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Play him at instant speed with vedalken orrery and not even an opponent with telepathy on the board will know what you've got up your sleeve.
Of course, neither will you. But still, cool scenario.
Posted By: Fictionarious (1/2/2010 10:07:27 PM)


I like to play 4 of these with 4 Jace's Erasure and 4 Prosperity in my mill deck :)

this is a niche card, but powerful in the right deck.
Posted By: MasterBlaster74 (10/26/2010 5:17:06 PM)


Quite effective and it's a common.
Posted By: True_Smog (11/17/2009 2:48:18 AM)


good tech for Lorescale coatl?
Posted By: Kryptnyt (4/12/2010 10:19:08 AM)


This is what I'd like to call blue land fetch. 2 lands and this one in opening hand. Drop them turn 1 + 2 + this card. Next turn, draw a new hand probably containing more land.

Or play with the obvious Psychosis Crawler
Posted By: Pigglebee (1/10/2012 2:58:15 PM)


@NickDay: What will happen is since both abilities are put on the stack at the same time you choose what order they resolve. You can use whirlpools windfall style ability first and then draw, or draw then windfall.

As for the card itself, I love running the whirpools in an Izzet deck, constantly crycling through your deck is an extremely powerful ability.
Posted By: JohnnyBaco (2/8/2013 8:09:56 PM)


Wow, a new hand with no drawbacks for 2 ? Sounds wicked.
Posted By: LeoKula (10/19/2009 11:41:35 AM)


Mulligan with legs.
Posted By: MidgetfaceKillah (7/30/2009 11:17:43 PM)


This and Trusted Advisor are the all stars in my Psychosis Crawler deck.

turn 1 drop aether vial
turn 2 play the Advisor, then the Rider to draw a new hand
turn 3 return the Rider and use the vial to flash him into play at instant speed whenever you need him

After this, your chances of hitting all your land drops and finding any combo pieces goes way up.
Also, your opponent never knows if you've run out of counters.
Posted By: roguepariah (8/31/2012 10:40:01 AM)


Say you're playing Mentor of the Meek... What happens first? Do you shuffle your hand or do you draw a card?

Also, @MidgetfaceKillah, it's clearly a mulligan on a fin, not legs.
Posted By: NickDay (11/20/2012 5:38:49 PM)