Disrupting Shoal


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

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Disrupting Shoal

Instant — Arcane

You may remove a blue card with converted mana cost X in your hand from the game rather than pay Disrupting Shoal's mana cost.

Counter target spell if its converted mana cost is X.

Disrupting Shoal Discussion

JW398 on Twiddle Storm (Arcane Storm)

1 week ago

Funkydiscogod, that's a great suggestion. To be honest, I cannot answer your question right now. On paper Disrupting Shoal seems like a great Arcane spell since I can theoretically stop everything I listed as a threat to Twiddle.

However, my main initial concern is stopping CMC 3 threats like Narset, Parter of Veils and more importantly Blood Moon . This would require me to sit on a Vizier of Tumbling Sands (There's about a 21% chance of having Shoal and Vizier on turn 3. I could run 4 Vizier and that would increase the probability to 26%). Not sure how I feel about these odds.

I'll give it a shot but I was already testing Flusterstorm as the go-to counter spell to protect the combo. As of now the results have been mixed as its great when trying to go off but doesn't do much to stop the multitude of threats that are played on the opponents turn. I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks!

Funkydiscogod on Twiddle Storm (Arcane Storm)

1 week ago

Would there be enough benefit to running Disrupting Shoal over Force of Negation ? It seems like the Arcane subtype would be quite relevant here, as well as being able to cast it on your turn for the alternative cost.

MrHappy12321 on

3 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions bradc1988. I'm going to switch Shivan Reef for Spirebluff Canal and Faithless Looting for Serum Visions . I'm also going to drop Disrupting Shoal for Flame Jab to increase the burn.

bradc1988 on

3 months ago

Shivan Reef feels bad in this as you will pretty much always be shocking yourself unless you're casting Remand or Young Pyromancer . Spirebluff Canal would be much better, though a bit more expensive.

Faithless Looting doesn't really _do _anything for you, Serum Visions would be better; especially to setup Delver flips. Without Snapcaster Mage , I'd say Logic Knot is better than Disrupting Shoal as it hits wider. You could also drop a land or two since your avg CMC is 1.25. Then add something like a single copy of Bedlam Reveler and/or more burn.

mfogle on Ninja Faeries **Primer**

4 months ago

I was tinkering with U/B faerie/ninja deck awhile back, but felt like the cards just weren't there to really pull it off, but it appears modern horizons changes that dramatically with Changeling Outcast , Faerie Seer , and Ingenious Infiltrator . You have provided much inspiration. I'm personally not a fan of Disrupting Shoal since you have to match the mana cost with your discard, but I can see where it works in this deck, though I do think more Thoughtseize could do more leg work.

iRell865 on On Tilts

4 months ago

LiquidGaming You had mentioned removal/bounce in response to the Jace activation as being bad news, so what are your thoughts on more free counters like Pact of Negation or Disrupting Shoal ? Or even uncounterable counters like Overwhelming Denial ?

Ihazadeck on Mono U Tempo!!!! The Mono blue deck I like

6 months ago

i played a bloo tempo deck that ran 4 Disrupting Shoal , i also ran no delver or curious but i did play Thing in the Ice  Flip and a few copies of Hieroglyphic Illumination . This list reminded me of it. Since you have Tempest Djinn and a few other 2 drops you could probably run the shoals. At the momment i do have a list thats very similar to this, its fun. you get a plus 1 from me

sergiodelrio on Modern Horizons Reprints / Tinfoil ...

6 months ago

@Chasmolinker thank you for commenting as well!

I did indeed see your deck and almost posted something like this as a comment, but then I figued I'd rather have a forum discussion, so good call ;) I did consult other speculations also tho, and the same cards kept coming up.

Force of Will is the face of Legacy. They will not casually print it into Modern to stop non-existing combos and at the same time pushing its monetary value down to unseen lows, as, again, MH is print to demand. I just don't see them burning their joker up like that. If anything, we'll see a NEW card that is between FoW and Disrupting Shoal and/or a NEW card that is between Mana Leak and Counterspell from a power-perspective.

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