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BANHAMMERED! Mental Misstep is now the most self-referential card in the history of Magic. :)

Your first mistake was thinking we would let you play with this for longer than a second.
Posted By: Salient (10/27/2011 6:28:41 PM)


You can counter:

Birds of Paradise, Lightning Bolt, Ancestral Recall, Goblin Guide, Llanowar Elves, Shock, Tome Scour, Skullclamp, Phyrexian Dreadnaught, Goblin Lackey, Swords to Plowshares, Dark Ritual, Sensei's Divining Top, Mental Misstep, etc.
Posted By: made4ipod (9/2/2011 6:13:52 PM)


OKAY. You want to know the big difference between this and Force of Will? This doesn't require you to be playing blue. Hell, running this enables you to THEN use Force of Will in your deck as well, still without blue sources. It brings game-changing control to decks that shouldn't have it.
Posted By: LordRandomness (4/3/2013 7:53:11 PM)


If you've never been ranched by this card before, find a new format.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (9/15/2011 5:34:02 PM)


@ RecurringMemories

How is THIS banned but Force of Spending Money is not???

I'm going to guess you don't actually play much Legacy if you don't understand why.
Posted By: Lord_Seth_02 (11/26/2012 3:28:54 PM)


I LIKE the disruptive potential of this card in modern and legacy. I'm glad that turn 0 & 1 combos might no longer be safe!

BTW, I might now consider a blue and black sideboard regardless of the color of my deck if I'm playing legacy:

4 x this
3 x Force of Will
4 x Chancellor of the Spires
4 x Surgical Extraction
Posted By: Paleopaladin (9/10/2011 4:05:37 PM)


So I can understand somewhat Misstep's banning in Legacy...
But I still don't get it's banning in Modern...
Posted By: theNinja-degozaru (8/20/2012 9:49:50 PM)


For anyone who thinks this counters Fireball, or Corrosive Gale, or any other spell with mana cost (X)(whatever), that is not the case (assuming X is non-zero).

202.3b When calculating the converted mana cost of an object with an X in its mana cost, X is treated as 0 while the object is not on the stack, and X is treated as the number chosen for it while the object is on the stack.
Posted By: TheShadow344 (6/21/2013 10:43:46 PM)


The most busted thing about this card is a combination of three things.

A) It's amazing against virtually any competitive deck.
B) Any deck can play it.
C) The best card to fight it, is itself.

If you don't understand why that's a recipe for disaster, you don't understand the word 'Broken'.
Posted By: BongRipper420 (9/10/2013 3:58:06 PM)


Oh man! I hate that card Mental Misstep! I wish they didn't make it!

Oh wait! Now i have a card that could counter it! Hooray!

...wait a second...
Posted By: Ferlord (8/30/2011 2:53:51 PM)