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Like abacus said, there aren't many black cards that can fetch non-creature cards from your graveyard; usually it's green that gets cards like that. (Recollect, Eternal Witness, etc.)

It seems like it could be effective, especially in the early game. Playing Vampiric Tutor or Thoughtseize on your first turn, then on your second turn fetching it with shrouded lore and playing it again - that's nothing to scoff at. It's not Yawgmoth's Will, but then what is?
Posted By: Wanderer25 (2/11/2011 12:12:52 PM)


Hell's Caretaker in the art
Posted By: Kryptnyt (7/20/2011 11:41:51 PM)


Surprised noone has mentioned yet in the comments that this is the planeshift version of Forgotten Lore. Comments are good in most other cases at pointing out what the card was originally.
Posted By: OmnicromXR (9/13/2012 10:37:10 PM)


I think all of you are forgetting a format that would absolutely love this card:

In EDH (or any Highlander variant for that matter), this card can be a beast.
Posted By: Horos_god_of_magic (11/2/2010 12:01:38 PM)


An interesting card, but unless you find some way to remove every other card from your graveyard (Death Rattle or something), I don't think it's all that powerful. Depends on the deck, I guess.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (11/29/2009 10:14:50 PM)


This card is most useful in an mono-black deck. If you combine it with Cabal Coffers, you'll have enough mana to get the card you want back from the graveyard.
Posted By: ClowWizardEriol (12/4/2009 4:27:36 PM)


I guess it's good because you can choose non-creature cards in your graveyard, which black doesn't do otherwise. But still, most of the time I would rather just run zombify or dread return or whatever and not beat around the bush.

Posted By: allmighty_abacus (9/13/2010 1:16:34 PM)


can you target this with counterspell?
Posted By: Hydrogoose (3/15/2009 6:28:53 AM)


wow im i the only one that knows the true potential of this card with my combo instant game win every time mono black is best tho
Posted By: nersan (3/25/2011 4:12:46 AM)


Why couldn't you ?
Posted By: Belz_ (10/4/2009 7:03:07 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!