Lapse of Certainty

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Conflux (CON) Common

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Lapse of Certainty

Instant

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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Lapse of Certainty Discussion

precociousapprentice on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

My favorite win potentially ever came today. I usually don't get to play during the week, so this was even more epic for being a game that should have never happened.

Late game, only me, Mizzix storm light, and Baral denial left still alive, with the Atraxa infect hamstrung by my Solemnity and taken out in the mid game. Mizzix gets her storm interrupted by Baral, with Mizzix thinking that she had to try sometime, she had some counter backup, but the counter battle just happened to be won by Baral (surprise). I take the opportunity to drop Dark Depths into my Solemnity that everyone was so happy I had played when Atraxa was threatening the beat down with an army of infect creatures. All of a sudden, my new Merit Lage threatens the one hit kill against either opponent. I am sitting behind a solid Pillow Fort with Delaying Shield and Solemnity out and feeling good, and pass turn without playing any spells. Baral untaps, and he Control Magics my Merit Lage! I consider my situation. I'm holding a Deflecting Palm, a Path to Exile, and a Lapse of Certainty. I am OK. I let the Control Magic resolve, figuring that Baral would either take out Mizzix since my fort is solid, or I just Deflecting Palm the attack against me, and keeping the Path to Exile as a backup plan. Baral has very little board, and the only thing threatening is the grip of cards in his hand and 9 Islands sitting untapped. With my Merit Lage, he looks rather smug, and much more threatening than before. I am cautious, but still feel OK. Baral overloads a Cyclonic Rift! Two. Islands. Untapped. Mizzix shouts a curse and scoops. Time to gamble. I let it resolve. I pick up everything but my land. Baral cackles and turns Merit Lage sideways. I'm at 15 and Baral is at 17. I Deflecting Palm. Baral cackles again, taps the Islands, and drops a Mana Drain on the table. I drop my Lapse of Certainty on top of it, and push forward three of my untapped lands, making a show of tapping them. Stunned Baral curses, Atraxa and Mizzix whoop.

I won a counter battle with Baral after he resolved Cyclonic Rift to resolve my Deflecting Palm against my own stolen Merit Lage token for the win. Best. Win. Ever. This will have to end up as meta legend.

eyes2sky on The Biggest Little Lists of Lists in Texas

1 month ago

Off-color counter-spells like Dawn Charm, Avoid Fate and Lapse of Certainty (I'm sure there are others like this).

enpc on Thoughts on Warping Wail?

2 months ago

it seems ok, but the issue with running random off coloured counterspells is that typically you want to use them to protect your stuff rather than try to shut down the enemy.

So in red/black you have Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast and Imp's Mischief which you can go to before Warping Wail. And all of those cards are good for stopping blue decks which stop you. Outside of that it's a bit of a janky counterspell which might let you shut down an opponent's spell, but it seems like you could run better. Don't get me wrong, I run Mana Tithe and Lapse of Certainty in my Selvala, Explorer Returned deck but that's to help me fight counterspells/removal to help me get my spells through first and foremost. The problem with Warping Wail is that it doesn't fight counterspells.

EldraziMimic on Lyra Dawnbringer - Tribal Angel

2 months ago

LOVE the idea. Some other cool angel cards:

Adarkar Valkyrie, Angel of Condemnation, Angel of Jubilation, Angel of the Dire Hour, Angelic Favor, Blinding Angel, Chancellor of the Annex, Devout Invocation, Iona, Shield of Emeria (<-- a MUST for this deck! :D), Karmic Guide, Luminarch Ascension, Moonsilver Spear, Platinum Angel (<-- another must, imo), Seraph, Silver Seraph, Twilight Shepherd...

Just a few cool angel themed cards.

I would suggest adding some more board wipes, especially Austere Command, and also maybe adding in a Path to Exile.Personally Id also think about Dawn Charm and Lapse of Certainty

I think this deck would work great if taken in an equipment-ish direction, since white has some great equipment tutors!

chadsansing on Kor/Leonin Equipment (Please Help)

2 months ago

Find that HP altered Jitte FTW/trade ;)

In addition to Comeuppance, Settle the Wreckage is helpful, as are some cards to smooth out combat, like Reconnaissance, High Ground, and Serra's Blessing. Flicker cards like Ghostway can give you an out during combat, as well, but will drop your equipment. Mark of Asylum might be good.

Holy Day, Dawn Charm, Riot Control, Encircling Fissure, Harmless Assault, and Pollen Lullaby can nerf combat damage for a turn. Something like Fumigate or Descend upon the Sinful can save you and add some value other wraths don't (like Wrath of God and Day of Judgment).

W does not have a ton of card draw. Maybe Inheritance and Slate of Ancestry? Possible counters include Dawn Charm, Rebuff the Wicked, Inspiration, Mana Tithe and Lapse of Certainty.

Ajani Goldmane and Ajani Steadfast can speed up your damage with counters. Healer of the Pride can net you some life. Brimaz, King of Oreskos, is just over $10, but may be useful here.

You can also slow things down with Ghostly Prison, Rule of Law, and Worship.

Other protection spells and combos exist, but might be too narrow to use here. I do like Solemnity + Phyrexian Unlife + Force Bubble + Greater Auramancy or Karmic Justice.

AntoniusFunk on Teshar-ing the love

2 months ago

  • Mangara of Corondor + sac outlet + 0 cmc artifact is a great way to completely ruin your opponents board state.
  • Paraselene for any and all kinds of enchantments that are bothersome. We aren't playing that many ourselves so this will have less of an adverse effect. Should we need one of our enchantments back there is always Restoration Specialist.
  • Aura of Silence to make the blue mages have to keep extra mana up if they want to get testy.
  • Non-blue counter spells like Rebuff the Wicked and Lapse of Certainty. Null Brooch is also a recurrable counter on a stick. Unexpectedly Absent is a hilarious way to bury an opponents stax piece or creature.
  • Benevolent Bodyguard, Grand Abolisher (on your turn), Hope of Ghirapur, Selfless Spirit, Lightning Greaves
  • Nevermore for any creature or card you just do NOT want to have come down.
  • Tormod's Crypt to give you all the graveyard hate you can stand to play...AND it doubles as a recurrable cmc 0 artifact!
  • SynergyBuild on White Knights Unite

    2 months ago

    Tron is like 30% of my LGS meta, I will always think about:

    "Will tron reck me? Yes? Ghost Quarters and Counterspells, in."

    I am a mono white tribal player though, so my counterspells are limited to Mana Tithe, Lapse of Certainty, Dawn Charm, and Rebuff the Wicked

    My first love was mono white soldiers, which evolved to mono white humans, a month before Five Color Humans became a thing, personally, I don't like the deck, not like Meddling Mage isn't a beast, alongside Mantis Rider and the likes, but Abzan Humans I will like more.

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