Perplex

Perplex

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller discards his or her hand.

Transmute (, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

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Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Perplex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Perplex Discussion

Lhurgyof on E. V. I. L.

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comment!

Unfortunately I only own one copy of Mana Drain, and I have it in my Jhoira deck. If I had another though, I'd certainly throw it in here.

Perplex is an interesting option. Any idea what I could cut for it?

mtgApprentice21 on E. V. I. L.

2 weeks ago

Counterspell is good, but you probably could put a Mana Drain in that spot. Instead of Void Shatter, play Perplex. This card literally says "foolish mortal, I'm going to hurt your brain." It's also a great way to tutor up a lot of tasty 3-drop spells in this list, like Deliver Unto Evil, or Counterflux (if you know someone has a Flusterstorm in their deck.)

HELLcaster19 on Morophon Eldrazi

2 months ago

Edgardxcore Hey! Cool deck!

This is also a plan of mine to get going, once I have assembled my Abzan deck.

As king-saproling stated, Pitiless Plunderer would be a wonderful fit in here. Id consider cutting some of the following though:

Fist of Suns

Jodah, Archmage Eternal

Chromatic Lantern

Reason being; with Morophon's ability to reduce the colored pips in casting cost of your Eldrazi creatures, you will most likely want him on board as often as possible, as such, color fixing and alternate casting costs are not as vital to your strategy. Mycosynth Lattice is much higher in terms of cmc, but will also you to use your colorless mana in any way that you see fit!

You already have Lightning Greaves, so perhaps look into adding Swiftfoot Boots and Whispersilk Cloak as well, to offer more sources of protection. Neurok Stealthsuit is another good option, and gives you an instant speed equip option, should you need to move it around.

Another option to consider cutting would be Trophy Mage. As it is, you have 4 artifacts that it can fetch up out of your 13. Countering a creature is easy and will prevent your tutor for one of those pieces. A good option to substitute in would be Perplex. It offers you a tutor for a 3 drop, but is harder to prevent, as it is an activated ability, rather than an etb and can also be used as a counter should you need it.

I would also recommend substituting Dust Stalker and Nest Invader for some additional Devoid creatures that can bring in tokens upon entry to further your colorless ramp.

I run a mostly colorless deck, and find that Mystic Forge is a key piece in the deck. Some other good options for counters and removal are:

Void Shatter

Spell Shrivel

Complete Disregard

Serpentine Spike

Oblivion Strike

Smothering Abomination

That last one is just a personal favorite of mine, as its a great source of card draw when you sack your tokens for mana :) I hope some of this helps.

Mana Echoes can also be a great source of colorless ramp if you are willing to shell out the caps for said card.

rSt on Infinite Galvanizer

2 months ago

Ooh, I love that Perplex has the same transmute cost as all my combo pieces, I'm definitely going to put that, and the Mizzium, in. Anything to speed up this deck, one thing I did notice during playtest was the fact that the deck is slow.

I'm kinda hesitant and reluctant to downgrade Terminate, but you make a very good point about eliminating a color from the deck. I gotta think that one over.

5dollarMTG on Infinite Galvanizer

2 months ago

Cool deck. You could use something like Mizzium Transreliquat to get out a second copy of Myr Galvanizer. Or you could replace the Negates with Perplex so that you could transmute up any of the combo pieces. If you did that, you could still keep the price about the same by replacing Terminate with something cheaper like Doom Blade. You could also simplify your mana base in that case by just going dimir.

Cinnamon_Peridot on Half Whale, Half Wolf, All Combo

2 months ago

Here are my thoughts on the deck. Your list seems to be a bit more grindy than most, which is fine for some decks, but as a Food Chain deck, we want to be as fast as possible. I'll list the changes I'd make while still keeping the list under $500.

Changes:

  • Fierce Guardianship: I love this card in decks where you want your commander in play like Tasigur, the Golden Fang, but in this deck, our commander only serves as a Food Chain outlet. This card just isn't right for the deck. Replacement: Pact of Negation

  • Kenrith's Transformation: This card is better suited for grindy decks. Unlike Oko, Thief of Crowns, this card can only deal with creatures and can't take out problematic stax artifacts. I'd replace it with Narset, Parter of Veils because she hurts our opponents with her static ability while allowing us to dig at least 4 cards deep for a tutor, combo piece, or disruption.

  • 2 Swamps out for Spell Pierce and Muddle the Mixture. The first card is underrated and can win counterspell wars. The second can be used to find Flash or Demonic Tutor to find a different combo piece like Food Chain.

  • Riftsweeper out for Wall of Roots. Riftsweeper is way too situational and often ends up as a dead card in hand. I've never liked it (especially when you have 3 combos).

  • Polluted Delta out for Gemstone Caverns. Caverns is sooo good when you can exile Eternal Scourge or Misthollow Griffin with it. It's also better ramp.

  • Courser of Kruphix out for Regrowth. CoK isn't powerful enough and we need more graveyard recursion in case our combos are disrupted.

  • Toxic Deluge is so bad for this deck due to the high density of mana dorks we run. Also, a board wipe shouldn't be necessary for this deck because we aim to win before a board wipe is necessary. I'd personally replace it with Perplex because I really like having tutors even if they're limited and 3 mana (but on a budget, you gotta do what you gotta do). However, I could also see the addition of Elvish Spirit Guide. This one's mainly a meta choice and it depends on how consistent you think the deck needs to be.

  • Lastly, I'd replace Zagoth Triome with Summoner's Pact. Having more tutors is always the way to go.

I'd also consider trying to mold the mana base to fit the restriction of Tainted Pact. I'll be trying to do that in my own $500 build of this deck and once I've built it, you'll be able to see it in the description of my primer: cEDH Whale Wolf Primer

I love the deck and I like the inclusion of the alternate Hulk line (I'm assuming it's due to the absence of Tainted Pact. I hope this helped you and please let me know if you need further help or clarification! Cheers!

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