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There is SO MUCH fantastic art in this set. Sure, the card isn't ultra stellar, but it'll be solid enough in limited.

Also: Dat flavortext - so good!
Posted By: Saraneth888 (7/9/2013 5:21:47 PM)


Well back in the day there were spells worth countering that costed very little like Lightning Bolt... Not so much today. If you have all the mana you might as well be playing Spell Burst which is just plain better really.
Still, you can use the old ones to intimidate standard players with NAKED MAN ASS.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (7/10/2013 5:20:50 AM)


Old-school reprints, ho!
Posted By: TheWallinator74 (7/11/2013 12:16:13 AM)


The art and flavor text are amazing. Unfortunately, this card's situation hasn't changed - it's still not that good. Syncopate trumps this in many cases. At least this is a hard counter if you do have the mana to cast it.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (7/9/2013 8:09:20 PM)


I like ancient reprints. It lets me play those super old cards. Sadly, this counterspell is pretty crappy. Sure, if you encounter moxen each turn, it would be playable. But else... It's the useless brother of mana sink.
Posted By: majinara (7/11/2013 1:30:20 AM)


Throwing a rock...?

Posted By: Totema (7/9/2013 7:24:02 PM)


This card is Bad in Magic....
Exactly Because....
It is Good in Science.
It takes Equal and Opposite (X) force to neutralize (counter) that same force. (X).
Alpha Design Team? you get +1 cookies B|
But the problem is, Magic doesn't want to be doing anything Science thinks is good. :/
Magic really, really wants to be doing UNfair things, and this card is way way too fair for its own good.

Let's say we applied Science Logic to Divination and Opportunity. We should be drawing four cards at Sorcery speed, not 4 at Instant speed.

Also take the Zombie Minotaurs in this set. Undead Minotaur and Minotaur Abomination. Look what Lestin the Necromancer has to say about 'fairness' in mana costs.

And don't get me started on Red!!
If Shock is fair for {R}, then {R}{R} should be worth 4 damage, and {R}{R}{R} should be worth 6 damage. With all the exact time targeting? Is Ball Li... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (7/17/2013 1:14:11 AM)


I once opened a revised edition booster and got 15 of these at the same time.
Posted By: Ryjhan (7/11/2013 4:51:21 PM)


Thank goodness that reminder text was there. I wouldn't have known what to do otherwise!
Posted By: ThisisSakon (7/9/2013 7:46:12 PM)


Honestly, I kind of want this card for the reminder text. I end out teaching a lot of people how to play, and CMC is actually a really hard concept for newer players. This effectively showcases what that is while also explaining X costs in an intuitive (though indirect) way. Gets an extra star for just being a really good core set printing.
Posted By: Taudisban (7/14/2013 9:07:49 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!