1. Isochron Scepter
  2. Isochron Scepter

    Model MRD-ART
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Set & Rarity: Mirrodin, uncommon

Cost: 2 Mana

Card Type: Artifact


Rules Text: Imprint — When Isochron Scepter comes into play, you may remove an instant card with converted mana cost 2 or less in your hand from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.)2, T: You may copy the imprinted instant card. If you do, you may play the copy without paying its mana cost.

Artist Credit: Mark Harrison

Format Legality: Legal in: Standard, Extended, Legacy, Vintage, Online Extended, Prismatic, Tribal Wars, Singleton, Mirrodin Block

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Date Added: Monday 18 November, 2013 by David Wilkins
Final Fortune+ Scepter and a Sundial of the infinite. Nobody will like you ever again.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Tuesday 13 August, 2013 by Rachel Guest
Two things.
1) Counterspell on a stick. I was actually banned from playing that deck after a while _._
2) Echoing Truth on a stick. Bye bye tokens!
These days I hear people are putting Silence onto it...
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Wednesday 15 May, 2013 by Callum Brown
In a red deck pop Reverberate on it to double up all of your damage spells. In a white deck just stick holy day on it and you can prevent any attack.
Amazing card, so many possibilities.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Monday 19 April, 2010 by Francis Savill
So many instants, so much choice. I don't normally play blue but had a few bits kicking around so built a deck with Twin Cast, Brain Freeze and the sceptre. Amazingly first time out was able to draw two sceptres and imprint Brain Freeze on turn 2, and Twin Cast on Turn 3. Opponent lost 18 cards the first time I used it and 27 cards the second time. Hedron Crab and landfall took care of the rest of his library. I don't expect this behaviour everytime and I suspect there are much more efficient uses the sceptre can be put to, but it was fun.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Monday 27 April, 2009 by Luke Campbell
Isochron Scepter + Boomerang, and a little bit of patience is all you need.
Play it in Turn 2, and in Turn 3 target one of your opponent's Lands. Repeat over and over, and they will be permanently stuck on (at most) 2 lands while you slowly pull out more of your own. Just hope that your opponent isn't playing a weenie deck, I suppose...
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Saturday 23 February, 2008 by Christopher Anthony
Hey, there's a reason this card is 5 quid, it really is good, cheap instants are usually good for drawing cards, or putting counters on creatures

This card should be reclassified as rare :)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Monday 12 November, 2007 by William Rabagliati
Stick Fork on it and you can copy any instant or sorcery played over and over
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Friday 10 August, 2007 by David Dobromylskyj
I *think* (I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong) this is awesome to use with Splice. If you imprint a cheap Arcane spell - Blessed Breath, Vital Surge, Otherworldly Journey or Soulless Revival would be good bets - you can play that card over and over, and splice anything else in your hand onto it, getting all the effects without ever actually losing a card :)

That, and any Spirit with a 'Whenever you play a Spirit or Arcane spell...' ability should get triggered every time you trigger the imprinted card...
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
Date Added: Friday 30 March, 2007 by Jim Hansen
Just imaging this little card combined with Counterspell.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars! ]
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