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Good against other counterspells. Delaying a counterbore, only to resolve it later with no effect is pretty nice. Still, it's just not Counterspell (Avoids Rant).
Posted By: Vampire__ (12/21/2009 6:11:44 AM)


Could you use this to counter a counterspell, then remove the last suspend counter at an oportune moment to force the other player to counter their own spell?

As in:
P1: (Spell)
P2: Counterspell
P1: Delay counterspell.


P2: (Spell)
P1: Clockspinning the suspended counterspell

The suspended counterspell is now cast w/o paying its mana cost, but the only valid target for it is P2's own spell, and suspend doesn't give you an option to not play it. Would this work (just for the lulz, not out of any plan to do this regularly)?
Posted By: 00zau (1/7/2013 9:31:45 PM)


Using this to target your own spells with cascade.... hmmmm.... :)

also combos with Kaervek the Merciless
Posted By: iSlapTrees (12/16/2010 6:23:24 PM)


What this spell lacks in power, it compensates for in fun.
Posted By: Exilyth (1/22/2011 1:17:20 AM)


Not meant for true control decks, Delay shines in aggro-control.
The opponent will be long gone before the counters wear off!
Posted By: iantewks (6/5/2011 1:58:42 PM)


This isn't exactly a super-efficient use of a card in two-player Magic, but you can cast this on your own spell to prevent an opponent's counterspell (play Delay targeting your spell after they've played their counterspell, your Delay resolves first and moves the original spell out of their counterspell's reach). Of course, you could always Delay their counterspell instead.

Also true of Memory Lapse. This is a lot more important in multiplayer games, as you can play ally to somebody and offer to help them recover their spell. Delay & Lapse are EDH friend-makers.
Posted By: Salient (8/16/2011 5:02:03 PM)


Yeah, you can cast that...later.
Posted By: koopashell (5/20/2012 2:24:24 PM)


Feels like Ertai's Meddling, which actually uses Delay counters.
Posted By: Bouchart (11/14/2009 11:52:00 AM)


With Riftsweeper, Pull From Eternity, or Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, the spell isn't just delayed, it's out-and-out countered.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/14/2010 12:42:27 AM)


Posted By: frommerman (10/28/2010 6:08:39 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!