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Abjure
Abjure Blue (1)
Instant

As an additional cost to cast Abjure, sacrifice a blue permanent.

Counter target spell.

Weatherlight (Common)
Abrupt Decay
Abrupt Decay BlackGreen (2)
Instant

Abrupt Decay can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

Return to Ravnica (Rare)
Absorb
Absorb WhiteBlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. You gain 3 life.

Invasion (Rare)
Annul
Annul Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target artifact or enchantment spell.

Theros (Common)
Other Versions
Mirrodin (Common)Urza's Saga (Common)
Arcane Denial
Arcane Denial 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller may draw up to two cards at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

You draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

Commander 2013 Edition (Common)
Other Versions
Masters Edition (Common)Alliances (Common)Alliances (Common)
Artifact Blast
Artifact Blast Red (1)
Instant

Counter target artifact spell.

Masters Edition IV (Common)
Other Versions
Masters Edition (Common)Antiquities (Common)
Assert Authority
Assert Authority 5BlueBlue (7)
Instant

Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs 1 less to cast for each artifact you control.)

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

Mirrodin (Uncommon)
Autumn's Veil
Autumn's Veil Green (1)
Instant

Spells you control can't be countered by blue or black spells this turn, and creatures you control can't be the targets of blue or black spells this turn.

Magic 2012 (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Magic 2011 (Uncommon)
Avoid Fate
Avoid Fate Green (1)
Instant

Counter target instant or Aura spell that targets a permanent you control.

Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (Special)
Other Versions
Legends (Common)
Bant Charm
Bant Charm GreenWhiteBlue (3)
Instant

Choose one —

• Destroy target artifact.

• Put target creature on the bottom of its owner's library.

• Counter target instant spell.

Shards of Alara (Uncommon)
Blue Elemental Blast
Blue Elemental Blast Blue (1)
Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target red spell.

• Destroy target red permanent.

Masters Edition IV (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Fourth Edition (Common)Revised Edition (Common)Unlimited Edition (Common)Limited Edition Beta (Common)Limited Edition Alpha (Common)
Bone to Ash
Bone to Ash 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target creature spell.

Draw a card.

Dark Ascension (Common)
Bound // Determined (Bound)
Bound // Determined (Bound) 3BlackGreen (5)
Instant

Sacrifice a creature. Return up to X cards from your graveyard to your hand, where X is the number of colors that creature was. Exile this card.

Dissension (Rare)
Broken Ambitions
Broken Ambitions Variable ColorlessBlue (1)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays Variable Colorless. Clash with an opponent. If you win, that spell's controller puts the top four cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of his or her library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if his or her card had a higher converted mana cost.)

Lorwyn (Common)
Burnout
Burnout 1Red (2)
Instant

Counter target instant spell if it's blue.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

Masters Edition II (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Alliances (Uncommon)
Cancel
Cancel 1BlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell.

Khans of Tarkir (Common)
Other Versions
Magic 2015 Core Set (Common)Magic 2014 Core Set (Common)Return to Ravnica (Common)Planechase 2012 Edition (Common)Magic 2012 (Common)Magic 2011 (Common)Zendikar (Common)Magic 2010 (Common)Shards of Alara (Common)Tenth Edition (Common)Time Spiral (Common)
Circular Logic
Circular Logic 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1 for each card in your graveyard.

Madness Blue (If you discard this card, you may cast it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

Vintage Masters (Common)
Other Versions
Torment (Uncommon)
Clockspinning
Clockspinning Blue (1)
Instant

Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you cast this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)

Choose a counter on target permanent or suspended card. Remove that counter from that permanent or card or put another of those counters on it.

Time Spiral (Common)
Combust
Combust 1Red (2)
Instant

Combust can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Combust deals 5 damage to target white or blue creature. The damage can't be prevented.

Magic 2012 (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Magic 2011 (Uncommon)
Complicate
Complicate 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.

Cycling 2Blue (2Blue, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

When you cycle Complicate, you may counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

Onslaught (Uncommon)
Condescend
Condescend Variable ColorlessBlue (1)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays Variable Colorless. Scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

Duel Decks Anthology, Jace vs. Chandra (Common)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (Common)Fifth Dawn (Common)
Confound
Confound 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell that targets one or more creatures.

Draw a card.

Planeshift (Common)
Contradict
Contradict 3BlueBlue (5)
Instant

Counter target spell.

Draw a card.

Dragons of Tarkir (Common)
Controvert
Controvert 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell.

