Disdainful Stroke

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Common
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Disdainful Stroke

Instant

Counter target spell with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

Disdainful Stroke Discussion

mmogel on Kumena, Tyrant of the LGS

2 days ago

Right off the bat, 3.14 Average CMC is high for a deck like Merfolk, your curve looks good, just try to add more 2 drops, even if it's just ramp sources Fellwar Stone Mind Stone Coldsteel Heart Sapphire Medallion Emerald Medallion Farseek Nature's Lore Rampant Growth , etc.

Even without extra land draws, a turn 1 Exploration is amazing (but $$$), but there's no better feeling than a T1 Green Sun's Zenith for 0 to fetch Dryad Arbor .

Song of Freyalise could be fun

Overwhelming Stampede seems low power in a deck that doesn't have any huge beaters, Behemoth and Forerunners seems unnecessary when you could run a tutor in place of one. (Also Avenger of Zendikar plays really well with either).

Herald's Horn plays really well with Sylvan Library which also plays well with Descendants' Path

If you're on the market for other counterspells, Dispel Negate Arcane Denial and Disdainful Stroke are great in commander. And Pact of Negation is a commander All-Star if you afford it.

Force of Vigor has been performing amazingly in all my testing if you're interested in it.

Path of Discovery seems.. less than synergistic with no graveyard play.

Deepfathom Skulker or Edric, Spymaster of Trest would both feel right at home

For tutors, I think the most interesting options would be Chord of Calling Shared Summons (New card) Tooth and Nail and ofc, Green Sun's Zenith (T1 Dryad Arbor!)

Pabs4444 on Burn Control Drakes

1 week ago

20 lands is way to low for the deck. You have 2 six drops in the deck... At least 24 sounds like the right number. Discovery / Dispersal would also go well in the deck. Idk how i'm feeling about the sb... Not sure how good Light up the Stage is in this deck. Fiery Cannonade in the sb would be good. perhaps as a 2-3 of. You also have so much good creature removal in black like Cast Down . I really think the main good card in the deck is Expansion / Explosion . Disdainful Stroke is also good against so much in the format. Best of luck with the deck!

Sinken on Tatyova Moon Landing

3 weeks ago

Personally, I think I would run both Regrowth AND Praetor's Counsel to be honest. Either Lightning Greaves or Swiftfoot Boots could also be considered, since she's pretty kill on sight.. Deprive has a nice synergy with the commander, but I don't think it's worth running it over normal Counterspell (which is very cheap) anyway. Though maybe Deprive + Counterspell is better than Disdainful Stroke .

Also if you can get your hands on Boundless Realms , that card is insane. I see it's in your maybeboard.. my friend plays it in his tatyova deck, and whenever it hits the battlefield it's just sick. Scapeshift too.. and I really love Nissa, Vital Force in my Meren deck, and I assume it'd perform similarily here, seeing as you only need to activate her twice to get a really good emblem

Then there's of course the Beastmaster Ascension + Sylvan Awakening or Rude Awakening combo that's pretty nice

Also maybe cut Simic Signet ? I think both Cultivate and Kodama's Reach are better, since the signet is ramp but not land, so it doesn't draw you a card Retreat to Coralhelm is also kinda weak I feel. I mean it's nice, but it takes up a card slot and it kinda doesn't do that much

That's a lot of cards... but I do really love Tatyova. One of my favorite commanders I think, and so many different ways to use to ramp :D

Silverdrake on esper mid from draft only cards

3 weeks ago

To answer your question about Laztep plating, no you would not be protected. Hexproof makes it so spells and abilities your opponents control can't target the permanent or player with hexproof. Liliana is not your opponent, and her ability does not target (notice how it says each player instead of target player).

For additions, maybe consider some counterspells. Disdainful Stroke , Syncopate , and Quench are all inexpensive standard-legal counters that could fit in here. Also maybe consider some more Thought Erasure since Teferi allows you to cast it during your opponent's draw step, allowing you the ability to see and maybe take the card they drew for turn.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

Mullac on Standard Grix

1 month ago

I think running 6 counters is a bit much in a mid-rangey deck. I'd swap out either Ionize or Sinister Sabotage for the Bedevil for more, especially when you want Thief of Sanity out on turn 3. 3 Duress in the sideboard is really great against control. taking out some Disdainful Stroke as they are not useful until turn 4. Tune up Cry of the Carnarium to 3 copies for consistency.

frosthammer_eden on Standard Grix

1 month ago

I'd move Disdainful Stroke to the sideboard as it is only useful in specific matchups. If you want counters you could switch it with Ionize .

Struyk on Nobody has the intention of building a Wall

1 month ago

I am running:

Disdainful Stroke
Counterspell
Dovin's Veto
Essence Scatter
Hindering Light
Insidious Will
Mana Leak
Muddle the Mixture
Negate
Render Silent

and Teferi's Time Twist I would also suggest to protect your creatures

Teyo, the Shieldmage is also must have, protects vs many many many things and gives you 2x 0/3 walls

I am running a more budget version with cards like Trygon Predator and Guardian Project

Here's my deck ( work in progress ): https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/04-11-18-YfP-buylist/

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Disdainful Stroke occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.05%

Modern:

All decks: 0.0%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.27%