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Blue (control) was absurdly strong in Lorwyn/Morningtide. Just look at those cards:
-Sower of Temptation
-Mistbind Clique
-Grimoire Thief
-Cryptic Command (especially)
Posted By: GengilOrbios (7/29/2011 12:33:41 AM)


All the modes are just awesome. You'll mostly be using the counter target spell and draw a card but the other two certainly shouldn't be forgotten - one can be a finisher or a fog and the other can be removal when you need it.

It symbolises the unbelievable power of blue and how annoying it is to see yet another format-breaking blue card. Yes that's you, Jace, the Mind Sculptor.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (5/21/2013 3:50:43 AM)


Anytime you see that many OPTIONS on a card, it always leads to horribly strong cards. This is, i dare say, the MORPHLING of instants.
4.5/5 and only because i cant give it 4.9
Posted By: nunyaJs (3/10/2012 8:32:27 PM)


This card is just outright better than many of its alternatives, even in legacy. Cryptic Command tells your opponent to sit down and shut up. Even if cryptic command lost an option like to bounce or draw, it would still be powerful enough to see constructed play.
Posted By: Pwnsaw (9/16/2009 12:07:14 AM)


There are so many things you can do with this Command, this card is incredibly amazing and completely worth the cost.

It's like a cantrip version of Counterspell and Boomerang in one, plus you can also play those two effects without drawing a card instead, or even either prevent your opponents creatures one turn from attacking and/or make yours afterwards effectively unblockable - while still getting the option to a bounce, hardcounter or card draw.

That card is a constructed bomb and on the edge on being broken, yet as the Jitte rather very powerful than overpowered.

To quote Trancefo, that's indeed pure blue.
Posted By: Mode (8/7/2009 10:05:19 AM)


... Only command, that is instant.
This one is sick. And crazy.
So I shall play this.
Posted By: Bursama (12/7/2010 11:02:29 AM)


I'm annoyed how this is the only command card that's an instant. I mean, it counters, so it obv has to be instant, but why couldn't the other commands be instant too?
Posted By: mdakw576 (12/19/2009 10:21:02 PM)


Extremely versatile...The Swiss Army Knife for Mono Blue.
Posted By: Mitch_360 (7/29/2011 10:12:55 PM)


6 different combinations of abilities, and 2 of those 4 abilities require choosing a target. This is where you have a highly playable card that is also fairly skill-intensive. I approve.
Posted By: Lackeos (12/28/2011 1:24:40 AM)



"If the spell Twincast copies is modal (that is, it says "Choose one --" or the like), the copy will have the same mode. You can't choose a different one."

So it doesn't look like you can use copy effects to get all four choices.
Posted By: achilleselbow (3/17/2010 7:02:34 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!