Pact of Negation


Format Legality
Arena [BETA] Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Pact of Negation


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

enpc on Bringing Friends to the Party

2 hours ago

Looking at the list, you need more low end ramp. only having 2x 1 CMC spells in the deck means thatyou're almost guaranteed to not have a turn 1 play. Adding cards like Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman and Avacyn's Pilgrim will help increase the speed of your deck. Nature's Lore is also good and in a lot of ways a better farseek. You shouldn't need Mirari's Wake, your biggest spell is 6 mana. I know it gives a nice ramp and buff effect, but it's too slow. At least something like Zendikar Resurgent gives card advantage.

Running a single cpunterspell is pointless. You should either run 4-6 if you're using them to protect your win conditions, at which point hey should be stuff like Flusterstorm, Swan Song, Pact of Negation. If you want to run a more control-esque build, 7-10 counterseplls ins a good number. But I'm guessing you're not going down this route. So I woudl recommend removing them all together.

You should also look at streamlining your removal. Utter End is a nice catch-all, but is expensive. You're batter off running stuff like Swords to Plowshares and Nature's Claim, as they let you be more aggressive while holding up a small amount of mana for removal.

Personally I'm not a fan of Panharmonicon in the deck. I think it's too slow as it encourages you to hold off on playing allies until you drop it. and since a lot of your ally effects are stuff like indestructible or double-strike, giving the effect to a creature twice doesn't mean anything. Captain's Claws does more in this situation with the upside of making tokens.

HelixSnapHelix on Jhoira Staxx/Storm

1 day ago

Jace, the Mind Sculptor is nearly required for any near combo deck with a continuous brainstorm effect. Pact of Negation too for the same reason. High cmc counters are generally bad for decks that are trying to storm off, or using stax. Cards like Dissipate and Disdainful Stroke could easily be converted to Dispel and Spell Pierce.

Daedalus19876 on Brain Fart Stax

2 days ago

Hi - came here from FB.

This deck is really, really nice. I approve! (Also, it has a description, which makes it SO much easier to analyze - thanks for that.)

One of the only substitutions I might make is Aetherflux Reservoir vs Sentinel Tower. What's your reasoning for including one over the other? I'm also surprised you're not running Pact of Negation as combo protection, though I suppose slots are very very tight. Perhaps something like Overburden or AEther Barrier to deal with Tier 1 creature-based storm decks (Food Chain and Brostorm, etc)? (Also, no Mana Confluence?)

Nice work! You definitely get a +1 from me, haha.

HollowYoshi on Scapeshift

1 week ago

I could definitely see Crucible of Worlds having a place in my sideboard here. Not a big fan of Pact of Negation, since the deck usually has plenty of extra mana up for a counter or two when comboing off.

Darkshadow327 on All it Takes is Strategy (EDH Tribal Series #17)

1 week ago


Thanks for the suggestions! I'm not really concerned about the split second with Krosan Grip. Crystallization is a good political tool, and i like the versatility of Bant Charm. Pact of Negation is good, I'll have to consider it. Path to Exile was in here at one point, but i cut it for more counterspells.

Thanks for the upvote!

Lhurgyof on All it Takes is Strategy (EDH Tribal Series #17)

1 week ago

I would probably find a spot for Krosan Grip, the split second really comes in handy so I make sure to include it in any green deck I have. I would suggest removing Crystallization or Bant Charm for it. In fact, I think it would probably be best to remove both and include Krosan Grip along with another cheap removal spell or counterspell. (Pact of Negation or Path to Exile might work well).

I feel like Carven Caryatid could also replace one of the vanilla walls in here. It might not be a wall, but the draw may make it useful.


Oloro_Magic on Azdranax

1 week ago

Hey, so it seems my chat isn't working, hopefully it will be fixed in a bit, but in the meantime to get the hypothetical ball rolling so to speak, my interest in descending order is:

Ad Nauseam

City of Brass (if its the printing you indicated then I am very very interested)

Leyline of Sanctity

2x Pact of Negation

2x Gemstone Mine

2x Serum Visions

Hopefully my chat stops being weird by the time you see this. Thanks again!!!!!

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