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Annul
Annul Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target artifact or enchantment spell.

Theros (Common)
Other Versions
Mirrodin (Common)Urza's Saga (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)
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)
Bone to Ash
Bone to Ash 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target creature spell.

Draw a card.

Dark Ascension (Common)
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)
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)
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.)

Fifth Dawn (Common)
Other Versions
Duel Decks Anthology, Jace vs. Chandra (Common)Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (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)
Countersquall
Countersquall BlueBlack (2)
Instant

Counter target noncreature spell. Its controller loses 2 life.

Conflux (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas (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
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (Rare)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)
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)
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)
Dispel
Dispel Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target instant spell.

Return to Ravnica (Common)
Other Versions
Worldwake (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)
Dream Fracture
Dream Fracture 1BlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller draws a card.

Draw a card.

Eventide (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy (Common)
Odds // Ends (Ends)
Odds // Ends (Ends) 3RedWhite (5)
Instant

Target player sacrifices two attacking creatures.

Dissension (Rare)
Trial // Error (Error)
Trial // Error (Error) BlueBlack (2)
Instant

Counter target multicolored spell.

Dissension (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)
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)
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)
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
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (Uncommon)Magic 2011 (Uncommon)Magic 2010 (Uncommon)Tenth Edition (Uncommon)Coldsnap (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)
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)
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)
Hisoka's Defiance
Hisoka's Defiance 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target Spirit or Arcane spell.

Champions of Kamigawa (Common)
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)
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)
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)
Last Word
Last Word 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Last Word can't be countered by spells or abilities.

Counter target spell.

Darksteel (Rare)
Lay Bare
Lay Bare 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. Look at its controller's hand.

Rise of the Eldrazi (Common)
Logic Knot
Logic Knot Variable ColorlessBlueBlue (2)
Instant

Delve (Each card you exile from your graveyard while casting this spell pays for 1.)

Counter target spell unless its controller pays Variable Colorless.

Modern Masters (Common)
Other Versions
Future Sight (Common)
Lost in the Mist
Lost in the Mist 3BlueBlue (5)
Instant

Counter target spell. Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

Innistrad (Common)
Mana Leak
Mana Leak 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3.

Magic 2012 (Common)
Other Versions
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (Common)Tempest Remastered (Common)Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (Common)Magic 2011 (Common)Ninth Edition (Common)Eighth Edition (Common)Battle Royale Box Set (Common)Stronghold (Common)
Mana Tithe
Mana Tithe White (1)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

Planar Chaos (Common)
Minamo's Meddling
Minamo's Meddling 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. That spell's controller reveals his or her hand, then discards each card with the same name as a card spliced onto that spell.

Betrayers of Kamigawa (Common)
Mindstatic
Mindstatic 3Blue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 6.

Dragon's Maze (Common)
Mindswipe
Mindswipe Variable ColorlessBlueRed (2)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays Variable Colorless. Mindswipe deals X damage to that spell's controller.

Khans of Tarkir (Rare)
Muddle the Mixture
Muddle the Mixture BlueBlue (2)
Instant

Counter target instant or sorcery spell.

Transmute 1BlueBlue (1BlueBlue, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Transmute only as a sorcery.)

Ravnica: City of Guilds (Common)
Mystic Genesis
Mystic Genesis 2GreenBlueBlue (5)
Instant

Counter target spell. Put an X/X green Ooze creature token onto the battlefield, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.

Gatecrash (Rare)
Negate
Negate 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target noncreature spell.

Dragons of Tarkir (Common)
Other Versions
Magic 2015 Core Set (Common)Magic 2014 Core Set (Common)Magic 2013 (Common)Magic 2012 (Common)Magic 2011 (Common)Magic 2010 (Common)Morningtide (Common)
Neutralizing Blast
Neutralizing Blast 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target multicolored spell.

Fate Reforged (Uncommon)
Nix
Nix Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target spell if no mana was spent to cast it.

Future Sight (Rare)
Not of This World
Not of This World 7 (7)
Tribal Instant — Eldrazi

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

Not of This World costs 7 less to cast if it targets a spell or ability that targets a creature you control with power 7 or greater.

Rise of the Eldrazi (Uncommon)
Nullify
Nullify BlueBlue (2)
Instant

Counter target creature or Aura spell.

Born of the Gods (Common)
Odds // Ends (Odds)
Odds // Ends (Odds) BlueRed (2)
Instant

Flip a coin. If it comes up heads, counter target instant or sorcery spell. If it comes up tails, copy that spell and you may choose new targets for the copy.

Dissension (Rare)
Offering to Asha
Offering to Asha 2WhiteBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 4. You gain 4 life.

Alara Reborn (Common)
Ojutai's Command
Ojutai's Command 2WhiteBlue (4)
Instant

Choose two —

• Return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield.

