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Throw your opponent's spell back at him. Winning!
Throw your opponent's spell back at him, twice. Bi-winning!
Posted By: Mode (8/26/2012 2:02:48 PM)
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Dunno, I think in EDH it would do really well. I mean, 3 mana is kind of a lot, but there are plenty of blue cards you could play in a blue/red EDH that would set this off. As long as you have enough mana, you could draw a ton of cards with Blue Sun's Zenith or Compulsive Research could set you far ahead of the game. I know it's not really a massive plus, but, frankly, just having this card out will keep people from targeting you. If they can kill you in one shot, they can't. You can copy the spell (multiple times, if need be) and yours will go off first! I know there isn't that much spot-player removal nowadays, but if I played red/blue, I'd totally play this card.

It can save your butt without you even knowing it, and that both saves YOU stress and puts stress on the opponent.
Posted By: Kaizeischi (6/26/2011 11:34:25 PM)
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great with Time Stretch{/c, Time Warp, Walk the Aeons, and Time Warp. Just suspend them with Jhoira of the Ghitu and when they go off just copy them for 3 mana. Mirari is still better though.
Posted By: daedhaed (3/18/2010 1:22:44 PM)
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Gheta: I'm pretty sure the spelll has to target you. Counter spells won't work, desperate ritual has no targets, and Arc Blade will just kill you. Ancestral Visions is pretty amazing, though. I appreciate you trying to save this card, but that should have happened during development.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (4/27/2009 3:38:01 AM)
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It's a funny card for edh, managed to draw 51 cards with this + twincast + Braingeyser in my Niv deck. Although, Mirari is vastly superior to this even if it costs 2 more to play.
Posted By: KarmasPayment (10/27/2009 5:51:17 PM)
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Two Words. Time Stretch.


You need to pack your deck with bomby stuff like that to make this work, though, so this is relegated mostly to EDH, sadly. Still, a nice idea.
Posted By: sir_dwar (7/6/2010 8:45:17 AM)
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I have mixed feelings about this card. I agree with Gheta in saying that this card is quite useful as a deterent, but I am finding it difficult to find offensive uses for it without hurting yourself too.
Posted By: Kenji18 (6/18/2009 7:54:50 PM)
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I think this card would go really well with Hive Mind.
Posted By: LordofAwesome33 (1/8/2012 11:01:13 PM)
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Saw someone Volcanic Hammer themself, copy it twice with this, then swerved the original spell at his opponent.

Convoluted method of dealing 9 damage? Yes. Was it awesome? Yes.
Posted By: Necrolysis (1/5/2010 7:27:01 AM)
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While this card is almost useless on it's own, if you build a deck to utilize it it can be staggeringly powerful.

How?

I run this in a Counter-Burn deck that consists of people casting spells at me, me copying said spells, and then countering the original. Combined with Izzet Boilerworks and Cascade Bluffs I am guaranteed an abundance of Mana and plenty of laughs when their Blightning is copied back at them twice over, and I take no damage... on their turn! And even if the spell is uncounterable (Banefire, Urza's Rage), I can still send it back at the caster for twice the power... and usually I have a spell like Swerve to send the original back as well.
Posted By: Reflect-O-Burn (5/20/2010 8:46:29 PM)
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