Wizard's Retort

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl 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

Pingunator on Standard Merfolk

6 days ago

I wouldn't 100% agree that Kumena is better, but what I would surely change is the Cancel . You may run a chep counter like Spell Pierce or a counter who anyhow has a second affect, as example Wizard's Retort . You'll have to be aware of board wipes.

hungry000 on A Bigger Boat

3 weeks ago

If you play the quest, you can use creatures like Sage of Epityr to set up the top of your library and play Miracle cards like Terminus or Devastation Tide, and maybe turn into a Wizard tribal control deck with Voidmage Prodigy and Wizard's Retort.

Trainyaj on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

3 weeks ago

Drakshadow327 Last Word + Mana Leak and Desertion + Overwhelming Denial are all good and I shall look to add them. However with baral Wizard's Retort is bad, I simply don't have room for Countervailing Winds and Bone to Ash + Countermand + Devious Cover-Up are all just bad.

Darkshadow327 on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

4 weeks ago

Mana Leak, Last Word, Wizard's Retort, Overwhelming Denial, Devious Cover-Up, Desertion, Countervailing Winds, Bone to Ash, and Countermand are all some counterspells you don't have in here if you want more counters.

Poaralion on Wizard's Assault: Red/Blue Aggro

4 weeks ago

I'm not a big fan of Unwind, with the deck you have, you want to be agressive like a madman. Even if it's kinda "free" to cast, I would prolly just run Negate over this in the mainboard. ( Wizard's Retort is also amazing here )

I had a lot of fun meming with Beamsplitter Mage in this deck. But I played both maximize card in 4-of.

The suggestions I made earlier was for all the Adeliz-Wizard-Burn deck, but you can run many many version of it I think :

  • Something like you do, should be stable and decent against many many things.
  • Going full aggro mode, you drop anything that doesn't cost 1 ( except Lightning Strike ) and every wizard that doesn't deal damage with an etb or grow by itself.
  • You could even try something with Experimental Frenzy I think !
  • More memes with Thud ?
  • The ratio of creatures can also change between decks.

I don't feel like there is ONE and only ONE good version. Try the one you have right now and modify it through time !

SynergyBuild on Cyric_std_1

4 weeks ago

Cool, easy improvements:

73 cards mainboard as is.

Step 1: Sideboard out all of the negates but one (70 cards mainboard, 3 sideboard)

Step 2: Remove all copies of Tezzeret, Cruel Machinist, Sigiled Sword of Valeron, Drowned Secrets, Sinister Sabotage, Cancel, Timestream Navigator, Opt, and Omnispell Adept (56 cards mainboard, 3 sideboard)

Step 3: Sideboard out Selective Snare, The Immortal Sun, Amulet of Safekeeping, Essence Scatter, and Spell Pierce, (49 cards mainboard, 9 sideboard)

Step 4: Add in 2 copies of Wizard's Retort, 3 copies of Merfolk Trickster, 3 copy of Warkite Marauder, 3 copies of Curious Obsession, 2 copies of Exclusion Mage. (62 cards mainboard, 9 sideboard)

Step 5: Drop 2 Islands, add in 3 copies of Blink of an Eye, and 3 copies of Dive Down to the sideboard. (60 cards mainboard, 15 sideboard)

That will make this deck a standard powerhouse (well about as much of one as mono-blue tempo is right now!)


TCG prices estimate these will total cost $25.42 and will make it a fully meta deck! Full sideboard included ;)

BobbyTheNewbie on Kess’ Storm of doom ( Budget EDH)

1 month ago

So I have a deck with this exact same commander and combo's except a bit wider price range and its casual-competitive (it can go against comp decks but my goal with every game is to have fun not to win Ex: some games I could get a Doomsday off when im storming and floating mana and could win that way for sure but would rather Mind's Desire or something fun other times I turn 3 Doomsday) If your making it comp I would suggest forgetting about storm entirely except as an engine for combing. Don't put in cards that are good when your storming off put in cards that will enable you to dig asap into your combo's. Cards to drop in favor of ether more draw/ramp would be Capsize Fire Covenant Geistblast Rakdos Charm Supreme Will Rise from the Tides Spelltwine and Wizard's Retort

Phyras on Ral, Niv-Mizzet

1 month ago

As said, either you're gonna play more wizard either your gonna drop some cards, If you're gonna put more Wee Dragonauts, maybe you should trade your Risk Factor against Maximize Velocity and it will turn to an aggro deck, then Wizard's Retort could also become an option.

But since you said "Izzet control" and that Wee Dragonauts wasn't your win condition, 4xLava Coil, and 4xRadical Idea would be a better match.

If what you're trying to kill with is Risk Factor, Banefire and Expansion / Explosion, then you're playing a burn archetype. Then you should consider 4xElectrostatic Field to grind opponent life.

Anyway, with two instances of each card you'll either win with a lucky top deck or lose because you didn't draw the fitting card. You might never get the feeling that some cards aren't doing their job. If you start playing three or four instances of each, you'll start to understand which cards are the safest, which cards are always sticking to your hand and change them to something closer to your needs.

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