Reverse the Sands

Reverse the Sands


Redistribute any number of players' life totals. (Each of those players gets one life total back.)

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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

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Reverse the Sands Discussion

TheRealSpecialK on Ah Ah Ah Ah Stayin' Alive!!!

2 months ago

Omniscience_is_life - Profane Transfusion has been an interesting card to try to slot in. When it came out, I was excited because it seems to be exactly what this deck is trying to do. But the more I looked at it, the more I realized that it is just too expensive. Consider the closest thing to it with Reverse the Sands. Reverse the Sands, at , is one mana less, and hits all players. That is such better value then what Profane Transfusion offers. This deck doesn't really care about having one big creature, so it's not like there is extra value in having that, (unless the fringe moments where you have out something like Temple of Aclazotz).

I thought about switching out a number of cards for Profane Transfusion, and each time it just felt like it was too expensive to justify the switch. In the case of Soul Conduit, having the ability to instant speed switch life totals on a stick seems of more value in the long game than the one-time Sorcery speed effect of Profane Transfusion - even if it ends up costing more in the long run.

mrdehring on From Dusk 'til Dawn

2 months ago

I like the lifegain/lifedrain aspects of this deck. But I think you are missing an important extort card in Crypt Ghast

With the up and down changes to your life total you may want to look at cards like Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Reverse the Sands, and Axis of Mortality

Mass removal and reanimation seems like a good sub theme, but where are your big heavy hitters to reanimate? Sepulchral Primordial seems like an auto include in this style of deck. Due to your creatures being more value engines than big hitters Single Combat might not be the wrath you want.

ZendikariWol on What ledgendaries excited you the …

1 year ago

Honesty? High key wanna just use Evra as a blocker and Reverse the Sands myself every turn.

vasarto77 on Some good Black / White …

1 year ago

PhotogenicParasympathetic - So, you can respond to her own ability by activating her ability again? That seems OP to me for some reason.

Also starting to think of a theme though. Maybe have Reverse the Sands and stuff like Pariah and stuff doll in it too?

Athennes on Selenia, Life Manipulation

1 year ago

Thanks McToters. Tree of Perdition was indeed high on my list but I ended up cutting it due to the price. I'll add it to the upgrade section.

I was considering Soul Conduit , but 12 mana for the activation was too much for my taste. Axis of Mortality is cheaper at 6 mana but I cut it as I already had 5 cards with 6+ cmc. Also, I figured Axis of Mortality is too predictable compared to Reverse the Sands and Repay in Kind , do you have any thoughts on that? Either way, I will probably give it a try in the near future to see how it performs.

McToters on Lifegain Archenemy

1 year ago

I’ve always wanted to build a straight Orzhov deck but have just never been able to pick a commander or commit to it. But Kambal seems dope!

Some suggestions at first glance (not sure if this is the direction you want to go):

Axis of Mortality is hugely political and good be great in this deck. At 6 mana, it seems worth it to me for what it can do to change game dynamic plus give you some extra leverage against certain players.

Tree of Perdition is in the same vein as Axis.

Reverse the Sands , I’ve lost to this... I had more life than my opponent and he pulled this stunt as a trick and killed me when I thought I had him cornered. Super cool.

Magus of the Mirror A little different as that you most likely will never want to swap with an opponent since the goal here is for you to gain life, but you could always let your opponent have a feeling of false security and then swap at a pivotal moment.

And last but not least Soul Conduit same as magus

Other ideas since you should have lots of life:

Bolas's Citadel AMAZING VALUE Slaughter Soul Channeling Circle of Despair Temporal Extortion . This just seems like tons of fun to try and corner an opponent but also attempting to take an extra turn. I’d run it!


hkhssweiss on the Kambal I can afford

2 years ago

Yo Nickals-Tresarry

How tight of a budget are we talking about here? Cards that are under $3 or cards that are ranging from a couple cents to $1?

There are some fun Orzhov shenanigans you can do for super cheap like Reverse the Sands , Repay in Kind , Soul Conduit , Triskaidekaphobia just to name a few.

Lemme know if you would like some more suggestions!

hkhssweiss on

2 years ago

Reverse the Sands, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Sen Triplets, Death's Shadow, Mirror Universe, Convalescent Care, and Illusions of Grandeur can be cut. They don't really add much of anything or their cost is way to high for the curve your setting.

Necromancy can be subbed out for Reanimate to lower the curve as well.

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