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The Channel cost isn't half bad, and a recurring counter ability will help slow an opponent down at the very least.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (3/12/2012 3:03:08 PM)


When you have Training Grounds like previously mentioned, you have Mana Leak on a stick, almost. I'd give it a 4/5 easy for its CMC.
Posted By: Shieldman (3/24/2012 11:21:49 PM)


With Soulshift, this could be a valuable reusable addition to a control deck. Gets around cards that limit when you can play spells.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/12/2010 1:53:26 AM)


If you have Training grounds out, the regular counter ability is AWESOME, which nearly turns this card into a reoccuring counterspell. If you have a blue counter deck, put 4 of these in, along with training grounds.
Posted By: Pigfish99 (1/19/2012 6:21:39 AM)


Again, training grounds make this broken, specially if you play two
Posted By: Luke_BPC (8/14/2010 8:20:37 PM)


Another Version of the Card:


Echo 3U

The first spell target opponent casts each turn costs 2 more to play.
Posted By: Aun (5/23/2010 7:45:44 PM)


Combos with Angel of Flight Alabaster for a recurring counterspell each turn.
Posted By: Haelthor (11/16/2012 12:54:03 PM)


Look, the channel makes for a very difficult to hit counterspell. Sure it costs {3}{U}, but it's an activated ability that counters which can count for a lot sometimes. Plus it has an actual body that isn't completely terrible either.
Posted By: LordRandomness (4/24/2013 2:40:02 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!