Wizard's Retort


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Wizard's Retort


This spell costs less to cast if you control a Wizard.

Counter target spell.

Wizard's Retort Discussion

Zarathoustra on Izzet Wizards (War of the Spark)

1 week ago

It already looks better with 24 instant/sorcery, and I'd say Crash Through or Renegade Tactics should be useful in lots of situations but not necessary.

Forget about Wizard's Retort , too expensive in blue mana for you to be able to cast it at any time.

Zarathoustra on Izzet Wizards (War of the Spark)

1 week ago

Renegade Tactics ? Wizard's Retort , it's a 2 mana counter spell in your deck, not bad at all.

Kiyomei on 京 (U) Merfolk stole my bike 京

1 week ago

so I'll adjust my sideboard accordingly,

-1 Harbinger of the Tides + 1 Echoing Truth so I have 2x Echoing Truth and 2x Hurkyl's Recall ( i went with echoing because I feel like I should not be troubled too much by creatures that should force me to run vapor snag due to island-walk being a thing.)

-1 Harbinger of the Tides +1 Wizard's Retort i mean 18 wizards should do the trick xD

-2 Watertrap Weaver +1 Wizard's Retort and +1 Relic of Progenitus because i seem to need it and forgot :)

-1 Negate +1 Wizard's Retort so i can sit on 3 combined with the other counters

For the mainboard, I am either thinking of taking out the Merrow Reejerey as you said because it isn't as popular anymore... and put in 4 Benthic Biomancer ? was also looking at Phantasmal Image for more lords and stuff but that doesn't get played either + it dies to bounce :s... Or play the 4 retorts mainboard and add the biomancers in the side if I really need to race or have card draw while pitching some dead lands draws in the late game sound good as well. aaaaaaaaaaaaa decisions xD

Kiyomei on 京 (U) Merfolk stole my bike 京

1 week ago

I'm looking at death shadows, storm, Tron, 8rack, infect, also saw some knight of the reliquary stuff before don't really know what the archetype is called, lantern control, affinity, hollow one, uw control, fearies, I've also seen something that cheeses "restore balance" into play with as "foretold" but also don't know the name of that deck... , dredge, valakut, elves and prolly some others that don't really have a name or i am not aware of...

Anyhow I'm not really as invested into playing this at tournament level but I do want to have it work versus the current metagame and have it be relevant so I'm liking Vapor Snag and Echoing Truth ... I like Wizard's Retort and Mana Leak even more as it is easier to cast without requiring a wizard to be in play... that said though it's not a hard counter like retort is in the mid/late game where some might be able to pay the 3 mana and I'll just have to learn those match-ups i guess where that is relevant xD!

Deprive will probably also have its place in some decks as it can act as a mid to late game hard counter with no drawbacks, but early one it could hurt you as well so not a fan of that really...

multimedia on Budget Niv-Mizzet, Parun Combo EDH

4 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Nice budget deck :) What is the max budget amount?

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 1x Mountain
  • Izzet Guildgate
  • Highland Land
  • Chemister's Insight
  • Dismiss
  • Ionize
  • Dissolve
  • Opportunity
  • Deep Analysis
  • Shock
  • Starstorm
  • Lightning Strike
  • Erratic Cyclops
  • Gelectrode
  • Crackling Drake
  • Enigma Drake
  • Wee Dragonauts
  • Spellheart Chimera
  • Beacon Bolt
  • Concentrate
  • Foresee
  • Corrupted Grafstone
  • Vessel of Endless Rest

If you would like I offer more help. Good luck with your deck.

Chasmolinker on Modern Horizons Reprints / Tinfoil ...

4 weeks ago

I take it you saw my new deck.....

"I think it's likely that they're focusing on extending the format horizontally [supplementing existing T2/T3 decks]" This is my hope. The 2 spoilers we've seen so far seem made for BW Tokens which fits right into the T2/T3 realm. Sure they're playable elsewhere but BW tokens seems to get the most out of both cards. I worry that they will pull a Masters 25 move and print a powerhouse like Force of Will to give a recognizable "face" to the set. That being said, we have pseudo counterspell in standard offering tribal support in the process. FoW in standard breaks the NWO by having a free counter spell causing serious bad feels for newer players. Modern is growing faster and faster every year. The T4 format is no longer. Having FoW in the format could remedy that to some degree. It's not as necessary as it is in Legacy, not yet anyway, but it could be a solid check valve in Modern to keep T1/T2 shenanigans at a minimum.

SynergyBuild has a good point about printing dud Rares into Standard. Reprints that do nothing in standard are printed at common or not printed at all.

bohemen86 on Merfolk wizards

1 month ago

Nice! Foreslår Wizard's Retort om du finner plass, blir jo en Counterspell i dette dekket :)

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Wizard's Retort occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.21%

Blue: 6.43%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.23%