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Must be one of the best if not the best answer to Counterbalance
Posted By: Naftal (10/1/2012 3:18:57 AM)
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The beautiful lovechild of Smother and Maelstrom Pulse.
Posted By: Axelle (10/16/2012 6:12:56 PM)
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@MostlyLost: That's also because Counterflux, Slaughter Games and Decay have targets. If the target becomes invalid, for instance, by sacrificing the permanent while Decay is on the stack, the spell gets countered.
Loxodon Smither and Supreme Verdict on the other hand, have no targets, so they can't become invalid.
Posted By: TexasDice (11/30/2013 3:00:56 AM)
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"this could have been an uncommon" LOL NOPE

This is an uncounterable removal spell in a standard environment built around control, where this hits any nonland permanent, AND bats away Nightveil Specters, Boros Reckoners, 5/5 instant speed worm tokens, detention spheres, pack rats, and so much more, In certain circumstances this even kills planeswalkers.

Ultimate price and Doom Blade are uncommon removal. This is a class of it's own.
Posted By: Osprey_93 (12/23/2013 9:32:37 PM)
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This is really, really good, but I think it will become a "must have" for Legacy, Modern, and Standard. I don't like that they made it rare, but as an uncommon it would have busted drafts
Posted By: Superllama12 (9/25/2012 6:52:52 PM)
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There is no way I could rate this less than a 5, when you see a card that immediately seems legacy good, it's a 5!
Posted By: Raven_D (9/25/2012 2:53:42 PM)
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Cards like this make the avid, albeit budget-oriented, players deeply question whether or not it's worth it to create the most fair and diverse limited environment at the expense of keeping the secondary market in check. Everything people are saying is true about the potential for warping limited, but if I could get the 5 dollar uncommon instead of the 20 dollar rare I wouldn't really mind about the guy next to me opening up an Abrupt Decay in draft.
Posted By: bowlofgumbo (9/29/2012 12:13:03 PM)
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Rare low cost removal spells like this annoy me, simply because I don't feel right using a rare to smack away some low cmc chump who's causing me grief. Anyone else get that feeling? Knight Exemplar I'll happily explode, but imagine having to use this on a centaur token or something...
Posted By: psychichobo (12/25/2012 12:49:03 PM)
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What do you get when you combine the Black hate of creatures and the Green hate of enchantments and artifacts? Something that kills a whole list of permanents cheaply and efficiently.

I guess the rarity makes sense - as an uncommon it would be far too powerful in drafts. The uncounterability clause is just gravy.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (9/26/2012 12:25:25 PM)
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So many Legacy format cards would die to this card, and since it can't be countered, Faeries would have trouble handling it. (or, use it, since color restriction is equal to naught in that format)
Posted By: Cyberium (9/25/2012 7:18:56 PM)
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