The Fork MTG card lets you copy any Sorcery or Instant spell for just 2 Red mana. (Note that it’s classified as an Interrupt which is an obsolete card type and all Interrupts have been reclassified as Instants as of the 6th Edition.) Since Interrupts and Instants can be cast during your opponent’s turn, you can use Fork to also copy any powerful or nasty spell your opponent tries to use on you. Some situations where Fork would shine:
- Your opponent plays Beacon of Tomorrows: If your opponent tries to use this to take an extra turn, copy it and use it to take an extra turn yourself. Even better, your copy of the spell will resolve FIRST allowing you to take your extra turn before your opponent does. (You might be asking why not copy your opponent’s Time Walk instead? Well, frankly, I’m not sure how the spells will resolve after you cast Fork on your opponent’s Time Walk. Some might say he’ll end up getting TWO extra turns since Time Walk only targets the original caster, but if you have an answer, feel free to leave it in the comments below.)
- You play Disintegrate: If you have a Fork and a Disintegrate in hand plus a ton of untapped mana including at least 3 red manas, then leave 2 Reds untapped. Cast your first Disintegrate then use Fork to copy it. Go for the instant kill and choose your opponent as the target for both if you can bring his/her life down to 0 with both spells.
- Your opponent plays Counterspell: If a very important spell you’re playing gets countered with a Counterspell, then you can simply copy it using Fork and counter that Counterspell, leaving your original spell free to be cast. I guess you can counter a Counterspell using a Red Elemental Blast but the Fork is just plain more versatile!
Got a favorite card combo involving Fork? Please share it in the comments below! I’m especially interested in hearing about unique ways you’ve used Fork to copy your opponent’s spells!
Watch the Fork MTG Card in Action
This card is pure fun to play with and I probably plan to make more videos of how you can use it. So please bookmark this page and check back periodically! But for now, take a look at the Candelabra of Tawnos + Mana Flare + Disintegrate + Fork combo I used to deal 18 damage to my opponent relatively early in the game!
It’s a shame this card isn’t legal in many MTG formats and hasn’t been reprinted since the Revised edition back in the mid 90s. Unlike some of the other overpowered and out of print vintage MTG cards like Black Lotus, this one is a load of fun to play with especially just to see the look on your opponent’s face when he/she casts a very powerful spell and you copy it with Fork. Oh, and if you play Blue instead of Red, look into Twincast which is the Blue version of Fork.
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