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Best Blue card in standard right now. Hands down. Too bad control decks will suffer immensely when this card leaves standard
Posted By: EpicSeven (6/22/2009 5:55:52 PM)


infernox10, there's a very good reason why Cryptic Command couldn't be a mythic rare. Mythic rares didn't exist when Lorwyn was released.
Posted By: Ominous (8/4/2010 5:04:54 PM)


Versatile and pure blue,
very powerfull but not overpowered,
great card.
Posted By: Trancefo (11/25/2008 8:30:44 AM)


a little too powerful of all the commands, being that at worst its a cantrip bounce, and at best something like sleep+counterspell
Posted By: darkfury (9/5/2010 2:06:30 PM)


Incredibly versatile. Constructed favorite.
Posted By: Rhix (11/13/2008 4:37:20 PM)


Blue spell is blue.
Posted By: Tetsu_tora (5/11/2011 4:44:53 PM)


"Best Blue card in standard right now. Hands down. Too bad control decks will suffer immensely when this card leaves standard"

Enter one of the most dominant standard control archetypes the game has ever seen after Cryptic leaves standard... whoops :p
Posted By: TheSwarm (8/10/2011 1:07:31 PM)


Cryptic and Command are not as scary as the words Wrath and God, but they're not that far off.
Posted By: Soul_Shackle (7/23/2009 6:42:03 PM)


Wizards of the Coast versus Blue, round 7!
Blue wins!
Seriously, WotC has been nerfing blue since Onslaught and still arguably the most powerful card in standard is blue. Cryptic Command is blue's swiss army knife and, while not the best counter ever (it might sneak into the top 5...) it is still Commandingly (get it? :p ) good.
Posted By: Hawk_man (12/4/2008 10:34:01 PM)


Love this card, why? Because counter spells take such perfect planning that sometimes you can't use one when you want to and then it sits there in your hand.. ie, you use it to soon, you don't have enough mana to play the counter spell and your creatures, so on and etc. With this card at the very least if you can't counter spell anything you can still use it to do something else, and I like that a lot.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (9/26/2009 4:57:03 PM)