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"Hello Black Mage, would you like to cast a spell?"

"Yeah, I wanna cast a spell!"


Ominous zooming.

The picture is completely card crusher.
Posted By: Kirbster (6/21/2010 5:26:39 PM)


For now, in standard, its ok, but not great. Faerie Trickery can definitely overshadow this card since Fae decks have lost popularity (bless you Volcanic Fallout) and therefore less worry about not being able to counter Fae's. In extended however, I don't see Cancel being played ever.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (5/23/2009 9:58:23 PM)


Actually I think that this is a great card, and it's very healthy for the game.
You see, Counterspell is just so good that it's really anoying. It was so good that it was actually pointless to play any other countermagic in place of counterspell.
That's when you realize that something must change. At 3 mana, cancel is very playeable but still it's no the obvious choice, the way that counterspell was. Counterspell was very blah, because everyone used it. With cancel, it's not always the case.
PD: Worse than Faerie Trickery? Like Faeries was not the strongest deck in standard.
Posted By: androkguz (12/12/2008 2:48:33 PM)


I'm all in for reprinting Counterspell, but why do people hate this thing so much? I think its considerably better than a lot of the standard/extended counters out there (at least until recently). Compared to things like Discombobulate and Last Word, Cancel certainly isn't bad. It should be at least comparable with Hinder, which was a good counter in its time and an uncommon.
Posted By: Akatosh (11/15/2008 3:30:17 PM)


Began as a throwback and a replacement. Now, it just keeps us from getting other cool 3-cost Counters. Very blah.
Posted By: bark_at_the_moonn (11/13/2008 6:36:10 PM)


It's slightly sad that it costs more than the old version but I agree that's it's for the best.
Posted By: Asinine-Ultimatum (2/11/2009 2:20:13 AM)


Nerfed Counterspell, Worse than Forbid, Dissipate, and Faerie Trickery. This card is made for people playing standard and noe Extended which i am not.
Posted By: Shoe2 (11/14/2008 1:23:35 PM)


Why doesn't it cantrip? at the price it easily could have cantripped.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/26/2009 2:59:31 PM)


I just love the art on this version. "I will crush you like this singularity!" Massive geekery points for anyone who knows what that's from.
Posted By: littlebeast (12/9/2009 12:06:44 AM)


Great, a simple cancel spell with-out any complications.

Carl Cogswell
Posted By: CJCogswell (1/3/2009 4:00:43 PM)