Strionic Resonator

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare

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Strionic Resonator

Artifact

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

Strionic Resonator Discussion

outofnothing0 on Zur's Perfection

2 days ago

Been super busy lately so sorry for the late replies!

@Limo: Thanks for the upvote! I'll be sure to take a look at your deck!

@MooneBoyIrish: If you had read the deck description I've put the relevant ruling for auras there as many get confused by them; basically auras only target when cast so if they are put into play as part of an effect (ie. Zur, Replenish , Open the Vaults , etc) they can be attached to a legal permanent of your choosing (as defined by the enchant ability) without targeting that permanent. As MtgMaster02 pointed out Triclopean Sight is indeed both backup to Daybreak Coronet as well as an effective means to get Stasis up and running.

@SlowMoon17: I'd say both yes and no. I've slightly drifted away from the straight 1v1 environment to make it more resilient and able to at least hold its own in multiplayer as well (due to the local meta). I feel like there are faster ways of combo winning ( Doomsday , Phyrexian Unlife , etc) but that's just boring. There's something about playing land destruction/ Stasis and seeing the light drain from your oppenents' eyes that just makes it oh so worth it haha.

@Im_ygy: Yea... lol. I just looked it up and the entire decklist non-foiled, without Timetwister and OG duals is still around $2100 NM/PL

@MordMetal: It really depends on how budget you want. Obviously don't foil it lol; but in all seriousness you can save a ton on the land base alone. Add more basics and tap lands ( Arcane Sanctum / Vivid Creek / Vivid Marsh / Vivid Meadow ), use Evolving Wilds / Terramorphic Expanse instead of fetches, etc. If your overall CMC is still low swap Dark Confidant for Dark Tutelage , Snapcaster Mage for Archaeomancer / Mnemonic Wall . As for Timetwister it really depends on what effect you are looking for... GY shuffle: Elixir of Immortality , Card draw: Windfall , both: Time Spiral although it costs double the mana (and untaps!) and is still expensive although still cheaper by a phenomenal amount. These are just some examples. I'd recommend doing an advanced Gatherer search (https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Default.aspx) for specific effects you are looking for in a cheaper card variant.

@Dankey Thank you! I like running Jace, the Mind Sculptor for the Brainstorm effect (and Unsummon effect if needed) to filter away any enchantments that find thier way into my hand (so i can tutor them up for free). In 1v1 Jace basically lets me know what my opponent is drawing most of the time too; so for now I think he is just too versatile to get rid of.

@cango35: I really like Winding Canyons in most creature based decks but i think it'd be kind of a waste here for a few reasons. Firstly I overall barely have any creatures. Secondly the additional 2 mana is killer... it'd mean i'd need 6 mana PLUS the land to get it off and that's just not worth the luxury of flash in my opinion. Thanks for the suggestion though!

@hoffie4: I've had Strionic Resonator in the deck for ages! You must've missed it XD

@Auraprime1984: There are a few options. The rest of the mana base is pretty solid, so to be honest it doesn't matter a whole lot. You could add more basics, the third painland ( Caves of Koilos ), Exotic Orchard , maybe Tainted Isle / Tainted Field , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , Prairie Stream / Sunken Hollow , Choked Estuary / Port Town , etc. You could also use some tap lands like Arcane Sanctum , Celestial Colonnade , Fetid Pools / Irrigated Farmland , Temple of Deceit / Temple of Enlightenment , etc. Signet lands are also an option Darkwater Catacombs / Skycloud Expanse . You mostly just have to figure out what would work best with your build. Hope that helps!

SynergyBuild on Urza Paradox Scepter

4 days ago

Yeah, I am very confused as to the use of some of these cards. Mind explaining some of the following:

I think Urza, when using a storm varient of him, running all possible non-creature, artifact based infinite mana combos ( Rings of Brighthearth , Basalt Monolith , Grim Monolith , Power Artifact , Paradox Engine , Isochron Scepter , Dramatic Reversal , Strionic Resonator , etc.) with additionally many mass-artifact bounce cards for enabling massive mana and plenty of cheerios, I thought this list would just run all of the fast mana and win with it.

This list seems much more controling, less artifact based, and more instant/sorcery based. I understand not wanting to lose to Null Rod / Stony Silence , and I'd run a large counterspell suite too, but this just seems strange.

SideBae on Emrakul

5 days ago

Ancient Tomb is likely to help you a lot. I don't think the Urza's lands are particularly good, simply because they take far too much to get all out at once; Wastes don't need to worry about Blood Moon or other non-basic hate.

