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Well I bolt your lovely creature, what's that you want to counter? Okay, I in response I'll burn you for five damage, what's that you counter that too?

Ricochet trap, you counter your first counter, have fun without your creature and some life

Most fun I ever had in a 2HG game ever, I love this card
Posted By: blazinpsycho (12/14/2011 12:30:19 AM)


sideboard card against blue control. nothing more than that.
Posted By: driftingsmoke (1/30/2010 12:23:55 PM)


I don't like it.

Willbender beats it because he is also useful as a creature, can change the targets of split second spells and of abilities.
Shunt beats it because it costs only 3 mana.
Wild Ricochet beats it because it also copies the spell and works on spells with multiple targets.

Sure, it's in standard and the others ain't. Currently it's an "ok" or "meh" card, but once out of standard it's just garbage.
Posted By: majinara (2/1/2010 5:17:03 AM)


To make it completely unambiguous, yes, you can redirect counterspells to ricochet trap because the steps in casting a spell has the Trap become a spell on the stack before its targets are chosen (rules 601.2a and 601.2c).

If it didn't, you could still direct the counterspell to itself, as the spell is on the stack, and is thus a valid target, though you get into a bit of a paradox with a spell trying to counter itself. Does the spell resolve and counter the spell, or is the spell countered before it can resolve? (It's actually the first)

If you still couldn't do that, you can still just save a Lightning Bolt for such an occasion. You cast, blue counters. You pay R to put Bolt on the stack, and then immediately put Ricochet Trap on the stack and redirect the counter to your Bolt. Trap resolves -- redirect successful. Bolt resolves -- 3 damage at something. Counterspell is countered for lack of valid target. Original spell resolves -- laugh.
Posted By: DeathDark (4/9/2011 1:21:06 PM)


There are so many ways to break this...
Having an opponent's cancel cancel itself?
Posted By: land_comment (3/25/2011 6:47:40 AM)


Point of clarification; If you use this card on another card that targets a creature, can you instead target an opponent?
Posted By: Nephylos (3/1/2010 4:23:55 PM)


wizards of the coast dont care about blue players
Posted By: Layton (4/8/2010 1:26:15 AM)


RDW using this to get Kor Firewalker PTE'd perhaps
Posted By: singaz (1/30/2010 3:42:32 PM)


I still will have one of these in my main, i mean, who wouldn't want to giant growth your creature during combat or save some important creature or redirect a tendrils of corruption
Posted By: PanchasX (2/7/2010 10:57:51 AM)


Last week in my local meta i Managed to hit TWO =D Cruel Control decks, This card is pretty much a Giant F U to that entire deck and because of that i always throw them in my side board.
Posted By: Druasdf (3/11/2010 1:30:30 PM)