Spell Pierce

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Common
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common

Combos Browse all

Spell Pierce

Instant

Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays .

Spell Pierce Discussion

PhoenixNest on Baleful Mill

2 days ago

Liliana's Triumph has outclassed Diabolic Edict . You should replace the Mana Leaks with any combination of Counterspell s, Spell Pierce s, and Force of Will s. Also do you have a sideboard, and if not, what is your meta like?

enpc on Example Azor

2 weeks ago

Arcane Denial is a tricky one. I included it here becasue it's not much (money wise) and it can counter anything. If you had no budget restrictions (and generally in these situations you'd be playing in a much more combo heavy meta) I would suggest running Counterspell , Mana Drain , Force of Will , Swan Song , Dispel , Dovin's Veto , Negate , Pact of Negation , Mental Misstep , Flusterstorm , Spell Pierce , stuff like that.

The key thing here is the mana cost of the counterspells - they all cost 2 or less. Arcane Denial is not great in that it gives your opponents cards, however A) it only costs two mana and B) in more casual games, giving your opponents a few cards is nowhere near as dangerous.

Monastery Siege isn't bad, and if you want to get your enchantment count up then it's fine. But remeber it's fixing, not advantage. I think that Search for Azcanta  Flip would be the first encahntment I would look to add, however it's not the cheapest card right now.

timefabric on Oath of Bolas

2 weeks ago

Kai-Erik yeah, good call. There are a few other tweaks, like to really speed this up you need Duress , Spell Pierce , Lightning Bolt .. I've been toying with it and the more 1 drop value the better.

ruy343 on Weakness

1 month ago

You've got a lot of cards that boost existing creatures, but very few ways to handle removal (aside from Blossoming Defense / Spellskite . If you happen to lose any of your infect creatures, you're kind of up a creek. You might consider adding other means of protecting your creatures ( Spell Pierce is fine, so is Negate ), or ways to get them back from the graveyard (green does that decently).

Also, is Twisted Image there as a removal spell? You don't have any uneven power/toughness, aside from Spellskite , which would die when twisted image was cast on it (unless boosted somehow).

ToshiroU on Urza Paradox Scepter

1 month ago

Hey guys,

I miss some cards in your list and am curious about your decisions to exclude them.

They are:

Fellwar Stone

Spell Pierce / Remand

Tribute Mage / Trinket Mage

Paradoxical Outcome

There are some inclusions I'm not very fond of:

Sleight of Hand

Intuition

Trail of Evidence

Legacy's Allure

Recurring Insight

Could you tell me your reasons for including the later cards in comparism to the earlier mentioned cards?

TheGuyWhoNeverGoes4o on Bant Vizier

1 month ago

replace jace with Laboratory Maniac , it synergizes more with uncage.

take out flusterstorm for different interaction, its just not that relevant in the current meta. my suggestions are Remand or Mana Leak or Spell Pierce .

i would also swap out leafcaller for more card filtering to get to your combo faster, or to add a different wincon in case your plan A goes awry.

octopusmeal on Infectious Temur

1 month ago

JasonForward, Thanks for the advice. I have found Manamorphose to be often underwhelming, and if I'm close to combo it often just is a dead card or a dig. I've just used it for awkward color corrections, i.e. not having red in opening hand. While I have thought of Simian Spirit Guide in other formats, I don't know why it didn't occur to me in this deck! I agree with your assessment on it being a better replacement for MMP. While playing, I've also noticed that Apostle's Blessing almost always comes in, and like you stated, fits very well with SSG. I think running it main would be a good idea. My previous issue with Mutagenic Growth was that it didn't push through enough damage for its card slot. But now with Scale Up it does feel more valuable.

I don't think I want to drop to 19 lands, I had done so previously and it was sometimes hard to get going, but I may try 20. I also appreciate you respecting my decision to stay away from Noble Hierarch . I think the card is great and valuable, but I am attempting to go all in on the T2 or 3 win. With the ability to close out T4 or 5. Wow! I hadn't even realized how much Force of Vigor synergizes with the deck already. That definitely looks to be an upgrade to tackle Chalice.

I'll be making a few updates based on your suggestions and probably switching Spell Snare to Spell Pierce . Do you not feel that Nature's Claim falls into the same trap as getting countered by Chalice?

Thank you so much for the advice!

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Spell Pierce occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.45%

Blue: 6.43%

Modern:

All decks: 0.18%

Blue: 4.62%

Legacy:

All decks: 1.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.28%

WUB (Esper): 0.36%