Countersquall

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (DDH) Uncommon
Conflux (CON) Uncommon

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Countersquall

Instant

Counter target noncreature spell. Its controller loses 2 life.

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Countersquall Discussion

TheAlexGnan on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

6 days ago

Yea it's got a kind of visceral feeling to it. Just kill everything dead, no surprises or cheeky tech. Get value with snap and attack with Angler. Kill, 2for1, attack.

It's worth mentioning that the sideboard is counters-loaded with 3 Countersquall, 2 Spell Pierce, a Dispel and 2 Collective Brutality which almost makes it a transformational sideboard against combo.

Pieguy396 on Sultai Spellweaver

6 days ago

Hey there! Cool deck you have here! I've been casually trying to find a way to cast Cruel Ultimatum in Modern for a little bit now, but have never found a good way. I never even considered Spellweaver Helix! I would highly recommend adding 4 copies of Serum Visions, both as a way to filter your draws and a strong sorcery to get off of Spellweaver Helix. I also suggest adding in more Mana Leaks and potentially more Inquisition of Kozileks and/or Thoughtseizes as more disruption, perhaps over Countersquall, Spell Snare, and maybe something like Mystical Teachings, a Remand, an Augur of Bolas, etc. Sweet deck idea, though!

Gabeph on Nicol, my lord!!!!!!

1 week ago

3 Countersquall great for your deck

ArchFline on Animation Foundry: Infinite Turns?

1 week ago

I dropped Muddle the Mixture as we where not having a problem reaching combo pieces, as this deck as a fair bit of draw power, and redundancy. Ultimately Muddle was replaced for Countersquall which lets us better protect our pieces and deal with enemy threats.

milohenry13 on Inalla Control/Combo (Budget)

1 week ago

I hear you. I like your mana base a lot actually. I like your rocks. I am a huge fan of 2-drop rocks, and you have all of the best ones. No need to add more. I'm a big fan of the scrying temples lands, especially when you can use them multiple times with cards like Dimir Aqueducts. There is another three color land Crosis's Catacombs which i like a lot, and also combos with any land that has etb effects.

I would say dump the curses for something more powerful, like some Planeswalkers. dump most of the spot removal for just better spot removal. find the best red removal and black removal. something like Hero's Downfall

Dump: Aether Adept, Stonnybroke, Viscera.

Dump disspel, and negate. There's just better counterspells out there, like Counterspell and Countersquall . I LOVE Dismiss

Also... Less is maybe my favorite card in this deck. That think is powerful! So it's really important to have very powerful sorceries and instants.

I do like Hedron Archive, but it might be overkill for you. It's not like you're playing a ton of big spells. or you're at 37 lands... you could probably go 36.

Hope that kind of helped.

Kjartan on Can't we all just be friends here?

2 weeks ago

If you want to play things like walkers and big spells in the Esper Colors, you should probably go for a control shell.

The cards you should be looking into obtaining if that's the case (That aren't overly expensive moneywise), are:

Serum Visions and Opt are the best consistancy spells. They Allow yoy to filter your draws as the game progresses.

Path to Exile is the best Removal spell in your colors, followed closely by Fatal Push. If you don't find them too expensive, play them (5-8 in a combination of the twon is my recomendation.) Besides those, Go for the Throat is good, but don't play more than 2. Blessed Alliance is a very flexible removal option. Condemn is also playable. It's really good against Death's Shadow, but otherwise mostly just a replacement for Path to Exile if you can't get enough of those.

As for counterspells. You've got a lot of decent options. 1-3 Mana Leak, 1-2 Negate (or Countersquall if you feel your manabase is consistant enough). 0-2 Remand and 0-1 Spell Snare. Other than those there is Deprive, which I don't particularly like, and Logic Knot which really takes Fetch-lands (like Flooded Strand and Polluted Delta) to be worthwhile.

Lingering Souls is a super consistant both as a block outlet, and a damage rack. I would run between 2-4 in almost every slow modenr deck that has black and white. But it's potential increases and decreases with how likely you are to get it into your graveyard by your own card effects. ( It gets better in decks with Collective Brutality and Liliana of the Veil). If you do decite to play Lingering Souls, Sorin, Solemn Visitor can be a great planeswalker.

Esper Charm is flexible card advantage. It's great.

As for Mass Removal. I would run a couple Supreme Verdict, but Wrath of God is also an option.


As for what to cut from your current list, I feel like your very worst cards currently consist of:

Gideon, Champion of Justice, Sorin, Grim Nemesis, Tezzeret, Master of Metal, Diabolic Tutor, Quietus Spike, Icefall Regent, Angel of Condemnation, Aegis Angel, Followed Footsteps, Authority of the Consuls, and Dictate of Heliod.

KaiserChronic on The last BGx deck

3 weeks ago

Really like 1-2 Countersquall in this list. Cool take on BUG

UpperDeckerTaco on Enough Lands...Or Need More?

3 weeks ago

KumaBozu since you're the only one who commented on this, I would like your opinion on something. Here is a list of cards I find undwhelming in my list and a list of replacements I was thinking about:

Countersquall ---> Arcane Denial

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh ---> Thirst for Knowledge

Leyline of Anticipation ---> Faithless Looting

Duplicant ---> Reality Shift

Liliana of the Veil ---> Tribute to Hunger

Word of Seizing ---> Dark Petition

Silumgar's Command ---> Search for Azcanta  Flip

Reasons:

Arcane Denial answers more than Countersquall does and is easier to cast.

Thirst for Knowledge offers more card draw and filtering along with synergy with my general whereas Nicol Bolas is powerful but doesn't really fit the mold of the deck.

Tribute to Hunger is instant speed and is a spell which interacts more with my deck and offers a bit of lifegain, although, Liliana can win independent games and is very controlling and reusable if not dealt with.

Faithless Looting is card filtering and lower on the curve where Leyline only turns about 1/3 of my deck into instant speed. I understand Leyline being powerful and letting me cast wraths on my opponents turn or something else that is big game, but it seems like late game, it isn't necessary.

Reality Shift is a cheaper to cast, spell version of Duplicant.

Silumgar's Command seems underwhelming in general and expensive whereas Search for Azcanta  Flip has a lot of early and late game value.

Word of Seizing is a tough one to rid myself of because of how swinging it can be. But Dark Petition would just be better to find the direct spells I need.

So what are your thoughts on this matter?

Is Liliana too good to pass on? Is Tribute worth it? Are the cards given to the opponent from arcane denial back breaking? Is Shift giving them a 2/2 manifest horrendous? Is Leyline too good not to use? Is Dark Petition too many tutors with Vampiric and Demonic already in the deck? Is Seizing overrated?

Any help would be great. Thank you.

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