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Looks like Alan's about to get clocked.
Posted By: TheHandyman (11/15/2011 6:40:36 PM)
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@elhajjaj:
OK, I'll bite: Intuition, Noble Benefactor, Archmage Ascension, Distant Memories (looks familiar), and of course, Johnny, Combo Player.
Posted By: HuntingDrake (6/25/2011 3:20:08 AM)
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Huh? I guess the one fact everybody seems to have missed with this card is that it's the only blue spell to date in all of Magic that (if the opponent permits) allows you to search your library for any card (not just a specific card type) and put that card in your hand. Every other deck-diver in blue looks only for specific card (sub)types: Merfolk, instant, sorcery, land, artifact... Sometimes the card is put on top of the library, or it's exiled. Only this card lets you look for anything, then puts it in your hand.

Diabolic Tutor is a 4 CMC which makes the 5 CMC of the Library of Lat-Nam not such a bad price. Demonic Tutor at a 2 CMC is much better, though it's restricted. Moreover, those previous tutors are black, not blue, which would require additional color fixing. And, yup, there are cheaper CMC draw three cards like Ancestral Recall which is also restricted, and I favor... (see all)
Posted By: elhajjaj (5/30/2011 5:49:56 PM)
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1. Play EDH RU
2. Play this card
3. Since it targets a single opponet, Radiate it
4. talk polotics with other players
5. ???
6. PROFIT
Posted By: Rancid_Raptor (4/8/2013 11:58:15 AM)
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I agree that the effect is fine, I just think they could have made the card four mana instead.

Anyways, cards that let your opponent make decisions aren't all bad. Look at Fact or Fiction.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/11/2010 10:06:05 PM)
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"Ummm, "Draw 3 or tutor for what you want" is worth it."

Not for five mana and the opponent's choice between the two effects. The mana cost makes it inferior to Concentrate and Diabolic Tutor, both of which see nothing but the most casual play. Additionally, you never get the more beneficial of the two effects.

Would you play a five mana Concentrate or Diabolic Tutor, if either existed? How does allowing the opponent to choose between the two effects for you make either of the hypothetical cards better?

Posted By: scumbling1 (4/26/2011 4:49:48 PM)
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Except you're pretty much always going to get the option that benefits you the least because your opponent is choosing.
Posted By: s0phocles (7/14/2009 12:02:57 AM)
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Ummm, "Draw 3 or tutor for what you want" is worth it.

Who cares? Benefits you the least is rarely a problem when the choices are to get whatever you want, or draw up 3 cards. Either way is a win no matter if the opponent picks or not. I'm not saying there isn't better stuff, I'm just saying I use it quite well, and I'm a big fan of the Card Dominance thing so this fits right there just fine. I trade one card for either one I REALLY want, or, for 3 more. I think that's fair :)
Posted By: SlackWareWolf (2/20/2010 6:24:44 AM)
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This card is similar to Storm Crow except that Storm Crow is a creature, Storm Crow doesn't have anything to do with card drawing, and Storm Crow doesn't wish it was Library of Lat-Nam.
Posted By: MarlinFlake (3/9/2011 7:40:28 PM)
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@elhajjaj

This is not the only blue tutor that puts any card in your hand. See Distant Memories. It's basically the same as this except it costs one mana less and makes you reveal the card you searched for. Also, you draw the cards immediately with Distant Memories.
Posted By: GoblinNaysayer93 (7/13/2011 6:21:58 AM)
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