Lapse of Certainty

Lapse of Certainty


Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster: Store Edition (MYSTOR) Rare
Conflux (CON) Common

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal

Lapse of Certainty occurrence in decks from the last year

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Lapse of Certainty Discussion

Serabelle on Avacyn Worldslayer

15 hours ago

Hey, nice to see someone else is trying to make Avacyn competitive! Here are some thoughts from my own Avacyn deck, I’m still in the process of building it as well. :)


Card Quality:

Protecting Avacyn:

  • Avacyn is a huge threat and most people will definitely try to stop you from using her by: countering her summoning, exiling her, -x/-x, sacrifice, copying or stealing her.

  • Teferi's Protection is complete board protection. Probably the best defense white has.

  • Effects like Otherworldly Journey or Long Road Home allow you to save her from exile board wipes, Cyclonic Rift and the like.

  • Arcane Lighthouse is useful in circumstances that someone copies or steals your Avacyn.

  • Whispersilk Cloak can also combo well with Worldslayer (just be sure to equip Worldslayer first).

Spot Removal:

  • Oblation (shuffles back into deck)

  • Condemn (puts attacking creature at the bottom of its owner’s library)

Counter Spells: (Not that there are many in white).


Potential Planeswalkers:

Good Luck! I hope the deck building goes well! :)

Daveslab2022 on How is Red Elemental Blast …

4 days ago

Oh man Lapse of Certainty is an interesting magic card. It doesn’t do something white typically does, but it feels incredibly white.

However, considering blue is considered “mind magic” I would definitely consider it a break.

LordBlackblade on How is Red Elemental Blast …

4 days ago

DemonDragonJ: To respond to your question, I would tend to say yes.

As others have argued, counterspells may be (I emphasize may be) tertiary in white. I personally don't feel there are enough counterspells in white to justify that (I counted only a handful in all of Magic's history).

The last white counterspell that wasn't a reprint (near as I can tell) was Lapse of Certainty from 2009. I would call it a hard bend at the least.

plakjekaas on How is Red Elemental Blast …

5 days ago

There's also Lapse of Certainty, Illumination, Rebuff the Wicked and Dawn Charm who didn't have the mana type switch to hide behind '^^

smilodex on Gerrard, weatherlight hero of eggs cedh

3 weeks ago

Pretty cool list, but the deck seems to lack a bit of interaction: Lapse of Certainty, Rebuff the Wicked, Shunt and Grasp of Fate are really good choices

D00m13rInger on Syr Gwyn Voltron

1 month ago

Good points. I have already taken out Magnetic Theft and replaced it with Lapse of Certainty

thescottromney on Syr Gwyn Voltron

1 month ago

Love your decklist. Looks almost identical to the one I brewed. I find that going a little heavy on the sunforger makes this deck very adaptable. I cant tell you how many times Lapse of Certainty off Sunforger has saved me though. They never see it coming and it is some of our only protection against Cyclonic Rift.

Is Magnetic Theft very useful for you? It seems like it might be a dead card a lot of the time.

demont on Infinity On High

1 month ago

Hey man, first of all great brew, seems very strong. Quick questions:

  1. Any thoughts on Serra Ascendant (imho great one mana beater, don't know if it's worth the slot tho...)
  2. On recursion, what do you think about Sevinne's Reclamation?
  3. Is Lapse of Certainty Any good? Too slow maybe?

Keep it up :)

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