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Nope, you can change target of a spell only to another legal target. See rule 113.6, http://www.wizards.com/magic/comprules/MagicCompRules_20091005.pdf

Therefore, you can't make a spell fizzle by choosing illegal target for it.
Posted By: skew (1/31/2010 6:55:54 AM)


Haha, banefire back to your face

and you can redirect a cruel ultimatum, but it has to be in multiplayer, where there are multiple opponents

gotta love Izzet, this is perfect UR some control, some head games, some fun

casual is great, multiplayer is fun, standard, good for contol/anti control/anti removal
Posted By: Dingo777 (2/4/2010 6:06:41 PM)


Can you Swerve cards that say "Target Opponent" back to their owner?
Posted By: .Fighter. (2/27/2010 8:03:48 AM)


I love "surprise" cards like this. Deflection does the same thing, but you need to keep 4 mana available to be able to use it effectively. With this card being an uncommon AND only 2 mana, you can easily cast your own spells and still have the ability to use this one when necessary. There is also a hidden card avantage with this card. When you use it, you obviously re-target the spell to benefit you and hurt your opponent. 5/5
Posted By: kowrip (3/26/2010 5:30:16 AM)


enchantments dont have targets do they...
Posted By: Tezz (4/9/2010 4:53:36 PM)


Ooh, another spell that can reflect hostile magic back where it belongs (the caster instead of the victim.) Maybe it's time for me to abandon green and join the red/blue club.
Posted By: Tarotlynx (12/26/2010 8:35:23 PM)


I found out that redirection effects are excellent for dealing with troll-shroud baddies like Uril, the Miststalker or Thrun, the Last Troll. Came up in a game I was playing...

Opponent: "Path to Exile on your Thraximundar"
Me: "Swerve, change to your Uril"
Opponent: "&$%@"

If you force a counterspell to target Swerve, Swerve will resolve first, changing the target. Then the counter spell will try and resolve, but it can't because it's only target is now non-existant. So the counterspell will be countered.
Posted By: cathode01 (3/23/2011 11:26:24 PM)


my all time favorite R/U instant peoples reactions priceless:)
Posted By: Huffytreefolkman (6/28/2011 8:26:07 AM)


I'm assuming this is rated so high because it's an uncommon? as compared to redirect
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (9/12/2011 7:29:31 PM)


Any official ruling on Swerving a Wild Ricochet on to Swerve? Wild Ricochet has multiple targets but still only targets a single spell.
Posted By: soupydreck (10/5/2011 2:57:53 AM)


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