Until end of turn, target player can't cast instant or sorcery spells, and that player can't activate abilities that aren't mana abilities.

Draw a card.

Browse Alters View at Gatherer

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal

Abeyance occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Abeyance Discussion

LitchOubliette on Commander Staples Cube

3 months ago

Changelog (22/11/2020)








Mana Fixing

SturmMana on Lieutenant Worf, Set Phasers To Stun.

3 months ago

Apollo_Paladin Thanks for the recommendations! I've only been playing for several months, so I'm still unaware of many of the cards old hands consider no brainers. I'll definitely be using Story Circle. And Silence instead of Abeyance, as the card drawing mechanic can put me at risk of decking myself if I do it too much, and the game goes on too long.

fireball0093 on Jeanne d'Taxes

5 months ago

Absolutely love it! I've always been one to believe that with the right build, mono-white can be a very powerful foe to go against and gets hated on sadly. (Sorry I'm passionate about white lol.

Abeyance and Angel's Grace are two solid cards I keep in my deck, Abeyance might be fitting in here judging by the vibe.

OdinPlaysGames on Mangara Stax / Hatebears

7 months ago

DadHumanPraetor - Great suggestions! I threw a couple of those pieces in there that I actually own, but just slipped my mind, I love the idea of imprinting Abeyance on Isochron Scepter, nice way to deal with blue players.

DadHumanPraetor on Mangara Stax / Hatebears

7 months ago

Alms Collector and Loxodon Gatekeeper and Archangel of Tithes all seem to fit here. Maybe Aurification and by far my favorite white instant is Abeyance

I thing Caged Sun and Gauntlet of Power make sense in this deck, because even if you end up ramping your opponents with the double white mana, you get draw cards if they use it to cast multiple spells.

DadHumanPraetor on List of EDH counterspells

7 months ago

And Abeyance is another pet card I run because WHITE DOES THE THINGS TOO YOU BLUE JERKS

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker cEDH

9 months ago

Hi DankMagicianD,

Thanks for the comments. Glad you found it informative, which is the goal!

The reason Giver of Runes is excluded is exactly what you noted, cannot give itself protection, so it takes away the ability to block, and then for protection. It also means itself can be removed fairly easily.

In addition, once I have a Mother of Runes in play to protect Kaalia of the Vast or make her unblockable (by a single color), I don't want a duplication of that effect. Imagine a starting hand with 2x Mother of Runes, wouldn't be good.

Mother of Runes is certainly an optional choice as well, a well timed Silence into a haste Kaalia of the Vast can be more effective, and a Silence has better modularity. I like Mother of Runes because it breaks up the CMC for Silence which allows to go 1 turn earlier in some cases. Again it's subjective.

Easily could be subbed out for other synergy cards too, like a Children of Korlis to enable Razaketh, the Foulblooded or Doom Whisperer opening into Infinite win-con lines, or Thassa's Oracle interaction like Abeyance or Hushbringer. Even with Flash (Protean Hulk) banned, Thassa's Oracle + Tainted Pact or Demonic Consultation still require interaction. Evaluate if your losing because Kaalia of the Vast gets target removed, or if your losing because others are winning first, will help you decide if Mother of Runes and/or Giver of Runes is the right choice, or if you need a stronger interaction package like Red Elemental Blast/Pyroblast which I would highly recommend in a dominated format.

If you prefer Giver of Runes because you need the protection from Colorless, she can replace Mother of Runes, if you don't need that, then Mother of Runes has better modularity and protection. If your getting hit with target removal, double up and run both (or a Silence).

Load more