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Dissension's Overrule seems to pay homage to this spell, and uses Power Sink and Alabaster Potion effects instead. This is a cool card that can help those control decks and help stave off some burn while countering a spell.
Posted By: Equinox523 (6/16/2011 3:19:57 PM)


Ah, Absorb. Such a beautiful, elegant card. Undermine, of course, is my favorite card in the game, but this one is amazing as well.

@ OpenSeasonNoobs The actual "sister spells" of Absorb and Undermine are from the same block, Suffocating Blast and Mystic Snake. They all do something the non-blue color is known for while at the same time countering a spell.
Posted By: Nagoragama (6/20/2011 10:24:25 PM)


It's rare, but at least it's cheap, unlike Fall of the Gavel.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (9/27/2012 6:07:28 PM)


I think that this card has its advantages over Undermine- in a strict control deck, you want to buy as much time as you can, so the life gain is actually better than the life loss. Lets you hang on a little longer until you can establish control.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (11/14/2012 9:42:37 PM)


There was a mega cycle of rare, multicolored counterspells in the Invasion block. Mystic Snake, this, Undermine, and Suffocating Blast.

@MasterOfEtherium Thats probably the highest rated comment you have because no one could tell it was you.
Posted By: JFM2796 (8/10/2011 8:05:14 PM)


Absorb + Undermine = Punish Ignorance
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (12/26/2010 9:04:25 PM)


I need this in my white/blue life gain control deck.
Posted By: divine_exodus (12/24/2010 6:12:16 AM)


Not quite as good as it's blue/black counterpart Undermine but still good.
Posted By: TreeTrunkMaster (11/22/2009 9:48:20 PM)


Yo, Weretarrasque, nice rhymes.
Posted By: CatsAreCthala (12/30/2009 12:25:40 PM)


I agree with Opant on this. I'd rather deal than gain, but who's to complain? Good cost, good effect.
Posted By: Weretarrasque (7/23/2009 7:11:39 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!