Syncopate

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
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

IsigoMtg on Grixis Midrange [GRN] Please help for GP!

3 hours ago

nıce deck m8. If i was to make some changes i would change the Essence Scatter for Syncopate since it can deal with anything and also exile it. I would also change Doom Whisperer for something like Hostage Taker since it interacts with the board. But take everything i say with causion . I m no pro nore anything like it :)

Elf0491 on Izzet counter burn

18 hours ago

Heyo! Not sure when you last checked spoilers (they are all out at this point), or what your budget is, but I have some suggestions. I've also been trying to put together some ideas for an Izzet deck, and here are some of my thoughts:

The biggest thing I see is that the damage in this deck seems really low. You don't have many creatures that can get through blockers, and most are too small anyway. The passive burn from Electrostatic Field is nice, but if you don't get two of those in play and have them stick, you won't have enough damage to kill your opponent. To increase your damage, I highly recomend:

  • Swap in 4x Guttersnipe and take out 4x Ghitu Lavarunner. This increases your passive burn damage, and evens out your mana curve with a 3 drop.

  • Swap out your Negates for Ionize. You can keep them in the sideboard, but I think starting with Ionize will be better in most matchups. Plus, more burn!

  • Add a few copies of Risk Factor. It can be extra damage, give you more cards, and can even be cast from the graveyard like Chemister's Insight. Consider replacing a few copies of Disperse or Syncopate for them.

A few other cards to consider, based on your preference:

  • Wizard's Lightning instead of Shock. With 7 wizards, it will usually be an extra damage for free!

  • Not a huge fan of Disperse, as I think more damage or draw power could be more useful. An alternative could also be Unexplained Disappearance, as it lets you surveil, though it can only target creatures.

  • River's Rebuke and/or Sleep could be great additions to your sideboard (maybe 2-3 combined), and would help you deal with creature heavy opponents.

Finally, if you wanted to go a different direction and get some powerful creatures, you could look at adding a few copies of Enigma Drake, Crackling Drake, and/or Niv-Mizzet, Parun. It would give you something a little more powerful to do in the mid-late game.

patrickd117 on Artifactually Magnificent

20 hours ago

I'd definitely cut:

Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer, Jhoira's Familiar, Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice, Mindlock Orb, Orbs of Warding, Truth or Tale (this one especially is total garbage), Essence Scatter, Opt, Frantic Search, Magmaquake (there are a lot of earthquake effects that don't negatively synergize with your commander like this does), Remove (Not sure if this is even in the deck), Spell Shrivel, Syncopate (there are way better counter spells)

I'd probably cut:

Foundry Inspector, Geode Golem, Sharding Sphinx, Thopter Engineer, Tormod's Crypt, Damping Engine, Brainstorm (Brainstorm really wants more ways to shuffle your deck than you have.)

I really like the card Steal Enchantment I'm surprised I haven't seen it in other decks before.

I also think you need at least one or two more lands. 34 is really low.

Bxbx on Izzet Snipe

1 day ago

Hi, thanks for commenting on my deck!

Your deck looks solid! The only idea I have for your mainboard is adding 2 copies of Mission Briefing, though its UU casting cost might be a problem. Mission Briefing represents a copy of every instant or sorcery in your graveyard which makes it a great, versatile card. It also generates two instances of casting a spell, which is good for Guttersnipe and Niv-Mizzet, Parun.

The composition of the sideboard will depend on the GRN metagame. It will obviously contain some more specific counters like Dispel, Disdainful Stroke, Negate and Essence Scatter. Maybe even Syncopate against graveyard-decks. If graveyard-decks with jump-start cards or with creatures become relevant, you might also consider Silent Gravestone. Sorcerous Spyglass against planeswalkers like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria.

That's all for now. Have fun!

FastIsFaster on UR invent control

1 day ago

I feel that Doublecast works best when you have some targets like Shock, Lightning Strike, or even something like Opt. Running Goblin Electromancer even makes things like Wizard's Lightning very playable. If you aren't really interested in running those, I would drop Doublecast and consider some other spells. Overall this deck looks like a slow burn deck rather than a control, so if you are taking the control out I would suggest Syncopate, Essence Scatter, and more blue spells, and if you are playing burn it should have more instants and actual burn

Limo on All the options

1 day ago

Thank you SquadFam, About counterspells, I think i'll keep Syncopate but probably end up running only one or two. What I find good about it is that if its in your opening hand its a guaranteed opponent's turn 2 counter. I'll take out Anticipate and I'm not decided on Duress/Divest vs. Thought Erasure only because they are the perfect one drop for control decks. Thoughts on Settle the Wreckage?

_Delta_ on Esper Control

3 days ago

Hey thanks for the feedback both of you. I have made some changes such as doing a split of Essence Scatter and Syncopate. Then I dropped the 2x Cleansing Nova and added the 4x Sinister Sabotage.

What are your thoughts Chainer_the_Dementia_Master on Chemister's Insight? I see you haven’t bothered to use it in your list and instead have gone with Anticipate.

I wouldn’t mind having a third Teferi, Hero of Dominaria here, but considering I only own one currently (they aren’t exactly cheap either) and probably will buy some Vraska's Contempts instead of a third teferi if I build this deck rather than retire it with rotation.

In place of what would be a teferi, I was planning on having an extra creature as a finisher and that’s likely to be Chromium, the Mutable.

LoneCrusader399 on Esper Control

3 days ago

I feel as if you're running a few too many board wipes, and will lose to other control decks. I'd recommend playing 4x Sinister Sabotage.

I'd also run a split of Syncopate with Essence Scatter for the same reason.

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