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Welcome back, favorite card ever.

Thank you for being in my favorite Guild,
and thanks for that extra bonus I get for my extra GG :)

I can't wait to suck up a giant Sphinx's Revelation and spit out an even larger Mind Grind
(or, you know, my own Revelation).
Posted By: drpvfx (4/23/2013 4:57:10 PM)


A fixed Mana Drain is still a Mana Drain.
Posted By: rollinsclone (4/24/2013 10:41:22 PM)


A four mana Mana Drain with upside seems fair somehow. GreenGreenBlueBlue is a steep cost for a counterspell, but making it a hard counter and giving you mana for your next turn just seems... right.
Posted By: Continue (4/23/2013 5:38:16 PM)


5/5 for being Mana Drain not overpowered.
Posted By: Mephy. (4/26/2013 8:11:13 AM)


Four mana is a lot, especially when they are all colored mana. That said, the boost from a successful cast of this spell is better than Mana Drain since you actually get to add mana of any color combination into your manapool instead of just colorless mana.

Run this with Noble Hierarch or Birds of Paradise to ensure a better chance of casting it.
Posted By: Cyberium (4/23/2013 11:33:46 PM)


This is what Mana Drain should have been from the start. Blue for the counter, Green for the mana, and a color-intensive cost that prevents it from being better than Counterspell.
As it stands, this looks set to be another sweet counterspell for Simic decks, less efficient than Voidslime but miles ahead of Mystic Genesis.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (4/25/2013 6:59:51 AM)


I like that this is actually as good as Mana Drain in EDH.
Posted By: strider24seven (4/25/2013 10:03:21 AM)


Balanced Mana Drain. If only we had a reliable way to cast it in any deck...oh wait, we do. Break out the Chromatic Lanterns!
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (4/23/2013 8:55:32 PM)


I knew they'd eventually print you in an affordable form.

Welcome back indeed!
Posted By: blurrymadness (4/24/2013 8:35:34 AM)


The art on this card is fantastic, especially in foil. Even though he's getting blocked, it's still pretty cool to see that for all his sitting and thinking and apathy, Niv-Mizzet can still remind you he's a terrifying 15,000-year-old fire-breathing dragon if you make him angry.

Great card, too, by the way. I probably won't ever use it unless I revamp my whole deck, but I can definitely see its potential. High value, made 5/5 for the art.
Posted By: mrchuckmorris (6/22/2013 6:48:34 PM)


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