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Works flawlessly in my Arcanis the Omnipotent EDH.
Posted By: BongRipper420 (3/18/2013 6:50:10 PM)


One of the most broken counterspells ever printed.

Posted By: Rishadan_Man (4/28/2013 9:28:02 AM)


Posted By: LordRandomness (5/10/2013 12:12:43 AM)


You obviously need to be drawing 3 cards a turn to make this lock something.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (8/10/2013 5:06:01 AM)


One of the best counterspells in the game, but for a different reason from most of the other champs. Force of WIll, Mental Misstep and Daze can be played with no mana; keeping you safe in legacy. Spell Pierce and Spell Snare are cheap and effective. Mana Drain and Cryptic Command are played for additional effects, giving you advantage over your opponent.

Only Counterbalance and Forbid are played for their ability to be reused. This is terrible; nothing is worse than having everything countered by your opponent. It is bad for the game of magic. It makes the game less interactive.

That said, this card is very very good. I am sorry to everyone I have played it on.
Posted By: Enelysios (12/3/2013 12:48:51 PM)


It's really only good in Casual and EDH, in other 60-card formats, the card disadvantage is too much to buy back most of the time, leaving you with a cancel. In any of the 60 card formats it's in, having a Cancel in hand is a bad place to be.

That being said, works great with card-advantage generals, like zedruu, the greathearted, damia, sage of stone, Edric, spymaster of Trest, and azami, lady of scrolls. Forms a soft lock that's very tough to escape.
Posted By: Lazrbeams (3/3/2014 7:17:22 AM)


If you just use this to counter two spells for three cards, it's still pretty good. There's no need to dream of countering every single one of their spells. Just use it until the card disadvantage becomes too great.
Posted By: Saikuba (5/9/2014 10:22:55 AM)