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Blue seams really strong in this format. Counterspell at common?!?
Posted By: Tommy9898 (11/18/2010 10:30:39 PM)
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"Counterspell"
Counter Target Spell.

Can't say it much better than that.
Posted By: God_Of_The_Smurfs (8/15/2011 6:59:01 PM)
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@AmericanVigor; not likely, since no matter how good counterspell is, mana drain will just always look better.
And Timetwister draws you 7 cards, theres nothing wrong with that in the deck you put it in. It may be the sleeper card on the P9 but it belongs there.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/9/2011 11:15:10 PM)
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I absolutely love the implications this card has from a flavor perspective. "So apparently God judged the world and decided it was in need of purification. His only problem? He didn't ask me first! Bwahahahaha!"


@supershawn
"*** classic, everytime someone plays cancel I laugh at them, I tell them cancel only exists so that you can have moar counterspells in your deck, your not supposed to put them in unless you already have 4 of these."

Cancel exists because a 2 CMC universal hard counter was deemed to be too good and is meant played in formats where Counterspell isn't legal. If you're playing Cancel as counterspells 5-8, you need to brush up on your counters. Not only is there Force of Will, but there's also Dissipate, which is only not strictly better if your strategy revolves around your opponent havi... (see all)
Posted By: Lyoncet (3/13/2011 4:23:00 PM)
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Sucks. Counterspell kills it.
Posted By: Angry_Puppy (4/12/2011 1:38:09 AM)
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LOL this is rated higher than Mana Drain
Posted By: blink182zombies (1/15/2011 7:29:48 AM)
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Nope.avi
Posted By: Totema (9/16/2011 2:03:57 PM)
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"No."
Posted By: mattblack04 (9/13/2011 6:29:05 PM)
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The very essence and soul of blue, not much more I can say about this card.
Posted By: Concerned_Bystander (9/23/2011 1:49:08 AM)
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Only a matter of time, Wizards. I *know* that the arms race will force you to reprint this card. We saw how you guys caved on Lightning Bolt. We see this one coming a MILE away. I give it 2013 TOPS before we see this again. ;-)
Posted By: Paleopaladin (5/3/2011 12:51:00 AM)
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Pffft. Worthless. Strictly worse than Mana Drain.
(In all seriousness, it is worth noting that this is the highest rated card that is strictly worse than another card.)

@Swag_Crow



*slowclap*
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (4/14/2014 5:44:30 PM)
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the lighting bolt of blue in its very nature its a blue card
Posted By: syntheticbiology232 (3/9/2014 7:43:12 AM)
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Are we still seriously at the point where a hard counter for two mana can't exist? I don't think I would mind seeing someone drop a Counterspell in Modern instead of a Mana Leak, honestly. As an avid Junk player, BRING COUNTERSPELL BACK!
Posted By: Continue (2/3/2014 1:30:40 PM)
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@Lyoncet

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Logical Fallacies & Unsupported Claims
3. Egomaniacal Undertones
4. Nonsensical Referrals
5. Conclusion

1. Lyoncet, I'm sure that at some point in your inane life, you decided to start up a game of Magic: The Gathering. At some point afterwards, be it days, months, or maybe years, you stumbled upon the Gatherer database and decided to give commenting on cards a whirl. Sure, it may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but little did young Lyoncet know that the one comment he created on Counterspell (1) would be, in nearly three years' time, ripped to pieces and ferociously rebuked by a team of Oscar-winning writers. This forthcoming analysis should serve as guidance to all those who mistakenly took Lyoncet's words to heart and make, hopefully, all of us reconsider Lyoncet's sanity.

2. In his failed rebuttal of User supershawn's correct posting (2), User Lyoncet ma... (see all)
Posted By: Swag_Crow (12/29/2013 9:51:14 PM)
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@atemu1234

YOu can't Redirect a spell to Redirect. The reason is that you choose new targets for the spell after Redirect resolves (and is therefore no longer on the stack).
Posted By: Snock (10/29/2013 5:15:33 AM)
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this needs to be reprinted for flavour
Posted By: pooplayer (10/25/2013 6:10:54 AM)
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@atemu1234
Question here: What happens if you use redirect on counterspell to have it target redirect? What happens then?

The Redirect resolves and leaves the stack, the counter fizzles because it has no legal target.
Yes, you can stop the counter countering your spell this way.
Posted By: Acheron_ (8/8/2013 10:17:21 AM)
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My favorite counterspell artwork. xD
Posted By: lilwolf2005 (8/5/2013 6:12:47 PM)
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Should be reprinted for standard.

also
kills doom blade
Posted By: forgetremembering (6/26/2013 4:32:04 PM)
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Sadly, this card is amazing but sees almost no play anywhere.

Standard: Not legal.

Modern: Not legal.

Legacy: Outdone by Force of Will, Stifle and Daze. Sees maybe play as a 1 or 2 of in obscure decks.

Vintage: Not a chance.

EDH: You'd rather be casting bigger things like Cryptic Command or Counterlash .

Casual: Counters rarely see play in casual. Usually considered too mean.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (6/6/2013 7:22:03 PM)
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