Future Sight Theme Decks

Posted in Feature on August 18, 2008

By Wizards of the Coast

 

Fate Blaster

The “Fate Blaster” deck is designed to let you get ahead of yourself. That’s because you’ll have your head in the future, molding fate to your whims.

This deck is packed with scry effects, from Mystic Speculation to Riddle of Lightning to Cryptic Annelid. Keep manipulating the top of your deck, and you’ll keep drawing the cards you need. Magus of the Future will ramp your magical meddling into overdrive, as you’ll be able to play cards right off the top of your deck, before you even get to draw them! If your scry cards don’t help you find the Magus fast enough, Vedalken Aethermage’s wizardcycling ability will pull it right into your hand.

But why stop there? Fool around with your opponent’s fate, too, by using Spin into Myth’s fateseal ability or by attacking with Barbed Shocker. The Shocker’s ability is especially nasty if you’ve just used Venser’s Diffusion or Aven Augur to sweep away your opponent’s best creatures. Keep your opponent off-balance long enough, and your extra cards and idealized draws will ensure that the future holds your victory!

# Rarity Cost Card Name
14 Island*
11 Mountain*
2 C Blue Mana Sage of Epityr*
2 C 1 ManaBlue Mana Vedalken Aethermage
1 S Blue ManaBlue Mana Dandan*
3 C 2 ManaBlue Mana Blind Phantasm
2 C 3 ManaBlue Mana Aven Augur
3 U 3 ManaBlue Mana Cryptic Annelid
1 R 2 ManaBlue ManaBlue ManaBlue Mana Magus of the Future
2 C 1 ManaRed Mana Emberwilde Augur
2 C 1 ManaRed Mana Stingscourger*
1 S 2 ManaRed Mana Uthden Troll*
2 U 3 ManaRed Mana Barbed Shocker*
1 U 5 ManaRed ManaRed Mana Boldwyr Intimidator
2 U Blue Mana Mystic Speculation
2 C 2 ManaBlue Mana Venser's Diffusion
1 C 3 ManaBlue Mana Forsee
1 U 3 ManaBlue Mana Frozen Aether*
1 R 2 ManaBlue ManaBlue Mana Shapeshifter's Marrow
2 U 4 ManaBlue Mana Spin Into Myth
1 C 2 ManaRed Mana Fatal Attraction
2 C 3 ManaRed ManaRed Mana Riddle of Lightning
1 U 3 ManaRed ManaRed Mana Shivan Meteor*
* = from a previous set
Rarity "S" = Time Spiral "timeshifted" card

 

 

 

 

Future Shock

Worried that in the future, peace will be declared across the multiverse? Have no fear! As the “Future Shock” deck proves, tomorrow’s Magic games will be filled with as many fierce beasts, warriors, and brutes slavering for a fight as you could hope for—and you get a sneak peek! That’s because this deck contains nothing but basic lands and Future Sight “timeshifted” cards.

The strategy is simple: Play impressive creatures and attack. The key is to get a jump on your opponent by bringing the beatdown before it can be handled. Edge of Autumn and Grinning Ignus both give you a mana boost so you can play your bigger creatures faster. Even better, Centaur Omenreader reduces the cost you pay for your creatures as long as it’s tapped—and attacking with it is a great way to tap it!

If your opponent tries to put up a fight, Ghostfire can clear out potential blockers, as can a Bloodshot Trainee enchanted with Flowstone Embrace. More impressively, Boldwyr Intimidator lets you bypass any blockers altogether. The future will be ferocious!

# Rarity Cost Card Name
9 Mountain*
14 Forest*
1 U Dryad Arbor
3 C 2 ManaRed Mana Grinning Ignus
2 U 3 ManaRed Mana Bloodshot Trainee
1 C 4 ManaRed Mana Fomori Nomad
1 U 4 ManaRed ManaRed Mana Skizzik Surger
1 U 5 ManaRed ManaRed Mana Boldwyr Intimidator
1 U 1 ManaGreen Mana Spellwild Ouphe
3 C 1 ManaGreen Mana Thornweald Archer
3 C 2 ManaGreen Mana Nessian Courser
2 U 3 ManaGreen Mana Centaur Omenreader
2 U 2 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana Imperiosaur
1 R 3 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana Baru, Fist of Krosa
3 C 3 ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana Sporoloth Ancient
1 U 3 ManaGreen ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana Nacatl War-Pride
1 R 5 ManaGreen Mana Quagnoth
1 U 1 ManaRed Mana Emblem of the Warmind
3 C 1 ManaRed Mana Flowstone Embrace
3 C 2 ManaRed Mana Ghostfire
3 C 1 ManaGreen Mana Edge of Autumn
1 U 2 ManaGreen ManaGreen ManaGreen Mana Phosphorescent Feast
* = from a previous set
Rarity "S" = Time Spiral "timeshifted" card

 

 

 

 

Rebels Unite

Explore your rebellious side! With the “Rebels Unite” deck, you’ll take command of a ragtag group of scrappy fighters that are always willing to rally to the cause. Their ambush tactics will help you win the day.

