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There ought to be a ziggurat in the art.

That aside, Innistrad has plenty of support for this card even with less than half the set spoiled. I think, once September 30 rolls around, someone might actually draw 3 cards with this for once. And if not, Forbidden Alchemy is still a great card.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (9/17/2011 8:03:19 AM)


Along with Ponder, this may see play in Pyromancer Ascension decks.

This card recently ran in a top 8 deck on pro tour event.

Watch the 3.9 rating rise to around 4.2+ in a few months.
Posted By: BuffJittePLZ (8/29/2011 1:35:15 PM)


"We merely reconstruct what our ancestors have already discovered."

I see what you did there, Wizards.
Posted By: MostlyLost (7/7/2013 11:31:57 PM)


Mirror mad phantasm?
Posted By: MindAblaze (10/18/2011 7:41:50 PM)


1. Relieve yourself by a stream.
2. ???
3. Receive vision from the past.
4. Profit!

Edit: I got the nerve to try these out in my casual mill deck, and I have to say I am very impressed. It doesn't ever take me too long to fulfill the secondary requirement, and once I get one working the card advantage really keeps me going. That's something that Ponder never did for me. It also has decent synergy with Jace's Erasure. Definitely a keeper.
Posted By: Totema (6/5/2012 12:29:42 PM)


This is a 4.5+. It's not uncommon at all to mill a deck 20 cards. Doesn't even take a *dedicated* mill deck to do it. Also, look to this in Vintage to get 5x Ancestral Recall against the common Ichorid deck, right before you shut it down T2.

Posted By: blurrymadness (11/3/2011 3:41:46 PM)


This is definitely very genuine rare. Self-milling decks usually fill their graveyard in mere moments, even "traditional" milling should not have problems to mill 20 cards by turn 3 or 4... not to mention that your opponent puts card into his graveyard simply by playing spells.
This is excellent for filling your hand when you run out of breath... and it does it's job well in right decks. Not to mention potential with Jace's Erasure
Posted By: Narim (2/7/2012 4:11:01 AM)


Well hello there the closest thing modern gets to Ancestral Recall
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (4/14/2013 9:30:43 AM)


Works amazingly well in EDH (commander), which WOTC seems to be pushing for a lot lately.
Posted By: endersblade (7/18/2011 4:31:33 PM)


Wow, that is the wisest flavour text I've yet encountered.
Posted By: Tiggurix (8/8/2011 4:59:00 PM)


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