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Negate
Morningtide


Reviewed March xx, 2008

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 2.50
Limited: 2.50

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BMoor

Negate

Sort of the opposite of Remove Soul. Given that it counters everything except creatures for less mana than current standard Cancel, it should see some play, right? After all, Mana Leak is gone. But in such a creature-heavy environment, it's possible that this might find itself without a target. Then again, anything that says "noncreature" in this world is of value for its ability to affect planeswalkers.

Constructed- 3
Casual -2.5
Limited- 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Negate

This is the mirror of Remove Soul, just as efficient and just as devastating. Throwing one of these at a Damnation, Death Cloud, or Umezawa's Jitte can really throw a wrench in your opponent's plans. And don't forget that even though planeswalkers depict unique (humanoid) characters, they're not creature spells! Negate seems almost destined to see play somewhere, even if only as a sideboard card - especially if the Guile deck or Mannequin makes a comeback.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 2/5
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Negate

Remove Soul sees some play, so this should too. Most decks play non-creature spells so this is hardly ever dead, and it's 2 mana which is rare for a counterspell in standard, with the only other ones I can think of righ now being Remove Soul and Rune Snag, with the latter seeing a decent amount of play. In other constructed formats, this is a bit unnecessary due to the sheer amount of betetr counterspells.

In limited, this is splashable and will either trade for a combat trick or a removal. It doesn't stop reinforce though.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 2.5/5
v0rac10u5 Negate
Unless combo takes off in the near future, I don’t expect to see a lot of this card. Rune Snag is better for the same cost. Twenty-third card in limited, provided you cannot find better tricks.

- Constructed: 2
Sideboard maybe...
- Casual: 1
Less effective here than it would be in a tournament setting.
- Limited: 2
Playable if you are short on good cards.

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