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I just love playing this when your opponent taps all their lands for fireball or something to that effect. The card draw is just insult to injury. "I completely smothered your spell and all your mana, and now i'll draw a card, too!"
Posted By: divine_exodus (12/15/2010 3:57:47 PM)


I think it's safe to say that this is superior to force spike, despite what ratings may indicate.
Posted By: rareibis (12/14/2011 7:07:20 PM)


@reapersaurus: In type 1 people are often casting spells on the 1st and 2nd turns, and those spells often go in this order: 1. disrupt you, 2. Win the game. They usually tap out to do these and having a counter that replaces itself is awesome.
Posted By: BuffJittePLZ (4/11/2011 7:37:06 AM)


@reapersaurus- this is good because it allows you to save mana in environments where resources are heavily bogged down by your opponent. Its a great card against the Sinkholes and Duress and Hymn to Tourach and Mind Twist that form the disruption backbone of Suicide Black, a very strong deck against control. There's also the Strip Mines and Wastelands to worry about too so 3 mana might be a little high for those, and if you can counter a Dark Ritual plus draw a card, this is just great.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (12/21/2010 6:56:33 AM)


This card works great in theory, and in practice too against RDW and the like.

However, it's the most annoying card in the world to have in your hand against an increasing number of decks which are entirely composed of permanents (or with maybe 4 instants or sorceries tossed in). In decks like my goblin deck, you often don't need sorceries and instants because their effects can be had with cards like Mog War Marshal and Goblin Bushwhacker.
Posted By: james2c19v (8/31/2011 11:37:30 AM)


I think most people overlook the self-replacing part. Even if this card is situational, you can cast it along with a hard counter when your opponent plays a random instant or sorcery and just get a free draw to replace it, without ever losing card advantage.
Posted By: Hermeezey (8/26/2012 7:26:19 AM)


You can't see it, but Urza is flipping off Thoughtseize Faerie through the portal.
Posted By: Ratoly (2/27/2010 10:38:33 PM)


Counter /and/ draw? Nice! :D
Posted By: Dark_Raider (8/13/2009 2:32:37 PM)


Because *** YOU duress!!
Posted By: Jenss (8/30/2009 9:46:05 AM)


better than cancel!
Posted By: Latronis (8/14/2010 3:55:07 AM)