Overwhelming Denial

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Oath of the Gatewatch (OGW) Rare

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Overwhelming Denial

Instant

Surge (You may cast this spell for its surge cost if you or a teammate has cast another spell this turn.)

Overwhelming Denial can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Counter target spell.

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Overwhelming Denial Discussion

KibaAlpha on Atraxa’s +1/+1 Counterstrike

3 hours ago

SilentClockwork

Thank you for your comment. Demonic Tutor is out of place in this deck as this is about card draw and Counterspell within my playgroup is countered 8 out of 10 times it's cast.

Overwhelming Denial and Last Word are better choices just for the fact they themselves can't be countered.

They are more expensive but at least they will resolve and that is important. I feel with Counterspell I'm wasting a spell and mana for something that 90% of the time will get countered.

Njirk on Dragonlord Silumgar

1 month ago

Hi there, I'm from the advertise your commander thread.

I used to have a Nin, the Pain Artist deck based on stealing and copying your opponents stuff. I always liked to win using your opponents cards, so its nice to see a deck with a similar theme.

I think your current build has a lot of room for optimization as there are many cards that have strictly or subjectively better counterparts. These are some suggestions for cards I would replace and what with:

I would probably drop the flicker subtheme you currently have because you dont run a lot of creatures and go down a few lands (37 should be fine) in favor of more draw (Rhystic Study & Mystic Remora are nice). Also, one of the good things about black is the access to tutors. By adding tutors you increase the consistency of your deck, as they effectively serve as an extra copy of all the other cards in your deck. Lim-Dul's Vault, Beseech the Queen and Dark Petition are some good relatively cheap ones. (If you want to invest a bit of money in it, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great.)

I hope this helps and good luck with deckbuilding!

PS. Dont forget to comment on the previously posted deck in the 'advertise your commander deck' thread. ;)

Darkshadow327 on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

1 month ago

Mana Leak, Last Word, Wizard's Retort, Overwhelming Denial, Devious Cover-Up, Desertion, Countervailing Winds, Bone to Ash, and Countermand are all some counterspells you don't have in here if you want more counters.

ninjaclevs13 on Help with Niv Mizzit Parun

3 months ago

Chain Reaction, Aether Gale, Evacuation, Blasphemous Act, Cyclonic Rift, Mizzium Mortars for sweepers

Rapid Hybridization, Pongify, Reality Shift, Curse of the Swine, Chaos Warp for spot removal.

I assume you have counters in the deck...but here are some suggestions anyway, in case you haven't heard of them: Ionize, Disallow, Counterflux, Misdirection, Rewind, Summary Dismissal (personal favorite of mine), Overwhelming Denial, Arcane Denial, Negate, Essence Scatter...

I know most pillow fort cards aren't instants or sorceries, but if your problem is getting overrun in combat, you could try Propaganda and the like.

Hope this helps!

lamocomp1 on Dusk's Maelstrom Wanderer

4 months ago

You play green, man!

Leave all this silly fixing with lands to colors that don't know how to ramp and color fix.

Cultivate

Farseek

Kodama's Reach

Nature's Lore

Spring

If you are willing to spend a bit and don't mind to play creature ramp:

Greenweaver Druid

Rattleclaw Mystic

Shaman of Forgotten Ways

Somberwald Sage

Sylvan Caryatid

Also, there are better cheap alternatives to some cards. Jace's Ingenuity -> Urban Evolution Cathartic Reunion -> any blue draw spell

Counterspells are bad in maelstrom. You never want to see them from cascade, its the worst. Or at least play counterspells with some alternative upside. Also, 4 mana counters mostly suck.

Cut Overwhelming Denial Cancel Dispel

Add Mystic Confluence Swan Song Stubborn Denial

Also, some cards are mostly useless

Gaea's Blessing

The Unspeakable

Zo-Zu the Punisher (good card, wrong deck)

legendofa on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

Mind Seize

Instant

Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You may choose an instant or sorcery card in that player's hand and cast it without paying its mana cost. If you don't, that player discards their hand and draws that many cards.


Wizard's Retort, Overwhelming Denial, and Stoic Rebuttal are all basically Counterspell under the right circumstances. Give another old card this same treatment.

