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Counterspell(531) Gold.png
Set: Classic
Type: Spell
Class: Mage
Rarity: Rare
Cost: 3
Abilities: Counter, Secret
Tags: Spell-related

Secret: When your opponent casts a spell, Counter it.

What's the difference between a mage playing with Counterspell and a mage who isn't? The mage who isn't is getting Pyroblasted in the face.

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"No voodoo for you, mon." —Ta'zo

Counterspell is a rare mage secret card, from the Classic set.

How to get[edit | edit source]

Counterspell can be obtained through Classic card packs, through crafting, or as an Arena reward.

Card Crafting cost Disenchanting
Counterspell 100 20
Golden Counterspell 800 100

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Counterspell may be used preemptively to prevent the next spell cast by an opponent. When the opponent plays a spell card, Counterspell will activate; the spell will then fail to take effect. Counterspell also prevents the spell from completing its 'casting' phase, preventing post-spell casting triggers from activating. The results of this are:
  • Counterspell will not trigger from activation of secrets. However, Counterspell can prevent secrets from being cast, since they are spell cards.
  • When Counterspell counters Fist of Jaraxxus, its discard-related effect is not triggered. However, when Counterspell counters any spell, Tiny Knight of Evil does gain +1/+1 from its discard-related trigger.[5] It is unknown which of these behaviors is intended, or if both are.

Known bugs[edit | edit source]

  • As of Patch (LoE patch), you gain the Overload when you play the spell, even if the spell is later stopped by Counterspell.[6] This is a bug.[7]

Strategy[edit | edit source]

  • When attempting to counter Counterspell, try casting a weak or unimportant spell first.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Counterspell is a mage spell from World of Warcraft which interrupts a target's spellcasting, locking them out of that school of magic for several seconds. Higher levels of the ability also silence the target for a few seconds. The spell also features in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game.

Artist[edit | edit source]

Jason Chan

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Counterspell, full art

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tested by User:Taohinton, 2015-02-03. Played Stonesplinter Trogg, then Counterspell, then Burly Rockjaw Trogg. Opponent played Polymorph; all 3 cards activated in order of play.
  2. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-01-17). 
  3. Bug on secrets priority (forums). (2014-09-04). 
  4. Tested by User:Taohinton 2015-02-03. Played Spellbender, Counterspell and Burly Rockjaw Trogg. Opponent played Arcane Missiles, Counterspell activated, then Trogg activated; Spellbender did not activate.
  5. Tested in Patch (TGT patch)
  7. Ben Brode on Twitter. (2015-11-16).