Counterspell

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

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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

Instant

Counter target spell.

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SS1

A25

EMA

Counterspell Discussion

hydrothermia on Pattern Recognition #134 - Mercadian ...

2 days ago

I may be one of the few that actually remember playing Mercadian Masque in the Type 2 (Standard for you whippersnappers.) format. My favorite card of the set, outside of Counterspell was Tidal Kraken . It was only a 6/6 unblockable for eight mana, which is way overpriced by today's current Standards. A little surprised you didn't mention Conspiracy the card. It was the first of it's kind with the most recent "reprint" being Arcane Adaptation . Or my favorite/annoying combo consisting of Cho-Manno, Revolutionary and Pariah .

There were five artifacts, one land and a handful of white rebels that created lore of a creature that would eventually end up being printed for Commander 2017, Ramos, Dragon Engine . The first iterations of the artifact dragon came from Henge of Ramos , Eye of Ramos , Heart of Ramos , Horn of Ramos , Skull of Ramos and Tooth of Ramos .

Caerwyn on Thinking of Starting a Patreon ...

2 days ago

Thought that just popped into my head: One of SynergyBuild's and my complaints was the lack of diversity resultant from a single deck.

If you are looking to make another ~$10 deck with a very different play-style, consider Talrand, Sky Summoner . Talrand makes a really good budget/starter commander-- Opt , Mana Leak , and Negate are all dirt cheap and will be useful cards for future builds. Counterspell only costs about $1.00, and is fully worth 1/10th the deck's cost. Beyond that, there are plenty of three-mana Blue counters/draw cards that are cheap and playable at the budget level and a number of high-mana-cost Blue creatures that make solid finishers.

ulticam on Varina Zombos

3 days ago

Here are some suggestions:

You would probably benefit the most from a better ramp-package. Since you don't want to bother buying expensive lands, I'd recommend signets (which are really good for fixing colors) and talismans: Orzhov Signet , Azorius Signet , Dimir Signet , Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Hierarchy , & Smothering Tithe has powerful potential as well.

Ponder and Preordain are extremely powerful in helping you fix colors in the early game. They allow you to dig for the right lands. They're also good at any point in a game. Gitaxian Probe is easy to cast (at basically no cost) since you gain life.

Speaking of life-gain, you have some good ways to gain but no payoffs for it. Alhammarret's Archive seems to combo well with your general. Other ones that come to mind are Graveborn Muse , Greed , and Necropotence

I'd cut Crush Dissent and No Escape for cheaper counterspells. Lower CMC instants give you more opportunities to use them. Swan Song is BROKEN. Counterspell is good. Dispel is amazing but only if you feel your meta is threatening you with counter magic of their own. Muddle the Mixture and Narset's Reversal are unreal. Sometimes you'll misplay them though - they require some experience.

I'd cut Spark Harvest for Swords to Plowshares . Exiling is better than killing (avoids indestructibility), and you can even use swords on yourself if you need life in a pinch.

Diabolic Tutor and Long-Term Plans are cheap to buy. Tutors are necessary in control if you want to effectively answer your opponent's threats.

Dig Through Time might be nice for you, but I can't say for sure. And since you told me you were concerned of decking yourself: Elixir of Immortality

Here are some more expensive cards if you ever wanted to upgrade: Rhystic Study , Phyrexian Arena , Watery Grave , Godless Shrine , & Hallowed Fountain

Kjartan on UW Flyers

3 days ago

Counterspell is not modern legal, I'm afraid. You can play Mana Leak ?

oucho2pierce on Chulane CIA (cEDH Chulane Primer)

1 week ago

Hey! Just wondering why you are running Counterspell before Narset's Reversal . I have this deck built almost the exact list because your deck is sweet but that is one of the few differences.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 week ago

Hi UR2L8,

Updated: I've added Thoughtseize to assist with the issue of drawing Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker or Restoration Angel to had. This is in addition to the Faithless Looting . It provides a discard outlet for , but also is handy if another player has tutored a couple times and need to disrupt their combo (since we don't have Counterspell , Dash Hopes doesn't cut it, and Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast are a little too specific for me).

Always something useful to Thoughtseize , downside is that it puts you at a card disadvantage and only 1 other opponent, so 1v1 it's a good trade, in a 4-pod can be detrimental, but also provides the modular benefit of discarding your own cards in a pinch.

Hikarumei on Faeries Tribal

1 week ago

err also counters like Swan Song or Counterspell

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Counterspell occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

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%