Counter target spell. You may cast a nonland card in your hand that shares a card type with that spell without paying its mana cost.
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3 weeks ago
Spicy +1 Counterlash looks fun - i'd all most consider 1 copy of Boseiju, Who Shelters All just to make it uncounterable, and because you have the land searching mechanics for itAs a suggestion, if you want a cheap(ish) but still powerful combo finder: Gifts Ungiven.
Having said that, it looks awesome as is! good job man :D
1 month ago
Diluvian Primordial, Jace's Mindseeker, Mindclaw Shaman, Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Spelljack, Counterlash, Spelltwine, Talent of the Telepath, Stolen Goods, Knowledge Exploitation,and Reversal of Fortune are all flavorful additions for Jori specifically.
2 months ago
It doesn't have to be an instant.
Whenever a spell allows you to cast another spell as part of its resolution, it ignores timing restrictions. A similar card is Counterlash, which has this gatherer ruling on it:
"You cast the card in your hand as part of the resolution of Counterlash. Timing restrictions based on the cards type (such as creature or sorcery) are ignored. Other restrictions are not (such as Cast [this card] only during combat)."
This is because of this rule about timing:
116.1. Unless a spell or ability is instructing a player to take an action, which player can take actions at any given time is determined by a system of priority. The player with priority may cast spells, activate abilities, and take special actions.
In this case a spell is instructing you to take an action, which is casting a spell with CMC 3 or less. So it ignores all timing restrictions.
3 months ago
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is pure value, especially with how often things die in an EDH game.
Other than that, I wish you luck and many fun games! Happy gaming!
3 months ago
Blazing Shoal is insane here, you have so many expensive red cards and a commander that can very much use a nice pump spell.
I don't like either of your planeswalkers, they just seem really mediocre. Sure, they might have some insane best-case scenarios, but you don't really have the tools to defend them, so i can't really imagine that happening.
The number of dragons is a little too high for my taste. Having this many expensive cards just leads to awkward opening hands. While you need a solid number, there are easily 5 that can be cut. Thundermaw Hellkite, Stormbreath Dragon, Dragonlord Ojutai, Keiga, the Tide Star and Quicksilver Dragon (you get better protection from Silumgar, the Drifting Death) all seem a little to low impact compared to your other options. I am also not a big fan of Yosei, the Morning Star, Teneb, the Harvester, Utvara Hellkite and Tyrant's Familiar, but they can at least be situationally great.
Some of your dragons seem to be meant for big Living Death scenarios with multiple dragons (Scourge of Valkas, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury and others). However, you currently have no ways to give haste to your team in such a case. Think about Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Dragon Tempest or Temur Ascendancy. Also, Buried Alive would a great enabler for such a play. You could even think about including Dragonstorm, but that card needs some set-up, so you would need to build your deck with it in mind (mana accelerators like Mana Geyser or Counterlash, cheap spells like Manamorphose and Gitaxian Probe to increase storm count).
Oh, and Tooth and Nail would work fine as well, like it usually does in green decks with big creatures. :)
4 months ago
I think at this point, you just have to decide which cards are not your most wanted. I'm looking at Counterlash - while it's a cool idea, it's also a 6 mana counterspell, and who wants to leave 6 mana unused? also, Temur Ascendancy does nice things, but is it worth the 3 color mana cost? These decisions are ones I can't really help you with. In the end, you'll have to decide what cards to set aside as a "maybe" board, that you can later use to replace any cards that are underperforming...
4 months ago
Dredgar, thanks, my man! That is a rediculously fun and wicked idea! I actually just got my hands on Wrexial! And I had been pondering what to do with him. I mean, there isn't a whole lot of support for kraken tribal - so I can't go for my usual schtick. I really like the idea of dismissing my opponents' tactics and then showing them how it's done! Things like Redirect, Counterlash, and Gather Specimens could shine :) thanks so much for the feedback! Btw, the 23rd "episode" is up :)
4 months ago
Well you seem to be 29 cards off from 100. I would recommend: Counterspell, Docent of Perfection Flip, Snapcaster Mage, Clone, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Archaeomancer, Augur of Bolas, Beguiler of Wills, Cosi's Trickster, Cursecatcher, Delver of Secrets Flip, Disciple of the Ring, Elite Arcanist, Echo Mage, Glen Elendra Archmage, Graceful Adept, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, Aeon Chronicler, Annul, Cancel, Condescend, Counterlash, Propaganda, Arm with AEther, Remand,Call to Mind, Clutch of Currents, Cryptic Command, Daze, Force of Will and many more.