Desertion | Magic: The Gathering
Formats Desertion is Legal in
Official Oracle Text for Desertion
Official Rulings for Desertion
10/4/2004 : This spell includes a replacement effect. If the target is an artifact or creature, it never goes to the graveyard.
10/4/2004 : If the spell is not countered (because the spell it targets can't be countered), then this card's ability does not put the card onto the battlefield. The spell continues to resolve as normal.