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"Sorry about your spell, have some bird."
Posted By: RAV0004 (9/18/2013 10:40:49 PM)
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Dovescape 2: Scape Harder
Posted By: Vogie (1/7/2014 11:03:18 AM)
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This looks like something that Talrand should be using.
Posted By: darkterrorblade (9/17/2013 3:27:21 PM)
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This card is fantastic...in the right circumstances.
As a combo defender, it's far more reliable than Spell Pierce and far more flexible than Dispel, although it requires more open mana than Pact of Negation or Force of Will. (The 2/2 is irrelevant for obvious reasons.)
As a control card, it will probably soon be followed up with a sweeper, so the 2/2 flier is mostly irrelevant.
As a tempo card, however, it might have some trouble, especially since the 2/2 trades with Insectile Aberration. Granted, bounce spells perma-kill the token, but that's not how you want to use your cards.
As a general counterspell, it's cheaper than Negate but clearly less flexible.

Or, of course, you could play it with Tainted Aether or Aether Flash.

Anyone who has played with Beast Within, Pongify, or... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (9/20/2013 6:24:55 AM)
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@Lord of Phyrexia: According to Hellenic myth, Leda was one of many, MANY mortal women to draw Zeus's eyes. Thing is, he often had to be Mr. Sneak about it, because Hera tended to get livid about his cheating. In Leda's case, Zeus disguised himself as a swan to be able to seduce her without Hera getting too many tells. Leda even laid a couple of eggs as a result of their assignation--with one of them containing her children by her MORTAL husband Tyndareus! Zeus's egg hatched out Polydeukes and Helene, while Tyndareus's egg hatched out Kastor and Klytemnestra.

Heliod seems to be a pastiche of Zeus and Apollon (never mind that Apollon was ALSO an incredible womanizer. Just not on par with Zeus; that would be nearly impossible, even though Apollon never married).
Posted By: SkyknightXi (11/3/2013 10:02:23 PM)
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I think this is an amazing hard counter.

It is really made for mid to late game when a 2/2 flier is a joke compared to the bomb you just diffused. For one mana nonetheless, leaving you enough extra mana open for a psychic strike/cancel, card draw at end of turn, whatever. This is blue, you're supposed to have your hand stocked and being able to cast more spells is always advantageous.

In modern/legacy this is amazing too as it hard counters the most powerful spells in 9 out of 10 decks, again for 1 mana.

This card will see play.

Posted By: Sothasil (10/2/2013 2:24:41 PM)
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Interestingly, I can see this card being sided into combo decks (to protect the combo) as well as sided in against combo decks (because preventing a combo from going infinite is worth a 2 for 1).
Posted By: absreim (9/22/2013 12:54:17 AM)
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@TwistedSoul - That was my first thought too... oh the nineties...
Posted By: SeriouslyFacetious (9/23/2013 1:18:22 PM)
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My first "off-label" thought was a flashed in 2/2 blocker if I was creature or flyer screwed. No one mentioned that, but I guess I'm not surprised. I side boarded two for my blue/black Faeries, busted them out in game two, two land open with a flying 18/19 token pumped coming at me off a combo: had two lands open, cast Visions of Beyond, countered it with Swan Song and blocked the flyer that then vanished due to the combo-pump wearing off and went on to win the game. Needless to say, I dig this card in a big bad way.
Posted By: DrPogo (9/26/2013 8:47:57 PM)
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Caw-caw-caw-caw-caw-caw-cawmbobreaker!
Posted By: Wizpal (4/21/2014 8:56:07 AM)
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