Syncopate

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Return to Ravnica Uncommon
Odyssey Common

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Syncopate

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays (X). If that spell is countered this way, remove it from the game instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

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Syncopate Discussion

choss_monkey on Budget Edric, Spymaster of Trest

3 days ago

Alchemist's Refuge flash in things.
Cyclonic Rift every blue deck should run this
Wirewood Symbiote is great for elf decks..saves your creatures, and boosts your activated abilities
Viridian Corrupter never hurts to blow up stuff.
Krosan Grip For when your opponent is about to go off.
Overwhelming Denial I can see this card being good in this deck...You'll almost never get to cast it for its surge cost on the opponents turn, but it's great for protecting your stuff.
Reality Shift Unconditional exile...yes please.
Coastal Piracy essentially a second Bident of Thassa
Creeping Renaissance Great to recover after your huge army gets wiped.
Beast Within Price is low due to a recent printing and goes in every green deck ever!
Simic Signet

I would reconsider the following cards:
Abjure too conditional. It would suck to not have a blue permanent when you need to counter something.
Aeon ChroniclerKinda slow and expensive. You may be better off running other card draw.
Quiet Contemplation is a cool card, but only triggers on non-creature spells. How consistently are you able to tap something down?
Grip of Amnesia is too conditional. consider Syncopate or Swan Song. Swan Song has the political synergy with Edric. "I give you a creature, now swing at our opponent for value!"

Some "non-budget" recommendations:
Upgrade your manabase, first with a Breeding Pool
Eternal Witness recursion...Good with bounce effects, which you're running a lot of
Arachnogenesis It supports your "go-wide" theme and is usually a one-sided Fog (your creatures kill theirs).
Song of the Dryads Unconditional removal in green. So good in Commander.

TheDuggernaught on draguns innit

1 month ago

A big fat no to Cancel. Voidslime, Disallow, Mana Leak, Cryptic Command, Rune Snag, Dissipate, Syncopate, Logic Knot, Mindswipe, Dissolve, Spell Burst, Stubborn Denial, Condescend, Remand, Delay, and Silumgar's Scorn are all counterspells I would consider before Cancel.

And no to Mizzium Mortars. It is not as bad as cancel -- but the sorcery speed is limiting -- and if youre playing against goblins -- that extra 1 damage is not worth the sorcery speed and not being able to zap your opponent with it. The overload is nice. But in games where you can get to the point where you can overload it, you likely already stabilized and do not really need to. But again, this is assuming that goblin deck is fast enough to win on turn 5 or 6 (not unheard of for even the most casual goblin decks). If that is indeed the case, then Mizzium Mortars is just too slow.

TheDuggernaught on draguns innit

1 month ago

A big fat no to Cancel. Voidslime, Disallow, Mana Leak, Cryptic Command, Rune Snag, Dissipate, Syncopate, Logic Knot, Mindswipe, Dissolve, Spell Burst, Stubborn Denial, Condescend, Remand, Delay, and Silumgar's Scorn are all counterspells I would consider before Cancel.

And no to Mizzium Mortars. It is not as bad as cancel -- but the sorcery speed is limiting -- and if youre playing against goblins -- that extra 1 damage is not worth the sorcery speed and not being able to zap your opponent with it. The overload is nice. But in games where you can get to the point where you can overload it, you likely already stabilized and do not really need to. But again, this is assuming that goblin deck is fast enough to win on turn 5 or 6 (not unheard of for even the most casual goblin decks). If that is indeed the case, then Mizzium Mortars is just too slow.

_Kane_ on Talrand, the Blue Meanie

1 month ago

Hey! The ultimate permission deck..... sigh, here we go!

Just a few suggestions:

Baral, Chief of Compliance for Diluvian Primordial

Rewind for Unsummon

Dissolve for Opt

Swan Song for Nullify

Reality Shift for Think Twice Great single target remove similar to red's Chaos Warp

Thought Vessel for Island

Rise from the Tides for Switcheroo Adding a win condition and trading out a janking card. Think about how Switcheroo would actually playout.

Void Shatter for Disperse

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets for Void Snare

Polymorphist's Jest for Temporal Trespass

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx for Island

Memory Lapse for Unsubstantiate

Consecrated Sphinx for Tidespout Tyrant

Mystic Remora for Windreader Sphinx

Stroke of Genius for Scourge of Fleets

Elixir of Immortality for Select for Inspection

Gravitational Shift for Disdainful Stroke Win con for a conditional counter spell.

Twincast for Disappearing Act

High Tide for Syncopate

Trail of Evidence for Stoic Rebuttal

Halimar Depths for Island

Muddle the Mixture for Polymorphous Rush

Impulse for Anticipate

Ponder for AEtherize you will have plenty of blockers.

Merchant Scroll for Temporal Mastery I think a tutor will benefit you more than any extra turn could.

Jwillette72 on Wails of Whales in Wales

1 month ago

Have you thought about Syncopate instead of Clash of Wills. It does the same thing only a little bit better!

GeminiSpartanX on Commander Nope of Nopehaven. Pop: Nope

2 months ago

No problem! Also, I prefer Syncopate or Broken Ambitions over Clash of Wills since they're strictly better. I also think Elixir of Immortality is slightly better than Quest for Ancient Secrets, unless you add a Thassa, God of the Sea to the deck and need the devotion. Negate hits a lot in EDH, so I think it's worth running. Disdainful Stroke, Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Deprive, and plain old Counterspell might also be good here over some of your higher-costed options that don't draw you more cards. Speaking of drawing cards, Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx are normally good options in a blue deck, although those cards can be somewhat pricey.

telepathyoverdrive on sultai control

3 months ago

Probably should go with Syncopate over clash

Samuel-Frederick on A little damage here, a little more there

4 months ago

Oh, just a couple more, Izzet Charm, Mana Leak, Syncopate, Lava Spike (if you're going burn), Chain Lightning, and make Bolt a four of.

Okay, I'll stop, that's enough ideas thrown at you lol, have a think and see if you like any of it!

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