Fall of the Gavel

Oracle Text

Counter target spell. You gain 5 life.

Card Rulings

10/1/2012 You must be able to target a spell to cast Fall of the Gavel.
10/1/2012 If the target spell is an illegal target when Fall of the Gavel tries to resolve (perhaps because it’s been countered by another spell), Fall of the Gavel won’t resolve and none of its effects will happen. You won’t gain 5 life.