Unsubstantiate

Legality

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

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Eldritch Moon Uncommon
Promo Set Uncommon

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Unsubstantiate

Instant

Return target spell or creature to its owner's hand.

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Unsubstantiate Discussion

Carnivorous_Death_Parrot on RU Panharmonicon Combo

14 hours ago

Intriguing concept. I'll do a little playtesting with it and try to think of some more ETB cards, but off the top of my head, 25 lands is too many for this kind of curve. 23 is probably right but with Prophetic Prism, maybe even 22. Other cards to consider for mainboard or SB:

I also wonder if this would be a good deck to bring in a couple Metalwork Colossus? You have so many artifacts that you could be casting it for free by turn 6. It's one more thing your opponent has to worry about besides disrupting your various synergies. I think the key to this deck will be making sure you can do okay even if you don't draw Panharmonicon in your first 12 cards, which will happen just under half the time.

iglesia777 on Spellslinging

4 days ago

The least appealing cards I'd look to trade out would be Chilling Grasp, Inner Struggle and/or Fateful Showdown. Showdown is likely only going to deal 2 or 3, which visions will do while drawing you cards.

I still like Thermo-Alchemist on turn two. What would you rather cast that early besides homonculus? Probably not flow, definitely not Unsubstantiate. Those are better later. With alchemist you end up with so much value from your cheap spells that it can easily deal 3+ damage a turn. Just saying it's worth trying since you're deck is kind of open at that spot and I've had good success with it.

barbatrebb on Baral, King of Counterspells

5 days ago

Seems like a fun deck, but I would cut Unsubstantiate and also remember that you do not cast the storm copies so you can't just use the combo in a single turn. I think you should cut all the storm cards and get some good blue control cards. I think Expropriate or Gather Specimens would be perfect. If you want to play some combos Pili-Pala + Grand Architect could be good. With all these counterspells your opponents won't be able to stop it.

YoungBen13 on U/R Nuclear Reactor

5 days ago

Seems neat, however our decks are very different because mine is much more controllong than yours. I'd suggest moving thing to the side to make room for multiple baral because he could be insane in a deck like yours. Also, I'd consider Unsubstantiate, Brutal Expulsion, Baral's Expertise and replacing Void Shatter with Disallow. Let me know how it works out!

bewarekraken on Blue Artifact Control

6 days ago

There's nowhere near enough card draw in this. I'd absolutely consider upping your artifact count and running Implement of Examination and Reverse Engineer.

I think Niblis of Frost is odd here as your main win-con since he's more of a tempo/aggro card but he's definitely not bad. If you want to be more controlling, I'd consider Torrential Gearhulk (even though it's pricey) and maybe Thing in the Ice  Flip. Baral is not bad but probably not best to have him as a four-of considering he's legendary. I'd also consider playing Negate in the main rather than Unsubstantiate. Negate is going to be super important in the upcoming standard, definitely maindeckable, and Unsubstantiate does not trigger your Baral. At the same time, I understand your reasoning behind playing Unsub since you are mono-blue and do not have a ton of ways to answer board threats outside of counters.

Another fun little hard-hitting combo: any counter spell + Baral, Chief of Compliance + Inspiring Statuary + Welcome to the Fold.Counter something with Baral and Inspiring Statuary on the board, discard Welcome to the Fold, pay its madness cost by tapping all of your artifacts and whatever mana you need, steal their threat that got through that you haven't previously been able to answer.

Overall, I do like the deck even though its a strange hybrid of control and tempo aggro. Upvoted, mind checking mine out?

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hardhitta71194 on Izzet Lightning Storm Deck

1 week ago

Looks good, I love Izzet decks.

I would replace Cyclonic Rift with Unsubstantiate to have the option to bounce your own creatures if needed. Disperse works as well.

icefire033 on Blue's Clues

1 week ago

So, for me, it was more along the lines of we gotta find a Trail of Evidence....I think you may want to consider some countermagic that is a little more robust than Unsubstantiate like Disallow, or Void Shatter, or even Negate. Also, after playing a few matches with the deck, Erdwal Illuminator seemed meh even when it was really working. I feel that the deck also needs more ways to generate clues. Tamiyo's Journal while slow and clunky gives the deck inevitability, especially if you can control the board at the same time. Confirm Suspicions maybe? Magnifying Glass? Maybe some ways to slow down creature-based damage like Jace's Scrutiny or Press for Answers? Also, I think that the manabase needs Evolving Wilds to get the green you need more reliably, to thin your deck, and to synergize nicely with Tracker. All in all, the deck needs some work, but totally +1 for the concept :)

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