Recover 2BlueBlue (When a creature is put into your graveyard from the battlefield, you may pay 2BlueBlue. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, exile this card.)

Coldsnap (Uncommon)
Convolute
Convolute 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 4.

Ravnica: City of Guilds (Common)
Corrupted Resolve
Corrupted Resolve 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell if its controller is poisoned.

New Phyrexia (Uncommon)
Counterbore
Counterbore 3BlueBlue (5)
Instant

Counter target spell. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that spell and exile them. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

Shadowmoor (Rare)
Counterflux
Counterflux BlueBlueRed (3)
Instant

Counterflux can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Counter target spell you don't control.

Overload 1BlueBlueRed (You may cast this spell for its overload cost. If you do, change its text by replacing all instances of "target" with "each.")

Return to Ravnica (Rare)
Counterlash
Counterlash 4BlueBlue (6)
Instant

Counter target spell. You may cast a nonland card in your hand that shares a card type with that spell without paying its mana cost.

Dark Ascension (Rare)
Countermand
Countermand 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller puts the top four cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Journey into Nyx (Common)
Counterspell
Counterspell BlueBlue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell.

Tempest Remastered (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Duel Decks Anthology, Jace vs. Chandra (Common)Vintage Masters (Common)Masters Edition IV (Common)Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (Common)Masters Edition II (Uncommon)Seventh Edition (Common)Beatdown Box Set (Common)Starter 2000 (Common)Battle Royale Box Set (Common)Mercadian Masques (Common)Starter 1999 (Uncommon)Classic Sixth Edition (Common)Tempest (Common)Fifth Edition (Common)Ice Age (Common)Fourth Edition (Uncommon)Revised Edition (Uncommon)Unlimited Edition (Uncommon)Limited Edition Beta (Uncommon)Limited Edition Alpha (Uncommon)
Countersquall
Countersquall BlueBlack (2)
Instant

Counter target noncreature spell. Its controller loses 2 life.

Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Conflux (Uncommon)
Cryptic Command
Cryptic Command 1BlueBlueBlue (4)
Instant

Choose two —

• Counter target spell.

• Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

• Tap all creatures your opponents control.

• Draw a card.

Modern Masters (Rare)
Other Versions
Lorwyn (Rare)
Dash Hopes
Dash Hopes BlackBlack (2)
Instant

When you cast Dash Hopes, any player may pay 5 life. If a player does, counter Dash Hopes.

Counter target spell.

Planar Chaos (Common)
Dawn Charm
Dawn Charm 1White (2)
Instant

Choose one —

• Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn.

• Regenerate target creature.

• Counter target spell that targets you.

Planar Chaos (Common)
Daze
Daze 1Blue (2)
Instant

You may return an Island you control to its owner's hand rather than pay Daze's mana cost.

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

Duel Decks Anthology, Jace vs. Chandra (Common)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (Common)Nemesis (Common)
Delay
Delay 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell. If the spell is countered this way, exile it with three time counters on it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of its owner's upkeep, remove a time counter from that card. When the last is removed, the player plays it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)

Future Sight (Uncommon)
Deprive
Deprive BlueBlue (2)
Instant

As an additional cost to cast Deprive, return a land you control to its owner's hand.

Counter target spell.

Rise of the Eldrazi (Common)
Desertion
Desertion 3BlueBlue (5)
Instant

Counter target spell. If an artifact or creature spell is countered this way, put that card onto the battlefield under your control instead of into its owner's graveyard.

Commander's Arsenal (Rare)
Other Versions
Classic Sixth Edition (Rare)Visions (Rare)
Bound // Determined (Determined)
Bound // Determined (Determined) GreenBlue (2)
Instant

Other spells you control can't be countered by spells or abilities this turn.

Draw a card.

Dissension (Rare)
Dimir Charm
Dimir Charm BlueBlack (2)
Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target sorcery spell.

• Destroy target creature with power 2 or less.

• Look at the top three cards of target player's library, then put one back and the rest into that player's graveyard.

Gatecrash (Uncommon)
Discombobulate
Discombobulate 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. Look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.

Tenth Edition (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Onslaught (Uncommon)
Disdainful Stroke
Disdainful Stroke 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

Khans of Tarkir (Common)
Dismal Failure
Dismal Failure 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller discards a card.

Planar Chaos (Uncommon)
Dismiss
Dismiss 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell.

Draw a card.

