Counterspell

Legality

Format Legality
Arena [BETA] Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Unlimited Foreign Black Border (2EDFBB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Common
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon

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Counterspell

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Counterspell Discussion

xEleven on Fugitive Fun

2 hours ago

MadMadison nope. Just an example ;p (I play it in my Jodah decl). I was looking through some cards and found some good ideas. See if any of these work? Maybe take out some clunky cards for it. BTW not checking to see if you already have these cards. If they are here, then they should be pretty good. 1. Commandeer? --> You have a bunch of draw power, so put it to good use! 2. AEtherspouts? --> Not too sure about this one. I'll test it a bit more and see. 3. Cryptic Command? --> Almost always a good card, especially in mono blue! 4. Cephalid Constable --> More Disruption. I stand by this card and think it's extremely valuable. 5. Latchkey Faerie --> Depends on if you are planning to go tribal heavy or not. 6. Master of Waves --> I think those 2/1s are gonna poke in for a lot of damage. 7. Nimble Obstructionist --> I think the cycle ability is great, but a 3/1 unblockable is also valuable. 8. Phyrexian Revoker --> Good card in general. Also unblockable. Disrupts tempo. 9. Rootwater Thief --> Helps disrupt certain cards in their combo. 10. Surrakar Spellblade --> Amazing for card draw. Also unblockable. 11. Thing in the Ice  Flip --> Good card in general. I think you should use him as one of your finishers in case your board gets blown up. 12. General Comments: - I think you are too creature heavy. I think you can include soft counter spells. For example, Spell Pierce, Spell Snare, and Negate. I think you need less counter spells for creatures (speaking of, use Counterspell and Mana Drain), because the big damage will be coming from spells like Damnation, Wrath of God, Anger of the Gods, etc. I think counter spells will be useful to save your board state. And if a mass removal does resolve, a Thing in the Ice  Flip would be great. Some examples are... - Cyclonic Rift is also great creature disruption with high versatility. - Forbid might be good if you need to dump some cards that u drew. - Stifle is also nice if a creature entered the battlefield and triggered mass removal, like Avacyn, the Purifier.

Another miscellaneous cards could be.. - Mask of Memory --> great card draw!

What you should cut... - Wild-Field Scarecrow - Temporal Adept - Shapesharer and Shape Stealer - Consider Siren of the Fanged Coast even though it did me wonders in that one match. - Courtly Provocateur

That's all I've got for now. Please remember these are just my suggestions. If you implement all of these, it becomes my deck and not yours. So remember, keep what you can justify, and leave what you can't. Incorporate what you see potential in, leave or test the rest. Good luck!

P.S.: I will be back to look at it some more. This deck really intrigues me!

Kayne117 on is there some thing in your eye

1 day ago

I like it, but I feel like there's a bit of fluff that could be cut for some more lands or draw power. Wall of Omens has a decent ETB, but beyond that, it doesn't really get anything done. I'm sure there are other creatures with the same if not better ETB, but you could always try cutting it for another land; I think 34 is a bit on the low side. I also think that room could be made for a few more counters... having only one means you'll never have it when you need it. I highly recommend Disallow, Dissolve, Counterspell, and Dismiss. You may or may not want more, it depends on what you're looking to counter. If you just want to stop a combo from going off, just 3-5 is probably fine, but if you want to stop yourself from being boardwiped, I might try to include 6-8. I think getting wiped is a pretty big deal for this deck, as the entire engine is reliant on the creatures, and you have a lower amount than normal and no recursion. One other thing I noticed was the Oath of Teferi. I feel like 5 mana for just the ETB is a bit weak, especially considering the fact that you have only a single planeswalker. To get to the point, I think some of the creatures could be swapped for others with better ETB's or creatures that have more relevant text, and I think some room could be made for maybe 2-4 more lands and a few more counters, probably by removing cards like Oath of Teferi and Reality Acid.

Pieguy396 on The Toyhouse: Into Infinity With Affinity!

