Force of Will


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Alliances (ALL) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Force of Will


You may pay 1 life and exile a blue card from your hand from the game rather than pay Force of Will's mana cost.

Counter target spell.

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Force of Will Discussion

misterprinter on Budget 8-Rack

20 hours ago

Drakerider Not sure its a great idea, Force of Will isn't modern legal so the deck wouldn't be modern anymore. There could be a way to make black/blue 8-Rack work but I wouldn't have a clue how.

zwells3 on Paradox Scepter Thrasios

1 day ago

Thanks, AlwaysSleepy. I have another question, as well. As the win-condition of the deck is to loop spells like Swan Song and Nature's Claim, the tricky part is making it around the table once in order to swing in. One of the key components seems to be drawing (most of) your deck on your first opponent's upkeep, and stopping them (and everyone else) from doing anything.

Where I'm confused is that, without Timetwister, wouldn't you have drawn and discarded most of your library on your own turn while going infinite with Thrasios and looking for all your non-land permanents and spells like Swang Song/Nature's Claim, etc.? If you were unlucky and had to dig deep, you have nothing to reset your library after discarding in your clean up step. Is there any way to "restock" your library without this (expensive) card? Memory's Journey can only do so much if you still want to have things like Silence, Force of Will, and Pact of Negation on each of your opponents' turn. Thanks!

Cloudius on Bruna the 女神

4 days ago

Continuing from above...


Given Bruna's high CMC you're usually tapped out after casting her. I'd recommend some of the cards below to ensure you get to attack with her next turn.

Force of Will

Pact of Negation





All the above have alternate ways to cast them even when you're tapped out.


I'd replace all the lands that enters the battlefield tapped with those that enters untapped.

Cavern of Souls ensures Bruna can't be countered.

Flooded Strand

Hallowed Fountain will be reprinted soon along with the other fetches so it's timely to grab one for cheap!

Mystic Gate

Ancient Tomb is a ramp too, giving you for 2 life. I'd play this over Temple of the False God.

You can also consider the relevant Panoramas. Bant Panorama and Esper Panorama fetch both island and plains. It's slightly more versatile than Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds as the former an be tapped for and crafted only when we need that colored source. The trade off is of course the activation cost.

Hope you find my suggestions useful!

AwesomeOctopus on Sen Triplets Control

4 days ago

Ok to start off, you can't run Bringer of the Blue Dawn or Bringer of the Black Dawn because of color identity, which considers mana symbols anywhere on rules text, not just casting cost.

I think you did a pretty good job for a first deck.

You seem to be running a combination of really good cards and out of place shitty cards. Unless there is some combo or synergy you have with them that I'm missing I think the following cards are garbage and should be cut:

Colfenor's Plans Binding Grasp Transcendence Etherwrought Page Celestial Dawn Words of Wind Reap Intellect Necrologia

is Darksteel Forge just to protect the commander? run Lightning Greaves instead, it's waaaaay cheaper to play.

because it's a sorcery and it goes to top of library rather than hand Cruel Tutor is almost strictly worse than Diabolic Tutor

If your opponents are going off way faster than you then you need to think about how to upset their early game with hate pieces. In combo heavy metas cards like Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Vryn Wingmare and Glowrider slow your opponents down enough to let you gain control of the situation Kambal, Consul of Allocation also gains you life to stick around as they cast themselves to death. for creature heavy metas cards like Archfiend of Depravity, Ophiomancer, forced sac like Butcher of Malakir Dictate of Erebos and Magus of the Tabernacle can really fuck over a lot of decks. For pure control, stax is usually the best option in competitive EDH since relying on counterspells and spot removal to keep 3 other players in check isn't feasible. I also always recommend some graveyard hate in any deck Nihil Spellbomb Relic of Progenitus Grafdigger's Cage Rest in Peace Tormod's Crypt Crypt Incursion Silent Gravestone are all good and cheap to play. I also personally put Necropotence in every black deck, It's so good it honestly should be banned. other good general control cards are Force of Will Pact of Negation Mystic Confluence and Cryptic Command.

I'm not really clear on the win con. Something like a Blightsteel Colossus, any of the preators, or a x mana life drain like Debt to the Deathless, Exsanguinate, or Torment of Hailfire could kill of opponents once you've stabilized the game.

Neotrup on new card:sorceries at instant speed

5 days ago

Regarding timing restrictions, it does act like Snapcaster Mage, but it is worth noting that there are some differences. Mission Briefing allows you to cast the card, while Snapcaster Mage gives the card flashback, which is itself an alternative cost. This difference means if you choose Force of Will with Mission Briefing you would be able to pay the alternative cost of 1 life and exiling a blue card from your hand to cast it from the graveyard while Snapcaster Mage would still require you to pay .

If Mission Briefing read "You may cast that card." rather than "You may cast that card this turn." it would mean you cast it during the resolution of Mission Briefing rather than at any point later that turn, which would actually allow you to ignore timing restrictions, but as it is written, it does not.

Boza on Potential from Guilds of Ravnica

5 days ago

But the card must be at least partially black, you cannot find a Force of Will at instant speed and cast it. It is not a bad card and will see play in standard, but not anywhere else, the requirement is extremely strict and works against itself in older formats - if you are a deck that can easily stuff the yard with dudes, there is probably no card you need in your hand. If you cannot easily fill the yard, this card does nothing.

Unless an undergrowth centric deck appears, I do not think this has legs in modern.

Metroid_Hybrid on Strongest Color?

1 week ago

Thinking about what Toolmaster said about being the king of Legacy & Vintage, this is because those formats are defined by the presence of Force of Will.. On the other hand, I’ve always heard that Lightning Bolt is what defines Modern (ie. Does it die to Bolt?).. So from this simple logic is indeed the strongest, or at least most significant/defining, color in Modern..

Btw, I find this discussion amusing because my 3 favorite colors (in descending order): , , ..

asdheinz on

1 week ago

I also forgot to add Force of Will!

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