Perplex

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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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Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Perplex

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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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Perplex Discussion

Dete on Transmutiny

1 day ago

then you should have a few more creatures on board like adding 1 more Hostage Taker and a full set of Deadeye Tracker maybe 2 of Fathom Fleet Captain and Wanted Scoundrels or a full set of them as well and having more counters rather than trasmute spells. for that i guess droping 2 Clutch of the Undercity and 2 Perplex and some oter spell...

for the mana base having a land that comes in tapped is really bad and you cant look for it, so if it on budget i suggest you change it for Underground River , Sunken Hollow or Drowned Catacomb .

Languish on the side or main will help with more aggro match ups, hopefully when you dont have creatures on the field.

for now i cant think of anything else so good luck.

Darth_Savage on ESPERANDO EXILE

3 weeks ago

Your deck isn't pure control, rather it is an aggro-control hybrid, which is fine.

Lets deal with the NO (counters) section of a control deck. The first cards I thought of when looking at your deck were Delay, Grimoire Thief and Countersquall but they might be more than you want to spend. Since your using creatures to exile Familiar's Ruse is budget friendly and gives you the chance to recast your creature and exile a new card. Judge's Familiar is a creature and a cheap evasive creature at that, so is probably worth consideration. Perplex Might work as a counter or tutor. Honorable mentions Dawn Charm (fog or conditional counter), Dash Hopes (a black counter, really) and Dissipate. You might want to think about other spells too Thought Scour, Vapor Snag, Appetite for Brains, Castigate and Transgress the Mind...

The creature side of my suggestions is much shorter, first up is two one drops Deadeye Tracker and Mardu Woe-Reaper, they have similar uses essentially sending cards back to exile. For two drops there is Brain Maggot, basically additional copies of Tidehollow Sculler. Now we jump a bit to the control finisher, your using The Eldest Reborn I'd suggest backing that up with Cryptic Serpent and maybe Tasigur, the Golden Fang. Finally Murk Strider is worth consideration as well.

I'm not expecting you to use all of these cards, rather I'm throwing out ideas that might be of use to you. Hopefully this is of help, have fun with your brew.

Darth_Savage on Turbo LAB

3 weeks ago

Hmm, I think I might of played with a better combo, once upon a time; Inverter of Truth and Laboratory Maniac. To tutor the pieces I used Clutch of the Undercity and Perplex, both reasonable enough spells in there own sense. Then all you need to do is either burn through what little library you have left if any (hint Tormod's Crypt before playing Inverter) or blink Voyager Staff or Essence Flux. I only ever played this casually, the decklist is here Maniac of Truth.

If you wanted to run your combo seriously, I'd remove all creatures other than Platinum Emperion and Laboratory Maniac, play red and use Dragon Fodder, Krenko's Command and Indomitable Creativity...

Darkshadow327 on Schemes of the Omnipotent

3 weeks ago

ThoAlmighty

Perplex isn't the deck itself, it's in the maybeboard. If it ever came in it would be as a counter, not as a tutor (hence why it is under the "control" category).

ThoAlmighty on Schemes of the Omnipotent

3 weeks ago

Other than Vona's Hunger, your 3-drops don't seem powerful enough to justify running Perplex I'd suggest another tutor like plain Demonic Tutor or Mausoleum Secrets.

babushkasara on COPYPASTA MILLER

1 month ago

Lazav is a super cool commander to build around and I like where you're going with the deck. However, you've got a really high average cmc with VERY little ramp. You've also got very little card draw in the two best colors for it.

Ramp:

Card Draw:

Removal:

Cards I'd take out:

  • Coercion - that's a lot of mana for EDH single target discard
  • Take Possession - 7 mana...

A good counterspell for this type of deck is Perplex.

If you're interested, I've got a Dimir Mill deck Oona, Queen of the Mill and an Esper 'steal your stuff' deck Sphinx-Demon-Wizard Tribal - Yennett that might be able to give you some more ideas. Also I think you have two copies of your commander in there?

babushkasara on COPYPASTA MILLER

1 month ago

Lazav is a super cool commander to build around and I like where you're going with the deck. However, you've got a really high average cmc with VERY little ramp. You've also got very little card draw in the two best colors for it.

Ramp:

Card Draw:

Removal:

Cards I'd take out:

  • Coercion - that's a lot of mana for EDH single target discard
  • Take Possession - 7 mana...

A good counterspell for this type of deck is Perplex.

If you're interested, I've got a Dimir Mill deck Oona, Queen of the Mill and an Esper 'steal your stuff' deck Sphinx-Demon-Wizard Tribal - Yennett that might be able to give you some more ideas. Also I think you have two copies of your commander in there?

alexjustdoit on Dimir Guildkit Upgrade

1 month ago

Not much surveil for a Dimir deck, given it's their signature. If you want to go more with the surveil theme I'd highly recommend Dimir Spybug, Thoughtbound Phantasm, and Nightveil Sprite. If you're open to Dimir cards from past Ravnica sets, there's a bunch of cool ones all with the transmute ability (Dimir's old signature ability) like Perplex and Dimir Infiltrator (not the best examples maybe), and others like Notion Thief, Psychic Drain. I could go on and on, Dimir was always my favorite.

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