ANemoAcids on Wizardy draw with some infinite combos

7 months ago

Let's get you some wincons, and fix that landbase.

First: Landbase. Basic stuff, manarocks, and better land cards, and a touch of fetchlands to get us rocking and rolling. Then, guess what, you're playing green. Congrats, you get the luxury of a vast array of tasty morsels called ramp spells, so we'll take advantage of that.

-3x Island, +Simic Growth Chamber, +Yavimaya Coast, +Bant Panorama

-2 Forest, +Myriad Landscape, +Command Tower

-Beneath the Sands + Traverse the Outlands (great way to filter land out of the deck if you get a big hand size power/toughness creature)

-Zndrsplt's Judgment +Thran Dynamo

-Blink of an Eye + Gilded Lotus

-Evacuation +Simic Signet

-Displace +Cultivate

-Mystic Confluence, + Kodama's Reach

-Time of Ice, + Nissa's Pilgrimage

-Entrancing Melody + Explosive Vegetation

Next, let's look at capitalizing on your commander's strengths: Card draw. We'll add in card draw, and some hand size manipulation to help manage it, along with some ways to make use of all that mana you gain and cards you draw.

-Watertrap Weaver, + Minds Aglow

-Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter + Mind Spring

-Academy Journeymage + Braingeyser

-Academy Elite + Pull from Tomorrow

-True-Name Nemesis + Venser's Journal

-Genesis Hydra + Thought Vessel

- Storm Sculptor + Tishana, Voice of Thunder

-Riddleform +Spellbook

-Divination +Harmonize

-Fleet Swallower +Awakening

Now for some wincons:

-Devastation Tide +Goblin Cannon (with your upcoming infinite mana/card draw combos, draw into this, then ping everyone for infinite damage and win, the ability stacks as many times as you pay the mana for it, before sacrificing itself).

-Saheeli's Artistry +Empyrial Plate (slap that on your commander, give it flying with caller of gales, free commander damage kill)

-Grunn, the Lonely King, + Laboratory Maniac

-Index + Time Warp

-Broken Bond, + Beacon of Tomorrows

-Opt +Psychosis Crawler

-Jace's Ingenuity +Sturmgeist

-Spelltwine. - River's Rebuke

+Isochron Scepter, +Dramatic Reversal (infinite mana combo with some mana rocks)

-Fumble +Illusionist's Bracers

-Ghostly Flicker +Aphetto Alchemist (equip bracers to alphetto, tap to untap it and target manarock or kydele for aother infinite mana combo, once you have infinite combos going, you can take multiple turns, draw out your whole deck with psychosis or lab maniac or tishana, or empyrial plate, etc)

Other infinite combos you can look for are Sword of the Paruns or Umbral Mantle equipped to kydele if she's drawn enough cards. The possibilities are vast, just a matter of finding yourself a bit of room for those cards, which shouldn't be too hard. However I'm also aware of budgets, I know I've suggested a LOT of changes, many that you might need to purchase, and while the individual cards aren't too pricey, collectively it's a lot once you look at all the changes. But if you're personally looking to take your deck to the next level, I'll add some more blingy suggestions at the end of this comment.

Last couple of swaps to make:

-Overwhelming Denial +Counterspell (cheaper, better counterspell)

-AEtherspouts +Swan Song

The bling: Staff of Domination (more kydele comboing)

Patron Wizard

Seedborn Muse

Minamo, School at Water's Edge

Boseiju, Who Shelters All

Cyclonic Rift

Palinchron

Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

Tooth and Nail

other cards to consider would be a touch more cantrips and counterspells? Depends on local meta, how often you need to stop people from preventing your comboing off: Pact of Negation Muddle the Mixtures Brainstorm Mystical Tutor

thraximunder3 on Izzet Says No

7 months ago

Highland Lake also run more then 33 god damn lands, Pyromancer's Goggles can come out, Bident of Thassa can come out for a deck like this you want competetive cards thats not it, Hammer of Purphoros trade for Lightning Greaves i'll get you a pair, Overwhelming Denial is not a good counterspell, Quietus Spike trade for a Basilisk Collar.

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Overwhelming Denial occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.09%

Izzet: 0.02%

Azorius: 0.03%