Just one last favor for Tetsuko... (One last cut for U Weenies.)

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Posted on Oct. 29, 2018, 1:01 p.m. by BMHKain


Tetsu-chan & her Doki-Doki Cute Legion of Death~♡

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

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The deck is at 100. But I'm not done yet...

Angel's Grace

Celestial Crusader

Trickbind

Take Possession

Wipe Away

Sudden Spoiling

Extirpate

Sudden Death

Word of Seizing

Sudden Shock

Sulfur Elemental

Krosan Grip

Stonewood Invocation

Quagnoth

Kicker Molten Disaster

Don't get the pattern? Maybe I can help you. They are cards w/ Split/Second. This means I can't cast anything to counter this, & would have to require a Mana Ability to counter it. What cards w/ Mana Abilities in all possible colors can counter these cards? We have Creatures that can't be Out-Flashed, Instants that can't be countered, & other nasty effects.

Any suggestions that can help? I'm thinking of replacing Mizzium Meddler for something that can counter this. Anything could help in this case. Thanks in advance. :)

cdkime says... #2

First, you won't find a mana ability that can counter a spell. Mana abilities, by definition, can't target, so you won't find one with "counter target spell." While one could conceive of a mana ability such as "Add . Exile all spells and abilities on the stack" such an ability does not, and likely never will, exist.

However, that doesn't mean you can't counter a spell with split second--there are two ways to counter that I can think of.

Split Second prevents you from activating abilities, but it does not prevent triggered abilities from occurring. So, if you have a triggered ability which counters a card (such as Decree of Silence), that can still counter a spell with split second.

The second option seems like it should not work, but it does: Morph. Morph is a bit of an unusual ability--it is a special type of action that does not use the stack. As such, you can Morph a creature while a spell with split second is on the stack. Stratus Dancer, Voidmage Apprentice, and several other creatures with Morph counter spells when flipped, which can be used to counter a spell with split second.

October 29, 2018 1:14 p.m.

BMHKain says... #3

@cdkime: Thanks! Didn't think of Morph in this case. Replacing something w/ Voidmage Apprentice soon.

One more thing; I dun suppose stuff w/ Flash counts as Triggered? Or is it something else entirely?

October 29, 2018 1:57 p.m.

cdkime says... #4

Flash is an ability that changes the timing of when a spell can be cast. You’re still trying to cast a spell, so it would thus be prohibited by split second.

October 29, 2018 2:06 p.m.

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