Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Counter target spell. You gain 3 life.

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Absorb Discussion

Pieguy396 on Counter Spell?

1 week ago

Mana Leak is probably the best 2-mana option (unless you can abuse Familiar's Ruse ), and Disallow and Absorb are the best 3-mana options.

tpmains on Counter Spell?

1 week ago

Simizzet916 Absorb was just reprinted in GRN, so it's Standard and Modern Legal now.

Simizzet916 on Counter Spell?

1 week ago

I'm in favor of Rune Snag and Spell Pierce . But that's just if you're playing mono blue. In Modern, there are some decent options in multicolored, like Mystic Snake , which is probably my favorite card, for flavor. And if you're open to more casual (not Modern legal) options, there's Absorb and Arcane Denial

DemonDragonJ on Modern Horizons Announced

2 weeks ago

I definitely hope that Undermine and Recoil are reprinted in this set, since, now that Absorb has been reprinted in modern, there is no reason to not introduce those cards to modern, as well (preferably demoted to uncommons, since none of those cards are sufficiently powerful to be rares).

It also would be nice to have the five primordial dragons from Invasion reprinted (i.e., Crosis, Dromar, and so forth), especially since Dromar is the only one who has not yet been reprinted in the new card frame.

Does anyone here wish to guess what percentage of cards in this set shall be reprints, and which shall be new cards? Unlike the Masters sets, the cards that are reprinted in this set shall become legal in a new format, so I am certain that WotC shall wish to be very careful about what cards they reprint in it, so I imagine that no more than half, or perhaps slightly less than half, shall be reprints, with the remainder being new cards.

musicman3310 on bant tempo hero

2 weeks ago

Oath of Teferi could see some use for 3 planeswalkers, maybe even Teferi, Hero of Dominaria should join them. Also thinking about your Syncopate vs replacing them with Absorb .

zetsu.nitram on Standard jeskai combo

1 month ago

Curiosity is not standard legal. Dive Down is a good substitute in that slot. Would also recommend Absorb and remove Niv Mizzy.

Icbrgr on Esper Control

1 month ago

I dig it. Any thoughts on trading Absorb for hand disruption like Thoughtseize / Inquisition of Kozilek ?... could probably make Esper Charm a two of imo in favor of the early disruption.

ArchonBlue on Ojutai's Ruin

1 month ago

I'd also drop Absorb and a Mana Leak for 2x Search for Azcanta  Flip.

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Absorb occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.31%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%