Rebels like Amrou Scout let you search your deck for a Rebel card and put it directly into play. Ramosian Revivalist does the same, but for a Rebel in your graveyard. Whenever you have the choice, recruit a Rebel this way rather than playing one from your hand—it’s like drawing and playing an extra card! Do that enough times over the course of the game and your opponent won’t be able to keep up. Plus, you get to choose the Rebel that would help you the most. Don’t forget that Bound in Silence is a Rebel Aura!

Your deadliest ally is Magus of the Abyss. Each player will have to choose one of his or her own creatures for the Magus to destroy each turn—but thanks to your Rebels, you’ll have an endless creature supply. Your opponent won’t be so lucky.

# Rarity Cost Card Name
12 Plains*
10 Swamp*
2 C Terramorphic Expanse*
2 C White Mana Samite Censer-Bearer
1 C 1 ManaWhite Mana Amrou Scout*
3 C 1 ManaWhite Mana Blade of the Sixth Pride
2 C 1 ManaWhite Mana Errant Doomsayers*
1 U White ManaWhite Mana Knight of the Holy Nimbus*
3 C 2 ManaWhite Mana Amrou Seekers*
1 C 2 ManaWhite Mana Aven Riftwatcher*
1 S 2 ManaWhite Mana Defiant Vanguard*
1 C 2 ManaWhite Mana Zealot il-Vec*
2 U 2 ManaWhite Mana Outrider en-Kor*
1 U 1 ManaWhite ManaWhite Mana Riftmarked Knight*
2 U 3 ManaWhite Mana Ramosian Revivalist
1 R 6 ManaWhite ManaWhite Mana Angel of Salvation
1 C 1 ManaBlack Mana Blightspeaker*
2 C 2 ManaBlack Mana Putrid Cyclops
1 U 1 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana Big Game Hunter*
1 R 3 ManaBlack Mana Magus of the Abyss
2 C 1 ManaWhite Mana Dawn Charm*
3 C 1 ManaWhite Mana Lumithread Field
2 U 2 ManaWhite Mana Bound in Silence
2 U 2 ManaWhite ManaWhite Mana Return to Dust*
1 U 2 ManaBlack Mana Witch's Mist
* = from a previous set
Rarity "S" = Time Spiral "timeshifted" card

 

 

 

 

Suspended Sentence

Ever wished you could control time? While playing the “Suspended Sentence” deck, you’ll use suspend, vanishing, and cards that manipulate time counters to knock the timestream on its ear!

The most important card in the deck is Paradox Haze. Giving yourself two upkeeps a turn means you’ll pull time counters off your suspended cards twice as fast. This is especially good for your Reality Strobe and Festering March, which re-suspend themselves each time you play them.

The other crucial card is Reality Acid. It’s fine if you wait three turns, remove the last time counter, and get rid of the enchanted permanent. But it’s amazing if you use your many bounce effects, including Reality Strobe, Dream Stalker, and Riftwing Cloudskate, to return Reality Acid to your hand. The enchanted permanent will be sacrificed, and you get to enchant a new permanent.

Once you’ve taken control of the game by removing all your opponent’s threats, your powerful evasion creatures, including Nihilith and Infiltrator il-Kor, will make sure you have no trouble putting the game away!

# Rarity Cost Card Name
10 Island*
9 Swamp*
3 C Terramorphic Expanse*
2 U Zoetic Cavern
2 U Blue Mana Timebender*
2 C 1 ManaBlue Mana Dream Stalker*
1 C 3 ManaBlue Mana Unblinking Bleb
4 C 4 ManaBlue Mana Infiltrator il-Kor
1 U 3 ManaBlue ManaBlue Mana Riftwing Cloudskate*
2 C 1 ManaBlack Mana Augur of Skulls
1 C 1 ManaBlack Mana Deathspore Thallid*
1 C 2 ManaBlack Mana Deadly Grub*
1 R 2 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana Shimian Specter
1 R 4 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana Nihilith
2 C Blue Mana Clockspinning*
3 U 2 ManaBlue Mana Paradox Haze*
3 C 2 ManaBlue Mana Reality Acid*
2 U 4 ManaBlue ManaBlue Mana Reality Strobe
1 C 1 ManaBlack Mana Lost Hours
3 C 2 ManaBlack Mana Ichor Slick
2 U 3 ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana Festering March
1 C 5 ManaBlack Mana Death Rattle
2 C 5 ManaBlack Mana Mindstab*
1 U 3 ManaBlack ManaBlack ManaBlack ManaBlack Mana Phthisis*
* = from a previous set
Rarity "S" = Time Spiral "timeshifted" card

 

 

 

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