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@A3Kitsune: in complete agreement with the Squee, Goblin Nabobs, they make this card relatively costless (outside mana) unless your opponent's running Megrim or Liliana's Caress

that or Leyline of the Void, but that tends to end a lot of decks anyway :/
Posted By: Snafinturtle (11/17/2010 8:12:27 PM)


Forbid is hilarious in a Madness deck. You can potentially discard-cheat a Big Game Hunter or a Basking Rootwalla into play, or even plop down a surprise Brain Gorgers. Another fun card to pair with this is Circular Logic, though it's sort of redundant.

I tried building a deck with four Forbid, four Foil, and four Life from the Loam to recover discarded lands. It wasn't tournament quality, but it was fun to play. I think it might work better with Crucible of Worlds replacing Loam.
Posted By: Salient (8/25/2011 11:36:15 AM)


When playing EDH Blue, why WOULDN'T you include this along side (or replacing) Cancel?
It's like the Stoic Rebuttal situation that even though you may not use it's other effect, you may as well because it's not a negative bonus.

When you're in early game and really need to counter a decent amount of key cards, sure, you may discard a few cards, but at least you still have yourself a hard counter.
Posted By: Ferlord (9/3/2011 12:15:49 PM)


What isn't strictly better than Cancel these days?
Posted By: RunedServitor (1/14/2012 6:08:29 PM)


Compared to force of will...
It's not that good, but there are some parallels.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (1/21/2012 6:12:51 PM)


Force of Will is almost impossible to reuse without another card but it can bail you out when you have no mana

This one, is just plain annoying once someone finds a way to make good use of the buyback cost. Its an early version of Isochron Scepter, except most decks can't 'remove' forbid unlke the Scepter

5/5 because seeing this getting replayed over and over is just as bad as Capsize
Posted By: Paladin85 (2/27/2012 8:31:29 PM)


Forbidding you from having a smooth ride
Posted By: face-fister (3/24/2012 11:59:47 AM)


Strictly better than Cancel. That summarizes half the comment on the page. On another note, goes well with Damia, Sage of Stone.
Posted By: atemu1234 (7/16/2012 2:42:41 PM)


Kicks the nuts off of Cancel.

@DacenOctavio: and all of them play second fidldle to other cards.
Posted By: nunyaJs (12/25/2012 9:07:32 PM)


Meditate Means no one gets to cast spells ever.

That is after you break Meditate with Seedborn Muse.

@DarthParallax I see what you did there.
Posted By: HSDclover (3/6/2013 10:24:14 AM)