Seance

Seance

Enchantment

At the beginning of each upkeep, you may exile target creature card from your graveyard. If you do, create a token that's a copy of that card except it's a Spirit in addition to its other types. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Seance Discussion

FalconForce on Staring Contest: A List of Blink-Effect Cards

2 months ago

Nightmare Shepherd is one of the best as it adds a lot of functionality with no upfront cost and allows you to exploit sacrifice mechanics like evoke. Creating token clones with etb/ltb can easily become overpowered, especially when combined with populate. In fact I built a great ETB Roon EDH deck around it using cards like Yosei, the Morning Star, Protean Hulk and Wayfaring Temples that clone themselves. Token clone generation is amazing because it's essentially ETB blinking as a side effect. You have some cards that do it already listed under abuse but I think the mechanic is good enough and has enough viable cards that it might be worth making a new category for it.

Token clone makers

Stolen Identity Blade of Selves Mirror Mockery Zndrsplt's Judgment Repudiate / Replicate Hour of Eternity Supplant Form Dance of Many Minion Reflector Bramble Sovereign Progenitor Mimic Anointed Procession Quasiduplicate Rhys the Redeemed Back from the Brink Dual Nature Mimic Vat Rite of Replication Song of the Worldsoul Helm of the Host Doubling Season Parallel Lives Battle for Bretagard Mechanized Production Orvar, the All-Form Prototype Portal Saheeli, the Gifted Saheeli's Artistry Seance Second Harvest Soul Foundry Spitting Image Splinter Twin Replication Technique Saheeli Rai Mirror March Mirrorworks Molten Echoes Mythos of Illuna Sublime Epiphany Flamerush Rider Felhide Spiritbinder Littjara Mirrorlake God-Pharaoh's Gift Hofri Ghostforge Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker Followed Footsteps Nightmare Shepherd Osgir, the Reconstructor Echo Storm Cackling Counterpart Esika's Chariot Feldon of the Third Path Flameshadow Conjuring Trickster's Talisman & of course anything with populate.

Also some other blink type cards:

Blink-Yorion, Sky Nomad Conditional bounce- Cunning Evasion ETB clone- Wall of Stolen Identity Graveyard blink- Cauldron of Souls, Twilight Shepherd, Adarkar Valkyrie ETB Abuse- Jalira, Master Polymorphist, Proteus Staff, Master Transmuter. Listing the ones that specifically clone or blink artifacts in their own group might be helpful too.

zapyourtumor on Vesperlark Boros Reanimator

3 months ago

I mean splicer definitely becomes much better with the Ephemerate and Seance

Strangelove on Rhino, Let's Go!

11 months ago

+1 my guy!

I really like ghired. A 5 mana 10/10 is a lot of fun in commander! There are a few populate tricks you could lean in to if you like the Mimic Vat effects like: Feldon of the Third Path, Seance, Stone Idol Trap, Zektar Shrine Expedition, Angelic Favor... were my favorites.

I would try to lower the curve and play some more ramp. The more you consistently play ghired, the happier you'll be.

Cuts..?

-1Song of the Worldsoul... slow

-1Courage in Crisis... proliferate wut

-1Cryptolith Rite... ramp is better... or play Druids' Repository

-1Colossal Majesty... slow... < Life's Legacy/Return of the Wildspeaker

-1Beastmaster Ascension... slow

-1Tendershoot Dryad... great card, but it has little synergy when you already make so many other tokens

Cheers!

Optimator on Giant's Deck

11 months ago

Even though you are primarily Giant-Tribal, you may still want to have a small suite of "Brion" cards.

I have a Feldon of the Third Path and Mimic Vat, both of which are extremely good in Brion decks. I also have a Adarkar Valkyrie, which can be good too.

Gift of Immortality is extremely good with Brion. I don't have one though.

Sigil of the New Dawn isn't the most efficient, but can be good.

I have a Serra Avatar too, which is the best Fling-able creature around. Evra, Halcyon Witness is great too, but I don't have one. It's cheap though. A Stalking Vengeance would double up Brion's damage, but I don't think I have one either. Reya Dawnbringer is way mana-expensive but can be useful with such pricey giants dying left and right.

Flameshadow Conjuring can be good with Brion too. I don't think I have one though.

