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    • Ryū

      4 of plz.

    • Zombie

      God what I would give to have that in foil

  • Son Goku

    Oooh, Jace getting bagged on for running away when Lili got a bit too … commanding. :P

    Good card, though. Bounce a creature or, in lieu of that, stop an uncounterable spell. As long as you have the two mana, you could even use this to defeat a turn 2 Channel into original Emrakul. Unlike Mindbreak Trap, it doesn’t exile the spell, but it does offer a little more versatility in exchange for being only a temporary solution.

  • traveler

    venser….. is this truely a sign you are not dead?

  • Edward

    This card is beautiful. It is just what blue needed. It is cheap, it slows down your opponent, and only needs 1 blue mana so it is splash-able. This will stop Collected Company in its tracks.

  • Ryū

    Nice art and even better flavor text. I rate this card 5 Tibalt’s Salty Tears out of 5.

  • Melissa Juice

    Very cool.

  • If only it said 3 more words, then it would be the perfect blue spell.

    • Graymalkin86

      “Lose 5 life”?


    • Brock

      Win the game?

    • Bostorket

      Draw a blank?

      • One of those words seems off.

        • Bostorket

          Oh, you get it then!

    • Nolly

      Discard your hand.

    • Happy The Cat

      take off pants?

    • Robert FakeLastName

      it would make remand look like a silly magic card…

    • oaomcg

      draw a card ;)

  • Nanya

    I hate Venser tricks.

    *Uses it anyway*

  • Sitri

    Has there been anything official about how bounce and flicker effects interact with melding? I am curious for both after the meld and while it is on the stack.

    • Nolly

      Yes, there has.
      If a melded card is returned to your hand, both cards that formed it return to your hand.
      Same is true for all other zones.

      • Sitri

        So does it have a special case of memory while exiled, or does a flicker break the meld?

        What happens if one is returned to hand while the meld is on the stack?

        • Nolly

          I imagine the ability fizzles like with most others. Because if one is no longer in play then obviously you don’t own and control both creatures anymore.

          • Happy The Cat

            you can’t target them separately they are treated as one creature

          • Nolly

            He’s talking about BEFORE they meld.

          • Happy The Cat

            then the trigger never goes on the stack at all, they meld from exile not on the board. they have to have both move to exile, pass priority, and then meld to return.if you flash in one of the eldrazi that moves stuff from exile to the graveyard you can interrupt the meld on it’s check and leave one of them exiled.
            couple extra things, any copy of these will trigger the exile but will be left in exile as it no longer has it’s name making it not meld.
            if one of the cards you are exiling to meld is your commander you can choose to move it to the command zone, naturally this means you will not get the melded creature into play which you would want to avoid, unless say you were being controlled by mindslaver emrakul and some now had the ablity to wreck your commanders damage cap.

            also, if one of the angels it your commander when you make brisela she will count towards commander damage. because your commander is considered part of the card.
            oh and while cards are melded they have the combined mana cost of both halves.

            just in case you didn’t think I knew how the cards work

          • Sitri

            You can cast in response to the trigger going on the stack. I am pretty confident you are right the meld doesn’t complete without “them” being exiled. But what about the exile of the other card? It looks like that is still on the stack but feels harsh.

        • Happy The Cat

          meld will work like transform, if it leaves and comes back it will be two separate creatures.
          if one is moved before the they are exiled they never have a chance to meld. also if you can separate them before they meld from exile the meld will fizzle and the creature you don’t move will be left in exile.

  • Kahai

    Combine with Transgress the Mind to remove those pesky Emrakuls (both versions)

    • Nolly

      Yeah, but if you use this to “counter” Emrakul (either one) while its on the stack you won’t get to use your transgress for a while (or at all if your opponent gets rid of it while controlling you.)

  • Kevan Kramer

    It is a half a Venser. You have to pay the another U and generic mana for a 2/2, but you can’t, because he is dead. #nothingisevertoosoon. One of the best burns in a flavor text in the last few sets.

  • Happy The Cat

    and now blue can beat both emrakuls with a counterspell. this is the closest Repeal is going to get to standard for a long time.

    • De’Elgathor

      Why would you use this against any Emrakul? Both OG and new Emrakul can’t be touched by this, it being a colored instant, and returning the spell to their hand doesn’t stop the cast trigger. Contrarily, it would let them reuse the cast trigger again, meaning that they get another look at your hand/ control of your field in standard of yet another extra turn in modern.

