( can be paid with either or 2 life.)
Counter target spell with converted mana cost 1.
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|New Phyrexia (NPH)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mental Misstep occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.05%
WUB (Esper): 0.32%
Mental Misstep Discussion
1 week ago
How do you gents feel about Rewind taking one of the 'counterspell' slots?
bigrigroy - I absolutely have to weigh in on this. No. Not worth it in a 5c competetive Sliver deck. You need to go as low to the ground as possible when running competetive countermagic - holding up mana for a spell that may or may not be cast is always the least desirable outcome. And before you think "Well what do you consider competetive?" here's my list (in no particular order):
- Force of Will
- Dovin's Veto
- Swan Song
- Pact of Negation
- Spell Pierce
- Deflecting Swat
- Mana Drain
- Mental Misstep
- Fierce Guardianship
- Counterspell (sort of an honorable mention here. Yes, there are better spells - but this is the original gangsta. It's a pet card for me.)
Mind you this list is pretty subjective, and should be adjusted to one's tastes and meta - but this is what I'd consider competetitive. The absolute best counter magic is free, as you can bait out the big spells.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
And that, friends, is why you always run Mental Misstep
1 month ago
Providing budget alternatives is not that simple because the deck is balanced as is and changing any single card would alter its equilibrium. I will try my best, but do keep in mind that with the following changes you will need to play the deck a lot slower than before. Without free counterspells you will need to wait for when you can leave mana open, and so on and so forth. Hopefully, the fact that all the decks in the tournament follow the same budget restrictions can make up for this. Here are my budget changes:
These are all direct substitutions. I took the cards you mentioned and replaced them with their budget counterparts. If you think some of them aren't good enough (and in most cases they are not), then you can consider including something completely different instead. I'm thinking about cards like Propaganda, Torpor Orb, more removal, more card draw, more ramp. You have the privilege of knowing the decks you will be facing, so you can tweak the deck according to your matchups.
If you want to be prepared against a token deck, try shaving some single target removals or counterspells for a few extra board wipes. Just be extra careful against Meren because they tend to play a lot of Fleshbag Marauder-like effects, which is something this deck really struggles with. Make use of your haste enablers to kill your opponent during the very first turn you play Lazav, before he or she has the opportunity to play those cards.
I wish you good luck for your tournament, and let me know about your results!
1 month ago
My recommendations :
I think most people will tell you that Oloro offers little competitive advantage to you compared to other esper commander like Zur (who can fetch Necropotence into play) or even Aminatou (who is a combo piece in the command zone). I think upsides for Oloro would be that he can do larger ad nauseam and possibly can even run Humility which few decks can win while it is on the board.
MANA COST TOO HIGH
I would first add better ramp, better draw, potential Stax, tutors and then other win cons.
Verity Circle (good against dorks)
Plunge into Darkness (a good Impulse)
CONSULT COMBO Demonic Consultation
AD NAUSEAM COMBO Angel's Grace
Ad Nauseam (draw whole deck, can Windfall and make everyone die while AG means you can't lose
Heliod Walking Ballista
Rocks that produce at least three mana total (outlet is extort with blind obedience or crypt ghast) If have pristine Talisman gain infinite life, which is infinite draw with commander
Didn't look at landbase
1 month ago
2 months ago
3 months ago
Well, two good suggestions out of 14 isn't too awful I guess, lol.
I've always thought that Mental Misstep would be much better if it countered a spell with CMC 1 or less, but it doesn't. It's a card that you want to have in your opening hand, which you have ever so slightly higher than a 7% chance of happening. That's the one I'd pull for Corrupted Resolve.