Council of the Absolute


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Mythic Rare

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Council of the Absolute

Creature — Human Advisor

As Council of the Absolute enters the battlefield, name a card other than a creature or land card.

Your opponents can't cast cards with the chosen name.

Spells with the chosen name you cast cost {2} less to cast.

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Council of the Absolute Discussion

S1ayerMonkey on Mr. Smith Goes to Ravnica

4 months ago

Wow cool deck idea! I've never considered alternative win methods like this before.

Since the goal of your deck is to win with either Azor's Elocutors or Approach of the Second Sun, I would add another of each. Some other excellent creatures to consider adding are: Council of the Absolute, Banisher Priest, and Trapjaw Tyrant.

I'm sure you've considered these other spells, but I'll point then out just in case: Pacifism, Bonds of Faith, Lyev Decree, Counterspell, Cancel, Mindstatic, Indestructibility, Captured by the Consulate, and Silence.

Anyway, looks great and I'd be nervous playing against this!

Recover819 on White Ramp Aid

9 months ago

Cloud Key, Herald of War, Herald’s Horn, Oketra's Monument, Pearl Medallion, Semblance Anvil,

My wife's deck is blue white so she can run Warden of Evos Isle, Council of the Absolute, and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV

I like the Herald theme of the ramp.

dotytron on Your Under Arrest and Should Feel Bad About It

1 year ago

i think a good add would be Authority of the Consuls for added life and redundancy to Blind Obedience

also have you thought about Council of the Absolute?

thomashapp71 on Mono-white Devotion

1 year ago

Citridon, umm that's a toughy for two reasons. First is there are few, only one in white: Voidstone Gargoyle, then, there are U/W cards like Meddling Mage and Council of the Absolute. Secondly, the fact that Runed Halo is an enchantment makes it super hard to remove. I prefer the Halo.

Fusionstyle on Blue White Control

2 years ago

thanks for helping me more with the card draw, i have changed the Council of the Absolute and Resolute Archangel for 1 more Gitaxian Probe, another Seeker of the Way and a Anticipate, i am considering running even more, but i am not sure what i can change. I would love to play Dragonlord Ojutai, but he is a bit out of budget, but when i get a opportunety to get it cheaper i would do it as i do think he fits this deck.

SomeJustice on Blue White Control

2 years ago

I think you should definitely cut Ugin's Insight and replace it with Sphinx's Revelation. And you should definitely look into picking up a few copies of Grand Abolisher, it's too good for this deck.

I think you should cut your Planeswalkers, they really don't do much in this deck. Planeswalkers are always a ton of fun, and if you really want to play one then I recommend Venser, the Sojourner. I know he may be out of your budget, but he's something you can work towards. I also think Council of the Absolute and Delver of Secrets  Flip need to be cut.

In the place of all these cuts, you can be running Grand Abolisher, AEther Adept, and Eldrazi Displacer. To run the Displacer though you're going to need to add 4 Adarkar Wastes and maybe 2 Sea Gate Wreckage. It's so freaking good for this deck though because of all the ETB triggers you have. Not to mention it's just a 3/3 body for 3 if nothing else.

Fusionstyle on Blue White Control

2 years ago

Thanks Again SomeJustice, i have now changed Inkwell Leviathan and Pearl Lake Ancient with 2 Sun Titan as i do think he is better in the current deck, i have also changed 4 Tranquil Cove with 4 Glacial Fortress. I dont think i can put in Geist of Saint Traft, Meddling Mage and Restoration Angel because it is bit out of my budget, but i think Council of the Absolute is a replacement for Meddling Mage even though he costs a bit more mana and can't be used on creatures, but he can be used on my own spells to make them cheaper.

I do like where this deck is going and i like to have a Couple of big creatures, and i realy Apriciate your help because none of my friends are Control players so they cant help me much, and if you have some replacements for the cards, like for 3-4 dollar, you can tell me.

notdraftthendie on

2 years ago

A couple more things (sorry): Council of the Absolute is not great in commander. Maybe Grand Arbiter Augustin IV? Also with Armageddon and Winter Orb in your deck I think you may want some more mana rocks besides just Sol Ring and Azorius Signet. How about Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, Thought Vessel, and Worn Powerstone? All of those are very good. Also sorry for commenting so much; I just like to help.