      • Urdothor

        I believe that since they haven’t resolved, they don’t have their protections yet.

        • De’Elgathor

          No, the spells don’t have protection, but they have the on cast triggers that still happen. Putting them back in your opponents hand only lets them use those on cast triggers again.

          • Urdothor

            You could force discard it probably

          • De’Elgathor

            At what point? In standard, during the turn that your opponent controls you, or in modern, during your opponents extra turn?

    • MrAptronym

      I would not recommend that. You’ll be down a card and while they are out mana, they do get their cast triggers, and they will get them again shortly. (Especially old Emrakul who will just be cast on their extra turn assuming it wasn’t a one-shot mana deal)

    • MrAptronym

      Just for laughs, if you are a Blue player and are having Emrakul problems, Time Stop is a FANTASTIC investment. It is 6 mana so hopefully you see it coming, but dang is it a brutal move. Make sure you let their cast trigger onto the stack first though!

  • Zombie

    Remand and Venser had a messed up Eldrazi baby and it’s oh so good.

    • Happy The Cat

      unfortunately credit for this goes to jace, look at the flavor text.

      • Zombie

        No that just means Jace aborted the eldrazi baby

  • Haydn Harach

    Oh look, more Jace artwork on blue spells… How long will it be before you’re playing an ordinary blue deck with Jace art on literally every card?

    • Jason Tan

      One can only hope.

    • Bige Boiy

      why would you make me aware of this now i need to do it

  • MrAptronym

    I love this card. Sad its Jace on there, but damn that effect is cool. It’s no remand, but it is massively versatile and has a great name. I am 100% sold on this.

    • Ben

      its a decent budget replacement for remand, sure no draw but it can hit uncounterable spells

      • MrAptronym

        The drawing is a very important part of Remand though. Its a tempo card, and the decks that want it probably don’t want to find themselves down a card. I do love this card though.

        • MagicGALAXY

          It’s nice to see a card close to Remand back into Standard. Plus it’s nice for people who play single-ton formats to include both Remand and this card (if they wanted both of them for some reason).

        • MagicGALAXY

          Also their is to note that Remand just returns spells to their owner’s hand and draws you a card, while this new card returns spells AND creatures to it’s owners hand. This might be able to work well with enter the battlefield creatures that are in Standard for your own. This makes this spell not only flexible like Remand for returning spells of your own or of the opponent, but even creatures of your own or of the opponent. This card could possibly be a hugely played card in Standard if other new cards interact with it well.

          But who knows really. This is just a prediction :]

          • MrAptronym

            I know nothing about standard. I just wanted to point out that this is missing the main draw point (sorry :P) of remand. The fact that your opponent ends up a card up on you is a massive pain. Having the option to use it as a disperse is nice, and I love cards like this, but this card just is not in the same league as remand.

          • MagicGALAXY

            No problem. I don’t actually play Standard either. I don’t want to pay money every year for Standard when I could just slam a bunch of money on the table and make an EDH deck instead.

            Another thing about Unsubstantiate too that I realized as well is that it gets around spells that can’t be countered, which is something Remand can not do. It’s pretty note worthy that this can get around powerful spells like Abrupt Decay, Supreme Verdict, and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. I think it’s worth the card disadvantage in this case.

            So, in my opinion of course, I think it is up there with Remand. While it doesn’t draw you cards, it is much more flexible and probably will be a great side board card.

          • MrAptronym

            The issue with using it on uncounterables is that they can recast the spell and you won’t have any recourse that time. If it’s Abrupt Decay, you’d be better off bouncing whatever they’re targeting (if a creature with this, but there are plenty of ‘nonland’ bounces) and letting their spell fizzle unless you are about to win and they cannot recast it in time. If they are tapped out and can’t just recast your spell then yes, this could potentially be worth the turn it buys you. Similarly if its a huge uncounterable creature or an X burn spell, it’s be sweet to delay that as well.

            I would NOT use this on Emrakul, the Aeons Torn though. They still get that extra turn and they’ll just recast Emrakul on that turn and take ANOTHER extra turn.

  • kmk888

    Love the mix of high flexibility and card disadvantage. Makes for interesting play.

