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Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Ixalan (XLN) Common
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Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
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Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Cancel occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.23%

Cancel Discussion

EldraziOfRavnica on draw hate

3 days ago

Even if this is a budget deck, Sinister Sabotage, Dissolve, and Dissipate are all cheap alternatives to Cancel. Even Manalith is strictly better than Obelisk of Grixis, and Chromatic Lantern and Coalition Relic come with upside. If those cost too much, Mana Geode is still better. Please make these upgrades. They will make the deck better. Love the description! Why does TappedOut think this is a standard deck?

supa_tim on Talrand of the free and home of the brave

1 week ago

I would drop:

  • Clairvoyance
  • Fleeting Distraction
  • Grip of the Roil
  • Obsessive Search
  • Radical Idea
  • Reach Through Depths
  • Spell Syphon
  • Twisted Image
  • Slip Through Space
  • Apprentice Wizard
  • Deranged Assistant
  • Hedron Crawler
  • Manakin
  • Sea Scryer
  • Prismatic Lens

One reason is that you have a lot of cards that do nothing but draw one card. Which is usually fine in 60 card 1v1 as they function as almost running fewer cards. This lets you draw into your business spells with more consistency. However, in EDH multiplayer, I feel like you want cards with more impact. I kept in cards that let you scry or let you decide card quality because those have more impact.

The other reason is that you really aren't accelerating into anything big, so why do you need a bunch of mana ramp cards? You definitely want to hit all your land drops, but your 2-for-1 and 3-for-1 draw spells should keep filling your hand with lands. You want more business spells that keep you in the game long enough to get Talrand into play and start beating down.

I know Talrand tempts you to play a bunch of cantrip spells to have a sort of combo finish. However, in my experience it is better to have a more solid lock down of the game and win with inevitability than just trying for an alpha strike. A few 2/2 flyers can go a long way.

I would go up to 36-38 lands to make sure you keep getting those land drops.

Then I would add a few more counters:

Then some more bounce (although you have most of the good ones in there already):

Then maybe a couple more recursion spells:

Just to give you some card advantage in other ways or to get back powerful spells that you were forced to use early.

Blue shenanigans can be hard to play. Sometimes you want to be aggressive with your countermagic and bounce to stall your opponents. Other times you want to hold back and wait until the more opportune time.

Hope this helps.

Flodoo on I need some advice

1 week ago

I would exchange Cancel with Counterspell.

Counterspell cost just , Cancel cost

ScionsStillLive on You thought you were gonna play magic? (Azor Ctrl)

1 month ago

There is a lot of things in this deck that I see can be upgraded or removed.

First, I'll suggest some cards you could put in.

I'll start out with suggesting some boardwipes. Supreme Verdict , Wrath of God , Planar Cleansing , and Flood of Tears are some things you should look into.

More ways to stop the opponent's creatures would help. Lawmage's Binding , Frogify , and Kasmina's Transmutation stop creatures from using their abilities. Immolating Glare , Conclave Tribunal and Path to Exile are also things you should consider.

More counterspells would help too. Counterspell , Disallow , Devious Cover-Up , Void Shatter , and Absorb will stop your opponents from playing the spells they want to play.

I have a couple creature suggestions as well. God-Eternal Kefnet can cast your instants and sorceries twice, and Angel of Grace can save you from the brink.

A few miscellaneous cards that you should consider are Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Control Magic , Lightning Greaves , and Sphinx's Insight .

Some cards to cut would be:

Flux Channeler , Cancel , No Escape , Dissolve , Blind Obedience (since it has in the card and therefore cannot be used since your commander is ), and Psychic Corrosion .

Hope this helps!

Valius on Drawing Dead

1 month ago

I see your case on Transmute, and it’s a strong argument. I won’t say no :)

I mentioned some expensive cards in case you’re looking to upgrade in the future, but they are by no means important right now when Plague Wind works well too.

As far as your Q1 goes, counter spells for less than 3cmc will always be stronger because you can hold less mana in reserve. However, I like Psychic Strike because it doesn’t require double of the same mana type, making it easier to cast even if it is more cmc. I do prefer a hard counter all type over, say, Swan Song that only targets specific types, but Negate will do a lot of work even if it can’t hit creatures. It has the added benefit of not needing double mana again. I think it’s more of a preference. Having the OG Counterspell though is probably still a good idea. If you’re looking at 3cmc counters, though, always get one with an added effect - Dissolve > Cancel

Grubbernaut on UBG Hydra Tempo

1 month ago

There are several strict upgrades over Cancel available in pioneer you might consider; Void Shatter dodges Mystical Dispute due to devoid, Sinister Sabotage feeds the yard, and Disallow can also hit abilities. I'd probably go with Sabotage in this build. You could also consider Supreme Will to have the option for Impulse mode on an empty board. Alternatively, both for CMC and for reliably feeding hydra, cutting cards for Thoughtseize is probably a good move, as well.

Drown in the Loch seems "just okay," but I think it's reasonable as a 2-of. There's just so many decks abusing Dig Through Time that it becomes dead a lot of the time.

I like the idea! Cheers!

Grubbernaut on

1 month ago

Sub Cancel for either Disallow or, probably better, Sinister Sabotage ; depending on what wincon(s) you like, Didn't Say Please could be excellent, too. You might also consider Censor or Supreme Will for more flexibility.

I would also find room for Overwhelmed Apprentice , and maybe even Vantress Gargoyle . If you add in Opt , you could also reduce land count.

Regarding lands, I would definitely consider two Castle Vantress and some number of Mystic Sanctuary . Memorial to Genius is a decent consideration, too.

If you're dead set on the Serpent, I'd also add in 4x Witching Well , though I think Gargoyle is a better wincon. Depending on which route you go, I'd also consider Treasure Cruise , Dig Through Time , or Into the Story . Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is an all-star, too.

You might consider adding in Ipnu Rivulet or other colorless producing lands in order to play Spatial Contortion or Warping Wail , as well; if not, Walking Ballista is decent removal in Pioneer.

Cheers!

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