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I like that in case of emergency, you can still play it for X = 0 on your own spells (or opponents), simply for the sake of scrying and hope to dig up what you are looking for.
Posted By: majinara (2/17/2009 1:52:39 AM)


@XDaragoX - Like capitalR said, Power Sink is simply better at shutting people down. And I kind of prefer Broken Ambitions in a lot of deck since I tend to play mill anyway.
Posted By: CeremonialBathory (12/22/2010 3:26:18 AM)


Actually, this Card is freakin´awesome. First, its a mini-ponder and a mini-mana-leak in one card, which is awesome by itself (it is always good to have many cards in one, just look at cruel ultimatum. Or wouldn´t you play a RR Deal 6 damage Doble-Lightningbolt? You would.) but the fact that you can (usually) make X just high engough to prevent your opponent from paying it.

Posted By: Aun (1/11/2011 7:33:25 AM)


I love blue counter spells where you can work the name into some witty phrase. Other examples include cancel, complicate, confound, dismiss and so on
Posted By: Arachobia (5/5/2011 8:49:15 AM)


This might just be the best "counter target spell unless its controller plays X" counterspell out there.
Posted By: XDaragoX (9/13/2009 9:34:53 PM)


@XDaragoX power sink is better for shutting down you're opponent
Posted By: capitalR (3/4/2010 10:45:10 PM)


THIS EXHISTS? ppl saying power sink is better dont understand that most of the time ppl wont play multiple things in a turn and deck manipulation in a control deck is AWESOME
Posted By: ZirilanoftheClaw (2/17/2012 11:23:21 PM)


I enjoy how in a pinch, as long as there is a legal target on the stack, this is also {U} Scry 2..a pretty darn good card when you need it most.
Posted By: tcollins (5/15/2012 12:48:46 AM)


This+ a couple charged up Saprazzen coves, nothing will get past you!
Throw in a couple of Call To Mind's and Venser, Shaper Savant's and the fun never end's!

The Scrying is an added bonus!
Posted By: mono_blue_forever (9/6/2012 9:28:32 PM)


@ZirilanoftheClaw - You've never really played against a blue control deck, have you? 9 times out of 10, you're trying to sneak something through the wall of counters; if your opponent Sinks your bait spell and you don't pay off the mana, you're screwed (if you do pay the mana, you either spent a huge amount on a semi-useless spell or it gets a hard counter).

That said, this is somewhat useful as a counter, but it also can be used as a pseudo-Preordain if necessary.
Posted By: Alsebra (11/9/2012 8:59:17 AM)