Spell Pierce

Spell Pierce

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Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays .

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Common
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Zendikar (ZEN) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Spell Pierce occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Blue: 0.28%

WUB (Esper): 0.36%

Modern:

All decks: 0.18%

Blue: 4.62%

Legacy:

All decks: 1.07%

Standard:

All decks: 0.45%

Blue: 6.43%

Spell Pierce Discussion

rhinosoul on Alela, Faerie Comboteur

1 week ago

For cEDH level, I'd recommend putting in:

Mox Diamond , Fellwar Stone , Talisman of Progress (better than Signet) for additional mana source

Mystic Remora for additional card draw

Ponder and Preordain for draw/top deck manipulation cantrips

Drown in the Loch for good removal/protection, as well as Reality Shift for extra removal.

Dispel , Delay , Flusterstorm , Spell Pierce , and Mental Misstep are all good protection/mitigation spells at cEDH tables, as well as Force of Will

Vampiric Tutor for your instant generic tutor and Imperial Seal if you can afford it. Lim-Dul's Vault is also a good tutor/pile maker and Merchant Scroll can search Dramatic Reversal and any counterspell/blue removal spell.

Maybe cards are Chain of Vapor , Blink of an Eye , and Into the Roil if you want more removal, or Pongify and Rapid Hybridization if you want more creature removal.

I'd recommend removing Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots as these are only relevant when you have a creature on board and are only sorcery speed protection for said creature.

With the banning of Paradox Engine , Despark does not have many relevant targets. In fact, I'd say it's only niche to reanimator targets or any other big creatures that get cheated out, which is VERY dependent on your meta.

Arcane Denial is something I'd only find not bad if it's literally used to protect your win con on the turn that you're going to win; otherwise, you just netted your opponent over you. This one's up to you but I'd rather not play it.

capriom85 on What have you been playing?

1 week ago

Argy, I have been playing mono blue devotion. The list that you see posted most often wasn’t getting the job done. I swapped the set of Curious Obsession out in favor of a play set of Wizard's Retort . In this deck is basically Counterspell . I also removed things like Spell Pierce and Dive Down . There just weren’t enough moment’s where they go the job done. I added in more Brazen Borrower and went to a full set of Harbinger of the Tides . Even if I am not bouncing and tapping a lot of stuff for tempo plays I am usually playing my stuff at opponent’s end step so I can leave counter mana up for things I honestly cannot deal with.

I find control to be a decent matchup for me most of the time, as long as I keep Teferi, Time Raveler off the board. I can outlast most of my burn matchups.

Things I have trouble beating are dredge and Gruul aggro. As long as I can stick a Grafdigger's Cage , I can close out games 2 and 3 against dredge with minimal stress. Against the Gruul deck, I can slow them with Tidebinder Mage , but between Gruul Spellbreaker and Embercleave , I have trouble keeping my life above 0. Steel Leaf Champion is also stupid good against this.

Magnanimous on Bug Control

2 weeks ago

Why no one mana plays? There are plenty out there in your colors. To name a few, Deathrite Shaman , Thoughtseize , Fatal Push , Spell Pierce , Spectral Sailor .

Also, there are plenty of BUG decks already made, I think the idea of a UG tempo/control deck is pretty interesting though. You could replace some of your black removal with bounce spells and add in a few more creatures or planeswalkers to add pressure or to deal with opposing creatures. Courser of Kruphix , Tireless Tracker , and Thing in the Ice  Flip come to mind. In any deck (but especially this one) Brazen Borrower will be amazing, I really like Frilled Mystic and Hydroid Krasis , but they might be a bit too expensive to run 8 total. If I were to make a UG tempo deck, I'd have Thing in the Ice  Flip, Brazen Borrower , and maybe two other creatures and pack the rest of the deck with Opt , Unsummon , Censor , etc. with room for a few green bombs of your choice ( Tireless Tracker and Hydroid Krasis are good for that).

Archeopteryx on Opus Thief

2 weeks ago

+1 Thassa's Oracle -1 Laboratory Maniac . Nuff Said there, eh?

Also decided to test Serra Ascendant in place of Spell Pierce , while I like that it's a one mana counter, nothing is more feels bad than when the opponent has 2 or more mana available on a critical play.

SynergyBuild on Fish Hulk might be a ...

2 weeks ago

Stifle and Tale's End are both cards I run in a lot of my blue midrange-control-stax builds. Almost always Stifle , it is along side Swan Song , Spell Pierce , and Flusterstorm in that regard for stopping things like Hulk triggers and fetchlands, Tale's End having the useful, "normal" counterspell tech for cards like commanders and random cards like a Sai in an Urza deck or a utility walker like Narset in many blue lists these days.

While I recommend Stifle most, I could see Trickbind and Tale's End being more useful with the fish builds taking the metagame by storm.

Archeopteryx on Opus Thief

2 weeks ago

-1 Drown in the Loch , +1 Spell Pierce

With the existence of this new meta being formed, I believe more decks will maindeck Rest in Peace , Grafdigger's Cage , and Leyline of the Void . This will make Loch much less effective, and sometimes a dead card. I don't like dead cards.

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