Just one last favor for Tetsuko... (One last cut for U Weenies.)
Posted on Oct. 29, 2018, 1:01 p.m. by BMHKain
Commander / EDH*
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The deck is at 100. But I'm not done yet...
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. :)
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.
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.
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.