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This card was one of only a few ways to effectively counter a storm spell. Since you're guaranteed to have more Hindering Touch copies on the stack than whatever storm spell they casted. Of course this is expensive to play and wasn't very useful.
Posted By: person1234 (8/24/2009 2:51:46 PM)


This card seems to lose some of its potential becuse by the time its storm ability would be effective you would have already let the other player play a ton of spells. Plus with its mana cost it seems like it might hold up space in your hand.
Posted By: Silverware (8/16/2009 9:54:05 PM)


The great part about this is that you can let them get a bunch of mana via stuff like Harrow or whatever and then counter the big nasty that comes in, as you can target it with all of them.

At the very least, they have to pay an extra 4 for whatever spell you're countering.
Posted By: Andon_A (4/6/2010 11:46:21 PM)


Probably better of just using Swift Silence in any case.
Posted By: Vedalken_Arbiter (7/28/2010 3:21:37 PM)


I like it because even if you only use it to counter one spell, what it would basically read is:

"counter target spell unless its controller pays 4"

Posted By: Havens (8/1/2010 8:09:46 PM)


Also, its resilient against enemy counters.
They must counter each copy of this spell if they can't afford to pay the cost.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (8/3/2010 2:20:31 AM)


Lol, no tendrils for you =)
Posted By: channelblaze (10/18/2010 6:05:16 PM)


Seems a precursor to, and much inferior generally, to Mindbreak Trap.
Posted By: djflo (2/11/2011 4:28:12 AM)


It is inferior to Mindbreak Trap, though comparing a common to a mythic is hardly fair. It's a niche counterspell, extremely effective against other storm spells or against decks that use mana generating spells (Dark Ritual, Seething Song etc).
All in all, a very fine common counterspell for the environment in which it was printed, but too specific for much use outside of it.
Posted By: Atali (2/26/2011 2:49:09 PM)


The storm effect is nice against other storm decks similar to mindbreak trap. Yet mindbreak trap can be easily countered since it is a single spell. While this is a storm effect and a little harder to counter. Since most storm decks would be using counter spells and a single mindbreak trap can be stopped easily by a force of will.
Posted By: BattleFish (3/28/2011 5:29:15 PM)


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