i hate when threads get that long...
anyway, here's the bottom line
It's a 5cc artifact with a 3cc fork ability.
So it's colorless unlike Fork, but costs one more to play. It can be countered just like Fork and it's source can be dealt with in any number of ways. The source itself can be countered before it's even useable. You can only use it on yer own spells.
I see it as a cool card for a fun deck, but not really tourney worthy.
I'd agree with that assessment. I've never even seen one of these . . . meaning I was aware they exist, I've just never laid eyes on one. Personally, I would consider playing it in my Gauntlet of Might deck. If it's not too valuable, maybe I'll try to pick one up and check it out. There might be too many creatures in my gauntlet though . . . It's an interesting card, but I have no idea if it'd even be worth it.
"The source itself can be countered before it's even useable."
While not incorrect, this statement is misleading. Mirari triggers when you cast an instant or sorcery. The trigger will remember the state of that spell whether or not it is still on the stack when the trigger resolves. So you can pay for and create the copy even if the original is no longer there.
umm, that's not what i meant...im saying Mirari can be countered before it even hits the table to use. i.e. a waste of 5 colorless mana.
i see the confusion rereading my original post.
i don't know if this question was already answered. but, say you play a ghitu fire with the x cost for 5. you use mirari ability to copy the ghitu fire. now the problem. does the copy of the ghitu fire do 5 damage or 0 damage? this might sound like a weird question, but while playing the old version of magic on the computer i ran into that situation with fork. i tried forking a 5 point fireball, and the forked copy did no damage.
thanks for the help.
sorry posted it in the wrong mill eee...