Refuse

Refuse

Instant

Refuse deals damage to target spell's controller equal to that spell's converted mana cost.

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Set Rarity
Hour of Devastation (HOU) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Refuse Discussion

Cloudius on Bolt the Bird

1 year ago

+1 to Izzet, Spellslinger deck and Bonus Round!

Bonus Round is one of my favourite card in BBD so am glad it's seeing play in your deck!

Always loved Possibility Storm too, or rather the look on combo players' face when this one card screwed up their master plans.

I currently have multiple spellslinger decks, here're the 2 I've been playing/tweaking lately.


Ramos Spellslinger

Commander / EDH Cloudius

99 VIEWS



The Mysterious Mizter X

Commander / EDH Cloudius

62 VIEWS


Here's a few more copy spells for your consideration:

Fork

Reiterate

Geistblast

Refuse

Backinthefrey on Jori's school of ctrl+c and X

1 year ago

Here are my personal recommendations (with help from n8dm) for cards to add and cut from the deck. Let me know if you have any questions about cuts or recommendations.

Let's start with permanents:

  • First off, I'd recomment Cast Through Time, very fun especially with Swarm Intelligence.
  • Talrand, Sky Summoner provides aerial blockers and an alternate win condition in case you can't burn out your opponent.
  • Mizzix of the Izmagnus and Baral, Chief of Compliance are great for cost reduction of spells.
  • Nivix Guildmage is a great copy engine.
  • Guttersnipe helps with burning out your opponent.
  • Mnemonic Wall and Archaeomancer help get back your good spells.
  • The Mirari Conjecture does the same thing as the two above, but it's a saga.
  • Metallurgic Summonings helps with getting out chump blockers.
  • Jaya Ballard is a really great addition to the deck.
  • Finally, Precognition Field is good card filtering.
  • Now for instants and sorceries:

  • I would recommend Crush of Tentacles, as it's the perfect boardwipe for the deck.
  • I'm gonna recommend the burn spell Jaya's Immolating Inferno, it's a personal favorite.
  • Snap is great for double casting to trigger Jori En, Ruin Diver.
  • Scour from Existence, Rapid Hybridization, and Chaos Warp are great instant speed removal.
  • Pull from Tomorrow is an amazing card draw spell that fits the X cost theme.
  • Lastly, Beacon of Tomorrows allows for some easy infinite turns if you draw your whole deck (doable:Pull from Tomorrow copied a few times).
  • Now to recommend some cards to cut:

  • Brutal Expulsion is too expensive for a pretty weak effect, it's essentially an expensive version of a weaker Remand + Shock combo.
  • I would like to question your addition of Clockspinning, as it can really only be applied to 3-4 targets.
  • Fall of the Titans is not the greatest of burn spells. It might seem good, but you'll never be able to cast it at full potential, as playing it for its surge cost does require you to spend mana on another spell.
  • I'd recommend you cut Magma Spray, there's much better removal out there.
  • Refuse isn't that great because you have to get it into your graveyard to take advantage of its aftermath effects, that paired with the fact that its initial effect is pretty weak.
  • Turn is also rather weak in this format.
  • Aphetto Alchemist and Fatestitcher have very limited application here, it seems as if you run them just to support Echo Mage and Pyromancer's Goggles.
  • Pyromancer's Assault is too weak , too much of an investment without enough of a payout.
  • Honden of Infinite Rage and Honden of Seeing Winds could be cut as the floor is too low and the ceiling isn't high enough, you're only running two of them.
  • Touch of the Void is pretty much a sorcery speed 3 drop bolt.
  • Teleportal can be cut seeing as you don't have many creatures that you'll be attacking with. The two you do have, Hypersonic Dragon and Sphinx of the Final Word already have flying.
  • Serpentine Spike is way too expensive. It is indeed a 3 for one, but that's at best for 7 mana. I'd recommend you just use a red boardwipe along the lines of Blasphemous Act.
  • Recoup doesn't do a whole lot, and it's debatably bad.
  • Processor Assault should be cut and replaced with Flame Slash. Flame Slash is half the mana for one less damage, and there's no additional cost.
  • Master the Way - I'm sorry, but that's just not a good card.
  • It'd be a good idea to replace Hanweir Battlements with Reliquary Tower, as Hanweir Battlements is really just a haste enabler here.
  • Crumble to Dust is not a really great card in a singleton format, and it can be replaced with Pillage.
  • Total suggestions: 24 Total suggested cuts: 18 ; As an extra side question, what's the purpose of all the exile?

    MisterDubis on "Mono" Red "Control"

    1 year ago

    this deck is secretly the best deck in standard... went 4-0 at my lgs tonight. All the control players and their creature removal was funny. They have so many dead draws against this deck because nobody expects the burn in standard. nobody. Also Refuse is so good when they cast gearhulk and you dome them for 6.

    the only deck I went up against that I had a hard time was a ramp-aggro dino deck. But with some lucky draws of Hour of Devastation and Sweltering Suns I managed to pull it off.

    love the deck!

    Unicornsareevil on Startled/Sanity

    2 years ago

    Refuse would act as another geidtblast if there's room. I'd say you want 4 of Mirage Mirror since it can act as their biggest threat on your turn and act as Freying sanity on theirs. I would add some bounce like Unsummon and Winds of Rebuke so that you can bounce the persistent nightmare without even attacking as well as protecting yourself from threats. I wonder if it would be better to go mono blue and use blue removal later like counters and bounce. Idk something to test later. Also some digging could be added like Anticipate or Strategic Planning.