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He's gotta FEVER. And the only PRESCRlPTION...is YOU DRAWIN' A STUPID AMOUNT OF CARDS.
Posted By: EGarrett01 (5/10/2013 11:49:39 PM)
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For each of this cycle, imagine if you will the effect that would occur if instead of 3 occuring it was instead 2. Lightning Bolt already has shock, Healing Salve would become even less efficient, Giant Growth would become quite weak and Dark Ritualwould still be playable. However if this was instead draw 2 cards instead of 3, it would still be banned in nearly every single format. That level of power still hasn't been printed on a 1cmc blue card since this. THAT is how powerful Ancestral is.
Posted By: TheManakinTransfer (10/18/2013 8:32:10 PM)
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sick combo: island + ancestral recall.
Posted By: Watchingwolf51 (7/18/2010 7:20:54 AM)
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"Force opponent to draw three cards." As in, you must hold him down and control his appendages, forcing him to pick up three cards by moving and pinching his hand with your own.

Honestly, I don't think he'd need much prompting.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/1/2010 8:04:40 PM)
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It may have established blue's drawing theme and as a boon made sense but I just don't understand why it was made so absolutely powerful. It just doesn't make sense for a card to exist like this. However, in Vintage it is absurdely cool that you are allowed to play with a max of one of these in your deck, that is if you own one, which I don't.

I read that Richard Garfield's justification for rare cards like this and Black Lotus was that he assumed only a few would exist in any given region and no one would ever get their hands on more than one of them. Of course this underestimated the popularity of the game and human nature to horde things.
Posted By: Mr_Hendry (7/18/2009 6:39:31 PM)
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The most overpowered of cards printed in Alpha, and it formed a cycle with Healing Salve of all cards...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (7/1/2009 9:44:20 AM)
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Use with Isochron Scepter for power card advantage. Sure, there's a one mana drawback, but a 2cc instant to draw three? Sold!
Posted By: redwinedrummer (10/4/2009 7:24:41 AM)
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Who doesn't love drawing more cards. One Blue? Instant? Doesn't get any better than this!
Posted By: Syvanis (11/13/2008 12:12:57 PM)
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"Richard, don't you think it's a bit overpo-"

"LALALA CAN'T HEAR YOU LALALALALAL..."
Posted By: WilloftheLisp (6/24/2011 3:37:39 PM)
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One of my top 5 favorite cards of all time! Drawing 3 cards as an instant for one mana is NEVER useless, and pond for pound this might be the MOST mana efficient spell of all time. All the hardcore players know that blue is the color of choice (as long as your format allows the big blue!)
Posted By: mrbgddy (3/8/2010 6:34:43 PM)
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