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"I like brainstorm better", that cracked me up. That's like saying "Yeah, sure, Chrome Mox is good, but I like Black Lotus better." So does everyone else in the world.

Anyway, this card is pretty good. But could have been better (for example, oh I don't know, INSTANT SPEED. Wait, I forgot - instant speed drawing was killing Magic and destroying the balance. Right).
Posted By: True_Mumin (4/28/2010 7:55:56 AM)


Mom~~~~~ Grandpa is peeping me in the bathroom again!
Posted By: neon1300 (3/29/2011 11:16:28 AM)


Sooooooooooo many practical applications here.
The most obvious ones right now seem to be quirky combo decks like Polymorph or Dragonstorm or Sovereigns of Lost Alara
In either case, the goal of the deck is to NOT draw one's win condition, but rather draw the enabler of said win condition to then cheat the win condition(s) into play.
This allows you to draw through your deck, which both archetypes want so desperately to do, AND lets you shuffle any of your beats that you accidentally drew too early back into your library.

Posted By: HairlessThoctar (4/21/2010 10:14:24 AM)


I can't help but imagine the wizard is taking a peek at his female apprentices while they are changing clothes when I see the art. xD

Anyway, good card! As mentioned before, this is probably better than Divination.
Posted By: Tiggurix (6/12/2010 7:20:00 AM)


"Wait, what are Phage and Akroma doing in there togethWOAH" *casts strip bare*
Posted By: Goatllama (3/14/2012 5:40:01 PM)


This card isn't a "modern Brainstorm". This card is a watered down Lat-Nam's Legacy. Why this card is rated higher than the superior original it's based on is beyond me.

that's because you can't see beyond the obvious.

which card (at the time of this card's printing) was legal in standard and which wasn't (answer: see beyond)?
Which card is currently legal in modern (answer: see beyond)?
Which card will you play over brainstorm in legacy (answer: neither)?
Posted By: mdakw576 (6/10/2012 2:03:41 AM)


This isn't necessarily a worse Lat-Nam's Legacy. With Lat-Nam, you have to get rid of a card before seeing what cards you're going to get. You could theoretically get the same card you put into your library (although for hiding cards, Lat-Nam's is clearly superior). See Beyond works entirely differently, drawing cards before you choose which one to shuffle back in, giving you the opportunity to shuffle in a card you just drew. Lat-Nam doesn't give you that option. As such, I run four Lat-Nam's and two See Beyond.
Posted By: igniteice (4/1/2012 3:16:22 PM)


People also forget the potential power of shuffling effects. Ever put a bunch of scry into a deck with no shuffling effects? Yeah, there are situations where scry can suck. Someone hit a miracle terminus and crazy wreck you? Shuffling puts you that one step closer to recovery. Missing a land drop? Statistically, both drawing three cards in a turn and shuffling increase your chance of drawing a land.
Posted By: Taudisban (3/24/2013 8:10:35 PM)


Compare to Lat-Nam's Legacy.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (6/4/2010 7:07:10 PM)


I have a playset of this now, and it's kickass in every way. Very splashable, and the 'drawback' is hardly a drawback unless you have an absolutely peerless hand.
Posted By: Pramxnim (4/18/2010 4:46:03 PM)