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Is it just me but is Zendikar block counter spell happy?
Posted By: ajpinton (2/3/2010 6:14:38 PM)


The eternal debate rages, Dispel or Spell Pierce?

I still haven't totally made up my mind on this one. Dispel can't be answered for an additional 2 but Spell Pierce lets me hit non-instants like Maelstrom Pulse as well as artifacts, enchantments, and planeswalkers. I guess if you need counters to protect creatures from removal, this is probably the way to go, but for more general blue control, I usually pick Spell Pierce.
Posted By: dgregory (2/28/2010 7:08:17 PM)


Well, it's strictly better than the older Flash Counter. This spell should see a lot of use; there's just so many dangerous instants it can counter, and for Blue it's nothing to scoff at.
Posted By: Blackworm_Bloodworm (4/13/2010 12:48:22 PM)


Oddly enough this and Spell Pierce are the only counterspells in my WhiteBlue deck and I only use them to ensure one of my Felidar Sovereigns can hit the board and stick around until my upkeep.
Posted By: Eved (5/29/2010 11:32:54 AM)


It would have been hilarious if had been a sorcery.
Posted By: Jamesb8 (7/19/2010 12:21:41 AM)


Hey Mode, we got this card all the way back in Legends. Flash Counter.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (8/23/2010 4:59:39 PM)


We had it as Flash Counter. :)
Posted By: danegator (8/27/2010 8:40:49 AM)


Strictly cheaper than Storm Crow.

I am undecided on this. I have been trying it out in my mid-range Abyssal Persecutor deck as an answer to counters and removal. It just doesn't hit Maelstrom Pulse, but it works on pretty much all other removal in today's Standard (and obviously all counters).

With the rotation of Pulse, this might become a lot better at what I use it for. Spell Pierce might be the tool of choice in other situations though, when you have to worry about Jace, the Mind Sculptors, Pyromancer Ascensions and all the artifacts that are bound to abound in Scars of Mirrodin.
Posted By: Guest513736147 (8/30/2010 7:39:51 AM)


Key point in a turn zero Standard counter combo, Game starts play leyline of Anticipation, play 2 cost 0 artifacts and then Mox Opal, tap for blue and counter on turn 0.
Posted By: Dr.Man (2/13/2011 8:41:36 AM)


Last Word laughs at your puny attempts.
Posted By: Hermeezey (8/26/2012 6:18:01 AM)