Lapse of Certainty

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH 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
Conflux (CON) Common

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Lapse of Certainty

Instant

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.

Lapse of Certainty Discussion

MahBoi100 on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

precociousapprentice, thanks for the reply, and thank you for making this decklist! I've learned a lot from reading the description of it and similar decks. You've opened my eyes for a new type of control. The funny thing is that I've been longing for an opportunity to use cards like Comeuppance and Lapse of Certainty , but haven't really gotten the chance till now. So again, thank you! :)

BMHKain on Some ideas for Cuts & ...

1 week ago


cEDH Boros is so CRUEL, they'll never give up!

Commander / EDH* BMHKain

SCORE: 2 | 10 COMMENTS | 275 VIEWS


Before I begin, I might as well introduce a new OC Planeswalker of Mine: Tyris, Who Blazes Where She Walks.

As night fell, and the creatures of the Night thrived in such desire for flesh, somebody decided her duties as a member of the Boros Legion aren't yet finished much less satisfied. Her name is Tyris. But unlike even those like her, who showed high promise at an early age, Tyris rose the ranks rather quickly, so much so that Tajic even honored her cause as a member of a military-style Guild known as the Boros Legion. While Tyris' Parents were happily married, her father, a high ranking, & variously decorated soldier, was slaughtered during the War of the Spark; not by just any Eternal, He could handle them fine. It was the God-Eternals; Deceased Gods from the Plane of Amonkhet revived as Lazotep on a Divine level of power not even Aurelia could handle on her own. Even after the War concluded, Ugin forced an unsparked Nicol Bolas to his Meditation Realm, where Ugin watched over Bolas for the last of their days; No way for someone to get in. No way for someone to get out. Several Months passed after the fact, & even after Niv-Mizzet became the True Living Guildpact, the usual Ravnican madness continued to happen, just in time for Tyris to be conceived in a Universe-Sized City by a mere Widow. As Tyris became older, she was already more aware of the dangers than her Mother would even think. Domri Rade was killed before Tyris' Birth, but even after the War, & Ravnican Life having no choice but to accept Planeswalkers for what they are; Universe-Hopping Pranksters nobody wished to have on any Plane of Existence. To Tyris, it was perhaps, the most sorrowful nightmare ever; Civilian life demanding the Guilds to realize if they can unify in the War of the Spark , why not just have all 10 Guilds set their enemyship aside, & realize, such enemyship would be of a really great weapon in the first place?

Tyris thought about that for so long. She even investigated the House of Dimir for a while now; the very Guild the Boros League hated the most above all others. But even with Ilharg, the Raze-Boar now brought to Fruition, Tyris wondered to herself:

(Why did we make a Bond to those who are even worse than the House of Dimir? The Gruul Clans had a Leader that was never that mentally out of his head... , & we're allies to someone who are just Vulgar Savages, where even The House of Dimir is well focused, plenty resourceful, & are more cunning than us? Why...? The reason so many hate us is just that Aurelia enlists us just to be used as expendables...?)

Now having Second Thoughts, Tyris shook her head in regret; knowing that following in her Father's Footsteps she never knew even after she was born, whatever stories were told between a Mother+Daughter Relationship was a kind one, but she wishes never to speak ill of the only family she had at all; Loneliness. Tyris knew she is nothing but an orphan. Even her fellow troops seemed more so to be strangers, than a Stepfamily at all. Such a thought: (I know what is feels to be alone... & I've been this way my entire life.)

Tyris knew there were two things left she can lose: Herself, & an already ignited Planeswalker Spark. She decided to gamble w/ both. She then opened the doors to Aurelia 's Quarters. She seemed just as concerned for her Planeswalker Soldier; Tyris wasn't done with her duties, she still needed an audience to Aurelia herself. Aurelia , usually very serious upon her entire Guild, couldn't help but feel pity to Tyris, & as she saw it so, likewise for a Guildleader known for having a guild whose beliefs are considered Wrong & Unjust; even for the Boros League...

End of Part 1.

Alright enough FanFiction crap. Let's get to the topic in question; several in fact.

For those who haven't paid attention after all this; I decided to put Feather, the Redeemer in the deck. BUT, she won't be the commander. I wanted to use her as a Sunforger Package on legs (Even though that might not be the right term in this case.). Since Sunforger is not good in cEDH (I'm not giving up anytime soon. Please make your criticisms end as I'm planning to make a Community Deck for cEDH Boros Deck Users; submitting cards to what could be a literal Guide/Primer for this.

For Feather, the Redeemer, I have the following Instants & Sorceries; but I've no Graveyard; just a Rest in Peace to negate all Graveyard activity.

For Sorceries thus far:

Gamble

Idyllic Tutor

Vandalblast

Wheel of Fortune

Winds of Change

Yes, it's that low, but the Instants are crazier:

Abrade

Angel's Grace

Apostle's Blessing

Boros Charm

Chaos Warp

Dawn Charm

Enlightened Tutor

Ephemerate

Generous Gift

Illumination

Lapse of Certainty

Mana Tithe

Path to Exile

Pyroblast

Rebuff the Wicked

Red Elemental Blast

Return to Dust

Swords to Plowshares

Teferi's Protection

Wear / Tear

Wild Ricochet

For this, we can cut out the following kinds of cards:

  1. Tutors (How can you reuse Tutors?)
  2. Self-Exiling Cards (They're too powerful to reuse here.)
  3. Misc. (Basically your ideas for Wild Cards.)

Outside of these kinds of cards, I wonder if there are any that can target your own creatures. & no. I'm not using them for the sake of Ol' Pierakor az Vinrenn D'rav . I'm using them over & over because of Aforementioned Rest in Peace .

