Turn Aside

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Turn Aside


Counter target spell that targets a permanent you control.

K4nkato on Tinkerbell says “No”

1 month ago

Might swap Turn Aside for Spreading Seas so I have better game against Tron, Ponza & Gates.

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Aikido Archetype

8 months ago

No problem =). Tormenting Voice is not bad, though I would suggest Thrill of Possibility or Cathartic Pyre instead. The first one is the same card, but at instant speed and the second one gives an option of burn when you need it. If you're looking for something similar to Hindering Light, you can try Outwit or Turn Aside, which are a bit more specific, but cost less. If you don't mind the double blue cost you can try Redirect, which also fits the theme and is particularly good against burn. I really wish Serene Master was modern legal, he looks like would've fit perfectly here.

TheOfficialCreator on Renari's Flicker Dragons

1 year ago

Rapacious Dragon?

Confound, Diplomatic Escort, Intervene, Keep Safe, Siren Stormtamer, and Turn Aside are some counterspells I have found that could help you.

legendofa on Interactions with illusion effects

1 year ago

In both cases, the Phantasmal Bear dies. The effect targeting it doesn't need to be resolved, it just needs to be announced. The act of targeting is the actual trigger for sacrificing the Bear and its illusionary friends.

  1. Opponent's Giant Growth targets Bear

  2. Bear's sacrifice ability goes on the stack

  3. You cast an overloaded Mizzium Skin or Turn Aside

  4. Skin/Turn resolves, Bear gets hexproof or Growth gets countered

  5. Bear's sacrifice ability resolves, Bear gets sacrificed

BruhYouFarted on Interactions with illusion effects

1 year ago

Lets say I have a Phantasmal Bear on the battlefield. If they cast a Giant Growth on it, and i cast an Overloaded Mizzium Skin, does my Phantasmal Bear die or does their spell fizzle before the trigger? Lets do the same scenario but i counter their Giant Growth with a Dispel or a Turn Aside. Does my Bear die, or does their spell fizzle and my Bear stick around?

Omniscience_is_life on Protecting Artifacts from Prismatic Ending

1 year ago

I feel like countermagic is the way to go! It's not dead outside of protection, there are some efficient options in the format, and you're in blue... seems viable.

As far as options go, Flusterstorm, Miscast, Spell Pierce, Swan Song, even Turn Aside work for your situation.

KaptnK on

2 years ago

Asmoeus here are some suggestions around what I would do to improve the deck on a budget



  • Look decent. Gilded Lotus does have a high mana cost so would keep an eye on how often you cast it.


  • Remove Creative Technique (with your lower mana curve odds of you revealing something really good is low) > Add Arcane Denial as a good, cheap counter spell
  • Remove Fiery Encore (expensive and requires you to discard a high mana cost card to deal decent damage) > Add Solve the Equation (Tutor for the spell you need)


  • Remove Charmbreaker Devils (returning spell at random will not often get what you need, and does not have a way to get around blockers) > Add Runaway Steam-Kin (Will help you cast more spells and give you mana)

Other Considerations

zapyourtumor on Indestructible Kitchen

2 years ago

Turn Aside is too narrow, since it basically only answers removal. I'd swap it out for Stubborn Denial, since you should be turning on ferocious consistently with Rise and Shine and Ensoul Artifact (it's unfortunate that Asmor doesn't turn it on though).

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