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Wondering which of Alpha's boon cycle is the best? Well, you're an idiot, of course it's Ancestral Recall. But now, you can have that and Lightning Bolt for the price of one!

Well, not really, you can't distribute the bolt among three weenies, so it's actually better this way. But still! You could win games with this!

Well, honestly, if you're packing Ancestral Recall you're going to win without Niv-Mizzet. Come to think of it, you're squandering the potential of Ancestral Recall.

You're a jerk and I hate you.
Posted By: MisterAction (12/12/2011 4:31:05 PM)
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Why did they get rid of his awesome flavor text?
Posted By: Saxophonist (5/30/2010 6:17:26 PM)
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I miss the old flavortext...anyways, incredible card, not only a pinger but it's a flying dragon, draws you cards for a tap, AND deals at least 1 damage per turn, not to mention comborific potential...my friend has an Izzet deck, it is incredibly powerful, and this guy is a centerpiece, along with Tibor and Lumia and Spellbound Dragon to name a few...one of my favorite cards EVAH!!!

42/5
Posted By: Superllama12 (3/4/2011 5:14:57 PM)
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Truly awesome when paired with Mind Over Matter. Draw a card, discard a card to untap him, rinse and repeat until your opponent's life total becomes 0.
Posted By: lilwolf2005 (3/2/2011 5:38:05 AM)
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Curiosity killed the cat... or in this case everything everywhere.
Posted By: Endomarru (4/10/2012 12:03:47 AM)
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@Ozmahunter: Mask of Memory isn't infinite because it specifies combat damage. To go infinite, you need Curiosity, Ophidian Eye, Helm of the Ghastlord, Keen Sense, or Snake Umbra. Any of those work, at least until you run out of cards to draw :)
Posted By: Faildini (12/7/2010 8:57:19 AM)
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Niv-mizzet is liking the new Consecrated Sphinx.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (1/29/2011 10:54:23 PM)
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Yawgmoth's Bargain. The moment you get more life than your opponent, game over...
Posted By: steinburger1109 (5/23/2012 8:24:52 PM)
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He's coming back! I hope they keep this set of abilities and just reprint the card instead of making a new one. Since both Curiosity and Laboratory Maniac are standard, I know what deck I'll be making!
Also, if you haven't seen the Izzet versus Golgari picture, go look at it now. It's absolutely stunning.
Posted By: KokoshoForPresident (5/26/2012 8:14:36 PM)
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I don't think anyone's mentioned Drastic Revelation yet.
I use this in Grixis EDH, but not as my general. 7 damage and 4 cards, and dump creatures into the grave to revive with Sedris, the Traitor King? Yes please.
Posted By: gman92 (2/20/2012 7:18:02 AM)
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