Which leaves us w/ a new dilemma: Paradox Engine finally got banned, but it at least gave us back a Potential threat to build upon: Painter's Servant . Forcing everyone to just one color is going to be crazy. But the question lies w/ another part of the question: Which Color to Work With? has Blood Moon , which makes all Non Basic Lands Mountain s, but Celestial Dawn makes your lands Plains . Which of these two to use? Or should I take a dare, & go for ? Jaya Ballard, Task Mage would love to say "GOTCHA!!!"

Also, for the sake of cEDH, I just want to know if there are any in the cEDH Community Post-Tier 3 Pierakor az Vinrenn D'rav . I mean, there has to be more than ever, right?

Also, what to cut? I'm starting to Doubt Eldrazi Displacer here. In addition; you would have to think like a cEDH Player; & for that matter, a cEDH Player that approves of Boros in this Subformat.

Now, if you don't mind, I've an account to Archidekt to make...

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

Dash Hopes and Mana Tithe were the main inspiration. Lapse of Certainty seems not firm enough. Kambal should be exiling, esp as .

SMASHER101 on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 months ago

I would say take out a land and put in map, but you only have 36 lands and a high curve. Take out Reya Dawnbringer . Map serves the same purpose in the late game by getting Emeria, The Sky Ruin and doesn't cost 80 mana. Archangel Avacyn  Flip is better board wipe insurance than Lapse of Certainty . Not sure why Selfless Spirit isn't in here if your worried about wipes.

Joe_Ken_ on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 months ago

firestorms90 I like all the insight you’ve got for each of the cards and I think while the loop idea with Reya Dawnbringer and Karmic Guide is interesting it isn’t likely to happen often. The most I could seeing it happen is when I have Reya out and use my Recruiter of the Guard to grab Karmic guide from the deck. Also a reason I didn’t have Reya in my first draft of the deck was because it does take an entire rotation to get its trigger to go off meaning if I do have a valuable creature in grave she would be likely to get hit with some removal so it is a bit of a risk having her out. Nothing really care about creatures entering play, but it’s just to keep my board stocked with a bunch of angels so they can beat down my opponents.

I don’t run into board wipes too often and normally I can just use Sunforger and Boros Charm / Teferi's Protection to avoid them, but the reason I had some thoughts about Archangel Avacyn  Flip was for another board wipe protector and if one of my non-angels die it can be a mini board wipe for small creatures like mana dorks or other useful small creatures as well as bolting each opponent for 3, which really isn’t all too much in the scheme of things.

The reasons I have been considering Lapse of Certainty is for another board wipe protector or just to counter any potentially harmful spells and then try to take them out before they draw it again. But there is also a bit of a combo with Sunforger + Mistveil Plains (which I try to tutor for with Tithe ) where I can just put an instant back on the deck during each one of my turns. I normally do this with Boros Charm for its indestructible use, but I was thinking I could use it with the Lapse to always have that counterspell ready to go in case I need it.

I guess out of my ideas Avacyn is probably the worst choice since I have a fair amount of board wipe protection already in the deck while Reya provides a lot of graveyard value and Lapse gives me a reoccurring counterspell in White.

Joe_Ken_ on Expedition map or a creature ...

2 months ago

So I’ve been wondering about the use of Expedition Map recently in my Boros angel tribal deck. Aurelia's Angelic crusade

I’ve been considering slotting it out for either Reya Dawnbringer or Archangel Avacyn  Flip if I were to go for another creature. Or I was considering Lapse of Certainty to have a counterspell in the back pocket that I can grab with Sunforger in the event I need to stop a board wipe.

99LandOTK on Dashed Hopes

2 months ago

Since you're using Dash costs, which to be honest I had never heard of before now but good for you for using it, Brave the Sands does not seem like a good fit. You creatures will be returned to your hand at the end of the turn, they do not need vigilance or better blocking. The ones that aren't dashed in will likely be better off alive than blocking, and I doubt your opponent will tap out against you with such a threat of burst damage. Speaking of burst damage, Lightning Bolt , Lightning Strike , and other burn cards may give you the reach you need once an opponent begins to develope a board to contest yours. Instead of Brave the Sands , I would recommend cards such as Mardu Ascendancy , Flowstone Surge , Glorious Anthem , or Goblin War Drums .

Dash Hopes , while flavorful (which may be good enough to keep it in, your call), is not particularly good. Mardu counterspells include Lapse of Certainty , Pyroblast , Red Elemental Blast , Imp's Mischief , and Withering Boon depending on what you need for your play group. Though to be honest, I'm not sure whether you need them. The counterspells are what I would replace for extra burn or card draw.

Hope this helped and good luck with your deck!

Lord_Grimm on White Zombie

2 months ago

Time to Reflect > Path to Exile : Same cost but less restrictive and more flexible (could use it on a token and ramp if need be)

Trostani's Judgement > Settle the Wreckage : sure can't populate, but hits many more threats and for a lesser cost

Radiant Purge > Lapse of Certainty : Keep them guessing with a surprise counter that basically Time Walks them

Worn Powerstone > Mind Stone : Less ramp, but card draw (something needed in this build)

Strionic Resonator > Anointed Procession : You'll usually be using it for double tokens anyways...

Adaptive Automaton > Odric, Lunarch Marshal : The deck is not true tribal, but is keyword heavy

Metallic Mimic > Duplicant : Same as above regarding tribal, but this guy can remove and get you a dude

Soul of Theros > Emeria Shepherd : honestly, kinda like them both, so preference?

Impassioned Orator > Soul Warden or Auriok Champion : More efficient

That's about all I see on this wave.

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