Narset's Reversal

Narset's Reversal

Instant

Copy target instant or sorcery spell, then return it to its owner's hand. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Set Rarity
War of the Spark (WAR) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Arena Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Narset's Reversal Discussion

multimedia on Kalamax Storm

2 days ago

Hey, nice budget version of Kalamax.

If you want to win with burn then I suggest Chandra's Ignition or the less expensive price Gravitic Punch. Either one of these cards can combo with Kalamax + a Fork to infinite burn all your opponents. Muddle the Mixture is a helpful budget card because can transmute for a 2 CMC Fork or it can be a pseudo Negate. Ignition or Punch could replace Genesis Ultimatum since there's many more nonpermanent cards here than permanents. Muddle could replace Ionize.

Narset's Reversal is excellent with Kalamax since you can use the copy that Kalamax makes of Reversal to target and bounce original Reversal back to your hand. This makes Reversal with Kalamax repeatable two mana to copy any instant or sorcery that's cast. Reversal could replace Fury Storm. Insidious Will is another budget Fork that can also be a counterspell or a Swat. Will could replace Sleight of Hand.

Kessig Wolf Run and Crop Rotation to tutor for it is a repeatable way to give Kalamax trample making him much more of a threat to do Commander damage. Run could replace x1 Mountain and Crop could replace Gut Shot. Shivan Reef is budget land to consider adding replacing 1x Mountain.

Good luck with your deck.

NoSoyYucateco on Riku's Dastardly Deeds

2 days ago

This deck looks awesome! It looks super fun to play. I think you can tune it a bit more to make it more consistent, though.

I think the fog effects can be cut, personally. In exchange, I would add some more boardwipes, like Evacuation, Chain Reaction, and Anger of the Gods.

I also think some of the higher-costed instants and sorceries can go, such as Steam Augury, Storm Seeker, Prophetic Bolt, Spiraling Embers, and Time Reversal. I think all of these cards are outclassed by cards that either cost less, or do more for a comparable cost.

If you like dealing non-combat damage, I love Price of Progress. It is cheap, affects everyone, and Riku usually can rely on basic lands.

Maybe consider adding more copy effects like Twincast, Narset's Reversal, Refuse / Cooperate, Clever Impersonator, Phantasmal Image, Dack's Duplicate, etc...? I like the versatility of these cards in that they mirror the table. Nobody can complain that you are playing something strong when you are just copying your opponents!

NoSoyYucateco on LimbicCircus

2 days ago

Hey! I actually rebuilt that deck as Que Riku 2: The Rikuning. The plan was to retire it by taking its power level over the top and making it more of a storm deck that I wouldn't want to play as frequently. Which kind of worked, but it became its own thing that is really fun to play. I don't think my decklist here is 100% up to date, but it's close.

The fun thing with Riku is that he can be adapted to just about any metagame. I like the idea of using him as a clone deck that focuses on copying other players' threats, so it fits into any table (so lots of things like Clever Impersonator and Stunt Double). That said, it still needs its own win cons, and I think ETB win cons like Avenger of Zendikar and Purphoros, God of the Forge are very consistent with Riku.

I worry about Swarm Intelligence and similarly high-costed enchantments, because they don't do much on their own. I think it is better to pack the deck with plenty of things like Twincast, Reverberate, Narset's Reversal, Refuse / Cooperate, etc... Because these cost less, work on other players' spells, and only need to be saved for the best targets, leaving you open to make other plays in the meantime.

That said, I am pretty excited about Double Vision because it costs less and can more easily be benefited from the same turn it comes out. I haven't play tested it yet, and I think it might be a bit hard to get it to stick, but it has great potential.

At any rate, I think it is safe to shy away from Fog effects, since there are so many decks that don't try to win with combat damage.

I hope this helps. Your decklist looks great! I will keep an eye on it.

Omniscience_is_life on Dimir Isochron

1 week ago

Narset's Reversal is kind of a counterspell, but still a better target. Almost like a double scepter

gd311 on Kalamax - Archmage's Nightmare

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the reply! Sorry it doesn't quite work out. I use Narset's Reversal alongside a way to copy it, and a Time Warp as a way to take infinite turns. There are some super interesting interactions that you can make with Kalamax, although they can be somewhat complicated haha. Thanks for the link! I'll be sure to check it out.

Kampfkrapfn on Kalamax - Archmage's Nightmare

3 weeks ago

I had a misconception about the way Narset's Reversal works. Basically I thought you would go infinite with a tapped Kalamax, the Stormsire, Twinning Staff and something like Swarm Intelligence or Thousand-Year Storm. While you cannot go infinite, you can use Narset's Reversal to create insanely many copies of Lightning Bolt, Shock or other damage instants. I will readjust the decklist and the description within the next days :)

PS: A very interesting discussion of a 'Kalamax puzzle' which solved my misunderstanding can be found here:

Sultai_Sir on SBT Combo

1 month ago

I love this decklist! I've been making a Sidisi primer, The Deck that Death Forgot, and was wondering if you could help me out. It's not your level of competitive, but I'm trying to make it a bit more powerful. One question about the decklist, though. What's Narset's Reversal for? It may be serving some purpose I'm not seeing, but couldn't you just sub in a better counterspell?

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