Silumgar's Scorn

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Silumgar's Scorn

Instant

As an additional cost to cast Silumgar's Scorn, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand.

Counter target spell unless its controller pays . If you revealed a Dragon card or controlled a Dragon as you cast Silumgar's Scorn, counter that spell instead.

Silumgar's Scorn Discussion

Naverius on Grixis control dragons

1 month ago

itachi45 why Silumgar's Scorn isn't Mana leak better?

itachi45 on Grixis control dragons

1 month ago

Good suggestions I would make: 1) no less than 24 lands. 2) no more than 10 creatures (you're trying to be a control deck at heart, so you gotta really commit) And 3) Silumgar's Scorn !!!!

TypicalTimmy on Tribal shapeshifter buffs

4 months ago

Wait a second... Between Counterspell , Wizard's Retort , and Silumgar's Scorn we can have a total of 12 counters in a single deck??

Uhh... Brb losing friends

SP3CTR3_chelts on Tribal shapeshifter buffs

4 months ago

it's a shame Mana Echoes is not modern legal

Joraga Warcaller and Shared Animosity for buffs.

Draconic Roar if you are going for direct damage or burn?

Silumgar's Scorn is a modern legal counterspell!

as for removal Coordinated Barrage Pack's Disdain could work but as with the buff spells you need lots of creatures on the battlefield to make them worth it

heckproof on Modern Horizon

7 months ago

So I've seen the argument made that Counterspell would be unhealthy for the format because of its "strictly better" status. However, the term "strictly better" gets thrown around a little too quickly in general, or at least that's how my experience goes.

I can say with a surety that Counterspell is better than the following two-mana counterspells in modern:

- Logic Knot : This is the only one that I actually see getting overshadowed, and I understand why some people might be sad to see the good 'ol Knot put out to pasture. But, quite frankly, it's just too weak for the current meta. It requires a significant amount of resources in exchange for a one-time counter (which is absolute garbage right now, considering that the top two decks running rampant are Izzet Phoenix and Dredge, which don't care if a spell gets countered). Counterspell would be slightly less embarrassing in this situation, as you wouldn't have to delve away half your graveyard to delay Dredge for a turn.

- Mana Leak : I don't consider Mana leak to get completely shut out by Counterspell because it doesn't require double-blue. Some decks really need access to four colors, and Counterspell would be worse in this situation.

- Silumgar's Scorn : nobody plays this card.

- Wizard's Retort :Sees fringe sideboard play at best. I don't think too many would be sad to see it go.

- Stoic Rebuttal : Affinity doesn't even play this card.

- Familiar's Ruse : Would probably continue to see the same fringe play in faeries that it does already, because it picks up Spellstutter Sprite for reuse.

Declaration of Naught : nobody plays this card.

Negate : As with Logic Knot , this card is too narrow but has to be run currently because control decks only have it to work with.

In summary, the only two cards that Counterspell completely overshadows that also see consistent play are Logic Knot and Negate . I don't think that devastates the makeup of Modern.

Icbrgr on Modern Horizon

7 months ago

Everyone please respect/be nice to others in the community/life in general... there isnt any need to devolve an otherwise healthy discussion.

I think there is a alot of evidence supporting the 3cmc counterspell/if they don't have a restriction or downside. Cancel , Dissolve going into Silumgar's Scorn , Logic Knot going into Dispel , Spell Pierce ... that makes a lot of sense to me and i think that logic fits really well untill the "X" factor of not needing to consider Standard came into play. This is the only reason why i think Counterspell / Sinkhole are plausible. otherwise id agree and say its just "wishful thinking" for some of us.

By printing a set that is meant to influence Modern makes me believe/hope modern will continue to get this kinda support for those of use who really enjoy the format and would like to see new/other options that are more Spikey without all out joining the ranks of legacy/vintage.

Caes on Does having Nameless Inversion on ...

1 year ago

If I have cast Nameless Inversion and then cast Silumgar's Scorn while inversion is still on the stack, is the condition of controlling a dragon met for scorn?

BWoodmtg on Elder Dragons: Chromium's Shattered Esperations

1 year ago

To start with, welcome to the edh community, I'm new to it as well but I've build a pretty strong deck according to my playgroup Kydele & Thrasios EDH and if you're trying to build a control shell with a dragon sub theme then I would up the amount counter spells you have, Arcane Denial, Counterspell, Cryptic Command, and Force of Will if you have it or the money for it. Counterspell is strictly better than Silumgar's Scorn. Another tip for a control build is to add planewalkers, the consistent advantage they provide really helps you jump ahead of the competition and stay there. A few cards I would simply take out would be Gudul Lurker because a 1-drop unblock able isn't really that strong. Updraft Elemental cause a 1/4 flyer isn't gonna be strong at any stage of the game and it isn't even a dragon. Encase in Ice cause there is usually every color at a 4 player game and limiting yourself just feels bad if your opponents have a threat in red, white, or black. Big thing that is missing from your deck is card draw. I think there are 3 cards in it that draw a single card which doesn't do much in edh where people are gonna be casting Recurring Insight for 5-7 cards and then rebounding it the next turn. Rhystic Study, Consecrated Sphinx, Sphinx's Revelation, Blue Sun's Zenith(can even be a wincon if you get infinite) and Kindred Discovery would all be great includes. Being in black and blue you have access to the best tutors around and it would be a good way to increase the power and consistency of the deck if you want but not everyone is a spike. A few key things about edh in general, single target removal usually isn't great unless it's Path to Exile/Swords to Plowshares for creatures and Vindicate/Anguished Unmaking for nonland permanents, redundancycough Vedalken Orrery cough is strong, gotta be flexible and adaptable. This is a link to a great, indepth guide on building edh decks and has helped me https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/commander-edh/202751-big-guide-to-building-your-edh-commander-deck, another great resource is the youtube commander scene, just about every mtg channel has done some video regarding commander, one of the best channels is the command zone who do a weekly podcast and post some high quality gameplay videos. Hope this helps :).

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