syncopate

  • #1
    blue counterspell everyone wants
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    counter target spell unless its caster pays x. If it would be countered exile it instead.
  • #2
    It's called Syncopate.
  • #3
    I can't even keep reading after the TITLE of the thread is misspelled. I can handle typos, but the title of the thread? Really? Couldn't at least get that right?
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  • #4
    Looks like it's been bumped up to an uncommon. I believe the Odyssey block one was common?
  • #5
    Love Syncopate, love the reprinted art, but damn, seriously dude, fix the title.
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  • #6
    lol synopticate..

    anyways, this card is the definition of "average". I'tll probably see a little play, It's maybe better than dissipate, since it can counter on 2, but it's not a hard counter (although it effectively will be almost every time). This card saw a little play back in odyssey standard/block, I'd expect it to be about the same.
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  • #7
    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
  • #8
    Eh it's fine. Snapcaster can't do much with it, which I'm sure was the point...
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  • #9
    It will see play, especially since it is basically the only unconditional cmc 2 counterspell in standard, much like how Broken Ambitions took over Mana Leak during Lowryn.
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  • #10
    Quote from jonnybgood23
    Eh it's fine. Snapcaster can't do much with it, which I'm sure was the point...


    Snapcaster can flash Syncopate back and they are both blue spells...pretty sure it will be the crux of blue decks for a while.
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  • #11
    I agree with it being played to some extent. I mean just look at 5cc from a couple of years ago. Gabriel Nassif was able to pilot that deck to a pro tour win against LSV and it played multiple copies of broken ambitions main board. There was a lack of mana leak in that format as well. Though no Delver to speak of so we'll see how well things work out this time around. I'm looking forward to playing with syncopate
  • #12
    Its awesome we get this shame it fails in compression to The loxodon....
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  • #13
    I synopticated myself in the groin last night

    it hurt

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  • #14
    I'm not too happy about this spell unless theres plenty of "mother, may I "spells this block. Plus the art is incredibly ugly with the whole "12 year old boy" look on a a female.
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  • #15
    Quote from Joseph Penney
    Snapcaster can flash Syncopate back and they are both blue spells...pretty sure it will be the crux of blue decks for a while.

    Not as efficient as Snapcaster Mage + Mana Leak, that's for sure and I'm pretty sure that is what jonny meant.
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  • #16
    Quote from Krimson Viper
    I'm not too happy about this spell unless theres plenty of "mother, may I "spells this block. Plus the art is incredibly ugly with the whole "12 year old boy" look on a a female.


    Wow, so just because a woman has shorter hair she looks like a 12 year old boy? Seriously? Mad
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  • #17
    Quote from Gish
    Wow, so just because a woman has shorter hair she looks like a 12 year old boy? Seriously? Mad


    No, she really looks like a 12 year old boy. The only thing that made me know she was a she was the cleavage.
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  • #18
    I think synoptopoponitcate isn't the counterspell we deserve. Very versatile and effective against someone curving out, but I'm not impressed. I may be wrong, never saw thta or broken ambitions in action, and BA was played.
  • #19
    Disappointed... Syncopate is OK.... I used it back in the day as a two of, but there were a few better counters to run ahead of it.

    Sucks that this takes the uncommon counter slot. That means no Remand and I doubt a common slot counter would be better (if there is one). I'm holding out hope for a rare counter... Maybe the Izzet uncounterable slot of that cycle...
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  • #20
    Awesome art Smile
  • #21
    BA was played because there were no other options. Syncopate is pretty meh. If it sees play, it'll see play because there aren't any better options.

    I was hoping for something new, given the Maelstrom Pulse+ and Terminate+ we just got.
  • #22
    BA was played because there were no other options.


    Cryptic Command? There aren't many good counterspells in ISD either, not that counters are any kind of good right now.
  • #23
    It kind of burns that they give us this as a respectable counter, in a format full of things it can't counter. Smooth Wizards, real smooth.

    Hopefully there is a rare counterspell in the set. That would be nice. Counterspell as a rare would make me happy.
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  • #24
    At least mana leak was playable on the draw, with this thing youl always be behind on the draw. I guess we're all still spoiled by leak town.
  • #25
    Quote from Yamikiri
    It kind of burns that they give us this as a respectable counter, in a format full of things it can't counter. Smooth Wizards, real smooth.

    Hopefully there is a rare counterspell in the set. That would be nice. Counterspell as a rare would make me happy.


    You know what I think would be hilarious? An uncounterable rare counterspell that can target only instants. That'd be a riot!
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