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Counter target noncreature spell. Its controller loses 2 life.
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12 hours ago
With the release of Masters 25 being not very far away from the present, I wish to begin speculation about what cards may be reprinted in it and encourage others to do so, as well.
Some of my choices for reprints are Akroma's Memorial, Bitterblossom, Chromatic Lantern, Doubling Season, Privileged Position, and Rhystic Study, all of which are far more expensive than they should be, in my mind. Mirari's Wake has been reprinted a sufficient number of times in the recent past, so it does not need another reprint in this set.
I would very much like to see some actually good dual lands in this set, preferably the shocklands or filter lands, but reprints of the enemy-colored checklands, preferably with new art, would be very nice, as well.
A reprint of Atraxa, paetors' voice would be great, considering how much more expensive she is than the other four generals from Commander 2016. Reprints of both Countersquall and Voidslime would be nice, to lower their prices, and Absorb, to have it in the new card frame.
I shall add further cards to my list as I think of them.
What does everyone else say about this? What card would you like to be reprinted in Masters 25?
3 weeks ago
I'd run Countersquall over Undermine. Spell Pierce and Flusterstorm are definitely cards worth testing if you haven't yet. Is Hoodwink and Boomerang's versatility worth it over Snap? I feel like bouncing a creature and untapping to play your own creature EoT is a large swing. I've also found Runechanter's Pike to be amazing when I played it in my Wydwen, the Biting Gale duel commander deck.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
efficiency. grixis control even used to mainboard one copy from time to time. when it does its thing it really can win you games, but especially in fast matchups like affinity or burn, its just super clunky. i mean if you dont draw it early against some decks its just dead.
another factor is that shadow is great as long as your opponent doesnt know about it. but when he does, its often quite easy to play around it.
like, its great against tron if you get to clip a tutor early, but if it shows up to late it just puts you more behind..
i would love to run it and maybe its better positioned now, but it was one of the flex slots that got replaced by reliable answers like Countersquall
1 month ago
Unfortunately, control is not an easy list to make competitive on a budget. The main way that we can keep the budget down is changing our style of control. For example, instead of reacting with Snapcaster Mages and Cryptic Commands, we can be more proactive in our approach and use hand attack! As Hannibal said above, Inquisition of Kozilek will be a HUGE upgrade, and with seeing so many reprints lately is a cheap pickup now! Alongside of inquitions you'll want to run 2 Thoughtseize. However, that's still above $15 so you could swap that out and use Duress as a budget option. They hit mostly the same cards anyway, 75% of the time I cast Thoughtseize, Duress would probably do that same thing.
The next thing that we can do is run awesome removal. In esper colors, we have access to a lot of good spot removal. Path to Exile and Fatal Push are the best out there, but both are a bit pricey at this moment. In their place, we have access to Go for the Throat, Condemn and Ultimate Price. Those should help to shore up some creatures that might be an issue in your games.
Lets talk blue now. Cantrip City! Opt is a must add in my opinion. Instant speed draw a scry/draw? Yes please. Turn 2 leave up mana for a kill spell, opp doesn't play a creature? Plan B is draw a card, which was actually plan A you just didn't know it! I'd definitely run 4 of Opt, it's too good not to. Also, Serum Visions works in a similar manner, just worse for control but better for aggro. If you want a control route, go 4/2 split. Then we can talk about counterspells.... There's a few cheap ones that come to mind. First, Remand. It's a tempo play that lets you draw a card. Not the best for hard control but when just trying to buy a turn, it works real well. Next is Mana Leak. These two cards don't belong in the same deck, so I'd only pick one. Leak is a better answer, since it is permanent, but remand lets your draw a card at the expense of being temporary. Take your pick. Next, a little more expense in the $ section, but Spell Snare is amazing. Dark Confidant, Tarmogoyf, Scavenging Ooze, Eidolon of the Great Revel and so many more important cards are in that 2 drop slot that you almost always hit something relevant with this card. It doesn't look like much, but man does it do work. Another option is Countersquall. Counter a noncreature spell and deal damage? Sure thing, that's fair.
Lastly, 4 Dragonlord Ojutai might be a bit excessive. Legend Rule sucks... Speaking of her though, Ojutai's Command is something I've always wanted to play in modern but never had the chance to. Maybe that would be a good alternate to a few copies of her.
Best Wishes! Sorry I gave you so much to think about, If you have any questions let me know, I've played decks all my life!
1 month ago
Please everyone, no fightning among the comments, please? I thought it was a good idea to tryout this idea. It has been doing good to me so far in testing, and I agree that Dreadbore is not as good as.I thought since I run a good package to deal with them head on. Perhaps another singleton of something to catch my opponet off guard, like Countersquall or Shadow of Doubt. Either way, this deck is still to play, so I will not give up on it.
Oh! And thank you for your input, Bovine073.
1 month ago
The reason youre esper is Lingering Souls so wanna have always atleast 4x copies of that.
I would also ditch Elixir of Immortality its bit expensive and gives only 5 life for 3 mana? no thanks, for burn or aggro matchups we have Leyline of Sanctity Blessed Alliance Countersquall or Eidolon of Rhetoric
1 month ago
Seen ppl run a piece or two of Ipnu Rivulet for some well timed extra mill.
Also, some number of counterspells would not hurt, I suppose, at least in sideboard. Countersquall and Logic Knot are great examples. And Muddle the Mixture lets you tutor for a 2 mana mill spell if no sorcery/instant hate is needed.