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Community Rating: 4.600 / 5  (90 votes)
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It's not the best artwork for this card, but it's the best card for this artwork.
Posted By: TheHandyman (10/26/2011 10:26:35 AM)


This card would be 5/5 if it didn't die to cards like Counterspell.

...Oh, wait.
Posted By: Kaizeischi (11/10/2010 12:54:42 PM)


One of the most iconic cards...Always makes people nervous if you have two Island and a card in your hand!
Posted By: pwdrrider (1/19/2010 2:48:11 PM)


If you leave two Islands untapped, your opponent is going to think twice about whatever he's playing as long as you have a card in your hand.
Posted By: Jannissary (2/7/2012 3:19:12 AM)


Pwdrrider said it right- iconic. It's true, this card defines blue, the same way Lightning Bolt is the flagship card for red, or Terror is for black.

That said, I think I approve of the shift from Counterspell to Cancel. WotC realized that counterspells, as a gameplay element, are not fun. Think about it- when was the last time someone played Counterspell against you and you thought- wow! That was really cool! And even on the blue player's side, playing Counterspell just feels dirty, like you're cheating your opponent out of the fun of playing that Ulamog's Crusher. So WotC nerfed counters- now you have either Cancel, or soft/situational counters like Unified Will. At least now, when you play a Unified Will or a Spell Syphon, you feel like you've earned it, and your opponent can respect you a little more for it.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (5/9/2010 12:43:28 AM)


Wh-what....... every comment on this card is really good. INCONCEIVABLE.
Posted By: Goatllama (12/9/2011 5:40:12 PM)