Abstruse Interference


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Common

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Abstruse Interference


Devoid (This card has no colour.)

Counter target spell unless its controller pays . You put a 1/1 colourless Eldrazi Scion creature token onto the battlefield. It has "Sacrifice this creature: Add to your mana pool." ( represents colourless mana.)

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Abstruse Interference Discussion

Illusificate on Job 41:

2 months ago

Also, Abstruse Interference is basically a 1/1 with flash that you can use to chump block with plus it's a counterspell.

Illusificate on Do A Baral Roll - Baral $40 Budget Counterspells

2 months ago

I can't believe I haven't seen this until now! I've been making a Baral deck (private until done) and I've been looking for some cards to put in it. Can I reccomend Abstruse Interference? It always gives you a 1/1 and if you play it at the right time, (mainly after you've already used a counter and your opponent tries to cast something else) it counters a spell too.

byxorna on Jhoira Eldrazi Funhouse

4 months ago

Scour from Existence is way too expensive imho. Better removal like Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, and Chaos Warp exists. I see no answers to jhoira hate; you probably need some sort of a counterspell package to protect Jhoira, because you are so dependent on your commander. Detainment and anything that shuts down activated abilities will freeze Jhoira out, so you probably need to pack in some anti-enchantment/artifact/creature hate as well to counter Arrest, Lavinia of the Tenth, Cursed Totem, etc. Note that UR are entirely devoid of things to deal with enchantments, so you are gonna wanna counter shit before it hits the table.

Spawning Breath seems cuttable. Swerve is interesting, but curious how useful this is compared to straight countermagic. If you want to go this route, look at Fork, Reverberate, and Wild Ricochet.

Suggestions to add: Treasure Cruise Vandalblast Smelt Shattering Spree

Suggestions to cut: Abstruse Interference Adverse Conditions Demolish Detonate Bash to Bits

Fun things to think about: Conjurer's Closet, Archaeomancer and Pull from the Deep for spell recursion

skoobysnackz on Jankrakul, the Combo's torn

9 months ago

These Polymorph/Indomitable Creativity decks seem to be very popular on this site and for good reason, but I've got to think you can find better ways to get tokens out than Abstruse Interference and Spawning Breath. For one, you could try Goblin Assault, it doesn't give you the tokens immediately like Abstruse Interference does, but by the time you would cast Polymorph or creativity on turn 4 you would get your token, and an extra chump blocker every turn after that. I don't know how well Swan Song has been for you but I would suggest Remand to help dig for polymorph and creativity. Once you cast either one its pretty much gg so that extra card in their hand won't matter too much. Another commonly used tactic for Polymorph decks is to use manlands, especially Mutavault because of it's low activation cost (you can also try Blinkmoth Nexus, Faerie Conclave, Ghitu Encampment, Kher Keep or Wandering Fumarole). Finally, adding a third color to this deck could help with protection and more tokens (although it's definitely not necessary). I decided to add green because of Beast Within for protection, and because it has some very good token generators. Here's my version of the deck, take a look if you want some ideas for splashing green and let me know what you think: Temur Creativity. Keep it up, +1!

The_Dragonmaster on Street Magic <Full Revamp>

1 year ago

decks like this aren't supposed to run small creatures that you get from the polymorpher. You need to cut all non-essential cheap creatures and add cards like Abstruse Interference, Acorn Catapult, Akroan Horse, Blade of Selves, and Infinite Reflection. This way you miss all of these cards and go straight to your biggies. And at the same time you also have creatures to sac.

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