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@ God_of_the_Smurfs : unfortunately, Seat of the Synod and his artifact-land buddies are still not spells, and good ol' Mishra's ability only works when you play an artifact spell. Great username, though.
Posted By: Corey_bayoudragonfly (5/29/2011 4:09:53 AM)


Remember that the three sets in the block were each themed on a different part of the time rifts. Time Spiral was past-themed, thus the timeshifted cards with old card frames, refrences to old cards galore (Ancestrall Vision, Lotus Bloom, Wheel of Fate, and legendary characters from Magic history that never got a card before.

Dralnu, Endrek Sahr, Ib Halfheart, Ith, Jaya Ballard, Kaervek, Lim-Dûl, Mangara, Mishra, Norin, Saffi, Stonebrow, Teferi, Thelon, and Tivadar are all in Time Spiral, yet all (except Teferi) should be long dead, and some are very specifically stated to be dead (Saffi's most famous quote is her last words after all).

The time chicanery has lifted historic figures and deposited them in a jumble, this version of Mishra is from his youth, before the Brother's War, probably before his falling out with Urza.
Posted By: Atali (6/17/2011 10:48:51 PM)


@mana: No, Mishra definitively shouldn't be a Planeswalker? Why? Because he isn't one, never was one, and never will be one, storywise. Unlike Urza, who was.

@Taltor: No, they most likely won't make an Urza, Planeswalker card, since dear Urza died a looong time ago.

@Mudbutt_on: I can see why you think so, but don't forget that all power isn't physical. If we imagine that he has his Weakstone, which he probably has, then that would explain a of why he is a 4/4 rather than a 2/2.
Posted By: Kyuuketsukiou (7/22/2010 3:16:44 AM)


Best artifact creature thats not an artifact.. EVER. He's nuts for affinity decks, nuts for master of etherium.. and he turns simple things like expedition maps, pilgrim's eye, or armillary sphere into multiple land draws. If he has any downside its that his color requirement is pretty heavy, requiring a 3+ color deck to use (usually involving vivid lands and reflecting pools or etc) and doesn't fit in with the newer sets esper shard, since grixis isn't known for its artifacts. Basically if you can afford to run him in your artifact deck you should be.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (3/22/2010 3:33:52 PM)


Useful in a heavy artifact deck that's running Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker; Since the elder dragon has the same colors as Mishra he's not out of your way; and in concert with artifacts which generate land he can help you pool together the 4UBBR you need to summon Nicol Bolas.

Maybe not the most efficient way to do it, but a cool/convient combo considering the share the same colors.
Posted By: PhyrexianLobbiest (10/26/2009 12:23:51 AM)


Like every other time in the mtg card world the Mishra Legendary Creature outperforms the Urza Legendary Creature (Blind Seer).

Think about:

Mishra's Workshop vs Urza Mine/Tower/Powerplant
Mishra's Factory vs Urza's Factory
Mishra's Bauble vs Urza's Bauble
Mishra's War MAchine vs Urza's Engine
Posted By: Ihateworking (3/4/2011 9:35:10 AM)


There is actually a EDH deck, which uses him to suffle your library, pretty boring.
Posted By: Teotanek (2/8/2010 11:20:33 PM)


Run him with Epocrasite, Esperzoa, and both Mistvein Borderpost and Veinfire Borderpost.
Posted By: Maraxas-of-Keld (1/7/2010 9:36:06 PM)


Mishra is actually secret tech in EDH.

Run Blood Funeral to get your stuff out cheaper and Nether Void to prevent your opponents from playing anything reasonably priced.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (7/27/2011 8:29:10 PM)


"That only works if your opponent makes a mistake. The proper way to counter an artifact spell would be to wait until mishra's ability resolves before casting your countermagic. Since Mishra's ability is on top of the casted spell, it would resolve first."

Fact, however there is a way around that, and it is the wackiest solution possible.

Counter your own spells.

If you run an effect that counters your own spell (Chalice of the Void, Nullstone Gargoyle, Blood Funnel, Ice Cave, Nether Void, Planar Chaos and Disruptive Pitmage and the like are all in color) then they can't touch you. You cast, then counter, then the card goes into your graveyard and from there onto the battlefield.

Posted By: UsagiYojimbo (12/2/2011 8:49:49 PM)