Description[edit | edit source]
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.
This ability is primary in red and green, and secondary in blue. 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]
Creature — Beast
Scragnoth can't be countered.
Protection from blue.
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]
- Akroma, Angel of Fury
- Blurred Mongoose
- Carnage Tyrant
- Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
- Gaea's Revenge
- Great Sable Stag
- Isao, Enlightened Bushi
- Kavu Chameleon
- Loxodon Smiter
- Petrified Wood-Kin
- Prowling Serpopard
- Root Sliver
- Spellbreaker Behemoth
- Surrak Dragonclaw
- Terra Stomper
- Thrun, the Last Troll
- Vexing Beetle
- Vexing Shusher
- Banefire (If X is 5 or more)
- Demonfire (Hellbent)
- Exquisite Firecraft (Spell Mastery)
- Slaughter Games
- Supreme Verdict
- Wreak Havoc
Spells that grant Uncounterable[edit | edit source]
- Gaea's Herald (to creatures)
- Prowling Serpopard (to creatures)
- Root Sliver (to Slivers)
- Spellbreaker Behemoth (to creatures you control with power 5 or greater)
- Surrak Dragonclaw (to creatures you control)
- Vexing Shusher (pay to make any target spell uncounterable)
- Leyline of Lifeforce (to creatures)
- Autumn's Veil (for blue or black spells)
- Determined (Bound/Determined)
- Savage Summoning (itself and next creature)
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Magic Arcana (February 24, 2004). "Green's uncounterable creatures". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (September 24, 2012). "Card Day's Night". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (June 5, 2017). "Mechanical Color Pie 2017". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.