Return the Past
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Return the Past
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As long as it's your turn, each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard has flashback. Its flashback cost is equal to its mana cost.
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"You're back! You're in my head. All my memories . . . are back."
—The Twelfth Doctor
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10/13/2023 "Flashback [cost]" means "You may cast this card from your graveyard by paying [cost] rather than paying its mana cost" and "If the flashback cost was paid, exile this card instead of putting it anywhere else any time it would leave the stack."
10/13/2023 You must still follow any timing restrictions and permissions, including those based on the card's type. For instance, you can cast a sorcery using flashback only when you could normally cast a sorcery.
10/13/2023 To determine the total cost of a spell, start with the mana cost or alternative cost (such as a flashback cost) you're paying, add any cost increases, then apply any cost reductions. The mana value of the spell is determined only by its mana cost, no matter what the total cost to cast the spell was.
10/13/2023 A spell cast using flashback will always be exiled afterward, whether it resolves, is countered, or leaves the stack in some other way.
10/13/2023 You can cast a spell using flashback even if it was somehow put into your graveyard without having been cast.
10/13/2023 If a card is put into your graveyard during your turn, you can cast it with flashback if it's legal to do so before any other player can take any actions.
10/13/2023 If you cast an instant or sorcery with Variable Colorless in its mana cost this way, you still choose the value of X as part of casting the spell and pay that cost.
10/13/2023 If you cast a spell with flashback, you can't pay any alternative costs such as overload costs. You can pay additional costs such as kicker costs. If the spell has any mandatory additional costs, you must pay those to cast the spell with flashback.
10/13/2023 If a card has multiple instances of flashback, you may choose any of its flashback costs to pay.
10/13/2023 If a split card gains flashback, you pay only the cost of the half you're casting.
10/13/2023 If a card with no mana cost gains flashback, it has no flashback cost. It can't be cast this way.
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