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I don't think you can set up an infinite loop with two of these, since it says "whenever a card is played" not a spell. The errata says "whenever a player casts a card" (which sounds silly, but w/e) which works to the same effect.

But Raven's Crime with Mind Funeral! Agh! Dirty! I'm looking forward to making many different decks around this card. Looks like a fun and reasonably challenging combo card to set up. 4/5
Posted By: Ritius (12/29/2009 6:36:09 AM)


The thing that I like most about cards such as this and Isochron Scepter is that they not only allow you to copy the spell, but to cast it, too. That means that Spellweaver Helix can do lots of silly things with cascade that other spells, such as Twincast, cannot.

For example, Deny Reality and Raven's Crime can effectively be a Recoil with a CMC 4 or less spell tacked on.

Using Mystic Speculation instead of Raven's Crime would help you set up the cascade a little better, you don't have to discard for it to work, and it is more repeatable than the Crime (plus, I absolutely love Scry for some reason). The first Speculation won't set up the other spell's cascade, but it will set up future cacades.

And lastly, any buyback sorcery with a Time Warp means infinite turns.

This card is awesome.
Posted By: Kenji18 (9/25/2009 11:03:45 PM)


Winning combo: Petals of Insight and Channel the Suns imprinted on the Helix, and eather Brain Freeze in your hand or deck, or Thief of Hope in play.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/14/2010 11:21:55 PM)


This card is epic! I put one of these in my draw-out deck. Traumatize is a scary card as it is, but when I imprint it and Memory Sluice onto this bad-boy, it's downright mean (I have 4 memory sluices in my deck).

Too bad Conspire doesn't count as playing a spell, though.
Posted By: Beekhead (2/9/2010 11:21:40 PM)


Maybe for casting Dragonstorm after being forced to discard it? But all those mana-boosting spells are instants, not sorceries... Would be cool if you could choose 1 instant and 1 sorcery.

Edit: Good point about the buyback spells. I'd probably use Mystic Speculation for that. Infernal Tutor lets you set up for this and can be a useful target for the helix if you have an empty hand.(Because the other tutors aren't legal.)
Posted By: rubber (10/16/2009 9:10:46 PM)


This might work in multi-player where multiple team-mates are using the same decks.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/25/2009 5:19:03 PM)


If you run 4 in your deck you probably can have 2 of these things at the same time in play. Then, if you put 2 different sorceries on one of them and the same set into the other you can create an infinite loop. Even funnier if you manage to put 2 of the same sorcery on a single helix and then cast a third one from your hand to create a similar loop. It's great.
Posted By: Lege (11/24/2009 4:08:39 AM)


Wow, Path to Exile and Archive Trap would be pretty hilarious.
Posted By: magog360 (5/14/2010 11:50:48 AM)


God, I loved imprint. My personal favorite-

Imprint shahrazad and burning wish. Either you play shahrazad and get a burning wish to pull another shahrazad once the subgame resolves, or you play burning wish to grab a shahrazad and trigger a subgame, and then once you return to the main game you play the shahrazad you pulled before...

Remember, in unsanctioned events the wish cards aren't restricted to your sideboard and can pull any card, including more shahrazads (aside from the four in your deck)

Basically you keep bouncing your shahrazads between games. Even more fun if you imprint another shahrazad on panoptic mirror. Of course, people may not want to play against you after all the subgame shennanigans.
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (7/26/2010 10:12:31 AM)


Entomb can put sorceries into your grave.
So can Gamble.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (9/11/2010 7:50:53 AM)