Decisive Denial

Decisive Denial


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  • Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control. (Each deals damage equal to its power ot the other.)
  • Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays .
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Decisive Denial Discussion

Wizardhat91 on Riku Dreadnought

2 weeks ago

+1 for the neat interaction between Riku and the Ravager! Fun deck concept. I'd like to offer a list of cards that seem appropriate, for your consideration.

Hazankob on U/G Anti-spike Commander (EDH)

3 weeks ago

2021 update:

While thanks to the commander the deck doesn't run out of steam very often, unfortunately on occasion because of the commander, an opponent can have more steam than you are able to keep up with. Due to this I've decided to cut a couple of cards that "do nothing" outside of specific situations.


Psychic Surgery , which is basically a cheaper/weaker mindlock orb.

Leyline of Anticipation , I'm a huge fan of this card so it was a difficult cut, however with Teferi and Alchemist's Refuge in the deck, and also considering the large ratio of instants or cards with flash therein, its not a massive loss.

Archmage's Charm , Not gonna lie, I've never liked this spell, I just wanted to steal someone's Sol Ring with it and since I have a couple of 4 mana counterspells I figured it was a justifiable inclusion. I never did steal a Sol Ring and there even was a time where it was a dead draw because I was stuck on 2 blue.


Decisive Denial , The most obvious inclusion. In general this card just seems powerful. Removal? Check. Counterspell? Check. It also fits on a scepter. Much better than Archmage's Charm.

Fumble , Another scepter target. My dream is to steal an Eldrazi Conscription or a Kaldra with this. Another unseen use of this card is how it interacts with control magic effects. Powerful on paper, lets see how it holds up in practice.

Scroll Rack , This card speaks for itself. I didn't cut Leyline because I dislike leyline, I cut it because I needed to make room for this.

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks on NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

I think either of those two could be good. The best way for me to interact with my brother's Koma is usually to either play something like Grand Abolisher then kill it or board wipe then use targeted removal the next upkeep. In both scenarios Decisive Denial would prevent me from killing the koma, so I think it'd be a good add.

Daedalus19876 on NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks: Thank you for the upvote! I hope this deck helps inspire your brother ;)

I've never been a huge fan of Arcane Denial honestly, it tends to get me killed with the cards my opponents draw. I was considering Decisive Denial , though... Or just simple Counterspell .

Chino90 on Trial of the Chimera

3 months ago

change the vedalken mastermind for counterspells, so you have something to interact. You already have enough bounce. Decisive Denial is nice

multimedia on

3 months ago

Hey, well done on a budget upgrading a precon for a first Commander deck.

There's some cards in the precon to consider adding:

  • Meloku the Clouded Mirror : one of the better budget cards with Aesi because it can bounce lands you control. It can be a repeatable source of flying tokens, landfall triggers or best of all draw with Aesi.

  • Spitting Image : can copy any creature on the battlefield including an opponents creature. Retrace is the reason to include this because by discarding a land you can cast it again from your graveyard and keep doing this as long as you have a land in your hand to discard.

With Murkfiend Liege and Retreat to Coralhelm you can take advantage of Llanowar Scout and Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy who can tap to put a land onto the battlefield. This interaction if you have lands in your hand lets you trigger Aesi on your opponents turns. Can also abuse this interaction with Simic Growth Chamber or Guildless Commons because these lands can bounce themselves back to your hand. Either one lets you trigger Aesi and draw a card on each opponents turn.

Some other cards $1 or less each to consider adding:

Some other budget lands $1 or less each to consider:

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.