Counterflux can't be countered by spells or abilities.
Counter target spell you don't control.
Overload (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")
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1 day ago
Wow. thanks for the advices Sargeras, I'll definitely give Guttersnipe a try. Although I feel like Cryptic Serpent is a really good card since i often find myself that I can cast him on turn 4 or so for just 2 mana, but maybe it is not needed since with the Guttersnipe I can use my burn at my opponets face which I often don't do (except some more controlly type of decks).
To the second part about the AEtherling. I'm thinking I'll give one copy of him to the deck instead of the Runechanter's Pike since I found myself just a once or twice that I needed that Runechanter's Pike in the deck and it makes playing againts U/W control much easier since it seems really hard to remove.
About the Counterflux and Dissolve I feel like I should put them in my side board(Since nothing is in it yet) and play some cheaper counterspells like Mana Leak so I get more answers againts faster decks.
The Pyroclasm is definitely a keep but moving it to the sideboard is a really good idea.
Although the Shivan Reef seems good since it cost only 2$ (on TCG) I cannot get it cheaper than 4$ so i'll just stay at those cheaper lands.
Thanks for the advices I'll definetly will have to think for some time, what to replace and so on. In addition i would love if you'd give me some advices what to play in my side board.
1 day ago
Interesting deck, so +1 from me, here are my suggestions.
Replace Cryptic Serpent, Weaver of Lightning, and Niblis of Frost with Guttersnipe, the amount of synergy this card has with your deck is insane. I'd honestly try to figure out how to put 4 copies of him into the board this would also allow you to play more spells over small wipe cards like Pyroclasm since you can probably burn your opponent out before they become relevant. However, if Pyroclasm is relevant enough in your playgroup that you MUST play it, then I'd recommend it be a sideboard card.
While it doesn't exactly fit your strategy, the card AEtherling is infamous as a control finisher in many decks due to it's exceptional versatility. Although such a card is far better suited for budget UW control.
Is there a real reason to play Counterflux over an additional copy of Dissolve? Because Counterflux is almost always a sideboard card, and is more mana intensive then Dissolve and doesn't even give you a scry bonus.
I know that this card is a little less budget then you'd like it to be but Shivan Reef seems excellent since it sees no play currently.
Those are just my suggestions, if you want any more help or advice let me know!
2 weeks ago
mrbuech & jonmaior That's actually genius, I hadn't even considered that! I added one Aetherflux Reservoir and one Whir of Invention to the sideboard, which is the perfect surprise alternate win con to side in against folks hoping to Counterflux or Mindbreak Trap my storm cards. I can only afford to run one Aetherflux Reservoir because including any more would slow down my drawing engine, but I should be able to get it pretty consistently by tutoring for Whir of Invention with Merchant Scroll and improvising it into play from my deck. Many thanks!
2 weeks ago
Thanks for your comment! You are right, these might indeed be good inclusions in some occasions, but thus far I didn't feel the need to add them however. I'm am seriously concidering Counterflux and Counterspell, but playtests have to convince me first!
2 weeks ago
I think you would make great use out of some simple counterspells just to be sure that your combos won't be interupted :)
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
20 land seems a bit short for a deck that has some higher costs, including overload costs. I would consider trying to go with at least 23 lands to attempt an average of 3 lands on the initial draw. I like the theme, but I agree with others that Counterflux has more effective alternatives. Overall, it's a fun deck concept though.
1 month ago
I mean, Counterflux is only good in some situations with overload, that situation being against storm.