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People really complain about this card? It would be a great card if it was just the second ability, so how anyone can even bother to asume the first one is bad is clearly ungrateful that it's not a drawback.
Honestly, the first ability isn't even that bad. It's a fail-safe, just incase you stack 4-6 or more cards down and just cant seem to pull anything/what you need. So, even if it's a high-cost, you can shuffle up, with the SAME CARD. that's insane, and anyone who sees it as a fault is clearly a Spike who take's this game too seriously.
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (9/2/2010 12:31:32 AM)
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love this card, so blue!
Posted By: pensaint (12/15/2009 6:53:26 AM)
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This card makes for brilliant library manipulation and can really allow a well-set up blue player to run the game. Five mana for a shuffle is a little awkward, but it has its uses and is just a nice option on top of the second ability.

Still, I can't help but notice the Saprazzan vizier is... skin coloured....
Posted By: Kirbster (11/28/2010 4:06:37 PM)
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hey lege just use Goblin Forager then hahaha
Posted By: Omenchild (12/23/2009 2:00:59 PM)
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An interesting card.

The first ability is very silly but it is the only instance of an activated ability in Magic that allows you to shuffle your library without a tap cost. This is in contrast to Madblind Mountain and Myr Mindservant. I guess you really might want to shuffle your library if your opponent cast something unfortunate like Cruel Fate or Sealed Fate (although the second ability would work equally well to do this unless Sealed Fate had been cast for more than five). What I really want to see is a card that grants benefits for each time you shuffle your library so you can combine this ability in some sort of big awkward combo.

The second ability is clearly the better. It the vast majority of situations this card will be more useful and versatile than the similar Ancestral Knowledge. Likewise, there are few situations when you would rather be playing... (see all)
Posted By: Mr_Hendry (5/1/2010 1:26:21 PM)
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My friend calls this card "Legalized Cheating". Honestly, this card can be better than top mid game since you can search farther and shuffle. The thing that makes this card great is that you can activate both abilities at instant speed! I don't care how much the shuffle ability costs, that's a deal.
Posted By: dberry02 (5/17/2011 3:05:38 AM)
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The first ability may be terrible in 60 card formats, but in EDH, its pretty boss, look at top couple cards, don't like them, shuffle them away (although i guess you could just dig 5 deeper...). awesome mana sink.
Posted By: Mattmedia (1/5/2012 6:53:58 PM)
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good in type 4.
Posted By: metalevolence (8/8/2010 1:48:53 PM)
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If I need to dig deep to topdeck a solution to a problem, I think I'd actually rather have this than Sensei's Divining Top. Actually, rather than comparing the Top against this, they can actually work together quite well.

And yes, I've actually used Soothsaying's first ability, if very rarely. Always on someone's end step before the start of my turn if I have the mana free.
Posted By: jfre81 (7/21/2011 2:31:01 PM)
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THe first ability does not suck. It may be costed too high, but there's nothing wrong being able to suffle your library at instant speed.
Posted By: tavaritz (10/14/2011 4:10:21 PM)
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