Strionic Resonator

Strionic Resonator

Artifact

, : Copy target triggered ability you control. You may choose new targets for the copy. (A triggered ability uses the words "when," "whenever," or "at.")

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Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Strionic Resonator Discussion

carpecanum on Nath-Om

2 days ago

I know its expensive but Crucible of Worlds. Play something like Evolving Wilds to get 2 land drops per turn minimum every turn until an opponent destroys the Crucible.

Brago, King Eternal can pop ALL your lands every turn.

Strionic Resonator gives +1 landfall. Not certain, maybe it lets you do one landfall ability twice? (that would be even better) I know there are a lot more cards that act on ETB, Landfall etc.

Do you have enough basic lands?

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

5 days ago

rkjunior, wow, gg! How are you feeling about your inclusion of Birds of Paradise and Noble Hierarch? Does it feel more beneficial?

I have also considered Lithoform Engine or Strionic Resonator because I do love the trigger twice feature from Ancient Greenwarden and those will give another way to double a trigger.

unwucht, yeah, I’m pretty sure Finale of Revelation is going in at this point and maybe Pull from Tomorrow.

FounderX on Scarab God [Focused]

6 days ago

MarrecoMTG Good to hear you like the deck! Don't underestimate yours too! Great build +1. Strionic Resonator is a great utility card and you can use it with so many other cards in the deck besides The Scarab God, Undead Augur, an extra card draw, Diregraf Colossus an extra tapped zombie, Loyal Subordinate another 3 life, etc. Lithoform Engine is a great card, but you need a Dramatic Reversal type effect to make it really effective. It also costs more to cast and activate, total, instead of if you choose the "Strionic" effect the first time.

DankMagicianD on Mairsil, the Pretender l JLK

6 days ago

Strionic Resonator is a great card to add.

MarrecoMTG on Scarab God [Focused]

6 days ago

Mortlocke Hey, thank you for your input. I do agree that this deck needs more interaction in general and I am working in finding the right ones. I do believe that a lot of the interaction comes from the creatures themselves, as well as, enchantments and sorceries. From your list I think the one that I like the most is Swan Song, I will probably make room in the deck for it. The low mana cost means I can play my creatures and leave one mana for it.

FounderX Hey, thanks a lot for your contribution. Your deck list looks amazing! I will definitely keep a close eye on it for ideas and inspiration. In terms of Strionic Resonator, I do think it is a really good card - but is it too win more? I have already 2 cards that are very reliant on the God himself (Paradox Haze & Training Grounds) maybe a third one is too much? I think that the new Lithoform Engine could be better alternative as it is more versatile?

Hoobynobber7395 on Kaalia of the Vast

1 week ago

A couple of spicy adds and away to establish some win cons is Armageddon and Master of Cruelties these two establish power in a table of 4. Reconnaissance can pull Kaalia of the Vast out of combat and protect her from blockers and still get the trigger. Strionic Resonator can copy Kaalia of the Vast ability trigger Spicy includes:

Some lands to include:

take out some of the basics you're running for the lands, mana fixing in a 3 color deck is important.

MTGBurgeoning on Gruul Stompy Featuring Xenagos, God of Revels

1 week ago

I have given some thought to what Zendikar Rising provides!

Personally, I do not feel enamored with Turntimber Symbiosis at the moment. That feeling may change, but this card seems like it will hurt big-time if it whiffs. Of course, the odds are against that happening, but this is Magic the Gathering and those kinds of shenanigans happen. In comparison, Summoning Trap, at instant-speed, can absorb a potential whiff more easily when cast at the end of an opponent's turn than watching helplessly as went up in smoke during our main phase. On the other side of the card, we have a Forest that enters the battlefield tapped unless we pay three life. Paying three life is not inordinately burdensome in our format, but for just ? Spidey senses are tingling all over the place, and I sense this card may be more harmful than beneficial in the deck. Let me know how Turntimber Symbiosis functions for you.

Bala Ged Recovery: I don't feel excited about this card. If the land entered the battlefield untapped it would receive more praise, naturally. This is a slightly over-costed Regrowth with the option of putting a land into play tapped. Honestly, I feel "meh" about this card. I don't plan on play-testing it or adding it at the moment. I prefer lands that don't enter the battlefield tapped, and printing a more expensive Regrowth on the other side of this card is not alluring enough for me to consider including it in the deck.

