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This is one of those great-on-paper, meh-in-practice cards in my opinion. In terms of pros and cons, you have:

Totally messes with the greatest enemy of green's patented Big Damn Creatures strategy (perhaps I'm an exception here, but my attempts at green are more often frustrated by MUC/UWC than mass destruction)

One of the only cards (along with the rest of its cycle) that sneaks in under Force of Will - VERY useful

Like all leylines, a bit pricey if it's not in your opening hand

Only protects your creatures, so if you try to throw a Naturalize on your opponent's Leyline of Anticipation, or if you're a bad bad person and running 4 Berserks, this won't protect them

Doesn't protect against counters that don't say the word "counter," like Mindbreak Trap and Time Stop

Still vulnerable to removal, and can be removed easily by th... (see all)
Posted By: Lyoncet (6/20/2011 9:28:15 PM)


Its a sideboard card. It could win you games against a blue deck, but a blue deck could still very well beat you with this using a bounce. They cannot counter this if its in your opening hand, because you never casted it, rather began the game with it.

The problem with the leylines, you only want one out and in your hand, but you want 4 in your deck to take advantage of the ability. Leyline of Vitality is an exception, but I feel the next leyline cycle needs to have, well cycling attached to them.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (11/29/2012 5:13:47 AM)


Nice way of telling control decks to go to hell.
Posted By: DutchSanta (7/2/2010 11:10:49 PM)


This is nice if it's in your starting hand, but otherwise costs too much.
Posted By: Shiduba (7/26/2009 6:53:36 AM)


i love this card, I just wish it were more useful. "Oh no, now I have to waste a bounce spell to counter your creature, woe is blue, woe is blue!"
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (10/26/2010 6:43:26 PM)


@Daikoru: Spells like Force of Will could be used to counter without any mana, and would be a valuable play against this Leyline, if it had to be cast as a spell.

Creatures being uncounterable is a nice benefit, but I would play this card only against a specific type of deck. I feel that this is the weakest of the Leylines.
Posted By: Bowshewicz (9/23/2010 2:00:20 AM)


I revile blue. This card is incredible.
Posted By: gongshowninja (11/24/2010 8:39:31 AM)


I'd feel like putting one of those in my deck against every blue deck. They're gonna accu'mulate their counter cards.

As a little note on the rulings...
"Leylines that start the game on the battlefield aren't cast as spells. They can't be countered."
Not like you could counter that without any mana if this ruling didn't exist. You'd start with a great disadvantage should you attempt to use alternative cost counters.
Posted By: Daikoru (8/7/2010 11:15:38 PM)


just add indestructibility, shroud, and cannot be sacrificed and we have a deal. As is, kinda useless, as stated before, the decks its ment to stop will have ways of stopping this.
Posted By: bijart_dauth (2/28/2011 7:26:20 PM)


Nix is a good choice for u decks
Posted By: Angelicarbiter (12/29/2010 6:56:58 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!