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I don't think that's a rule, you cannot target yourself ever. Because outside of this card and Grip of Chaos, that would never come up, but lemme look it up anyways.

Edit: Oh wow haha
"113.4. A spell or ability on the stack is an illegal target for itself."

Touche Polskisuzeren, touche
Posted By: Omenchild (4/18/2010 4:25:25 PM)
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I slammed someone for 13 with their own fireball the other day. That was satisfying. What was less fun though, was having to discard my 2nd Commandeer as part of the cost and taking a 2nd fireball next turn!

Was still damn funny though.
Posted By: Malnourished_Student (5/21/2010 8:01:10 AM)
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We're going to steal a spell? That spell?
Commandeer. We're going to commandeer that spell. Magical term.
Posted By: SirZapdos (4/17/2012 2:02:51 PM)
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@Bulhakas:

Actually, yes you can. You don't remove a spell from the stack until it is completely finished resolving. Changing the target is part of the resolution, so Commandeer is still on the stack when the target is changed. Example: I play Brainstorm:
-top of stack-
Brainstorm
-bottom of stack-

Opponent responds with Counterspell, targeting Brainstorm:
-top of stack-
Counterspell (targeting Brainstorm)
Brainstorm
-bottom of stack-

I respond with Commandeer, targeting Counterspell:
-top of stack-
Commandeer (targeting Counterspell)
Counterspell (targeting Brainstorm)
Brainstorm
-bottom of stack-

During the resolution of Commandeer, I change the target of Counterspell to Commandeer:
-top of stack-
Commandeer (targeting Counterspell)
Counterspell (targeting Commandeer)
Brainstorm
-bottom of stack-

Commandeer finishes resolving, and is removed from the stack:
-top of stack-
Counterspell (targeting Commandeer)
Brainstorm
-bottom of stack-

... (see all)
Posted By: Lithl (8/23/2011 3:22:23 AM)
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Misthollow griffin.
Steal a spell and play a 3/3 flyer for the cost of 4 mana and exiling a card from your hand? What if the second card is another misthollow griffin? You essentialy nick a card for free and put two of the cards in your hand out of harms way.
Posted By: theoneandonlyjoseph (5/31/2012 3:18:35 AM)
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This has become far better ever since planeswalkers were released.

Heheheheheheheh.
Posted By: LordRandomness (3/14/2013 6:22:16 PM)
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DaJoshMaster

From Redirect's rullings,
15/8/2010 If you cast Redirect targeting a spell that targets a spell on the stack (like Cancel does, for example), you can't change that spell's target to itself. You can, however, change that spell's target to Redirect. If you do, that spell will be countered when it tries to resolve because Redirect will have left the stack by then.
Posted By: Kariuko (6/5/2013 1:07:22 AM)
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@ Bagilis:

He meant Nicol Bolas, as in the 'walker.
Posted By: Doom_Lich (11/13/2010 7:48:26 PM)
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I love it, just mainly for the secondary cost, it's always handy to have one ready in case your opponent plays a "game-winning" spell.

Opponent: "Oh, so you're tapped out are you?"
You: "Yep."
Opponent: "Nice." (Plays Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker)
You: "Yeah, about that." (Removes two cards from hand and plays Commandeer)
Opponent: "..."
Posted By: BrutalJim (3/14/2010 9:19:25 AM)
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No fictionarious, you can't do that. a spell on the stack is never a legal target for itself, no matter what.
Posted By: PolskiSuzeren (2/19/2010 2:35:17 AM)
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