Misdirection

Misdirection

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You may exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay Misdirection's mana cost.

Change the target of target spell with a single target.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Misdirection Discussion

Raging_Squiggle on Top 5 Counterspells Of All …

1 week ago

Basically any free counterspell is the best counterspell in my opinion. So it’d be Force of Will , Force of Negation , Pact of Negation , Misdirection , Fierce Guardianship , Mental Misstep , etc.

After those, the one mana counters.

plakjekaas on HULLBREACHER BANNED

1 week ago

jaymc1130 there's plenty opportunity to tap out past turn 1 in cEDH:

Force of Will , Force of Negation , Pact of Negation , Fierce Guardianship , Deflecting Swat , Misdirection ...

Notion Thief also has flash, right? And I was taught that it's better to draw cards than to ramp, so Notion Thief should be at least as big of a problem as Hullbreacher ... However, 4 mana is significantly more than 3 in formats that care about being efficient, and spending resources on ramping might be worse than spending them on securing cards in hand, but Wizards should have known that ramping without spending extra resources is among the most broken things in Magic, they've known that since the original Moxen.

Azdranax cEDH is not a separate format. It's a different philosophy on the same format. It's using the rules of EDH (which is a casual format by definition, as you can read here ) with the mindset of a competitive format like Legacy. By definition, cEDH is a misinterpretation of how the format is supposed to be played. The most competitive players, however, are usually the most vocal about what they don't like, and have gotten really good at kicking up enough ruckus to change what they don't agree with. That's how Flash got banned. The RC doesn't typically consider cEDH because they don't regulate the format to be compatible with cEDH. cEDH is a just a community response, that explicity uses the exact same rules for differently-themed games. I think that's also why Opposition Agent is not banned in EDH, because that is specifically only dangerous in cEDH, and a lot less potent against some Ally tribal deck, or whatever casual battlecruise deck EDH was intended for as a format.

If you're looking for a 100 card singleton format that's aimed at competitive play and doesn't use a casual banlist, try Canadian Highlander. It uses the Vintage banlist, which means just no Shahrazad , dexterity cards, ante cards and cards with the Conspiracy type. But if you want to play Commander of any kind, you're bound by the RC's banlist, by virtue of format philosophy.

malacai on In the Spirit of Tribal Decks

2 weeks ago

Based on this list I would make the following chnages to Ranar.

Out -> In

Cosmos Charger -> Eldrazi Displacer

Drogskol Reaver -> Yorion, Sky Nomad

Drogskol Cavalry -> Thassa, Deep-Dwelling

Empyrean Eagle -> Felidar Guardian

Geist of Saint Traft -> Charming Prince

Radiant Purge -> Path to Exile

Misdirection -> Swords to Plowshares

Rally the Ranks -> Reality Shift

Ichor Wellspring -> Counterspell

Synthetic Destiny -> Dovin's Veto

Herb48 on Lutri Underworld Breach

1 month ago

Hey there!

I love Paradoxical Outcome decks in vintage. They are so fast and so resilient at the same time. I was wondering, is there any reason why you only run one of every spell? I feel like you could gain a lot of consistency from doing the following:

IN

OUT

Misdirection , Mystical Dispute , Spell Pierce , Expressive Iteration , Lion's Eye Diamond , Lotus Petal , Wishclaw Talisman , Peek and Night's Whisper .

The big thing is you need the playset of Force of Will and Paradoxical Outcome . Besides that, the rest is really up to you.

I have a deck of my own, I would love if you drop a vote and any suggestions you may have:


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HiddenDeftElm on Akatsuki, the Horizon's Shadow

2 months ago

Hi! My advice is replace some of the creatures with cheap or free counter magic. I would defiantly cut Wonder , K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , Spark Double and Throatseeker the rest is up to you. Don't under estimate free creatures without evasion like Memnite and Phyrexian Walker .

Some disruption spells i would recommend are Commandeer , Chain of Vapor , Flusterstorm . Their expensive so some budget options are Fatal Push , Misdirection , Murderous Cut , Spell Pierce . Also i would recommend some library manipulation like Spy Network , Ponder , Mission Briefing , Lim-Dul's Vault (its good but expensive). Scroll Rack and Sensei's Divining Top are also great top deck manipulation but probably no worth the money.

I recon Access Tunnel , Blinkmoth Nexus , Halimar Depths and Mystic Sanctuary should replace Path of Ancestry , Temple of the False God , Isolated Watchtower , High Market .

Finally i would recommend some better high CMC cards to reveal with Yuriko activation's. Some of the cards i recommended already double as good reveals but you could add: Sea Gate Restoration  Flip, Nexus of Fate , Time Warp . Their not budget friendly but there good. Take out two lands if you use Sea Gate Restoration and Agadeem's Awakening  Flip for obvious reasons.

I hope this helps :D

Limo on Invader Zur

2 months ago

A classic. I like Misdirection and Rebuff the Wicked in my competitive zur list. But if you like funny zur decks in general, I just built See what's possible with the new Zurface Pro which is a very casual take on zur that you might find interesting.

RambIe on Redirect in EDH?

3 months ago

the function of redirecting as a hole is amazing in red
but limited in blue because blue has to many cards that would out perform a redirect card in almost every situation

Example: As enpc & SynergyBuild Both suggested Misdirection which is no doubt the best value you can find for this function in blue.
any situation you could cast Misdirection you could also cast Force of Will , or Redirect vs Counterspell
as were in reds Deflecting Swat the runners up would be Bolt Bend & Ricochet Trap making the choice cut n dry

but like you said "Situationally might be better than a counterspell" the answer is yes there are some situations were redirect would out perform counter spells, key words there are "some" as most red players will testify most situations redirect spells sit as a dead card in your hand were a counter would have been the answer.

SynergyBuild on Redirect in EDH?

3 months ago

@enpc is 100% right here, as someone who has played a heckton of these, the best for edh are as follows:

Misdirection - The king of redirects, it's just something that they never expect.

Deflecting Swat - Many consider this to be the best, but the need for a commander is a real cost, often decks have higher cmc commanders or want to redirect after a sweeper, as well as running red not being the best known for cheap commanders. Despite that, it is able to hit a ton and affect more than the average redirect effect, and is a massively powerful magic card.

Divert - Less known, but 1 mana is a massive benefit to the card, having taken a couple Blue Sun's Zenith and some extra turn spells, as well as changing a couple targets for some removal, it's a simple card that's budget enough for anyone to use.

Imp's Mischief - Mostly good since it's rarely expected, off color pretty hard, but also just good value and easy to cast.

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