Are there any magic cards that allow for direct manipulation of arbitrary counter types? Eg, "Add a counter of any kind to target permanent"?

At this point (2014) I would be surprised if something along these lines didn't exist in some form or another, its ridiculously powerful abuse potential notwithstanding.

Edit: My apologies for such an easily query-able answer. I was not aware of the existence o such comprehensive databases and easily-searchable databases like magiccards.info before posting these questions. I will surely do more research from now on. Thank you!


Clockspinning, Gilder Bairn and Vorel of the Hull Clade allow you to add another counter of a kind that already exists on a permanent, and so does the Proliferate keyword.

And then there's Doubling Season which doubles the number of counters placed on permanents.

  • If you're mentioning proliferate, you should probably also mention Gilder Bairn and Vorel of the Hull Clade.
    – jwodder
    Oct 26 '14 at 21:18
  • @jwodder, Added to the list.
    – ikegami
    Oct 26 '14 at 21:53
  • Since you mentioned Doubling Season, it's fun to note that when a planeswalker comes into play Doubling Season doubles the number of loyalty counters initially placed on it. Ex: Play Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, he normally comes in with 5 counters, Doubling Season makes him come in with 10, boom ult him, the first turn hes out.
    – spocot
    Oct 27 '14 at 13:00
  • It is only +1/+1 but Hardened Scales feels like it belongs since it effects all creatures you control.
    – Hogan
    Oct 27 '14 at 18:46

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