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It's the stick on legs! Also, one of the best takes on a true wizard so far, alongside Kaho, Minamo Historian.
Posted By: Tiggurix (7/9/2013 3:06:00 PM)
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This and Silence can give you a damn good lock if you pull them both in Draft.
Posted By: pedrodyl (7/12/2013 3:31:27 PM)
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Warleader's Helix. You're already paying 4 mana and the color needs shouldn't be hard to meet. Just remember to keep some mana open to counter removal. And for the Modern players, Training Grounds is an excellent companion to this fellow.
Posted By: Manite (11/15/2013 11:59:20 AM)
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@Ansem717
"If countered, you don't lose the spell that would have been exiled (since that's an ETB Effect)"
This applies to Scepter too
Posted By: Camu-Camu-Lemon (7/18/2013 11:29:02 AM)
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I think this is an undervalued and underrated card. Sure it's subject to removal, etc. but so are all the great creatures. I think his uses have yet to be fully discovered.
Posted By: BenJarvis (7/22/2013 3:38:34 PM)
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burst of strength
@6Mortifier9 x is the sum of both cmc's and you can copy one none or both. it actually mentions this card in strionic resonator's erata.
Posted By: WytLytnn (7/23/2013 7:08:02 PM)
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This card is beautiful. The moment I saw it, I compared it to an Isochron Scepter and realized it's potential...

-Pro: It is not restricted to Mana Cost
-Pro: If countered, you don't lose the spell that would have been exiled (since that's an ETB Effect) (Edit: Yea, I'm aware that's also for Isochron Scepter as well Camu-Camu. Thanks for pointing it out, I forgot to mention it XD)
-Pro: Can be used with Training Grounds and Illusionist's Bracers.
-Pro: Can chump block, if needed, to save your life
-Pro: Can attack, if needed, to deal that last damage.
-Pro: The copied spell is casted, not just copied. This could trigger many things, one of which being cascade, for example.


-Con: Victim to Summoning Sickness
-Con: Dies to creature removal spells and burn spells
-Con: As a 4 drop, it's a 1/1. A little bit disappointing, but it's ability makes up for it, if you get time to use it.
-Con: Activated Ability also takes up a bit... (see all)
Posted By: Ansem717 (7/24/2013 5:31:47 AM)
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Cerulean Wisps springs to mind. Just for the epic "Blue: Draw a card" result.

Or, you know, just go Delay to juggle three spells that belong to your opponent in the air forever. That is possibly the only way you can make a Wizard juggle in this game, unless Unhinged is involved in some way...
Posted By: Splizer (8/18/2013 4:37:45 PM)
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Just gotta bite the bullet and get the colours to cast Prophet of Kruphix
Posted By: ZAakKeN (10/10/2013 5:56:51 PM)
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I'm not even sure I should post this it's so sick :D

I recently started playing again after a very very long break, when I saw this guy while catching up on the current card rotations my cheesy abuse-o-meter shot up into the red and I started hunting around for combos to build a deck around him. My first goal was to see if I could find a way to produce an inifinite loop with this guy which meant a way to untap him and produce mana. The answer came in the form of a seemingly innocent Theros uncommon called Triton Tactics . Give 2 creatures +0/+3 and untap them for 1 blue. it was a fairly obvious leap from there to add an elvish mystic to generate the man to inifinitely cast triton tactics on the 2 creatures, but that's not ultimately useful unless you need a pair 1/2456000 blockers.

There is a way to convert this into infinite mana using Voyaging Satyr and Verdant Haven, but ... (see all)
Posted By: CitizenBob (10/2/2013 6:46:29 AM)
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