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The fatal flaw in every plan is the assumption that you have more counterspells than your enemy.
Posted By: TheKazu (5/8/2013 4:44:10 PM)


Welcome back.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (7/9/2011 11:53:14 PM)


one day i want to cancel this card. just for fun.
Posted By: cvvc (3/10/2012 7:26:43 PM)


If you play this right, it's always gonna answer something good...

Ending your turn with two islands open and this in hand is about as reassuring as insurance.. ok bad example but you get the point.

very well balanced card 5/5
Posted By: Tjokkie (7/17/2011 7:48:22 AM)


This card is one of several reasons why I'm rubbish against control decks. "What's that? You're tapped out and casting the bomb that can turn the game back around in your favor? I DON'T THINK SO!"
Posted By: ThePantsAreDead (5/13/2012 4:15:43 PM)


God that's some poignant flavor text.

(Oh, also, glad to see it back!)
Posted By: Lyoncet (7/30/2011 4:26:40 PM)


I couldn't think of blue competitively without this card. On daily magic, they give us hint about that mana leak will last this year only and i'm really frightened to think blue without mana leak seriously. (except they think about reprinting counterspell but that doesn't seem possible with all that hate against blue)

@Cheza: Perhaps, we have to cut blue from mtg to return "fun" element to magic? And then, there could be space for a new color: purple. Everyone, rejoice!

Joking aside, every blue-haters are telling the same "not funny" argument about blue and counterspells; but you know, fun is very subjective. For example, i really don't get any fun when duress is casted upon me or goblin guide attacks me on first turn or my non-land permanent is oblivion ring-ed or my opponent put a frigging primeval titan on his/her 3rd turn vs... Every color has core abilities that can't be changed and for blue, these're counterspells, funny or not.

Note: If Wizards really makes up his min... (see all)
Posted By: Frozenwings (8/11/2011 2:53:50 AM)


I run it in my mono blue control deck along with Deprive. This does a great job early game but if you let the game drag out to long, they will become useless. Solid counterspell, blue needed this desperately 5*

@Frozenwings Yeah I heard that too. They better not, or if they do, they better give blue a counterspell of equal strength.
Posted By: JFM2796 (8/1/2011 9:17:15 AM)


This thing is a real work horse of a counter spell.
And the art: "I'm leaking, I'm leaking! Oh, the humanity! Oh, What a world!"
Posted By: franconbean (1/19/2012 12:55:31 PM)


unless you're playing against green, which can shit out mana like nobody's business, most people won't be able to pay the additional 3.

so yeah, this is the counterspell of today's era. Most people don't notice it. hell, you can even reduce its cost a little, thanks to the colorless mana, incase you want to be broken.
Posted By: Pigfish99 (5/13/2012 9:58:36 PM)