Turn to Mist
Exile target creature. Return that card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Turn to Mist Discussion
2 days ago
DemonDragonJ Turn to Mist and Mistmeadow Witch still run into having the same problems as every other instant-speed flicker effect that WotC is worried about - in that they are effects that still offer a huge amount of both aggressive AND defensive versatility. that's something WotC appears to want to get away from, because it puts too much power into one ability, and limits overall creative space. I think going forwards we're just going to mainly see sorcery-speed flicker effects, and instant-speed phasing. Which to-be-honest, is fine - eternal formats already have a massive assortment of options for flickering, and I don't see us particularly needing any more of this effect.
2 days ago
Grubbernaut, yes, that does make sense.
Beware, I actually like "flicker" effects specifically because they can be used to trigger "enters-the-battlefield" abilities repeatedly; using them to protect creatures from destruction is merely a nice bonus. Between those two options, I am not certain which I prefer, because I would like to have the best of both worlds.
If WotC is reluctant to print more cards that exile and immediately return a creature to the battlefield, such as Momentary Blink or Ephemerate, could they at least compromise with cards that have a delayed return, such as Turn to Mist or Mistmeadow Witch? Those cards still allow for repeated triggering of "enters-the-battlefield" abilities, but are not as broken as the previous cards that I mentioned.
1 week ago
Phasing was a mechanic from the older years of MtG that WotC had stopped using for a long time, but has recently revived, and I am wondering why they have done that.
I am not fond of phasing, as I much prefer "flicker" effects (i.e., Turn to Mist or Momentary Blink), since flicker effects allow for much great combo potential, especially abusing "enters-the-battlefield" abilities or sending a general back to the command zone in EDH games, whereas phasing has no synergy with either of those.
I really hope that WotC keeps phasing as only an occasional ability, and instead keeps "flicker" effects as the primary method for protecting creatures or temporarily removing threats.
What does everyone else say about this? Why has WotC brought back phasing, and will they still continue to print "flicker" effects?
1 month ago
KodenejmBerni: Graceful Reprieve is here because it can target my creatures AND my opponent's creatures, for instance if I have no Turn to Mists or Crib Swaps in hand, I still have the opportunity to leverage some life swings. Most of the time it will save my own creatures though, when I chump with them.
You do raise a good point about the 4 mana required to pull it off though. Perhaps I should take out a couple and add some actual removal. Thanks for the help!
passimo: Yes, Spell_Slam mentioned it above a while back. I'm just now getting around to scrounging some up copies and updating the deck. (I have, and continue to make, a lot of decks so I don't get around to updating as often as I'd like.) I actually just discovered Afterlife, which is pauper legal thanks to MTGO, and it actually destroys, rather than exiles, meaning better synergy with Graceful Reprieve, so I'm also considering that now, too. So thanks, lol, I already pre-approved your suggestion! And glad to hear you like the deck!
1 month ago
Thebestnoob the key difference to note here is that Turn to Mist just says creature--whereas a spell like Disentomb that can grab creatures from a graveyard says creature card. A "creature" is only a creature when it's in play; it's called a creature spell on the stack; and it's a creature card everywhere else (graveyard, hand, library and exile)
1 month ago
Rescue also will not work on cards already in your graveyard. To target a specific card in a given graveyard, the spell you wish to use must specifically reference a card in a graveyard, such as Exhume , Reanimate or Animate Dead . There are also mass graveyard sweepers like Bojuka Bog as well. But cards like Rescue / Turn to Mist can only target a permanent that’s on the battlefield.