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This is a hideously powerful card that has led to many unfortunate opponents holding their head in their hands as they struggle to choose which way they would most like to have their back broken.

Ways to abuse - search for:

- Eternal Witness, Noxious Revival, and any two-card combo (such as Splinter Twin + Deceiver Exarch). Other variations on this idea exist, such as Kiki-Jiki, Pestermite, Body Double, and Reveillark.
- Life from the Loam, Raven's Crime, Lingering Souls, and Darkblast (cards with Retrace, Dredge, or Flashback are good with Gifts in general)
- Crucible of Worlds, Academy Ruins, Mindslaver, and Life from the Loam (or another Gifts Ungive... (see all)
Posted By: The_Trendkill (6/12/2013 6:34:22 AM)


The_AC - Semi-interesting that they added "...up to..."

Nothing about the card has changed due to the new wording as evidenced by the rulings on older versions of this card:

"You can choose to find fewer than four cards if you want, but your opponent will still put two of those cards into your graveyard."
Posted By: Xycolian (6/12/2013 5:15:41 AM)


This card is just straight up stupid power.
Posted By: RetroGamer3 (6/6/2013 3:41:54 PM)


Holy crap, they reprinted the best instant spell ever* and it's currently the top-rated instant on Gatherer. o_o It probably won't last forever, but high-five, everybody! .... All twelve of you! All thirteen of us! :)

This card and Doomsday are the most mind-bogglingly sophisticated contraptions in all of Magic. Playing a round of speed chess blindfolded is easier than deciding what to fetch with this thing, or deciding which two opponent's cards to put in the 'yard. But when you get it right, oh man. Pretty much every Vintage player has a story about some crazy game they won from -- or lost to -- a wildly creative Gifts. When Yawgmoth's Will or Tinker resolves, you know the game just got won. When Wheel of Fortune or Ancestral Recall resolves, you know you're probably screwed. But when Gifts Ungiven resolves, you know shit just got real.

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Posted By: Salient (6/8/2013 8:47:24 AM)


Great card, glad it's rare.
Posted By: MithosFall (6/4/2013 4:08:44 PM)


Has the potential to get Banned because it's just so Combo-able. Look for all the cards in the Tinker-Family, like Sneak Attack and this- the mana-cheaters and the tutors-into-play stuff, to at least be criticized in Modern and Legacy, though the DCI might leave them there.

Very Glad this got a reprint, it's DCI status could indeed change some more, and with too many bannings, WOTC would consider it very low priority for Reprint.
Posted By: DarthParallax (6/5/2013 2:14:25 PM)


Wait... This card is restricted in vintage, the format that allows black lotus, yet is legal in all other formats.
Posted By: Jitteryowl (8/14/2013 6:41:34 AM)


Semi-interesting that they added "...up to..."
Posted By: The_AC (6/8/2013 12:04:50 PM)


Realms Uncharted attempted to be this. It's pretty obvious where is fell flat (besides the fact that you could search for those cards with this anyway?)

This became unbanned in modern for the reasons that Dredge and Reanimator were banned (I think). I mean, what could you benefit from getting two tutored cards in your hand and two in your grave, other than for boosting Tarmogoyf, supporting Snapcaster, abusing Crucible of Worlds, assisting Tombstalker, enabling Bridge from Below, helping Living End, aiding Past in Flames...

Wait a second...
Posted By: Ferlord (6/10/2013 6:51:42 AM)


Yo, gifts for 3 rituals and Past in Flames bro!
Posted By: Lueseto (6/27/2013 7:49:04 AM)


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