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1 – 20 of 209 cards where the text includes “counter target” and the mana cost includes “{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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Absorb {W}{U}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell. You gain 3 life.

“Your presumption is your downfall.”

Illustrated by Andrew Goldhawk

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Abstruse Interference {2}{U}

Instant

Devoid (This card has no color.)

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}. You create a 1/1 colorless Eldrazi Scion creature token. It has “Sacrifice this creature: Add {C}.” ({C} represents colorless mana.)

Illustrated by Igor Kieryluk

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Admiral's Order {1}{U}{U}

Instant

Raid — If you attacked with a creature this turn, you may pay {U} rather than pay this spell’s mana cost.

Counter target spell.

“Damn the cannons, mates. Charge!”

Illustrated by Slawomir Maniak

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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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Arcane Denial {1}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell. Its controller may draw up to two cards at the beginning of the next turn’s upkeep.

You draw a card at the beginning of the next turn’s upkeep.

Watermark: Set Symbol

Illustrated by Xi Zhang

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Assert Authority {5}{U}{U}

Instant

Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs {1} less to cast for each artifact you control.)

Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, exile it instead of putting it into its owner’s graveyard.

Illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt

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Bant Charm {G}{W}{U}

Instant

Choose one —

• Destroy target artifact.

• Put target creature on the bottom of its owner’s library.

• Counter target instant spell.

Bant is a world where death and chaos hold no sway.

Illustrated by Randy Gallegos

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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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Bone to Ash {2}{U}{U}

Instant

Counter target creature spell.

Draw a card.

“I can think of worse ways to go. On second thought, maybe not.”
—Ludevic, necro-alchemist

Illustrated by Clint Cearley

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Broken Ambitions {X}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {X}. Clash with an opponent. If you win, that spell’s controller puts the top four cards of their library into their graveyard. (Each clashing player reveals the top card of their library, then puts that card on the top or bottom. A player wins if their card had a higher converted mana cost.)

Illustrated by Franz Vohwinkel

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Broken Concentration {1}{U}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell.

Madness {3}{U} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

Some minds bend under pressure. Others break.

Illustrated by Clint Cearley

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Calculated Dismissal {2}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

Spell mastery — If there are two or more instant and/or sorcery cards in your graveyard, scry 2. (To scry 2, look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

Illustrated by Karl Kopinski

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Censor {1}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

Cycling {U} ({U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

“Why so many questions?” —Temmet, vizier of Naktamun

Illustrated by John Stanko

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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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Circular Logic {2}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {1} for each card in your graveyard.

Madness {U} (If you discard this card, discard it into exile. When you do, cast it for its madness cost or put it into your graveyard.)

Illustrated by Anthony S. Waters

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Clash of Wills {X}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {X}.

Alhammarret rose to his feet, and the full force of his mind hit Jace like a storm front.

Illustrated by Yan Li

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Complicate {2}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {3}.

Cycling {2}{U} ({2}{U}, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

When you cycle Complicate, you may counter target spell unless its controller pays {1}.

Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer

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Condescend {X}{U}

Instant

Counter target spell unless its controller pays {X}. Scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

“Shame we’ll never see what all the fuss was about.”

Illustrated by Kieran Yanner

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