Paradoxical Outcome

Paradoxical Outcome


Return any number of target nonland, nontoken permanents you control to their owners' hands. Draw a card for each card returned to your hand this way.

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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

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Paradoxical Outcome Discussion

dingusdingo on Pattern Recognition #170 - Kobolds

2 weeks ago

Altar of the Brood + Cloudstone Curio + Crimson Kobolds + Crimson Kobolds for a combo kill with just 4 cards and mana.

Does incredible work with Mana Echoes, pair with any X spell.

Does incredible work with Paradoxical Outcome, especially with storm cards or Aetherflux Reservoir

Free cantrips with Glimpse of Nature, fantastic with multiples. This was the basis of a legacy deck, here's a link It is a deprecated deck, but it is probably 1 or 2 printings from a spicy return, and should be looked at in any serious discussion of kobolds

Also see Beast Whisperer, Primordial Sage, and Soul of the Harvest.

Huge ramp with Gaea's Cradle

Wombo combo with Essence of the Wild for beatdowns

Can even go for casual beatdowns with Tribal Unity or Coat of Arms or Beastmaster Ascension.

Just because you can't think outside the box doesn't mean they are terrible cards. It took me five minutes to find these combos and this deck, probably less time than it took to write your article.

Kher Keep is not a bad card. Instant speed token creation has lots of uses, especially blocking in EDH. Being on a land means it is extremely hard to interact with. Off the top if my head, it can be useful for creatures in a Polymorph style deck, or any deck that doesn't want to slot creature cards in the deck.

Monomanamaniac on Need advice to speed up …

1 month ago

SynergyBuild I thought you were referencing an effect rather than the actual card, like the acct of recalling your board of artifacts so you can dump them all again. I like the effect but it's a pain to have to cast the cost reducers again, that's why Paradoxical Outcome is my favorite of them, you can return all the other artifacts to your hand, draw that many cards, redeploy to draw that many cards again, and pray to god that I draw into a combo

Monomanamaniac on Need advice to speed up …

1 month ago

SynergyBuild Indeed, I have avoided tutors because it's paying for 2 cards to cast 1 card when jhoira doesn't care for Instants it sorceries. It's hard to justify paying even more mana for them when I'm already drawing a million cards. I will agree though that Paradoxical Outcome is too good not to tutor for lol.

RNR_Gaming now that is some next level tech right there! Combine that with any rock that produces more mana than it costs and you have an infinite combo that also sets your opponents all the way back.

TriusMalarky on Why Does Nyx Lotus Enter …

1 month ago

Colored mana is extremely easy to combo off with. I can think of several ways to break Nyx Lotus if your devotion was higher than 4, in decks where that's not hard. I mean, Monored with Priest of Urabrask, Burning-Tree Emissary, Paradoxical Outcome and some other tools, you can easily be turning 3-4 creatures into way too much mana.

Colorless mana is much harder to combo with.

Flagellum on Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain-Commander's Quarters

1 month ago

Oh and Paradoxical Outcome should be included as well. Sai, Master Thopterist and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer are in the same vein as Golem Foundry as far as beats goes. They are also "historic" so there's that.

Happymaster19 on Colossal Control (Unrestricted Colossus)

2 months ago

Lost a Bo1 to a Paradoxical Outcome Vault/Key deck with Goblin Charbelcher as a finisher. For a control deck I did not make a good keep with Mental Misstep and Mindbreak Trap on the draw. I got through an initial Belcher on turn 1 and followed up with a Tinkered Blightsteel Colossus, leaving only my Misstep left to protect the turn. The opponent was able to Outcome the following turn into mana, Time Vault and Tinker for Voltaic Key. Bad keep on my part but a fun game for what it was. I didn’t get to asking why he had a 72 card deck.

Daveslab2022 on Deck to break HappyMaster’s format

2 months ago

Chrome Mox doesn’t work because we are using Paradoxical Outcome as our main engine. It would cost us a card every time we bounced it. We also just don’t want to waste cards that we don’t need to be wasting.

I’ve play tested the deck over 100 times over the last few days using the play test feature, and I’ve had absolutely no problems with Manamorphose.

Like I said, it’s a free cantrip, a free spell, and makes our off-color moxen better. The off color moxen are necessary. I don’t know how to make it any more clear.

Happymaster19 on Deck to break HappyMaster’s format

2 months ago

I get that Chrome Mox is a little awkward with Paradoxical Outcome. But only a little compared to adding colors for the sole purpose of adding a color fixer (presumably to fix you back into the colors the deck would be in if it lost Manamorphose). Chrome Mox and Mox Opal work just as well. Hell, you might enjoy their color flexibility.

It just seems almost every time I run into an internal issue with the deck it stems from Manamorphose whether it’s because the card itself doesn’t do much as far as draw power, or because I have to go out of color to play the color fixer, or because I have all these excess colored rocks that leave the primary colored spells in awkward spots.

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