4 days ago

Hey there! Looks like a sweet deck!

First of all, I'd recommend adding a few more cheap artifact creatures so you can tutor with Arcum easier - Myr Retriever, Silver Myr, Hedron Crawler, Manakin, and Myr Sire are all great for this. Some of them also count as ramp as well.

As for tutors, Tezzeret the Seeker , Whir of Invention, and Kuldotha Forgemaster are all solid ones.

Finally, some generally good cards that I'd recommend adding include Seat of the Synod, Cyclonic Rift, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Voltaic Key, Buried Ruin, Darksteel Citadel, Sensei's Divining Top, Thousand-Year Elixir, Counterspell, Padeem, Consul of Innovation, and Staff of Domination.

Hope this helps!

CalebMaSmith on Atraxa's Trifecta

4 days ago

Path to Exile, Serum Visions, Brainstorm(cantrips are very important), Counterspell, Stubborn Denial, Go for the Throat, Mana Drain(Odds are you won't be able to afford that one unless it's a proxy), Supreme Verdict(personally my favorite boardwipe ever made)Thing in the Ice  Flip(my second favorite boardwipe)Cyclonic Rift(top notch card, but kinda pricey

Regoober on that which has been seelie cannot be unseelie

5 days ago

First and Foremost, You've gotta cut Faerie Aerie. It's a contraption.

As you refine this deck, you'll want to add tutors and EDH staples such as Cyclonic Rift and Counterspell.

It looks like you're all-in on Faerie Tribal, which is fine, but you can cut some of the chaff to make the power in your wheel house more hose-worthy--most notably Coat of Arms. Also, Spellstutter Sprite is pretty good in your meta. You may want to develop a sub-theme (most Oona players choose mill, but without infinite mana combos, you may want to develop Artifacts or some variant on control.)

Card Advantage is huge. Since you're likely to be swinging in the air and connecting for small amounts of damage early, I'd suggest Bident of Thassa and Coastal Piracy

Finally, You're going to feel pretty slow in most metas out there. You need some cheap, reliable ramp. If you can't afford Moxii, like Chrome Mox or Mox Opal, 2-drops are super good and 3-drops aren't too bad, either. In most of my mid-range decks, I'll run Mind Stone and Fellwar Stone at the bare minimum. Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus are also great plays for developing your board or recovering from losing your commander. Another often under appreciated card is Dreamscape Artist which can turn your dead-draws into ramp.

Keep on working at it and I'd suggest breaking the mold from comboing off. Sure it's competative, but it's pretty boring to pilot. My friend and I built one together and it rarely gets played (but it does win when it hits the board). Check it out if you do end up going infinite mana route: Oona Combo Whoa

kylbeon on Locust GODLIKE

6 days ago

I might agree with Ninja_T0-_-0 here about Curiosity and Psychosis Crawler. Curiosity isn't remarkably hard to get your hands on, especially as you are already drawing lots of cards, and Psychosis Crawler is an absolutely amazing, game-winning card.

I might also recommend:

  • Ashnod's Altar - Sacrifice locusts for mana! #Mana4days! (I know it's on the pricier side, but if you ever manage to trade for one...)

  • Counterspell - Just an absolutely amazing card in general... I personally run it (and several other counterss) in every blue deck I have

  • Arcane Denial - Counter spells + draw cards! What's not to love?

  • Commit - Put something into your opponent's deck, then draw 7 cards! That's a scary card gone, and seven locusts put into play.

stormtroper543 on UnBlockable Cipher

1 week ago

Thanks, I will definitively take the Counterspell and the Disfigure for the deck.

As I want to use the enchantments for cipher I don't think ninjas will play a good part on this deck, in fact, I have considered removing my own. This "bounce" for my own creatures don't combine well with the cipher. Same goes for Vapor Snag And as the basis is for unblockable creatures I don't think faeries will make a good deal. (I have to say I love faeries and that's been a difficult choice to keep them out...)

