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Nullify
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 Nullify
- Born of the Gods

Reviewed April 10, 2014

Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Nullify

So, this is one of those "Counterspell variants that has a drawback or a restriction and is thus perfectly balanced" that we usually get once a block or so. I have a problem with that line of thinking, mainly because they've done all sorts of things in recent sets to encourage people to play creatures. What percentage of spells relevant to constructed tournaments are creatures nowadays? 50%? 60%? Higher? If the problem (or good thing, depending on your point of view) with Counterspell was that it could counter any relevant spell, what should we make of a variant that can counter any example of the most relevant class of spell in an environment?

But hey, at least it's not as ridiculous as Thassa's Rebuff.

Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Nullify which is a two mana Blue instant that counters target creature or aura spell. This is better than Essence Scatter in a mono-Blue deck, though just adding auras as a target may not be enough to overcome the double Blue in any multicolor builds.
Depending on the design this could be main or sidedecked in response to the growing popularity of auras in local metagames and overall is a solid addition to the control toolkit.

In Limited the double Blue is a bit of a drawback that requires a primarily Blue design to use effectively, but countering the majority of key cards in the set more than makes up for it. Even as a common it is a strong second or third choice in Booster and multiple copies are a compelling motivation for running Blue in Sealed.

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 4.0
Multiplayer: 3.5


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