Disallow

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Disallow

Instant

Counter target spell, activated ability, or triggered ability. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.)

Atheist on Angus McHaggis

1 week ago

Lol, I agree Angus looks a lot like Tim the Enchanter and is one of the reasons why I built the deck!

Group Hug simply means cards that everyone playing benefits from. For example, almost all of the card draw is for everyone at the table not just myself. The cards that are under "Group Hug" let people play more lands each turn, play permanents for free, and cast their spells as if they had flash. This is also why I made a category of "Only I benefit".

But, as you pointed out traditionally group hug decks don't have win conditions. I just couldn't help myself and try and win cutely and cheekily.

I have had a lot of fun playing this deck so far but, I am going to be adding a few cards to it as I found I needed more ways to protect myself! The following cards are for sure going in Disallow, Voidslime, Heroic Intervention, and consider possibly these cards as well Azorius Guildmage, Flawless Maneuver, and Ouphe Vandals

wallisface on Dimir control modern

3 months ago

The list definately looks a lot stronger!

I’d be playing Mana Leak instead of Disallow

wallisface on Dimir control modern

3 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • 18 lands is waaay too low for a control deck. For reference, Burn decks run 20 lands, and only cast 1-2 mana spells. Control decks typically want to be between 24-27 lands -I would suggest going up to 25.

  • I would ditch both Baral, Chief of Compliance and Curious Homunculus  Flip. Neither help you control the board, and neither particularly act as threats.

  • Disallow is a really weak control card and should be removed or replaced for something better.

  • You have no real way to deal with your opponents boardstate. I think a playset (4x) of Dismember would go a long way towards keeping you safe in the early game before you can counter all the things being played.

  • You currently have 8 “finishers” between Haughty Djinn, Tolarian Terror and Rise from the Tides - this is a LOT for a control deck, which typically wants to invest almost-all of its resources in controlling the board, and just using a single card to secure the victory. I’d suggest going down to 5 threats maximum - ditching the Haughty Djinn entirely.

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

5 months ago

GHoag Thank you for the good wishes! I intend to record what happens the best I can so I can accurately report on the games. Whatever happens I couldn’t have done as well without you! I do have one big question for you below, if nothing else please help me settle the Palinchron debate.

I got to playtest Tezzeret the Seeker last night and in my limited experience he is VERY good in this deck. I can’t say I would want to see Thran dynamo more than tezzeret in almost any situation. He is an absolute lightning rod. If your opponents know you have dramatic reversal in hand, they have to counter the tezzeret or they will simply lose the game. They can’t wait to see what the ‘-x’ ability grabs (unless they run Stifle or Disallow which isn’t common right now), because the Isochron Scepter just enters the field. If the opponents don’t know you have dramatic reversal in hand it is even more precarious for the opponents, because they don’t know if you are about to win the game or not. Furthermore they should still probably counter it because of the +1 ability alone. Untapping a mana vault every turn is extremely valuable.

Dream Eater performs remarkably well also. It did so well, that it was actually the target of Phantasmal Image at times. Bouncing a Kraum or a Talion to their owners hand feels really good, shutting down their card advantage and setting up my own.

Fabricate is definitely the next tutor to go in if I were to add another one. Still debating what comes out for it. Muddle more likely grabs Isochron Scepter because there is one less artifact tutor than spell tutor. I think I am happy with the tutor base after adding Tezzeret though.

Admittedly submerge is awful against non-green and even 4-5 color decks, because they often don’t run many basic lands except dual-lands. It is definitely a meta choice. Rapid Hybridization is more expensive but meta flexible. Since I don’t know exactly what the meta will be at lotscon and there is no sideboarding allowed I’ll probably go with the more flexible card.

This week my top debate is Palinchron. In the current rev it is starting to feel clunky. Requiring 6 lands on the field seems like a tall order in cEDH, doable only in slower games. He is also clunky because I can’t tutor him or recur him from the graveyard, without exploring the addition of Body Double. Questioning Palinchron also brings Aetherflux Reservoir into question, because Palinchron is the biggest payoff for aetherflux. Without Aetherflux there is no back-up win-con to Thassa’s Oracle which is monumentally important. So taking out Aetherflux is not an option. The Aetherflux/Palinchron wincon is slower than Isoscepter and hard to know when to go for. Though Palinchron is clunky, he is currently the best payoff to aetherflux, and it assists Thoracle. BUT thoracle doesn’t need the help of infinite mana in this deck because I am noticing that I can get to the bottom of the deck before I have 6 lands in play. So I just need a card to be an Aetherflux Reservoir Payoff.

