Counterspell

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Signature Spellbook: Jace (SS1) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Uncommon
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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Counterspell Discussion

SK00MA on Pir and Toothy spell slinger

1 day ago

pesmerga87 - Psychosis Crawler is defiantly a scumbag card that deserves a spot in this deck. I was first shying away from him because it's cost is high and will probably not be able to hold any instant speed reaction, but I'll give him chance!

Hidden50 - Thank you so much for commenting friend! Sylvan Library Should be in every deck that runs green, right? The only reason I am not running it is because I am trying to keep the build on the cheaper side; just for fun. Otherwise, Mana Crypt , Mana Drain , and Pact of Negation would be in there too. My expensive cards are on in another deck.

Savage Summoning is an interest idea. As of right now my playgroup doesn't run an excessive amount of Counterspell so that's not really a problem. They run a lot of single target removal and of course board wipes.

Attunement - I have never seen this card! I absolutely love it. Defiantly gonna throw it in!

shwanerz88 on Locust God EDH

2 days ago

Try taking out some of the tap lands and replacing them with Basics, This will allow you to use your mana faster, the cycle lands aren't bad with the Locust God in particular because of the draw. Counterspell and Goblin Bombardment would be solid additions as well.

legendofa on Mind Control Commander BUW

2 days ago

Unfortunately, Dominus of Fealty isn't legal with Merieke Ri Berit as the commander.

If you want to go with the mind-control theme, check out Sen Triplets .

Some of your cards have better equivalents-- Control Magic can replace Mind Control , Counterspell or Dissipate can replace Cancel . Look for cards that do what you're already doing, but cheaper, more efficiently, or with a larger effect.

Since your Commander is a steal effect, you can probably cut some of the higher-cost cards with similar effects and add in some personal protection effects.

I'm far from competitive in EDH, so take that for what it's worth. But let these thoughts help start you developing this deck.

toastySmorc on Creature Burn

2 days ago

Try to look up the Izzet Blitz list. You definitely need more card draw just in case your first barrage doesn't kill.

Cut: Soul's Fire , Shock , Arc Runner , Perilous Myr , Mark of Mutiny , Seething Song , Reckless Abandon , Sure Strike , 2x Fireblast , 2x Ghitu Lavarunner and Thermo-Alchemist

Run: 4x Lightning Bolt , 3x Temur Battle Rage , 3x Nivix Cyclops , 3x Kiln Fiend , 3x Gush , 2x Ponder , 2x Fling , 2x Opt , 2x Gitaxian Probe , 2x Mutagenic Growth

Consider also running some dual lands such as Swiftwater Cliffs . Cycle lands are a good idea but Lonely Sandbar is better than Desert of the Mindful .

Sideboard: 4x Apostle's Blessing , 3x Counterspell , 2x Dispel , 3x Electrickery , 3x Tormod's Crypt ,

DattMennis on Lazav, the Multifarious

3 days ago

You make a solid point that those effects are not dealt with by indestructible or hexproof! As true as a "dies to doomblade" style point is, I don't think the deck can afford to play around every possible effect.

I encourage you to explore Wormfang Manta ! That's what EDH is great for, right? In my build, the card I use to "answer" effects like merciless Eviction or Terminus (other than good ol' Counterspell is Cavern Harpy . Especially given that Lazav is pretty easy to re-cast, non-targeted bounce effects are lower on my list of frights. To retain the ability to threaten an attack on the turn Lazav, the Multifarious comes into play, I use Lightning Greaves and Nether Shadow , although there are several other black creatures w/ haste that can fill that role as well (and don't force you to maintain graveyard order).

DiverDown on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

4 days ago

Aphoticate The Scarab God is not one of the highest tier decks out there like you said, but it does have certain elements that are desirable for a control mindset. While it is a little too mana intensive for my taste, I can see it doing well in a control shell. The filtering you get from its scry ability is very useful for setting up your top deck even though it doesn't provide actual card advantage.

As Soren841 pointed out, and this is something I forgot to mention entirely, generals that can dig, loot, or tutor are some of the biggest things to look for to helm a permission deck or it just won't work very well. And any additional abilities are just icing on the cake.

NoOneOfConsequence As for Tasigur's downside, in my experience it usually will go down in a way where someone is threatening to resolve something that no one wants on the board, so you activate his ability, look to someone other than the player who is trying to resolve the spell and say "hey, do you want to give me a Counterspell ?" and you get what you want almost all of the time. I hardly ever look at it as a downside, but rather a way to play politics and size up other people at the table, so it does take a certain level of understanding other players and their decks to analyze who else would be hurt the most by the spell resolving. It also doubles as a way for your opponents to feel as if you're on their side and duke it out amongst each other while you just sit back and relax. It's honestly my favorite way to play Magic. :)

crstisalie I have already read the list a long while back and I have been following it for quite some time. My point that you obviously missed is that you had not provided thorough explanations in your own words and that's what was so bothersome. If you're trying to make a case for something, a list is certainly helpful, but when you're actively arguing for something you need to be able to actually discuss it yourself in detail, which is something you failed to do entirely. There were a few feeble attempts, but in the form of naming miscellaneous cards and heresy opinions with no factual support focusing on how or why which leads me to believe that you don't actually know what it is you're talking about and all of that goes back to the whole credibility thing I mentioned in my last post. Again, it might be best to drop it at this point because you failed to prove your point when given several opportunities to do so and your latest attempt is "oh I have to work, but here's a list that I mentioned earlier and you can read that." Screw that lol. You should use lists as a supplement to prove your point, not just link them to do all of the talking when the list by itself hasn't yet proved to equate to the variations already listed in the description. If you can't say something redemptive to save your case, just leave it be then. We all understand how you feel about it, but you have yet to sway anyone and I don't even think you can.

xaarvaxus on Paranormal Activity (WIP)

4 days ago

Would you consider Tradewind Rider too slow for the deck? It used to be one of my faves back in the day.

I would agree that having zero counterspells seems odd for a monoblue deck. Being able to protect your combos at crucial times seems in keeping with the gameplan. Mystic Confluence could easily be subbed in for Concentrate and still be able to draw the same number of cards plus have the ability to bounce attackers, counterspell and have the card draw castable at opponent's endstep [or whatever mix of the 3 you want/need] for only one more mana.

Counterspell , Negate , Swan Song and Disallow could round out a reasonable permission suite without becoming oppressive for the table.

Seems like a neat deck that would be fun to play.

Osbert on Paranormal Activity (WIP)

6 days ago

Since you have Enter the Infinite why not complete the combo with Omniscience to pick up and play your entire deck. With Show and Tell and both cards in hand that could happen on turn 3.

I would also suggest adding in some more interaction with your opponent like Counterspell, Mystic Confluence, Reality Shift, Cyclonic Rift, etc. A blue deck with only 6 instances seems wrong to me so maybe that's why I think this.

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