Phasing Commander

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Posted on Sept. 21, 2022, 4:11 p.m. by Stardragon

A commander made around Phasing it not the greatest thing atm trying to think of more unqiue and interesting ideas for when a permantent phases in and out. right now it useable but lackluster

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I think the main issue with phasing as is is that phased out creatures can't block. So you might be able to tailor your commander to be a better blocker in the stead of all your other creatures. You're already at a good point with the high toughness.

I will say that as printed your commander's ward is unspecified, so your opponent could theoretically phase out two permanents you control to target it. Also, permanents can't be targeted by mana abilities.

Other than that, the commander has a pretty neat design. I would play a phasing deck ^u^

September 21, 2022 6:12 p.m.

Niko9 says... #3

Phasing pay offs after all these years, yes : ) Looks amazing!

September 21, 2022 7:10 p.m.

Stardragon says... #4


  1. Thxs for the comments

  2. Your right the ward needs to reworded it meant to make the opponent phase out two of thier permanents (though that may be to strong maybe I should reduce it to only nonlands or just cteatures?)

  3. "Also, permanents can't be targeted by mana abilities." Is that the proper way to write it?

  4. Any other ideas to help with the block/attack situation that phasing has (I don't want to do tokens)

  5. Any Ideas for phasing payoffs as I said the ones i have are usable but lackluster and kinda bland, any zesty ideas are welcome

September 21, 2022 11:13 p.m. Edited.

For helping with the blocking and payoffs, maybe something like "whenever a creature phases out tap target creature, it doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step." That might be too powerful, but removing an attacker for each phased out creature is kind of like blocking... sort of...

Anyway, cool card! I love to see more support for phasing :)

September 22, 2022 12:34 a.m.

SpammyV says... #6

What mana abilities are you worried about your creatures being targeted by?

September 22, 2022 1:26 a.m.

Stardragon says... #7

SpammyV none in particular i just think it a cool niche protection ability that few have but one that is powerful

September 22, 2022 1:45 p.m.

Stardragon they're asking because mana abilities don't target anything. They're abilities that produce mana.

September 22, 2022 1:52 p.m.

Stardragon says... #9

TheOfficialCreator, Squee_Spirit_Guide

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How does the reworked card look? the Ward still needs to reworded but i can't think of the right way to word it.It meant to be that whenever an opponent targets it with spells they have to phase out two permanents they control. If you know how to word that pls let me know.

September 22, 2022 2 p.m. Edited.

Stardragon says... #10

TheOfficialCreator I thought mana abilities were abilities that cost mana to use example : Deal 1 damage to target creature

September 22, 2022 2:02 p.m.

Stardragon Nope, those are activated abilities that cost mana to activate.

September 22, 2022 2:06 p.m.

Stardragon says... #12

TheOfficialCreator- Is third time the charm? Ik its a little pushed but phasing needs that push. Ps did fix the Wards ability wording?

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September 22, 2022 2:22 p.m.

It's pretty good. There are still some minor syntax gripes I have, but I'll keep those to myself because it's really not that big an issue and I don't want to detract from the commander at hand ^^

Again, would gladly play with this card as the commander!!

September 22, 2022 2:52 p.m.

Seems really strong. I'd definitely run it :) I just really like the idea of turning phasing into a benefit.

September 23, 2022 10:23 a.m.

Stardragon says... #15

TheOfficialCreator pls share any gripes you you won't hurt my feelings and if it can improve the card im al for it

September 23, 2022 12:36 p.m.

Ward - Phase out two permanents you control.

"Whenever a permanent phases out, exile target permanent until that permanent phases in."

"Whenever a permanent phases in, if it was a creature card, put a +1/+1 counter on it. Otherwise, scry 2, then draw a card."

There is also a 2 in your text box that isn't a mana symbol, by the activated ability.

I believe this is the correct formatting.

September 23, 2022 1:02 p.m.

Stardragon says... #17


  1. Thxs for the fixes this really does help im still learning correct words and formatting so feel to correct me

  2. The 2 is part of the activated ability cost so it's meant to be there

September 23, 2022 2:11 p.m.

No I meant that the 2 isn't a mana pip. It's just a 2 and not a . You likely didn't close the brackets properly :P

September 23, 2022 2:12 p.m.

Stardragon says... #19

TheOfficialCreator LOL fix the 2 and reformatted it, it just takes a day for MTG.Design to update it will post here tomorrow

September 23, 2022 2:27 p.m.

Stardragon says... #20

TheOfficialCreator fixed and reformatted thxs for all your help now YOU have make a commander deck for it lol ;P. I didn't know that the old links updated themselves so I didn't to keep reposting them

This has become one of favorite customs cards i made

September 24, 2022 11:14 a.m. Edited.

Stardragon I'll have that to you at some point, I have to go out for a while today but I might be able to whip something up either tonight or tomorrow :D

September 24, 2022 11:22 a.m.

Stardragon says... #22

TheOfficialCreator here the link for the card

September 25, 2022 4:05 p.m.


September 25, 2022 4:17 p.m.

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