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Strictly equal to Banishing Knack.
Posted By: Tiggurix (1/29/2014 11:15:11 AM)


What's better than Unsummon? An unsummon that will give you extra value out of Heroic and Inspired.
Posted By: Sonserf369 (2/1/2014 8:02:35 PM)


Unsummon should be strictly better... Shouldn't it?

I found myself going blue at the Prerelease purely for this card. I found it played as beautifully as I thought it would. All of the little details about such a simple card make it fun to play, it feels incredibly smart to ruin your opponents' days with this. Exactly as it should be for blue.

Fun fact: The bounce effect is the creature's not the spell's, which is relevant for things like protection.
Posted By: HotHit (2/2/2014 5:55:42 PM)


Strictly more philosopher-sounding than Banishing Knack (which fit into a set where the word shenanigans was actually used on a card)
Posted By: Vogie (2/3/2014 2:17:12 PM)


"What was wrong with the name Banishing Knack?" — DeckMechanic

   It didn't fit quite as good with Theoros' theme, so they went for a more fitting functional reprint.
   And I'm okay  with that. I'm a sucker for functional reprints in general, and I don't mind at all having two of these in
   Commander, or eight of these in a combo deck with Puresight Merrow.

As anotherfan321 and DaLucarai said, excellent choice to put this in here.
While Lorwyn had Untap-creatures, Theros has Inspired and Heroic ones.
Posted By: Mode (1/31/2014 6:28:55 AM)


Because Banishing Knack didn't sound cool enough, that and it didn't quite evoke the idea that you were sending these guys to the PHANTOM ZONE.
Posted By: Syrtees (2/1/2014 6:45:56 PM)


Praise helix!
Posted By: phi1997 (3/17/2014 4:53:40 AM)


Banishing Knack was an incredibly elegant card in a set with the untap symbol. And this card is the same way in this set. It just does so much!
Posted By: anotherfan321 (1/28/2014 9:48:33 PM)


This set has a few ways to untap your creatures too. The target of this spell has the ability until the end of the turn. Kiora's Follower can help make this card a two for one.
Posted By: NickDay (1/29/2014 4:41:44 PM)


Banishing Knack had really too much of a "silly" sound to it, banishing helix sounds more "greek-y".

And man, what a workhorse! Inspired, heroic, and bounce all in one, and on a one mana instant. Beautiful.
Posted By: DaLucaray (1/28/2014 6:21:09 PM)