Syncopate

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard 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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Uncommon
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

Snivy__ on 120 Mill

2 days ago

Unmoored Ego and Syncopate both ruin this decks day. That’s why I currently play Standard Dredge with Nexus as my backup win con.

hkhssweiss on Mizzix of the Izmagnus

5 days ago

Some suggestions, since you said it feels kind of sloppy. Run more cantrips and counterspells, you can also run more of the unique ones since your commander reduces the cost and x cost spells becomes more value. Aside from that you can also run more card draw and ramp. I see that you have plenty of ways to go infinite mana.

Here might be some cards worth considering, Pull from Tomorrow, Expansion / Explosion, Bonus Round, Dig Through Time, Broken Ambitions, Clash of Wills, Delay, Disrupting Shoal, Ertai's Meddling, Mystic Remora, Rhystic Study, Logic Knot, Syncopate.

Hope that helps!

David_H18 on Kamo's Crash and Burn

1 week ago

My third color for this would definitely be blue, that gives you access to Drowned Catacomb, Watery Grave, Steam Vents and Sulfur Falls, which will actually improve your mana base. It also allows you to play 3 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip at your four drop in place of 3 Raiders' Wake. Moment of Craving is going to allow you to live long enough to set up your value inevitability against mono red, so I would think about going to 2 on Shock and put two more in the side board instead of Urgoros, the Empty One. This next one hurts me to say, since Fell Specter is one of my favorite cards, but you will definitely get more value out of Chemister's Insight, drawing cards is essential for you and being able to ditch a land late for two more cards is great. Also, with blue you get access to a couple of counter spells, which is fantastic against all the etb abilities on creatures right now. I would think about running two Syncopates in place of Liliana's Spoils which will help your curve as well, and go for 2 Essence Scatters and 2 Lava Coils (Now that I'm saying it, Shock and Lightning Strike would probably be out for me) so cards like Rekindling Phoenix, Arclight Phoenix, or either izzet drake can't trade for more than one card. Finally, you will have to make a choice on whether you want to get more aggressive, or more control. I would lean more toward control, as the value in this deck is difficult to overcome late game. If, however, you decide you would rather get an early advantage, simply swap the two Essence Scatter and Lava Coil for 4 Thief of Sanity. If he is not killed, he will win you the game simple as that (if he were a 2/3 I would be way more inclined to play him, but there's just too much out there to kill him for me). Anyway, didn't mean to write a book, but these are the changes I would make and why! If you like them let me know, and if you don't, then feel free to tell me that too and have fun playing with a fun deck!

Malikin on Dimir surveil

1 week ago

Deck already looks pretty dialed in. I haven't personally played with Lazav, the Multifarious, so I can't attest to his usefulness, but if he underperforms I think that you could switch him out with the Dream Eaters you're thinking of mainboarding. Depending on what you play this deck against you may be able to justify a few Syncopates in the mainboard. It's helped me personally against Golgari Midrange and some Izzet shenanigans. +1 deck!

Malikin on Jeskai Control (Mono-Red Hate)

1 week ago

multimedia: Wow, thank you so much for the detailed feedback. I want to make sure I address everything you pointed out.

I completely agree with your assesment on the Syncopates. I forgot to update my decklist, but I changed out 2x Essence Scatters for 2x Syncopate and the card has had a big impact in a lot of my games. My counterspell package looks like: 4x Sabotage, 2x Syncopate, 2x Ionize, 1x Negate. I had been running the Ionizes just because it could hit any spell, but I think that having the Syncopate's in the main cover that versatility nicely. I will consider switching the 2x Ionize for 2x Essence Scatter and possible adding a Syncopate, as per your advice.

I like the suggested sideboard package a lot. I hadn't thought of a Disdainful Stroke over the third Negate, partially due to how my local meta has been building their decks, but I can definitely visualize its usefulness in some matchups. I also agree with your assessment on the Extinction & Warbosses additions, I think I just had to justify it before I pulled the trigger, haha.