Timesifter is possibly one of the most absurd cards in EDH, especially in conjunction with Sensei's Divining Top and Scroll Rack . In my experience, many EDH decks have low curves when compared to a colorless, eldrazi-based deck; if your meta follows the same pattern, then Timesifter will be broken.

Ideally, you're the big-mana deck at the table. I can see you're running a lot of artifact ramp, and depending on which cards are available to you, you should try packing more in ( Thought Vessel , Mind Stone , Voltaic Key , Mana Vault and Prismatic Lens all come to mind). Trinisphere and Sphere of Resistance are relatively expensive cards, but if you have access to them I would definitely run them ( Damping Sphere is a cheaper alternative, though it does hurt your own land base). If you have much more mana than your opponents, making them overpay for their spells is generally a good way to make sure you're the only deck moving at a reasonable pace.

In the vein of excess mana, Blinkmoth Urn is likely to help you way more than your opponents. Metalworker is also a colorless all star, but he's $50 now... which blows.

Drownyard Temple is an interesting include. I suggest pairing it with Dust Bowl . This can frustrate greedy mana bases and give you an outlet for excess mana.

Strionic Resonator is dumb when copying eldrazi cast- or annihilator-triggers. You should run it.

Finally, Sculpting Steel is another copy of whatever the best artifact on the field is at a given moment.

Good luck with deck building!

DerektheRed on Adeliz Arcane adaptation

1 week ago

Joe_Ken_ sorry if this is redundant, but you can do what rolfMTG did above to correct card links with this formatting: (brackets) card:card name (close brackets). You don't usually need to specify since the double bracket defaults to cards, but it's helpful in these cases.

For the deck, I second most of the above except I'd choose Willbreaker over Beguiler of Wills - especially if you add Serendib and maybe one more non-destructive instant like Turn to Frog . You can already target creatures with Niv, Will Kenrith, Rite of Replication, Izzet Charm and a few others. Great with Strionic Resonator effects.

Oh and fwiw, I like Nameless One even more in a token deck. :)

Lord_Grimm on White Zombie

2 weeks ago

Time to Reflect > Path to Exile : Same cost but less restrictive and more flexible (could use it on a token and ramp if need be)

Trostani's Judgement > Settle the Wreckage : sure can't populate, but hits many more threats and for a lesser cost

Radiant Purge > Lapse of Certainty : Keep them guessing with a surprise counter that basically Time Walks them

Worn Powerstone > Mind Stone : Less ramp, but card draw (something needed in this build)

Strionic Resonator > Anointed Procession : You'll usually be using it for double tokens anyways...

Adaptive Automaton > Odric, Lunarch Marshal : The deck is not true tribal, but is keyword heavy

Metallic Mimic > Duplicant : Same as above regarding tribal, but this guy can remove and get you a dude

Soul of Theros > Emeria Shepherd : honestly, kinda like them both, so preference?

Impassioned Orator > Soul Warden or Auriok Champion : More efficient

That's about all I see on this wave.

JPlayah on Black Plague

2 weeks ago

This may sound crazy, but what if I dropped Bloodchief Ascension entirely? In my experience, I can get Grave Pact out before I can reliably stack my Bloodchief Ascension . Sure, it's amazing if I can get it stacked, but if I don't have to worry about that, I can focus on using cards like Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat , which have similar effects that start working as soon as I put them on the field. If run both those cards, a single creature dying could trigger some explosive effects which could drain enough life to keep me alive long enough to get that Grave Pact out in the first place. In this situation, I could still deal with creatureless decks by killing my own creatures over and over, triggering every Blood Artist and Zulaport Cutthroat I had on the field. The only disadvantage to this is that I would have no 1-drops, but if my only 1-drop isn't proving reliable, I see no reason to keep it around in the first place.

On that subject, how consistently have you been able to stack Bloodchief Ascension vs. getting Grave Pact out? Have you found any mechanical tricks or favorite combos that have helped you along the way?

I love the idea of Strionic Resonator and seeing how many things it can interact with (practically my whole deck)! It really does seem like a perfect fit. I plan to do some testing with that as well and see if my deck is or isn't slowed down by the removal of a couple copies of Grave Pact . With the change I mentioned above, I may be able to stay alive long enough to pull one out via Beseech the Queen , so it might be okay.

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Strionic Resonator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Black: 0.12%

Red: 0.22%