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"strictly better then spectral search light" -ttian

Drugs are bad. Spectral Searchlight used to be hilarious because of mana burn, give an opponent mana on odd phases when they could only use instant speed responses or take 1. Or, add 1 of any color to your own pool, without life lost.
Posted By: KarmasPayment (6/9/2010 2:37:15 AM)


Why was this a rare? There's a precedent of cards just like this being uncommon (mana prism and celestial prism). A few years later Darksteel Ingot was common and it had the new indestructible ability. I could see myself being happy I opened this as my rare in an Invasion draft but not in any other situation.
Posted By: TPmanW (4/9/2011 4:54:53 PM)


City of Bra-ss seems more potent
Posted By: nimzo (10/21/2010 6:23:20 PM)


Oh wow. Just got the point of this card, a good decade later. It's a Phyrexian lens because it allows you to pay Phyrexian mana at half the life cost. No matter the color. Bravo, Wizards, now that is some forethought.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (5/10/2011 10:51:43 PM)


Outclassed by a common: Darksteel Ingot...
Posted By: Volcre (9/16/2009 2:40:42 AM)


Great flavour text, really gives it appropriate black flavour.
Posted By: the.tunnel.children (2/16/2010 4:09:36 PM)


except it's colourless...
Posted By: RafiqTheMiststalker (4/25/2010 9:32:14 PM)


This card is bad. It has no redeeming qualities. Spectral Searchlight can't mana burn people anymore, but atleast spectral searchlight doesn't deal damage to you. Spectral Searchlight also has some play value in multiplayer games.
Posted By: hid@n (6/15/2010 9:20:45 AM)


Strictly worse than Manalith.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (11/15/2011 2:30:28 PM)


Why is this rated lower than Standing Stones?
Posted By: Robface (8/14/2011 9:24:10 AM)


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