Syncopate

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon
Odyssey (ODY) Common

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Syncopate

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays . If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Syncopate Discussion

sir_nibb on UW Control

1 day ago

I'd split Syncopate and Essence Scatter to be 2/2 in the main board.

Argy on Help with RU Jaya Ballard ...

2 days ago

You have Magma Spray, Lightning Strike, and Harnessed Lightning that can all take the place of Fatal Push.

If you are in you also have access to Essence Scatter, and Syncopate, which works amazingly well in the early game when people tap out to play their Creatures.

Noriyatsu on Grixis in DOM

2 days ago

Unwind, Syncopate, The First Eruption, Divination a good dominaria card to look at....

Kingleil on UW Second Sun Control

5 days ago

I might say just drop Teferi, Hero of Dominaria for Karn, Scion of Urza. Teferi is good card draw; but Karn is so, so, so much better. I can get behind the Essence Scatter thing; but I like the Syncopate bc it punishes graveyards. Drop 2 of the Field of Ruin and slot 1 Weight of Memory and 1 Precognition Field and see how it flies. 26 lands is a bit rich.

Kingleil on UW Second Sun Control

5 days ago

Precognition Field might be a thing as a one of. I'm unsure about that. Get rid of the Essence Scatter and swap in some Syncopate I would do. Largely b/c it is a better spell. That is my take on that card though; not everyone's. Or in the alternative; consider Unwind instead of Essence Scatter. This deck seriously, seriously, seriously, needs Karn, Scion of Urza though too. Find some space for it I would say. Weight of Memory might fit some place into this too, but I'm up in the air on that call.

Otherwise, these are good first thoughts.

Delta-117 on Azami, Lady of Scrolls Budget Deck (EDH)

5 days ago

I forgot to say Disallow / Void Shatter / Dissolve as alternatives to Syncopate as I know Disallow is a bit costly.

You don't want to be giving your opponent a chance to pay that mana, especially in commander where games tend to be much longer, and everyone has access to more mana. That is why I suggested already to cut the likes of Spell Pierce and such. There is just simply so many better counterspells out there to consider.

Delta-117 on Azami, Lady of Scrolls Budget Deck (EDH)

5 days ago

I would cut the following: Syncopate, Spell Pierce, Disappearing Act, Divination, Silent Departure, Dispel, Aether Spellbomb and Tamiyo's Journal.

Consider adding some of these: Dissipate, Capsize, Into the Roil/Expel from Orazca, Wizard's Retort, Swan Song, Rite of Replication, Unwind, Myriad Landscape, Reliquary Tower, Thought Vessel, Disallow, Spell Swindle, Merchant Scroll, Muddle the Mixture, Aphetto Alchemist, Siren Stormtamer, and Gilded Lotus.

Here are the changes I would start with however, swap Syncopate for Disallow. Then Spell Pierce for Swan Song, Disappearing Act for Wizard's Retort, Divination for Dig Through Time or Preordain, swap Silent Departure for Into the Roil, Capsize, or Expel from Orazca, swap Dispel for Muddle the Mixture, Aether Spellbomb for Fellwar Stone or Sky Diamond (More mana rocks will help for what i'm suggesting below if you want to consider that route), and Tamiyo's Journal for Gilded Lotus (As you just don't have enough ways to make clue tokens, and it's kind of slow anyways. Instead focus on making lots of mana, tapping and untapping your creatures to draw lots of cards).

There is also of course Mind Over Matter and I have one myself, it is a very powerful card that pairs well with things like Temple Bell, Psychosis Crawler, even Azami, Lady of Scrolls. But admittedly it is quite expensive of course, I just thought I would make you aware of this card nonetheless. You listed the deck as budget, but I wasn't sure to what degree this means, whether that's no card over $10-$15 or what.

Dramatic Reversal is another one I highly recommend, it could be sweet if you pair this with an Isochron Scepter, and that's why cards like Long-Term Plans, Merchant Scroll, Mystical Tutor, Fabricate you could more often have these. Then you can either make a ton of mana, or perhaps even infinite if you have a bunch of mana rocks out and or Paradox Engine. You could win then by casting stuff like Blue Sun's Zenith, Stroke of Genius, among other things.

Depending on how much your willing to spend other ideas include: Rhystic Study, Mind Over Matter as previously mentioned, Patron Wizard, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, Laboratory Maniac maybe could be good here, Maze of Ith, Riptide Laboratory, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Tolaria West, Path of Ancestry, and Sensei's Divining Top (Just ordered one of these myself in fact last night, it is such a useful card that can be used in a lot of decks imo).

I know I suggested more to include than what I suggested to in turn remove, I can help more with this if you haven't solved it all yourself already once i'm done with exams in 3 days. In the meanwhile I recommend you visit the website edhrec.com wihich might be a lot of help to you if your not already familiar with it!

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