Ricochet Trap

Ricochet Trap

Instant — Trap

If an opponent cast a blue spell this turn, you may pay {{R}} rather than pay Ricochet Trap's mana cost.

Change the target of target spell with a single target.

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Worldwake (WWK) Uncommon

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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
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ricochet Trap Discussion

dingusdingo on Best Counterspells in Commander?

5 months ago


Your very top tier auto-include for lists is going to look like

Your situational includes are going to look like

Other blue stuff is usually just too expensive. Paying over 2 mana for a counterspell just doesn't cut it when there are so many threats for so cheap. Don't pay more than 2 for a counterspell unless it does something wild on top. Counterspells with fewer restrictions on what it can counter are going to be better.

Other Colors

This is where it gets saucy boys

  • Red Elemental Blast Pyroblast are VERY good. In a pod, there is almost definitely blue at the table. Every single red deck can slot these for commander without fear. Do note that REB works against any spell that includes blue (multicolor), while pyro only works against spells that are ONLY blue (monocolor).
  • Fork Reverberate (Twincast) these allow you to copy a counterspell to create a counterspell. More access for red to counterspells. They also conveniently work very well against tutors, ramp, big draw spells, and extra turn spells.
  • Guttural Response Weird hybrid color and somewhat restricted but still a good include in most RG decks.
  • Burnout a bit worse then the elemental blasts as it costs 2 mana and it is limited. The cantrip is nice though
  • Mana Tithe not that good in EDH but give it a whirl I guess
  • Lapse of Certainty costing 3 hurts, but this is more a tempo card than anything.
  • Dash Hopes Don't play this card in EDH lol
  • Withering Boon on the chunkier end at 2 CMC, but in a color that doesn't get much of this. The 3 life and the restriction hurt, but definitely EDH playable. Every deck runs a commander, 99% of which are creatures
  • Imp's Mischief can counter a spell by having it target Mischief, as can Misdirection Shunt Swerve and Ricochet Trap.
  • Veil of Summer 1 mana green Cryptic Command
  • Autumn's Veil Counterspell + silence against UB
  • Bind I bet you didn't even know this card existed. Cantrips. GOOD IN THE YISAN MIRROR MATCH?
  • Avoid Fate Weird protection oriented counterspell
  • Nether Void Mostly ran in stax builds, brutal lockout card
  • Planar Chaos One of my new favorite cards. Brutal with recursion like Hall of Heliod's Generosity. Play when you're ahead
  • Deathgrip Lifeforce These are based if you have any method of color shifting. Realistically, you could run Lifeforce in Momir Hackball. These cards can cause scoops on casual tables lol.
  • Vexing Shusher can render counterspells useless. Similarly, Dosan the Falling Leaf Grand Abolisher Prowling Serpopard Gaea's Herald can all protect against counterspells. Far more marginal but still worthwhile are Hall of Gemstone and Ritual of Subdual for turning off counterspells for opponents.

Profet93 on Xenabro

6 months ago


Thank you for your suggestions. The difference between gruul signet and talisman are minimal. Note under the future edits section, I will be testing out Dockside Extortionist in it's place due to all of the artifacts and enchantments in the meta. It can sometimes whiff, but it's worth trying. It also boosts my creature count.

Guttural Response - I'm not trying to make the deck anti-blue at the moment. The few anti-blue cards I have like Dosan and City of Solitude not only stop blue, but more importantly spot removal on my turn. Moreover it's only for instant spells. I would run Ricochet Trap prior to this as it is more flexible and still stops blue for the same cost.

Craterhoof Behemoth - Better in decks that go wide. This deck acts like a sniper, one powerful bullet as opposed to many smaller shots.

Blightsteel Colossus - If I were to add it, I would cut Kozilek, but the draw 4 is super useful and I am not a fan of infect, or else i would add Putrefax as well. Nothing wrong with the strategy, just not my cup of tea. Note I took out Aggravated Assault to ensure this deck is more fair.

Selvala's Stampede - Interesting, very interesting. I'm curious to see how this would play out. Thank you for bringing it to my attention

enpc on How is Guttural Response a ...

7 months ago

Typically red will redirect or copy spells, rather than countering (yes, I'm aware that Red Elemental Blast is a card), however in modern times we see a lot more cards like Reverberate , Ricochet Trap , Bolt Bend , etc. Green on the other hand just forces their spells through with stuff like Autumn's Veil , Veil of Summer , Savage Summoning , Prowling Serpopard , etc.

And when you put them together, you get stuff like Vexing Shusher , who is the epitome of red/green.

Vimozahr on Kingpin Krenko

8 months ago

If you want make Cuts, i want take some Cards that not support your Gameplan.

As Mono-R/Goblin Player you dont care about your Opponent do all time :). Be faster.

Cuts: Red Sun's Zenith

Skewer the Critics

Meteor Golem

Cavalier of Flame

other recommend Cards:


Ricochet Trap

Dualcaster Mage


Red Elemental Blast

other Boardwipes Blasphemous Act

Purphoros, God of the Forge ? Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is also nice Supporter.

Greez Vimozahr

Wuzibo on Riftfire

8 months ago

@Scarlet2009 What is ex map? Also there are lots of decks with 1 win con.

@heckproof Thanks for the advice and explanation on Ricochet Trap . Price keeps me away from Karn Liberated , but i know it would be good. I'll cut the other walls. I want Electrostatic Field though. If surgical extraction hits my worldfire, electrofield and Arc Blade recurring could be alright back up with rift bolts and bolt... however, i just realized arc blade isn't on the deck list. I'll correct that. I was looking for a good red x spell. Banefire is a definite. With the aforementioned cards that could be decent. If i have two arc blades cycling through suspension one banefire cast with one tron set out could put them on a short clock. Vexing Devil s seems like the play for creatures. Any recommendations on card draw? Cut some of the ritual spells for Chromatic Star ? more red draw spells? Dragon Mage or something similar? Wheel of Fate ?

heckproof on Riftfire

8 months ago

That is exactly how Ricochet Trap works. I wouldn’t play Scour from Existence because there are better things you can be doing with Tron online, like dropping Karn Liberated .

Your sideboard looks legal now. I don’t think the Walls you have in are remotely playable. For aggro matchups you should be playing sweepers or spot-removal, especially when decks like Burn just go straight over them.

Mainly, I think your deck lacks a backup plan. If your opponent manages to Surgical Extraction after countering it, you can only win through incidental Electrostatic Field burn, and you will lose if you try that. You want some bigger threats here. If you’re on a budget, something like Drakuseth, Maw of Flames or even just a Banefire would be good as a backup.

heckproof on Riftfire

8 months ago

Both Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast are not Modern-legal. For future reference, whenever you see the text blurb saying that your deck contains illegal cards, you can ask it to highlight those cards.

In regards to Modern-legal replacements, I’d offer Ricochet Trap as an anti-blue card. You should also run more board wipes, like Anger of the Gods , Pyroclasm , or, since you’re running Tron, All Is Dust . Dragon's Claw is also good sideboard material.

Gattison on Best Way to Protect Commander ...

11 months ago

Also Glaring Spotlight , General's Kabuto and Veilstone Amulet .

And for redirecting cards there is also Shunt , as well as the more situational Reroute and Ricochet Trap .

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