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I'm just thinking that if I had a Flickerwisp and an Impact Tremors in play, and I cast another Flickerwisp, would I be able to have the Flickerwisps "flick" each other until my opponents are at 0 life and win me the game? I'm thinking I might be on to something here.

I'm not sure how the "end of turn" ruling affects this, but if it's an issue I guess I can use a Fiend Hunter for this combo, right?

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  • If you want to use Fiend Hunter for this, you're going to need 3 of them. If you just have 2, the second one will exile the first, and then nothing will happen.
    – murgatroid99
    Mar 26 '15 at 2:54
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    The Fiend Hunter combo requires four pieces. I am trying to find ones that only require three, and I only managed to find this one: Impact Tremors + Food Chain + Misthollow Griffin. This one requires four but I'll post it anyway: Impact Tremors + Cloudstone Curio + Burning-Tree Emissary + Burning-Tree Emissary. Purphoros, God of the Forge can act as an additional Impact Tremors to make the combo more consistent. Priest of Gix can also replace Burning-Tree Emissary. Torrent Elemental can replace Misthollow Griffin.
    – Rainbolt
    Mar 26 '15 at 17:40
  • @Rainbolt Three, with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Deceiver Exarch instead of two Flickerwisps. This combo has been used in the past with Warstorm Surge, now Impact Tremors makes it cheaper.
    – ghoppe
    Mar 26 '15 at 18:46
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No, the first Flickerwisp will come back at the beginning of your end of turn step. The creature it exiles wouldn't come back until the beginning of the next end of turn since after they wont trigger at the begging of the end step.

Ruling on the card:

If the permanent that returns to the battlefield has any abilities that trigger at the beginning of the end step, those abilities won't trigger that turn.

It is worth noting that the ruling on the card is just a clarification of the usual "beginning of phase" effects. Since all beginning of phase effects are put on the stack first, and then are resolved in LIFO order any new "beginning of phase" effects that are put into play don't fire. The "beginning of the phase" has already ended.

Fiend Hunter will work for this combo, but you would need three of them. We'll call them A, B, and C. The pattern would follow:

  • A enters
  • B enters, capturing A
  • C enters, capturing B, which releases A
  • Repeat
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    Oh okay, so it's a slow agonizing death then instead of instant 20 damage :D
    – kei
    Mar 26 '15 at 1:20
  • You could do the combo with Restoration Angel
    – JonTheMon
    Mar 26 '15 at 1:49
  • @JonTheMon Restoration Angel targets non-angel's. I don't see how your proposed combo will work.
    – John
    Mar 26 '15 at 2:05
  • Huh, so it is. I haven't had to deal with that clause before.
    – JonTheMon
    Mar 26 '15 at 2:14
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    no, the first Flickerwisp will come back at the beginning of the next end step, not at the beginning of its' controller's next end step
    – Novarg
    Mar 26 '15 at 9:27
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Having a Heartless Summoning and impact tremors in play will initiate an infinite damage combo with myr retriever. You will of course need 2x myr retrievers so that when the second one dies returning the first one to hand, continue to play your free myr retrievers due to heartless summoning triggering the key card Impact Tremors.

Its not flickerwisp combo rather Heartless/Impact. Others have already explained the flicker combo above which needs more creatures to get going, also another card to add to flicker combo is cloudshift and this new erie return?? Something like that, from the Blessed v Cursed duel decks

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  • Myr Retriever can't return itself because its death trigger specifies "another".
    – Hao Ye
    Mar 5 '16 at 9:16
  • Correct, you need two of them but you play it for free. It has the same chance as finding two flickerwisps. I have a deck that runs this combo. I use muddle the mixture to transmute one of the enchantments or myr retriever. I also have mulldrifter which can convoke for 1x U. I also run jarads orders to kick to combo straight away. It does run 12 fetches to make sure we got the mana we need.
    – user15537
    Mar 6 '16 at 3:47
  • This answer is describing a similar combo. It doesn't actually answer the question.
    – murgatroid99
    Mar 7 '16 at 5:43
  • Sorry what do you mean??? 2x myr retrievers will trigger each other, when the first one dies then play the second returning the first to your hand and so on and so on. They play for free due to heartless summoning and if you have impact tremors or altar of the brood in play it will trigger the ETB each time you play you free myr. Combo explained
    – user15537
    Mar 7 '16 at 9:57
  • What I mean is that the question is about Flickerwisp, and you didn't explain what happens in that case.
    – murgatroid99
    Mar 7 '16 at 19:45

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