Spell Blast {X}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell with mana value X. (For example, if that spell’s mana cost is {3}{U}{U}, X is 5.)

Call it the thinking mage’s version of brute force.

Illustrated by Greg Simanson

Standard
Alchemy
Pioneer
Explorer
Modern
Brawl
Legacy
Historic
Vintage
Pauper
Commander
Penny
Notes and Rules Information for Spell Blast:
  • Alternative costs, additional costs, cost increases, and cost reductions don’t affect a spell’s converted mana cost. (2013-07-01)
  • If the target spell has {X} in its mana cost, include the value chosen for that X when determining the value of the {X} in Spell Blast’s mana cost. For example, if you wish to counter Volcanic Geyser (a spell with mana cost {X}{R}{R}) whose X is 7, you’ll need to choose 9 for Spell Blast’s X and pay {9}{U}. (2013-07-01)