Guttural Response

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Duel Decks: Mind vs Might (DDS) Uncommon
Shadowmoor (SHM) Uncommon

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Guttural Response

Instant

Counter target blue instant spell.

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Guttural Response Discussion

clayperce on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

5 days ago

multimedia,
Thanks much! We just really love Ponza, and hope this will help others get going in the archetype.

Like we say in Step 2, this is the "average" competitive Ponza deck according to MTGdecks.net, so we don't plan to change the numbers until they change irl, based on tournaments results. For sideboard, we went with most popular sideboard cards from MTGgoldfish tournament results (though I just noticed we never mention that in the description), so there too, it'll change as more tournaments are added. It's good feedback though ... I'll tweak the description to make that more obvious. It also reminds me that now would probably be a really good time to update the main and sideboard, since the tournaments from last weekend should be included by now.

All that said, I'm with you on more Trackers in the main, especially in a Traditional or Monster list. I'm usually on a Traditional list, where I love 3-4x (here's my personal list in case you're interested). Moonbar has been on an Eldritch list lately, where we can get by with fewer.

On sideboard, while I might not recommend Boil or Choke for a "generic" meta, they're great cards for sure and I often run 1-2x Choke in my personal deck. I disagree though that Abrade and Ancient Grudge do the same thing. Sure, Abrade is a worse Lightning Bolt and a worse Ancient Grudge, but it's a superb use of limited sideboard slots. I recommend it for any meta with small Creatures or troublesome artifacts (e.g., Aether Vial, Ensnaring Bridge, Shrine of Burning Rage), and highly recommend it for a meta with both (e.g., vs. 5c Humans and Merfolk). By the way, have you looked at Guttural Response? It's another great answer for Blue decks, with the added bonus that it doesn't turn off our Spreading Seas'd lands. :-)

Thanks again and draw well!

clayperce on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

5 days ago

multimedia,
Thanks much! We just really love Ponza, and hope this will help others get going in the archetype.

Like we say in Step 2, this is the "average" competitive Ponza deck according to MTGdecks.net, so we don't plan to change the numbers until they change irl, based on tournaments results. For sideboard, we went with most popular sideboard cards from MTGgoldfish tournament results (though I just noticed we never mention that in the description), so there too, it'll change as more tournaments are added. It's good feedback though ... I'll tweak the description to make that more obvious. It also reminds me that now would probably be a really good time to update the main and sideboard, since the tournaments from last weekend should be included by now.

All that said, I'm with you on more Trackers in the main, especially in a Traditional or Monster list. I'm usually on a Traditional list, where I love 3-4x (here's my personal list in case you're interested). Moonbar has been on an Eldritch list lately, where we can get by with fewer.

On sideboard, while I might not recommend Boil or Choke for a "generic" meta, they're great cards for sure and I often run 1-2x Choke in my personal deck. I disagree though that Abrade and Ancient Grudge do the same thing. Sure, Abrade is a worse Lightning Bolt and a worse Ancient Grudge, but it's a superb use of limited sideboard slots. I recommend it for any meta with small Creatures or troublesome artifacts (e.g., Aether Vial, Ensnaring Bridge, Shrine of Burning Rage), and highly recommend it for a meta with both (e.g., vs. 5c Humans and Merfolk). By the way, have you looked at Guttural Response? It's another great answer for Blue decks, with the added bonus that it doesn't turn off our Spreading Seas'd lands. :-)

Thanks again and draw well!

clayperce on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)

5 days ago

multimedia,
Thanks much! We just really love Ponza, and hope this will help others get going in the archetype.

Like we say in Step 2, this is the "average" competitive Ponza deck according to MTGdecks.net, so we don't plan to change the numbers until they change irl, based on tournament results. For sideboard, we went with most popular sideboard cards from MTGgoldfish tournament results (though I just noticed we never mention that in the description), so there too, it'll change as more tournaments are added. It's good feedback though ... I'll tweak the description to make that more obvious. It also reminds me that now would probably be a really good time to update the main and sideboard, since the tournaments from last weekend should be included by now.

All that said, I'm with you on more Trackers in the main, especially in a Traditional or Monster list. I'm usually on a Traditional list, where I love 3-4x (here's my personal list in case you're interested). Moonbar has been on an Eldritch list lately, where we can generally get by with fewer.

On sideboard, while I might not recommend Boil or Choke for a "generic" meta, they're great cards for sure and I often run 1-2x Choke in my personal deck. I disagree though that Abrade and Ancient Grudge do the same thing. Sure, Abrade is a worse Lightning Bolt and a worse Ancient Grudge, but it's pretty good at being both, and it's a superb use of limited sideboard slots. I recommend it for any meta with small Creatures or troublesome artifacts (e.g., Aether Vial, Ensnaring Bridge, Shrine of Burning Rage), and highly recommend it for a meta with both (e.g., vs. 5c Humans and Merfolk). By the way, have you looked at Guttural Response? It's another great answer for Blue decks, with the added bonus that it doesn't turn off our Spreading Seas'd lands. :-)

Thanks again and draw well!

Managem on Gotta Gid Dat Worship Down

5 days ago

No problem, I saw this deck and was impressed, looks like you're onto something, everything is a threat, and grants substantial value. This deck can deal with other creature decks quite well enough it seems. I would imagine your hardest matchup would be going toe to toe with Esper/Grixis/Blue/Dimir based control decks...? If so it's not impossible to deal with those decks, and if I may I'll try to suggest other options white/green can offer with those types of decks.

When I saw the hexproof/indestructible/devotion theme I instantly thought Fleecemane Lion, granted he needs to be monstrous, but nonetheless it's always a great early drop and beater, getting it monstrous shouldn't be too hard in theory.

Since you mentioned the deck deals well with creatures, and you want more creature based options with abilities, the first and foremost that I can think of against control decks is Eight-and-a-Half-Tails maybe Mother of Runes

More cards that offer protection/indestructibility/stall are Avacyn, Angel of Hope Grand Abolisher Spectra Ward

Non creature spells that are good against control, but are not creatures.. Guttural Response Lapse of Certainty Rebuff the Wicked Mana Tithe

Maybe Silence that is a control card itself, however if you were to run this card always cast it during your opps. turn and word it so, "During your beginning phase(would be ideal), or untap step I cast Silence.."

I think all of these are modern legal?

Managem on The Plague

1 week ago

Looks like a solid deck, only thing I would recommend, depending on your local meta is adding Guttural Response

LordBlackblade on Wait... what just happened?

4 weeks ago

Just a heads up, but unless your playgroup has a house rule on hybrid mana Boros Reckoner, Guttural Response, and Rakdos Cackler are outside of your commander's color identity.

redkhan on

4 weeks ago

Spirit_Logan it would be a good option since you already own it. I know some red decks in cEDH are running Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast as tech against blue decks and depending on your meta Guttural Response might be a consideration.

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