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Quench Discussion

Erza421 on Ionize and other Counters in …

2 months ago

Quench is the best 2 mana option, but Essence Scatter and Negate can be used in the sideboard. Disallow is by far the best 3 mana option, with Ionize after it, unless you have no card draw or top deck manipulation, in which case you should look at Sinister Sabotage and Dissolve

Erza420 on Ionize and other Counters in …

2 months ago

the best option at 2 mana is Quench , but you can definitely use Essence Scatter and Negate in the sideboard. Disallow is by far the best 3 mana option. Ionize follows right behind it imo, unless you don't have any card draw or top deck manipulation in the deck in which case you may want to look at Sinister Sabotage and Dissolve . Absorb would be on the bottom of my list unless you're playing against aggro and burn.

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Grubbernaut on All Instant Counter-Burn

3 months ago

All the taplands seem like too much; also, no basics is a pretty big liability. I'd personally change up the manabase for those reasons, deserts are typically considered fairly bad for non-rotating formats. Valakut Awakening  Flip and Silundi Vision  Flip both seem very good for this, as well. 4x Spirebluff is a lot in a draw-go deck, too; I'd go with none, personally.

Also, I would consider swapping some or all of your Quench for Censor or Jwari Disruption  Flip. Without energy synergies, Behold the Multiverse is an upgrade over Glimmer of Genius . Finally, Shark Typhoon is almost always going to be a significantly better and more flexible wincon than other X-spells.


Scallywallwest on dimir control

9 months ago

I'd sideboard the Mystical Disputes, as they're much more useful against blue decks. I'd swap it I'd swap that in the mainboard for Quench. Also, in my opinion, Ashiok, Sculptor of Fears isn't the greatest. Sure, it lets you draw a card and mill 2 (From everyone, including yourself), but is a steep price to pay for that, especially since you don't have any real ramp. Besides, he's a planeswalker deck planeswalker, so...I'd probably replace him with an Ashiok, Nightmare Muse, or a Jace, Wielder of Mysteries.

Your deck is very confused. You have a lot of counterspells to control, which I understand, but then you're also trying to go for hand-hate and reanimation, which I don't understand. I'd say take it in one direction only, and then have a smaller subtheme--basically, get rid of reanimation altogether. It makes your decklist jumbled, and it doesn't help you reach your endgame. You may also want to lower the amount of high costed spells you have, as those will take a while to get out onto the field. Good luck with the deck.

zapyourtumor on Controlling and Thieving Rogues

9 months ago

Alright I did some digging, here are some other options: Dimir Charm for flexibility also dimir = sneaky rogue so passes flavor check; Admiral's Order because rogue attac; Ceremonious Rejection for sideboard; Disallow might be a bit high curve for this deck but its a good counterspell; Disdainful Stroke for sideboard again; maybe Overwhelming Denial following a Thieves' Guild Enforcer?

Summary: I think the best ones to replace Quench with are Admiral's Order and Spell Pierce

zapyourtumor on Controlling and Thieving Rogues

9 months ago

wow they really didn't reprint Mana Leak im high. Well Quench is bad enough that there has to be a better substitute for it so I'll go hunting for pioneer counterspells then. (Spell Pierce is noice tho)

Scallywallwest on Controlling and Thieving Rogues

9 months ago

Aw, darn it!! Mana Leak isn't Pioneer legal!!! :( oof. Looks like I'll have to stick with Quench.

zapyourtumor on Controlling and Thieving Rogues

9 months ago

I always like aggro and control mixed decks like this, and rogues are cool. Nice list :) (random sidenote: aggro-control is actually something else called tempo which is basically control spells but cheap and just casting them a lot more often)

Some suggestions: Quench is trash, Mana Leak is strictly better and dirt cheap as well. In case you want to take out some of the rogues for more control cards, Dreadbore is an efficient and somewhat flexible removal spell (too bad its sorcery speed). Tyrant's Scorn is more removal. That's all I can think of off the top of my head, if I have any more suggestions I'll make sure to come back lol

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