Pact of Negation

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Pact of Negation

Instant

Pact of Negation is blue.

Counter target spell.

At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay . If you don't, you lose the game.

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Pact of Negation Discussion

aquavulfy on Nezahal control

2 days ago

I like what you have so far! Additions I would make are:
Youthful Scholar
Evacuation
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
Cryptic Command
Pact of Negation

chadsansing on Second Tron

3 days ago

Cool idea - I like the suggestions from Pieguy396, too.

A few concrete ideas: drop the Spyglass and Verdicts from the sideboard and play 2 Pithing Needle and a Nephalia Academy instead to protect against walkers and hand disruption. Replace the Relic with Grafdigger's Cage which is more versatile against Dredge, Storm, and Counters Company. Consider a few Split Second cards like Trickbind and Wipe Away in place of EE. No one ever expects them and they wreck Ballista decks, walker ultimates, man-lands, fetches, etc. Maybe run a Boseiju, Who Shelters All mainboard. Split Sleight of Hand 2-and-2 with Peer Through Depths. Since you need to stay alive, you may also want to replace or split Ballista with Hangarback Walker to get blockers. Maybe run 1 Academy Ruins in place of the 4th Fountain and 1 Mindslaver in place of a Sphinx's Rev to have an alt win con or a chance to buy more time.

Now for something more abstract. Since you are trying to combo off, I think Tron is the wrong shell here. I would adapt an Ad Nauseum shell. It's a deck that's made to dig and then use a ton of mana around turn 3 or 4 to win. You would have to do the same thing to cast your first Sunrise, and then dig for the second in an unfair way. Ad Naus buys you protection with Angel's Grace, as well, and Phyrexian Unlife, which you can make even better with Solemnity. You can protect your second casting of Sunrise with Pact of Negation, as well. I just think the Ad Naus mana base is much more effective here than the Tron one.

So, if we were to adapt an Ad Naus mainboard, it might look like this:

  • 4x Approach of the Second Sun,
  • 4x Simian Spirit Guide,
  • 4x Angel's Grace,
  • 3x Phyrexian Unlife,
  • 3x Solemnity,
  • 3x Serum Visions,
  • 2x Sleight of Hand,
  • 2x Peer Through Depths,
  • 3x Pact of Negation (or Swan Song on a budget),
  • 4x Spoils of the Vault (this is your all-star),
  • 4x Lotus Bloom,
  • 4x Pentad Prism,
  • 3x City of Brass (or Mana Confluence),
  • 3x Darkslick Shores,
  • 1x Dreadship Reef,
  • 2x Gemstone Mine (or 3 Mines and no Reefs),
  • 1x Island,
  • 1x Plains,
  • 1x Swamp,
  • 2x Seachrome Coast,
  • 3x Temple of Deceit,
  • 3x Temple of Enlightenment,

Something like that should be faster than Tron. You could also drop the Solemnity and run ad nausuem itself to put all of the Sunrises in your hand on turn 3 or 4 and then cast, cast, as able.

I hope that makes some sense. I love the Tron idea, and I encourage testing it, but I suspect a free-mana combo shell would be faster.

Happy brewing!

Xica on Modern Build-Around Cards

5 days ago

Madcap Experiment + Platinum Angel can be quiet brutal.
It plays real nice with Pact of Negation, Glorious End & Earthquake

(
Ending the turn exiles everything from the stack, spells, abilities - even ones that "cannot be countered")

Decrepit_Angel on Tier 0 Ultra Competitive cEDH Voltron Storm Crow

6 days ago

For whatever reason, this decklist keeps showing only about half of the cards unless I choose to edit and save it. If I do this, it shows the full list momentarily and then goes back to the incomplete one. If anyone else viewing this is having this issue, and for myself if the site doesn't stop being broken, here is the full list in comment form:

1x Akroma's Memorial

1x Ancient Tomb

1x Aqueous Form

1x Argentum Armor

1x Back to Basics

1x Baton of Morale

1x Batterskull

1x Brainstorm

1x Chrome Mox

1x Counterspell

1x Crow Storm

1x Cyclonic Riftfoil icon

1x Darksteel Plate

1x Eldrazi Conscription

1x Empyrial Plate

1x Fireshrieker

1x Flooded Strand

1x Flusterstorm

1x Force of Will

1x Gitaxian Probe

1x Glen Elendra Archmage

1x Grafted Exoskeleton

1x Grim Monolith

1x Impulse

1x Inventors' Fair

1x Jace, the Mind Sculptor

1x Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip

1x Lightning Greaves

1x Loxodon Warhammer

1x Mana Crypt

1x Mana Drain

1x Mana Vault

1x Masterwork of Ingenuity

1x Mental Misstep

1x Misty Rainforest

1x Mox Diamond

1x Mox Opal

1x Mystic Remora

1x Mystical Tutor

1x Pact of Negation

1x Polluted Delta

1x Ponder

1x Pongify

1x Preordain

1x Quietus Spike

1x Rapid Hybridization

1x Relic of Progenitus

1x Rhystic Study

1x Rite of Replication

1x Scalding Tarn

1x Sensei's Divining Top

1x Snapcaster Mage

25x Snow-Covered Island

1x Spell Pierce

1x Spellskite

1x Storm Crow CMDR

1x Strata Scythe

1x Strip Mine

1x Sun Quan, Lord of Wu

1x Swan Song

1x Swiftfoot Boots

1x Sword of Feast and Famine

1x Sword of Fire and Ice

1x Sword of Vengeance

1x Tezzeret the Seeker

1x Thassa, God of the Sea

1x Time Spiral

1x Timetwister

1x Tormod's Crypt

1x Trinket Mage

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

1x Umezawa's Jitte

1x Vanishing

1x Voltaic Key

1x Wasteland

1x Windfall

TheMagicFanatic on Infinite Breyafacts

6 days ago

I think the deck actually needs a lot more counterspells. This is a combo deck, right? Combo decks need counters, otherwise you lose... Look to Pact of Negation, Force of Will, or for more budget friendly cards, Muddle the Mixture, Swan Song, Dispel, etc.

Frank_Glascock on Narset, Master of Chain Reaction

1 week ago

MARKSZNCD, please disregard EternalBrewmaster who is neither eternal or a brewmaster. You have been working on this list for almost three years. We were discussing Proteus Staff in May of 2015. What happened to making a case for the inclusion of a card? It appears EternalBrewmaster is more interested in trolling you than making a salient point.

I know you are open to suggestions as we debated the merits of Tolaria West back in the day. Of course, I think I was playing Pact of Negation at the time.

I no longer play Narset. Your version and insight would be what I relied on if I rebuilt the deck.

Kaleo42 on What's the best cEDH mono ...

2 weeks ago

I already have most of what would be needed it's just a question if the deck is worth moving back and forth things like Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt from my primary decks.

I'm using this project as an excuse to pick up Force of Will, Pact of Negation, and other important blue cards I have been avoiding. I got the Omniscience with some other stuff last night thanks to a Living End I didn't realize had spiked so much.

JKRice on Grand Arbiter, a quick guide for loosing friends

2 weeks ago

also, you have a lot of creature taxation, but you might want to add in more things like grand arbiter's third ability, or even some more free counterspells like Pact of Negation, Daze, or Foil.

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