Essence Scatter


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Magic 2013 (M13) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Essence Scatter


Counter target creature spell.

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Essence Scatter Discussion

Newlamog789 on UB Eldrazi

5 minutes ago

well it depends on how powerful your meta is because if the competition is quite strong i would recommend Counterspell as it a hard counter to anything on 2 or if your meta isn't as strong maybe something like Mana Leak or Essence Scatter to help deal with those creature heavy decks. I've never actually seen Abstruse Interference before although it doesn't counter for much i guess it helps keep the swarm going. I would drop the 2 Jorubai Murk Lurker as although the lifelink is nice i guess 3 mana for a 2/3 without ingest and that doesn't make tokens ins't great. The other thing i would drop is maybe 1 or 2 ulamog's nullifier as it is really asking a lot of you to counter a spell as you need 4 mana 2 cards and 2 cards in your opponents exile for it too work. i guess you get a 2/3 after it resolves but still. also if your getting beaten by aggro deck this is what the sideboard is for. I would recommend you add some Vapor Snags , Propagandas and maybe some Spatial Contortions in your sideboard to help deal with these decks.

Hyperalgialysis on UR Prowess

11 hours ago

These kinds of decks tend to center around Enigma Drake and Riddleform. You have Glorybringer so I suggest you run it in the mainboard as well. You still only want 8-12 creatures counting Riddleform. You should probably maindeck Negate as well as Essence Scatter. If you dont have Disallow, Cancel is ok in its place. I really like Reduce / Rubble and Supreme Will in these kinds of decks too. Dual Shot and Fiery Cannonade are good against tokens, and the rest of your spell package is solid too. I like Hieroglyphic Illumination and Chart a Course as cheap draw too.

Peacemaker2 on Locust Swarm

1 day ago

Hey pretty cool deck, Treasure Map  Flip could be a good fit over dowsing dagger. Also Maybe fill out the strikes and abrades and a couple Magma Spray or Essence Scatter over the cuts.Also not too sure if storm the vault is worth it too much but never hurts to try. Great idea though

Hyperalgialysis on LocuRet Izzet - Legendary Duo

1 day ago

Interesting. You may want to consider leaning towards one god or the other. They are a little bit in conflict with one another. Hazoret the Fervent wants a near empty hand, where The Locust God wants you to draw a lot. I think you could manage both, but it might be easier to do one or the other. A decent replacement for Glorybringer is Skysovereign, Consul Flagship. Yeah you do have to crew it and that can be problematic. The nice thing about it is that the damage can hit opposing planeswalkers and actually survives Glorybringers ability to be able to block it. I run them in my 4 color energy deck in place of Glorybringer and they do great. One last thing, this seems like more of a control deck, so you will probably want to increase the number of burn/counter spells and come down on creatures. Most control decks run 8-12 creatures, you being in these colors I suggest more Enigma Drake and Riddleform. I like Essence Scatter Supreme Will Negate Disallow Spell Pierce Shock Lightning Strike Abrade Sweltering Suns and Fiery Cannonade. Good luck.

Mike1987 on Amonkhet God Series - Kefnet the Mindful

4 days ago

I'd take out Attune with Aether and Sixth Sense, and put in 2 more kefnets and some control (Negate or Essence Scatter). your only win condition is kefnet and you only have 2 of him. if he gets countered or exiled, or you just dont draw him, forget it. with the amount of card draw you have, you don't need land search from Attune with Aether, and you only have Shielded Aether Thief to make use of the energy. i think even if you get rid of Sixth Sense you still have plenty of card draw to get the 7 in hand, and kefnet himself can help with that, so you don't need every card in your deck to be about card draw.

Hyperalgialysis on U/B Pirates, Raiders' Wake

4 days ago

Harsh Scrutiny would be solid to include. If you have removal issues against aggro, Essence Extraction and Essence Scatter are both solid.

Hyperalgialysis on Sanity Swallower

6 days ago

Your sideboard could use more ways to interact with permanents you can't deal with/missed the chance to counter. Malfunction has a 2 drop version in standard that just makes the creature unable to untap, doesnt tap it tho but either one may be handy, as well as something like Baral's Expertise since it can clear your opponents field. You will probably want 3Negate and 3 Essence Scatter in the main and 1 more of each in the sideboard, Supreme Will is also a great counterspell since whenever they can finally pay the 3 it becomes and Impulse.

Shyvana_ on Appetite for Brains, UB Control plus Zombies.

1 week ago

I was told that super expensive cards such as Call to the Grave and Endless Ranks of the Dead shouldn't be in a deck where you only have 19-20 mana. I was also told that Endless Ranks of the Dead was a waste of a turn 4, because "there are better things to spend 4 mana on." I'm not so sure about Call to the Grave, though. I never had it in my deck. With the three extra cards, you should probably increase the Isochron Scepter to 4 and add in another Compelling Deterrence so you have four. Then, instead of Fatal Push, you might want to add in something along the lines of Essence Scatter since Countersquall is only for non-creature spells. In regards to everything else, it looks pretty solid. That's all I have for this deck, you don't have to take anything I said to put into your deck, I was just throwing out ideas. I'll leave my zombie deck if you want to glance at it. Good luck man!

The Slow and the Hungry

Modern Shyvana_


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