Narset's Reversal

Narset's Reversal


Copy target instant or sorcery spell, then return it to its owner's hand. You may choose new targets for the copy.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

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Narset's Reversal Discussion

Rhadamanthus on Narset's reversal and regrowth?

2 days ago

Yesterday: The description of Eternal Witness you've heard is correct. Targets for triggered abilities are chosen at the time they're put onto the stack. After an ability triggers, the game waits until the next time a player would receive priority to put it onto the stack. In the example with Chord of Calling , that would be after Chord is completely finished resolving and in the graveyard. It can be chosen as a target for the Witness' ability.

In this example with Narset's Reversal , the "You may choose new targets for the copy" instruction is part of the resolution of Reversal. Reversal isn't in the graveyard yet at the time you decide whether to change the target of the copied spell.

Gidgetimer on Narset's reversal and regrowth?

3 days ago

Narset's Reversal will not yet be in the graveyard when you choose targets for the copy of Regrowth . This means you will be unable to return it to hand.

If you had copied something that returns a card without targeting (like Bond of Insight ) you would be able to return Narset's Reversal .

FillenNameer on Narset's reversal and regrowth?

3 days ago

if i cast Regrowth and copy it with Narset's Reversal , can i return narset's reversal from my graveyard with regrowth? i googled when spells went to the graveyard and it says after resolution, so if narset's reversal resolves first copying regrowth, does that mean it would be in the graveyard to get back with one of the regrowth copies? thanks for the clarification

Neotrup on Narset's Reversal and Doublecast--equivalent?

1 week ago

Lucky Clover works like Doublecast except that it's very specific in what it copied. With Narset's Reversal the original spell does not resolve, which can make it useful for targeting opponent's spells.

9-lives on Narset's Reversal and Doublecast--equivalent?

1 week ago

If I use Narset's Reversal would it be the same as Doublecast except that I return the original first casted spell to my hand? Or does that first spell not have an effect because it is returned to my hand?

ThousandOaks on Niv-Mizzet, Wheel of Hatred

2 weeks ago

Blaksteele Really nice protoype. Niv-Mizzet, Parun may be one of the most fun commanders in EDH. I really think you have a solid prototype here. Definitely play test it to see what direction you want to take this beast.

A few suggestions:

*Less Creatures*

Niv-Mizzet, Parun loves when you draw cards and casts spells. I would recommend playing less creatures and more spells that net raw card draw. Cards like Oneirophage seem great, but aren't as valuable as triggering Niv-Mizzet's ability. The same is true with creatures like Tolarian Kraken or Nadir Kraken where you have to spend resources on top of drawing cards to trigger an additional effect.

Instead of running the extra creatures, I would trust more in Niv-Mizzet, Parun . Fill your deck with cheap spells that draw cards, and in turn trigger Niv-Mizzet, Parun 's ability to draw extra cards and do damage. Opt , Brainstorm , Wheel and Deal , Windfall , Ponder are all great examples that exploit Niv-Mizzy so well.

If you're going to run creatures, I think you double down on creatures that punish players each time you draw. You already have Electrostatic Field , so maybe include Guttersnipe ?

*Protection and Interaction*

Niv-Mizzet, Parun 's greatest weaknesses are his mana cost (3 red + 3 blue) and protecting him. This is truly a deck that will probably not win without its commander on the field, so you really need to protect him. You should include a package of instants that will allow you to interact with your opponents' attempts to remove him. Lazotep Plating is a cheap option. Basic control magic will also be very helpful (and each one triggers Niv-Mizzy). Counterspell , Delay , Narset's Reversal , Wizard's Retort etc are all good and affordable options. Consider removing Jaya, Venerated Firemage and Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded to make room for them. These planeswalker seem good, but will almost never net you as much value as other instant/sorceries will.

*Manabase and Mana-fixing*

As noted above, getting down Niv-Mizzet will be tough if you can't mana fix. If you are running 40 lands, make sure you have a way to fix your mana. You're going to need 3 Red and 3 Blue to cast Niv-Mizzet. In a basic land only build, to get Niv-Mizzy out on curve, you'll need to make sure you never miss a land drop and you drop down the right land each drop. Most games you'll lose, will probably be because you can't cast Niv-Mizzy. I'd add tools that make sure that happens. Arcane Signet is an easy add. Expedition Map as well.

As you build your mana base, focus on lands that don't come into play tap but can produce any color mana.


Really great starting place! You got it down to a solid win condition, you have a clear vision on how you're going to get there, and you have themes that support the plan. All you need know is focusing down on those themes a little more and finding more consistent paths to success. Well done for your second build. (Remember to include your manabase, even if its just filled with basic lands... because right now, it looks like you're playing 40 lands. With an average CMC of 3.5, that seems like a lot.)

Lanzo493 on Redirect in EDH?

3 weeks ago

As for how good it is in EDH? I don't think it's good. Narset's Reversal is essentially the same thing while being more versatile since it can turn any instant or sorcery to your advantage whereas Redirect only works on certain spells. Keeping up for a situational counterspell isn't generally worth it. Deflecting Swat is mostly only used because it's generally free. If not, it can be cast in a pinch.

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