Misdirection

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Misdirection

Instant

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.

Rhadamanthus on Changing Targets + "Whenever becomes …

5 days ago

Yes, that will work. Using Misdirection to change the target of a spell to Bonecrusher Giant will cause the Giant's ability to trigger.

Note that "becoming a target" means it wasn't a target before but now it is. If the Giant was already one of the targets of Winterflame for example, using Goblin Flectomancer to change the other target to also be the Giant won't cause it to trigger again.

Delphen7 on Changing Targets + "Whenever becomes …

5 days ago

Bonecrusher Giant says "Whenever ~ becomes the target of a spell..."

This seems functionally different than "Whenever a player casts a spell targeting ~".

So I was wondering if Bonecrusher's wording meant if an effect like Misdirection changing the target to Bonecrusher would cause it's ability to trigger

DarthSeatb3lt on Barrin, Master Wizard

2 months ago

The synergy with Induced Amnesia is fantastic!

I like the idea of the deck - seems very unique and fun. A couple suggestions you could consider: it looks like you're dabbling in the wizard synergy but you could go a bit deeper for even more synergy with cards like Cyclone Summoner, Docent of Perfection  Flip, Minn, Wily Illusionist,Patron Wizard, Trophy Mage,Tribute Mage, Trinket Mage, Jace's Archivist and Azami, Lady of Scrolls

I think the above additions would help you keep the theme of your deck while offering more synergies all around. If you take this approach, you could also look to include Stonybrook Banneret as a budget medallion.

fetch your token fodder generators with: Trophy Mage,Tribute Mage, Trinket Mage create more fodder with: Docent of Perfection  Flip, Minn, Wily Illusionist

and bounce more with: Cyclone Summoner Stern Proctor & Equilibrium

The rest are just decent control/draw.

Additionally, in keeping with the bounce theme you may want to consider Into the Roil, Blink of an Eye, Disperse, and maybe even Capsize or Snap the former three will let you bounce your own targets for more ETBs/protection and in a pinch they can bounce those pesky enchantments blue has so much trouble dealing with.

For counterspells, the lower the mana cost, the better the counter. there are some great budget options if you find you've always got a handful of cards for free counters (Misdirection Disrupting Shoal) but one of the classics that isn't too pricey isArcane Denial but I'm quickly growing to loveAn Offer You Can't Refuse and Swan Song

For removal, the bounce theme is always great but for those pesky indestructible creatures I auto-include Resculpt in every blue deck I make.

Overall your deck looks like a ton of fun to play already, just adding in my thoughts.

DrkNinja on Dead Silence

7 months 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

RambIe on Using the graveyard as a …

10 months ago

ugg sorry for my poor word choices i realized afterwards that could be miss understood by anyone reading this. so let me try saying that again
Misdirection isn't just a fantastic card, its also a fantastic strategy
can you please link your deck?

Raging_Squiggle on Top 5 Counterspells Of All …

11 months 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

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