Guttural Response

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

Guttural Response


Counter target blue instant spell.

Icbrgr on The One Drop Zoo

1 year ago

@Dragaan Great card choices!

Guttural Response vs Veil of Summer is a meta decision for people that contend with nonsense like Gifts Ungiven/Cryptic Command/Archmage's Charm... its more narrow of a card choice but because its a sideboard card when its brought in the hybrid mana of can enable the deck to still make aggressive plays while still having appropriate mana available to cast if applicable. I think for a lot of people Veil of summer is probably a better/more rounded choice though and I should definitely mention it and explain this in the primer.

Pelt Collector is another great option that I neglected to mention in my deck description which I will update later on. It feels so so so good to open with and would probably say it is generally a better choice than Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip; which frankly is a "win more" card when not just being a fancy Elite Vanguard. My only complaint about the card is that it can feel bad to topdeck but otherwise its outstanding!

Dragaan on The One Drop Zoo

1 year ago

also unsure why Guttural Response? Is being able to cast it off a basic mountain (and I guess protection from something like an overloaded Cyclonic Rift or an Aetherspouts..) worth using it over Veil of Summer?

Dragaan on The One Drop Zoo

1 year ago

also unsure why Guttural Response... Is being able to cast it off a basic mountain worth using it over Veil of Summer?

Andramalech on Gimme a Shamrock Shake with Rainbow Sprinkles

1 year ago

Balaam__ you mentioned two things:

  1. An Elemental rampage approach

  2. And a lack of counter magic

If you choose to use Birds of Paradise then you open up access to:

And albeit this only aims at , still some good hard countering.

For elementals, boy howdy. Rather than waste your time with recommendations you won't use, I noticed you like a noticeable, definitive swing.

So I say Nova Chaser, just as a wink wink nudge nudge.

Best of luck with any variation you aim to use, but Temur () solves your issues with evasion and countering.

Andramalech on Willow's Finagle

1 year ago

Balaam__ in response to your subject of Avoid Fate:

And if you use Birds of Paradise as your dork, which would be optimal, you could use the following:

Imo, I'd use Guttural but I'd thought to mention a few options!

Chasmolinker on Suspension of Disbelief

1 year ago

Counterspell / Boomerang effects are the worst cards to go against. Tibalt's Trickery or Guttural Response might be worth looking at.

Grubbernaut on What is Your Opinion of …

2 years ago

In non-standard sets, and for very specific uses, I'd say I'm okay with it. The blasts and Guttural Response seem 'right,' to me. Deflecting Swat is probably the least red-feeling type of effect like this, IMO.

I think a white Spell Pierce would be neat, and justifiable. White could also play with "return spell to hand" or tucking effects, too, for my take.

DemonDragonJ on What is Your Opinion of …

2 years ago

Counterspells are a signature ability of blue, and, as such, nearly all counterspells are blue, but WotC does print non-blue counterspells on occasion; there were a number of non-blue counterspells in the early days of this game, before WotC had clearly defined the color pie, but, now that the color pie is better defined, there have been very few non-blue counterspells in recent years.

WotC did print Tibalt's Trickery in Kaldheim, but, prior to that, there had not been a non-blue counterspell since Lapse of Certainty from the Alara block, to the best of my knowledge, so it is clear that WotC is very reluctant to print such cards. Mark Rosewater has even said that he considers both Red Elemental Blast and Guttural Response to be color pie breaks and that white can having "taxing" effects (i.e., making spells more expensive), but not direct counterspells, which I severely dislike, since I believe that non-blue counterspells can be acceptable if they are extremely narrow in their effect.

What does everyone else say about this? What are your opinions of non-blue counterspells? Do you think that such cards should exist, or that counterspells should be strictly blue?

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