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Use it on creatures in play that already have protection. Tune your creatures with protection against their colours and turn their creature's protection so it won't be effective against your deck.
Posted By: Faidite (10/8/2009 8:22:03 AM)


Not quite rendered obsolete by Mind Bend, which has more flexibility but only affects permanents. Not as good as Spectral Shift, even with the increased cost. Unless you have specific spells in mind to alter (like Seedtime) and need the low cost you're probably better off running Bend or Shift instead of this.

Regardless, this is a fun little spell and the genesis of many a budding Johnny. It's always fun to watch a deck built with this card, Magical Hack, Whim of Volrath, and Mind Bend. Even if you lose, it's probably going to be in some really creative way. For general play though this card is a little too difficult to use effectively.

@Villano137: That combo doesn't actually work, because Blue Elemental Blast and Red Elemental Blast both require the target to be Red/Blue on declaration, before Sleight of Mind can be cast. H... (see all)
Posted By: yyukichigai (7/22/2011 11:46:02 PM)


Posted By: TheSwarm (8/19/2010 1:11:47 PM)


lifeforce or deathgrip
Posted By: Laguz (9/3/2010 10:29:17 AM)


there are many awesome cards to combine with this, depending on your deck. as mentioned, lifeforce and deathgrip are great, as is absolute law, akroma's memorial, any of the scarabs from ice age, bad moon, Wrath of Marit Lage, Llawan, Cephalid Empress, Spellbane Centaur, and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV... the list could go on and on. When you throw in CoP, wards and runes, you could make a wicked-tough blue and white deck...

Hmm... I should get on that.
Posted By: tenthousandways (9/22/2010 9:56:34 PM)


so you can change their scragnoth to have protection from red instead.
Posted By: Hydrogoose (4/6/2009 11:45:24 PM)


kinda... you could only do that while scrag is on the stack because at that point and only that point could he be targeted by blue spells or abilities. but then what, what was the point... so you could bounce him so that next turn you couldnt counter him again?
not really a horrible card but definatley situational. possible sideboard material in right deck, against right deck.
Posted By: Zinniz (9/29/2009 2:12:43 AM)


What a neat card.
Posted By: Neutral_Bob (5/13/2010 4:46:33 PM)


This + Blue Elemental Blast and Red Elemental Blast = destroy anything, or counter it before it comes into play...for 2 mana. Anyone know of a card with a similar effect?
Posted By: Villano137 (7/22/2010 8:32:02 PM)


Posted By: Shadoflaam (1/25/2012 2:22:57 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!