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

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Eldritch Moon (EMN) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Return target spell or creature to its owner's hand.

Unsubstantiate Discussion

K1ngMars on Fuck You Blues

5 days ago

I'd suggest Aqueous Form as a cheaper unblockable aura than the ones you list here, good for a swap.

Unsubstantiate is a cool spell you might have missed.

Many of the spells suggested by multimedia are in fact very good, I won't reapeat them.

As a line of thought, I'd suggest you to take out minor one time effect cards for other cards that repeatedly give you that same effect.

Add more good instant speed interaction, like non-conditional counterspells, and bounce spells. Only keep tap all opponent's creatures effects.

ICSM on Give the Granny a Bonus Round!

3 weeks ago

I'm building a deck that is kinda similar. A few questions:

Why exactly did you choose to use Jeleva as a commander instead of Kess?

Why no Narset's Reversal ? It also loops dramatic reversal, and seems to be better than Unsubstantiate on non-combo turns.

mmcgeach on Control Zur

3 weeks ago

@SynergyBuild, so those are decent cards to talk about. Well, Liliana's Triumph is prob just bad. Despark seems sort of narrow for being not much cheaper than Anguished Unmaking . Lazotep Plating also looks too narrow to be better than a counterspell.

Narset's Reversal is probably not as good as Unsubstantiate , since bouncing a creature is pretty clutch a lot of the time. It's maybe better if you're playing a budget build and need to use it to copy other player's tutors to increase your tutor density. Could be worth testing, tho.

Blast Zone is a legitimate contender. There's already sort of a lot of pressure on the mana base, tho, so I might not take a land slot from it. Maybe the Orzhov Signet slot. Frequently just blowing it on one is a strong play since you want to clear mana elves, Carpet of Flowers , Mystic Remora , sol ring, etc. Although you'd be unlikely to fire it off until after those things did a lot of work, so, that makes it a little iffy. Engineered Explosives is pretty strong, but being able to play it for 1 turn 1 and fire it off on turn 2 is part of what makes it good.

Jayd0nlink on Oh, You Wanted to Play Magic?

1 month ago

Alright hkhssweiss, so I have updated and edited my deck a bit, and I wanted to see what you thought. Here are the cards I took out:

And these are the cards I put in:

Anyway, if you could tell me what you think, that would be great. And again, thanks for all of your help hkhssweiss!

hkhssweiss on Oh, You Wanted to Play Magic?

1 month ago

Yeah I would cut those cards, as the main point of the deck by what you are doing so far is to play cards from your opponent. Having an artifact sub theme is good, but in the way in having mana and accelerating your boardstate. You can also add in a Master Transmuter to protect or cheat out your artifacts as well.

With paradox engine out on the field you can gain an incredible amount of mana, so I would focus on tutors as well as card advantage. Engines like Mystic Remora as well as Necropotence will be great, the latter being said though would require a good mana base to get the triple black efficiently. Cantrips are also good for filtering and card draw, some staples include Ponder , Preordain , Brainstorm for the basic one drop spells. If you don't like one shot cards than run more effects like Windfall to refill your hand.

Some additional cards that would be great for Sen are also cards like Delay , Remand , Unsubstantiate , Evacuation , Hurkyl's Recall , Snap . All of these types of cards allow you to remove threats and play them again when you take control of their hands.

For recursion based cards you also have cards like Argivian Find , Argivian Archaeologist , Hannah, Ship's Navigator, Faith's Reward in the case of people popping everything or preventative measures. You can also consider a subtheme of adding in planeswalker, as they are generally hard to deal with, and especially with the next set coming out, there are plenty of great choices to choose from.

Here are a list of cards you can consider cutting in my opinion:

Hope that helps!

TheKing8426 on Budget Tasigur Flash druid

1 month ago

I can't quite figure out what your Protean Hulk line is, but maybe I'm just missing it.

Sinister Sabotage and Unwind both seem quite weak at 3 mana, especially considering the amount of lands you play that come in tapped. Maybe some combination of Delay , Remand , or Unsubstantiate . If you're looking for hard counters, Void Shatter I would put above Sinister Sabotage. Unwind might be fine for that purpose, but I'd weigh it vs the pros and cons of Overwhelming Denial .

I really like Wilderness Reclamation here. Big brain plays.

tiger_tanaka on Super Robot Bird

1 month ago

Thanks very much, friend :]

I believe in most cases, yes, the tempo you can gain from Unsubstantiate and Vapor Snag is 100% totally worth it; you might be right about Rushing River , I have had some success with it but it is a little expensive and might be better off as a cheaper spell or a bounce + cantrip spell (though I think I'm playing most of the viable ones)

I really love the idea of Long-Term Plans as a pseudo-finisher; my only inhibition is that you lose a card from hand when you cast it, so you are not as incentivized to use it while Kefnet is in play... but it can immediately refill your hand (with Gush etc.) if you can get there, so I think I'd like to experiment with that

Thank you!

Senomar on Super Robot Bird

1 month ago

Hey my friend, really sweet deck. I knew that some Kefnet's lists exist in duel commander but I haven't seen one until today :)

Is tempo spells that create card disadvantage such Unsubstantiate , Rushing River (i don't get this one at all) or Vapor Snag still mandatory ? In addition of Merchant Scroll maybe Long-Term Plans could be sweet to grab answers or finisher such as Sunder (without reavealing them)

Have a nice day

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