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Very powerful counterspell... Really one of the best.
Posted By: Thanato5 (6/24/2011 6:55:48 AM)


An excellent counter, I combo it with Wonder and Deep A n a lysis to curb the card disadvantage. Even without the buyback, you have a hard counter for 3, which ain't too shabby.
Posted By: SAllison87 (4/23/2011 4:25:53 PM)


Could be nearly unstoppable, with a little card drawing. I used to play them, but I had to leave them because it can be very annoying for the opponent in a casual match... However probably one of the most powerful counterspell ever! And my favorite, too!
Posted By: leomistico (7/7/2009 8:57:39 AM)


This is better than Cancel. Having to play against someone using this and buying it back over and over is about the worst thing to go through in a game. I'd rather have all my lands destroyed. That said, this card is a very powerful counterspell.
Posted By: nammertime (12/12/2009 1:25:44 AM)


Don't let the apparent card disadvantage fool you - this is very, very powerful. But incredibly obnoxious. I've seen people voluntarily forfeit matches a good few times just because they were just getting frustrated and bored by the opponent Forbidding everything they tried to do.

On the whole, I'm fairly glad that this level of uninteractive countermagic is no longer a part of the game. It's dull, it slows down games and there's often no skill to playing it, just a Pavlovian mentality of "Counter that. Counter that. Counter that." "But it was just a 1/1!" "I don't care, I'm still countering it."

Which isn't to say Forbid is a bad card, it CAN be used well, but I wasn't sorry when it left the majority of formats.
Posted By: stygimoloch (9/3/2009 6:17:01 AM)



(I am hoping this card will get a reprint, magnifying how funny this comment is tenfold. Until then, Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will still get it ;)
Posted By: DarthParallax (11/18/2011 11:52:55 PM)


oh hey, what's up cancel? what's that? forbid makes you look underpowered? ha ha ha, oh, cancel, funny you should bring that up...
Posted By: metalevolence (3/31/2010 9:16:00 PM)


Should've been a Rare...quite possibly the most useful/annoying counterspell card in the entire game, depending entirely on whether you're on the receiving end of it.
Posted By: DarthYoshi888 (1/16/2010 7:36:30 AM)


My favorite counterspell ever printed...

I totaly agree with you stygimotoch... you only need to see one in a game to produce the very same effect you speak of wich is "counter everything" your opponent ever tries to do coupled with cards like howling mine you could shut down almost any deck no matter how good with little to no skill at the game what-so-ever for the same reasons I'm not sad to see it gone but its for those reasons I also think it's the mostpowerfull countermagic the game ever produced on par with force of will just becuase of replayability alone
Posted By: Raveknight (10/29/2009 7:07:50 PM)


4 copies of Squee, Goblin Nabob is the perfect complement to this card.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/15/2010 9:12:03 PM)


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