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Guys, don't counter your own spells with this. That's what Fold into Aether is for!

I think Counterlash could see play now, since it counters a spell without breaking tempo (in the aggro control) OR plays your threat without committing mana to something other than your stranglehold on the board (in the pure control). In other words, for traditional control like control, they can basically say "Draw. Go." each turn until you try to do something big. If you do, they Counterlash it and drop a Sun Titan or Frost Titan or Wurmcoil Engine or Baneslayer Angel or whatever (I don't usually play the control).

What I'm trying to say is that it's really super good for playing threats without forfeiting your ability to counter your opponent's plays. Furthermore, since it's in response to an opponent's play, they should have fewer resources available ... (see all)
Posted By: Lord_of_the_Real (1/28/2012 3:04:14 AM)


@MindEcho: No, it doesn't have to give the spell flash for you to be able to cast it.

Rule 608.2f - If an effect gives a player the option to pay mana, he or she may activate mana abilities before taking that action. If an effect specifically instructs or allows a player to cast a spell during resolution, he or she does so by putting that spell on top of the stack, then continuing to cast it by following the steps in rules 601.2a–h, except no player receives priority after it's cast. The currently resolving spell or ability then continues to resolve, which may include casting other spells this way. No other spells can normally be cast and no other abilities can normally be activated during resolution.

If a spell or ability allows you to cast a spell as part of its effect, then you can ignore normal timing restrictions to cast that spell. Otherwise cards like Isochron Scepter wouldn't work, because timing restrictions would normally prevent you from ... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (2/6/2012 11:05:31 PM)


AWESOME fun- it'd be my favorite card in the set if it weren't for Havengul Lich.

Probably the best way to cheat in Emrakul, the Aeons Torn (WITH extra turn!) ever printed.

This will likely become an EDH staple for many Blue players,
and it could even show up in some competitive control decks
as a 2-for-one means of getting out their fatty.

I think I'll add one of these and one Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur to my Esper Control deck and see how they pan out.
Cheating Jin out during *their* turn is just too nefarious to not attempt.
Posted By: drpvfx (3/5/2012 6:47:52 PM)


So I was thinking.
Player 1: I cast a Terastodon.
Player 2: Very well, I Counterlash it.
Player 2: And now I cast a Ulamog for free.
Player 1: Nope, Nix.

I just found the perfect context for a 1 dollar rare. Whoopie.
Posted By: DavidLopes (3/14/2012 12:27:10 PM)



The card types are artifact, creature, enchantment, instant, land, plane, planeswalker, sorcery, tribal, and vanguard, as specified in the comprehensive rules. Legendary, snow, and world are supertypes and do not count (logically, Tribal should be a supertype too... eh, their logic not mine). Creature types such as human and dragon do not count either.
Posted By: adrian.malacoda (3/29/2012 8:47:39 AM)


They topdeck a Young Wolf, I counter and cast for free a Worldspine Wurm.
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (12/25/2013 5:16:51 AM)


Run with Blightsteel Colossus. Not only can you counter two types of spells (artifact and creature) you can do it in a standard deck!
Posted By: puresightmerrow (1/26/2012 10:50:54 PM)


Kind of expensive, but very powerful for what it does. Maybe when the titans and Wurmcoil rotate out, control decks will be looking for something to do on turn 6
Posted By: Superllama12 (1/26/2012 4:24:49 PM)


Make no mistake, this is not a counterspell, this is a finisher.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (1/29/2012 11:36:52 AM)


Amazing in the Control Mirrormatch=>Great Sideboard Card. Otherwise a little expensive even for such a huge effect. If nothing else at least a nice package of EDH Cards in DKA.
Posted By: Vividice (1/27/2012 7:17:38 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!