Pact of Negation

Pact of Negation

Instant

This is blue.

Counter target spell.

At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay . If you don't, you lose the game.

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Pact of Negation Discussion

enpc on 9/13 Commander Banning/Unbanning

1 week ago

RambIe: I would believe that a fully tuned golos deck is more than capable of doing what you're describing. I've seen quite a few decks pull of some very impressive plays and getting 5 mana on turn 2 is well within the realsm of possibility. But the kind of deck you're talking about is not what I would call a general representation of casual to mid tier, where the discussion about the banning is based.

When we talk about cEDH, all bets are off. With people dropping turn 2 Thassa's Oracle/Demonic Consultation with Pact of Negation for backup, a full spec Golos is at home and evenly matched. But again, tha banning is not based on that.

For a casual to mid tier (i.e. low to middle pub stomp) deck, designed for a casual to mid tier playgroup to be even semi consistently hitting a turn 2 (or even 3) Golos raises a lot of flags. Specifically around either what your definition of casual/mid tier is or around the clear disparity of players within said playgroup.

Neotrup on Does Pact of Negation / …

2 weeks ago

This does not work, however other pacts do. The issue is Sudden Substitution let's them change the target. Sudden Substitution will still be on the stack when their choosing a target, so they can choose it. Once Pact of Negation goes to resolve the target will be illegal as Sudden Substitution left the stack when it finished resolving, so Pact of Negation will be put into the graveyard without creating its delayed triggered ability.

Polaris on Does Pact of Negation / …

2 weeks ago

Pact of Negation, Sudden Substitution

Yes, this works. It's evil, but it works. Pact of Negation sets up a delayed triggered ability when it resolves, so if it resolves under another player's control they'll have to pay the cost.

However, there are a few ways around it. Once upon a time this would be a guaranteed kill on a player that didn't have blue (assuming Pact resolves, of course), but under current Commander rules, lands or creatures that can tap for mana of "any color" (i.e. Archway Commons), Treasure tokens, an effect that gives lands all types like Prismatic Omen, or an effect like Chromatic Orrery will let them pay the in the cost.

NeoLegacy on Stiflenought

2 weeks ago

HobbyMan5000 I've looked at both as possibilities, but not a fan of the high upkeep cost of Pact of Negation. I have been juggling the idea of, Force of Negation as it can for the most part be a free spell.

HobbyMan5000 on Stiflenought

2 weeks ago

2 Pact of Negation and 2 Force of Negation would be real interesting in this, maybe instead of Spell Pierce IDK

Kazuhahaha on Top 5 Counterspells Of All …

2 months ago

Grubbernaut: personally, the fact a card hasn't seen competitive play "yet" doesn't mean it's not good. it's just that most formats had Counterspell and/or better already, or they didn't have enough draw spells. as someone else mentioned already, the choice of counter spell can also be dependent on deck. i brought up netdecking because of your "i can't think of any deck..." comment. as for the decks with lots of draw, its not that they prefer hard counters because they prefer the long game, it's that those decks are typically combo and can use things like Dispel or Pact of Negation to protect their combo.

Raging_Squiggle on Top 5 Counterspells Of All …

2 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.

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