Mental Misstep


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Uncommon

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Mental Misstep


Counter target spell with converted mana cost 1.

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Mental Misstep Discussion

Nietzsky on Looking to help with decks!

1 week ago

I'm a relatively new cEDH deckbuilder, and my Grand Arbiter Augustin IV list is my first attempt at a build that can play with the big boys =P. Started brewing to compete in sanctioned at my LGS, and eventually take it to side events during prix and SCG events. I'm not trying to necessarily maximize variance to ensure optimal consistency of wins.... I'm trying to maximize wins in an "archenemy" EDH setting, where I'll have the highest chance of still claiming victory in spite of 3 players ready to hate me off the table right after the general flip ( In my LGS scene, general rule of thumb is throw as much hate my way as possible). This is why I opt to play Augustin with a hard stax/prison shell, with light combo, as opposed to a more reactive control focus found in French.

1) Which card would you personally switch on the main with Trinisphere ? I rather enjoy my Sword of Feast and Famine in Augustin, was considering dropped Faith's Reward and relying solely on Teferi's Protection, though with the frequency of wipes, and with the often 2-card Felidar Sovereign combo, I've been torn. I do feel at this point Trinisphere needs to make an appearance to make it a truly degenerate competitive deck.

2) I've been trying to drop my average CMC a pinch more (I still don't know if 2.38, or 2.27 with considerations for Force of Will / Mental Misstep / Chancellor of the Annex is considered competitive enough).... is Aetherflux Reservoir best left to kitchen table, or can it be a strong competitive alt-wincon? It feels a little more storm-ish to me, and Stony Silence / Null Rod already put me in trouble.... it seems like I would make them into a silver bullet even more

3) Gemstone Caverns & Chancellor of the Annex are staying in the build 100% (I'm willing to take the ever-slight consistency hit to enable straight blowout games, and it was already hard enough finally dropping Leyline of Anticipation =P),Darksteel Citadel I understand the pros/cons, but enjoy the land destruction asymmetry / early metalcraft... I find turn 1-2 Augustin enabled by it, and creating early mana asymmetry, usually play to my favor more than the inclusion of a colorless screws my opening hand. Thinking at this point Halimar Depths needs to go, however.

4) Any cards that you feel the deck absolutely needs, aren't exorbitant (I'm not about to pick up a Tabernacle anytime soon), and I'm a fool for not running?

Thank you for your time.

Anti-Competitive GAAIV (Embrace the Hate)

Commander / EDH* Nietzsky


IAmTheWraith on The Fat Blue Weirdo

1 week ago

Nietzsky: Thanks for the suggestions!

I am thinking about taking out the storm combos, so these would be good cards to slot in in the place of that devotion.

Things I like that you've suggested: Mental Misstep, Land Equilibrium, Mana Vortex, Timetwister/Windfall.

Things I dont like: Consecrated Sphinx, Teferi, Temporal Archmage, Tezzeret the Seeker , Fabricate.

I like the land effects, simply because they wont effect me as much, and I actually was gifted a Vintage Masters Timetwister last year. TBH I thought it was in here, turned out I was wrong.

I dont like sphinx, seems like a win more card to me. Teferi and Tezzy seem like they require too much other things to make the deck work, and Fabricate doesnt have any really relevant targets.

Thanks for suggestions!

Nietzsky on The Fat Blue Weirdo

1 week ago

I run stasis and similar effects in my

Anti-Competitive GAAIV (Embrace the Hate)

Commander / EDH* Nietzsky


, you might see something on my list that would work here. I'll make a few suggestions, some cards I run, others I didn't have the room for (but I run Azorius colors, and would probably slot them if I was running mono blue)

1) In mono blue control/stax, back to basics is a DEFINITE slot, 100% guaranteed.

2) Some tutors you may considerPersonal Tutor Fabricate

3) It helps to have a second wheel Windfall , and if you playgroup allows a proxy of Timetwister by all means...otherwise it's quite pricey.

4)You may get a few turns of value out of Consecrated Sphinx before it is popped... also Deadeye Navigator and another "untap" creature such as Palinchron may help to guarantee you can maintain your stasis lock indefinitely.

5) Teferi, Temporal Archmage and Tezzeret the Seeker can help work around stasis and turn it into a perma-lock, along with Sword of Feast and Famine

6) Mental Misstep is a great unforeseen way to eat sol rings, Path to Exiles, Divining tops, and other 1 drop shenanigans... Foil at 3 cards for 1 is a HUGE price to pay

7) Land Equilibrium and Mana Vortex can be great cards to pair with stasis, or alternative ways to control lands.

BodhiQL on The Assembly Line of Death

3 weeks ago

All things I plan on getting in the future. Mental Misstep isn't a financial problem but the others I want to try and trade for. This list reflects my paper stuff but I have some more expensive things I am trying to get a hold of.

ToshiroU on The Assembly Line of Death

3 weeks ago

Hey mate,

thx for commenting on my list of Azami!

As for your decklist here: i wonder why you decided not to play Flusterstorm, Mental Misstep and Mana Drain. Will you play these in the future and if not, what were your thoughts on these cards?

All the best :)

Frank_Glascock on Ancestral Animar

1 month ago

JMCraig, I am an idiot. It was Alarmednine's list that had Mental Misstep. I looked at both lists last night and made a mistake.

Hopefully, the fact that I have been promoting your list as the definitive Combo Animar keeps me in your good graces.

Frank_Glascock on Ancestral Animar

1 month ago

Thanks for all the advice. It looks like the land is the cut. I saw where Bunfriedrice is also playing Mental Misstep.

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