Wizard's Retort

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Custom 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

Instant

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

Counter target spell.

Wizard's Retort Discussion

sweg_leaps on UR Delver

1 week ago

Notes for Observers:

Currently playing with a few friends, nothing hard cut. I started this deck as a Blue Moon deck, with the classic Madcap into Platinum Emperiom. Issue: the metagame changed, with a lot of artifact/enchantment hate. Like, HARD HATE. So, I adjusted into a delver type deck, pulling from delver decks in Modern, Legacy, and Vintage history. Deck runs fine, but there are a few "meh" cards:

Condescend This card is fantastic early on in the game, but is not so good mid-late game. It forces me to tap out hard to respond to a threat if I top deck, but the scry feels super nice.

Wizard's Lightning and Wizard's Retort I have a few wizards, but not always online

TypicalTimmy on Tribal shapeshifter buffs

1 week ago

Wait a second... Between Counterspell , Wizard's Retort , and Silumgar's Scorn we can have a total of 12 counters in a single deck??

Uhh... Brb losing friends

Murphy77 on Simic Merfolk

4 weeks ago

I like the idea and the Merfolk work well together. To take this deck to the next level, I would look to bring in Evolution Sage that just keeps adding +1/+1 counters to your Merfolk. Jadelight Ranger is normally standard in a deck like this.

My recommendation would be Evolution Sage for Incubation / Incongruity and Jadelight Ranger for Silvergill Adept .

This change would most likely mean replacing Wizard's Retort and Dovin, Hand of Control in the side-board with Enter the Unknown and maybe Tatyova, Benthic Druid

SynergyBuild on MONO sUperfriends

4 weeks ago

Reason? Wizard's Retort needs to be active turn 2 for two mana to be worth it, like real mono-blue tempo using 1 drop wizards like Siren Stormtamer . Kasmina gets down turn 4, meaning only on turn 5 does Wizard's Retort cost one less using it.

That is trash. The Wizard and static protecting her makes her good in limited, but in Standard where it gets countered or kill you before it is cast by control, mono-white, mono-blue, mardu aristocrats, and mono-red just makes it bad. In a midrange matchup, such as Esper Hero or Sultai, it isn't going to be worth it, as 2/2s don't protect her from Hydroid Krasis or Seraph of the Scales , Gruul can trample her over, or burn her, or kill you before it sticks, etc.

Point is, in current standard it is a bad card.

BlackyMTG on MONO sUperfriends

4 weeks ago

@SynergyBuild, what’s the reasoning for cutting them? Kasmina is amazing. Card manipulation, protects herself with the wizards, the wizards she makes turns on Wizard's Retort , and her passive ability protects my other walkers. Dovin slows down pretty much any deck in the meta to help me get to late game for Commence the Endgame . Narset, Parter of Veils brings a huge hand up against any other control deck and also shuts down Risk Factor .

VampiricJace on UR a Wizard

1 month ago

I like the low CMC curve. Have you playtested this?

I would honestly cut 1-2 of the Opt for more Chemister's Insight , despite it already being the top of your curve. CI is just so efficient. Running 4x basically means 8x, and I've never had a problem running it in any deck prototypes. It has only ever been a boon, never a bane.

Also, I'm sure you have already considered this, but: Wizard's Retort ?

frosthammer_eden on War Wizards

1 month ago

Maybe sideboard Wizard's Retort for control match-ups.

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Wizard's Retort occurrence in decks from the last year

Standard:

All decks: 0.21%

Blue: 6.43%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.23%