Spirit of the Labyrinth

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Rules Q&A

Spirit of the Labyrinth

Enchantment Creature — Spirit

Each player can't draw more than one card each turn.

Ojallday on Getting into cEDH

4 weeks ago

The_War_Mammoth Simic or blue/green have a lot of low cost synergies and combos that go for easy wins like taking turns or Birthing Pod strategies. But if you enjoy stax and control then I highly recommend Urza, Lord High Artificer he has strong synergy with cards like Winter Orb, Static Orb, Trinisphere and Back to Basics. To win with him you assemble infinate mana through a couple different options Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter , Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth , Grim Monolith + Power Artifact or Basalt Monolith this let's you draw your deck with his ability and traditionally you use Thassa's Oracle or Laboratory Maniac to end it. Being in blue also gives you access to counterspells which is where most of you control will come from. Some of the artifacts and combo pieces may be expensive for him though, but another option though in 3 colors is Zur the Enchanter he let's you play a spell for free when he hits letting you grab Stasis, Rule of Law or Spirit of the Labyrinth to punish opponents winning involves swinging zur until you kill each opponent with coleander damage. Also you can run Necropotence to draw your deck out and win via Thassa's Oracle, obviously he is in blue so counter spells will go a long way to control your opponents.

AstroAA on

1 month ago

As people in the thread said, if you really wanted your playgroup to hate you, things like Armageddon, Null Rod, Deafening Silence, Spirit of the Labyrinth, Rule of Law, Archon of Emeria, Angel of Jubilation, Thorn of Amethyst, Sphere of Resistance, Winter Orb, and Smokestack are all super fun cards you can run.

plakjekaas on If white isn't "allowed" to …

1 month ago

Stax, tax & boardwipes? Forcing your own weaknesses for others to enjoy is something white is great at. Not many great tutors? Aven Mindcensor, now neither do you. Bad at drawing cards? Spirit of the Labyrinth, now you are too. Overwhelming me with many spells I can't keep up with? Rule of Law. I don't have very efficient noncreature spells compared to other colors? Thalia, Guardian of Thraben now neither do you.

All these things are powerful, and giving white good carddraw so they can collect and stack these kinds of effects, will make white a lot more powerful, which is why it's a good thing that Rhystic Study isn't actually white, even though it feels like a white effect.

Yet, Mentor of the Meek, Dawn of Hope, Welcoming Vampire, Esper Sentinel, Bennie Bracks, Zoologist, Bygone Bishop, Thorough Investigation, even when you exclude colorless supplements, white is building a catalog of consistent carddraw anyway, especially if you consider Teleportation Circle has an array of targets to blink for carddraw in mono W as well: Spirited Companion, Inspiring Overseer, Priest of Ancient Lore, Thraben Inspector, Professor of Symbology, Resistance Squad, Search Party Captain and Wall of Omens.

Also strategy-specific stuff like Mesa Enchantress, Sram, Senior Edificer, Puresteel Paladin, Losheel, Clockwork Scholar. I think it's weird to say white can't draw cards, I'd say you're not trying hard enough if you're still complaining about that today. At least for Commander. In 1v1 formats, carddraw just isn't as important to win the game if it has to happen before turn 5.

AstroAA on Help With Kaalia

2 months ago

Hello everyone! I come before the collective hivemind in search of help. I am building Kaalia of the Vast with a prison shell. I'm building Kaalia of the Vast over Winota, Joiner of Forces due to my desire to play big dumb angels.

In particular, I'm looking for assistance in regards to card draw and additional stax/prison cards. I'm trying to have a subtheme of cheating things into play through Kaalia herself, or through methods like Sneak Attack and Quicksilver Amulet to get around effects like Eidolon of Rhetoric. In addition, I'm also trying to get around effects like Spirit of the Labyrinth through cards like Scroll Rack and Necropotence. I know my list is missing things like Wheel of Fortune, but I don't particularly want to spend $350 on a copy or proxy one. Plus, I'd rather try and deny my opponents cards, rather than helping them cycle through their decks - albeit I know this can be stopped with Alms Collector.

My list can be found here:


[EDH] Kaalia Prison

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bushido_man96 on Go-Shintai of Life's Staxx

3 months ago

It doesn't look like you have much ramp. Since you are going the enchantress rout, I'd recommend land enchantment ramp like Wild Growth, Utopia Sprawl, Fertile Ground, Overgrowth, Wolfwillow Haven, or any of the other myriad choices of similar ramp cards.

Spirit of the Labyrinth seems like it hurts your enchantress theme. Sensei's Divining Top is a generally good card, but it really doesn't need to go in every deck, and you could probably do without it here to add some ramp. I would think with the amount of draw you have in the deck, setting up the top three of your library probably isn't that necessary. Gilded Drake is another generally good card, but I don't see it as a fit here, unless you're able to reliably blink it and I'm missing that. Although not an enchantment, Seedborn Muse would pair well with Stasis. Vernal Equinox can be fun to let you play a chunk of your deck at instant speed, but it allows everyone to do so.

PurePwnage on EldraziBlade.exe

5 months ago

MaximumEdgeLord, have you considered cards like Charming Prince or Spirit of the Labyrinth as substitutes for Arbiter? Charming Prince works very well with Aether Vial, Ephemerate, Stoneforge Mystic or other creatures with ETB effects.

Epidilius on Did I just solve white's …

8 months ago

I've always agreed with "White doesn't want card advantage. White just doesn't want you to have card advantage as well." Basically, white doesn't try to pull ahead like the other colours, it just tries to slow things down enough that it doesn't need to pull ahead. It doesn't matter how many tutors you have if Aven Mindcensor is in play. No point in casting Blue Sun's Zenith with a Spirit of the Labyrinth on the board. White is the great equalizer in MtG, it levels the playing field (literally, with Armageddon) to ensure fair play among all players.

SynergyBuild on Thrasios/Tymna vs Kenrith

10 months ago

To be honest, the reason I swapped from Tymna/Thrasios to Kenrith, Returned King is threefold.

Access to red lets me get Dockside Extortionist, and as explained above by RambIe, any infinite mana combo leads to a win without needing any specific cards in deck with kenrith in the command zone. It also lets me have some of the best interaction in the format, the best sweeper in Fire Covenant, the best free counter in Deflecting Swat (imo), two of the best dorks in the format (Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer and Ignoble Hierarch), as well as a slew of other options from Red Elemental Blast/Pyroblast to Mayhem Devil (an immediate threat against any LED Breach piles, especially if they set up with an ad nauseam/peer, it's great against Tithe, or against Ragavan, or against dockside, but it's also insane with any of them on your side of the field), and a personaly new favorite Expressive Iteration, the 2 mana dig 3 draw 2.

Kenrith also allows access to some of the most efficient win lines. My personal favorite is how it interacts with Hermit Druid. Not only in a dedicated deck can it immediately give it haste, active it, and be the recursion piece to bring back Thassa's Oracle, but it can also reanimate the Druid if you Entomb it, or abuse Intuition like Kess, etc.

Kenrith does something else I find great, which is simply have some serious potential to abuse any boardstate, often under most any stax. With just 4 mana invested, it can become a 7/7 that can kill in three turns, or give itself and other creatures you control more counters, trample, and haste and one-shot if draw lines aren't available and you have infinite mana (I did this two nights ago when a Winota managed to pull out a Spirit of the Labyrinth). The deck is so efficient early, mid, and late game in this fashion that it is one of the most popular stax commanders in cEDH, one of the most popular midrange commanders in cEDH, and one of the most popular fast combo commanders as well.

Tbh, Kenrith is busted.

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