Pyxis of Pandemonium

Pyxis of Pandemonium

Artifact

T: Each player exiles the top card of his or her library face down.

7, T, Sacrifice Pyxis of Pandemonium: Each player turns face up all cards he or she owns exiled with Pyxis of Pandemonium, then puts all permanent cards among them onto the battlefield.

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Pyxis of Pandemonium Discussion

wallisface on Lobotomy

2 months ago

Wabbajacke a typical Lanturn control list would look something like this:

So, if you're wanting to keep to just blue and black, and include Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, then I would suggest a list that looks something like this (you'll note the deck can be a lot more tool-boxy than the above because Whir of Invention lets us search for whatever we want, so for example we only need 2 bridges):

Wabbajacke on Lobotomy

2 months ago

wallisface & Jabberjaw46 thanks for your comments and help! I understand your Points, I think I have a lot to learn when it comes to deckbuilding.

  • In German it is written "Lobotomie", my bad, changed it.

  • It somehow looks like I always get lost somewhere when I build a deck. Most of the time I probably lose the win condition out of sight.

  • Somehow I liked the idea of Bitter Ordeal in this deck, but as you say, that takes other cards to work properly then the cards i used here.

  • I actually got my Lands pretty cheap, with most of them I was just lucky pulling them from Modern Horizons 2 and Khans of Takir. Otherwise I would have had to build around it somehow.

  • And again your right, the only cards it grabs where Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Cabal Coffers to get enough mana ready for Increasing Confusion.

  • I think the idea of a lantern control deck is pretty good and also absolutely fits the theme. So to make the deck a lantern-control deck, what would be the best changes? I never played a control Deck like this and I am happy about any help to get this deck running.

I want to stay black and blue if possible.

Jabberjaw46 on Lobotomy

2 months ago

Well, you can sort of transition this deck into one of my favorites: Lantern Control, while keeping the mill (exile) theme as a win con.

Lantern of Insight allows you to see your opponents top card, you can then use cards like Codex Shredder, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, and Pyxis of Pandemonium to make sure they never draw anything relevant, until you get enough time to mill them out.

Your opponent's only drawing lands? Make sure they never get a spell on top, is he/she mana screwed? good luck finding a land when I control what you draw.

I have played the deck alot in the past, let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

boq-condor on Umbris, Deck Eater

2 months ago

Thanks for the input Rocketman988, I'm not trying to focus on Umbris being big at all. I would rather remove my opponents' decks. I agree with you on Helm of the Host and had Pyxis of Pandemonium and Windfall in my original list but I need to playtest more to see if I need the draw. Uba Mask seems very cool.

Coward_Token I like your idea for Sakashima the Impostor, I took out Phyrexian Metamorph for now and will see how it plays.

Rocketman988 on Umbris, Deck Eater

2 months ago

Fun list! I'm not sure Umbris's effect is strong enough to lean so heavily into horror tribal to get Umbris into a one-shot threat quickly, but the required speed of the deck will be dependent on the local meta of each player. I'm personally leaning more into efficient mill options to get him powered up quickly to maximize his voltron potential. Horrors are so darn cool though! I want to play Spellskite, but having an actual counterspell in hand feels like it will be the better option most of the time in practice. Clone effects are crazy strong with his ETB, but I'm not sure if Helm of the Host will make the cut in my list. It is a ton of mana investment for the effect and doesn't provide additional protection for him. Let me know how the deck works in playtesting!

Have you considered adding a bit more draw in the form of Whispering Madness and Windfall? Wheel effects are fantastic at ruining opponent plans, and when combined with Planar Void or Leyline of the Void (or Dauthi Voidwalker), Umbris will get pumped significantly. Uba Mask is also great at forcing opponents to play cards at inopportune times or else pump Umbris more. Pyxis of Pandemonium seems tailor made for the deck- have you considered including it?

MrSilk on POST OPAL/SSG BAN - Lantern Control

1 year ago

LogurtH

Thanks for commenting!

So this deck archetype is in the prison style. Essentially you lock your opponent out of the game by removing problem cards from their hand early game with Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Surgical Extraction and locking them out of their own deck by tapping "top of deck card remover" artifacts like Codex Shredder, Ghoulcaller's Bell and Pyxis of Pandemonium. Lantern Control decks are essentially a brutal control mill decks.

Karn is mostly in this deck to fetch key parts of the prison/wincon combo.

sergiodelrio on Force of negation/rage

1 year ago

TriusMalarky I know I sound like the fun police at this point, but I have a feeling you're misreading Pyxis of Pandemonium

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