Countervailing Winds

Oracle Text

Counter target spell unless its controller pays 1 for each card in your graveyard.

Cycling 2 (2, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

Card Rulings

7/14/2017 Count the number of cards in your graveyard as Countervailing Winds resolves to determine how much mana the controller of the target spell must pay to avoid the spell being countered. Countervailing Winds is still on the stack at this time and won’t count toward this number.