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CoyoteMoon has a good point. It is weird that the art doesn't really match the card- why is there only one mage in the picture? Either the artist screwed up, or they changed the flavor of this card after it was drawn up... Also, the mage in the panoramic art isn't countering a spell, he's countering Raid Bombardment's triggered ability. That might just be a nonfactor, but still odd.

Anyway, I like the art itself; I really enjoy when they do panoramic or related cards, like Tar Pitcher and Tarfire.

I could see myself playing this in a Merfolk deck. Merfolk rely on having high numbers (for Drowner of Secrets, for instance) and if I countered a Wrath of God using something like this, I'd feel like I've earned it more than if I used a regular Counterspell.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (4/29/2010 8:24:52 PM)
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I guess it says something that this just showed up in an aggro deck in Pro Tour Modern...
Posted By: Gabriel422 (9/11/2011 9:08:56 PM)
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@ TimmyForever

Delver of Secrets, Lorwyn Faeries, and Merfolk disagree with you.
Posted By: Jake1991 (7/6/2012 11:30:21 AM)
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@Vedalken_Arbiter

one that counters enough of your opponents spells that they don't have any.

I can see Grixis and W/U using this to a great extent. The amount of removal and counter in both is more than enough to give turn this into a counterspell that has a better casting cost.
Posted By: Mamick (4/15/2010 11:40:04 PM)
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pretty good, especially because it only costs one blue as compared to Cancel.
Posted By: scutemob (5/2/2010 11:40:20 AM)
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Ehhh.
Kind of iffy for a counterspell, especially given the few creature based blue decks.

Panoramic art with Raid Bombardment.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (4/15/2010 11:43:27 PM)
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REPLACES Negate/Essence Scatter/Cancel if you play G/U. I'm loving the G/U push this season.

Wow, I didn't realize this "shares" art with Raid Bombardment. Even more irony to this card since Raid Bombardment has like hundreds of goblins in the background, and this just has the spellcaster and some bubbles lol.

I bet this was originally supposed to read "if you control LESS creatures than that spell's controller" but Wizards felt that it would be an almost all-the-time scenario.
Posted By: coyotemoon722 (4/25/2010 8:02:07 PM)
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Lullmage Mentor says hi. Merfolk decks will love this! U/W Allies too I think. It'll replace Cancel in the deck that I'm running for sure.
Posted By: Pramxnim (4/15/2010 11:41:45 PM)
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I guess this card doesn't want me countering my own spells, because no matter how hard I try I can't get more creatures then myself. Whatever, Counterspell will let me be an idiot.
Posted By: Eved (5/29/2010 11:29:56 AM)
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G/U Eldrazi token control?
Posted By: wolfbear2 (4/18/2010 11:00:45 AM)
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