Of course, Chaotic granted us a way to counter this - Defender. An ability for only the noblest of heroes!
And the other more "obvious" way to counter this is to just ensure all your guys can battle and has the various amount of mugic counters to cast your mugic.
Now, here I present to you my Danian Deck... I built this ages ago, and remember battling with it once... It is anti-range, my favorite kind of deck... So... here we go!
1. Hiadrom - Ulmar's Projector
2. Elna - Ozlai's Wreck
3. Tabaal - Mipedian Balladeer's Flute
4. Fliandar - Scepter of Infernal Parasite
5. Illexia, The Danian Queen - Weightless Energy Vessel
6. Lore, Ancestral Caller - Xerium Armor
1x Enlightened Tenacity
2x Shadow Strike
2x Fear Projection -- Can be replaced with Valor Continuum if wished.
1x Primal Smash
1x Streak Strike
1x Petrifying Power
2x Marksman Prep.
2x Charge of the Brave
2x Directed Bravery
2x Mineral Meyhem
2x Daunting Bravery
1x Deep Dirge
1x Unbalanced Battlesong
1x Song of Symmetry
1x Refrain of Denial (Danian Version)
2x Cadence Clash
1x Mipedim Mirage
1x Open Doors of the Deepmines
2x Hive Gallery
2x Phalanx Portcullis
1x Foothold Assault Trench
1x Dranakis Threshold, Portal to the Past
2x Numid Voidlands
You've got Elna with Defender (via Illexia) to ensure that your opponent engages Elna first which "activates" the hive, pretty much permanently unless you shut it down... You have Tabaal who infects 3 Creatures from his non-brainwashed ability then via Deep Dirge, Sacrifices himself for the last 3 creatures on your opponent's side.
What does the Set-Up Stage does
1. Allows Lore AC to be able to get counters
2. Allows Fliandar to use his ability
3. Hiadrom's ability activates.
Opponent uses AZAIA Mindprobe - Yep, this is a common thing nowadays =(, but worse comes to worse, infect one of your own creatures, Lore will get 1 less counter yes, but Fliandar's ability is still useable
Now that Tabaal and Elna is out of the picture, you can move Hiadrom to the center in between Illexia and Fliandar, an option is to move Fliandar up, thus letting you move Lore AC up next to Illexia.
The attack is courage-based and the occasionally earth and deals consistent damage against majority of the decks and tough cards - If not, cards like Fear Projection and Daunting Bravery helps by bringing down your opponent's courage.
Because most if not all of your opponent's warriors will be infected, Fliandar's Scepter of Infernal Parasite will be put into very very good use! =D
Hiadrom's battlegear, Ulmar's Projector gives him 10 less energy - something that is rectified by his ability, and when he dies the first time round, grants a counter to Illexia (for who knows what reason xD) and comes back from the dead to battle once more.
You really have 2 offensive/defensive mugic and 3 Denying mugic which can be used wisely and at the same time, perhaps not so wisely... I prefer to save Song of Symmetry when things get tough, A.K.A when your creature has 5 energy left... Unbalanced Battlesong is saved strictly for Lore AC when the things get rough at the end, even though Lore, himself has an ability that would hurt.
Location-wise - It's all pretty straightforward except for maybe Dranakis Threshold, Portal through Time which I put in there, so that you can cast Deep Dirge without interference from the 4 Tribal Denial Mugic, or to limit your opponent's mugic.
So... Once again
That's my deck! =D