Dash Hopes


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

Gattison on Uncle Istvan | pEDH

3 days ago

KayneMarco: As a Pauper EDH deck, you can only use one uncommon creature as the Commander, and only commons in the 99. Unfortunately neither of those two cards were ever printed/released at common, so they wouldn't be legal. =)

As for the deck...

Echo Circlet & Vanguard's Shield for starters. Plus Cathar's Shield, Accorder's Shield also because you want to keep him untapped and able to block as well as attack. There're other vigilance enablers like True-Faith Censer, too.

Bone Saw & Bonesplitter because you don't really care about his Strength. Maybe even things like Unholy Strength and Predator's Gambit.

So I guess I'm thinking voltron. Which would include things like Bladed Pinions, maybe Flayer Husk and Sickleslicer.

Then of course Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel to help justify that Cranial Plating you got there.

Costly Plunder + Ichor Wellspring / Mycosynth Wellspring.

Night's Whisper should be here. you might like Dash Hopes for late game security, but it's probably useless early on.

I'd also recommend a LOT of recursion/reanimation, that way you can just let your commander die, then get 'em back to avoid Commander-tax. Things like Macabre Waltz, Grim Discovery, etc.

Both Exalted creatures, too? Servant of Nefarox and Duty-Bound Dead.

I'm just tossing out ideas, so maybe something there can help get you started! =)

Saintdale on Angel Token Fog - Dale

5 days ago

Hi xyr0s

Thanks so much for looking over this deck, I really appreciate it. you are a nice person.

To answer your question, If am up against Burn, I throw in Dash Hopes and Repel the Abominable from my sideboard. Those two cards, along with Dawn Charm can all be attached to my Isochron Scepter and they all stop burn damage.

I wish I could afford 1 copy of Leyline of Sanctity lol let alone 4. Maybe one day I will save up enough to buy them. Thank you for showing me Aegis of the Gods that is a card I didn't know about :)

The thing with black discard cards is that they are not instants. playing with Isochron Scepter really incentivizes that I invest in Instants that can become reusable. Having said that ,I do have copies of Duress at home that I can probably side.

Thanks again for your comments, feel free to reply to anything I have said hereKind regards

xyr0s on Angel Token Fog - Dale

5 days ago

Interesting ideas in this deck, but...

What happens when you play against tron? Burn? Any combo not reliant on attacking with creatures? I think this deck is targeting decks that have creatures as their only way to win, and no way of dealing with artifacts, but anything else is a hard match.

Also: Dash Hopes is a terribly bad card. You will literally NEVER get the result from it that you'd like, unless you play against a card-carrying member of Club Moron, and that is a very optimistic assumption. 1 cmc discard is just so much stronger for black decks.

And where are the Leyline of Sanctity/Aegis of the Gods, that should keep you safe from discard and burn spells?

Graveyard hate is also a smart thing to bring in the sideboard.

PoorManSam on Well Owl Be

1 week ago

Another way to fix that issue could be with adding 1 extra Warden of Evos Isle, getting rid of the Sage Owls and adding an extra Augury Owl. Dash Hopes could be a fun card if youre able to make sure mana isnt a problem. Also, it might be worth taking more advantage of Stormscape Familiar with more black spells that have colorless in the cost. Once again, great deck!

multimedia on G/B Budget Elves, Help Wanted

2 weeks ago

Hey, you asked for my help. This is a very nice budget Elf deck, good job. To make $120 budget be prepared to cut quite a few cards.

To hit a $120 price point consider cutting:

Eladamri makes Elves unable to interact with Heritage Druid or Ezuri's regenerate. The combo of Heritage and Nettle Sentinel is one of the strongest Elf combos. Dwynen is the least good Elf lord because she can't interact with Collected Company replace her with more Imperious Perfect. Champion is fine, but cutting him cuts $7. You can replace him with one more Imperious Perfect.

Harbringer is also fine, but pretty slow cutting her cuts $5. Consider cutting Hopes replacing it with 4x Duress or 4x Mesmeric Fiend this will cut $4. The double black casting cost of Hopes is going to be very hard to cast because Elves are only making green mana not black. Only 4x sources of black mana is not enough to consistently cast Hopes when you need it in the early to mid game.

Duress is a better card than Fiend, but Fiend can interact with Company or take a creature either one is disrupting your opponent most importantly taking a potential board wipe. Consider cutting Grip for 2x Reclamation Sage cutting $3. Sage is an Elf and can interact with Company. Cutting 1x Decay from the sideboard cuts $4.


Good luck with your deck.

StonedJesus on Death and Taxes...ish

2 weeks ago

If you want the game to go slower, try something like Sinkhole, Hymn to Tourach, or Dash Hopes. The first two were commons at one point. Very overpowered.

Gattison on Pauper? Pauper? i love it!

3 weeks ago

I feel the same way about pauper! =P =D

BTW, I play paper pauper.

I personally find the online/paper card pool discrepancy a really interesting topic. Personally, I feel that paper players should:

  • follow the MTGO banlist
  • be allowed to use the 407 common cards that are paper-only
  • be also allowed to use the 125 common cards that are online-only
  • be allowed to decide for themselves if they follow the Professor's suggested banlist additions (Sinkhole, Goblin Grenade, Hymn to Tourach, High Tide & Merchant Scroll)

Also, I'm wondering if off-color cards, like Dash Hopes, will ever really take off, because they can help round-out weaknesses that particular color/color-combos have.

cdkime on i want the zombie apocalypse

1 month ago

Mono-Black has very little interaction with spells on the stack or non-creature permanents. Dash Hopes is the only notable mono-Black counterspell, and it has the distinct disadvantage of allowing your opponent to choose what benefits them most.

But Black does have one particularly nasty trick no other colour runs--it can directly target cards in your opponent's hand. Thoughtseize, Collective Brutality, Duress, and others give you the option of choosing a card for an opponent to discard. This allows you to eliminate blue's trickery before it ever is put on the stack.

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