Diabolic Edict maybe for a future sideboard?

Spirits on Niv-Mizzet Combo

1 week ago

Hi Thormundr,

I'm not a Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind player, I saw your deckcycle and was stealing your combo information, I'm a Mizzix of the Izmagnus player Mizzix, The Storm EDH player.

In doing so thought I'd mention a few things, see if anything is helpful, probably not,

Fabricate can pull the Isochron Scepter for your Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal (or the Mana Crypt/Sol Ring that is needed to enable the combo?). I know you have Muddle the Mixture to tutor these, but you could Muddle the Mixture the Dramatic Reversal and Fabricate the Isochron Scepter as an additional tool. Worst case you Fabricate a Mana Crypt for net mana.

Merchant Scroll can also Tutor the Dramatic Reversal.

Personal Tutor can pull a Fabricate to top of deck, or if you have Temporal Mastery it can pull that to the top to Miracle for (Personal Tutor) + Temporal Mastery miracle to get the extra turn. You don't actually miss a draw, because you still draw on the extra turn you wouldn't have had anyway (technically). Also I find even if Temporal Mastery is in my hand, Brainstorm can make it favorable, or just wheel it away (not super effective), but you may even cast it for CMC7 in odd cases. Think Twice can Miracle it on opponents turns too, that would be fun.

No Disallow? It's pretty effective Counterspell, albeit CMC3.

You could run Show and Tell + Omniscience + Enter the Infinite, I think Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind would trigger? (but not sure), but your already tutoring enchantments which is very difficult. I know it sucks (no card advantage), but Gamble is a way to tutor a Curiosity and go for the win early. I think Gamble is a necessary evil here due to the difficulty of tutoring enchantments. You could also run Laboratory Maniac to win, even when you Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity maybe you need it to overcome a Trostani, Selesnya's Voice that's gained 60 life or something, just as an alternative to the draw/damage, once your out of cards in your library, no more way to output damage. Beacon of Tomorrows can also save you here too.

Faithless Looting can help with the cycling of the cards too for . Trinket Mage could tutor a Mana Crypt or Sol Ring for or you could add Great Furnace / Seat of the Synod and tutor a land, since Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind is CMC6, ramping spells never hurt.

Lightning Greaves can Haste enable him so he doesn't have to survive, although you have the Counterspell if you don't have a Pact of Negation or a Force of Will handy can protect him, especially in a 4-player pod where you can't Gitaxian Probe everyone. With so few creatures, I get why it's out.

I use Turnabout + Nivix Guildmage to Infinite mana, they can also be used with Frantic Search + Izzet Boilerworks + Nivix Guildmage to Tutor Curiosity or Ophidian Eye or Mind Over Matter. I really over-utilize Nivix Guildmage so probably not right here, but thought I'd mention as it is a tutor to your combos.

Scalding Tarn and Cascade Bluffs would be good land upgrades, you have other fetches so probably didn't need to say this, but Ash Barrens also good because if you need a color it can landcycle and filter out a land, if you dont need it, it comes in untapped and doesn't slow progression down at all.

Anyways, like I mentioned, not a Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind player, but I know how Tutoring really flattens out the consistency on a combo deck, especially one where you have no direct tutors (Gamble) to get the Enchantments to your hand, so some Janky ones might be of interest.

Cheers +1

PS: some evaluations,

Magmatic Insight feels wrong, I like the draw, but sacrificing a land with a CMC6 commander still feels wrong? Plus if you draw it later in the game, it could be a dead draw until you draw a land.

Thought Scour is a pod-specific card? I don,t see much graveyard recursion here, so I assume your pod is top-deck tutoring that you need a response too? Or maybe just looking for as many Cantips as possible? Maybe Whispers of the Muse if you have the infinite mana going, gives you the infinite draw too.

Flusterstorm feels like a dead draw sometimes, especially against . If it's in your opening draw, it probably great, outside of that it's going to be less effective (but not always).

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