Refreshing Rain

Refreshing Rain

Instant

If an opponent controls a Swamp and you control a Forest, you may play Refreshing Rain without paying its mana cost.

Target player gains 6 life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Refreshing Rain Discussion

zamiero on Vial and Ghost!

4 months ago

3> Ahhh I've been wanting to play with Obosh, the Preypiercer and Angrath's Marauders - glad you found a spot for them. While you're at it, you could also consider other "damage doublers" such as Wound Reflection and Fiendish Duo. I've thought about a Vial-Smasher deck with a White partner just to add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

3> I see you enjoy big monsters and X-spells here. Oh to be young again... but seriously, this seems like a good deck to play them in as you would be rewarded. Instants are your friend, as you can Smash Vials on everyone's turn! No Comet Storm?

3> I would be worried about Vial-Smasher getting nuked from orbit as soon as your turn passes and it's no longer indestructible. You'll find Heroic Intervention and Slippery Bogbonder will help with targeted Exile removal. You already have Destroy and Sacrifice covered I see.

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

Nisoth on But I Thought You Wanted to Live

4 years ago

Also, it only gives you one turn to kill your opponent. So, to combo off, you have to spend BB on False Cure AND have enough healing to finish the game AND have enough mana left to play all those spells. If you miss your mark on that one turn, you have effectively done nothing and therefore have probably lost the game.
Yes, it gets around removal that Tainted Remedy is vulnerable to, but the downside is just nowhere near worth it. Maybe (MAYBE) it's worth playing if you have things like Skyshroud Cutter and Refreshing Rain in the deck. Maybe.

Nisoth on you thought life gain was bad before?

4 years ago

False Cure is unplayable. Play Enlightened Tutor or Dark Petition instead. They are more permanent backups.
Life Burst is also quite powerful.
Beacon of Immortality is a great one- or two-of.
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth could push Refreshing Rain into your mainboard as well (over Reverent Silence, which is only useful at the end of the game).
Swords to Plowshares is the premier removal spell for Tainted Remedy decks. I strongly recommend it.
I'm on the fence about Dark Ritual. I can't argue that it's insanely powerful early game, but if you draw one on turn four, you're probably not going to be very happy about it.
Also, Wall of Shards.

Nisoth on False Gift Of Life

4 years ago

False Cure is unplayable. Dark Petition will meet your needs each and every time. Don't overlook the fact that it will find and cast Tainted Remedy most of the time.
Contaminated Bond is also unplayable. I see that you need it for Refreshing Rain, but Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is leagues better in that role. Also, by putting that function into a land slot, that frees up a spell slot for things like Healing Leaves.
One Stream of Life could be fun, too.
Reverent Silence is not not an option. Sure, it destroys Tainted Remedy, but if your opponent is under seven life that doesn't matter. Not something I would recommend, but food for thought.

Nisoth on The Remedy

4 years ago

If you're using green mana, I don't see a reason not to play four Heroes' Reunion.
Holy Day seems unplayable to me. Heroes' Reunion is like a preemptive Holy Day that doubles as burn.
Qasali Ambusher is certainly a surprise asshole I wouldn't see coming. And it squeezes Assault Formation for all it's worth!
You may enjoy Skyshroud Cutter.
Perhaps Devour Flesh instead of Diabolic Edict.
With Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Refreshing Rain becomes an option. How hilarious would it be to kill someone with Refreshing Rain?