Mana Leak


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Common
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Ninth Edition (9ED) Common
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Stronghold (STH) Common
Promo Set (000) Common
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Common

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Mana Leak


Counter target spell unless its controller pays .

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Mana Leak Discussion

SaltyCaptain on Modern Slivers

2 days ago

Darth_Savage I appreciate the input! In my last comment I talked about the Hivelord and Sliver Legion being overkill, I considered them and for a bit had the Legion in my sideboard, but the card costs ~$50 and isn't an essential thing. I also brought up my main Modern deck, Merfolk, and how the two remind me of Master of Waves and how they're either a "I already have lethal/more than enough on board" card or a "crap I needed another merfolk lord or something else because I'm in a tight spot" card and there's no in between without expending all mana and leaving yourself vulnerable to removal/etc spells. Two-Headed Sliver isn't bad and I've considered it, but there's so many 2 CMC slivers I need out as well, that being said it was a card I heavily considered and will playtest/order and play with to see how it feels and make a final decision. Sedge Sliver I've also looked at, but the biggest cause for me not to is manabase. It's only a guarantee if you get Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out unless I really rearrange my manabase around, and I feel as though that would throw stuff off quite a bit. I think my manabase is in a pretty good spot as of right now. Speaking of which, Ancient Ziggurat was actually in mainboard and I playtested it for a while, but the biggest problem is counter/removal spells. A lot of times when playtesting I was doing okay on mana with a Ziggurat on the board, but on T2 or T3 I can't even play a Mana Leak , Spell Pierce or otherwise because even though I could play another Sliver, chances are my other 1 or 2 land(s) wouldn't be blue and I would essentially be manaless for counterspells, which makes me 1) vulnerable and 2) kind of at a loss for even putting Mana Leak , or even a Spell Pierce or Swan Song in for counters, and would basically be like having dead cards unless it came to maybe T4 or later which usually I've already missed what I needed to counter or don't really have much on board. Throne of the God-Pharaoh looks like a really interesting play, idk how much use it would be but I had never heard/seen the card before and will most likely end up picking up 1 or a couple copies of the card and playtesting it in heavily to see how useful it is. With my modern dragon's deck ( I ordered pretty much every modern legal dragon (or numerous copies) because they were all SUPER cheap and just built the deck and would play my friends decks with it to see how this felt, how that felt, and then adjust lands/creatures/etc. until it felt about as consistent as a dragons deck would/could be in Modern. THANK YOU!!!!

SeekerofSecrets on UR Delver

3 days ago

So delver normally runs 18-19 lands and 10-12 cantrips, I would probably pull an island a mountain and a Remand for 3 Sleight of Hand

Also I normally find it correct to run 2-3 Mana Leak , I might pull 1 Spell Pierce and 1 Electrolyze for 2 leak.

I also find Abrade to be extreamly versatile maybe pull 1 Roast for a 1-1 split and then plan on having 2 in you side!

I love delver so good luck with the list!

SlavicGhaespar on Najeela, the Blade-Blossom Swing

5 days ago

Evasive action and Utopia sprawl seem like you don't have enough coverage to efficiency run them. Mana Leak and Memory Lapse could work really well here.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on We Love Freebies! *Primer*

6 days ago

Sounds like a well reasoned decision. On the other hand, a counter or bounce that draws two cards at instant speed is fine.

Draw two as an instant is Hieroglyphic Illumination . The counter is Mana Leak , the bounce is Unsummon . So the counter is above curve, the bounce on curve. Still, I understand your reasoning.

Docvegan on Esper Faeries

6 days ago

MrBiggieD I've used Remand in the deck, I like it, the card draw is nice, I'm torn between that and Mana Leak . I see upsides and down sides on both. Curious, what one would you pick?

MrBiggieD on Esper Faeries

6 days ago

What are your thoughts on Remand over Mana Leak ? In the late game, Mana Leak can often be a dead draw. Cool deck though.

Darth_Savage on Anointed Procession Deck with Cats

1 week ago

I was using my phone last time, on a computer now, so:

I deliberately choose Converted Mana Cost (CMC) 3 for a reason. Modern being the format it is, this cost can sometimes be the most expensive cards in the deck. At this cost the card needs to have an impact on the board state.

Vampire Nighthawk, your more or less on the ball, it's a very good creature. The really good thing about it is it can stall the board state. Your opponent won't attack with their strongest creature if it can be blocked and killed by Nighthawk, so it can potentially buy you a turn, maybe you will even draw removal like Dismember.

Dissipate, is the answer you want to a card like Adorned Pouncer, it stops the cat entering the battlefield and it exiles it, so you can't eternalize it. at CMC 2, Dissipate would need a restriction or downside. At CMC 3, it might see some play, but most of the time Stubborn Denial, Spell Pierce or Mana Leak are good enough.

Bow of Nylea, does a lot of things, but none of them are that relevant. It's a card which is more interesting than it is good, but you could build a deck around it.

Guttersnipe, I included this as a trap. New player often evaluate the goblin as an extra 2 damage when they cast every Lightning Bolt, well that sounds good! It isn't, in a burn deck Guttersnipe does nothing the turn it comes into play, it is an awful top deck and probably the card I tell people to cut from their decks the most. If I want something at CMC 3 in burn (which I probably don't) I'd play Hell's Thunder or Ball Lightning.

Ghostway, I actually gave you a clue "re-trigger enters the battlefield", in context of your deck Regal Caracal would be bounced, then return to play creating 2 new cat tokens. Unfortunately it would also wipe out all of your existing tokens. "A token that has left play can’t come back into play. If such a token would return to play, it remains in its current zone instead. It ceases to exist the next time state-based effects are checked." A more relevant scenario for the card would be if your opponent is on 11 life and you have Siege Rhino, Geralf's Messenger and Gray Merchant of Asphodel in play. The combined power of those creatures is 9, so you can't kill your opponent this turn, until you draw Ghostway. The Rhino drains 3, Messenger 2 and Merchant 6, Ghostway wins you the game that turn, without you even needing to attack. A lot of creature have an "enters the battlefield" effect, Ghostway lets you abuse that.

Moving on...

Enlightened Tutor isn't modern legal as it has never been printed in a modern legal set. Idyllic Tutor, it is CMC 3, it doesn't effect the board state, finds Anointed Procession (which when you cast it next turn, also doesn't effect the board state), don't add Idyllic Tutor. Commune with the Gods digs 5 cards deep into your library and lets you choose a creature or enchantment, roughly speaking 60% of the time this will find Anointed Procession, but it also lets you find a creature, it gives you options depending on your board state at the time.

Kjartan on Wrath of the Sun

1 week ago

Arcane Melee doesn't look that useful here.

It mostly only helps you cast specifically turn 6 Approach of the Second Sun and it also helps your opponents.

Don't see Thassa, God of the Sea here either.

You attck so little and have so little devotion that she's basically just a scry engine for 3 mana. I think you can do better + She's great trading material.

You don't need 28 lands either. Especially since you already have some card-draw. 24-ish should do you better.

I also think you should get a couplem of cheaper counterspells, like Mana Leak or if you get a full four copies, Rune Snag.

Maybe a value card like Jace, Architect of Thought to take advantage of being a slow deck (He's around $2)

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