Dash Hopes

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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Planar Chaos (PLC) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Dash Hopes Discussion

jdnixon on Mono B Control

1 week ago

Dash Hopes is my fav black control card, though you'd have to use your own discretion on if its a good fit.

Blobby_Bobby on Kambal - First Approach to Commander

4 weeks ago

That is a very good question, what to cut. I don't want to micromanage anything but here are cards I feel are "weak" with what you have going (also, keep Dash Hopes if your play group hates it, it must be good ;))

Out (?): Conclave Tribunal

Dictate of Erebos (I know, it's an amazing card, but without creature support it isn't actually doing anything for you. This is a soft cut, it's always going to put a little work in just like Butcher of Malakir)

Maybe replace Prison Realm with One Thousand Lashes and/or Faith's Fetters

I LOVE Subversion but is it really putting in enough UMPH for 5 CMC? I really like Righteous Cause but that's just me. Hissing Miasma is pretty cool too, no life gain but it's cheaper and deters attacks.

Consecrate / Consume (hope formatting works here) is a 4 cmc kind of squanky force sacrifice of the most dangerous (most powerful) creature of an opponent. I don't like it. You have a huge removal suite and this seems like a good cut. You have Orzhov, you are the removal king and you can Murder or Return to Dust

Consecrate / Consume is too situational to be useful in your go-to 100

Revival / Revenge is sexy, keep it. But look at what cards actually make it mean something. Serra Avatar Evra, Halcyon Witness Sunbond etc. Play around with it, but in my experience, it is rare for doubling your life total to more impactful than gaining 3 instances of life gain. (but look at Wall of Reverence

Cut Dismember for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Make a Stand for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Nightmare's Thirst It is too situational for you. We can find better removal. Find room for more "UMPH" (kill conditions) Cut Rootborn Defenses we're going to add some creatures who love life gain after this section

OK, stick with me on this one: Liliana, Dreadhorde General draws cards for dead creatures, right? But... you don't have creatures (really) in your deck... Not saying cut her, but she would and will be happier in a sacrifice black deck (Maybe a Sheoldred, Whispering One deck, I think you could do it). If you need to make cuts I'm saying she isn't doing much for you here but letting you draw sometimes.

We're not abusing Athreos, God of Passage but he's too awesome to cut. If he isn't pulling his weight in this deck you can ship me the card, I'll give you my address. ;)

Mentioned Butcher of Malakir before: awesome card as deterrence but it shines when you have a lot of token to sacrifice for value. not an immediate cut, but if you include Sheoldred, Whispering One and Dictate of Erebos you might want want to add some sacrifice/recursion to capitalize. Making your sacrifices give you advantage and hurt your enemies is the coolest thing black can do.

Cut Piper of the Swarm replace with Vampire Cutthroat or Vampire Nighthawk or Call to the Feast or really anything. Piper isn't helping your mechanics. Replace with Sunscorch Regent because that guy beefs up fast and hard.

In (?)

Dusk is a great wipe and the dual nature of the card gives utility.

This is your call. I'd recommend Sunscorch Regent as a win-con.

Serra Avatar is great with life gain, especially if you add Rogue's Passage

Just look for ways to make that life gain work for you: Bloodbond Vampire Bloodthirsty Aerialist Ajani's Pridemate

Rebuff the Wicked is a fantastic counterspell, works with you control aspect. If it were me I'd add more card draw and Approach of the Second Sun and aim for that. Easier win con than Revel in Riches in my experience (have mardu deck based on treasure, removal and alternate win cons and Approach of the Second Sun is much easier and more reliable than Revel in Riches.

I don't know what else to say. You make your own Kambal deck. Just know you need some "UMPH" to take down your opponents beyond some life gain and drain. I love the build, but you need to 'seal the deal' as it were.

cyrusthelin on (lulz) Laozi's UnLandingz

1 month ago

This is sweet! I think that Cobra Trap doesn't actually synergize here, unless I'm misunderstanding something. Also I would say that Dash Hopes could be some other form of removal like Assassin's Trophy or Abrupt Decay or more Fatal Pushs. I also think Jol could go to a 3-of.

Looks so cool!

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

I very much agree about that Rhystic Study

Mana Leak effects are taxes, like white does. I think Chancellor of the Annex makes a lot of sense. In my opinion, white should be the color of mana-dependent counters and blue of hard counters. Mental Misstep, Negate, Essence Scatter, and of course, Counterspell seem right, which Mana Tithe seems more flavorful to white than any of the blue versions of the effect.

Black gets stuff that makes opponents choose between non-mana bad options, like Dash Hopes type counters, or Diabolic Edict effects.

Red is random, like with Gamble and Burning Inquiry (a personal favorite due to its disruptive effect on control and combo decks)

Abominable Recluse

Snow Creature - Yeti

When Abominable Recluse enters the battlefield, sacrifice all other creatures you control.


You can't cast creature spells and no creatures can enter the battlefield under your control.


I think this could be a solid Spike-Timmy card, like Rotting Regisaur.

I'd like another taxing white effect

Epicurus on All Your Life Are Belong To Us

2 months ago

In general I think Thoughtseize is a good card, but for this deck I feel like Dash Hopes would be better. At best, it's a planeshifted counterspell. At worst, it's 5 life for two mana. In this deck, with the frequency in which you're draining the opponent's life, it's less likely that they'll pay the 5 life to keep the spell.

BreakfastSimulator on Rat Utopia Experiment

3 months ago

As unoriginal as it is Phyrexian Arena I feel would be more suited for this deck than Ill-Gotten Inheritance, maybe even a Phyrexian Reclamation. Dash Hopes is a meme card, and while I love the card, I would suggest Imp's Mischief for consideration. Also Castle Locthwain and Crypt of Agadeem may be some other cards you might be interested in. Otherwise I dig what you got.

Fridrich on Mono Black Control

3 months ago

Boza Thank you for your suggestions. Actually I don't run choking sands :P the list is outdated, sorry! I run 2 cuombajj witches for now, but I'm thinking about changing that. Maybe play some Dash Hopes? Or some graveyard hate? I don't know.

I HIGHLY disagree about Fog of Gnats. This card is SO underrated, and won me SO much games, I would never just take it out. It's a fantastic hard to deal with blocker. Great against Delver, great against aggro, great against opposing control as well (and their threat like Gurmag). Also has flying, allowing for better control over monarch. 2 devotion is just a cherry on the top. Incredible card, 10/10 would've bought again.

darkdexterminate on Nyctophilia Control

3 months ago

jaunty I see, I will keep it in mind. Did you think about Quest for the Gravelord or Dash Hopes. I thought they were some cool cards, but cuestionable. I want to know what do you think.

Thank you for your answer :) I want to keep testing it more times.

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