Lapse of Certainty

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom 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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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.

Lapse of Certainty Discussion

SMASHER101 on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 weeks ago

I would say take out a land and put in map, but you only have 36 lands and a high curve. Take out Reya Dawnbringer . Map serves the same purpose in the late game by getting Emeria, The Sky Ruin and doesn't cost 80 mana. Archangel Avacyn  Flip is better board wipe insurance than Lapse of Certainty . Not sure why Selfless Spirit isn't in here if your worried about wipes.

Joe_Ken_ on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 weeks ago

firestorms90 I like all the insight you’ve got for each of the cards and I think while the loop idea with Reya Dawnbringer and Karmic Guide is interesting it isn’t likely to happen often. The most I could seeing it happen is when I have Reya out and use my Recruiter of the Guard to grab Karmic guide from the deck. Also a reason I didn’t have Reya in my first draft of the deck was because it does take an entire rotation to get its trigger to go off meaning if I do have a valuable creature in grave she would be likely to get hit with some removal so it is a bit of a risk having her out. Nothing really care about creatures entering play, but it’s just to keep my board stocked with a bunch of angels so they can beat down my opponents.

I don’t run into board wipes too often and normally I can just use Sunforger and Boros Charm / Teferi's Protection to avoid them, but the reason I had some thoughts about Archangel Avacyn  Flip was for another board wipe protector and if one of my non-angels die it can be a mini board wipe for small creatures like mana dorks or other useful small creatures as well as bolting each opponent for 3, which really isn’t all too much in the scheme of things.

The reasons I have been considering Lapse of Certainty is for another board wipe protector or just to counter any potentially harmful spells and then try to take them out before they draw it again. But there is also a bit of a combo with Sunforger + Mistveil Plains (which I try to tutor for with Tithe ) where I can just put an instant back on the deck during each one of my turns. I normally do this with Boros Charm for its indestructible use, but I was thinking I could use it with the Lapse to always have that counterspell ready to go in case I need it.

I guess out of my ideas Avacyn is probably the worst choice since I have a fair amount of board wipe protection already in the deck while Reya provides a lot of graveyard value and Lapse gives me a reoccurring counterspell in White.

Joe_Ken_ on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 weeks ago

So I’ve been wondering about the use of Expedition Map recently in my Boros angel tribal deck. Aurelia's Angelic crusade

I’ve been considering slotting it out for either Reya Dawnbringer or Archangel Avacyn  Flip if I were to go for another creature. Or I was considering Lapse of Certainty to have a counterspell in the back pocket that I can grab with Sunforger in the event I need to stop a board wipe.

99LandOTK on Dashed Hopes

2 weeks ago

Since you're using Dash costs, which to be honest I had never heard of before now but good for you for using it, Brave the Sands does not seem like a good fit. You creatures will be returned to your hand at the end of the turn, they do not need vigilance or better blocking. The ones that aren't dashed in will likely be better off alive than blocking, and I doubt your opponent will tap out against you with such a threat of burst damage. Speaking of burst damage, Lightning Bolt , Lightning Strike , and other burn cards may give you the reach you need once an opponent begins to develope a board to contest yours. Instead of Brave the Sands , I would recommend cards such as Mardu Ascendancy , Flowstone Surge , Glorious Anthem , or Goblin War Drums .

Dash Hopes , while flavorful (which may be good enough to keep it in, your call), is not particularly good. Mardu counterspells include Lapse of Certainty , Pyroblast , Red Elemental Blast , Imp's Mischief , and Withering Boon depending on what you need for your play group. Though to be honest, I'm not sure whether you need them. The counterspells are what I would replace for extra burn or card draw.

Hope this helped and good luck with your deck!

Lord_Grimm on White Zombie

2 weeks ago

Time to Reflect > Path to Exile : Same cost but less restrictive and more flexible (could use it on a token and ramp if need be)

Trostani's Judgement > Settle the Wreckage : sure can't populate, but hits many more threats and for a lesser cost

Radiant Purge > Lapse of Certainty : Keep them guessing with a surprise counter that basically Time Walks them

Worn Powerstone > Mind Stone : Less ramp, but card draw (something needed in this build)

Strionic Resonator > Anointed Procession : You'll usually be using it for double tokens anyways...

Adaptive Automaton > Odric, Lunarch Marshal : The deck is not true tribal, but is keyword heavy

Metallic Mimic > Duplicant : Same as above regarding tribal, but this guy can remove and get you a dude

Soul of Theros > Emeria Shepherd : honestly, kinda like them both, so preference?

Impassioned Orator > Soul Warden or Auriok Champion : More efficient

That's about all I see on this wave.

Yotian_Soldier on Boros Group Burn

1 month ago

17 April 2019

Major overhauled and streamlined the deck:

1.) Removed both Mark of Asylum and Personal Sanctuary

2.) Removed Past in Flames/ Impact Resonance and other clunky burn spells

3.) Removed both Stoneforge Mystic and Stonehewer Giant and replaced by Steelshaper's Gift as the only equipment tutor.

4.) Added Smothering Tithe as RNA was released

5.) Added Lapse of Certainty in the Sunforger package after JLK's (of the Commandzone) take on the commander

6.) Added Goldnight Castigator . Doubling potential damage taken is a risk but with Purity on the battlefield this can gain an insane amount of life to fuel Aetherflux Reservoir . As an insurance also added Pariah's Shield to redirect that damage to either Stuffy Doll or Boros Reckoner . Much testing is required.

7.) Streamlined the mana base as well; minimizing land that etb tapped.

Cloudchaser.Kestrel on And the Lion roars

1 month ago

I assume you mean Lapse of Certainty ? It's a good add, thank you.

Dawn Charm is already in the deck!

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