Of the cards you mentioned, I believe Moraug, Fury of Akoum provides the greatest power and synergy with our deck. This minotaur's inclusion seems inevitable for a Xenagos, God of Revels deck and motivates me to include Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista and Wooded Foothills in order to increase the potential number of accrued combat phases in a turn. I envision having a biggun or two under our control, casting Moraug, Fury of Akoum and then playing a land. Perhaps it is one of the aforementioned lands, granting us with TWO additional combat phases. In this scenario and with Xenagos, God of Revels under our control, our creatures can REALLY get out of hand if we can drop a land or two. Although it currently is not in the deck, I am tempted to imagine how a Genesis Waved Moraug, Fury of Akoum develops. At worst, Moraug, Fury of Akoum is a monster that can whittle away opponents' creatures through combat. I definitely want to test this card!

Here are some cards I am either interested in testing or their inclusion is inevitable:

INEVITABLE: Cragcrown Pathway. Once a copy of this land becomes available, it will find its way into this deck and most likely replace a basic land.

INTERESTED: Inscription of Abundance is intriguing. At just , the options of gaining life equal to the power of one of our creatures OR having one of our creatures enter Fight Club are really versatile. Additionally, kicking this spell for just seems very reasonably costed, and we can choose both of the previously discussed options and put two +1 +1 counters on a creature. The entirety of those modes seem more valuable than . I also enjoy the potential political motivation of this card, as the +1 +1 counters and the life gain, respectively, denote "target creature" and "target player," not "target creature you control" and "you." I'll be taking a long look at Inscription of Abundance. It seems too good not to.

D'OH! If only Cragplate Baloth had trample!!

INTERESTED: I think Shatterskull Charger may be worth a look. Not kicking this creature brings it back to our hand at the beginning of our end step. With Xenagos, God of Revels under our control, paying and attacking with an 8/7 hasty trampler that is safe from sorcery removal seems strong. This reminds me of the dash mechanic. I think it is worth play-testing.

INEVITABLE: Lithoform Engine is an absolute powerhouse. I'm still in awe that this card was created. Seriously. I think consideration should be given to including this card in every EDH/Commander deck, right after Sol Ring. I do not exaggerate. Not only is Lithoform Engine the most powerful card in Zendikar Rising, it will be the next most-desired staple of the format. This is over-powered. This is beyond over-powered:

, Tap Lithoform Engine: Copy target activated or triggered ability you control. You may choose new targets for the copy. This is BETTER THAN Strionic Resonator, which currently resides in the deck.

, Tap Lithoform Engine: Copy target instant or sorcery spell you control. You may choose new targets for the copy. This is a personalized version of Reverberate or Twincast, and only costs . Think: Selvala's Stampede, Chandra's Ignition, Return of the Wildspeaker, Savage Beating, Summoning Trap, Skyshroud Claim.

, Tap Lithoform Engine: Copy target permanent spell you control. SERIOIUSLY!??

At the time of this reply, Lithoform Engine is, justifiably, the most expensive card in Zendikar Rising (aside from Box Toppers) and I predict it will be THE CHASE CARD of Zendikar Rising. I also believe that this set will be printed/opened into absolute oblivion due to the presence of the aforementioned Box Toppers and its tenure in Standard for the next two years. As a result, I plan to watch for potential price variations in Lithoform Engine and then accumulate as many as possible. This card is too good.

INTERESTED: There may be some mid- to late-game benefits to including Crawling Barrens in the land base. It seems like a decent mana-sink at instant-speed. Actually, I am surprised that this card did not include the dreaded "only at any time you can cast a sorcery" text. As an added value, we choose when to make Crawling Barrens a creature. As another benefit, it's only a creature until the end of the turn. This versatility is valuable to us and maddening to our opponents. All of these benefits reside ON A LAND. If Raging Ravine occupies a slot in the land base, I think there may be a place for Crawling Barrens as well.

At the moment, those are the cards that promote the greatest amount of fancy-tickling for me. I'm looking forward to Zendikar Rising and can't wait to crack them packs and feast on the goodies inside!

SynergyBuild on Lithoform Enginge: Not Broken, Definitely …

2 weeks ago

Btw, it actually can see serious cEDH play, remember Strionic Resonator in Brago, King Eternal decks, like enpc, mentioned? This acts as a second copy, now is that going to break the deck, no, but it show a valuable use of it, and a second, worse version of resonator is perfectly fine considering it still can win almost instantly.

Take the example brought up about Isochron Scepter, is it as powerful? No, but redundancy doesn't hurt the decks that want it!

It's all relative, and I don't see this card being broken, but it's not bad at all, and a lot of the people that assume it won't see cEDH play should look up the cards it mirrors!

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