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Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) None
Mystery Booster: Convention Edition (MYSCON) None
Signature Spellbook: Jace (SS1) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
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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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Counterspell occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.68%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.29%

Blue: 1.64%

UB (Dimir): 2.59%

WU (Azorius): 2.96%

UR (Izzet): 1.8%

GU (Simic): 1.65%

WUB (Esper): 1.4%

UBR (Grixis): 1.34%

GWU (Bant): 1.1%

BUG (Sultai): 1.08%

Counterspell Discussion

kalko on Law Firm

21 hours ago

Hi! I would recommend cutting Halimar Depths and didn't say please.

Add Counterspell and Memory Lapse, Mothdust Changeling and Universal Automaton can really make your deck faster!

Boza on Modern exile midrange

2 days ago

I made a similar deck a while back, and solely because of one card that is the best card in the deck - Delay. Delay in a processors deck is basically a Counterspell that is modern legal and easier to cast in tricolor deck. I recommend the Ashiok, Dream Render for this deck, as it is both graveyard hate and prevents searching the library. Given that every single creature has an ETB effect, Ephemerate is a very good addition to it.

You can check out some ideas on ProcEspers.

jaymc1130 on Balan and instant speed equipment

2 days ago

A creature spell on the stack isn’t in play and therefore isn’t a legal target for equip abilities. A creature must resolve and be in play in order to be equipped or enchanted with an aura.

Instant speed equipping can save a creature from removal effects (depending on the circumstances) but not from permission elements such as Counterspell, Remand, or Mindbreak Trap.

Boza on Phyrexianized Versions of Existing Cards

4 days ago

The ones modelled after greed, spellbooks, and other ol enchantments and artifacts are fine. However, the issue with phyrexian is exacerbated with these cars - it breaks the color pie in half. There is no phyrexian Counterspell, because you really do not want this effect in other colors.

Praetor's spite is a strictly better thoughtseize, provided it resolves. 3 colorless mana and 4 life for an extra turn IN ANY COLOR is not a good effect. Phyrexian blueprints can cost 1UU, because its effect is pretty weak. While the colorless, half as cheap Quicksilver Amulet is broken as well.

None of these can printed and phyrexian should not part of cards. Sure, it is a nice thematic effect, but just forget using it.

The only way to include phyrexian mana on a card would be in addition to other mana:

Phyrexian Negate
Instant (common)

Counter target non-creature spell, then you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

DemonDragonJ on Phyrexianized Versions of Existing Cards

4 days ago

Now that Phyrexian mana exists, I feel that WotC has not truly used that mechanic to its fullest potential, so I shall make some Phyrexianized versions of existing cards, and I hope that everyone likes them.

Praetor's Disdain Show

This card is obviously modeled after Cancel or the original Counterspell; I had originally planned to have it cost only , but that would have made it far too powerful, so I increased it.

Praetor's Scorn Show

Thus far, there has never been a card that uses multiple colors of Phyrexian mana, so I have made such a card, which is modeled after Utter End, but it only destroys a permanent, rather than exiling it, to prevent it from being strictly better than the other card. Alternatively, I could increase the cost to and keep it as an exile effect.

Praetor's Spite Show

This card is modeled after Thoughtseize, Distress and Duress; I originally planned to have it cost , but I then thought that it would be too powerful, in that case.

Praetor's Shield Show

This card is modeled after Righteous Aura, and I was originally planning to have the casting cost be only , but I increased it to prevent it from being too powerful. I am not worried about the activated ability being capable of being used for no mana, because a player will not pay 4 life unless the source of damage that they wish to prevent will deal at least 4 damage.

Phyrexian Replicator Show

This card is obviously modeled after Doubling Season, but I increased the cost to prevent it from being strictly better than that card.

Phyrexian Purge Show

This card is modeled after Planar Cleansing, and I am not worried about its casting cost, because I made it very mana-intensive; a player will pay 8 life to cast it only if they are very desperate.

Phyrexian Grimoire Show

This card is modeled after both Greed and Book of Rass (which, as a side note, really needs to be reprinted), so its casting cost is between the costs of those two cards. Its controller can draw cards for no mana, but 4 life is a high price for a single card.

Temporal Flux Show

I could not conceive of an impressive name for this card that contained the word "Phyrexian," so I used a name that had not yet been used for a card. I modeled it after Time Warp and Temporal Manipulation, but I increased its cost to prevent it from being strictly better than them.

Gitaxian Tome Show

This card references Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and is modeled after both Jayemdae Tome and Arcane Encyclopedia.

Phrexian Blueprints Show

This card references Urza's Blueprints, and its overall cost is lower, because I feel that, if that card had been printed today, it would be less expensive due to power creep.

Phrexian Amulet Show

This card is modeled after Quicksilver amulet.

Those are all the designs that I have conceived at this moment, so I shall post more as I conceive them, but what does everyone think of the cards that I have designed, thus far?

multimedia on Cloud of Faeries

5 days ago

Hey, your deck is missing it's Commander. If Alela is the Commander of this deck then you can make it official by tagging her with CMDR. In the deck editor put the CMDR tag after Alela, Artful Provocateur text.

1x Alela, Artful Provocateur *F* *CMDR*

What this does is it displays the card image of Alela in the deck list making her the official Commander of your deck.

Bident of Thassa is a good repeatable draw source with Faeries. Faeries have flying meaning that more times than not you will do combat damage to your opponents when you attack. For each Faerie who does combat damage to an opponent you draw a card. This can draw you a lot of cards. Consider cutting Festive Funeral for Bident?

Some upgrades within the budget to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

Nostrafer on Budget Izzet Delver

6 days ago

Hey, thanks so much for the upvote and the comment!

I'll certainly test it!

That said, at a first glance it seems to me to be a change I'm not so sure about. Mainly cause, although it counters the spell, I get nothing in addition. That's diferent from Dispel where I'm guaranteed to have a two mana counter and maybe activate that synergy with Mystic Sanctuary. Part of what makes Ionize a decent replacement is that I gain virtual card advantage*, something that this version lacks profundly, once it doesn't have acess to draw spells... Wizard's Retort seems like in its best will be a Counterspell (and that's great), in its worst will be an underperformative Dissolve (an that's not great).

Of course empirical experience could reveal otherwise and for that I'll do the tests

*By having a Shock attached to the Counterspell

hejtmane on Suggestions for cards with bitchin' ...

1 week ago

I started looking at this problem of finding cards with old art; I think what you should look for old cards not used a lot

examples Toshiro Umezawa Chainer, Dementia Master

Then look at cards with lots of reprints example Brainstorm if you go to scryfall they have all the pictures by edition Brainstorm or Brainstorm

Oldschool Counterspell or Counterspell

A lot of staples have different art printing and counterspell has even more than that maybe this will help on that journey

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