Essence Backlash
 
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Card Name:
Essence Backlash
Mana Cost:
2BlueRed
Converted Mana Cost:
4

Types:
Instant
Card Text:
Counter target creature spell. Essence Backlash deals damage equal to that spell's power to its controller.
Flavor Text:
"The other guilds will learn the hard way not to interfere with our investigations."
—Bori Andon, Izzet blastseeker
Watermark:
Izzet
Expansion:
Rarity:
Common
Card Number:
160
Artist:
Rulings
10/1/2012 Essence Backlash can target a creature spell that can't be countered. If Essence Backlash resolves, it won't counter the spell but it will still deal damage.
10/1/2012 If the creature's power is * and it has an ability defining its power, use that ability to determine its power.
10/1/2012 Abilities that change the power of a creature (such as the one of Collective Blessing) affect only creatures on the battlefield. They won't change a creature spell's power on the stack.