Standstill

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Odyssey (ODY) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Standstill

Enchantment

When a player casts a spell, sacrifice Standstill. If you do, each of that player's opponents draws three cards.

Standstill Discussion

golgariizzet on Nekusar Wheels Deck

1 week ago

im just going to throw out a bunch of card ideas to you Archfiend of Ifnir , Barbed Shocker , Shocker , Dragon Mage , Wheel of Fate , Megrim , Molten Psyche , Collective Defiance , Dark Deal , Waste Not , Standstill , Past in Flames , Kess, Dissident Mage , Sangromancer , Seizan, Perverter of Truth , Guiltfeeder , consuming abberation, Runehorn Hellkite , Prosperity . this is how i have mine if you would like to check it out really fun deck i feel like kess and past in flames are huge tools for using spells in your graveyard it has won me the game.

austintayshus on Adaptive Enchantment

1 week ago

Looks like a fun deck!

I think you'll want more card draw. I'd recommend Enchantress's Presence and Argothian Enchantress and Mesa Enchantress and Verduran Enchantress .

Courser of Kruphix is a great enchantment that can also help you get some lands.

Starfield Mystic can give you some value if someone plays Paraselene or a similar effect.

Lastly, Standstill and Telepathy are some fun little pet cards of mine that could be fun in this deck.

Hope this helps!

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

1 month ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

austintayshus on Ojutai Flash n Stax

1 month ago

I would take out Soul Sculptor and Pestermite or maybe Mental Misstep .

Also, I've always wanted to put Standstill in a deck but haven't found a place for it anywhere. It's kinda Staxy?

cyclinggamer on Muldrotha, permanent control

2 months ago

x12721, I like the idea of Standstill . I already use it's bigger brother, Decree of Silence .

I'm not using the sac etb trio because I already use the hella out of them for my Athreos deck, and people already hate on me for Pernicious Deed - which is a little weaker now that war of the spark has come out.

I'm thinking Massacre Girl might be an include for this deck. I've tweaked this deck some and have not yet updated on here.

Underrealm Lich is an interesting idea, as it also gives some protection from those awful draw/burn decks, by instead putting a card into your hand.

So, suggestions on what to replace? Off limits is Villainous Wealth . While I like Muldrotha, she was the excuse that allowed me to put villainous wealth into commander.

mymanpotsandpans on On the Horizon

2 months ago

Standstill is a slower blue card I’d like to see put into modern.

If anything comes out of this set I don’t want any cards that just slot into tier 1-2ish decks (Maybe 3). This is the time to get some powerful cards that can’t be in standard into some lower powered decks or create new ones entirely. Burn, Scapeshift, Tron, etc don’t need anymore toys for the time being.

UpperDeckerTaco on Why Rhystic Study is kinda ...

3 months ago

Mystic Remora doesn't stop any of that turn 1. It gives you a card, maybe 2. And the next turn, you are paying another mana to keep it around to hopefully draw, yet another card but with no guarantee.

Now if they are comboing off turn 1, well then have your day good sir, but you better be on the play to get it out and draw into your Force of Will or other counterspells of that type. And if you can turn 1 Rhystic Study , I find it far more effective to do so than a turn 1 Mystic Remora in the long run of the game.

Because think of what it would take to get a Rhystic Study out turn 1: one scenario I can think of is Land, Mana Crypt , Rhystic Study , go... And now you are ahead on mana, and taxing your opponent at the start of the game. I would love for you to be my opponent and drop a turn 1 Mystic Remora on me. I will laugh and watch you pay the upkeep costs and we both will not progress our boards. COOL!

Not every instance of a cEDH game has the same progression of, turn 1, lay down 3 cards, turn 2, lay down 3 more cards, turn 3 win. Not every 99 singleton card deck is THAT consistent due to variance. If it is, then someone is fooling you and you need to get a judge involved. Because pulling off a turn 3 win consistently takes a lot of set up. And if you are familiar with the cEDH decks running around, you know what cards matter to their "combo" or wincon, and you just focus on stopping those cards.

No sensible player is going to pop off 1-3 noncreature spells a turn while you have Remora out in the first 2 to 3 turns of the game. It has the same issue Standstill has in the early game. You will just be playing land go and doing a whole lot of nothing until someone says, "Ok, my hand can beat yours, break Standstill, let you draw 3, win"

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