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I've had way too many people tell me that in a Green/Blue deck I should run cackling counterpart instead. Guys, look closely at retrace. It doesn't exile the card when you cast it again. You can use this as many times as you want. You just need a few land in your hand.
Take that, flashback!
Posted By: KokoshoForPresident (4/19/2012 2:20:49 PM)


I think the point is not, is this card clone, the point is its a clone card that can be played with only green. If you're playing a red/green deck with a lot of big power creatures that have haste, you can instant copy something large and attack your opponent with it on the same turn like say a demigod of revenge. Also doesn't hurt to copy your opponents creatures like their iona/akroma, and others. Could also have fun with it and anything that has an affect when it re-enters play, like acidic slime, just re-trace when you have the mana and destroy all your opponents lands.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (1/4/2010 3:32:27 PM)


I have this card in an EDH deck, but I've thought about taking it out. Spitting image can exploit the legends rule to kill people's commander. That's fine, but the fact that it can do it repeatedly? That's pretty mean. I haven't used it that way, but the fact that spitting image can do that makes me a wee bit uncomfortable about it. Other than that, its super.
Posted By: Gargantula (5/2/2012 10:38:55 PM)


only way I've seen this being used effectively is with ink-treader nephilim, though that combo alone is enough for me, 4/5
Posted By: Gezus82 (11/22/2009 10:16:00 PM)


I'm not understanding where all the hate for this card is coming from. 6 mana is a lot, but it's replayable. Unlike Followed Footsteps, this spell can't be targetted by removal spells. Additionally, using this on lieges, warchiefs, Primalcrux, or any creature with cumulative abilities, it's amazing.
Posted By: Kelrath (6/6/2010 8:25:19 PM)


This is so winner card in highlander matches, has saved my butt many, many times and lead to victory
Posted By: Qazior (12/29/2010 3:14:04 AM)


This card generates stories by itself. It's a good Johnny card, a good Timmy card and the hybrid mana + retrace make it highly playable. Big fan of it.
Posted By: Fearsomecritter (4/25/2011 2:52:27 PM)


Posted By: ChunkyMilk (1/13/2010 8:11:36 PM)


Fun in EDH / Commander, though Rite of Replication blows this card out of the water if you have lots of mana and enjoy copying creatures all over the place.
Posted By: Radagast (12/17/2010 12:32:58 PM)


The real benefits of this card are the colors. It's a green clone!
Plus in longer formats - EDH, THG, casual multiplayer Star - this card becomes friggen sweet! Imagine Life from the Loam + this. So fun!
Posted By: Evermint (2/17/2011 11:17:37 PM)