Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted creature's activated abilities can't be played.
(1)(White): Attach Detainment Spell to target creature.
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Detainment Spell Discussion
6 months ago
Maybe stuff like Curse of Exhaustion, Arcane Laboratory, Eidolon of Rhetoric, or Rule of Law. Derevi's ability jumps around the global effects nicely. Erayo, Soratami Ascendant and Jace, Unraveler of Secrets might work as well. Should frustrate the Maelstrom player a little bit when they can't cast the spells off of the double cascade.
Assuming the Niv-Mizzet is built as a combo, give it shroud with stuff like Alexi's Cloak, Aspect of Mongoose, Diplomatic Immunity, Favorable Destiny, Mystic Veil, or Robe of Mirrors. (Hexproof might be better actually.) Alternatively, lock-out it's activated ability or give yourself hexproof with Abeyance,Aegis of the Gods, Arrest, Azorius Guildmage, Bind, Detainment Spell, Encrust, Faith's Fetters, Gelid Shackles, Ice Cage, Interdict, Ivory Mask, Katabatic Winds, Krasis Incubation, Leyline of Sanctity, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Lost in Thought, Orbs of Warding, Peace Talks, Phyrexian Revoker, Pithing Needle, Serra Bestiary, Squelch, Stifle, Stupefying Touch, Suppression Bonds, Trickbind, Voidstone Gargoyle, or Volrath's Curse. I feel like throwing a Pemmin's Aura on it could lead to some interesting politics.
Obviously some of these cards are better than others, but that's everything I've got.
11 months ago
Ok, here is some replacements i can suggest:
- Deepfathom Skulker -> Coastal Piracy or Snake Umbra, or Tandem Lookout
- Enlightened Ascetic -> Reclamation Sage is much better
- Ethereal Usher -> Eladamri's Call
- Felidar Sovereign -> Courser of Kruphix - great buget variation of Oracle of Mul Daya
- Frontier Guide -> Wood Elves, Coiling Oracle, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Birds of Paradise
- Gigantoplasm -> Phyrexian Metamorph is much better
- Giltspire Avenger -> for creature spot removal I reccomend to use something of these - Swords to Plowshares, Grasp of Fate
- Hixus, Prison Warden -> Fiend Hunter faster and can be a combo piece
- Isperia, Supreme Judge -> maybe something more fast for drawing cards, like Rhystic Study, or more faster for pilowfort effects like Propaganda
- Kithkin Spellduster -> Qasali Pridemage
- Nephalia Smuggler -> Eldrazi Displacer
- Reya Dawnbringer -> Sun Titan must have in almost any deck
- Silent Arbiter -> This could be a problem for you too, maybe Propaganda or Ghostly Prison?
- Silent Sentinel -> very slow and returns only enchantments, I would reccomend Eternal Witness or at least Starfield of Nyx
- Trophy Hunter -> Barrin, Master Wizard with your commander could be very nasty
- Arenson's Aura -> any good counterspell instead of that is much better
- Bower Passage -> Aura of Silence a good staple in any stax and other prison decks
- Detainment Spell -> Oblivion Ring
- Zendikar Resurgent -> Mirari's Wake