Keywording 'can't be countered'

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Spellshroud (While this card is a spell, it has shroud.) Not quite identical, since some effects counter without targeting (can't think of any, but i bet they do.)
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Spellshroud (While this card is a spell, it has shroud.) Not quite identical, since some effects counter without targeting (can't think of any, but i bet they do.)



Counterbalance and Decree of Silence are two examples.  There are probably many more.
Spellshroud (While this card is a spell, it has shroud.)

First, that doesn't work. It will grant the spell shroud, but shroud does nothing on the stack. Instead, you'd have to define it as "while this card is a spell, it can't be the target of spells or abilities".
Not quite identical, since some effects counter without targeting (can't think of any, but i bet they do.)

Hesitation, Swift Silence, and Counterbalance come to mind.

On the spirit of "indestructible" and "unblockable", I suggest simply "uncounterable".


... but now someone could think it can't gain counters instead. XD


Not quite identical, since some effects counter without targeting


...and some effects target the spell without countering it - Reverberate and Redirect, for example, would stop working on such spells.



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..and some effects target the spell without countering it - Reverberate and Redirect, for example, would stop working on such spells.


Also, Mindbreak Trap and friends.

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56761258 wrote:
I don't think there are any cards like that. There are things that prevent you from activating activated abilities, things that increase their cost, and things that counter them, but I don't think anything triggers from them specifically. There are things that trigger from targeting, so that might be relevant, but I can't think of anything that triggers from targeting a player. I'm almost positive there's nothing that triggers from damage being prevented.
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Well played.

 

"Uncounterable" may not be a good choice because the spells can still be countered by the rules (assuming they have one or more targets that may become illegal).
"Uncounterable" may not be a good choice because the spells can still be countered by the rules (assuming they have one or more targets that may become illegal).



Right.

You would need a different keyword for each of these cards:
Akroma, Angel of Fury (can't be countered)
Banefire (can't be counted by spells or abilities)
Gilded Drake (can only be countered by spells or abilities)
You would need a different keyword for each of these cards:
Akroma, Angel of Fury (can't be countered)
Banefire (can't be counted by spells or abilities)
Gilded Drake (can only be countered by spells or abilities)


A keyword that means "can't be countered by spells or abilities" would work just fine for cards like Akroma, Angel of Fury, since the rules will never try to counter them.  And Gilded Drake doesn't need a different keyword for the same reason that Troll Ascetic doesn't need a keyword different from shroud.

Maybe something like "impervious" would work as the keyword.  But with the need for reminder text, I'm not sure this would be worthwhile.
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No.

There are only a handful of reasons to keyword something and uncounterability doesn't fall into any of them.

It's not used often enough. (i.e. Vigilance)
It's not long enough where shortening it would allow it to be used on more cards. (i.e. lifelink)
There's no rules push for it. (i.e. Reach)

Reach is a good example. You know why reach was keyworded? So it could be referenced on Flying. If not for that, Reach wouldn't have gotten it's own keyword.

Reach is done every set, how often is uncounterability done?
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