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Inferior to Mystical Tutor.
Yet i dislike the Oracle wording, since there were not any instants in Portal, therefore i guess they would have enabled this card to search for instants as well actually...
Posted By: Mode (2/22/2009 11:14:36 AM)


But WoTC has errated many Portal sorceries to instants, so this cannot fetch them anymore. In that light this should be errated to be able to fetch instants also.
Posted By: tavaritz (7/12/2011 9:25:52 AM)


Everyone complaining about this card not searching for instants, please listen.

Portal didn't have instants. Even the counterspell was a sorcery. It didn't mean "instant or sorcery," it meant sorcery. Wizards thought the target audience for Portal would be too confused by anything faster than sorcery speed.

That said, the only reason we even talk about this card is because Mystical Tutor got banned in Legacy. Yes, we all want it to be Mystical Tutor. But then it would be banned too, and combo decks would have been even more broken when they were legal.

As it is, the card works just fine in some combo decks, still being able to grab a Reanimate or Doomsday. Is it ideal? No. But it still works as the most effective non-Grim tutor for those decks, and when paired with the ability to draw cards, the "top of deck" clause doesn't even hurt that much.
Posted By: ChaosFire (11/17/2010 5:05:06 PM)


Temporal Mastery
Posted By: dangersnaf (7/31/2012 10:20:51 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!