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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT) None
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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You may exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay Misdirection's mana cost.

Change the target of target spell with a single target.

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Misdirection Discussion

cdkime on Pyroblast vs Red Elemental Blast

1 week ago

You are correct that Pyroblast van target non-Blue items, while REB can not.

Gatherer ruling for Pyroblast:

Pyroblast can target any spell or permanent, not just a blue one. It checks the color of the target only on resolution.

I suspect REB is more common for that exact reason - your opponent can not use Misdirection to change REB’s target to one of your spells/permanents, limiting the number of valid legal targets your opponents can misdirect toward.

In the alternative, REB requires a legal target, and can’t always hit cards like Phantasmal Image.

Their use is similar, but that key distinction means neither card is always the right answer.

goblinguiderevealpls on Razin' minds, takin' names (competitive primer)

3 weeks ago


a few things to note before I begin,

i just finished making this deck 100% competitive so im still new to cedh matchups as i dont have a lot of cEDH games except with a tymna/thrasios and blood pod, so there is still room for improvement of course. however, in regards to the point of arcane denial giving card advantage, it is true, but nekusar and wheels are forcefeed by nature, so although im trying to make nekusar as viable as possible he will never be tier 1 because of how many wheels are used

i think Luxury Suite would be a good replacement to tarpit, what would you recommend? cuz its a nice combo and all but tarpit doesnt have a lot of use outside whispering madness and 7 mana is quite steep

i really like Arcane Denial, but i could maybe sub it in for Misdirection or Stifle, although im not sure which is a better replacement

i find crucible to be super useful, as if i have multiple lands in my hand i can play one and wheel the rest to use in later turns, albiet not as good without Exploration effects, it has still been extremely useful for me. Temporal Mastery, Capture of Jingzhou and Time Warp, the latter which i recently cut out but remains a maybe, are pseudo-explorations as i get another untap, drae phase and land for turn. but if you really think its just a cute interaction, what would you replace it with for cedh?

i just feel vandalblast is too good, it can be a sorcery Smelt at its worst, and a 1 sided pseudoShatterstorm when overloaded. also, you actually overload it with flashback with snap/yawgwill or jace. its a board wipe that By Force would usually require a shitload of mana to match the amount of targets, and abrade is far from a board wipe, i would sooner add Evacuation as another creature wipe and/or Shattering Spree because although it needs red, each replicate has to be counterspelled individually, where by force would just get force of will'd, but i will keep your suggestions under consideration, thank you for your concern

Snivy__ on Merfolk Islandwalk deck

1 month ago

Also the duel decks aren’t legal in Modern as well if that too matters. You will have to cut the Misdirection from the merfolk deck and the Gempalm Incinerator from the Goblins deck.

SirSh4ggy on Naru Combo

2 months ago

Definitely include free counter spells like Misdirection, Pact of Negation, and if you can afford it Force of Will.

Since you're shooting for tier 1 you'll definitely need Snapcaster Mage. With this many counters Baral, Chief of Compliance is an auto-include, as is Isochron Scepter.

For win-conditions, you'll want at multiple separate so nobody can Jester's Cap your one and only set-up and drop you out of the game. I'd recommend one of the Blue Sun's Zenith ones.

SirSh4ggy on ¡Zurple Nurple!

2 months ago

No Solemnity? Check out the major aura's he plays, like Vanishing, Diplomatic Immunity, and Empyrial Armor. I've built Lich Lord Zur as a reanimated version, but you might see somethings you want to add. Like Misdirection for example, which serves as a fantastic diversion spell.

Rabid_Wombat on Stasis

3 months ago

I'd take out the 4x As Foretold or the 4x Ancestral Vision but as card draw is so important I would be leaning towards the former rather than the latter.

Misdirection is great not just for protecting Stasis but also for "countering" Force of Will (by redirecting it to Misdirection ) and also for redirecting Legacy staples such as: Hymn to Tourach, Thoughtseize, Lightning Bolt etc.. onto the spell's caster ;)

Rabid_Wombat on Stasis

3 months ago

Nuce deck! However- 4x Misdirection is a must because of Abrupt Decay :)

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