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Counterspell Discussion

noctis366 on The 'that guy' Deck (Competitive)

35 minutes ago

In my limited experience with it, a bounce into stringing turns has ended games, I'm still early with the build and always tweaking.

The more I'm playing with it, the more seeing what's dead in hand and will be tweaking constantly. Ixidron, and Pact of Negation will probably be my next adds.. I never realized how dumb ixidron is for opponents, cause it doesn't morph them. A simple Counterspell might make it in as well.

Ender666666 on Lord of the Lies

10 hours ago

Thanks Austin_Smith_of_Cards for the suggestions and commentary.

Most of your suggestions will fall on deaf ears, simply because I have already tested them and cut them in prior iterations for reasons that that were explained (I hope)

I don't run Counterspell because I run Mana Drain instead.... A straight up improvement lol

The two suggestions you did make that I will look at again are Psychic Strike and Wight of Precinct Six.. Stay tuned, they may make a cameo once again.

Lilbrudder on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

22 hours ago

Welcome guys and gals and thank you Daedalus19876 for being the force behind this group :-) I just realized that having not commented in the group yet I missed a massive wall of text.

Megalomania: The best counterspells IMO in tiers are:

S tier: Force of Will; Mana Drain Swan Song

A tier: Pact of Negation; Spell Pierce; Mental Misstep Flusterstorm

B tier: Dispel; Counterspell; Unsubstantiate; Negate; Arcane Denial

Those would be my top 12 but admittedly I rarely if ever include cards from that bottom tier.

Sidenote: For regular edh the list is very different as conditional counterspells are much worse

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

22 hours ago

Megalomania: Depends on the deck and budget and meta. Also, that's a LOT of countermagic, haha.

But in general, I would certainly pick: Force of Will, Daze, Pact of Negation, Counterspell, Mana Drain, Flusterstorm.

The remaining 6 get more marginal: Spell Pierce, Rewind, Disallow, Voidslime, Arcane Denial, and Cryptic Command if your mana base can handle it?

Declaration of Naught can also be cute if you know beforehand what you want to counter. Or Mindbreak Trap if you play against Storm frequently.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Lord of the Lies

23 hours ago

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker can be pretty punishing whenever he hits an opponent. At least four cards milled on hit, which is equal to his toughness, or potentially more. A lot more.

Wall of Frost has a big butt, and is annoying to attack into. Exploit as necessary.

Sphinx's Tutelage accelerates the milling for a small mana investment, and absolutely destroys monocolored decks. If you need to loot lategame, it can do that for you too.

King Macar, the Gold-Cursed has good synergy with the tapping ability. Mill three on end step, untap, exile a threat, get a one-shot mana rock! Repeat as desired to make opponents cry.

Dimir Signet is a quick way to accelerate early game to drop Phenax earlier. Also fixes mana, which is always great.

Wight of Precinct Six, while a bit vanilla, can get absolutely MASSIVE over the course of a game. Multiples of Mortivore never hurt anybody, except your opponents.

An EDH deck with access to blue that doesn't run Counterspell? BLASPHEMY AND SLANDER, I SAY :P

Psychic Strike is another on-theme counter spell. Might be worth playtesting.

Awesome decklist!

Opifex on Blue in commander ?

2 days ago

Brainstorm and Djinn of Wishes are my favorite blue art. The foil Djinn of Wishes looks amazing. Contingency Plan is a great card. I play blue green in EDH so I can play cards like Eternal Dominion. Unsummon is the blue control cantrip, try to mess up their tempo by countering the next play with Counterspell. Stolen Identity is good if you use flying. Elite Arcanist

AngryKitten on Favorite Flavor Text?

3 days ago

Counterspell (Tempest) - "It was probably a lousy spell in the first place."

Skeletal Grimace - "And then I realized we all have skeletons on the inside. Why wait until the bodies are dead to control them?"

Daedalus19876 on This Fortress of Tears (Zedruu Pillowfort/Control)

3 days ago

Ooh, this is gorgeous! Also, great musical choice to go along with the deck! Hahaha.

A few minor suggestions, though:

Puca's Mischief, Vedalken Plotter, and Daring Thief are great cards to add to easily swap permanents.

I'd cut Absorb for simple Counterspell.

Without question, I would remove Starfield of Nyx. It makes your enchantments vulnerable to creature board wipes.

Personally, I don't like Glaring Spotlight, Counterflux, or Wild Ricochet. Neither seems to live up to their potential.

You're missing Illusions of Grandeur :)

Why not play Land Tax? Gives you access to Scroll Tax, the best card draw combo in the game (beyond the normal land fixing it entails).

Hope this helps! :)

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