Disdainful Stroke


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Disdainful Stroke


Counter target spell with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

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Disdainful Stroke Discussion

HelixSnapHelix on Jhoira Staxx/Storm

3 days ago

Jace, the Mind Sculptor is nearly required for any near combo deck with a continuous brainstorm effect. Pact of Negation too for the same reason. High cmc counters are generally bad for decks that are trying to storm off, or using stax. Cards like Dissipate and Disdainful Stroke could easily be converted to Dispel and Spell Pierce.

LumpyMilk on In response... - Budget ($16) Mono-Blue Control

1 week ago

Dumgoldfish124 - Tidings is also sorcery speed, and I'd rather not use up an entire turn drawing cards. I'd rather keep mana open so I can take the Opportunity on their endstep to draw. Worth the 1 extra mana IMO.

As for the situational counterspells like Disdainful Stroke and Ceremonious Rejection, they're just too narrow for my liking, and I like having as versatile of a deck as possible. Plus if need be, I could always just Dissolve any big bad boys they try and cast. Of course this is just my personal preference, and if your meta is full of Eldrazi/Tron, stuff like Ceremonious Rejection would be great.

As for Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, I would definitely have him in the sideboard, but I am trying to keep all cards under $1, just for bragging rights. He would definitely be worth the investment otherwise, especially if you're in a control heavy meta. Same for Nezahal, Primal Tide instead of Inkwell Leviathan. This of course is my version of the deck, and not everyone is as picky as me, so feel free to try whatever you think would work better :)

Dumgoldfish124 on In response... - Budget ($16) Mono-Blue Control

1 week ago

LumpyMilk I forgot to say this earlier, but Tidings is a cheaper (mana wise) Opportunity. Also, Ceremonious Rejection and Disdainful Stroke could be good sideboards against Eldrazi or something. Finally, even though he is expensive to buy, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir is awesome against other control decks.

Chasmolinker on Glory to Esper

1 month ago

Actually, I think I would cut Disdainful Stroke for Detention Sphere. You have Ceremonious Rejection for Hollow One, Big Eldrazi, and Tron in general. If you're worried about a Gurmag Angler or Tasigur, the Golden Fang, Detention Sphere answers those and so much more.

TheRealYiazmat on Once? Twice?! Thrice!!! [Naban Budget Wizards]

1 month ago

Very interesting deck! The budget is very reasonable for the power level this gives. I would suggest that instead of Disdainful Stroke you could run Arcane Denial even though this gives your oppenents draws, I tend to always include that card in my wizards decks. I considered making a Naban deck when he was spoiled and after I pulled one, so I will bookmark this and check it out when I get the urge to make it!

Mokan on Baral, Chief of Counters

2 months 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!!

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