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@Woozly You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means
Posted By: Razbot (8/1/2011 11:26:51 AM)


Woozly, this spell doesn't cantrip, while both Ponder and Preordain do.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (8/16/2011 9:49:56 PM)


Personally I think this should be able to tutor up instants as well, since "sorcery" in portal basically meant "instant or sorcery." This card would have been able to find counterspells in portal gameplay, why restrict that effect in Oracle?
Posted By: NeverendingDream (6/8/2010 1:03:57 AM)


Everyone complaining about this card not searching for instants, please listen.

Portal didn't have instants. Even the counterspell was a sorcery. It didn't mean "instant or sorcery," it meant sorcery. Wizards thought the target audience for Portal would be too confused by anything faster than sorcery speed.

That said, the only reason we even talk about this card is because Mystical Tutor got banned in Legacy. Yes, we all want it to be Mystical Tutor. But then it would be banned too, and combo decks would have been even more broken when they were legal.

As it is, the card works just fine in some combo decks, still being able to grab a Reanimate or Doomsday. Is it ideal? No. But it still works as the most effective non-Grim tutor for those decks, and when paired with the ability to draw cards, the "top of deck" clause doesn't even hurt that much.
Posted By: ChaosFire (11/17/2010 5:04:25 PM)


A sorcery search spell needs to put the card into the player's hand to be worth it.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/6/2010 6:53:05 AM)


This card tripled in price practically overnight once Temporal Mastery was spoiled.
Posted By: SirZapdos (4/12/2012 6:49:19 AM)


Strictly worse than Ponder, but strictly better than Preordain.
Posted By: Woozly (7/20/2011 1:24:36 AM)


If Portal had instants it would probably search instants or maybe both

Would be silly to say this is worse than anything else due to Portal's mechanic restrictions

Any tutor cards that searches for anything for 1 mana to be put into your hand is close to ban territory with the array of game ending stuff readily available
Posted By: Paladin85 (8/16/2011 10:54:08 PM)


I'm pretty sure if this was titled "Impersonal Tutor" you could find instants.
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (2/22/2012 7:53:10 PM)


I've had a copy of this for years but haven't had any use for it. Thanks to Temporal Mastery and other miracles, that problem has been fixed.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (5/6/2012 12:57:02 PM)


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