Creature — Elemental Incarnation

Guile can't be blocked except by three or more creatures.

If a spell or ability you control would counter a spell, instead exile that spell and you may play that card without paying its mana cost.

When Guile is put into a graveyard from anywhere, shuffle it into its owner's library.

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Rare
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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

Guile occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.21%

Guile Discussion

Azeworai on Baral's Happy Fun Time ($300)

2 months ago

May I recommend one of either Lullmage Mentor or Guile ? They tend to be potent.

shub on Murder Suicide

3 months ago

Thank you for your comments king-saproling! Glad you like the deck.

I like the substitution strategy for getting around resolving my original spell while still letting Hive Mind create copies for my opponents: if I kill myself too often I'll revisit these cards. I'm trying to stay away from sorcery speed tricks so that if I wheel with Hive Mind up I can cast spells between each resolution. The repeated no turn concept with Snap is hilarious, however I actively avoid putting infinite combos in my decks. Cephalid Shrine and Guile is another neat combo, but narrow and hard to fit in.

Thanks again!

king-saproling on Murder Suicide

3 months ago

This is very rad! You might like these: Nivmagus Elemental , Cephalid Shrine , Spark Double , Distant Melody , Banishing Knack , Renegade Tactics , Sunforger , Arcbond , Radiate , Knowledge Pool (when played after Hive Mind, but before a lose-the-game spell, it protects you from the spell while your opps will still have copies. also has interesting interaction with Zada/Mirrorwing as the originally-casted spell will still be copied for each creature, and potentially the second spell as well), Possibility Storm (works like Knowledge Pool), Dovescape (works like Knowledge Pool), Snap (potential for infinite mana. what makes it really interesting is that it untaps lands, so you can keep storing counters on Magosi and skip your next 1,000,000 turns. Why is this a good thing? Teferi's Protection), Guile (with Cephalid Shrine and your general, this lets you make infinite spirits. not great, but definitely weird!), Kaho, Minamo Historian , Mistveil Plains , Spellbinder

king-saproling on Taigam Efficient Nope

3 months ago

Ooo Dovescape is some sweet tech here. I landed a Dovescape once (playing Ink-Treader) and quickly entered my friends' "Books of Grievances". You might like these: Call to Mind , Guile , Unsubstantiate (this would allow you to return rebounded counterspells to your hand, assuming you have another rebounded spell that the counterspell can target first), Failure , Veil of Secrecy , Peer Through Depths , Brainstorm

athurdent on Counter Wits

4 months ago

Thanks Caerwyn, I have updated this deck with tutors.

I have other ways to win without Battle of Wits , these are Guile , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Torrential Gearhulk , Crush of Tentacles and Draining Whelk . These can win when played, especially as this is a counter/control deck opponent should have little board presence. this also means that Mystic Snake and Frilled Mystic can be very dangerous also.

With the added tutors there are 52 cards to win or find a win (ok Perplex will find idyllic tutor to find Battle of Wits , but it is a counter as well)

While your advice to go the persist route would indeed make a better and more competitive deck, I wanted it to be a counter orientated deck, it is meant to be able to win games which i think it can, while intimidating the opponent with a massive pile of counters!

shadow63 on What non legendaries would you ...

4 months ago

I personally think Guile would be sweet. And the rest of that cycle same with the titans

dbpunk on Volarte The shapestealer

4 months ago

You probably want Beguiler of Wills , Necroskitter Commandeer , Guile (if you have some counter spells), and Perplexing Chimera .

Technowyvern on Baral Control (not final)

6 months ago

Other suggestion s would be not to run fetches in a mono-colored deck, and maybe I’m missing something but I can’t see how you are supposed to win, unless you want to swing with Guile .

Nice deck otherwise +1

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