x If you're looking for a specific comment, check the other printings as well.
Player Rating:
Community Rating: 3.661 / 5  (62 votes)
The player rating is the overall rating for the card taking into account all player rating votes.

Popular Comments
Hide Comments
Only show me comments rated:
12 >
Equilibrium. Dang didn't draw my augury owl yet. Now if only I had a nice cheap 1 mana blue card for trusted advisor to bounce instead... ah wait there he is.

Dang now my equilibrium got nuked. How will I get rid of this pesky trusted advisor until I need him? Oh yeah, that's how.

Sweet card.
Posted By: Nathreet (3/2/2011 11:15:38 PM)


Wow, you people seriously don't know what you're missing. This is an awesome card! One useful ability, one "drawback" that can easily be turned into an advantage with cards such as Sage Owl, in addition to an above average Power/Toughness/CMC ratio?! You guys are insane for not recognising it for what it truly is: A good card.

@Gormaol: You would if you weren't a tourney***.
Posted By: Tiggurix (9/6/2011 7:49:35 AM)


I think the reason people miss how good he is is because of the +2 hand size thing. People see that, think "oh, that's his ability", then read the return-to-hand thing as a drawback to balance it out. Since +2 hand size isn't really worth much, they say "well, that's not worth a drawback" and vote him down.

In truth, of course, the +2 hand size is mostly irrelevant, and you're probably running him for the bouncing ability. A one-mana reusable way to bounce your own creatures is pretty powerful, even limited to your upkeep.

Also, his 1/2 body isn't terrible for one mana. He won't accomplish much in that respect, but he can save you a bit of damage.
Posted By: Aquillion (5/24/2013 9:20:39 PM)


I think he deserves a 4...
Posted By: Kryptnyt (12/1/2010 8:30:23 PM)


This card is rated down, but all the comments are praising it? Hmmmm... Oh well, I'll jump on the bandwagon. 5/5.
Posted By: land_comment (3/6/2011 5:10:03 AM)


A one-drop that enables bounce effects for free each turn can't be half bad.
There really are some cards that are great to combine with him.
As opposed to Umbilicus or Blood Clock, you can now start your bouncing shenanigans with just one blue mana next turn. (Even though that restricts you to blue creatures and that your opponent won't have to bounce as well :P)

Mistbind Clique is a good target for him to create a soft lock.
Especially since Cloud of Faeries and Spellstutter Sprite are both very great bounce targets for two mana and come in handy for the advisor as well. Untapping a City of Traitors or recasting a hard counter for a ton of cheap spells is both awesome.

Once the lands are tapped, Rishadan Cutpurse can be used to force them into sacrificing their permanents.
(Damping Engine can also work if your opponen... (see all)
Posted By: Mode (8/8/2011 12:59:28 PM)


When a maximum hand size of 7 just isn't enough. As others have mentioned he is excellent at causing multiple enters the battlefield effects for your own creatures.
Posted By: tcollins (5/24/2012 12:46:55 AM)


This guy advises his clients Venser, Shaper Savant, Court Hussar, and Venerated Teacher to either to be busy teaching, teleporting, or having court appointments. All in one pretty controlling 1 Up (level up/exalted) deck.
Posted By: MakeshiftMage (5/23/2013 11:21:58 AM)


Bounce my Venser, Shaper Savant and Mystic Snake each turn? Sure, why not?

So many ways to abuse this - just be careful to not overload your deck with creatures like this, or you won't ever get to have a creature on the field.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (11/10/2013 7:33:12 AM)


And with Augury Owl and Coiling Oracle, he's even better.
Posted By: JenBroness (8/5/2010 3:55:29 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!