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A decent counterspell with a card draw. Not too bad.
Posted By: thezanet (2/11/2010 3:17:06 PM)


I find it hilarious that this card isn't regarded higher.

What % of decks run creature-hate or player hate?
I'd guess that > 80 % of competitive decks do.

And this card, for only 2 mana, takes away 1 of their cards (and the mana they tapped for it)... and doesn't cost you a card.

Go look at the other, well-regarded counter spells on here, and see their ratings. Then come back and compare to this one.
Posted By: reapersaurus (3/24/2011 12:41:17 AM)


DacenOctavio: Read it again, it counters a spell that targets "you or a permanent you control". Blightning targets a player, you are a player, this counters Blightning.
Posted By: Kelptic183 (12/11/2011 9:33:32 AM)


It's really too bad they use the word target instead of effect. Still, with all of the spot removal in most decks in the current format, I think that most white/blue decks should be running at least three of this card. It's control + card advantage for only 2 mana.
Posted By: silentbobus (6/16/2009 5:58:39 AM)


Good sideboard card vs. B/R discard/burn.
Posted By: Mitch_360 (11/18/2009 6:09:41 PM)


I'm sorry, I couldn't resist not pointing this out. Hindering Light CAN counter Blightning. Read both cards carefully.

Hindering Light: Counter target spell that targets YOU or a permanent you control. Draw a card.

Blightning: Blightning deals 3 damage to TARGET PLAYER. That player discards two cards.

Also, Hindering Light MAY NOT be cast without a LEGAL TARGET just so you can use the Draw Ability.

I'd give this card a rating of 5 but for some reason I can't click them stars. :/
Posted By: Intense1984 (1/8/2012 6:31:49 PM)


I would rather use Shelter. It's basically the same but you can prevent abilities targeting your creature instead of countering spells targeting you. Also, you don't need a blue mana and you can cast it anytime you want to draw a card.
Posted By: Dont (10/4/2009 2:58:38 AM)


So what happens when I cascade into this card? Does it fizzle entirely or do I still get to draw?
Posted By: Lege (1/17/2010 11:39:00 PM)


Unfortunately doesn't prevent Shatterstorm in Esper decks.
Posted By: Roswend (4/27/2009 9:00:11 PM)


Good against Blightning.
Posted By: revilolee (11/3/2009 8:31:40 PM)


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