Uncounterable

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Uncounterable is a slang term for an attribute of a spell that precludes it from being countered.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

A spell's ability that grants uncounterability can be a static - or triggered ability. Uncounterability can also be granted by other spells.

Some cards have the text can't be countered while others say can't be countered by spells or abilities. This has to do with whether or not the spell has a target. If it does, the card needs to make sure that the game itself can counter it if there is no longer a valid target. [2]

This ability is primary in red and green, and secondary in blue.[3] Red tends to have spells that can't be countered while green tends to have creatures that can't be countered. When blue does "can't be countered," which is less often, it's usually a more control-oriented card. There is no artifact that can not be countered.

Examples of Uncounterable[edit | edit source]

  • Scragnoth - {4}{G}
    Creature — Beast
    3/4
    Scragnoth can't be countered.
    Protection from blue.
  • Abrupt Decay - {B}{G}
    Instant
    Abrupt Decay can't be countered by spells or abilities.
    Destroy target nonland permanent with converted mana cost 3 or less.

Uncounterable spells[edit | edit source]

Creatures

Instants

Sorceries

Spells that grant Uncounterable[edit | edit source]

Creatures


Enchantments

Instants

Sorceries

Lands

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana. (February 24, 2004.) “Green's uncounterable creatures”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (September 24, 2012.) “Card Day's Night”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (June 5, 2017.) “Mechanical Color Pie 2017”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.