Riftsweeper

Riftsweeper

Creature — Elf Shaman

When Riftsweeper enters the battlefield, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Uncommon
Future Sight (FUT) Uncommon

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Legality

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

Riftsweeper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.17%

Riftsweeper Discussion

KidEnkidu on Tayam Druid/Adnaus

1 month ago

This deck, as it is, seems very weak to Devoted Druid getting exiled, as it doesn't really look like you have a plan B. You don't even have Riftsweeper. That said, I do love your idea of utilizing Assassin's Trophy and/or Finale of Devastation to win. I've been brewing with Tayam for a while, and I'm using Syr Konrad, the Grim in mine with Mesmeric Orb + Basalt Monolith as a way to mill myself without Tayam & the Druid, but this strategy does require I run more potentially "dead" cards, like Gaea's Blessing, Vigor, Sevinne's Reclamation, Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead and Konrad. Although the only of those that feel truly dead in hand to me is Konrad and Vigor, but they are all taking the slot of cards that could be more generally useful, like more tutors and removal.

Also, why no Angel's Grace? I feel like it's a must-have in any deck with white that lacks blue, it's such an incredible response to combos, especially Demonic Consultation + Thassa's Oracle.

Cinnamon_Peridot on Half Whale, Half Wolf, All Combo

1 month ago

Here are my thoughts on the deck. Your list seems to be a bit more grindy than most, which is fine for some decks, but as a Food Chain deck, we want to be as fast as possible. I'll list the changes I'd make while still keeping the list under $500.

Changes:

  • Fierce Guardianship: I love this card in decks where you want your commander in play like Tasigur, the Golden Fang, but in this deck, our commander only serves as a Food Chain outlet. This card just isn't right for the deck. Replacement: Pact of Negation

  • Kenrith's Transformation: This card is better suited for grindy decks. Unlike Oko, Thief of Crowns, this card can only deal with creatures and can't take out problematic stax artifacts. I'd replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils because she hurts our opponents with her static ability while allowing us to dig at least 4 cards deep for a tutor, combo piece, or disruption.

  • 2 Swamps out for Spell Pierce and Muddle the Mixture. The first card is underrated and can win counterspell wars. The second can be used to find Flash or Demonic Tutor to find a different combo piece like Food Chain.

  • Riftsweeper out for Wall of Roots. Riftsweeper is way too situational and often ends up as a dead card in hand. I've never liked it (especially when you have 3 combos).

  • Polluted Delta out for Gemstone Caverns. Caverns is sooo good when you can exile Eternal Scourge or Misthollow Griffin with it. It's also better ramp.

  • Courser of Kruphix out for Regrowth. CoK isn't powerful enough and we need more graveyard recursion in case our combos are disrupted.

  • Toxic Deluge is so bad for this deck due to the high density of mana dorks we run. Also, a board wipe shouldn't be necessary for this deck because we aim to win before a board wipe is necessary. I'd personally replace it with Perplex because I really like having tutors even if they're limited and 3 mana (but on a budget, you gotta do what you gotta do). However, I could also see the addition of Elvish Spirit Guide. This one's mainly a meta choice and it depends on how consistent you think the deck needs to be.

  • Lastly, I'd replace Zagoth Triome with Summoner's Pact. Having more tutors is always the way to go.

I'd also consider trying to mold the mana base to fit the restriction of Tainted Pact. I'll be trying to do that in my own $500 build of this deck and once I've built it, you'll be able to see it in the description of my primer: cEDH Whale Wolf Primer

I love the deck and I like the inclusion of the alternate Hulk line (I'm assuming it's due to the absence of Tainted Pact. I hope this helped you and please let me know if you need further help or clarification! Cheers!

HELLcaster19 on Rona is maybe not bad

1 month ago

Wouldn't any card exiled by Rona, Disciple of Gix lose the "exiled by Rona" clause upon cast from exile as she will no longer be able to read the card in question?

Take for example, Godsend. If the exiled creature returns from exile through any means, Godsend loses its ability as it can no longer read the card in question. Even if that same creature were to be put back into exile by another source, Godsend would not regain the lock ability because it is no longer a creature exiled by it, despite previously exiling it from the board.

Here is a link that contains an interaction with Godsend and Riftsweeper:

https://cantrip.ru/en/mtg-cards/Godsend.shtml

It is loosely the same concept as I believe Rona would no longer be able to read Regardless, nice build :)

Kogarashi on Inverter of Truth Ability

1 month ago

Thank you, Yesterday. I hadn't paid attention to the fact that Riftsweeper requires the exiled cards to be face-up. I did know that Processors only interact with opponents, so you'd need your opponent to process your cards into your graveyard for you.

Largely, the point of Inverter of Truth seems to be A. getting a 6/6 flyer for four mana, B. sculpting the perfect graveyard beforehand, and then turning that into a sculpted library with the Inverter, and/or C. "recovering" a lot of useful cards from your graveyard at the expense of what remains of your library (late-game, or with a library that's been milled a lot, this is very useful).

It is very important to note that the exiled cards from Inverter are face-down, though, because as Yesterday pointed out, most things that interact with exiled cards want them face-up. Inverter also gives you no provision to look at the exiled cards, so you can't even check what you've exiled, and any opponent that Processes them can't look and choose what to Process first. In this regard, it's not quite a "second hand" because the utility isn't really there.

Yesterday on Inverter of Truth Ability

1 month ago

Eh, one note here. Inverter of Truth exiles your cards face-down (and so have no properties), so there's basically nothing you can do to interact with those cards again, even in eternal formats. Riftsweeper, Pull from Eternity, Runic Repetition, Mirror of Fate can't fetch them. Misthollow Griffin and friends can't be cast. Processors (like Ruin Processor) only interact with your opponents' exile zones.

Kogarashi on Inverter of Truth Ability

1 month ago

Your original library stays in exile.

When Inverter of Truth enters the battlefield, its ability triggers. When that resolves, two things happen. First, your library as it currently is goes into exile face-down (so no one, including you, can look at the cards). Second, your graveyard becomes your library, getting shuffled and placed face-down where your library goes.

The ability doesn't specify anything else happening, so you end with a new library, no graveyard, and a pile of face-down cards (your previous library) in exile.

If it were an effect that gave you your library back from exile, it would say so. For instance, ending the ability with "then put the exiled cards into your graveyard," would result in your previous library becoming your graveyard. An example of how this might work can be seen on Living Death and Living End, which ultimately swap all the creatures on the battlefield with all the creatures in the graveyards. You can see there that there is wording for the exiled creatures to then go to the battlefield. Inverter of Truth doesn't have such wording, so your exiled cards stay exiled until something else interacts with them (Riftsweeper, a Processor creature of some sort).

hkhssweiss on Eternally Cursed | Primer

3 months ago

GreggySteggy Korvold has been one of my favorite decks as of lately and been fine tuning. I been thinking of actually cutting Riftsweeper and adding in the Dualcaster Mage/Twinflame combo as its so light on the curve as well as having access to both Tainted Pact and Demonic Consultation. It doesn't remove much on the other packages and gives Korvold another avenue to win.

Otakuacid on Sudden Decay - Sasaya Green Millstones

3 months ago

Riftsweeper Would also act like an Eternal Witness to grab The Great Aurora from exile, creating another loop of massive amounts of mana. While you would need to draw back into it, I doubt this deck would struggle with that.

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