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Yea, I think people are trying to do a Storm Crow kinda thing with Cancel. Not gonna work though. I mean no one likes to see cards get nerfed, and I know it might seem like Wizards is picking on blue, but Counterspell really WAS overpowered. From the beginning of the game until well after Tempest, a disproportionate number of the viable decks were blue. Almost all of the power nine cards are blue. Considering that 99% of creatures back then were god-awful and non-creature spells often unintentionally powerful, it was fairly easy to lock down the board. And honestly, can anyone really argue that those decks were fun to play against? Counterspell went into any blue deck because if you think about it, it's a removal spell for EVERYTHING. Adding the one extra mana at least makes the fact that you can't remove something once it's cast matter slightly.
Still, I hate when they just straight up nerf cards, and no one liked it when Lightning Bolt was replaced by Shock, even though that might ha... (see all)
Posted By: achilleselbow (7/20/2010 7:42:06 PM)


The extremely fit woman in the picture is Lenda Murray, former Ms Olympia. Almost as phographed by Bill Dobbins.
Posted By: AncientTimer (4/18/2012 4:45:01 AM)


Hmm, they should have printed a Gustha to mirror Jaya Ballard, Task Mage.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/13/2010 5:34:12 PM)


My favorite art for counterspell :D
Posted By: Matazuma (1/30/2012 6:41:57 AM)


Why cant i give THIS particular Counterspell 5.5? that lady's attire alone is SURELY worth an extra .5
Posted By: nunyaJs (2/5/2012 10:42:59 PM)


SavageBrain89 you are a moron. First of all, who cares if he said it's strictly worse. Why does that hurt your feelings so much? Secondly, he's being sarcastic!!
Posted By: EvilCleavage (5/25/2010 1:06:18 PM)


Still my favorite counterspell art from back in the day. I replaced all my Revised versions when these came out. And still the second best counterspell ever printed. Miss you, ole gal.
Posted By: crossedreality (8/23/2009 12:13:30 AM)


Great card, wish this was the new "Cancel".
Posted By: FishSquared (12/14/2009 5:57:50 PM)


For those of you saying that this card is great because it is better than cancel, this card is strictly worse than Mana Drain. . .
Posted By: blink182zombies (1/12/2011 7:18:37 PM)


successful daanz is successful
Posted By: metalevolence (1/5/2011 11:24:55 PM)