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@Majinara; yeah, he's awful! I mean, I can wait three turns to play a Jitte and turn this guy into a moderate threat, can't I? :/
The point is that with Ponder and Brainstorm you replace your draw manipulation with a creature when you play this guy. A turn one creature in blue is pretty epic, I've seen Cursecatcher do some horrible things, and this guy is no different.
Also, Mask of the mimic.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (12/11/2010 8:00:38 PM)


@Fictionarious: Insectile Aberration. That's why they don't print good one-drops in blue. When they do, it tears Legacy to pieces, which is what Insectile Aberration did.

Blue is supposed to have weak creatures. Each cycle, blue gets the fewest creatures (white, red, and especially green get the most.) Blue is supposed to rely on instants and sorceries a bit more.

You've put together some really interesting cards, though. I think most of them would be far too powerful as a 1 drop. If you compare some of them to other blue cards, you'll probably see what I mean.

Curious Mage is undoubtedly broken. They intentionally shy away from making easily repeatable scrying, because it's such a powerful ability. Compare your creature to Preordain, which is banned in some formats. For the same cost, this creature lets you do that scry every turn.

I like the design behind Unruly Prodigy a lot; he's very interesting. But again, at 1 mana I think he's j... (see all)
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (11/29/2012 7:00:52 PM)


Nearly every card in Time Spiral was a throwback to at least one previously printed card.

This card references Sage Owl. Epityr was an settlement dedicated to learning and the study of artifacts during the events of Antiquities.
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (7/10/2013 12:58:30 PM)


LOLZ. Better than Fugitive Wizard.
Posted By: Duskdale_Wurm (6/29/2010 1:44:18 AM)


one of my favorite one drops
Posted By: tantallum99 (3/11/2010 4:42:02 PM)


Epi is 1 cheeper than Sage Owl, and thus easier to fit in with your other plays for that turn and the mana you want to keep open for counterspells.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/27/2010 7:39:28 AM)


Great card, that topdecking control cip/etb effect on him works wonders.

At first i just loved it as a decent one-drop for Wizard decks.
Even when you draw him later in the game he can still be decent, especially if you have fetchlands in your deck, this allows you to shuffle your library if you notice there's nothing on top you could need right now.

Also goes great with Coiling Oracle, as this usually ensures you can put a land into play (even a Misty Rainforest, in case you don't want the top cards.)
They also team up nicely with flicker and bounce effects. Try Trusted Advisor, or Otherworldly Journee (which is also useful against aggro).
Posted By: Mode (8/7/2011 7:18:16 AM)


When this guy came out I think I threw him into every blue deck I owned I was so excited.

It was soon after I started getting a little frustrated, as cool as his draw fix ability is he was taking up slots, as without a bounce/blink effect he is just a little chump blocker.

I still use him sparingly, though Halimar Depths has largely replaced him.

Everyone likes a good one drop though.

Posted By: TheAlucinaut (5/3/2010 11:47:29 AM)


An expendable unit that lets you peek-a-boo at your library for only {U}? Cool!
Posted By: AXER (9/4/2010 1:13:08 PM)


A draw-fixing blocker that also happens to kick ass in Wizard tribal? Sign me up.
Posted By: chinkeeyong (1/24/2011 5:43:21 AM)