• PrissyRose

    RESTORE BALANCE LOVES THIS!

    • Shawn Michael Diaz

      Not sure you read the second mode right. You bottom the cards you don’t draw

  • MTG fan

    What a flexible blue spell. I like the choices of this card.

  • name moniker

    combines mana leak and Impulse into one card and costs 1 mana more than either…seems legit

    • People said that Primal Plasma was bad for similar reasons but I actually really like that card; one mana is a small price to pay for versatility.

      Especially when you consider the extra mana to be paying for the efficiency of maximizing space in your deck; you don’t need to use as much space in your deck for answers when you have cards like these.

      • name moniker

        sorry wasn’t suggesting that it wasn’t a good card just that it is in a similar situation to censor
        (i.e. this one costs one more but requires an extra 2 mana before its obsolete. Also its two more mana than it would be to cycle it but you get to pick the best of 4 cards)

        • Actually I wasn’t sure you meant to say it was bad. I was just musing whether you were or not. =P

          • name moniker

            no worries, just doing a t1 brainstorm :^)

  • Aurore

    For a card called “Supreme Will” it seems pretty un-supreme.
    So I can overcome your supreme will by paying an extra 3 mana?

    • I think the idea being you can hold it in your hand as long as you want to exercise it as a counter against enemy spells, or you can burn it for card draw. It’s a multifaceted way of exerting mental influence. “Supreme” in this case I think implies its multipurpose uses and the general oppressiveness of counterspells in general unless it’s used for draw.

    • Shawn Michael Diaz

      I think because this spell is modal in such a great way, you can always seem like you’re in control when you can it. You have 3 open mana? I wanted to draw anyway. Or maybe I want you to take all your mana so you’ll be defenceless when the time comes. You’ll always seem to be in control when you play it.

  • Robert FakeLastName

    pretty good

  • Kaiser

    I need this for my budget Grixis Nicol bolas deck.

  • Guest

    I was expecting this art to be used on some rare equipment.

  • Jay Kilian

    So versatile, I think it’ll see some play.

  • Fael

    Hum, the art, the card’s name, the effect. Something is not matching.

    • Shawn Michael Diaz

      The art, name, and first mode feel right. The second mode flavorfully is pretty weak

  • Happy The Cat

    would hard counter been such a bad thing? maybe with some unique condition like “if an opponent has less than four lands untapped, counter target spell.” or just something we haven’t seen time and time again. mana leak isn’t THAT fearsome of a card, it made you have to play different against control players and that was special, but it was literally just a splash-able Counterspell that people walk into.
    I’m not saying we need another mana leak, just could there be a little more creativity than just mana leak?

    • PrissyRose

      bruh we were given Impulse or Leak option for 3cmc this card is good

    • Shawn Michael Diaz

      It’s balancing counters the way they balance burn. Open mana to defend against mana leak is like toughness on a creature. Built in counterplay is good if the card is good. I think for this to have a hard counter mode, it’d need to be triple blue. Hard counters have to be double blue at 3CMC and this has a very blue upside.

    • Shagoth

      Hard counter would have honestly been broken. This is the control player’s dream. If they leave up mana for a counter and their opponent doesn’t take the bait, then the control player digs surprisingly deep for their win con and/or more counters. This spell is ridiculously good.

    • Kaiser

      Something like “Counter target spell that cost 3 mana or less” ? or just “Counter target spell”? in second case i push the cost of this to 4 mana.

  • Shawn Michael Diaz

    Favorite art of the set, favorite card of the set.

  • Murilo Mazza

    Amazing. Not sure if there is room yet to see gameplay (problem is curve 3 spots), but after Standard rotation, this could replace anticipate / other counters somehow. Amazing with Gearhulk.

  • MTG fan

    I just realized that this guy has no flesh on his arms! His bones are exposed…

  • Alisson Lima

    Option card of Impulse and Mana Leak for +1, it’s a good and versatile card.