Summary Dismissal


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon (EMN) Rare

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Summary Dismissal


Exile all other spells and counter all abilities.

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Summary Dismissal Discussion

Xica on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

1 week ago

Without some counters, the list is dead to any control deck, and twice dead to anything that can redirect, be it with Deflecting Palm (which burn loves).
Countering that single late spell, or the reconer's ability with the more recent stuff like Disallow, Summary Dismissal, or even Glorious End also works against you.

Dr_Jay on Whispers Shatter The M̨i̕n͟d[ELDRAZIBANTBLADE 5.0]

1 month ago

I'm going to get a feel for the meta, but I do have all four of the cards you mentioned somewhere, so that should be perfect. However, I think Mindbreak Trap may be better for versatility, for countering gifts storm as well, when compared to Summary Dismissal. I'll add suggestions to testing.


elpokitolama on Whispers Shatter The M̨i̕n͟d[ELDRAZIBANTBLADE 5.0]

1 month ago

I've been in love with the Obstructionist ever since it was spoiler. A flash 3/1 to close a game or an uncounterable stifle that cantrips? Count me in! I'll update my bant list to show him some love (he'll be there in only one copy though, thanks to the shaman). I also need to get that Baron back in the mainboard, there's simply no better finisher against most decks besides tron.

I always tend to underestimate Tron while designing sideboards, for I never lost to it in paper magic (playing Death and Taxes and Storm and not meeting a tron player in a while helps a bit on that aspect eheh)... since I'm a bit of a control player, I'd rather play a lot of rejections. Sowing salt and its new, easier to cast version aren't as good as they used to be since eldrazitron came here, with a smaller curve and another source of ramp. I think I'd go 3 rejections + Summary Dismissal to catch Ulamogs and Cavern of Souls-fulled smashers. ;)

Something else you can -and in my opinion should- do is to bring in a 2-4 Ghost Quarter in there to get the job done, your manabase and your color requirements are allowing and encouraging it! You could then drop a temple not to mess too much with the colors, and allow yourself to leave a few painland for fetches for some Cobra synergies! ;)


1 month ago

Turn Aside is still standard legal and is terrible for Abrade players. I also think Sphinx of the Final Word is really good against control decks as is Summary Dismissal. Like the deck I will upvot tomorrow used them all up today.

Raging_Squiggle on Question about countering abilities

1 month ago

As for your follow up question, Annihilator is a triggered ability that uses the stack. Therefore, it can be targeted and it can be countered.

The thing that separates Summary Dismissal from its kin is that, though it doesn't target, it hits everything on the stack, except itself. If Annihilator is on the stack, Summary Dismissal will counter it.

Raging_Squiggle on Question about countering abilities

1 month ago

The reminder text that is on cards such as Stifle or Voidslime that tells you you're unable to target mana abilities, is only on there because those cards specifically target something.

Summary Dismissal does not target, as is evident by the lack of the word "target" in its text. There's no reason to remind someone they can't target something on a card that doesn't target.

On a more rule-based answer, mana abilities are special actions that do not use the stack and resolve immediately. Since they don't use the stack, they can't be targeted nor can they be countered. (Don't confuse this with cards that prevent something from happening in the first place, such as City of Solitude which prevents players from even activating mana abilities on other's turns).

ShinakoX2 on Question about countering abilities

1 month ago

So this about cards like Summary Dismissal, Disallow, Trickbind, and Voidslime.

3 out of those 4 cards say that they cannot target mana abilities, but Summary Dismissal does not have that clause. What can it target that the other ones can't?

Do these kinds of cards also work on triggers from enchantments and artifacts like Grave Pact?

Anyway, my attacked with a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, could I have prevented the Annihilator ability with Summary Dismissal? If not, would one of the other ones have worked instead?

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