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I play magic at my college, and someone there was playing this card. They untapped their lands after they sacrificed from not paying a blue. I told him that you don't untap your stuff yet, as the untap step is before upkeep. He replied with:

"The untap step doesn't exist"

I walked away.
Posted By: Grenadier_23 (10/22/2010 9:58:17 AM)


With cards like Vedalken Mastermind, or other spells like Boomerang or Echoing Truth you can bounce Stasis back to your hand at the end of your opponents turn so you get untap steps and they do not, slowing down their game significantly. I have a deck based around Stasis, with the main win condition being Black Vise. Chronatog, Frozen Æther, and Stasis is the alternate wincon. Plus, since the majority of these cards cost two mana, Muddle the Mixture fits perfectly in this deck.
Posted By: raptorjesus69 (10/10/2010 8:49:08 PM)


All I have to say is: Run this in a deck with Eon Hub and Sapphire Charm. You never have to pay the upkeep for it, and you can phase out opponents' creatures and they don't come back until stasis is removed.
Posted By: Kataklyzmik (4/13/2010 12:05:57 AM)


One of the most irritating cards ever hands down.
Posted By: Tackle74 (4/15/2010 5:16:32 AM)


So is this out of print just for being too annoying?

I once built a blue deck around Stasis and Time Elemental which hardly ever actually worked, but when it did it would make people apoplectic.
Posted By: Lavrant (3/20/2011 6:35:04 PM)


I don't mean to be obtuse, but can someone give me an example of a deck where this could be used well? to avoid screwing yourself as much as your opponent I mean?

edit: thanks jesus, makes sense
Posted By: tantallum99 (11/24/2010 6:13:58 AM)


According to the cards Borgomastro refered to, his comment was actually really quite useful.
But i also agree with thaviel, this is english based and intended to communicate accordantly, even if you don't get to choose the card in other languages since it's only available in english in this case.
Yet like this you can't really discuss, since you'll talk past each other effectively. I'm also native german and if anyone really insists on writing a non-english comment on an english card, he should really only do so with an accordant english translation.

Now, finally to the card:
Since this card won't be really effective unless you build a deck around it.

Frozen Æther can be used to ensure that everything your opponent could come up with enters play tapped.
If you don't have Stasis out, Winter Orb will slow down the game as well and serve as soft-lock to keep most of the lands tapped.
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Posted By: Mode (8/7/2009 6:23:18 PM)


@dusk: Would be absolutely useless. All players skip their untap steps, so your cards won't untap on your opponent's turn.

I love the divide over the art. You either love it or hate it. I personally love it; it suits the physical image of the card, perhaps not the flavour, but it still looks good.
Posted By: djbon2112 (6/20/2010 12:48:17 PM)


From reading articles about Wizard's early days, there was not creative director that could provide guidelines to how the art should look, and many of the artists were locally contracted. So, the "inconsistency" in early Magic artwork probably came from the artists interpreting only from the card name.

For a generically named card like Stasis, I don't mind the abstract art.
Posted By: ClowWizardEriol (9/28/2009 2:38:00 PM)


I remember that the guy who taught me Magic: the Gathering used a deck with this card in it.
Fighting that pain-in-the-YouKnowWhere - deck weren't easy, especially not for a beginner...
Memories... they mustn't always be of the good type.

Stasis looks like a good card, though. It will surely bug the opponent almost to the point of insanity (it sure did with me).
Posted By: SweLink88 (10/31/2009 3:28:04 PM)