• Tolle

    THEY BROUGHT BACK PHASING!!!! WHY WIZARDS?!?! WHY?!?!?

    • Hedronal

      It mechanically fit what they wanted to do better than any other thing.

      • Tolle

        Could have exiled them. They literally had to change the rules to get this card to work.

        • eltratzo

          the one thing they changed about the rules of this card (token interaction with phasing) wouldn’t have been fixed with exile. also interactions with equip enchant and imprint as well as leaves and enters the battlefield triggers. the version with exile would have been a completely different card. this would have been playable in quite a few decks even without the ruleschange.

          • Tolle

            We already have variations on this affect with flicker instead of phasing. And still needed to change the rules, it is easy to fix the enchant part (just stack when the enchantments to come back after everything else), and unequiping is not a big deal as equipment decks wouldn’t really want this effect anyway.

        • Hedronal

          Exiling would end all tokens and counters, detach equipment, and do both to auras, on a card that is meant to protect your things. It would also make enters and leaves the battlefield triggers happen, opening up unnecessary complications.

          The rules on the phasing part we’re talking about fit just fine with how that already worked. A player having protection from everything is a new part of the rules though.

  • Jonathan Reynolds

    The ultimate bathroom break card.

    • Random Guy

      When you really gotta pee, accept no substitute. Introducing Teferi’s Protection! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Liam Maiher

    Dear God. They brought back phasing even though it’s a 9 on the storm scale. What’s next? Banding?

    • Aurore

      Storm Scale only applies to standard. If they think the card would be good with the effect, they’ll make one.

      • eltratzo

        I wouldn’t say only to standard though it is certainly most relevant to standard.the stormscale is however certainly always thinking in context of making it a set mechanic.that means multiple cards at multiple rarities. this is (so far) a single card. it is less “bringing back phasing” and more using already defined rulesspace to create a cool card in a product that isn’t bound by the usual restrictions of regular sets.

        • MrAptronym

          The storm scale is very specifically relating to standard legal sets only. It might generally be a nice indicator outside that, but it is specific to standard. (I mean, we have gotten storm itself in a commander product before)

          • Shagoth

            At least they brought back storm on a stick with prowess and Aethersphere reservoir.

    • Hedronal

      Madness came back as a standard mechanic despite being 7+ on the storm scale. As Maro said soon after, nothing on the storm scale is a guarantee. There’s loads of improbable things that can happen, and sometimes one or two of them do.

  • Aurore

    If it had Split Second, then we’d really be cooking.

    • Tolle

      I will say the same thing to that as people said to putting split second on time stop. The game would just devolve into casting this over and over again.

      • Robert FakeLastName

        it exiles itself so only once per game barring shenanigans.

        • Tolle

          Still, I hold to my comment. It would be too powerful.

  • Nebulium

    This is the best.

    I just wish there was room for flavor text from Teferi or Urza.

  • jaya

    Another must get for my apocalyspe deck

  • Giby86 .

    This is…beyond beautiful. I want to marry this card and have its babies.

  • MrAptronym

    Phasing is baaaack! This card is going to result in so many dramatic moments. I wonder if we will get phasing in Dominaria?

    • Caleb Martin

      Unlikely. It’s a very messy mechanic, since they do exist, but they don’t. They said in the spoiler article “enjoy it, but don’t get used to it”

      • MrAptronym

        Dang, okay, well I will accept this throwback anyway!

      • I.R.Shnow

        Does it trigger ETB effects?

        • Robby

          I’m not an expert, because phasing rules are incredibly unintuitive, but I believe no. Phasing things don’t ‘leave’ where they are.

          • Chris Tomsky

            Correct, phasing doesn’t make them leave the battlefield, they just are treated like they aren’t there. Its like super-shroud in that they can’t be targeted or affected even by effects that say ‘all’

        • Kahai

          They also retain all object properties they had. Things like counters and auras stay ON the card that phases out.

        • Hedronal

          I treat phasing out as “Pretend it doesn’t exist. It can’t be targeted, doesn’t get checked for anything, and stuff that would happen to it doesn’t. Before you untap on your turn, it’s back like it never left.”

        • Caleb Martin

          No, that’s actually why they used Phasing there

  • Derek Niles

    lol Phasing back? You crazy Wizards, you crazy

  • Shagoth

    Well, that is the best protection spell I’ve seen in this game. Good luck losing-oh, someone lab maniaced a win…
    Also this seems pretty mythic, this is the most epic card I’ve seen in years. You become Progenitus, grandiose art, you stop a board wipe from affecting you, yet you don’t have an ENTIRE board for a turn, and your life total can’t change.

  • AustinSmith

    Cast this in response to your own discounted Hour of Revelation.

    …and then do whatever you feel like. I guess I’d order a pizza.

  • Dunkelmassen

    Correct me if I am wrong, but if you add this to Panoptic Mirror, you could basically sit the game out?

    • Shagoth

      IDK how the exile clause would work.
      I just am glad that Panoptic Mirror is banned.

      • Dave

        Elite Arcanist can do the job. :D

    • Tolle

      That should work. Exile this on panoptic mirror. Then on your upkeep it gets cast. It phases out. Phases in on untap. Upkeep phases out again. Would be an interesting strategy for a burn deck if panoptic mirror wasn’t banned.

