Fading 5 (This enchantment enters the battlefield with five fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.)
Remove a fade counter from Parallax Wave: Exile target creature.
When Parallax Wave leaves the battlefield, each player returns to the battlefield all cards he or she owns exiled with Parallax Wave.
|Have (2)||Forkbeard , metalmagic|
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|Vintage Masters (VMA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Parallax Wave Discussion
2 months ago
There was a time that I was at 13 life. I had 3 cards in hand, and made myself the target of the table previously, and could win on my following turn. A friend, who I will call Sara just got a Craterhoof Behemoth AND Triumph of the Hordes out, on their turn, with 8ish creatures out, easily able to kill the table. This was the turn before mine, and I had basically no political power. A Korvold deck had the turn after mine, and seemed to be gripping his hand with all of the cards held together.
I'll call the Korvold player James. James told Sara to not swing at him this turn, or else he'd have to deal with her. She was initially like idc, I might give you another turn, because they had teamed up a bit before, and were on good terms. Assumedly he was just asking for an extra turn, however I knew Constant Mists was a popular card in those decks. I had to judge whether to play with the idea of pretending I had an answer and bluffing, or to attempt to force his possibility of having mists.
I decided I was gonna get tricky. Now I stated I can't win, Sara had me pinned, and shook hands. Then I told James I can't win, but because he was going to get another turn, I might as well make sure he wins, and I tap some mana to cast Swords to Plowshares on Sara's Phyrexian Revoker, which had named Squandered Resources. Now I had what I wanted. Just a few turns prior James said that Revoker stopped him from winning, and I knew there was a chance of him having a chance at winning, but this was a wheel and a few turns since, so I assumed he at least needed his turn. Additionally he cast a Splendid Resources since then, so I assumed he used it up.
As this was pre-combat, I had to force Sara to attempt to kill James and have James also have a fog, but this was my only chance.
Sara - I think you need to die now James.
James - No we had a deal!
Sara - No we didn't I said I might spare you a turn. Now you gotta go.
James - Trust me if you swing I will stop you.
Me - Wait you can stop over 100 infect? You have like 8 toughness, how much removal do you have?
Sara - Yeah I'm not scared, nice bluff (the table starts giggling which turns into laughter at James)
James - Screw it! Swing out, watch it.
And then, it happens, Constant Mists.
I got there, that swords to plowshares saved me from 100 trampling damage. I won the game next turn, with a fun little combo that involves Opalescence and Parallax Wave. It was a sweet game, and my favorite play to date.
What are your favorite plays? Any you made? Any deals? Any you've heard about or seen?
3 months ago
- Oblivion Ring on battlefield
- Leonin Relic-Warder ETB targeting Oblivion Ring
- Resolve Leonin Relic-Warder ETB exiling Oblivion Ring
- Felidar Guardian ETB targeting Leonin Relic-Warder
- Resolve Felidar Guardian ETB exiling Leonin Relic-Warder and returning to battlefield
- Leonin Relic-Warder LTB is placed on the stack
- Leonin Relic-Warder ETB is placed on the stack targeting ? (I think as Active Player, you can choose the order LTB/ETB or ETB/LTB but could be wrong, for simplicity put it LTB/ETB, either way nothing to target with LRW, Oblivion Ring is still exiled until you resolve the LTB, but targets are selected when an ability is placed on the stack)
Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel should be fine because he delays the return of the LRW. The Yannik, Scavenging Sentinel also doesn't target, so you can choose what to exile on resolution so if something happens to LRW in the meantime, you can still exile another creature. The loop makes a large creature like an Inkmoth Nexus.
Oblivion Ring + Parallax Wave + Felidar Guardian will have the same trouble when the Oblivion Ring LTB/ETB enter the stack at the same time. But doesn't Parallax Wave + Felidar Guardian loop without the Oblivion Ring anyway? as long as you active Parallax Wave ability PRIOR to resolving the Felidar Guardian (and any 3 other creatures), then resolve the Felidar Guardian's ETB Exiling and returning Parallax Wave with 5 fade counters. Mentioning the Oblivion Ring just confuses it, I would remove that.
For infect beats, it is important to note that the primary Infect win-con is actually:
Lost Leonin + Arahbo, Roar of the World Eminence + Ajani, Caller of the Pride or Berserk or Duelist's Heritage (double strike). The other things you mention Grafted Exoskeleton/Triumph of the Hordes/Inkmoth Nexus are really secondary. Note: Triumph of the Hordes also turns ANY cat into a Lost Leonin + Eminence + Double strike for win.
I would get Ajani, Caller of the Pride back in, he's the best, not sure where he went. Hope this helps!
4 months ago
4 months ago
the cmc is high but any thoughts about Sepulchral Primordial or Diluvian Primordial?
i would consider Anguished Unmaking over Mortify for the versatility.
also kind of a niche card is Parallax Tide, you can temporarily take an opponent off of a color or reduce their mana.
along the same lines, with Parallax Wave you can exile your own creatures, and when it leaves the battlefield due to animatous ability, you get all the ETBs from your creatures.
also you could run Possessed Skaab over Mnemonic Wall, for the same CMC you get the added ability to return a creature card.
5 months ago
I assume you've purposely focused on Sagas and wouldn't work with the fading and verse counter permanents e.g.
8 months ago
I like this deck. A few suggestions if I may. If running Counterbalance you should be running Sensei's Divining Top. Also Aura Thief and Enchanted Evening is a great combo in enchantment heavy decks. As is Opalescence and Parallax Wave. Opalescence and Parallax Wave perma exiles opponents creatures. Nice deck all around.
9 months ago
Tons of easy infinite combos xD
9 months ago
Oblivion Ring is a versatile beast in my experience, since it can target any non-land permanent. Alpha Authority can be a very good survival enhancing enchantment in green, and Multani's Presence is helpful vs blue at least, so it's viable sideboard material I think.
Deserted Temple is great if you've got the Sanctum out, and it helps your enchanted lands re-tap, though if you face a land destruction deck you'd be in trouble. Something like Life from the Loam maybe?