Phyrexian Processor is one of the craziest pieces of Brion tech around. It's not too expensive--I would totally slide this card in, even if I was doing Giant Tribal. You can get blown out, but the payoff is enormous.

Another piece of Brion tech is Grafted Exoskeleton, if you wanna be dirty.


Since Brion isn't the center of the strategy, protecting him isn't at such a premium. Cards like Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves are still good for protecting your big giants though. It may be worth sliding some cards like that in, but since it's a casual deck you may get away with none.

That said, I have Whispersilk Cloak and Mask of Avacyn in my collection.

Another option on a budget is Mirror Shield. Darksteel Plate is pricey but fantastic when you want to stick a huge beater and keep it around.

I have a Cradle of Vitality on-hand. Might be really good!


If you have any more Threaten-effects, those are functionally creature removal with your commander out. Perhaps a couple of cards like that deserve a slot. Captivating Crew is fun because it's repeatable. Song-Mad Treachery  Flip is cool because it's a land too!

I own: Hijack - Grab the Reins - Mass Mutiny - Traitorous Blood - Traitorous Instinct - Portent of Betrayal - Word of Seizing - Harness by Force

There are many more.


Illusionist's Bracers is very good with Brion, even with less of a focus on him. Probably worth keeping in.

I think Minion Reflector won't be good--too expensive. Seance is decent but probably won't be reliable often enough to make it worth a slot.

dzanon on Trostani's Friends

1 year ago

Monomanamaniac glad you like the deck! I had a selesnya tokens deck back when I first started playing Magic and turned it into this one when I first got into Commander. Yeah I don’t own many copies of Sol Ring and Arcane Signet so the ones I do are in other decks, but I plan on adding them here when I can! Same thing for Panharmonicon too. Somehow never really thought about Helm of the Host, good call! And I just loved Seance, will definitely try to fit it in this deck too, thanks for all the suggestions!

About Aetherflux Reservoir, yeah it usually catches people by surprise. It has helped me close out games I couldn’t win through combat, same with Felidar Sovereign.

Monomanamaniac on Trostani's Friends

1 year ago

Don't know if you like suggestions, but it looks like you're not running Sol Ring or Arcane Signet, which are staples. I'd also suggest thinking about Helm of the Host, because populating non-legendary copies of trostani is particularly spicy. Also Panharmonicon is really insanely good in this deck. Lastly a sleeper card I adore is Seance because trostani can populate a permanent token you can keep.

As for cuts, nothing really stands out to me, I love the use of Aetherflux Reservoir in this deck because even if you're not storming trostani is buffing your life total immensely. I like this deck, I've always wanted to build one and this may have given me some inspiration

dsdude3021 on ...gone...

1 year ago

zapyourtumor,funny enough, I already have Mimic Vat in the deck. Its only 1 of though and only in the sideboard for heavy removal/sac strategies and for sentimental reasons. I LOVE Mimic Vat. I couldn't figure out how to make a deck solely on Mimic Vat, but maybe some day...

Also, I used to use Glimmerpoint Stag and even Galepowder Mage in my builds, but Charming Prince kind of seemed to me like the better option. Sure its not removal, but its very flexible and costs 2 less.

As for Seance, check out my other decks Can you FEEL it? or Azorious Sundial. Seance requires much more graveyard filler cards like Bazaar Trademage and Ideas Unbound. Which is totally an amazing variant of a Sundial of the Infinite deck. As far as i'm concerned, that variant just needs the perfect creature to resurrect to be incredible.

Btw, I haven't found a way to make Chance for Glory and Glorious End work for any deck. I frankly haven't got any idea. I recently tried a variant of sundial that transformed from an esper build, see Grave timing ;), but I don't even see how to use Glorious End in a deck like that. Maybe i'll try a red variant with them again if Splinter Twin ever gets unbanned.

zapyourtumor on ...gone...

1 year ago

Have you considered whack stuff like Mimic Vat to make the tokens stick around? Glimmerpoint Stags can be extra Flickerwisps for more permanent removal. I think the card Seance is really cool (once built a deck around it) and having a single copy of it here is actually really nice since you can make those tokens stick around as well, which sort of makes up for the fact that they don't have haste. If you want to splash red, stuff like Chance for Glory and Glorious End would be janky as hell.

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