Swan Song

Swan Song

Instant

Counter target enchantment, instant or sorcery spell. Its controller creates a 2/2 blue Bird creature token with flying.

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Swan Song Discussion

TheOfficialCreator on Top 5 Counterspells Of All …

1 week ago

shadow63 I'd say those are the best commander-wise. Overall I think the original list is good, although I would never pick Mana Drain over Swan Song as a matter of personal preference. I'm not sure how the actual numbers stack, I'm sure Drain is used more but Song is pretty effective.

shadow63 on Top 5 Counterspells Of All …

1 week ago

1 Cancel 2 Essence Scatter

Lol

But seriously

I dont see any of card coming close to 1 Force of Will it's an obscenely powerful card I've played with it. It feels so good knowing your safe even when tapped out.

So that leads me to 2 Force of Negation they tried to nerf fow but didn't nerf it enough. At worst it's a bad Negate

Now it gets hard to place the rest so I'm gonna just concentrate on edh as that's the format im familiar with.

3 Fierce Guardianship yeah it's free where the other two cost you a card. But having your general out isn't always a guarantee.

4 Negate from my experience from playing commander counter non creature spells is far more important then countering creature spells. And this card doesn't that effectively and efficiently and is super splashable.

Now my controversial pick 5 Swan Song I know it cost less mana then Negate but it can't hit artifacts or planeswalkers and it gives out a 2/2 ird.

Honorable mention to any of the free counter spells I didn't say. Not having to pay mana for a spell is designe space they maybe should of never touched

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Top 5 Counterspells Of All …

1 week ago

Feel free to comment if you disagree with me, that's fine! I was considering these cards, but they did not make the list: Cryptic Command , Flusterstorm , and Swan Song .

5: Counterspell - Nothing really to say here. Counters a spell for 2 mana and under no conditions. Decent card, have it in many of my decks with blue in it. It is the most affordable.

4: Pact of Negation - Non-conditional and can be easily bluffed, but you are limited to using it later in the game when you have the mana to pay for it. Plus if you only have 5 mana at the time, you won't be able to do much on your turn.

3: Force of Negation - Conditional so it can't always be cast for free and it only targets noncreature spells, but extremely powerful when used on an opponent's turn to stop one of their plays or protect something of yours. Plus, it will be very easy to bluff having this counterspell, and also gives the added benefit of exiling.

2: Mana Drain - Counters a spell for 2 mana under no conditions, and most likely repays itself and gives you more mana to cast things. Can easily put you ahead in the game.

1: Force of Will - Same thing as Force of Negation but better, because it can counter any type of spell and it can be cast for free on your turn as well. Easily the best counterspell in the game. One life is a small drawback, and you will most likely have a blue card in hand to exile.

DudeMan1031 on Plagiarism: An Intellectual Theft

2 weeks ago

Used to run Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx but the deck just doesn't have enough pips to make it significant. Good point with Swan Song , same reason I'm running the Resculpt .

Cyclops30 on Plagiarism: An Intellectual Theft

2 weeks ago

I feel like Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx may be a good fit in this deck, to abuse the effect adding Blue Mana. And a question- why no Swan Song ? Counter a spell, make them a bird, steal that bird. Seems right on theme for this deck.

Alexev on Music of the Spheres | Jodah, Archmage Eternal

1 month ago

The thing is Akroma, Angel of Fury is not a good creature even when you cast it for 5

And dont get me wrong, I do have a playset of Cryptic Command is my favourite counterspell in the decks that can run it, its versatility is awesome but...

Paying 5 for Command is plain bad, and if you dont have a way to cheat it, you have to pay triple wich in a 5 color deck is really hard

Any deck with blue should have 1 - 2 counterspells to protect yourself, but in a 5 color deck, those 2 should be Swan Song and/or Negate

Unenlightened on Synthetic Polymorph (Talrand)

2 months ago

Ryan Leser is someone from my LGS that I played with regularly in the before times. Hopefully I'll be seeing him again in the upcoming weeks. He came up with a deck that used Synthetic Destiny to drop I think 6 combo piece creatures like Deadeye Navigator , Peregrine Drake etc. so he had access to his entire deck and graveyard. It wasn't as streamlined or effective as the Thoracle combo but it worked. He made it specifically so he could beat his buddy's $1,000+ cEDH deck with a budget deck. I think his version was also below $100 though I can't remember for sure. I posted his original version here: Talrand Shenanigans (Original)

I would love to add Cyclonic Rift but I don't think I will. I prefer running my more expensive cards as proxies. I have decks with proxies and without proxies. The latter are pretty much universally budget decks - I proxy anything over or around $20 usually. I made an exception for Boseiju, Who Shelters All because I actually have multiple copies of it.

As for Time Spiral , $200 is a bit more than I'm willing to drop right now. I've never spent more than $40 on a single card, and I've only done that three times - foil MM Doubling Season, Sliver Queen and Oko, Thief of Crowns before he got banned almost everywhere. Really glad I got that Sliver Queen when I did, she is crazy now.

I'm definitely considering the suggestions you made for the upgrade to your own deck though. In particular Flusterstorm and Pact of Negation . I already have Swan Song in my version.

0rc on Cheapskate Talrand ver. 1.5 ($100)

2 months ago

Romanowski13, the best upgrades would include improving the mana rocks. I’d replace any that enter tapped with the following (depending on your means): Arcane Signet , Jeweled Lotus , Mox Opal , Chrome Mox , Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt .

I’d add all of the powerful counter spells: Swan Song , Flusterstorm , Force of Will , Force of Negation , Pact of Negation , Fierce Guardianship , and Mana Drain .

I’d add the following lands: Temple of the False God , Boseiju, Who Shelters All , and Cephalid Coliseum .

I’d remove some of the slower card draw and tutors for Mystical Tutor , Personal Tutor , Time Spiral , and Timetwister .

I’d add better removal spells such as Cyclonic Rift . This would probably be the first change I’d make.

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