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I guess it's a usable follow-up to hunted phantasm?
Posted By: NARFNra (12/12/2010 12:48:51 PM)


I once drew thirteen cards with this.

Then I had to discard half of them.
Posted By: count_dorku (7/15/2011 4:50:14 PM)


Rofl...made my opponent deck himself once with this.

I was playing a saproling deck, and had about 10 saps on the board. I had, sheesh, something like 30 mana available. My opponent dropped this. I had two doubling seasons in play. I cast Saproling Symbiosis as an instant. He 'drew' 56 cards from me, plus 7 from himself lol. Game over.

I've used this effectively in EDH. You have a much larger pool to dig from, without worry of decking yourself. I've seen many people put it to good use, I was actually surprised how many people used it. I'd give it a 4/5 purely for the fact it helped ME win when someone else cast it lol.
Posted By: endersblade (3/16/2012 11:24:46 PM)


Be sure to never target an opponent that can respond by creating over 50 tokens!
Posted By: Daikoru (8/20/2010 9:51:48 AM)


The card is very good, especially due to the fact that its hybrid. However, the cost is high and its possible that you will have to discard a large number of cards at end of turn. I know that the simic often have mana issues due to the abilities on graft creatures, but it can turn the tide of a game if used at the right time.
Posted By: Nantuko_Primus (6/8/2009 11:35:59 AM)


In a regular game this is too unreliable for its cost. Sorcery speed means you leave yourself wide open as well.

In multiplayer you're almost guaranteed to have at least one player with lots of creatures out (4+ or something) so you can get 6+ cards, which isn't too bad. The huge mana cost makes it hard to play though.
Posted By: mdakw576 (7/29/2010 3:40:15 PM)


pair this with hypergenesis. you get to drop every card you pick up onto the battlefield!
Posted By: kade007 (9/4/2010 8:31:58 PM)


Although that card has no hybrid costs and does not provide any cards for another player's creatures, in a mono-green deck Collective Unconscious might just do fine as well instead and is slightly cheaper.
Posted By: Mode (8/7/2009 7:30:51 AM)


A decent card, but the high mana cost kills it for me. 3/5.
Posted By: Owls_and_More_Owls (8/18/2009 12:52:45 PM)


It would be a good idea to have Spellbook out when you play this, so that you can write the vast amounts of information somewhere before they are forgotten.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (5/30/2009 3:50:50 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!