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1 – 20 of 22 cards where the text includes “counter target” and the mana cost is equal to {U} and the card types include “instant” and it’s legal in Legacy

Abjure {U}

Instant

As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice a blue permanent.

Counter target spell.

Mirri’s hackles rose as Ertai continued expounding his virtues. “If that arrogant brat doesn’t shut up soon,” she growled to herself, “I’m going to have to kill him.”

Illustrated by Ted Naifeh

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Annul {U}

Instant

Counter target artifact or enchantment spell.

“Why pray to the gods, who feed on your worship? Dissolve your illusions and see the true nature of things.” —Xenagos, the Reveler

Illustrated by Christine Choi

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Blue Elemental Blast {U}

Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target red spell.

• Destroy target red permanent.

Nothing escapes a sharp mind.

Watermark: Set Symbol

Illustrated by Izzy

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Ceremonious Rejection {U}

Instant

Counter target colorless spell.

The judges at the Fair are held in such high esteem that a nod of recognition can inspire an inventor for a lifetime—and a wave of dismissal can end a career.

Illustrated by Chris Rahn

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Dispel {U}

Instant

Counter target instant spell.

“I said we should destroy the Eldrazi. Ugin wanted to return them to stasis. Ugin’s arguments were … unconvincing."—Jace Beleren

Illustrated by Chase Stone

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Disrupt {U}

Instant

Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {1}.

Draw a card.

Teferi wanted no part of Urza’s battle plans, but both agreed the Phyrexian portal must be closed.

Illustrated by Paolo Parente

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Envelop {U}

Instant

Counter target sorcery spell.

“What you made will be unmade. What you learned will be unlearned. And when you’re done, you will be undone.” —Ambassador Laquatus

Illustrated by Don Hazeltine

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Ertai's Trickery {U}

Instant

Counter target spell if it was kicked.

“Don’t worry, Gerrard,” said Ertai. “I’m sure the crew will come to your rescue as quickly as they came to mine.”

Illustrated by Kev Walker

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Flusterstorm {U}

Instant

Counter target instant or sorcery spell unless its controller pays {1}.

Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)

Illustrated by Chris Rallis

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Force Spike {U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

“I don’t think so.”

Illustrated by Nelson DeCastro

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Hydroblast {U}

Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target spell if it’s red.

• Destroy target permanent if it’s red.

Fire can be savage, but it is fickle. Water is always true, its flow steady and world-shaping.

Illustrated by Lake Hurwitz

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Intervene {U}

Instant

Counter target spell that targets a creature.

“At first I simply observed. But I found that without investment in others, life serves no purpose.” —Karn, silver golem

Illustrated by Heather Hudson

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Invasive Surgery {U}

Instant

Counter target sorcery spell.

Delirium — If there are four or more card types among cards in your graveyard, search the graveyard, hand, and library of that spell’s controller for any number of cards with the same name as that spell, exile those cards, then that player shuffles their library.

Illustrated by Steven Belledin

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Nix {U}

Instant

Counter target spell if no mana was spent to cast it.

“There is no shortcut to work done true and well. The Creators learned this to their sorrow, the first time they made the world.” —Githri the Prisoner

Illustrated by Brian Despain

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Outwit {U}

Instant

Counter target spell that targets a player.

The student asks how a spell is begun. The master ponders what ends it.

Illustrated by Erica Yang

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Spell Pierce {U}

Instant

Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {2}.

“A fool’s fire is quickly quenched.” —Shaper Kumena

Illustrated by Deruchenko Alexander

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Spell Snare {U}

Instant

Counter target spell with converted mana cost 2.

With practice, the measurement of magic can lead to its mastery.

Illustrated by Hideaki Takamura

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Steel Sabotage {U}

Instant

Choose one —

• Counter target artifact spell.

• Return target artifact to its owner’s hand.

“You are hopelessly obsolete, my brothers. Come and join the Great Work.” —Rhmir, Hand of the Augur

Watermark: Phyrexian

Illustrated by Daarken

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Stifle {U}

Instant

Counter target activated or triggered ability. (Mana abilities can’t be targeted.)

“Superior force meets woefully inadequate object. What paradox were you expecting?” —Azguri, archmage of Evos Isle

Illustrated by Eric Fortune

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Stubborn Denial {U}

Instant

Counter target noncreature spell unless its controller pays {1}.

Ferocious — If you control a creature with power 4 or greater, counter that spell instead.

The Temur have no patience for subtlety.

Watermark: Temur

Illustrated by James Ryman

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