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Essence Backlash | Magic: The Gathering

 

Formats Essence Backlash is Legal in

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Standard
Modern
Legacy
Vintage
Commander
 
 

Sets Essence Backlash is in

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0.25
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Foil Essence Backlash

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Official Oracle Text for Essence Backlash

Card Name:
Essence Backlash
Casting Cost:
Type:
Instant

Card Text:
Counter target creature spell. Essence Backlash deals damage equal to that spell's power to its controller.

Flavor Text:
"The other guilds will learn the hard way not to interfere with our investigations."
—Bori Andon, Izzet blastseeker

Official Rulings for Essence Backlash

10/1/2012 : Essence Backlash can target a creature spell that can't be countered. If Essence Backlash resolves, it won't counter the spell but it will still deal damage.

10/1/2012 : If the creature's power is * and it has an ability defining its power, use that ability to determine its power.

10/1/2012 : Abilities that change the power of a creature (such as the one of Collective Blessing) affect only creatures on the battlefield. They won't change a creature spell's power on the stack.

 
 

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