Sunbird's Invocation


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Rare

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Sunbird's Invocation


Whenever you cast a spell from your hand, reveal the top X cards of your library, where X is that spell's converted mana cost. You may cast a card revealed this way with converted mana cost X or less without paying its mana cost. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

Sunbird's Invocation Discussion

Xephon_ on For Fucks Sake, Please Help Me With This

1 week ago

The reason you're not receiving any help is because (imo) you have a random list of cards and are saying "build me something". Here are a few pointers:

First, you need to decide what your deck is going to do. You may say spellslinger, but there are many kinds of spellslingers and many avenues to victory. Settle on one or a couple and prune your deck of the cards that don't accomplish that. For example, in my Kess spellslinger deck that I'm working on right now I try to take as many turns as possible and set up a win condition from there with either Guttersnipe , Ral, Storm Conduit , or big X spells like Exsanguinate or Torment of Hailfire . I also include cards like Thousand-Year Storm and Sunbird's Invocation to help me get there and have fun at the same time.

Second, you need to say that's what you're doing and how you want to go about that. Ex: what cards you really want to keep no matter what, and what kinds of cards you're looking to add or cut.

Third, track the number of each type of card you're including. For example, you might want to have around 4-7 counterspells (or none if your play group doesn't like them), 10 draw spells, 3 board wipes, etc etc. You'd be surprised how much this helps. With Kess though, this number is a bit lenient because you can also cast spells from your graveyard (but only one time on each of your turns!).

And lastly to start you off, here's some cards I think you should cut in general.

  • All planeswalkers except either Ral, Storm Conduit or Jace, Wielder of Mysteries (Ral fits and is a win con, and Jace is an extra Laboratory Maniac if you'd like to have self mill as a win con too)
  • Arjun, The Shifting Flame
  • Nekusar, the Mindrazer
  • Niv-Mizzet, Parun and Psychosis Crawler. These fit a wheel deck better than spellslinger. If you want that kind of deck, just use Niv as the commander instead. Chandra, Torch of Defiance also works well in that deck if you can use her -7 ability.
  • Sturmgeist
  • Price of Knowledge

Sorry for the ultra long comment and if I seemed rude at all, I used to be in the same situation I'm trying to drive the point that this needs to be more focused.

MagicalHacker on EDH “auto adds”?

3 weeks ago

There's only one colorless card that is present in all 19 decks of mine, and it's not Sol Ring... it's Boompile .

As for colored spells, Enlightened Tutor is in all my white decks, Cyclonic Rift is in all my blue decks, Decree of Pain and Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are in all my black decks, Stranglehold and Sunbird's Invocation are in all my red decks, and Song of the Dryads is in all my green decks.

As for multicolored cards, Ashiok, Dream Render is in all my decks playing blue and black and Assassin's Trophy is in all my decks playing black and green.

As for cards that aaaalmost made it, but was missing in one deck that could play it (but were in at least 3 decks), there were quite a few: Maze of Ith , Myriad Landscape , Strip Mine , Tolaria West , Gamble , Aven Mindcensor , Smothering Tithe , Weathered Wayfarer , Beast Within , Carpet of Flowers , Compost (currently being tested), and Sylvan Library .

Aaerys on Zada, Opponent Grinder

3 weeks ago

I would play around with Sunbird's Invocation to pull out some cool stuff from your deck as you cast stuff. War's Toll might be a consideration to disable fancy tricks from your opponents too

tmasek121091 on Kaalia commander

1 month ago

EmrysTheWizard I agree Kaalia of the Vast would be much better. I may eventually switch the decks commander to Kaalia of the Vast this is just the list I was able to throw together with the cards I had as a super casual build. It’s strange that “of the Vast” is on attack and “Zenith Seeker” is etb tho makes for an interesting twist with being able to then switch focus on etb triggers and adding blink effects. I like you me list and definitely found some cards that I may have to purchase on it. Sunbird's Invocation seems particularly good for all the high cost creatures.

griffstick on More people should be playing ...

1 month ago

More people should be playing

They all feel like they are breaking the rules of magic in some way. At some point in your lgs or your group of friends someone had pointed at and said that one on those cards are busted.

Champion of Rhonas cheats creatures into play just by attacking. That's cheating of mana cost.

Elvish Piper cheats creatures into play for only green tap. Again cheating of mana cost is very busted.

Blade of Selves makes in most edh games up to 3 copies of the equip creature. That crazy good. Its repeatable too. Imagine that on Terrastadon.

And like the blade of selves, Helm of the Host let's you break the rules of the legendary rule. WOTC started putting legendary on creatures because they were to strong in formats where you can have up to 4 copies of the same card in a deck. Such as for example Brimaz, King of Oreskos , this card was super strong in its block but making it legendary made it fair in its block. So back to Helm of the Host , the card does things in magic that were never intended to happen. Especially in Cmdr. Mirror Gallery does a similar effect. I'm sure wizards of the coast didn't think that they'd see a gidion equipped with helm of the host when designing helm of the host.

Lastly Mirage Mirror the fact that this card is like 2 bucks says alot about how many people are playing this card. The card does so man amazing things. Your opponent has the Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth in play. Mirrage mirror, boom! You also have that much mana now. Your opponent is doing busted things with urza? Boom mirrage mirror, now you can do busted things with urza too. Is that a Gaea's Cradle ? Boom mirrage mirror, me too. Want to get more value out of a card in play like Sunbird's Invocation ? Boom mirrage mirror. I think you get the point.

Are these cards underplayed in Cmdr? Sho6more people be playing these cards in cmdr? What are some other cards that people should be playing in cmdr? Did I miss any underrepresented cards in Cmdr that people should be playingm

MagicalHacker on Commander format pet cards

1 month ago

Stranglehold , Aven Mindcensor , Ashiok, Dream Render , and occasionally Mindlock Orb and/or Widespread Panic to incentivize deck builders to build with fewer tutors.

Sunbird's Invocation , Mind's Dilation , and Maelstrom Nexus , because enchantments stick around for a while, and I like getting spells for free.

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Sunbird's Invocation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Red: 0.19%

Rakdos: 0.18%