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@DragonLord132: You're totally right, it's only useful against blue or green decks. Man, I wish they would print some cards that searched libraries in any other color. Oh well.

Seriously, I can't even figure out why you singled out blue and green. I mean jesus, man, did you just pick those colors randomly? What is your reasoning for that?

Also, many of the things this responds to (most notably fetchlands) aren't spells, and thus don't give a *** how many Counterspells you're holding.

And as to why this is a rare... er... well, can't help you there. Maybe it's because of the rockin' art.

Oh, and PS to all haters of this card: the deck that just won the 2013 World Championship had 2x maindecked Shadow of Doubts.
Posted By: The_Murderauder (8/5/2013 5:37:34 AM)


The Dimir got the dementors on their side! Everybody RUN!
Posted By: Sonserf369 (8/31/2013 9:14:05 AM)


This is CLEARLY a FIVE-STAR card.
I don't quite understand the rationale behind the arguement that one can "play around" this... Consider; if one doesn't "tap and activate"(sacrifice being part of the cost, really) the fetchland then it is effectively nullified/stopped from playing a role in the game altogether. Wait til the opponent who may have shadow of doubt to "tap out"?... One would think that "countering" fetchlands alone, not even considering tutors, would be enough reason to play this. And if the player WITH Shadow of Doubt keeps two mana untapped at all times to nullify the opponents one mana source... Remind you of a card??? And THIS card is played ALOT and it's value reflects this... The card is Rishadan Port. If player A plays TWICE AS MANY mana sources than player B then holding one land down with two is not just worth it, but welcomed.
If another fetchland is played you can then, like Port, threaten the new (fetch)land instead. In the proper deck it's strength ri... (see all)
Posted By: supafly13 (9/13/2013 1:58:09 PM)


Green Sun's Zenith
Knight of the Reliquary
Crop Rotation/Explorer's Map
Eye of Ugin

Does that sound like a format to you?
Posted By: blurrymadness (9/20/2013 12:35:51 PM)


For 2cmc instants in blue that hose fetch lands and Birthing Pod, we have this, Squelch, and Trickbind.

Shadow of Doubt is never dead (can always just cycle), works against spells (i.e. Chord of Calling), and works well with Ghost Quarter to further cripple your opponent's mana.

Squelch is dead more often than either alternative, but it draws a card as well, and it can stall other relevant threats: Planeswalkers, Kiki-Jiki, or anything else with a colon in its text box...

Trickbind answers anything Squelch can, can't be responded to, and goes one step further by being able to target triggered abilities. It also provides a better answer to certain activated abilities such as Grinding Station's (which may become popular in eggs lists). It's one of the few cards that can buy time against Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, by eithe... (see all)
Posted By: Tempted_Johnny (10/20/2013 8:10:12 AM)


Stops Scapeshift
Posted By: SNIKT (5/25/2014 5:36:38 AM)


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