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redcap04, it's not. This is an instant, Divination is a sorcery.

Discarding cards is apparently the common price you have to pay for instant card advantage, as opposed to the slow ones since these can't simply be played at the end of your opponent's turn in case you didn't need the mana that urgently to counter spells for instance.
Posted By: Mode (1/19/2010 11:28:35 AM)


I hope this gets reprinted in Innistrad... discarding a flashback card would be very nice...
Posted By: mflanaga (12/8/2011 9:02:00 AM)


Interesting compared to Forbidden Alchemy and Thirst for Knowledge.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (10/27/2011 11:11:53 PM)


I'd prefer running Thirst for Knowledge, even if discarding wasn't an advantage. Seeing 3 cards instead of two is far better. Discarding 2 cards is also far better.

Still, this is a decent limited card imo for smoothing out draws.
Posted By: Crag-Hack (7/16/2011 1:31:27 AM)


Divination unless discarding a card gives you any advantage (i.e. madness)

EDIT: Sorry I missed this was an instant. Instant-Speed card drawing is definitely a different story.
Posted By: redcap04 (6/8/2010 1:48:09 PM)


Catatog would've been cooler than Catalog, as a 2/2 Atog with something like "Catatog gets +1/+1 whenever you draw a card and +1/+1 whenever you discard a card."

Bonus points for flavor text that makes graduate students frown.
Posted By: Salient (8/28/2011 4:31:14 PM)


compulsive research does what this does but better. difficult to see where the instant speed would matter.
Posted By: rawsugar (9/5/2011 6:03:37 AM)


Squirrel Nest/Earthcraft for infinite creatures, then play Mirrorweave on Pearl Unicorn. Everyone succeeds.

Who says I'm such a bad guy?
Posted By: Kirbster (12/6/2012 8:21:57 AM)