Arcane Denial

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Common
Commander 2013 Common
Masters Edition Common
Alliances Common

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Arcane Denial

Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller may draw up to two cards at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

You draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

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Arcane Denial Discussion

Emzed on Sidisi Brood Tyrant EDH

8 hours ago

Sidisi works really well with Brain Freeze, Mulch, Buried Alive, Corpse Connoisseur and Fact or Fiction. More mass reanimation like Patriarch's Bidding, Zombie Apocalypse and Balthor the Defiled would be fantastic, as well as cheap ones like Reanimate, Animate Dead, Unearth or Endless Obedience.
Since your deck is very proactive and therefore often needs a lot of mana on its own turn, 3cmc counters with small upsides like Dissolve and Scatter to the Winds seem weak here. Cheaper ones like Swan Song, Stubborn Denial, Arcane Denial, Delay or Counterspell are much better, since you can more easily keep the mana open to cast them once it matters.
Naturalize is a solid card, but with all the tokens you generate, Sundering Vitae should usually be the same effect for 0-1 mana.

SpaghettiToastBook on [Kaseto, Orochi Archmage] Snake Tribal / Voltron

1 day ago

You have a lot of lands. Since you have green and Kaseto's CMC is pretty low, maybe you should cut 4 to 7 of them. I'm also not sure if Archetype of Imagination and Archetype of Endurance are worth their mana costs.

Adaptive Automaton is another anthem for your snakes. Triumph of the Hordes is an excellent finisher. You also might have some luck with Blighted Agent or Blight Mamba. Also, Krosan Grip is excellent removal, and Swan Song, Arcane Denial, and Delay are good counterspells. Heroic Intervention is nice protection.

Some other cards you could try: Wings of Velis Vel, Amoeboid Changeling, Putrefax, Xenograft, Parallel Lives.

Emzed on Budget Unblockable Simic Weenies

2 days ago

I think One with Nature, Whirler Rogue, Awakening Zone, Behold the Beyond, Shamanic Revelation, Bow of Nylea and Bident of Thassa would all fit your deck very well.
Sundering Vitae is similar to Naturalize, but looks a lot better in the context of your deck.
I am not sure if Downsize, Reclaim, Primal Growth and the 1/1 fliers with no other abilities are quite good enough. Also, in your low curve 2 color deck, Chromatic Lantern seems unnecessary, Simic Signet is probably better if you need the ramp at all. Dissipate is expensive at 3 mana, i would play Unified Will or Arcane Denial instead.
You might want a couple of ways to answer an opponent's creature in case it becomes too threatening. Consider Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, Reality Shift, Lignify, Control Magic or Ulvenwald Tracker.

Emzed on Oloro Healthcare by Theblacula, modified by me

3 days ago

Transguild Promenade is a pretty bad card compared to Reliquary Tower, Glacial Fortress or Drowned Catacomb, i suggest you replace that one. Also, 3 cmc mana rocks like the Cluestones aren't optimal, i would rather play more Signets and Thought Vessel. Saving a mana here and there really makes a big difference and allows for more explosive starts.
Currently, your deck doesn't have many tools to defend against powerful plays like Cyclonic Rift overload, Expropriate or Tooth and Nail (or whatever other unfair thing your playgroup tends to do). A couple more cheap counterspells like Swan Song or Arcane Denial could help.

sliversftw on Geist of Saint Traft Tiny Leaders

1 week ago

I don't thinkLightning Greaves is that useful since geist has hexproof anyway Arcane Denial Seems kinda meh cause your letting your opponent draw 2 cards, and Valorous Stance can be moved to sideboard.

thewyzman on Some just want to watch the world burn

1 week ago

I got to play with Citanul Flute a couple times, dlamars, and here's how it went, basically: Pay 5 to play it, next turn pay 5 to tutor Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker with Zealous Conscripts in hand, looking to go infinite. Since I had to reveal it, my opponents caught on to my plan. I attempt to cast Kiki, it gets Arcane Denialed. In an attempt to recover, next turn I pay 3 to tutor Goblin Rabblemaster and cast it next turn, and it resolves, only to be met with a Pongify, then another opponent casts overloaded Cyclonic Rift before my next turn. -- Maybe it was bad luck, maybe it's the trouble of playing in a control-dominated meta, but I dumped 21 mana into 6 damage (4 if not for the Pongify monkey).

Honestly, I'm probably lucky an opponent didn't just Clever Impersonator it and use it to their own means.

The second game I tried it out in was just met with overloaded Vandalblast to take out someone's boots and a couple mana rocks (by one of the very few aggro decks nonetheless).

The flute is just not effective enough with no protection in a control-heavy meta. Having to reveal the creature is a killer. I love the tutor-on-a-stick, and am sorely disappointed that I couldn't show it off, but that's my experience in giving it a shot :(

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