Countervailing Winds

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Common

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Countervailing Winds

Instant

Counter target spell unless it's controller pays 1 for each card in your graveyard.

Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card: Draw a card).

Countervailing Winds Discussion

theshadow2250 on gods

3 months ago

Sorceries: If you need some good board wipes for a reasonable cost (money wise, sadly not mana wise), I would look at something like Heaven//Earth (It couldnt find this card for some reason), You can take out flyers one turn and then save mana and let everyone forget that you have a nice boardwipe to cast right from your graveyard! In that vain of mana sinks Cut//Ribbons (It couldnt find this card for some reason) can also just end games if you can get enough mana for the second half of the spell, and as long as your graveyard isnt exiled you can get everyone at anytime. If you plan on having a good chunk of creatures tapped Harvest Season can be excellent ramp, as long as you are running a decent amount of basics. Never/Return is a good spot removal spell in your set as well, as you can take out any creature or planeswalker if needed. Beneath the Sands is a good ramp spell, that has cycling in case you don't need it. Hour of Revelation is also a great board wipe if needed.

Instants: If you want some counter spells, Cancel and Countervailing Winds are some of the better options available to you. Sadly there isn't a lot in the set to specifically target down artifacts and enchantments, but I do like Forsake the Worldly , Dissenter's Deliverance and Commit//Memory (It couldnt find this card for some reason). Hour of Glory seems like a good option for some creature removal as well, but there seems to be a lot of that from this block in particular

Artifacts/Enchantments: Seems good in these category might want to consider a mana rock like Pyramid of the Pantheon , it starts out slow, but can become a great mana source afterwards, as well as something like Sunset Pyramid for a bit of card advantage then some selection. Same goes for Riddleform , but instead of advantage it gives you a creature for a turn. and Cast Out can help take a permanent out for a bit if needed.

Planeswalkers: This one is a weird category for me to make remarks on. I know that not everyone likes Planeswalkers, but I love them. That being said though, this set has a few interesting ones, that might not be able to help you particularly much on one hand, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is an insane game closer, but is a bit expensive(both mana and money wise). Samut, the Tested can provide huge versatility, isn't too bad price wise, and is probably one of the better options for you. Gideon of the Trials is a pretty good flavor win, and has some good versatility but you have to pick between him being an attacker or protecting you from something big on board. and the only other one I'd even consider would probably be Nissa, Steward of Elements , not because shes that great, but because she can give you some card selection and even some good value with her [0] ability if used with her [+2]. I would only pick one or two of these though depending on the slots you have left from other stuff, as they give you some good value, but don't always progress your game plan with the deck by themselves.

Creatures: For the most part your creatures are fine. I'll just be putting in some suggestions for other options/utility. That being said Angel of Condemnation can be slow but ultimately help create mana ramp by flickering golos, then taking out some important creatures your opponents might lay down. Dreamstealer can offer some pretty good disruption against your opponents and make them have to keep a couple of creatures back as blockers. Majestic Myriarch might be a good finisher, but you might be good on those. Temmet, Vizier of Naktamun is also great for token decks.

Last but not least: Lands: These seem to be good, but watch out as too many utility lands can hurt your deck, and just make sure you add enough basics in for searches to actually grab the color you need. There are the cycling lands for this set, but they can be pricey :(

poutrel on [WU Cycling] Circle of Life

7 months ago

Thanks a lot mfogle! Indeed Countervailing Winds seems really good, not sure how I missed it.

And indeed, I should add some basic landcycling, to speed it up a bit.

Let me know if you try it ^^

mfogle on [WU Cycling] Circle of Life

7 months ago

This is a really neat deck idea. I'm loving it. The deck seems pretty unique and I don't have much insight on it though. lol That being said, I could see Countervailing Winds being another good counter option in theme. Also, not sure if it's too slow or not, but i was surprised to not see any cycle lands or cards with basic land cycling. They could cycle earlier in game to dig for....... nevermind. Abandoned Sarcophagus specifies nonlands XD total non-bo.

Stardragon on Looking for Win cons and ...

7 months ago

All the cards pskinn01 says are great here are some more

Mission Briefing - basically give you a Scry 2 (in a different form) and flashback for any instant or sorcery

Turn to Frog - Great way to get rid of those annoying 10 power or 12 toughness creatures or those that are indestructible. Plus just being able to things into frogs are fun

Deep Freeze - Similar to Turn to Frog but it becomes a 0/4 wall instread of a 0/1 frog however it until the aura leaves the creature instead of until the end of the turn

The Mirari Conjecture Ik its not an instant or sorcery but it really good two flashback and a copyinstant or sorcery spell as actually won me games

Summary Dismissal - Board wipe for Blue

Mystic Confluence - Great Utility

Sinister Sabotage - Counterspell with Scry 1 (in a different form) sure why not?

Cryptic Command - Again Nice Utility

Frantic Search - A free draw power card

Disallow - An extremely powerful counter spell

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner - Not a instant, sorcery or wizard but free counter once each turn per creature yes please.

Aether Gale - a different version of Cyclonic Rift many forgot about this card

Rewind - A free counter spell

Counterspell -Every blue deck has it

Mana Drain -If you have it or can afford/willing to buy cough up the money for it.

Pull from Tomorrow -My favorite draw spell

As Foretold - A slower Omniscience actually wont draw you as much aggro as fast

Omniscience - Play whatever you want for free with no drawbacks other than the big target your painting on your back

Starstorm , Star of Extinction , Anger of the Gods or Hour of Devastation - All great Red board wipes

Burn from Within - Deals with pesky indestructible

Keranos, God of Storms - Again not a Instant, Sorcery or wizard but a potentially free Lightning Bolt each turn why not?

Thousand-Year Storm - same as the last effect of The Mirari Conjecture only it stays around

Blastfire Bolt - 5 damage and equipment destruction

Chemister's Trick - Could save your life if backed into a corner or could back your opponent in one.

Countervailing Winds - If you have a lot of cheap cards that makes this card super nice but i would save this card for the opponents big play as the opponent either loses the card or has to waste the rest of their to save it leaving you able to counter attack next if you survive.

Fissure and Crush -Red kills spells

Firemind's Foresight - Search spell for instants or sorcery spells

Hornswoggle and Spell Swindle - Counterspells that give you one time mana dorks yes

Apex of Power a Free cast cards from exile card

Banefire damage that can't be prevented sure

Bonfire of the Damned , Burn at the Stake and Devil's Play -Personal favorites of mine

By Force - a great artifact kill spell

Crack the Earth - well you get hit as well is a quick way to get rid of a pesky card

Rekindled Flame - A burn spell that can potentially come back over ad over again

Reforge the Soul - Need a new hand?

And many more but i don't want this to get to bloated (maybe to late for that.) so i'll end it here. hope these help

JMSaint5296 on Sidisi Commander

9 months ago

Rest in Peace kills the deck, having some counters and enchantment removal helps wonders. Also if your looking for a good cheap counter spell for deck might I suggest Countervailing Winds

Trainyaj on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

9 months ago

Drakshadow327 Last Word + Mana Leak and Desertion + Overwhelming Denial are all good and I shall look to add them. However with baral Wizard's Retort is bad, I simply don't have room for Countervailing Winds and Bone to Ash + Countermand + Devious Cover-Up are all just bad.

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Countervailing Winds occurrence in decks from the last year

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