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Aether Revolt Instant-Speed Tricks


This is a list of all the instant-speed tricks in Aether Revolt. Each color is sorted by converted mana cost.

Color Mana Cost Card Rarity Type Oracle Text
White W Alley Evasion Common Instant Choose one — • Target creature you control gets +1/+2 until end of turn. • Return target creature you control to its owner's hand.
2W Decommission Common Instant Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Revolt — If a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn, you gain 3 life.
3W Deft Dismissal Uncommon Instant Deft Dismissal deals 3 damage divided as you choose among one, two, or three target attacking or blocking creatures.
Blue U Take into Custody Common Instant Tap target creature. It doesn't untap during its controller's next untap step.
1U Negate Common Instant Counter target noncreature spell.
1U Shielded Aether Thief Uncommon Creature Flash (You may cast this spell any time you could cast an instant.) Whenever Shielded Aether Thief blocks, you get {e} (an energy counter). {T}, Pay {e}{e}{e}: Draw a card.
1UU Disallow Rare Instant Counter target spell, activated ability, or triggered ability. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.)
2U Metallic Rebuke Common Instant Improvise (Your artifacts can help cast this spell. Each artifact you tap after you're done activating mana abilities pays for {1}.) Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.
XUUU Whir of Invention Rare Instant Improvise (Your artifacts can help cast this spell. Each artifact you tap after you're done activating mana abilities pays for {1}.) Search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost X or less, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.
3U Illusionist's Stratagem Uncommon Instant Exile up to two target creatures you control, then return those cards to the battlefield under their owner's control. Draw a card.
3U Leave in the Dust Common Instant Return target nonland permanent to its owner's hand. Draw a card.
Black B Fatal Push Uncommon Instant Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less. Revolt — Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left the battlefield this turn.
2B Cruel Finality Common Instant Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)
2B Renegade's Getaway Common Instant Target permanent gains indestructible until end of turn. Create a 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature token. (Effects that say "destroy" don't destroy a permanent with indestructible, and if it's a creature, it can't be destroyed by damage.)
4B Perilous Predicament Uncommon Instant Each opponent sacrifices an artifact creature and a nonartifact creature.
Red R Precise Strike Common Instant Target creature gets +1/+0 and gains first strike until end of turn.
R Shock Common Instant Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
1R Invigorated Rampage Uncommon Instant Choose one — • Target creature gets +4/+0 and gains trample until end of turn. • Two target creatures each get +2/+0 and gain trample until end of turn.
2R Hungry Flames Uncommon Instant Hungry Flames deals 3 damage to target creature and 2 damage to target player.
Green XG Lifecraft Awakening Uncommon Instant Put X +1/+1 counters on target artifact you control. If it isn't a creature or Vehicle, it becomes a 0/0 Construct artifact creature.
1G Heroic Intervention Rare Instant Permanents you control gain hexproof and indestructible until end of turn.
1G Highspire Infusion Common Instant Target creature gets +3/+3 until end of turn. You get {e}{e} (two energy counters).
1G Natural Obsolescence Common Instant Put target artifact on the bottom of its owner's library.
3G Lifecrafter's Gift Uncommon Instant Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature, then put a +1/+1 counter on each creature you control with a +1/+1 counter on it.


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