Wizard's Retort

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Uncommon

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Wizard's Retort

Instant

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

Counter target spell.

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Wizard's Retort Discussion

plusARGON on The Rivers of Nihil

2 days ago

I think you should pick to either go with Delve or with Delver of Secrets  Flip, all in. As it stands I'm not sure you have enough spells to consistently flip a delver or to load the graveyard for delve creatures. Both ways would feed well off Opt; and Delve would also like Street Wraith and more Thought Scours. Delver might work better in a control shell, maybe with help from Nimble Obstructionist, Snapcaster Mage and the new Wizard's Retort.

Mokan on Baral, Chief of Counters

4 days ago

By any means, Wizard's Retort should be strictly better than Disdainful Stroke in your deck. When it comes to your maybeboard Cursecatcher, Spell Pierce and Syncopate don't seem like they deserve inclusion as the "paywall" they give your opponent isn't really relevant in a commander game where everyone has an abundance of mana; the only "paywall" counter that might be worth it could be Censor as it serves the early game utility purpose, but can cycle when it becomes irrelevant in the late. Aside from that Delay seems kinda bad and Muddle the Mixture might not be worth it, unless you're looking for something specific. I would imagine there isn't much of a difference between Unwind and Negate in your deck, so the former might just serve a better purpose. I reckon you can rethink Desertion as it is basically a Mind Control that is devastatingly situational for the same cost; if you already want to get rid of the MC, you might as well give the boot to this thing. That would open some really good space for Force of Will. I also think it's pretty easy to replace Confirm Suspicions with Pact of Negation. If you're looking to play Mana Drain, I also suggest Spell Swindle for the flexibility. I think the weakest remaining link in your counters base should be Dissolve, after that you can side out an exile counter if you're looking for space, starting from Faerie Trickery.

Lemme know if you want more suggestions, cause I've already written a wall of text, and I don't wanna flood your comment section :DD

Happy brewing!!

Vasher on Jhoira Paraflux Storm

6 days ago

personally, I'd throw in a couple counterspells. Wizard's Retort, Disallow or Spell Swindle, they'll help protect your state really well. you'll be glad you've got them when the time comes.

eyes2sky on Izzet 1994 Again?!

1 week ago

primal amulet at seems expensive for a fast deck such as this- also doesn't help cast Wizard's Retort , as it will still cost you . Also, might want to add a land or two.

Tethys on Platinum Moon

1 week ago

I went ahead and did the math for you. There is a 42.1% chance of drawing a Wizard by turn four (including your opening hand). The chance that you would have drawn a wizard, played it, and also had Wizard's Retort is obviously significantly lower than this. Definitely not "very likely". I'm not trying to be negatively critical; just want to help you improve the deck.

Tethys on Platinum Moon

1 week ago

"5 wizards in the deck and only 2 of these in the main, make it very likely you will get to have a 2 drop hard counter."

I love the deck, but come on dude, this statement simply isn't true from a mathematial/statistical standpoint. You would probably be better off swapping Wizard's Retort athough I'm honestly not sure what would be optimal. Normally I would say Logic Knot, but that's not actually very good in this build.

Regarding the land base, I would make the following changes:

-2 Island
-1 Steam Vents
-1 Sulfur Falls

+4 of either Polluted Delta, Flooded Strand, or Misty Rainforest

Great build overall though! +1

kdown on Budget Tribal: $20 Bouncy Wizards

1 week ago

Isn't Wizard's Retort a straight up better counter spell in this deck?

Richard_Rahl on UR a snapcaster mage, Harry

1 week ago

Learn2Tech, I really like those ideas. I've thought of pursing a wizard sub-theme for a bit now, but I fear it would detract too much from the delver strategy. Delver of Secrets  Flip already wants a low density of non instant/sorceries, and the only other wizard in the deck is ol' snaps. Both Wizard's Lightning and Wizard's Retort would be much much better if delver remained a wizard when transformed. I like your list! I'd recommend Final Iteration  Flip if you're looking for a more wizard-spell-slinging theme

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