I really want to run 4x Revitalize as well, as I agree that the card can be really useful in a lot of my matches. It's really hard for me to justify cutting a Chemister's Insight though, just because it is one of my favorite cards in the deck. I do find myself sideboarding a copy or two of it out though almost every match against aggro, so I'll test out the deck with 3 copies and see how it performs.

Thanks again for such a detailed review, I really appreciate the feedback!

WKM on The Hate Mill, Inc.

1 week ago

With Naru Meha, Master Wizard in the deck I'd replace the Siren's Ruse with Release to the Wind it's a bit more costly but does the same thing but can target something your opponent has in a pinch and most fun of all can instantly mill out your opponent with Drowned Secrets. Also personally I'd prefer replacing things like Weight of Memory and Patient Rebuilding with some counters such as Syncopate, Essence Scatter to help keep from being overrun by creatures in the early game.

multimedia on Jeskai Control (Mono-Red Hate)

1 week ago

Hey, there's three cards in the maybeboard that you should consider playing main deck and sideboard.

Main deck Syncopate, sideboard both Legion Warboss and Star of Extinction. Consider 3x Syncopate main deck? This counterspell is really good right now because of Golgari since it exiles. Izzet Drakes sometimes cast Arclight and when they do you can potentially exile it. It can also be a main deck two drop counter for History of Benalia. Your opponent just knowing you might have Syncopate needs to play around it and that gives you an advantage. As far as the counterspell package for the main deck this is what I suggest: 4x Sabotage, 3x Syncopate, 2x Scatter, 1x Negate. More Negate and Stroke in the sideboard.

Consider 3x Warboss sideboard? This is the card you can board in when you take out Clarion in control matchups. Consider this control matchup sideboard package: 3x Warboss, 2x Negate, 1x Stroke, 1x more Niv-Mizzet? Extinction can wreck Golgari which is counting on getting an advantage with Planeswalkers and Carnage Tyrant. Consider 1x Extinction for the sideboard?

Consider this sideboard example:

  • 3x Warboss
  • 2x Negate
  • 1x Stroke
  • 1x Niv-Mizzet
  • 1x Invoke
  • 2x Seal
  • 1x Justice Strike
  • 1x Lyra
  • 1x Settle
  • 1x Nova
  • 1x Extinction

Consider main deck 4x Revitalize and 3x Insight? Insight is the better overall control card, but Revitalize is better against aggro since it gains you life and helps you to draw into life saver turn three Clarion. Turn four Insight is actually pretty slow against aggro. Having 8x (4x Opt, 4x Revitalize) early game plays that can help you to draw into Clarion or Seal is good. Revitalize is not a dead card against control because it does draw.

Good luck with your deck.


David_H18 on Kamo's Crash and Burn

1 week ago

Hey IWantYouBad! I like the thoughts behind the deck, but I think if you're going down the discard route, you would be better off playing to win with value then looking to discard your opponent for game. For this reason, I would definitely go with The Eldest Reborn as a four of, in place of Raiders' Wake as it is a 3 for 1 advantage, that won't be dead weight in the control matchup. I'd also get to 4 Ravenous Chupacabras, that card is automatically a 2 for one if your opponent has any creature on the field. The aggro red deck may also give you fits, I would recommend three Moment of Cravings main deck or sideboard to give you extra time to out-value them. If Golgari is a worry for you, I'd look to switch out Lightning Strike for Lava Coil (this also matches up really well against Rekindling Phoenix. Since we don't have any shock lands in rakdos, I would recommend splashing a third color (if this is looking to be competitive, if it's just for fun, then you don't want to waste that much money), it will actually make your mana base better. I would personally go with blue for access to more control like Syncopate, and card draw like Chemister's Insight. Finally, it's a budget breaker but Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip would be a stud in this deck, as he is a 2 for one flying 4/4 that is an easy win condition if not answered. If you don't want to break the bank, then Hostage Taker at the four spot is a good value as well (provided your opponent does not have an answer). Anyways, great deck! I've been playing something similar in MTG Arena and it does work!

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