[THS] Stymied Hopes

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    [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by Dae of Judgment on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:04 am

    Stymied Hopes 1U
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    Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1. Scry 1.
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    Re: [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by Rodrigo on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:28 pm

    Mana Leak is still better, overall. This is very good in limited, though.


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    Re: [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by HSektor on Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:39 am

    If a Tempo deck exists on RTR-Theros Standard, it will use this cards against aggro, I'm pretty sure.

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    Re: [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:37 am

    As opposed to Syncopate and Essence Scatter? s:


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    Re: [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by Kyousuke Kousaka on Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:42 pm

    Ashiok wrote:As opposed to Syncopate and Essence Scatter? s:
    This along with a few other honorable mentions, like Dissolve and Psychic Strike.

    We have better countermagic than this in constructed. =/


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    Re: [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by HSektor on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:20 pm

    Ashiok wrote:As opposed to Syncopate and Essence Scatter? s:
    Why not all of them? Syncopate is flexible, Essence Scatter is simple and this one scries. All of them have upsides.

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    Re: [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by .Rai on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:40 pm

    Sticking scry on a Force Spike for {1} definitely does not make it more playable. The general rule is that {1} is not worth scry 1. I'd pay {1} for scry 2, but definitely not scry 1.

    The real problem is that it won't really counter much when you want to counter it, and scry really isn't worth it here. Compare it to Dissolve; Cancel's the baseline, and scry 1 is there as the bonus (as with other 1UU bonus counters like Dissipate, or compare Murder to Hero's Downfall). For that reason, Dissolve is much more feasible for its cost.

    I don't know how good this is in Limited either. Doesn't really counter when you want it to, but it does do the same trick that Frightful Delusion did in Innistrad (people won't expect it, so can bluff it; Frightful Delusion bluffed you not having Dissipate if you left just 1 blue mana up).


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    Re: [THS] Stymied Hopes

    Post by Ashiok on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:42 pm

    This isn't playable anywhere.

    Syncopate's good because X is flexible. "Unless they pay 1" isn't great in the early game where people play around Syncopate anyway, and it's just actual nothing in the late game.


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