Blue Elemental Blast

Blue Elemental Blast

Instant

Choose one —

  • Counter target red spell.
  • Destroy target red permanent.

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Blue Elemental Blast Discussion

Named_Tawyny on Douse & Color Word Changers; …

2 months ago

Gidgetimer nails it. Because Glamerdye alters spells and permanents, and NOT abilities on the stack, the ability itself which had already been activated would be unaffected.

NB: If Player 2 had cast and resolved Glamerdye BEFORE casting their red spell (and thus before Douse 's ability had been activated, it would prevent Douse from targeting their red spell.

NB2: If instead of Douse Player 1 had used a Blue Elemental Blast and Player 2 had altered the text on that, it would work as Player 2 was hoping.

DemonDragonJ on How is Red Elemental Blast …

1 year ago

What about Blue Elemental Blast? Is that card also a color pie break by today's standards?

Daveslab2022 on How is Red Elemental Blast …

1 year ago

Like others have said- it’s a literal counter spell in red, without any flavor or lore reasoning other than “red hates blue” and “blue hates red” for Blue Elemental Blast - which isn’t even true.

To say that Veil of Summer is technically a counter spell is absolutely wrong. There are a million cards in green that give hexproof- which is what this does but only against specific colors.

The drawing a card for no discernible “green” reason may be considered a bend, but certainly not a break.

Hope I contributed to the discussion- I really only read the first few responses lol.

DeinoStinkus

Gitaxian Probe in a golgari deck does not make it a golgari spell- that’s an absurd notion. It’s a spell that costs 2 life and is still blue.
Putting Git Probe in a golgari deck does NOT change the color identity of the Probe.

DuTogira on Richard Garfield Ph.D

1 year ago

Don't be afraid to go a bit heavy on 1 mana cards in a garfield deck btw. There's a metric ton of conditionally insane blue counterspells that cost a single blue to cast.
Dispell, Swan Song, Flusterstorm, Annul, Ceremonious Rejection, Blue Elemental Blast, Hydroblast, Nix, Spell Snare, Stifle, and Spell Pierce, just to name the "best of the bunch"

DemonDragonJ on Signature Spellbook: Chandra

1 year ago

The complete card list for this set has been revealed!

Apart from the cards that were previously revealed, the remaining six cards are:

Cathartic Reunion

Fiery Confluence

Pyroblast

Pyromancer Ascension

Rite of Flame

Young Pyromancer

Most of the cards in this set are nice, with only one or two feeling like filler, to me (which was the purpose of the Signature Spellbook series, since too many From the Vault sets had cards that were clearly less valuable or powerful than the other cards). Fiery Confluence is the best card in this set, since it was the most expensive, and, thus, in most need of a reprint, but none of the others were very rare or valuable, although that does not mean that they are filler.

Cathartic Reunion was an excellent choice, and the new artwork on Pyromancer Ascension is very nice, but why did WotC choose Pyroblast instead of Red Elemental Blast, when Signature Spellbook: Jace contained Blue Elemental Blast. Also, how could they not have chosen Chandra's Ignition for this set? The artwork that was used on Rite of Flame would have been perfect for that card, especially since RoF has no real connection to Chandra, because the flavor text relates to the ignition of her planewalker spark, and because the artwork clearly shows her planeswalker spark igniting.

The lack of Chandra's Regulator is very disappointing, since I think that that card would have looked great with the frame style that this set has, and I cannot understand why Young Pyromancer was not given new artwork, because, while the card is clearly meant to depict Chandra as a child or adolescent, the character looks nothing like Chandra.

What does everyone else say about this? What do you think of the card list for this set?

elsupermanny14 on Talrand & Thassa's Oracle Sitting in a Tree...

1 year ago

Grind Thanks for the input. I've thought about hight tide I'm just trying to figure out what I would cut. I would also like to add a bit more removal like Blue Elemental Blast, Hydroblast and Scour from Existence.

DemonDragonJ on Signature Spellbook: Chandra

1 year ago

Because Signature Spellbook: Jace included Blue Elemental Blast, I believe that it is safe to presume that this set shall contain Red Elemental Blast, and I forgot to mention that the artifact in this set could potentially be Pyromancer's Gauntlet, as well.

StopShot on How Does Harmless Offering Not …

1 year ago

Harmless Offering could have been in blue though. The difference is Donate allows you to give the targeted permanent to yourself if you choose to. Harmless Offering forces you to give to an opponent, so you can't use it on a creature you stole with Act of Treason or Claim the Firstborn to permanently give that stolen creature to yourself.

Even Reverberate is strictly worse from Fork. Let's say you play an important spell and your opponent tries to counter it with a blue counter spell. In return you could Reverberate the counter spell effectively countering it with the copy, but if your opponent(s) has a second counter spell in the form of Red Elemental Blast or Guttural Response they can effectively win the counter war. If you had used Fork and their were no other counter spells available you would have won the counter war.

Also Fork is better even if you account for spells like Blue Elemental Blast/Flashfreeze because that spell can counter the initial Fork/Reverberate anyway. Fork only fails if the spell you want to copy isn't red and you need it to target a creature with protection from red which is more niche than the example I gave above.

Effectively you can make a practical reprint so long as it has some aspect it falls short in, even if that downside is really negligible.

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