    • Chris Tomsky

      That is an amazing idea! XD Sadly, its not infallible. They do have the option to respond to the panoptic mirror trigger on you upkeep step or the actual free casting of the copied spell. By that time your permanents are unphased and you’re no longer protected from everything and your life total can change. So anything instant speed could target you or your stuff, so some kind of infinite instant speed combo would getcha. Even then, you will eventually deck yourself out because you’re still drawing per turn.

      • Dunkelmassen

        Oh I’m not saying it’s a good idea, I just like the idea of shuffling up, sitting down, and not playing the game.

      • Dave

        Let’s get True Believer, Privileged Position and maybe a Darksteel Forge in there for safety. And Wheel of Sun and Moon to ward against decking oneself. :)

        Now, what’s the win condition?^^

        • Dave

          Here’s a win con: Azor’s Elocutors!

  • Shawn Michael Diaz

    I NEED IT. Hopefully it’s not in dragons because they’re the least interesting

    • Caleb Martin

      I’d guess vampires

      • Geddon

        I’d say Wizards myself.

        • Robby

          Wizards doesn’t do white.

    • Dave

      It’s in the vampire deck as can be read in the dev notes on WotC’s site.

  • Random Guy

    2W for counterspell plus massive upside. Very nice.

    I’m perfectly fine with keywords that have reminder text. It was obviously necessary for this mechanic.

    • DJPad

      Only a counterspell for spells/abilities that target you or permanents you control, not for anything else. Still a avery interesting card. Being 3 mana may be a bit too much for legacy though as the decks it’s good against (fast combo) probably can go off before.

  • magicalfollower

    Does this have a place in Legacy?

  • Blahblahblahbla

    It has been a LONG time since we’ve gotten a phasing card. This. Is Awesome.

  • Blahblahblahbla

    Cast this in response to Apocalypse.. “Next game?”

    • Blahblahblahbla

      I mean, im windmill slamming this into my LD Zurgo Helmsmasher EDH deck. Just responding to Armageddons with this all day.

  • Deadly Berry

    I feel like one should be blue, but I’ll take it.

  • Daniel Kaine Allen

    I love this card, and it’s a good thing I play casual, because this is gonna get the ban hammer in everything but vintage and legacy faster than sonic the hedgehog slammed into the brick wall of broken dreams.

    • Donovan Davenport

      Why tho?

      • Daniel Kaine Allen

        Because with cards like panoptic mirror it’s incredibly easy to abuse.

        • eltratzo

          and in exactly what format except legacy and vintage would both cards be legal? this is only legal in those two and commander. and the mirror is banned in commander.

          • Daniel Kaine Allen

            I had a brainfart and forgot this wouldn’t be legal in modern. I hate that about supplemental sets.

  • Fiction

    Finally, a non-situational white protection spell that doesn’t derive the bulk of its viability from having some alternate/additional offensive mode! Protection against Toxic Deluge, Damnation, Path to Exile, Infect damage, regular damage, life loss . . . the list goes on.

  • Ezra Blachowski

    Cast this when you need to run to the restroom, make a fun call, grab food etc.
    “Okay guys, I don’t exist in the game for a full cycle of turns. Tell me what I miss.”

  • Kahai

    Phasing is my favorite Keyword. This the best card i’ve seen in a VERY long time. <3

  • Kahai

    For anyone wondering:

    When a permanent phases, it leaves play but does not trigger left the battlefield (read not exiled) but retains all object like properties, like counters, and auras. If your artifact creature became a vampire before phasing, it would still be a vampire after. Than before your untap step, they return but don’t trigger enter the battlefield. Opponents CAN’T respond to cards and objects phases in or out, the permanent must completely phase before being interactable again.

    • Juuso Tiirakari

      Well, technically they don’t leave play, they just don’t exist. A card phasing out does not leave the battlefield, which is why no ETB or LTB effects happen.

      702.25d The phasing event doesn’t actually cause a permanent to change zones or control, even
      though it’s treated as though it’s not on the battlefield and not under its controller’s control
      while it’s phased out…

      • Kahai

        … I know the rules of phasing.

        I used the language i did because the comp rules aren’t new player friendly, i also explained that it doesn’t trigger traditional leaves play, and that it doesn’t go to exile either.

        A card not existing is only a game mechanic, it’s an abstract idea that can’t be physically performed. Putting phased objects in a pseudo-zone is fine.

        • Juuso Tiirakari

          So you decided to explain something to new players in a way, that don’t really explain it at all and make new players even more confused…

          • Mikka Mendenall

            exactly, we need to use langue that wont confuse them any more than it might already, one of my biggest problems with the term ‘fizzles’ explain things using the rules

  • Bostorket

    PHA-PHA-PHA-PHASING! MOAR PLS.

  • Sean Eggermann

    When your opponent plays Worldfire…

  • MrAptronym

    Apparently Tabak argued for this card to be “You phase out.” but it was sadly rejected. :(

    Also I’m, waiting for the amazing game where someone plays this and then someone else plays stasis/sand of time/whatever before their next turn.