Memory Lapse

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska (DDM) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Mirage (MIR) Common
Homelands (HML) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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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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Memory Lapse Discussion

Profet93 on Talrand, Token Summoner

1 week ago

EddCrawley

I love seeing another Talrand user. The deck looks pretty good. +1 from me. A few suggestions...

  1. Capsize Win condition that is very useful, especially late game.

  2. Force of Will and Mana Drain. You seem like you have a big budget

  3. Memory Lapse goes well with isochron scepter and is a hard counter for 2

  4. Misdirection and Pact of Negation because the blue player is still a threat even when he's tapped out ;)

  5. Muddle the Mixture as a nice counter. Can also be a tutor which is very useful in mono blue. Speaking of tutors, Mystical Tutor might be another option to consider

  6. Remand, Rewind, Swan Song. Telling Time, and Twincast are all nice options as well.

Your avg CMC seems a little bit high, so adding cheaper counter spells will allow you to counter something when it matters most.

  1. Blatant Thievery is a great card for multiplayer

  2. Temporal Manipulation and Time Warp are useful because you have talrand out, cast it, get a drake, do whatever, end the turn. Then have another turn to play a land (blue's way of ramping) and the drake you casted last turn with the extra turn can now attack.

  3. Back to Basics and Overburden help slow your opponents down (Note: overburden won't trigger on your tokens so thats good). Moreover, you have too many creatures for a talrand deck. I can recommend some options of what to take out (creatures and others) if you like.

  4. Speaking of creatures, while we don't want to have to many in the deck, some are worth their weight in gold such as Consecrated Sphinx, Snapcaster Mage (can be reused with Riptide Laboratory, which can also be used for talrand) and Torrential Gearhulk

  5. Ramp. There are a lot of options, some of which you already have. One I like in particular is Sky Diamond because it allows Talrand to come out on turn 3.

I don't know your budget/meta/competitive level but if you want more ideas, feel free to look at my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand.

Profet93 on Talrand Midrange v1-0

1 week ago

muse99

I love seeing another Talrand user. +1 from me! How has your inclusion of Mox Diamond and Chrome Mox working for you? If you get them in your starting hand they seem great, otherwise, useless.

A couple suggestions...

Disallow - Very useful and versatile

Memory Lapse - With Isochron scepter ;)

Misdirection - Much better than it looks!

Rewind - Im assuming this build is multiplayer? If so, this is a must.

Blatant Thievery - I don't run any real "finishers" or "combos" in my deck. So this card usually helps seal the deal.

Overburden - SO USEFUL. Note: Does not affect tokens.

If you have some time, feel free to check out my competitive deck Tisk Tisk Talrand for some other ideas.

TCat769 on Teferi, Master of The Eye

3 weeks ago

Cool deck! I would suggest The Chain Veil and cards like Jace, the Mind Sculptor or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon to go infinite with your commander as long as you can produce 6 mana off of 3 permanents. Also, a good counter spell suite is never a bad deal. You may look into Counterspell or Memory Lapse. Both are fairly inexpensive. Another one of my personal favorite blue cards is Chain of Vapor.

Good luck!

entheogeneral on Top Ten on Isochron Scepter?

1 month ago

Dudes, all fantastic ideas. And yeah, I blanked on that one. Memory Lapse is definitely a scoop-worthy card. High tide is good, especially with Palinchron. And you just can't do that to a Jace. Got rid of his cloak and made his abilities crappier than Sorin, Solemn Visitor's, although at least Sorin's art is badass.

Profet93 on Top Ten on Isochron Scepter?

1 month ago

Memory Lapse people either B*tch or scoop the moment they get together

HobbyGamer007 on Talrand, Sky Scummoner

1 month ago

Looks quite solid on first glance. You run lot's of good cards and your curve and average cmc looks good. However you also run a few bad cards. Let me pitch some ideas for replacements:

Consider Compulsive Research, Pulse of the Grid and Thirst for Knowledge as cheaper faster draw spells than Opportunity and Jace's Ingenuity which are both way too expensive.

Overwhelming Intellect is way too expensive. The only expensive counterspell that can prove it's worth is Cryptic Command all others should be cmc 2 and at most 3.

Swan Song!

Since you play a lot of creature hate, this might be your meta. Try Dissipation Field and Propaganda.Chain of Vapor!Reality Shift!Unsubstantiate

Maybe try Kindred Discovery and name drake? Could be worth it and might draw an insane amount of cards.Maybe Tamiyo, the Moon Sage and target yourself with the -2 if you have lot's of drakes.Reliquary Tower and Thought Vessel because keeping 20 counters in hand is fun.

If you ever run close to milling yourself, try fitting Laboratory Maniac in as another fun wincon.If that way doesn't work you can try the opposite path and go recurring stuff with Timetwister(Budget: Day's Undoing / Time Reversal)

Refill your entire hand with Windfall.

More playable counterspells in no particular power order Abjure, Condescend, Flusterstorm(Opponents also help with storm), Logic Knot, !!!Mana Drain!!!, Memory Lapse, Mental Misstep(if your meta is running many 1cmc spells), Spell Snare, Miscalculation, Power Sink, Pact of Negation, Prohibit, Remand, Spell Siphon, Syncopate, Dissolve, maybe Unified Will. Please don't play all of them, some of the conditional ones might be VERY bad. Sometimes a Cancel is better than a cmc2 conditional that you can't cast for some reason. You know how your deck plays and what fit's in there. More here: http://magiccards.info/query?q=o%3Acounter+o%3Atarget+o%3Aspell+c%21u+cmc%3C%3D3&v=card&s=cname

As I said this is some ideas, some might be very bad but most should be quite good in the deck. There's so many ways to play Talrand, just keep playing lot's of spells so you keep making free drakes. Maybe even play Phyrexian Altar and or Ashnod's Altar to pitch your drakes in to pay for more counterspells..

If you ask specific questions and provide some info about your meta I'd be happy to help :)

enpc on List of EDH counterspells

1 month ago

There are a few that are solid that you're missing:

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