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I'm glad blue got at least this goodie in M10.
Posted By: Mode (8/1/2009 4:02:30 AM)


angelsfire... the spell is a clear 5/5, not 4. There is a reason this is restricted in vintage. for a single mana, not only do you draw a card, but you get to decide which of the top 3 cards you want, as well as rearrange them to your liking. If it is late game and they are 3 lands, you can even choose to shuffle up then draw. great card.
Posted By: Grimn777 (8/5/2009 10:18:46 AM)


An update to Portent. I would like this better if the MTGO interface for putting cards in an order on top of your library were more intuitive. (Like if you could sort them first and then put them on top of your library all at once.)
Posted By: Orim-s_Thunder (8/6/2009 2:22:39 AM)


it says its restricted on the Vintage list... yet it says its legal on the sets and legalty tab... hmmm... btw awsome card none the less
Posted By: Biems (3/5/2010 9:28:04 PM)


One of my favorite cards. Play the one drop, set myself up for the next few turns. Don't like what I see? Shuffle and then draw a card anyways. How can you go wrong with this?
Posted By: freakmaw (1/1/2011 10:32:44 AM)


@ divine_exodus

I know how you feel..

i have opened ... around 36 .. (not a display) but random boosters, from stores and the internet..

and I have a grand total of... you better sit down..


now I will buy some spare from the internet. i wont open one more of these boosters in my life..
Posted By: Zuxen (1/9/2011 7:07:33 AM)


Ponder was a fabulous card in M10. As of M12, we'll have Ponder, Venser, the Sojourner, Djinn of Wishes, and Sphinx of Uthuun (a.k.a. Fact or Fiction on a 5/6 flier) all in standard at the same time. I'm going to assume that this card will be even more critical to blue in M12 than M10, especially to U and UW control. The archetype's losing a lot of powerful stall once the Zendikar block rotates, and being able to tutor out expensive cards for cheap and control your draws is going to be more important than ever.

Also, Jace, Memory Adept, while certainly not the best planeswalker ever, can mitigate the one big (potential) drawback of Ponder compared to Preordain: finding two cards that are worthless to you and one that you absolutely need. That means that while you get a great card, you then have two dead draws. But with JMA on the field, you can Ponder, dra... (see all)
Posted By: Lyoncet (7/7/2011 9:55:26 AM)


Love this card, but it'd be great to see a reference to "taking over the world" on Ponder.
"Are you pondering what i'm pondering?"
Posted By: Tempered_Tempest (3/2/2012 6:22:16 AM)


YamiJoey on the MTGS forums had a closeup of that thumb in his sig. 'Twas quite surprising when it popped up at the bottom of my screen.
Posted By: HuntingDrake (11/25/2012 10:43:13 PM)


This card is truly an amazing work of art (in many senses, really). For one {U}, you have the opportunity to evaluate your next couple of turns, while also shortening the line towards a better draw in the process. However, from my experience when using this card, I would say that my favorite aspect of its design is the ability to shuffle your library if you choose to. In situations where your next three draws are unsatisfactory, you can reshuffle while still receiving the benefit of an extra card. Wonderfully, all of this is wrapped up in a card that can be played at the very start of the game, and its application is even useful during later in the game when you are hoping to draw that ‘special’ card. In my opinion, the design of this card undeniably represents “Blue” and everything that one would hope the color would stand for when playing it.
Posted By: Valakrie2040 (4/16/2010 4:02:47 PM)


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