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

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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

Beydin83 on Approach

1 week ago

UPDATE July 6th, 2018

Nexus of Fate is quite handy when it comes to an easy shuffle of your graveyard back into your library after discarding and binning from search. Until it gets counter exiled, it's an easy refill for your u/w control. So Syncopate will become part of your strategy in the future.

PikaSir on U/G Scapeshift Lands

2 weeks ago

Syncopate might be a consideration with the amount of lands you will have.

magikarp123 on Wizard Control Post Rotation

2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the advice! I put in two Ghitu Lavarunner, and didn't put any Soul-Scar Mages because I do not plan to play this deck until after rotation, however it would be a great addition to this deck. As for dropping Syncopate, i would love to drop two, I just don't know how well it plays and what to replace it with, I'm hoping something better will come with the new ravnica. I want this deck to definitely lean control but have a more solid win con than my previous control deck. The ratio of non-flash creatures to control pieces will have to be tinkered with once I get some play testing in. Also with play testing I can figure out if the wizards synergies are good enough to put control on the back burner. As for dropping a Naru Meha, Master Wizard, I would like to play 3 copys because she is decent and has flash.

Thanks for the suggestions and I am excited to see where this deck goes.

RowdyMagic18 on Wizard Control Post Rotation

2 weeks ago

Hey man thanks for the shout out!

I love the deck! Im very glad to see someone else thinking about the same thing as me for core 2019!!

I’m trying to figure out what kind of deck you want to run, is it more of a control, or more of an aggro burn type strategy?

I’m actually not quite sure how wizards work with control based strategies because, as you probably know, I’m not a fan of control, and have never played it. You would know more about that then I do because you seem to enjoy preventing players from playing magic on a regular basis! Control players :P (all in good fun)

if the goal of your deck is to deal a lot of damage to your opponent, you might want to take out a of those few counters, then put in some early game aggressors like Ghitu Lavarunner, and or Soul-Scar Mage.



-2 Syncopate

-2 Wizard's Retort

-2 Omenspeaker

-2 Merfolk Trickster

-1 Naru Meha, Master Wizard


+4 Soul-Scar Mage

+4 Ghitu Lavarunner

+1 Shock

Thanks for being a great fellow magic player, and thanks for all the suggestions you give me!

Snivy__ on Wizards' Assault [7-0-1 Record]

2 weeks ago

clentdc Baral, Chief of Compliance is too slow for my deck. The only spells his first ability would reduce are Lightning Strike, Abrade and 1 X off Syncopate. I'm considering taking out Syncopate for something more aggro-y like Invigorated Rampage, Run Amok or Burning-Fist Minotaur.

DeviousPenguin666 on Esper Control (M19)

3 weeks ago

CosiestMicrobe09 looks sweet! As far as changes that I would make to it, I would cut either the Approach of the Second Suns or at least two of the Chromiums. While those are all very high impact cards, having five cards that cost seven mana will be a huge problem in a lot of games. Also, I would cut the Censor s for different counterspells (some mix of Syncopate , Essence Scatter and/or Negate ). Finally, while Moment of Craving can be good because of the life gain, I would cut them for four Fatal Push. Think about it this way Moment of Craving Pros: Lifegain. Cons: Is two mana, which will interfere with you casting a counterspell or different removal spell onturn two. Fatal Push Pros: Is only one mana, allowing you to use your mana efficiently even on turn one, which can be very important against aggro. Cons: Doesn't have lifegain. If you do decide to play Moment of Craving I would cut at least two of them. Two in main deck seems ok, but I definitely wouldn't play any more than that. Those are just a couple things that jumped out at me, but it definitely looks like a nice deck.

hungry000 on Nexus of Seasons

4 weeks ago

0_0 sounds pretty convulted and fun, though I only kind of understand it. +1.

Wouldn't it be a lot faster if you ramped with Arbor Elf/Utopia Sprawl effects? Then maybe play some U Tron counterspells like Syncopate until you have enough to combo.

magicsheep on U/W Approach

1 month ago

No Teferi, Hero of Dominaria.... :(

But budget UW control is a thing, so I'll go with that.

I think introducing more variety into the counterspells specifically would benefit the deck. Spell Pierce, Syncopate, and Unwind are all great counterspells.

Disallow is a tad expensive but definitely one of the best counterspells in Standard right now. I would also consider Commit // Memory, as that's normally a staple of UW control.

If you want me to playtest for you, or want more suggestions, leave a comment on my wall and I'll take a look at your deck.


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