Tempest Remastered (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Commander 2014 (Uncommon)Commander 2013 Edition (Uncommon)Tempest (Uncommon)
Dispel
Dispel Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target instant spell.

Return to Ravnica (Common)
Other Versions
Worldwake (Common)
Dispersal Shield
Dispersal Shield 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell if its converted mana cost is less than or equal to the highest converted mana cost among permanents you control.

Scourge (Common)
Disrupt
Disrupt Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays 1.

Draw a card.

Invasion (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Weatherlight (Common)
Disrupting Shoal
Disrupting Shoal Variable ColorlessBlueBlue (2)
Instant — Arcane

You may exile a blue card with converted mana cost X from your hand rather than pay Disrupting Shoal's mana cost.

Counter target spell if its converted mana cost is X.

Betrayers of Kamigawa (Rare)
Dissipate
Dissipate 1BlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

Magic 2015 Core Set (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (Uncommon)Innistrad (Uncommon)Mirage (Uncommon)
Dissolve
Dissolve 1BlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. Scry 1. (Look at the top card of your library. You may put that card on the bottom of your library.)

Theros (Uncommon)
Double Negative
Double Negative BlueBlueRed (3)
Instant

Counter up to two target spells.

Alara Reborn (Uncommon)
Dream Fracture
Dream Fracture 1BlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller draws a card.

Draw a card.

Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy (Common)
Other Versions
Eventide (Uncommon)
Dromar's Charm
Dromar's Charm WhiteBlueBlack (3)
Instant

Choose one —

• You gain 5 life.

• Counter target spell.

• Target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn.

Commander 2013 Edition (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Planeshift (Uncommon)
Dromoka's Command
Dromoka's Command GreenWhite (2)
Instant

Choose two —

• Prevent all damage target instant or sorcery spell would deal this turn.

• Target player sacrifices an enchantment.

• Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature.

• Target creature you control fights target creature you don't control.

Dragons of Tarkir (Rare)
Odds // Ends (Ends)
Odds // Ends (Ends) 3RedWhite (5)
Instant

Target player sacrifices two attacking creatures.

Dissension (Rare)
Envelop
Envelop Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target sorcery spell.

Judgment (Common)
Trial // Error (Error)
Trial // Error (Error) BlueBlack (2)
Instant

Counter target multicolored spell.

Dissension (Uncommon)
Ertai's Meddling
Ertai's Meddling Variable ColorlessBlue (1)
Instant

X can't be 0.

Target spell's controller exiles it with X delay counters on it.

At the beginning of each of that player's upkeeps, if that card is exiled, remove a delay counter from it. If the card has no delay counters on it, he or she puts it onto the stack as a copy of the original spell.

Tempest (Rare)
Ertai's Trickery
Ertai's Trickery Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target spell if it was kicked.

Planeshift (Uncommon)
Essence Backlash
Essence Backlash 2BlueRed (4)
Instant

Counter target creature spell. Essence Backlash deals damage equal to that spell's power to its controller.

Return to Ravnica (Common)
Essence Scatter
Essence Scatter 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target creature spell.

Magic 2014 Core Set (Common)
Other Versions
Magic 2013 (Common)Magic 2010 (Common)
Evasive Action
Evasive Action 1Blue (2)
Instant

Domain — Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1 for each basic land type among lands you control.

Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. the Coalition (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Apocalypse (Uncommon)
Exclude
Exclude 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target creature spell.

Draw a card.

Commander 2014 (Common)
Other Versions
Invasion (Common)
Extinguish
Extinguish 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target sorcery spell.

Starter 1999 (Common)
Other Versions
Portal Three Kingdoms (Common)Portal Second Age (Common)
Faerie Trickery
Faerie Trickery 1BlueBlue (3)
Tribal Instant — Faerie

Counter target non-Faerie spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard.

Lorwyn (Common)
Fall of the Gavel
Fall of the Gavel 3WhiteBlue (5)
Instant

Counter target spell. You gain 5 life.

Return to Ravnica (Uncommon)
False Summoning
False Summoning 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target creature spell.

Masters Edition IV (Common)
Other Versions
Portal Second Age (Common)
Familiar's Ruse
Familiar's Ruse BlueBlue (2)
Instant

As an additional cost to cast Familiar's Ruse, return a creature you control to its owner's hand.

Counter target spell.

Lorwyn (Uncommon)
Fervent Denial
Fervent Denial 3BlueBlue (5)
Instant

Counter target spell.

