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Easily the worst rare in the set. Grimoire Thief wasn't broken, was he?
Posted By: Continue (1/28/2014 8:56:48 PM)


Inspiration makes sense. Wasting spells on a guy you want to sacrifice doesn't.
Posted By: djh119 (1/29/2014 1:30:41 AM)


Intense psychic Beyblade battle.
Posted By: JetUppercut (1/29/2014 4:22:20 AM)


Worse than Grimoire Thief on four points:

1: The cards are exiled face-up instead of face-down, which means that the opponent will always know which cards you're able to counter.

2: It costs BlueBlue instead of just Blue to counter the spells exiled with it.

3: It counters only one spell exiled with itself, instead of all of them. Rarely relevant, but still not a point in its favour.

4: It's only a 2/1, instead of a 2/2 like the Thief was.

And in addition to that, people have rightly pointed out that there are few Auras one would want to put on this guy, though Fate Foretold is one of them.

That said, Grimoire Thief was an excellent card, and I think this guy could still find a home in some mill decks.
Posted By: Tiggurix (1/30/2014 5:17:30 PM)


An excellent target for other great rares like Trait Doctoring.
Posted By: PopcornBunni (3/26/2014 10:48:37 AM)


How desperate are you to get an additional BlueBlue devotion? Certainly not that much.
Has my vote for worst rare of the set. At least Culling Mark can still accomplish things (poorly, but it can).
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (1/29/2014 1:59:43 PM)


I feel like this card would have been cool if his heroic ability just milled and the counter/sac ability worked with the graveyard... Not like it would have been THAT playable.
Posted By: Jaykru (1/29/2014 8:19:34 PM)


The funniest thing is, despite this card being just awful, it will probably see tournament play in blue devotion builds at some point. Got to get them mana symbols afterall.
Posted By: Zenzei (1/30/2014 2:41:56 PM)


Ok, so there has to be some way to break this guy.
Suggestions I'm thinking of either revolve around Precursor Golem, or Mirrorweave and Radiate. Neither of which is cheap enough to be as broken as Grimoir can get.

How about a Storm Deck terminating in something to target him? There are plenty more storm options beyond Grapeshot that this guy could plausibly break including: Ground Rift, Astral Steel, Temporal Fissure, and Scattershot.
Posted By: Krysto (2/5/2014 12:15:13 AM)


In fairness, Voidmage Prodigy and Grimoire Thief are pretty popular, and Mindreaver doesn't have to turn sideways to mill.

False Demise
Fool's Demise
Spitting Image
Rite of Replication
Cackling Counterpart
Stolen Identity
Tempt with Reflections
Fated Infatuation
Posted By: HuntingDrake (1/31/2014 9:30:39 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!