the best anti-scapeshift card? Modern

Asked by robotio 4 years ago

i just want to know if Leyline of Sanctity can counter the Scapeshift combo. if someon dosent know the combo its to search for Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and a bunch of Mountain s wich makes it so that you can deal lethal damage. you seach for them with the card Scapeshift

billpasdmf says... Accepted answer #1

Leyline of Sanctity would keep someone from being the target of the ability on Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle as it falls under "abilities your opponents control."

January 5, 2015 3:06 p.m.

Pilz_753 says... #2

The Problem with permanent-based Scapeshift hate is, that basically all it does is turning their one-card combo into a two-card combo since they can just bounce your hate card with Cryptic Command the turn they want to kill you. The best way to fight Scapeshift are counterspells and stuff like Shadow of Doubt.

January 5, 2015 3:22 p.m.

Slycne says... #3

While you do still end up asking a rules related question, in the future this is more a discussion for the Forums, specifically the Modern sub forum. Please use that instead of MTG Q&A.

January 5, 2015 6:11 p.m.

Named_Tawyny says... #4

magicnerd0815, surely if they're able to cast Cryptic Command to bounce your leyline, they'd similarly be able to cast it to counter your Shadow of Doubt, no?

January 5, 2015 8:14 p.m.

GlistenerAgent says... #5

Bam Slaughter Games your face. You're welcome.

January 5, 2015 8:18 p.m.

filledelanuit says... #6

The rules Q&A isn't a place for strategy discussion. Just choose an answer and get it out of the unanswered queue. I would be happy to discuss Scapeshift with you in the modern forum.

January 5, 2015 8:44 p.m.

Pilz_753 says... #7

Named_Tawyny sure but they not necessarily know that you have Shadow of Doubt. Of course a good Scapeshift player will have counter back-up but especially in multiples or together with countermagic Shadow of Doubt is pretty effective.

January 6, 2015 5:25 a.m.

Just any amount of life gain should stop the normal valakut type deck. However, I made a scapeshift deck that mills or swings for 70: Have a nice Cantrip, See you next Landfall. For that, you would have to also play some kind of control.

April 6, 2015 12:42 p.m.

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