|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Rare|
|Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Rare|
|Modern Masters (MMA)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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- Cryptic Command Modes
- What's the effect of casting a counterspell with pyromancer ascension?
- Spellskite and Cryptic Command?
- What is the correct way to communicate that you are skipping to a phase/end of turn without declaring each phase/step?
- why is it that when you cast a modal spell izzet charm you have to name what mode you're choosing before the spell resolves?
Choose two —
Counter target spell.
Return target permanent to its owner's hand.
Tap all creatures your opponents control.
Draw a card.
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|Want (13)||olivo426 , Stefke78 , Joemc56 , 801Hellfire , AngryDrosophila , Klauchi , marcsiqueira , TorikRedguard , ozy193 , Timedrqgon , Daddy1ong1egs13 , aserseer , Big-Foot|
Cryptic Command Discussion
15 hours ago
I mean, i’d be in favour of dropping both to strengthen your control over the game. At the moment it feels like your interaction options are good, but limited - and once your opponent gets a footing in you’ll be in trouble.
I’d replace the 2 pre-mentioned cards with Dead of Winter and Cryptic Command . DoW will help give you good card advantage against creature decks, and will help to make Goyf more relevant a play after the wipe. Cryptic is also great for controlling your opponents options.
Both these cards should buy you enough extra turns to get more snow permies down for Marit, and do more to help your gameplan also.
1 week ago
Pretty interesting list! Curious as to if you think that the triple blue from Cryptic Command is worth it? Wonder if something like Mystic Confluence might feel a little better. Same with Cancel , wondering if something like Arcane Denial might fit the bill better. Feel free to take a look at my list! Kykar Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass
1 week ago
Thanks for the feedback! i will try to make some changes to make baral's discount more meaningful. in the meantime, i really appreciate your ideas and i have moved Negate over and got rid of Deprive . replaced it with Void Shatter , which can benefit from discount. Did not feel like cutting Archmage's Charm , as it is simply too flexible. I could not afford any copies of Cryptic Command , as they are too expensive. Mana Leak is good early game, but it isnt good in the late game. I am looking for suggestions for any cuts.
1 week ago
Damping Sphere : storm, some tron decks, amulet titan, and finally, RU Phoenix
Scavenging Ooze :this is a hit all card for me its used in all burn aggro and mid-range deck match ups
1 week ago
Hello there Senomar, I really appreciate the response! :)
Yeah i have been on the fence of Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and hes definetly gonna go at some point!
I feel like languish is fine in MY meta, not that often that it will kill any of my own creatures as i run so few and it also kills Meren of Clan Nel Toth and other 4 toughness creatures in my meta :) As for Fiery Confluence theres not alot of artifacts that it would kill so i would go with radiant flames instead of it :P
If i go with the reasoning that Counterspell is bad in 3 colours then i should probably take out Cryptic Command aswell, but my manabase is trying to accomedate the color intensive spells i play, reason for not alot of utility lands. Except for Tectonic Edge which i want to be a wasteland later :)
Recently cut Go for the Throat and i know its kinda controversial with me just saying that theres not alot of artifacts in the format but had to try cutting a spot removal for Thought Erasure . Tho now i think about it i should probably have cut Terminate instead.
Maze of Ith , is definetly a card some people play, but i really dont like it even tho it can save you alot of damage.
As for the more expensive suggestions, i really want them all... Snapcaster Mage , Liliana, the Last Hope , Wasteland but money ;) Force of Will is a card im really not that big a fan of getting 1. because of the price 2. Don't like the card disadvantage it can give as my meta can be quite grindy. (Ofc i know its a amazing card) Force of Negation or Negate are considerations instead :)
2 weeks ago
I am surprised to see no Cryptic Command in your list. It is such a staple and fits almost any senario
2 weeks ago
Thanks! I preordered the missing cards. The base, I think, is strong for a budget deck. Money updates would go into the manabase and I would probably replace Skullsnatcher with two copies of Cryptic Command and Tetsuko with a a single Snapcaster Mage .
I will keep tweaking but the current build is playtesting nicely.
2 weeks ago
I don't think there are enough good snow permanents to play Marit Lage's Slumber . Maybe for a casual FNM deck but I think snow can be better than that.
With Prismatic Vista and Arcum's Astrolabe , the manabase works. You can't get too greedy with color requirements. Cryptic Command is out of the question. But it works. I like the idea of playing 2 or 3 shocklands, 2ish of each basic, 4 Vista, and a bunch of fetchlands. The splash into shocks helps the colors without cutting off the snow permanents too much. The tragic loss is that manlands become somewhere between risky and unplayable.
I think my main question at the moment is: what else should be played that can turn sideways? Having a clock is more important now than ever. UW Control has essentially become superfriends, and planeswalkers are most easily killed by creatures in combat. In addition, it's easy to throw an opponent off balance with Force of Negation and Thoughtseize , but without a clock they can draw out of it. Tarmogoyf is obviously a clock, but only 4 copies isn't enough.
Coatl is a beautiful grindy card, but it's not an offensive threat.
Cryptic Command occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.48%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%