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

NV_1980 on Me, Myself and I

10 hours ago


Your deck includes a lot of ways to get infinite mana, but only 3, maybe 4, ways to use that infinite mana. We'd add some spells that would allow you to draw your deck with that kind of mana. Spells that come to mind are:

That brings us to the deck's ability to draw cards in general. It literally has no cards that allow for extra draw. To us, this seems a rather bad thing, considering that you're playing blue and you're relying on combo's (and the cards to tutor for them) to win. Then again, the deck does contain about twelve tutor cards, so maybe it works like this. Let's just say we would at the least recommend adding something like Rhystic Study, Sensei's Divining Top or Scroll Rack and maybe add some cheap instants/sorceries for draw like Ponder, Preordain or Brainstorm.

The final main problem; countering/removal. The deck doesn't have any, and you do need at least some. Not having any of it can be bad for a number of reasons. Just as examples, opposing players can steal Sen Triplets or cast a card like Stranglehold to prevent you from tutoring. There's many more creative ways to screw around with combo decks. Therefore, we would advise you to include at least some forms of removal/countering like Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Swan Song, Counterspell, etc.

Well, we hope all this is useful to you and that we weren't being too preachy :) Good luck with the deck!

With kind regards,

Mr. and Mrs. NV_1980

Scytec on Rise from the ashes

1 day ago

I am incredibly fond of Void Winnower as it locks many people out of their strategy. Excellent card. Also, it is rare to see a blue deck not utilizing Cyclonic Rift, Counterspell is also nice to have a copy of. Anguished Unmaking is an excellent answer to many of the formats combo pieces, as is Utter End.

Goronagar on Niv EDH

2 days ago

Counterspell, Gitaxian Probe, Telling Time, Impulse, Windfall for example.

Reduce artifacts and creatures to 4-5. You need cards like Baral or goblin electromancer. Low costs and high synergy. I prefer cards like Thing in the Ice  Flip and Spellskite.

Flooremoji on Deck #8: Retraction Golem

2 days ago

Why the Keeper of the Lens? Also, Counterspell is better then your metalcraft counter. It looks like you know, as CS is in your maybeboard. My Pauper deck that I want help w/ I like this deck!

SmashPortal on Infinite Paladin

2 days ago

Counterspell and Sejiri Refuge aren't legal in this deck, as one was never printed in a standard set, and the other hasn't been printed in a standard set since 2009. Unsummon will be leaving standard in a couple weeks, so you might want to use Rescue instead. Counterspell can be replaced by Essence Scatter or Syncopate. Sejiri Refuge can be replaced with Glacial Fortress or Meandering River.

Suggestions Search for Azcanta  Flip, On Serra's Wings, Triumph of Gerrard, Seal Away, Fountain of Renewal, Shalai, Voice of Plenty, Dive Down, History of Benalia.

He_Who_Hungers on A song without music...

2 days ago

Thanks for your suggestions! Yes, I will definitely consider Etrata, but especially until I know whether I'll pull her from my bundle and what she'll cost as a single, I'll hold on to adding it (not to mention Tappedout probably won't recognise the card yet anyway).

As for the rest, I am careful about adding too many creatures which do nothing other than get through unblocked, as from playing the Ninja precon of the Planechase 2012 set, I've noticed the risk of getting stuck with just a lot of those is really daunting. As a result most of the 'ninja carriers' I have included have an additional effect, most either from leaving or entering play. Having said that, the Infiltrator might be a really good one to include as I have some very powerful pieces to tutor with its transmute once I have a satisfying amount of Ninjas on the field (Counterspell, Cyclonic Rift and Mask of Riddles to name just a few), so I will definitely consider that one.

zenozia on Need help: Grimgrin Assault

4 days ago

hello really like your deck

Cloudstone Curio with Rooftop Storm is the combo you are probably looking for boucing Gray Merchant of Asphodel to drain everyone or bouncing Grave Defiler to cast all zombie in your deck but you could stick with only Rooftop Storm + Grimgrin, Corpse-Born + Gravecrawler + Diregraf Captain

for the cut it really depend on how you play the deck the problem is that you are trying to do everything you have control/agro/combo going on you should pick combo/agro or control/combo

for the card that in my opinion arent worth to play are : Consuming Aberration , Fatestitcher, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Ghoulcaller Gisa, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Liliana's Reaver, Noosegraf Mob, Stitcher Geralf, Undead Alchemist, liliana, death's majesty, Liliana Vess , Cancel, Counterspell, Hero's Downfall, Murder, Negate, Silumgar's Command, Quietus Spike, Sword of Vengeance, Freed from the Real, Training Grounds, Army of the Damned, Dark Salvation, Rise from the Tides, Ruinous Path also cut some of the worst land like Dimir Guildgate and run some more basic

for the card that you should be adding to the list: Grave Defiler, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Phyrexian Altar, Skullclamp, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Bitter Ordeal could be good if your local meta is a lot of food chain/flash hulk or combo deck , Diabolic Intent and all the other tutor if you have the money Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

ps: my recommendation fit for a agro/combo deck

DrukenReaps on Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

5 days ago

Angrybeards here are some options for you: Boseiju, Who Shelters All, Demonfire, Banefire, Overmaster, Volcanic Fallout, and Urza's Rage.

And just for fun Obliterate, Pyroblast, or Burnout are all solid options to deal with Counterspells.

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