Dash Hopes


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
Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Dash Hopes


When you cast Dash Hopes, any player may pay 5 life. If a player does, counter Dash Hopes.

Counter target spell.

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Dash Hopes Discussion

KingOfWhales on Scarab God

4 days ago

I don't see why Mindcrank and a few other cards are in there if you aren't planning on milling people down, from your description it seems like thats not what you're going for, if you are, Traumatize. But I'd recommend sticking with lifedrain and good old fashion beating people over the head with lots of zombies. Phenax, God of Deception is cool, but don't try to do that and lifedrain zombies.

If you are going for a lifedrain deck look at Bontu's Monument, Whip of Erebos is good.

Look at Dralnu, Lich Lord because its amazing, same goes for Semblance Anvil, Possessed Skaab, Call to the Kindred, Ever After and Lim-Dul's Vault is broken. Obelisk of Urd is a tribal deck's best friend.

There are better wipes for this deck than Coastal Breach and you are a bit low on removal. Malicious Affliction and Dash Hopes are very good and fun. Get rid of Imprisoned in the Moon. Another thing you can do for removal is use Fleshbag Marauder, have it sac itself, then cast it from the graveyard. Stronghold Assassin too. Cauldron of Souls Can help you dodge board wipes and is a cool card to have. Perplex is fun too. And Mimic Vat

Arcane Adaptation is neat but there are much better cards that you can use. Black Market isn't as good as it seems because your mana empties before you can use it for anything good most of the time. Empty the Pits is very expensive, but if you can make it work, do it.

Your nonbasic lands are also really slow and you may need more lands in general, 36ish is about where you want to be. Look at Choked Estuary and Command Tower or cards that lower costs like Jet Medallion.

I know I've suggested to add a lot more cards than I suggested to take out, and I've never really even tried to give deck advice before, but I hope I at least gave you some ideas.

ohmless on Annoyance^2

1 week ago

pretty cool deck idea. I haven't played discard decks in commander so take my recommendations with a grain of salt. Can get a counterspell out of Dash Hopes, and Deathgrip. maybe find room for Ruinous Path for planeswalkers? gl with your deck. +1'ed

Xica on B/W Hatebear Control

1 week ago

Dash Hopes is only great if the deck is extremely aggressively attacks the opponent's life total (like burn/RDW), unlike the other black counterspell Imp's Mischief.

(which for all intents and purposes can be a counter, or even be superior to it - for example a redirected Thoughtseize is often debilitating)

xyr0s on B/W Hatebear Control

1 week ago

Cool deck. Only card that is a lot worse than it looks is... Dash Hopes. Somehow it's a card that inspires ideas of countering key pieces of combos, and bleeding an opposing aggro deck dry. And somehow, it never works like that - the combo player shrugs, pays 5 life, and shoots of his combo. The midrange/control player says: "mmm.... okay", and accepts a 1-for-1, which probably was what he went for in the first place. You never get the deal on Dash Hopes that's best for you. And against Maralen of the Mornsong, any way of paying 5 life to get rid of him, is quite ok (as he is bleeding you for 3 pr turn anyway). I don't know what to replace it with... you can't draw cards of Shadow of Doubt (I considered that one)... Collective Brutality, perhaps? A bit of lifegain isn't bad with maralen in play, discard is always good, and so on.


Why only 3 Aven Mindcensor? Maralen is a pretty risky card without limiting your opponents search options, I guess...

Shattered Dreams in the sideboard... why wouldn't Duress or a 4th Thoughtseize be better? They can target more different types of cards, so you'll have the possibility of using them in more match-ups.

speaking of sideboard: Are there any situations, where you'd board Leonin Arbiter in, rather than have another Aven Mindcensor (ok, any scenario involving Meddling Mage, but how often does that happen?)?

And what does Ajani Vengeant do, that is so important you splash an entire color for him?

bLaZiNgShArK on Mono Black Control

2 weeks ago

Ballzanya Madcookie I definately like your suggestions, so now I'll have a lot to think about. And although cards like Dash Hopes, Temporal Extortion, Torment of Hailfire inspired me to build this deck they really may not be the best options for it. Thank you for your support :).

Lame_Duck on Gorgonic Destruction

2 weeks ago

I applaud your attempt to make a Gorgon deck but, as it stands, your early game seems incredibly clunky; you've got Sword of the Animist and Elemental Resonance for ramp but precious few cheap permanents to attach them to and, with no early pressure, Dash Hopes is pretty much always going to be a 5-damage burn spell, which really doesn't advance your game-plan.

For more reliable ramp, I would suggest Rampant Growth and Sakura-Tribe Elder or a combination of Arbor Elf, Voyaging Satyr, Fertile Ground and Utopia Sprawl, which allows you to generate multiple mana by untapping an enchanted land but is more vulnerable to removal and land destruction.

frogkill45 on Budget Devo Blackerinoes

1 month ago

what about Dash Hopes seems useful to have that since its very unique card in black.

MTGplayer00 on It's Toolbox Time!

1 month ago

Yeah. Don't get me wrong, I love Dash Hopes because I love control and black. I don't think it gets enough credit, especially in more causal formats like pauper, but in EDH 5 life just isn't enough to justify running it.

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