Council of the Absolute

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.

Browse Alters

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts

TCGPlayer.com Price Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price
Low Avg High Foil Normal Foil
$0.25 $0.68 $2.99 $2.22 0.06 TIX 9.73 TIX

Council of the Absolute Discussion

kylar_ on Bruna Kick-Ass of Alabaster

2 weeks ago

eu tiraria vow of duty e vow of flight, e eu nao entendi Cloudchaser Kestrel nem Council of the Absolute e eu gosto bastante de Plea for Guidance, caso precise de mais protecao, Claustrophobia e Arrest

Ucenna on What's Yours is Mine

1 month ago

Council of the Absolute seems like a weird choice. It only grabs a few card types, and as far as I can tell is only reuseable with Capsize. Sure you can lock a card into a players hand. Or you could spend the four mana you use to actually cast it. There's better cards, though I can't remember their names.

I'd say Vesuvan Doppelganger is better than Vesuvan Shapeshifter. The only benefit Shapeshifter has is morphing and being able to cast for .

Stain the Mind is little use against anyone but those who's decks you know. Other discard spells would be just as good.

Muddle the Mixture is a great tutor. Especially. to grab just what you need for Isochron Scepter

I'm glad you remembered to grab cards like Mycosynth Lattice and Celestial Dawn. Exotic Orchard is mostly useless though. It'll usually tap for colorless. Or Blue/White depending on which of my decks your facing.

Also, you don't actually have to put your commander in your decklist, he's automatically counted towards the 100.

Player3.14 on Magic Origins SPOILERS!

2 months ago

Definately a strong politcal tool in commander. It's not like it's a new effect; Nevermore, Meddling Mage and Council of the Absolute exist, but I do like Wizard's new twist on it - you can see what they have avaliable. Unfortunately, by the time a cmc 7 creature comes out, your opponents may have already cast every card in their hand, making it less useful, at least in constructed. In commander I can see it being very anoying though... especially because it can be run as a commander itself!

cman7 on I'm sorry, you can't play that (Fun control!)

2 months ago

Thanks! The Restoration Angel combos well with Meddling Mage. It also is good will Council of the Absolute. But I won't play Thoughtsieze because the deck isn't black and it only shows up as black because of Surgical Extraction, which allows me to search their deck and hand to see what type of deck it is, so that I can name their key cards, like Splinter Twin, for UR twin, or Young Pyromancer, for grixis delver.

brokendwarf on

4 months ago

Isochron Scepter is pretty much a guaranteed add-in (when I find one). Not really artifact heavy, Meddling Mage is just a Nevermore with a body, and Council of the Absolute is pretty bad in a singleton format.

Karns_Pyromancer on

4 months ago

In that case, a fun trick is Isochron Scepter imprinting a counterspell, like Azorius Charm.Master Transmuter, Ethersworn Canonist, and Skill Borrower are great if you're artifact heavy.Meddling Mage and Council of the Absolute are pretty good.

Joumba on meet super woman the angel

4 months ago

Btw, Dissolve or Counterspell (duh) are better then Cancel. Also, Council of the Absolute is not so absolute in commander, its elder Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is much better ; he helps you and hinders your opponents in a more relevant way.

Power / Toughness 2/4
Color(s) Blue White
Cost 2WU
Converted cost 4

Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze Mythic Rare

Latest Decks View more