• You gain 4 life.

• Counter target creature spell.

• Draw a card.

Dragons of Tarkir (Rare)
Oppressive Will
Oppressive Will 2Blue (3)
Instant

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

Saviors of Kamigawa (Common)
Outwit
Outwit Blue (1)
Instant

Counter target spell that targets a player.

Avacyn Restored (Common)
Override
Override 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1 for each artifact you control.

Mirrodin (Common)
Overrule
Overrule Variable ColorlessWhiteBlue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays Variable Colorless. You gain X life.

Dissension (Common)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (Common)
Overwhelming Intellect
Overwhelming Intellect 4BlueBlue (6)
Instant

Counter target creature spell. Draw cards equal to that spell's converted mana cost.

Saviors of Kamigawa (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (Uncommon)
Pact of Negation
Pact of Negation 0 (0)
Instant

Counter target spell.

At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay 3BlueBlue. If you don't, you lose the game.

Modern Masters (Rare)
Other Versions
Future Sight (Rare)
Perplex
Perplex 1BlueBlack (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller discards his or her hand.

Transmute 1BlueBlack (1BlueBlack, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Transmute only as a sorcery.)

Ravnica: City of Guilds (Common)
Plasm Capture
Plasm Capture GreenGreenBlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. At the beginning of your next precombat main phase, add X mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool, where X is that spell's converted mana cost.

Dragon's Maze (Rare)
Other Versions
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Kiora (Rare)
Psychic Barrier
Psychic Barrier BlueBlue (2)
Instant

Counter target creature spell. Its controller loses 1 life.

New Phyrexia (Common)
Psychic Strike
Psychic Strike 1BlueBlack (3)
Instant

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

Gatecrash (Common)
Punish Ignorance
Punish Ignorance WhiteBlueBlueBlack (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller loses 3 life and you gain 3 life.

Shards of Alara (Rare)
Put Away
Put Away 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. You may shuffle up to one target card from your graveyard into your library.

Shadowmoor (Common)
Quash
Quash 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target instant or sorcery 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.

Betrayers of Kamigawa (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Urza's Destiny (Uncommon)
Rakshasa's Disdain
Rakshasa's Disdain 2Blue (3)
Instant

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

Fate Reforged (Common)
Rebuff the Wicked
Rebuff the Wicked White (1)
Instant

Counter target spell that targets a permanent you control.

Planar Chaos (Uncommon)
Remand
Remand 1Blue (2)
Instant

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

Draw a card.

Ravnica: City of Guilds (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (Uncommon)Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (Uncommon)
Remove Soul
Remove Soul 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target creature spell.

Tenth Edition (Common)
Other Versions
Masters Edition III (Common)Ninth Edition (Common)Eighth Edition (Common)Seventh Edition (Common)Starter 1999 (Common)Classic Sixth Edition (Common)Fifth Edition (Common)Chronicles (Common)Legends (Common)
Render Silent
Render Silent WhiteBlueBlue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller can't cast spells this turn.

Dragon's Maze (Rare)
Rewind
Rewind 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. Untap up to four lands.

Magic 2013 (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Ninth Edition (Uncommon)Eighth Edition (Uncommon)Urza's Saga (Common)
Rune Snag
Rune Snag 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2 plus an additional 2 for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.

Coldsnap (Common)
Runeboggle
Runeboggle 2Blue (3)
Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1.

Draw a card.

Guildpact (Common)
Sage's Dousing
Sage's Dousing 2Blue (3)
Tribal Instant — Wizard

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 3. If you control a Wizard, draw a card.

Morningtide (Uncommon)
Scatter Arc
Scatter Arc 3Blue (4)
Instant

Counter target noncreature spell.

Draw a card.

Gatecrash (Common)
Scattering Stroke
Scattering Stroke 2BlueBlue (4)
Instant

Counter target spell. Clash with an opponent. If you win, at the beginning of your next main phase, you may add Variable Colorless to your mana pool, where X is that spell's converted mana cost. (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 (Uncommon)
Other Versions
Magic: The Gathering-Commander (Uncommon)
Second Guess
Second Guess 1Blue (2)
Instant

Counter target spell that's the second spell cast this turn.

Avacyn Restored (Uncommon)
Silumgar's Command
Silumgar's Command 3BlueBlack (5)
Instant

Choose two —

• Counter target noncreature spell.

• Return target permanent to its owner's hand.

• Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.

• Destroy target planeswalker.

Dragons of Tarkir (Rare)
Silumgar's Scorn
Silumgar's Scorn BlueBlue (2)
Instant

As an additional cost to cast Silumgar's Scorn, you may reveal a Dragon card from your hand.

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1. If you revealed a Dragon card or controlled a Dragon as you cast Silumgar's Scorn, counter that spell instead.

Dragons of Tarkir (Uncommon)