

3 days 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!

PartyJ on she loves you but gives some bad presents (help)

5 days ago


running a Zedruu deck myself and saw you are looking for (help).

Have you considered these cards:

My version of Zedruu revolves around playing lots of enchantment removal (i.e. Oblivion Ring type of removal) which can be donated away afterwards for no penalty but good Zedruu gains. See my deck for more inspiration.

Enjoy the gifting :-)


ShaDoWz_6677 on Koma - 99 Cards, A Creature Aint One

1 month ago

Paradox Haze and the new Sphinx aren't in here? Interesting choice of cards to not add.

Double upkeeps and clones to copy double upkeeps why not?

TallyDanish on Self-Mill Humans

3 months ago

Baron_Pretzels Hey, thanks for your interest.

Double upkeeps does sound nice, yes, but there are no other upkeep triggers in the deck at all and Paradox Haze will do nothing if we don't have Ravos out or if we haven't started milling ourselves yet. In this specific case, I believe that Sakashima the Impostor or Sakashima of a Thousand Faces would be far more versatile options because we could use them to clone any other creature on top of being able to make a second Ravos.

TriusMalarky on Greed or Erebos, God of …

4 months ago

Peligrad I mean, yes and no. Are your games going to be significantly longer than about 12 turns? Do you have extra turn spells? Can you tutor it out with Zur? If you're running Zur, are you also running Paradox Haze to make it even better? Does your playgroup rely on combat damage to finish games? Is your playgroup filled with relatively unskilled players who play EDH because they can have fun there without being forced to do the homework needed to be good in every other format?

If the answer to 1 or more of those is yes, then Arena is a highly considerable card.

If, on the other hand, you are trying to be as powerful as possible, then Arena is horrible and if you should replace it with Necropotence.

Or, on a third hand, if you are trying to be tuned but not spend seven thousand dollars, you should probably use Night's Whisper.

EDH is a casual format, explaining why it's seen so often. Which isn't bad -- I assume most people playing EDH want to play it not to win and instead to play a game with their friends. But for those who want to play more competitively, Arena will get cut too often.

SirHipHopHippo on "At the beginning of your upkeep" Tribal

4 months ago


Oh Johnsonsonsonsonson, let me tell you about the Enduring Ideal Gambit.

So when I cast enduring ideal, the first thing I grab is Paradox Haze of course. Now unless my opponents destroy paradox haze, I can now trigger Enduring Ideal twice on my turn. So, I typically grab Assemble the Legion with the first trigger and Copy Enchantment with the second trigger and have Copy Enchantment copy Paradox Haze, I now have three upkeeps on my turns which means I can now search for 3 enchantments.

So next I will usually grab Sanctum of All for trigger one, then I will grab Honden of Infinite Rage for the second upkeep trigger (plus Sanctum of all will now trigger twice this turn). For the final trigger I will grab Estrid's Invocation copying Paradox Haze, I now get 4 upkeeps a turn.

Here we go, now on the next turn you can most likely get every single shrine into play with a bunch of upkeeps, and additionally grab tons of other options like Debtors' Knell for creatures or Solitary Confinement for protection. There's also one more enchantment you can tutor to copy paradox haze and that is Mirrormade.

Man, Enduring Ideal is so so broken.

Peligrad on Favorite non meta creature

4 months ago

Man, that's a sick card that I've never heard of.

Would be pretty epic with Sphinx of the Second Sun and/or Paradox Haze

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