English-language Forums > General Magic

Counter spells

<< < (6/6)

The Golgari Guy:

--- Quote from: MustaKotka on October 06, 2021, 10:22:32 am ---I am silly. Of course I have a favourite counterspell that is not Pact of Negation (even though I love that one, too)! It's called:

Ertai's Meddling

Yup, it's another text monstrosity. It works a bit like Delay but not really. Delay counters, Ertai's Meddling does not. Delay lets you cast that spell later, Ertai's Meddling does not (it simply places the original spell on the stack). In many ways Ertai's Meddling is Phasing for spells on the stack instead of permanents on the battlefield. What I'm really trying to say is that it actually says "{1}{U} Get rid of target Dovin's Veto".

--- End quote ---

This is super cool and I had no idea it existed!

Elan Morin Tedronai:
I'll also recommend Erayo, Soratami Ascendant for prison-types of Modern decks or EDH in that manner since it's General Magic forum. Whitened Hindering Light, Render Silent, Absorb, Swift Silence  are some of my favorite counter spells. One or two Commands like Ojutai's Command and Silumgar's Command also made me impression and have place in my Draconomicon, but there and there only. I only use however Hindering Light, but I wonder on Render Silent and Absorb for the close art and probable Magic relation, should I put them in my Scria Larsonia: a Sphinx-Archon-Bird flying deck. Therefore, I don't use that many counter spells in Blue decks. I even cherish my Pheres Centaur Pagony for it has cards that recycle the graveyard and oppose the counter spell mechanic. I can only see pragmatic in my friend krgr's (Boris), who uses counter spells like Counterspell and Cryptic Command in a Counter-Burn No-Creature deck. Otherwise creature decks or planeswalker decks usually win at FNMs. Also, I admire dual-color counter spells like Ionize, Double Negative, Essence Backlash, Mindswipe and Counterflux in the Red side. Voidslime, Plasm Capture and Decisive Denial from Green. Black only has Countersquall that is good. Psychic Strike and Perplex for millers and discarders, but I don't like these strategies. Others are mostly dual cards. Enough, I pointed at many counter spells, but in brief only the dual-coloured, even Izzet Charm, are slightly better than the mere "discard a card for an opponent's card to not allow it to make an effect" technique which IMHO is the counter spell. Basically you are down with a card for a card of the opponent. Yeah, I'm mostly in Tribal budget, but there should happen something else beside this in my philosophy. Therefore the dual colors are my answer. Even "choose between" are slightly better.


[0] Message Index

[*] Previous page

Go to full version