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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Common
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Core Set 2019 (M19) Common
Ixalan (XLN) Common
Amonkhet (AKH) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Common
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
Magic 2014 (M14) Common
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Shards of Alara (ALA) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Brawl Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Standard Legal
Pre-release Legal
1v1 Commander Legal

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defamagraphy1 on An Invitation to Help Magic

3 weeks ago

Determining just how broken a card is depends on how well it can be interacted with. Omanth is very easy to interact with. However I do believe Genesis Ultimatum or Escape to the Wilds should have seen the axe

The other problem is that so many players are playing it just to win.

I think the bigger problem is that it forces a player to interact with it so early which throws off an opponents game plan, that and players don't want to put more removal in their decks.

Bloodchief's Thirst, Giant Killer, Mutual Destruction, Feed the Swarm Heartless Act Legion's Judgment Murderous Rider Mythos of Nethroi Dirge Bat Hagra Mauling  Flip Drag to the Underworld Smite the Monstrous Triumphant Surge Angelic Ascension Dire Tactics Epic Downfall Necromentia Deny the Divine Eat to Extinction Banishing Light Skyclave Apparition Redcap Melee Thundering Rebuke Charge of the Forever-Beast Flame Spill Soul Sear Channeled Force Mythos of Vadrok Rumbling Rockslide The Akroan War Concerted Defense Anticognition Essence Scatter Jwari Disruption  Flip Lofty Denial Cancel Convolute Deny the Divine Didn't Say Please Mystical Dispute Mystical Dispute Memory Drain Rewind Agonizing Remorse Memory Theft Pelakka Predation  Flip Shatter the Sky Storm's Wrath Extinction Event

That's a whole lot of cards that can deal with Omnath decks. So its not so broken that it can't be dealt with. Does it mean you have to add more than 4 removal cards or change colors? You might have to. Does it mean you might have to change some strategy? Possibly.

Mono White has at least 12 solid answer cards for Omnath and you can still play aggro. Blue has counterspells though you might have to pair it with another color. Red has a few options as well, and the only color that is lacking is if you play mono green. With that many cards you really can't say it's so broken it's unbeatable. You have to play around it. You have to anticipate the strategy. These cards can easily be maindecked, and if youre a player that goes 38 creatures and only 22 lands then I'm sorry for you.

But I wholey disagree with the term Broken. Ive often seen Omnath players quit when they lose Cobra and Omnath. I've also seen a lot of them pass the turn and pass several turns. If you cannot answer it, its out of lack of trying, preparedness, or just a bad game which happens. Also, its not Omnath doing broken things. Omnath only produces the mana to do really really good things. IF Wizards bans Escape and Ultimatum players will have to switch to Lithoforming and while it won't kill the deck it will slow it down and I think that's a more fair approach. But yeah... as above, you don't have to limit yourself to just what's being played. Think outside the box.

Omniscience_is_life on OVERplayed cards?

3 weeks ago

goodair fair enough

RNR_Gaming, care to elaborate? I agree with you entirely, but I want to hear your opinion

DeinoStinkus yeah I don't run Cancel variants in general. I agree completely

PhngluiMglwnafhh on They did the Stomp, the Simic Stomp

1 month ago

Neutralize is always a better choice than Cancel, because it has cycling. Hydra's Growth might suit this deck well, perhaps replacing a Hunter's Edge and one or two Lorescale Coatls.

Flooremoji on Modern Phantasms

1 month ago

Phantom Warrior, Cancel and See Beyond are all bad.

Cyclonic Rift is very lackluster in modern, I would reccomend replacing them with Brazen Borrowers.

I can't ever justify paying the transmute cost for Muddle (it's also usually a less than ideal counterspell), I would reccomend just putting in better cards in it's place than a tutor for Lord of the Unreal.

Consider somthing along the lines of Remand or more Mana Leak for stall. Krovikan Mist is probably your best illusion, I think 4 are mandatory considering how bad illusions are.

Maybe Spark Double?

Serum Visions could be an okay replacement for See Beyond.

Force of Negation is amazing in most blue decks.

Tbh I feel like whatever you do with Illusions it's just going to be a worse spirits/merfolk tribal deck with none of the advantages.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Excuse me, but I believe you took my artifacts...

2 months ago

Have you considered Stoic Rebuttal as an alternative to Cancel. It can become a Counterspell as the game goes on. Spell Swindle and Hornswoggle could also be good alternatives as they generate additional artifacts with the counter. Hope this helps.

PuddinWing on UB 8-Delver

2 months ago

It was mostly for included because oF CMC. Good call, but I would pick Memory Lapse over Cancel simply for tempo reasons and in certain situations could act as a Time Walk effect.

DeinoStinkus on UB 8-Delver

2 months ago

Is there a reason for Deprive over Cancel which is just a change of tempo? Deprive, in my understanding, was only played to bounce Mystic Sanctuary, which is now banned.

PuddinWing on Dimir Precinct 6 Consumer

2 months ago

You could add in Drown in the Loch in place of Murder and Didn't Say Please or Perplex in place of Cancel. Also, Thieves' Guild Enforcer could be fun.

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