Mental Misstep

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Mental Misstep

Instant

( can be paid with either or 2 life.)

Counter target spell with converted mana cost 1.

Mental Misstep Discussion

foxboy93 on Tezzeret/Thoughtcast Affinity

3 days ago

SynergyBuild

Sorry, allow me to clarify; I have most of the deck, minus some of the more expensive pieces, specifically:

Ancient Tomb Arcbound Ravager City of Traitors Fatal Push Force of Will Glimmervoid Inkmoth Nexus Lotus Petal Mental Misstep Mox Diamond Mox Opal Spellskite Underground River

Those are the ones I know off of memory that aren't in my collection, or are above 5$ that I don't have. Steel Overseer getting reprinted makes it easier to get a hold of it.

sdh101 on Bird is the word

5 days ago

Have you considered Mental Misstep ? Also, Monastery Mentor seems very strong as a second kykar. Also what do you think of Distant Melody ? Merchant Scroll and Bonus Round could also be worth some consideration.

I'm thinking about brewing some more kykar and maybe finalizing a list. Good luck!

(more bird noises)

sergiodelrio on B&R announcement tomorrow

1 week ago

@Boza I agree. I'll even go as far as to say unban Mental Misstep alongside DRS, to keep everything in check^^

enpc on Example Azor

1 week ago

Arcane Denial is a tricky one. I included it here becasue it's not much (money wise) and it can counter anything. If you had no budget restrictions (and generally in these situations you'd be playing in a much more combo heavy meta) I would suggest running Counterspell , Mana Drain , Force of Will , Swan Song , Dispel , Dovin's Veto , Negate , Pact of Negation , Mental Misstep , Flusterstorm , Spell Pierce , stuff like that.

The key thing here is the mana cost of the counterspells - they all cost 2 or less. Arcane Denial is not great in that it gives your opponents cards, however A) it only costs two mana and B) in more casual games, giving your opponents a few cards is nowhere near as dangerous.

Monastery Siege isn't bad, and if you want to get your enchantment count up then it's fine. But remeber it's fixing, not advantage. I think that Search for Azcanta  Flip would be the first encahntment I would look to add, however it's not the cheapest card right now.

Nerdytimesorwhatever on cEDH Preference

2 weeks ago

Shattering Spree isn't as common as it used to be, but its cool. Natural State Mental Misstep is kinda like removal. Stops a turn 1 carpet/sol ring/whatever

austintayshus on Ojutai Flash n Stax

4 weeks ago

I would take out Soul Sculptor and Pestermite or maybe Mental Misstep .

Also, I've always wanted to put Standstill in a deck but haven't found a place for it anywhere. It's kinda Staxy?

Bewmz on Midrange Budget Esper Token Control

1 month ago

I have apparently been summoned?

So lets start with the first bit match_lighter hit on: Modern format works off of all sets that were at one point standard legal starting at 8th edition to present as well as the new Modern Horizons set which drops into legality this friday, minus a relatively small ban list.

Temple of the False God , Brainstorm , Mystical Tutor , Rout , and Sol Ring were printed in sets prior to 8th Edition, so those are out.

Mental Misstep , Ponder , Preordain , and Gitaxian Probe are all banned in the format.

Lastly, Death Grasp was only ever printed in a commander product which means it is not a Modern legal playable.

match_lighter is also likely right, if you really want to play Esper in modern you have basically two routes:

  1. Go straight control, no fancy frills. The deck exists and is doing actually alright but it is mostly a UW shell making a minimal black splash for sideboard cards and like one main deck walker in Kaya, Orzhov Usurper in small numbers.

  2. You could play what ye olde players would call "solar Flare", or Gifts Control. Deck plays some number of effects that let you put cards in your graveyard ( Liliana of the Veil , Thirst for Knowledge occasionally) in conjunction with Gifts Ungiven , Unburial Rites , and some big dumb thing like Iona, Shield of Emeria / Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite to reanimate and bring the opponent to a screeching halt. Because you're playing Gifts, you wind up play single copies of cards or multiple cards with similar effects with different names (eg. Wrath of God , Damnation , Supreme Verdict , Day of Judgment ) so that you can force your piles with the card to do what you want. Gifts over the years has leaned more into strict Esper, but there are people who still play the old 4 Color lists with green for access to Life from the Loam and solid removal effects like Abrupt Decay and Assassin's Trophy . I can swing back through and link you some smaple deck lists in a bit.

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Mental Misstep occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.26%

WUB (Esper): 0.32%