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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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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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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Desertion occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.28%

Desertion Discussion

skylinerees on Elsha, Retaliate!

4 months ago

thanks bossomus for the suggestions. I definitely think Narset's Reversal could work well, any suggestions on a cut would be great! It's similar to Wild Ricochet and Dualcaster Mage (which I used to copy an Exsanguinate one game which was sweet!

As for Expropriate , that just feels against the idea of the deck, being defensive and using other people's threats against them.

I love the idea of Desertion , which I had in an initial draft, again it's about finding room and using more unique cards in some cases I think!


bossomus on Elsha, Retaliate!

4 months ago

I think the card which best represents what it sounds like you want to do is Narset's Reversal . It gives you value and can save you from someone taking extra turns or outright winning (assuming they needed exact Mana). Just imagine taking an Expropriate (which I also recommend for this deck though it's on the pricier side).

You could also include Agent of Treachery as it gives you some good value and potentially draw if you're going hard on theft.

Lastly, I'd include Desertion . It can be cast from the top with Elsha and lets you take one of their creatures (or commander)!!

Best of luck!

Tenshi41 on Stolen Ideas

4 months ago

Response to Magmastorm comment.

I see what you said about Gitaxian Probe in the deck, I have no use for storm count or deck thinning. I updated the list with more land at around 33 Lands. Which seems like a good spot for the amount of ramp the deck has. Thanks for your great insight.

Updated List

Poly_raptor on Game staling Chaos

4 months ago

Nice idea, looks really funny in an unfun way.

Would you consider Aeon Engine ? Could be annoying for people.

Also something like Blatant Thievery or Switcheroo

Gilded Drake albeit pricey is fun,

Commandeer & Desertion

Maybe Stitch in Time too?

Magmastorm on Stolen Ideas

4 months ago

Presuming your intent is to play this in a multiplayer setting, you may want to cut Gixatian probe. You desperately need room for lands, and having a free cycle that you can maybe duplicate for minimal value won’t help much.

For other cuts, Wildfire Eternal is always going to be unblocked due to Commander’s generous life total and how scary all your sorceries are, and Identity Thief is a bit slow for a temporary effect that you can’t use until the next turn.

Looking through for cuts in this deck is really difficult, because every card seems like it will work well with one another. Focus on finding a few more cuts so that you don’t get mana screwed on turn two every game, and I’m sure this deck will perform well.

P.S. If you can find the room to do so, play Desertion

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