Windfall

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Windfall

Sorcery

Each player discards their hand, then draws cards equal to the greatest number a player discarded this way.

Windfall Discussion

Vimozahr on Who said you could play?

3 days ago

You can reach more Card Advantage with Teferi's Puzzle Box or Windfall and set Opponents into Lockdown Combo with Narset, Parter of Veils - there had just 1 Card in Hand.

Vimozahr on Alela- Big Thopters and Faeries

3 days ago

Hey, here my recommended Cards:

Consecrated Sphinx for more Card Advantage

Teferi's Puzzle Box Softlock with Narset, Parter of Veils

Windfall is a nice Wheel if your Hand is shit or less than 3 Cards, also as Lock Combo with Narset, Parter of Veils

Bxbx on Sen Triplets Handcontrol

6 days ago

@mortifolkmurphcaster: Hm, maybe you're right. Sometimes I see nothing of use in my opponents hands when I'm using Glasses of Urza or Sen Triplets ability. Windfall would give "me" fresh cards to steal :D.

And you're probably right with Hive Mind and Duress although it could be a funny political tool.

mortifolkmurphcaster on Sen Triplets Handcontrol

6 days ago

Bxbx Hey no problem, thanks for the reply!

Yeah I feel ya, such is the life of an EDH deck. In fact I'd say that's my favorite part, the curation.

The approach I was planning on taking was to Hive Mind with Duress effects, ideally with Telepathy in play. I've been too afraid to play it though because I fear everyone using their copy of Duress or duress like cards to discard my own hand. I know that's what would happen in my playgroup anyway.

I would give Windfall a try for a couple of reasons. It's an incredibly cheap card for the amount of cards it draws you on average, which I'd guess to be about 5. You probably net 0 sure but you see 5 new cards and more often in EDH it nets positive. Not only that it's a great political tool, when everyone's behind the player with 10+ cards in hand, you just made two allies if you Windfall . The chances of drawing someone into their game winning combo is slim and you just gave the table answers to that combo if it even exists. On top of that your deck is equipped the handle the disparity it may generate. And if you're looking at the tables hands as often as you are what better disruption for your deck then to wheel the table if you're in a bad spot?

Bxbx on Sen Triplets Handcontrol

1 week ago

@mortifolkmurphcaster: Hi, thanks for commenting and first of all: sorry for me taking so long to answer you. I'm not that active on tappedout anymore and only saw your comment today.

I'm glad you liked my deck and found some inspiration for your own. The deck evolved quite a bit over time and the deck description isn't up to date anymore (the decklist is almost up to date though). So before answering your questions I might make a few remarks about my deck in its current state:

I discarded a lot of the cooler but clunkier cards, that initially gave rise to the deck, like Head Games , Jester's Mask , Ghastlord of Fugue , Seer's Vision and Mindleech Mass , because they just weren't doing anything useful in most games, especially when I was already behind.

Two of the cards that stayed in and that are crucial for where the deck is now are Silent-Blade Oni and Doomsday Specter . Because both of those cards work well with small creatures that have etb effects I decided to create this really creature heavy build. But maybe there are better ways of building the deck and especially Doomsday Specter can be quite disappointing sometimes.

I can also say that I seldomly find myself casting Sen Triplets but I don't know if this is because of my play mistakes or because of the triplets drawing too much hate. I recently added Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage to help Sen Triplets get down (one can also use Shimmer Myr ). When I win games, I most often do so because of a Bribery after a long and exhausting attrition war or something like that. Unfortunately I wasn't able to pull off an infinite combo win that used the cards of my opponents yet.

I didn't know about Thrull Surgeon and Pilfering Imp . Thanks for the suggestions! I will not include them in the current build because it does not play enough from the graveyard to recur them regularly. I focus on creatures that have an etb effect, and then I bounce them back to my hand.

Windfall effects in combination with cards like Narset, Parter of Veils are brutal and, although I do not shy at treating my playgroup like that, I would not include them because I see a nombo between effects that give everyone 7 fresh cards and my strategy of casting/discarding the opponents cards. My deck does not play out cards that fast which is reinforced by the fact that I sometimes play the opponents cards instead of mine with Sen Triplets . So Windfall would likely help the opponents more than it helps me. While it is good as a combo with Narset, Parter of Veils and Notion Thief , on its own it doesn't fit into the overall deck strategy that well. But maybe one could trim down the mana curve a bit more and then all the small creatures in combination with windfall effects and Notion Thief could be strong, but I'm not quite sure.

Ok, I think that's all for now. Again, thanks for your comment!

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Windfall occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.11%

Blue: 0.39%

UR (Izzet): 0.91%

WUB (Esper): 0.39%

UBR (Grixis): 1.35%

BUG (Sultai): 0.54%