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This is why Mental Note exists.
Posted By: EternalLurker (2/14/2010 10:36:49 PM)


This card needs more love.
As others have pointed out, Blue has *too many* ways of retrieving that card instantly-
Ancestral Recall, Brainstorm, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, just to name a few.

As great as Mystical Tutor is, I feel like this card is, at times, even better,
as I frequently need an artifact or creature instead of an instant or sorcery.
It's a shame it doesn't see mo-ALL HAIL THE GREAT LORD EGOTIST!
Posted By: drpvfx (10/15/2011 3:24:52 PM)


This is essentially a more versatile Mystical Tutor for 2 more CMC.

There are too many ways in blue to get 3rd from the top for this to be rated at 3. Preordain, Ponder, Impulse, the aforementioned mental note or any of the tons of draw 2+ will get the card you wanted on your next turn. Or with Ancestrall Recall or one of its weaker clones you can get the card you wanted on your opponents turn.

With the restriction on mystical tutor, it should be higher rated than 3. And should really see more play than it does. To me Long-Term Plans is comparable to Mystical Teachings, Intuition, and Gifts Ungiven. The first being limited in choice, more cost but replayable, the last 2 being counterable by GY removal for combos or strips your deck of something good if you grab all the same.

Also, the flavor is awesome, so for me 5/5.
Posted By: Names_Suck (2/4/2011 10:19:36 AM)


Ancestral Recall Brainstorm Mental Note The Top Mise Ponder Preordain Thought Scour --> Demonic Tutor + change
Portent Ray of Erasure Sleight of Hand Opt Careful Study Serum Visions Halimar Depths Faithless Looting --> Vampiric Tutor + 2 life + change

Just puttin those out there.
Posted By: Lord_of_the_Real (1/28/2012 12:37:25 AM)


Lovin the cards that make you think. 5 out of 5 for that alone.
Posted By: Ace8792 (11/24/2010 4:58:21 PM)


lovin' the budget tutors.
Posted By: Tobinator (7/19/2010 1:06:17 PM)


Fun fact: this is the only non-permanent blue spell other than Intuition that will let you search your library for any card, rather than limiting you to a specific subset (e.g. instants, sorceries, etc.). Also its instant-speed, meaning you can use it at the end of your opponent's turn to offset the delay slightly.

A perfect card for Blue control. If you can survive through three draws you can get access to whatever it is you need to win the game.
Posted By: yyukichigai (8/1/2011 9:26:27 PM)


Neat curve:
- Turn 2 Mindshrieker
- Turn 3 this
- Turn 4 activate shrieker twice. After having drawn for turn, you'll mill whatever card you searched up (I'm looking at you, Draco)
Posted By: LordRandomness (5/10/2013 4:57:59 AM)


I'm gonna take a Mental Note after I make some Long-Term Plans.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (10/3/2010 5:51:36 PM)


Is that a Scornful Egotist looking there?
Posted By: NARFNra (12/28/2010 12:50:33 PM)


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