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Yes, this card is very, very good in EDH even outside of combo, especially in mono-red. You can use it in so many ways.

You could use it to get as much land in play as you want, from something like an Explore, because you put on bottom a hand of mostly non-land and grab a hand with a random sample of land. Then, you play whatever draw spell your deck gave you, if any, and look at a new hand. You can also cycle through your deck looking for all your Rav Bounce lands, playing tons of land and generating card advantage. This comes in particularly handy if you want to play a deck with a lot of mass Land Destruction. You blow up all the lands, this activates, then your new hand will likely have a land or two in it, then maybe one spell that you can play with that amount of mana. You play that, get a new hand, repeat. It's like your deck can't possibly give you the high CMC cards that you can't play anymore, and you are lucking into a low CMC hand where everyone else is lookin... (see all)
Posted By: Justice1337 (5/27/2012 7:12:38 PM)


"My brain is full of fuck!"
Posted By: Continue (7/25/2013 7:32:43 PM)


Hmmmmm, what if you had a Thought Reflection out?
Posted By: Myxomorph (6/14/2009 3:02:24 PM)


Ah, the chaos of red, and the combo potential. Niv-mizzet anyone?
Posted By: Bibblesbun (1/22/2009 6:01:40 PM)


I run this in my Niv EDH and when I don't go off with curiosity/ophidian eye this is an amazing backup, especially if I keep it though an upkeep because i have the mana to play all of my cheap spells and draw my opponent to death.
Posted By: rogerkun (5/13/2009 10:45:06 AM)


Decent combo with Gustha's Scepter
Posted By: Corey_bayoudragonfly (1/19/2011 4:24:39 AM)


like many other fabulous combo pieces from ravnica, it's a little costly and doesn't work emidiatly...
I'ld say 3 mana would be better if Niv-mizzet wasn't in the same block.
Posted By: wolfbear2 (11/16/2009 7:28:19 PM)


This card is actually pretty handy in an EDH deck for non-combo related reasons. A red deck really can use this ability, since they usually don't really have the best draw or tutoring spells around. It lets you repeatedly tunnel through your deck, looking and playing only the best cards in your deck. Also, the looks on the table when you play this card are hilarious.
Posted By: PineappleDisciple (10/18/2010 11:06:29 AM)


Good for libry stacking. Ripple/Cascade, anyone?
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/2/2010 2:54:26 AM)


Niv-mizzet, FTW =)

@Myxomorph: Let's say you had 5 cards in hand. You cast a spell, then put 4 on bottom, then draw 8 cards =) so yeah, that would be cool.
Posted By: channelblaze (9/1/2010 10:38:32 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!