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This card's flavour oozes like this cards flavour...

I mean, what is happening in this card is that the izzet mage is trying to gain knowledge through this machine. He's done too good of a job, because now, his memories are leaking, thus the discard, and thus my comment before.

Regardless, it's around par, if not, better than Inspiration in Limited for the obvious +2 draw. However, the extra Red added to the cost is a little bit of a problem...
Posted By: Ferlord (1/5/2013 10:37:07 PM)


Compared to Tidings:


-Tidings doesn't require you to discard.
Posted By: Axelle (9/25/2012 11:09:41 PM)


@Axelle: When it comes to card draw, "Instant" is a pretty hefty advantage. The natural comparison is to Jace's Ingenuity: You get one less card advantage, but some bonus sifting and two cards to the graveyard (which may be useful depending on what you're doing)
Posted By: LordRandomness (9/27/2012 3:14:06 PM)


Careful Consideration and Tidings.

Yeah. Doesn't seem so good now, does it?

EDIT: My point isn't that the card is useless. My point is that for a multicolored card especially, this is too much. Adding colors should lower the cost, not raise it. Had the cost been 2BlueRed, I'dve been all over it, great sifting tool, but as is if you're leaving 5 mana open you probably have better things to be doing and don't need to be sifting.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (9/29/2012 8:58:00 AM)


This card is greatly underrated right now. Wouldn't be surprised if this started popping up in UR decks.
Posted By: WiNGSPANTT (10/6/2012 1:17:24 PM)


This is fairly-costed and super sick. Could be main-decked in the right deck.
Posted By: lorendorky (9/26/2012 12:49:18 AM)


Agree with WINGSPAN here. 3UR is not a debilitating multicolored cost compared to others in RtR (Trostani, etc). Of course, this isn't an autoinclude in every deck that runs blue/red. But it is really strong in UR instant-based decks, specifically as an end-of-opponent's-turn drop. Use discard on extra lands and flashback (Think Twice), and then gloat over your card advantage.

Could be better, but 2-of for me nonetheless. 3.5-4 out of 5
Posted By: Weisse (10/7/2012 6:43:29 PM)


There are better cards, obviously. Instant speed is nice. Could see some play in Commander when paired with black to make use of the discarded cards.
Posted By: Radagast (10/5/2012 6:41:11 PM)


Awesome flavor text.
Posted By: qk1 (9/25/2012 5:30:15 PM)


Apparently, Divination + Wild Guess for the same combined CMC in one card at instant speed = MIND BLOWN!

But seriously, I'm a big fan of the Izzet, and the flavor alone makes this my favorite draw spell.

Maybe closer to a combined Inspiration + Faithless Looting.
Posted By: CosmicDragon (6/12/2013 4:59:04 PM)