Flashback 5BlueBlue (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

Odyssey (Uncommon)
Flaccify
Flaccify 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.

Unhinged (Common)
Flash Counter
Flash Counter 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target instant spell.

Eighth Edition (Common)
Other Versions
Legends (Common)
Flashfreeze
Flashfreeze 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target red or green spell.

Magic 2012 (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Magic 2011 (Uncommon)Magic 2010 (Uncommon)Tenth Edition (Uncommon)Coldsnap (Uncommon)
Flusterstorm
Flusterstorm Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays 1.

Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

Vintage Masters (Rare)
Other Versions
Magic: The Gathering-Commander (Rare)
Foil
Foil 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

You may discard an Island card and another card rather than pay Foil's mana cost.

Counter target spell.

Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Prophecy (Uncommon)
Fold into Æther
Fold into Æther 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, its controller may put a creature card from his or her hand onto the battlefield.

Fifth Dawn (Uncommon)
Forbid
Forbid 1BlueBlue (3)
Instant

Buyback—Discard two cards. (You may discard two cards in addition to any other costs as you cast this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)

Counter target spell.

Tempest Remastered (Rare)
Other Versions
Exodus (Uncommon)
Force of Will
Force of Will 3BlueBlue (5)
Instant

You may pay 1 life and exile a blue card from your hand rather than pay Force of Will's mana cost.

Counter target spell.

Vintage Masters (Rare)
Other Versions
Masters Edition (Rare)Alliances (Uncommon)
Force Spike
Force Spike Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (Common)
Other Versions
Masters Edition III (Common)Seventh Edition (Common)Fifth Edition (Common)Legends (Common)
Force Void
Force Void 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

Ice Age (Uncommon)
Frazzle
Frazzle 3Blue (4)
Instant

Counter target nonblue spell.

Guildpact (Uncommon)
Frightful Delusion
Frightful Delusion 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1. That player discards a card.

Innistrad (Common)
Fuel for the Cause
Fuel for the Cause 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell, then proliferate. (You choose any number of permanents and/or players with counters on them, then give each another counter of a kind already there.)

Mirrodin Besieged (Common)
Gainsay
Gainsay 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target blue spell.

Theros (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Planeshift (Uncommon)
Geist Snatch
Geist Snatch 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target creature spell. Put a 1/1 blue Spirit creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

Avacyn Restored (Common)
Grip of Amnesia
Grip of Amnesia 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller exiles all cards from his or her graveyard.

Draw a card.

Judgment (Common)
Guttural Response
Guttural Response Red or Green (1)
Instant

Counter target blue instant spell.

Shadowmoor (Uncommon)
Halt Order
Halt Order 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target artifact spell.

Draw a card.

Scars of Mirrodin (Uncommon)
Hinder
Hinder 1BlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put that card on the top or bottom of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.

Champions of Kamigawa (Uncommon)
Hindering Light
Hindering Light WhiteBlue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell that targets you or a permanent you control.

Draw a card.

Shards of Alara (Common)
Hindering Touch
Hindering Touch 3Blue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2.

Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

Scourge (Common)
Hisoka's Defiance
Hisoka's Defiance 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target Spirit or Arcane spell.

Champions of Kamigawa (Common)
Hydroblast
Hydroblast Blue (1)
Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target spell if it's red.

• Destroy target permanent if it's red.

Masters Edition (Common)
Other Versions
Fifth Edition (Uncommon)Ice Age (Common)
Illumination
Illumination WhiteWhite (2)
Instant

Counter target artifact or enchantment spell. Its controller gains life equal to its converted mana cost.

Mirage (Uncommon)
Induce Paranoia
Induce Paranoia 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. If Black was spent to cast Induce Paranoia, that spell's controller puts the top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard, where X is the spell's converted mana cost.

Ravnica: City of Guilds (Common)
Intervene
Intervene Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target spell that targets a creature.

Urza's Legacy (Common)
Ixidor's Will
Ixidor's Will 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2 for each Wizard on the battlefield.

Onslaught (Common)
Izzet Charm
Izzet Charm BlueRed (2)
Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays 2.

• Izzet Charm deals 2 damage to target creature.

• Draw two cards, then discard two cards.

Return to Ravnica (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (Uncommon)
Jaded Response
Jaded Response 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell if it shares a color with a creature you control.

Apocalypse (Common)
Lapse of Certainty
Lapse of Certainty 2White (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it on top of its owner's library instead of into that player's graveyard.

Conflux (Common)
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