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Underworld Dreams or half a Psychic Possession. Seems reasonable.
Hm. So it's like Concentrate costing and 6 life... kinda like Jace's Ingenuity with phyrexian mana. Or if you want library manipulation, it's a 2-mana sorcery Brainstorm.
Doesn't seem broken to me.
The whole block has been posted up, now I just need to go back through it and make a second sweep for changes/replacements. (But not until I finish another set - most likely Storm)
Not sure how broken this is yet but it is broken in some way.
Counterspell + Shock + single-card-premium. Seems simpler and right now. Plus it's a counterspell that shoots your opponent in the creature; what's not to love? (Well, that it cosst 4 of course, but still.)
Made multiplayer friendly
I.. guess there MIGHT be a situation where you're on 2 life and can see that your opponent has a reflect shield available?
But yeah, just have it let you choose a target. "Hah! Piddly opponent one's spell is not only countered, but actually shoots piddly opponent two in the face! Bask in my awe!" isn't a downside :)
Why not just say "deals 2 damage to target creature or player"? More multiplayer-friendly, simpler template, simpler rules.
Changed it to up to one so you can choose 0 and just blast to the face.And yes, it IS similar to Suffocating Blast just a bit less powerful but more versatile.
I don't think this actually gets rid of the Blast's problem of not being able to play it at all against a creatureless opponent. You would have to choose a target creature, then on resolution-time choose whether to shock it or to completely ignore the target and just burn to the face. That's awkward.
Very similar to Suffocating Blast.
I don't think you need "Activate this ability only if...". Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord doesn't.