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- Eldritch Moon

Reviewed Sept. 7, 2016

Constructed: 3.38
Casual: 3.50
Limited: 3.00
Multiplayer: 3.50
Commander [EDH: 3.50

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Summary Dismissal
This is the second Last Word variant we've had in the past year, and I quite like it. It's not flashy, and not particularly groundbreaking design, but it is good at what it does, and is arguably one of the most efficient counterspells ever - in theory, you could counter ten spells with it for four mana. I like that it can be used against activated and triggered abilities, although if your opponent suspects you have it, they'll simply avoid triggering more than one at a time. It's also pretty good against cards with the storm keyword, which is not something you can say about most counterspells. 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5
James H.

Summary Dismissal (9/6)
The newest way to say “no”, and the most complete way, to boot. It has text that we’ve seen explicitly on only one other spell, Mindbreak Trap from Zendikar, and this has the added ability of stopping Eldrazi cast triggers (and other cast triggers, too!). This ducks around uncounterable spells by simply removing them from the game entirely, and you can use it in a pinch to stop a dangerous ability from resolving.
Four mana is expensive for a countermeasure (ideally, 3 or 2 is better), but the completeness of this effect makes it even more impressive. It’s not as easy to make use of as Mindbreak Trap, since its predecessor had the alternate casting cost attached to all Zendikar traps. And it also feels bad if you're using this as a four mana Stife. But the sheer versatility of this spell makes it potentially very powerful.
Constructed: 3.75
Casual: 4
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 4
Commander: 4

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