Counterspell

Counterspell

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Counter target spell.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Signature Spellbook: Jace (SS1) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) Common
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Uncommon
Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Common
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Common
Masters Edition II (ME2) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Starter 2000 (S00) Common
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Common
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Tempest (TMP) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Common
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
MTGO Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Counterspell occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.48%

Blue: 25.55%

UR (Izzet): 7.3%

UBR (Grixis): 4.58%

Counterspell Discussion

SimicVisionRy on Card creation challenge

7 hours ago

Last Ditch Effort

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Split Second

Cast ~ only during the declare blockers step or damage calculation step.

~ can't be countered by spells or abilities.

if no mana was spent to cast ~, you lose the game.

Creatures you control gain Indestructible until the end of the turn. Your life total can't change this turn.


Sort of like an Angel's Grace like effect, with the extra caviat of not being able to be copied. Basically, you are not going to have this bad boi get countered period. Venser, Shaper Savant or the classic Counterspell

DemMeowsephs on Flashing Monastery

1 day ago

Nice deck and huge maybeboard! You know what the maybeboard is missing though?

Lands!

I would recommend some of the following!

So in the end, I definitely would consider all of these cards. I know you're looking for other things, but each and every one of them will help make the process a much smoother journey. If this helps, be sure to check out some of my decks, (Double Trouble EDH, Strictly Saprolings Please EDH, and many more! Anyways though, I hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!

Magic_Faqs on Elfzuri, claw of counters

2 days ago

I would remove Narset, Parter of Veils. Her static ability may come in handy, but her loyalty ability doesn't work with your deck since only 33% of the deck is noncreature, nonland. Instead, try running Guardian Project so you can get some more card draw.

I would remove Deconstruct and replace it with Beast Within. A free artifact removal spell sounds nice, but you lack serious removal spells. Beast Within offers flexibility and is fairly inexpensive. Unravel the Aether is another solid option that can remove indestructible artifacts/enchantments.

Next, take out Pelt Collector. It will take awhile for him to get big enough to become a serious threat, and even when he does it will be easy to kill him. Even a Fatal Push would kill him. Try replacing him with Evolving Wilds. This will raise your land count and also help with deck thinning.

You should consider removing Folio of Fancies. This really just helps all players and doesn't necessarily further your own agenda. Yes, it will give you card draw but it also helps give your opponents more opportunities to mess with your board. And with so much removal in the format, creature=based strategies can be fragile at times. Everyone is running board wipes. I'd substitute it with River's Rebuke. It's not a Cyclonic Rift, but can help still remove problem boards. Ensnare is a sweet option that you can play on someone's end step so you can swing in with beefed up elves.

Replace Planewide Celebration with Reap. The proliferation is nice, but you want at least some ways to get back key pieces from the graveyard. Reap can potentially be a whiff, but black is a popular color in Magic so it's possibly to get back a lot of cards with this cheap spells.

Finally, I would recommend removing Ezuri's Archers, Quest for Renewal, Personal Tutor and Hypnotic Sprite. The archers is an okay turn 1 play, but won't stack up to some flying threats. Quest for Renewal is an okay card, but in this deck it's kinda useless. You don't have instant speed ways to take advantage of the mana you are cashing in on other than Folio of Fancies. You run very few sorcery spells that really won't impact the game, so Personal Tutor is pretty underwhelming. Hypnotic Sprite is nice since it offers some flexibility as a counterspell, but the counter side is only good in the early game. If you're in the late game and someone plays a Damnation, you will want a Counterspell more than a Hypnotic Sprite. I would recommend replacing these with x3 Forests and Counterspell.

Hope this helps.

Neotrup on "In response to that spell ...

2 days ago

An opponent wouldn't be able to do anything about Angel's Grace, but they would still be able to respond to the first spell one Angel's Grace resolves, such as by casting Counterspell targeting the Command the Dreadhorde or casting Ravenous Trap to make it less effective.

DeinoStinkus on

3 days ago

I personally would replace the Hydromorph cards with run of the mill counterspells, since Tatyova will undoubtedly be an early target for removal and your opponents can see it coming. A few good ones are Pact of Negation, Swan Song, Counterspell (of course), and Void Shatter. Hope this helped, and happy brewing!

ellie-is on Voracious Spellcasting

3 days ago

@Omniscience_is_life I think I prefer Repeal over Unsubstantiate as card draw is really important to me in this deck, but I'll keep it in mind! Counterspell is without a doubt better than Condescend or any other counter spell, but it's sadly not legal!

And yeah, I love Select for Inspection, it annoys/slows people, lets you scry, and works great with decks that like it when you're casting spells or have instants on your graveyard. You get a lot of utility for a single cheap spell.

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