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
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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Counterspell Discussion

SynergyBuild on You, You and You Shall Not Cast

17 hours ago

+1 for DRAKES!

Arcane Denial? I have found it is better than Counterspell, because you don't lose a card, and even though an opponent gets two cards, putting them one over you on the exchange, if you use counterspell, two opponents (whichever two you don't stop's spell) are one up on you in the exchange.

SynergyBuild on It's Not A Matter Of Deserving...

20 hours ago

I am not a big fan of Desertion, though I understand how powerful it is, Commandeer or Counterspell would be my replacement

SynergyBuild on I-Spyeria

1 day ago

Oh that is nice, one minor downside is the spell you countered might make you have bad blood with the guy with new cards, generally I have found players react like, "Oh, since you countered my spell, at least you gave me some cards, I don't mind that much," still, a few times players have been like,

"How DARE you counter my turn 2 Gilded Lotus, I was going to win next turn! Not I have to play at a normal rate and not off of my turn one Sol Ring Dimir Signet! I will spend the rest of the game using the cards you gave me to end you!"

Normally since everyone knows they are being a jerk, the next guy casts a By Force for three mana, blowing up the Sol Ring and Dimir Signet, and the next guy swings his creatures at him, so it won't matter too much, but if you play in a group where "bad blood" or holding grudges is a regular thing, Arcane Denial might not be as good as Counterspell, still, I like Arcane Denial more since it is easier to cast and there really isn't holding grudges in my playgroup.

SynergyBuild on I-Spyeria

1 day ago

Wow, great power on this budget +1!

Isn't Arcane Denial cheaper and better than Counterspell? It replaces itself (and yes, it does give card advantage to an opponent), but that mean that only one opponent gets a better deal out of it, whereas with Counterspell, both you and one opponent are down a card and two opponents are better than you on that trade. With Arcane Denial only one is, so I think that because it is cheap in real life, and easier to splash in game, you might want to try it out!

SynergyBuild on Nicol Bolas Themed EDH

2 days ago

Love Grixis! +1 from me,

would you consider Arcane Denial, Counterspell, or Swan Song?

SynergyBuild on Ramp, Ramp, Draw. Draw, Swing, Win.

2 days ago

Well, the name of this deck doesn't hide what you are trying to do! I would recommend Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone or the like over Rampant Growth, though Nature's Lore is just as good.

Genesis Wave is super cheap and can do work in builds like this any day, commonly you hit so many lands you can still cast a ton of stuff it you dropped itw tith like 15 mana up, Rapid Hybridization and Nature's Claim are very powerful cheap removal in your color, if you want that.

You can also run Arcane Denial as a better version of Counterspell (the reason it is considered better than counterspell is because it replaces itself. With Counterspell, you are down a card and so if the opponent who's spell you countered, leaving two players above you in terms of cards, with Arcane Denial, only one opponent is above you in cards, the person who you countered.)

devastated-heart on The Urrrrrr-Dragon

2 days ago

SemperKels0, no problem! I absolutely love Commander as a format, and Some of my friends have called me Sarkhan because I REALLY love Dragons.

I advocate for Thunderbreak Regent because he’ll almost always draw out a removal spell if they have one, or if you abuse cards like Rite of Replication, then the damage becomes much more significant.

A couple more suggestions that hit me just now are Urza's Incubator and Cavern of Souls, for more cost-reduction, mana fixing, and dodging Counterspell or anything like it.

Sarkhan's Unsealing is great because almost all of your stuff is going to have power 4 or greater, so it’s free removal.

You may like Domri Rade or Sarkhan, Fireblood because they’re 3-CMC and their utility package is on par with Sarkhan Unbroken.

Also consider Dragonlord Kolaghan or Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund to give all your fatties Haste. The latter also comes with the benefit of just ending games against other Dragon decks.

Really glad you enjoyed my suggestions and I hope I can continue to be helpful!! T/O won’t let me suggest cards from M19 because it says they’re not legal to use yet, but they are and they’re definitely good.

Korath37 on Card creation challenge

3 days ago

Jace, Losing Thought

Legendary Planeswalker - Jace

-1: Discard a card, mill 1 card from a library at random

: You get a emblem with "Discard a card at the beginning of your End Step, then Draw a card" transform Jace, Losing Thought

Starting Loyalty: 2


Jace, Bolas's Mage ()

Legendary Creature - Human Bolas Wizard

Hexproof

: Counterspell

: Destroy target Creature

: Scry 1

2/5


Make a Bolas version of Chandra

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