Cancel

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena 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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Ixalan (XLN) Common
Amonkhet (AKH) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
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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Instant

Counter target spell.

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Cancel Discussion

c4llmeco4ch on Esper Control

3 days ago

First off, I'd probably substitute Cancel for Absorb . Considering the shock/check lands you'll be running, you'll be very unlikely to not have the extra W needed to pay for it. Also, the healing helps deal with Aggro matchups, especially mono red.

Also, I'd consider adding Thought Erasure . Since Esper Control effectively looks to win over the long run, knocking key cards out of their hands can help you get to a stable dominating position. The surveil also helps with boosting card quality.

portalguyman on Pir and Toothy's Power of Imagination

4 days ago

But Cancel is just strictly worse than Counterspell .

AEVA on $$$ - Unfair Mimeoplasm Toolbox

5 days ago

UPDATES:

1) Replaced Wurmcoil Engine with Impervious Greatwurm as I believe it to be a better reanimation target.

2) Replaced Golgari Signet & Dimir Signet by Golgari Locket & Dimir Locket as I believe they are better.

3) Replaced Cancel with Thought Collapse as it fit the deck theme better.

PlatinumOne on 'Commenting on these will sometimes ...

1 week ago

Inkmoth it should be easy to see why Cancel is preferable to Swan Song .

Inkmoth on 'Commenting on these will sometimes ...

1 week ago

Lol Hey, it's not my fault some people prefer Cancel over Swan Song .

hungry000 on Thoughts and Prayers

1 week ago

So you know, Counterspell isn't legal in modern atm. Mana Leak or Rune Snag would be your next best options (both of those are also better than Cancel ). If you want to keep it closer to Standard you can play Quench there as well.

Doomdragon271 on Braids EDH

1 week ago

4/13/19

Removed:

Beguiler of Wills

It That Betrays

Dismiss

Arcane Laboratory

Dream Fracture

AEtherspouts

Body Double

Cancel

Estrid's Invocation

And a few others.

Added:

As Foretold

Ancestral Vision

AEtherize

Venser, Shaper Savant

Cryptic Command

Pact of Negation

Tidespout Tyrant

Vesuvan Doppelganger

Dramatic Reversal

Copy Enchantment

Estrid's Invocation seemed kind of anemic given how few legal targets it had, replaced with Copy Enchantment to hopefully have more good targets.

Replaced AEtherspouts with AEtherize for slightly more Mana efficiency.

Replaced It That Betrays with Tidespout Tyrant , without other ways to make opponents sacrifice permanents, It That Betrays just functions as a 12/12 beater.

Replaced Body Double with Vesuvan Doppelganger . My playgroup Has a LOT of exile effects and graveyard hate, so I couldn't find a consistent source of targets for Body Double.

Added Dramatic Reversal for the infinite combo with Isochron Scepter + Sensei's Divining Top (tap top, hold priority, cast reversal, repeat)

Replaced Dismiss With Cryptic Command

JoosetheMuice on Daxos From Behind ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

1 week ago

I would cut Cancel for Forbid and Dissolve for Swan Song . Maybe add a little bit of card draw to avoid being mana screwed. like Telling Time and Preordain could be solid in a fast deck like this. I'd try to fit them in for anything you find slows you down when you test. Hyena Umbra and Eel Umbra could be solid. I like Reality Shift more than like Oblivion Ring . As for lands I like Irrigated Farmland both for fixing and games you get mana flooded. Coldsteel Heart is another rock if you find you need one

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Cancel occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.23%