  • MagicGALAXY

    Hey look guys! Blue is making a come back! Spread the word: #BlueIsBackBaby

    • Pulverizerg

      We need to see Tamiyo to be sure

      • MagicGALAXY

        Absolutely. That should be without question.

  • Bacon

    YAAAS, all the yes, FINALLY blue can(albeit remotely) compete with the other colors.

  • justindeltora

    o man a cheaper version of vensers ability

  • Robert FakeLastName

    soo hyped for blue now.

  • Bige Boiy

    it’s a good, flexible spell, even if it can’t hold a sword of fire and ice like its predecessor.

  • Blahblahblahbla

    Ooooooof… Now it’s Bolt, Snap, Bolt, Unsubstantiate, Snap, Bolt. Modern staple for sure.

    • Misohu

      Can you please explain to me little bit more?

    • Happy The Cat

      why would you unsub?
      actually, while you are at it, what are you unsubbing? unlike remand this isn’t a mini timewalk cause it doesnt have the draw a card part. if you are unsubbing the snap you could do it with a regular unsummon or run Boomerang cause it stalls and can even break combos.

      • Liam Maiher

        You unsubstantiat the bolt so it doesn’t exile

        • Happy The Cat

          then the bolt doesn’t resolve, dealing no damage, meaning you just fired a snapcaster and wasted your unsub just to get three damage back in your hand. meaning you just spent six mana and three cards, one of which is a very high value trigger, just to get a 2/1 and what amounts to a Searing Blaze’s worth of damage.
          this is why we need good burn back in standard, so slightly newer players can learn the correct value of burn.

          • Ian

            Depends When you cast it if I am correct. Can you cast this after resolution meaning it still resolves?

          • Happy The Cat

            no, it is no longer on the stack and cannot be targeted. Imagine this works like a counterspell, but instead it moves the spell from the stack back to your hand.

        • It still gets exiled.

    • Charles-David Forest-Le Noir

      What? No, Grapeshot > Unsubstantiate > Grapeshot :).. An alternative to remand (Because you can use it to bounce a creature).

    • Blahblahblahbla

      I was saying that is one line of play that is available with this card. And i was making the assumption you have a second bolt in your yard. I was just pointing out that it is rarely a dead counterspell in your hand. The fact that you can positively interact with your own Snapcaster as well as interacting with your opponent’s spells and creatures is huge.

  • kukuc96

    Just seems like a worse remand and disperse mashed into one.

    • Mike Barta

      It can actually snag un-counterable spells, like Old Emrakul on the stack. That being said, seems like a timewalk at best.

      • MrAptronym

        As other people have said, Emrakul is not a suggested target, as they will just cast it again on their extra turn and take ANOTHER extra turn. That said, huge style points for anyone who Unsubstantiates a Last Word

        • Robert Burns Jr

          Unsubstantiate the weaker half of a meld card in response to the meld action on the stack. Seems like a legit play for two mana….

      • kukuc96

        That is true. However it would need the draw a crad for it to be time walk. And that last sentence sounds like you dont think time walk is a good card. Probably not true. If a card is as good as time walk you are probably more than happy with it.

        • NoobOfLore

          Best case scenario, you effectively got your opponent to skip their turn. They were going to cast a spell, but returned it to their hand and don’t have the mana to cast it again.

          So you had your turn, then you spend 1U and it’s your turn without the opponent doing anything. In that way it’s like a timewalk under ideal circumstances. Of course, that parallel applies to pretty much every counterspell, so I’m not sure what to make of the comparison.

  • Julna Buras

    It’s about time Jace got some shade thrown at him. With Liliana in the picture, that could be taken quite literally.

  • Vizzerdrix

    and modern has an answer to cavern of souls and abrupt decay, and its an answer to cavern on both sides as a drawless remand and later as removal

    • TogetherAlone

      Yes, this essentially remands uncounterable stuff, kinda cool when you think about it. No card draw but its just a trade off i guess.

      • Vizzerdrix

        Yeah also as good as remand is for control it’s just buying a turn and trying to draw a real answer, this is just buying a turn so not great but it’ll do some work for standard maybe modern, I don’t know what blue deck prob merfolk if any wants to buy a turn from supreme verdict or abrupt decay

  • Benjamin Simonds

    I smell a classic $50 foil. Oh blue, when will it end?

  • silumgar

    if jace were real i would hug him