Sunbird's Invocation

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/mana value. You may cast a card revealed this way with converted mana cost/mana value X or less without paying its mana cost. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in a random order.

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Sunbird's Invocation Discussion


1 day ago

Title says it all, my friends! If you could pick FIVE cards for a Secret Lair, what would they be??

  • inb4 moxen
  • inb4 op can't inb4

Sure we could all say Power 9 cards or EDH $50+ staples, but where's the fun in that? Put your thinking caps on and design a Secret Lair you'd absolutely love to see printed. And yeah, sure if it's a set with five original dual lands I guess that's fine, but it's a bit drab and boring.

  • MINE! :D

Name: Cheaters Always Win

Yeah sure, could I choose Sneak Attack , Tooth and Nail , Goryo's Vengeance ... Yeah. But I feel like everyone would pick those. I wanted to make this for me, so I picked ones I enjoy playing with.

I'm not picking Open the Vaults because we aren't wanting to help our opponents out ;)

And yeah sure, I mean I could do five WUBRG cards. Jodah, Morophon, Golos, Sisay and Ur-Dragon. But again, that's a pretty dang costly SL and this was meant to be fun. I picked cards that I enjoy, not cards the community would rather see.

cooknathan on Veyran, Voice of Duality, what …

2 weeks ago

I'm probably not the only one confused with which triggers Veyran, Voice of Duality works with.

603.1. Triggered abilities have a trigger condition and an effect. They are written as “[When/Whenever/At] [trigger condition or event], [effect]. [Instructions (if any).]”

  1. So cards like Guttersnipe or cards with magecraft clearly work (she triggers her own magecraft), cool, no problem.

  2. There seems to be a consensus that cards with prowess and similar ( Stormchaser Mage , Aetherflux Reservoir , Wavebreak Hippocamp ) also work so long as it triggers with an instant or sorcery and not another card type. Ok, so maybe the permanent's trigger condition does not need to say 'instant' or 'sorcery'.

  3. What about if something like Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind was triggered with a Brainstorm ? Does the permanent's trigger condition need to say 'cast' too? What 'causes' the triggered ability to trigger? Is it the casting or the drawing? Same question with Baral, Chief of Compliance .

  4. What about cards that need an extra cost to trigger Lunar Mystic or Mirari ? Do we (or can we, or can't we) pay the extra cost when Veyran triggers it an additional time?

  5. What about cards like Knowledge Pool or Eye of the Storm which also requires the card to exile?

  6. What about Primal Wellspring or Pyromancer's Goggles do you get two copies?

  7. If Runaway Steam-Kin has two counters and you cast a red instant, does it end up with four counters? Does Aria of Flame or Sphinx-Bone Wand get one or two counters? How about Mizzix of the Izmagnus ?

  8. How does Spellweaver Volute work? DO you get two copies of the same instant?

  9. I think that covers everything. If anyone has any weird edge cases, this might be a good place to post it. Do any of these cards not work for some reason? Sunbird's Invocation , Jori En, Ruin Diver .


Named_Tawyny on Does Sunbird's Invocation trigger twice …

3 weeks ago

Yes. A triggered ability is one that starts with 'When' or 'Whenever', so Sunbird's Invocation would qualify.

Additionally, remember that each of those triggers lets you cast the spell, so Veyran, Voice of Duality 's Magecraft trigger will go off (twice) for each time as well.

So when you cast the one spell from your hand, Veyran will trigger twice, and Sunbird will also trigger twice. You'll end up getting to cast TWO spells from your library (assuming you don't whiff on the reveal) and that will cause Veyran to trigger four more times - so he'll get +6/+6 until end of turn.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Neotrup on Does Sunbird's Invocation trigger twice …

3 weeks ago

Yes. Sunbird's Invocation is a permanent you control with an ability being triggered from casting an instant or sorcery, so it will trigger an additional time.

bonettig on Does Sunbird's Invocation trigger twice …

3 weeks ago

Hi everyone, since Sunbird's Invocation triggers when you cast a spell from your hand, if I have Veyran, Voice of Duality and cast from my hand an instant or sorcery spell... does the enchantment trigger once or twice?


X-Factor11105 on Dragon Jesus (Bladewing the Risen EDH)

1 month ago

I'm thinking about ideas to add some kind of impulsive / extra draw - the mana gen here is officially in great shape, now its a matter of expanding the options available. Right now, here's what I'm considering:

Bolas's Citadel , Harnfel, Horn of Bounty , Outpost Siege , Sunbird's Invocation , Valakut Exploration

I'm also wondering about Night's Whisper - getting efficient card draw is just that much more important with the mana gen feeling more consistent.

OmniDreamer on Casual Velomachus

1 month ago

I played a 3 player game with this list just to get a feel for the commander which means some of this should be taken with a grain of salt because I don't know how some of the cards would work in a different situation with only one game to base my experience on.

Out of several attack triggers from Velomachus, most of the free spells were a bit underwhelming. I think one I got Mana Geyser as my free spell and had nothing to spend the mana on during combat. I did manage to win the game, but primarily because one opponent had trouble getting lands early on and fell behind, and also because that player cast Song of the Dryads on the other opponent's Golos, Tireless Pilgrim which shut him down from getting lots of card advantage from activating his ability. Justice Strike unfortunately didn't feel useful, most of the creatures I wanted to kill had more toughness than power. Probably replace it with Path to Exile .

Myth Realized helped a lot, so did Boros Charm and Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion . MVP though had to be Valakut Exploration . I got a lot of value from it.

I felt like the deck could use another spell or two that give extra combats. That would be a great thing to hit off of Velomachus triggers. Akroma's Will would also be a nice thing to hit off of his trigger. Also you have a lot of token producing cards, but nothing really to pump the team. Maybe consider Cathars' Crusade , Shared Animosity , Intangible Virtue , or Balefire Liege to make your tokens more threatening. Another neat card that can also be used politically to buff an opponent's attacker is Duelist's Heritage .

Other cards to consider:

sparklepants on JESKAI DO OR DIE

1 month ago

So long as you aren't playing against CEDH decks then this deck should work out ok. I tend to get somewhere every time. either through cheating Omniscience or just stalling with scary dragons for a minute. bouncing and wheeling is always hilarious though. adding in something to copy like Mirrormade to copy Teferi's Tutelage or Sunbird's Invocation can really amp up your game too.

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