Desertion

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Commander's Arsenal (CMA) Rare
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Rare
Visions (VIS) Rare

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Desertion

Instant

Counter target spell. If an artifact or creature spell is countered this way, put that card onto the battlefield under your control instead of into its owner's graveyard.

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Desertion Discussion

Mokan on Baral, Chief of Counters

3 days ago

By any means, Wizard's Retort should be strictly better than Disdainful Stroke in your deck. When it comes to your maybeboard Cursecatcher, Spell Pierce and Syncopate don't seem like they deserve inclusion as the "paywall" they give your opponent isn't really relevant in a commander game where everyone has an abundance of mana; the only "paywall" counter that might be worth it could be Censor as it serves the early game utility purpose, but can cycle when it becomes irrelevant in the late. Aside from that Delay seems kinda bad and Muddle the Mixture might not be worth it, unless you're looking for something specific. I would imagine there isn't much of a difference between Unwind and Negate in your deck, so the former might just serve a better purpose. I reckon you can rethink Desertion as it is basically a Mind Control that is devastatingly situational for the same cost; if you already want to get rid of the MC, you might as well give the boot to this thing. That would open some really good space for Force of Will. I also think it's pretty easy to replace Confirm Suspicions with Pact of Negation. If you're looking to play Mana Drain, I also suggest Spell Swindle for the flexibility. I think the weakest remaining link in your counters base should be Dissolve, after that you can side out an exile counter if you're looking for space, starting from Faerie Trickery.

Lemme know if you want more suggestions, cause I've already written a wall of text, and I don't wanna flood your comment section :DD

Happy brewing!!

Delta-117 on Azami, Lady of Scrolls Budget Deck (EDH)

1 month ago

Arcane Denial instead of Vision Skeins? And Desertion over Acquire maybe?

Thran Dynamo instead of Worn Powerstone. Then I recommend Isochron Scepter and definitely you will want Baral, Chief of Compliance here.

I will think of more at a later time, but what you have here is a good start.

N1cr0n on INSTANT WIN DECK

1 month ago

Desertion has been added as well as Imprisoned in the Moon. Thanks RavingLunatic!

Song of the Dryads is awesome as well just too expensive for me.

RavingLunatic on INSTANT WIN DECK

1 month ago

Or use Desertion which counters the spell and puts it under your control

tiagompm on The Scarab and the Forty Thieves

1 month ago

chadsansing THANKS FOR THE IDEAS!!!

Some letters already had them on my list Bribery and Desertion to steal when least expected like a real thief! eheheh

But I needed more solutions to be able to carry other types of cards and Beacon of Unrest; Nightveil Specter; Acquire; Carry Away and Legerdemain (the latter I already have) are excellent solutions and ... great thieves!

Many thanks for the ideas !!!

If this continues to evolve 40 thieves will not be enough ... ahahah!

SZJ on

1 month ago

Of all the commander available in Dominaria, this is one of the least obvious choices to build around, but one of the most interesting!

I would suggest Whir of Invention, not only as another artifact tutor, but to boost your Surrakar Spellblade and make another target for your Mystical Tutor. You could replace Deadeye Quartermaster for it. You are running just 12 total sorceries and instants and could maybe use another 1 or 2. Perhaps Wash Out for another instant, and one that can bounce threats while leaving your commander on the board. Evacuation is also good, as it leaves your equipment on the field and Tetsuko only costs 2 mana.

With so many artifacts in the deck, I think Vedalken Archmage would be huge boon. Riddlesmith and Thoughtcast could also be options.

Some additional control could be useful, like a Desertion and Mystic Confluence.

Well, that's all I have for now, but I think this looks interesting.

SufferFromEDHD on Dirty Baral and the boys

1 month ago

Voidmage AND Patron Wizard are crucial to this list. They work with Baral, each other and the majority of your established list.

Desertion is another counter that is missing. Cut one of the sorcery clone/theft effect. Spelljack a potential second.

Darksteel Plate is a must for Baral.

Leyline seems weak in a deck full of instants.

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