Delay

Delay

Instant

Counter target spell. If the spell is countered this way, remove it from the game with three time counters on it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of its owner's upkeep, remove a counter from that card. When the last is removed, the player plays it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Uncommon

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Legality

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
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Delay occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.28%

Delay Discussion

ilovemydoghisnameistuna on I'm going to build a wall

19 hours ago

f you are playing Remand why not play Delay?

RiotRunner789 on Zaxara instant

4 days ago

Also, you may want to change your counterspell suit. Your Isochron Scepter has only two targets (your infinite combo and cyclonic rift non-overloaded).

If your purely going for X-spell/hydra flavor then keep the likes of Syncopate but otherwise Swan Song, Flusterstorm, Counterspell, Unsubstantiate, and Delay will act as more efficient counters and provide for extra backups for the scepter.

Why run Bloodrite Invoker and not Lore Weaver? You already have ley weaver, which gives you the other half of the combo. With ley weaver you just use your infinite mana to draw most of your deck and then win or deck out your opponents. Bloodrite seems like a worse option when either ley weaver or lore weaver alreday gets you the other one.

Brogan54 on Oloro, Ageless Ascetic

2 weeks ago

My recommendations :

I think most people will tell you that Oloro offers little competitive advantage to you compared to other esper commander like Zur (who can fetch Necropotence into play) or even Aminatou (who is a combo piece in the command zone). I think upsides for Oloro would be that he can do larger ad nauseam and possibly can even run Humility which few decks can win while it is on the board.

LOW IMPACT:

Teferi's Protection

Rhox Faithmender

Debt to the Deathless

Despark

MANA COST TOO HIGH

Merciless Eviction

Anguished Unmaking

Disallow

Thran Dynamo

TOO SLOW

Mox Tantalite

Phyrexian Arena

Twilight Prophet

Crypt Ghast

Winds of Abandon

Vindicate

Search for Azcanta  Flip

I would first add better ramp, better draw, potential Stax, tutors and then other win cons.

RAMP

Dark Ritual

Fellwar Stone

Mox Diamond

Talisman of Hierarchy

Talisman of Progress

Copy Artifact

Mox Opal

Cabal Ritual

Grim Monolith

Lotus Petal

Dramatic Reversal

DRAW

Ad Nauseam

Night's Whisper

Windfall

Timetwister

Whispering Madness

Brainstorm

Ponder

Preordain

Verity Circle (good against dorks)

Plunge into Darkness (a good Impulse)

Mindblade Render

Sygg, River Cutthroat

STAX

Drannith Magistrate

Aven Mindcensor

Cursed Totem

Notion Thief

Humility

Blind Obedience

Rest in Peace

Torpor Orb

BETTER COUNTERSPELLS

Mental Misstep

Dispel

Flusterstorm

Delay

Spell Pierce

Spell Snare

Negate

Tale's End

BETTER REMOVAL

Chain of Vapor

Gilded Drake

Yahenni's Expertise

Into the Roil

Blink of an Eye

TUTORS

Vampiric Tutor

Imperial Seal

Transmute Artifact

Intuition

Whir of Invention

Praetor's Grasp

Spellseeker

Academy Rector

OTHER COMBOS

CONSULT COMBO Demonic Consultation

Tainted Pact

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries

Laboratory Maniac

AD NAUSEAM COMBO Angel's Grace

Ad Nauseam (draw whole deck, can Windfall and make everyone die while AG means you can't lose

Helm of Obedience

Rest in Peace / Leyline of the Void

Heliod Walking Ballista

Approach of the Second Sun

Dramatic Scepter

Isochron Scepter

Rocks that produce at least three mana total (outlet is extort with blind obedience or crypt ghast) If have pristine Talisman gain infinite life, which is infinite draw with commander

Didn't look at landbase

RiotRunner789 on Zaxara, Stay Hydrated

2 weeks ago

Would recommend Ertai's Meddling over Delay.

Deck looks fun. First Zaxara I've seen though that doesn't run Freed from the Real and/or Pemmin's Aura.

RNR_Gaming on no more friends

2 weeks ago

Inalla is arguably the best wizard tribal commander and has a higher power ceiling than nicol bolas; however if your mind is set on discard go with the dragon. Counterspell, Mana Drain, Narset's Reversal, Flusterstorm and Delay are a control players bread and butter. More of a balance between creatures and interaction will make a world of difference. It's a good start but could use a good fat trim.

RNR_Gaming on Blue Flame

3 weeks ago

Dockside Extortionist is the best red card printed in years and would help you ramp. Additionally, Abrade, Delay, and Pongify would give you better interaction. Great start +1.

Olde_English on Dragon's Eye Sanctuary | Dragonlord Ojutai EDH

3 weeks ago

Hey hey StefanKaminski,

I appreciate you being blunt, it helps me refine this list.

I don't want Ojutai to be just a big distraction, but from a purely strategic standpoint I don't mind if he absorbs removal because my opponents are scared of the threat he presents. Ojutai is the centerpiece of this deck and I don't want to drift too far away from that, the idea is to harmonize the commander damage threat with a stax package.

I'm not super familiar with legacy decks but I looked up Caw Blade just to get an idea of it and my god is it spicy! Serra Ascendant is such a gimmicky card and I'm a huge fan of how cheesy it can be. A lot of lists don't run it because it's not the most efficient spell but personally I think the threat of a 6/6 lifelink, flyer is great. It's a huge removal target and can significantly reduce the life total of filthy mages who are trying to spam cards like Ad Nauseam and Necropotence.

I'm going to give Deafening Silence another chance, yes it can be a non-bo, but it can also absolutely hose decks that are looking to spam spells. One of the hardest things about piloting stax decks is timing certain stax pieces, I get a little better every time I pilot this deck but I still have a long way to go.

I'm curious about Storage Matrix, it's a wacky piece but can shut off opposing aggro if my opponents value their mana more than their creatures. If Deafening Silence is too much of a hindrance I'll swap it for Storage Matrix and see how it performs.

I also swapped Delay for Muddle the Mixture and added in Fierce Guardianship, gotta keep my counter game strong!

RiotRunner789 on Hail Hydra

4 weeks ago

Some Demonic Consultation could help. With Jace on board or Thassa's Oracle in hand, its an easy win if you just name Mountain.

I don't know if you have enough cheap instants to really support the scepter. You may just want to swap it out for Ertai's Meddling. It's basically like Delay but can counter the uncounterable and is on theme.

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