Foil

Foil

Instant

You may discard an Island card and another card rather than pay Foil's mana cost.

Counter target spell.

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Foil Discussion

DrkNinja on Ninja fury

1 day ago

Ok so I didn't check to see if any of these were in the deck already but... here's my list of suggestions!

It's a lot of cards so...

Again some of these may be cut worthy but off the cuff this is what I came up with. Also I didn't include any ninjas... I figure they are easy enough to find

QuestionMarc on Vadrik's Discount Spell Emporium

2 months ago

It's not really fair to suggest a bunch of additions to a deck without suggesting some cuts, so the ones I am seeing so far are:

  1. Clone Legion This is a huge spell but not necessarily a game ender when for 9 mana it probably should be. If it doesn't end the game, it will create a bookkeeping nightmare of tokens that are copies of a variety of creatures that don't have haste and are permanent. Seems the most straight across replacement would be Insurrection which for 1 mana less steals ALL creatures (not just one player's), gives them haste, and guarantees you have all the power and your opponents have no blockers. You should be able to end most games that way or at least take out a player or two, or just wait a little longer until that is the case.
  2. Diluvian Primordial A very expensive creature with no cost reduction, no tribal support, no flash or anything to keep it flexible, and it allows you to cast one spell from each opponent's graveyard? Your spells should be better than theirs. you don't need their spells. Certainly not at this cost. My straight across replacement recommendation? Spark Double! If you have your commander out, this seems like the best creature you could possibly cast!
  3. Double Vision 5 mana is a lot to spend on an enchantment that does nothing on its own, and when it is really good it is kind of a win more card. What this card needs more from an enchantment is more stuff to do early game and more repeatable card draw, so it may be cliche but you could put Mystic Remora or Rhystic Study here and I'm sure they would prove useful to keeping the deck fueled.
  4. Foil Seems like the worst of your counterspells, and you already have a lot! You want one you can cast for free? Force of Will, Fierce Guardianship, and Deflecting Swat are all likely better but expensive. Mana Drain too. But IMO, you already have plenty of counterspells and could use more stuff to trigger day/night so I recommend Leyline of Anticipation here so you can make it night on your turn easy and keep all your tools available at all time. Not to mention dropping creatures and artifacts and stuff right before your turn to protect them!
  5. Galecaster Colossus I'm not sure what another 7 mana creature is doing in this spell slinger deck. You wanna tap out for this on turn 8? No. I found a few other Wizard synergies that would probably work better like Sage of Fables or Metallic Mimic, but probably the Wizard that I would hate seeing the most here and is therefor probably correct is Fatespinner. This will also encourage a lot more day/night flipping I imagine when some people have to skip their main phase!
  6. Homeward Path Are you worried about your commander being stolen? That doesn't seem like a likely occurrence in our meta, and even less likely with all the counterspells and protection equipment you are playing. Instead how about Tyrite Sanctum? You can put a counter on Vadrik at instant speed repeatably for a low price, and when the time comes you can make him Indestructible permanently!
  7. Stifle I find this effect is often too small to be worth running defensively. You could replace it with a slightly bigger version like Disallow, Trickbind, Interdict, or Squelch. You could also replace this with kind of anything proactive and I have a lot of suggestions that could go here with Commander's Plate probably being the safest and Galazeth Prismari being the wildest! (He allows you to tap your equipment for mana!)
  8. Theoretical Duplication I just don't think copying your opponent's creatures for the turn (or more likely creature, singular) is that strong. And the bookkeeping again. You know what IS frustratingly strong? Capsize. Oof. I kinda hate myself for recommending it though. Alternatively if you wanna buyback something fun how about Seething Anger, Haze of Rage, or Lunar Frenzy to build up a huge Vadrik turn!

And a few basic lands for some of the nonbasics I recommended. Also we probably have too many Mountains given that 73% of your mana costs are blue. That's a good start I think at tweaking this deck!

Snips500 on All of Pauper's "Free" Spells

8 months ago

FrankieG - yeah good point about Foil and Fireblast . Im coming from the point of view of PDH where foil gets a lot more play than Fireblast does. Ill add a section for free flashback costs and things like Battle Screech and Prismatic Strands

FrankieG on All of Pauper's "Free" Spells

8 months ago

What about Prismatic Strands and stuff like that? Those ones actually see play (unlike Foil , but not unlike Fireblast which is below it on the list)!

Arcaneful on Fire and Ice Kodama: Midrange Combo

8 months ago

Omniscience_is_life

Thanks for the comment!!

Force of Vigor is definitely gonna be on my buylist, as well as Mystical Tutor . I totally had forgotten about Foil , so once I get one it's going in the list. I have NO idea how I missed Pestermite .

Thank you so much!

Omniscience_is_life on Fire and Ice Kodama: Midrange Combo

8 months ago

Mystical Tutor , Force of Vigor , any free counterspell ( Foil probably being the cheapest monetarily among them, but up the chain Force of Will ), Pestermite , as many of fetchlands ( Misty Rainforest , etc.) as possible... but overall the deck looks great!

ShaDoWz_6677 on Azami Wizard Storm

8 months ago

IvanS I'm kinda surprised you use Pact of Negation over Force of Will and run Foil over it as well. Is this because you don't own a Force of Will?

in cEDH currently, Pact of Negation is a card that you decide if you want to run but it really isn't something ran. Fierce Guardianship took its place when it was printed.

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