That all said: I posit Shrieking Drake vice Palinchron. This card combos with Defiler of Dreams and Aetherflux Reservoir to have infinite spell casts, life, and damage. Shrieking drake is more innocuous and FAR less expensive therefore making him less risky to run. Shrieking drake also has the versatility of returning a Sphinx to my hand to be cast again. The biggest downside to this choice is that there is less infinite mana combo redundancy than with Palinchron. I think this downside is mitigated by Unesh getting through a lot of the deck very quickly, without needing the help of infinite mana. After briefly exploring the addition of Body Double, I think this course could be doable if we replace Sphinx of Lost Truths. Body double gives me combo safety with Palinchron, makes the combo only require 5 lands in play if I am doing it with Body Double, and has the versatility of copying anything in ANY graveyard. Worth noting, copying things in an opponents graveyard is not often the best choice. The biggest cons here is this makes the deck generally more expensive to play, and body double doesn’t further plan to get through the deck.

I think playtesting is required to know which of the two paths (body double or shrieking drake) is best to take. But with limited time, my gut tells me the Shrieking Drake path is better because it is still lower to the ground, and has synergy with the 20% rule.

wallisface on Izzet True?

6 months ago

Some thoughts:

  • 80 cards is a LOT more than the recommended 60, and will lead to a lot of inconsistency. I’d recommend trying to get back to 60 cards - there’s obvious loose baggage here to ditch.

  • 24 lands in 80 cards is the same as 18 in 60. 18 lands is a very low amount, even for burn decks (which typically run 20).

  • Baral, Chief of Compliance and Goblin Electromancer do nothing for you here - by the time you can cast them, you can cast pretty-much everything else in your deck anyway. Importantly, they neither help with the countermagic or burn plans (they neither help you control the game nor speed up the clock).

  • Convolute and Disallow are both super weak here, just based off mana cost, and are easy cards to ditch to try get you back to a more-reliable 60.

itsbuzzi on

6 months ago

1) You totally need some type of draw engine. Most of the time you'll want to go land pass and have instant speed interaction. It hurts from the aggro side if you don't need to cast any interaction and instead draw some more cards. Memory Deluge is kind of the best one at the moment at instant speed because you can cast it twice. 4 may be too many, I'd try 3.

2) The Wanderer is also a great interaction piece. It's removal at instant speed and leaves behind a body. If they attack with something small enough you can flash it in and make a blocker thus holding off against aggro. The removal set also can gain life which can be important. I'd put in maybe 3 of these as well. The instant speed is the key with her.

3) 3 board wipes sound good as well. You don't have a sideboard so you can move a few things there. Some Silence and Syncopate can move there as they seem not as strong as other pieces you can play.

4) For lands I usually use this site: http://https://www.channelfireball.com/article/How-Many-Lands-Do-You-Need-in-Your-Deck-An-Updated-Analysis/cd1c1a24-d439-4a8e-b369-b936edb0b38a/ With your current deck it looks like it should be about 25.

5) I don't play much control but if you have draw spells I wouldn't run 4 copies of Teferi. You may be able to run more Shark as you can cycle them away. The thought behind 3 Teferi is you will get to late game and draw him.

6) The sorcery speed is what hurts that card. You are looking for more instant speed interaction.

From all this I would remove: 4x Silence and 4x Syncopate and put in 3x Memory Deluge, 3x The Wandering Emperor, 1x Doomskar, 1x Deserted Beach and my personal idea is swap 1x Censor, 1x Make Disappear and 1x March of Otherworldly Light for 3x Disallow. Can be cast with Lotus and can counter abilities as well. You can put the removed cards in the sideboard.

Icbrgr on Venerated Rotpriest Combo Discussion

1 year ago

maybe Nimble Obstructionist, Disallow or Tale's End would be interesting sideboard options to combat the deck? countering the activated/trigered ability of the rotpriest or maybe just the storm card?

NiceKrispyTreat on Inalla's Xerox Machine

1 year ago

Plan to cut: - Passwall Adept - Wanderwine Prophets - Probably some other stuff

Might add: - Persist for combo with Dualcaster Mage and Ashnod's Altar OR combo with Dualcaster Mage, Molten Echoes, and Viscera Seer - Molten Echoes for combo with Bloodline Necromancer and Viscera Seer - Phyrexian Altar for combo with Dualcaster Mage and Persist - Disallow - Mystic Remora

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