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Forced Fruition deck!
Posted By: Mudbutt_on (1/10/2010 3:55:51 PM)


The point is to make card draw a disadvantage. Do that, and you have a decent counter.
Posted By: Totema (1/3/2012 11:47:20 PM)


Well, I'll give this card a little love. 4/5.

It has the same CMC as Cancel (the baseline counter), but costs (2)(U) instead of (1)(U)(U). In a non-mono-blue deck that can make the difference between countering that spell and not. The trade-off, they get to draw a card. Big whoop. It's not a "horrible drawback" by a long shot. It's one card, it's not going to break the game. You just don't use it for stupid stuff, but for their big spell. As a hard counter, you could do better, but you could also do a LOT worse.
Posted By: djbon2112 (10/28/2010 1:17:15 PM)


Why so low? Its no Counterspell to be sure, but its comparable to Cancel. If I am going to spend three mana to counter something I would rather not have to tap the extra Island. Oh well if they draw a card, I am probably drawing way more if Im using Rhystic Study.
Posted By: niallcmurray86 (8/5/2010 10:02:46 PM)


Use Dream Fracture or Arcane Denial instead if you really want your opponent to draw cards.
Posted By: Maraxas-of-Keld (2/21/2010 9:55:57 PM)


Strictly worst than Force of will.
Posted By: Cthulhu_Shin (4/7/2011 10:58:26 PM)


Run with Consecrated Sphinx, there ya go.
Posted By: Opined_Fluke (7/29/2013 9:42:51 PM)


it's always regrettable in my opinion when cards with generous names are quite weak.
i mean, who needs a counter that gives your opponent a new card to play?
it could maybe have been one mana cheaper to find use, but like this it's not really useful. you preferably try to come up with two blue mana and dependant on format either use Cancel or Counterspell instead.
Posted By: Mode (1/6/2009 8:15:54 AM)


It's costed fairly high for a counter, and it has a horrible drawback. Under what circumstances would you put this in a deck?
Posted By: Elysiume (12/10/2009 5:00:31 PM)


This vexes me. I'm terribly vexed.
Posted By: SirMalkin (7/9/2011 3:29:42 PM)


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