Counterspell

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Signature Spellbook: Jace (SS1) Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Uncommon
Vintage Masters (VMA) Common
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Common
Masters Edition II (ME2) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Beatdown Box Set (BTD) Common
Starter 2000 (S00) Common
Battle Royale Box Set (BRB) Common
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Common
Starter 1999 (S99) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Tempest (TMP) Common
Fifth Edition (5ED) Common
Ice Age (ICE) Common
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Common
Promo set for Gatherer (PSG) Rare

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Counterspell

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Counter target spell.

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SS1

A25

EMA

Counterspell Discussion

oucho2pierce on Chulane CIA (cEDH Chulane Primer)

3 days ago

Hey! Just wondering why you are running Counterspell before Narset's Reversal . I have this deck built almost the exact list because your deck is sweet but that is one of the few differences.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

6 days ago

Hi UR2L8,

Updated: I've added Thoughtseize to assist with the issue of drawing Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker or Restoration Angel to had. This is in addition to the Faithless Looting . It provides a discard outlet for , but also is handy if another player has tutored a couple times and need to disrupt their combo (since we don't have Counterspell , Dash Hopes doesn't cut it, and Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast are a little too specific for me).

Always something useful to Thoughtseize , downside is that it puts you at a card disadvantage and only 1 other opponent, so 1v1 it's a good trade, in a 4-pod can be detrimental, but also provides the modular benefit of discarding your own cards in a pinch.

Hikarumei on Faeries Tribal

1 week ago

err also counters like Swan Song or Counterspell

WickedlyRested on "And now I sac my 7 Doom Engines to Ashnod's..."

1 week ago

The only other adjustments I would make would mostly be lands. Have you considered Academy Ruins instead of Buried Ruin? Its repeatable. You also might consider cutting some of your colorless lands for the rest of the fetches in your colors: Arid Mesa , Bloodstained Mire , and Misty Rainforest .

Have you tested Spell Swindle? it seems like its kind of slow, and might be better as just a cheaper counter like Counterspell or Negate instead.

Optimator on SadoArtifacthate

1 week ago

Mana Leak is also a weaker counterspell in EDH (it's pretty decent in 60-card formats). I would only recommend it in very counterspell-heavy decks. If the goal is protecting against removal/boardwipes use Swan Song or Negate . Otherwise, use Counterspell , Arcane Denial , or any of the other good cards that counter anything.

As for Rift Bolt and Lightning Bolt , if they're for removal I would highly recommend something more reliable like Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Reality Shift , Aftershock , or Fissure . Comet Storm or Rolling Thunder work well with Saheeli too. If they're for going upstairs I'd again recommend things like Comet Storm to have a bigger impact and even end the game outright.

Without counterspelling them, the only way in to handle enchantments is Chaos Warp . I insist you run it. There are a few colorless ways to deal, like Scour from Existence , Unstable Obelisk , and Spine of Ish Sah . The latter two are great with recursion.

Personally, I always run two boardwipes minimum and I try to squeeze more in when possible. You already have the best in Cyclonic Rift, but another could save your bacon (you don't have tutors to find it, nor would I necessarily recommend running any). Even decks that go wide, like ours, need reset buttons in emergencies. Blasphemous Act is the gold standard, but Ixidron , Earthquake , Wash Out , and Coastal Breach are good too.

rotimislaw on What will a counterd adventure ...

1 week ago

I think you should look at it in a different way.

Once someone plays Fertile Footsteps (Adventure part of Beanstalk Giant ), and you counter it, the spell does not resolve and should go to graveyard as it is generally a creature card (with an Adventure Sorcery part only).

In other words, if you Counterspell Fertile Footsteps having Dryad Militant in play, Beanstalk Giant doesn't resolve its Adventure part and goes to graveyard.

That's my view on it. Maybe a judge could confirm.

tobiashaffling on What will a counterd adventure ...

1 week ago

So i have a Dryad Militant in play and lets say i Counterspell a Beanstalk Giant adventure half will it get exiled or does the spell change to creature when counterd.

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Counterspell occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.68%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.29%

Blue: 1.64%

UB (Dimir): 2.59%

WU (Azorius): 2.96%

UR (Izzet): 1.8%

GU (Simic): 1.65%

WUB (Esper): 1.4%

UBR (Grixis): 1.34%

GWU (Bant): 1.1%

BUG (Sultai): 1.08%