Perplex

Perplex

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller discards his or her hand.

Transmute (, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)

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Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Perplex occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Perplex Discussion

SenorDeadpool on My Future X Wife: Zaxara EDH

2 weeks ago

I ran a similar deck a couple months ago, but I cut all the hydra line. I ran 8-9 tutors, and a line up of elf mana dorks. Tutors and ramp so good here. Perplex is a great card here. It is a 3 drop counter that also lets you tutor for your infinite mana enchantments. Chariot of Victory is also great, becauses it's another copy of greaves that gives your Commander first strike to pair with that deathtouch. Nasty! I love Zaxara. My deck killed turns 6-8 pretty consistently. Just a matter of getting infinite mana and a good draw spell! Great deck!

Heimdall300 on Alela draft / cc needed!

3 weeks ago

Maybe Cathars' Crusade could be a thing in this deck. I would maybe play Rebuild too in order to replay your stuff, bounce opponents' artifacts. You can cycle it not needed, quite a cool card in my opinion. If it's about tokens, there's a really fun card Storm Herd. Not crazy but really funny. As counterspells I'd play Narset's Reversal and Render Silent. Maybe Perplex which is a bit off topic.Feel like Detention Sphere instead of Darksteel Mutation too.

Lhurgyof on E. V. I. L.

2 months ago

Thanks for the comment!

Unfortunately I only own one copy of Mana Drain, and I have it in my Jhoira deck. If I had another though, I'd certainly throw it in here.

Perplex is an interesting option. Any idea what I could cut for it?

mtgApprentice21 on E. V. I. L.

2 months ago

Counterspell is good, but you probably could put a Mana Drain in that spot. Instead of Void Shatter, play Perplex. This card literally says "foolish mortal, I'm going to hurt your brain." It's also a great way to tutor up a lot of tasty 3-drop spells in this list, like Deliver Unto Evil, or Counterflux (if you know someone has a Flusterstorm in their deck.)

HELLcaster19 on Morophon Eldrazi

3 months ago

Edgardxcore Hey! Cool deck!

This is also a plan of mine to get going, once I have assembled my Abzan deck.

As king-saproling stated, Pitiless Plunderer would be a wonderful fit in here. Id consider cutting some of the following though:

Fist of Suns

Jodah, Archmage Eternal

Chromatic Lantern

Reason being; with Morophon's ability to reduce the colored pips in casting cost of your Eldrazi creatures, you will most likely want him on board as often as possible, as such, color fixing and alternate casting costs are not as vital to your strategy. Mycosynth Lattice is much higher in terms of cmc, but will also you to use your colorless mana in any way that you see fit!

You already have Lightning Greaves, so perhaps look into adding Swiftfoot Boots and Whispersilk Cloak as well, to offer more sources of protection. Neurok Stealthsuit is another good option, and gives you an instant speed equip option, should you need to move it around.

Another option to consider cutting would be Trophy Mage. As it is, you have 4 artifacts that it can fetch up out of your 13. Countering a creature is easy and will prevent your tutor for one of those pieces. A good option to substitute in would be Perplex. It offers you a tutor for a 3 drop, but is harder to prevent, as it is an activated ability, rather than an etb and can also be used as a counter should you need it.

I would also recommend substituting Dust Stalker and Nest Invader for some additional Devoid creatures that can bring in tokens upon entry to further your colorless ramp.

I run a mostly colorless deck, and find that Mystic Forge is a key piece in the deck. Some other good options for counters and removal are:

Void Shatter

Spell Shrivel

Complete Disregard

Serpentine Spike

Oblivion Strike

Smothering Abomination

That last one is just a personal favorite of mine, as its a great source of card draw when you sack your tokens for mana :) I hope some of this helps.

Mana Echoes can also be a great source of colorless ramp if you are willing to shell out the caps for said card.

rSt on Infinite Galvanizer

3 months ago

Ooh, I love that Perplex has the same transmute cost as all my combo pieces, I'm definitely going to put that, and the Mizzium, in. Anything to speed up this deck, one thing I did notice during playtest was the fact that the deck is slow.

I'm kinda hesitant and reluctant to downgrade Terminate, but you make a very good point about eliminating a color from the deck. I gotta think that one over.

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