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Posted By: achilleselbow (8/15/2010 7:55:44 AM)


Shyeeah...boomerang magnet....tempt them to use it again. That being said. w/ shroud it's real nice to be able to get to 5 power cards (or lands if you need 'em) real fast.
Posted By: Tetsu_tora (3/24/2011 9:24:54 PM)


Hanna's Custody can give it shroud and make it more difficult to destroy.

Against a mill deck, I could see using Enlightened Tutor to find this, and then play it to get five essential cards out to (relative) safety. Maybe one of them can be an Elixir of Immortality so you can replenish your library. Into The Core can get rid of that nasty Grindstone/Painter's Servant combo.
Posted By: jfre81 (8/8/2011 3:28:18 AM)


10/4/2004 If there are no cards left, you can still use the ability to turn a draw into a "do nothing".

Well that's one way to beat a mill deck.
Posted By: Biggles (2/11/2012 2:03:13 PM)


I love this card for it's flavor. You're writing a spellbook, and actually putting spells in it. This card becomes the "cover," with the cards you go get becoming pages that you can read to learn the spell.

Power-level wise, it's pretty good for an artifact compare to Jayamdae Tome, the baseline for repeatable artifact draw. 4 mana to cast and 4 to activate. This card costs one more to cast, and creates a separate pile, giving you the option to draw from your library if you need something not under the tome. The fact that it replaces a draw instead of gives you one is a drawback, but you basically get to pick what you're drawing, so I feel it makes up for that. It's still a little bit too expensive to be playable, but I think if this were reprinted in today's Standard at a slightly lower cost it would see some play.
Posted By: Max_Glycine (3/18/2012 1:49:59 AM)


Besides Parallel Thoughts, Skyship Weatherlight was another spiritual successor.
Posted By: HuntingDrake (5/19/2012 7:50:25 PM)


This card has actually become an integral piece of my Kemba, Kha Regent EDH deck. I try to make sure my Indomitable Archangel is up and running before I cast it, but it's solid tutoring for when you're using colors that are weak in that area.
Posted By: RxPhantom (5/21/2012 5:44:24 AM)


It's not so bad if you have drawing power and a couple mana to burn, but otherwise, you're losing a lot of tempo just to tutor game finishers (which could be removed from the game if someone destroyed the tome).

Alternately, you could use it to thin your deck of lands... or to DRAW lands should the need arise.
Posted By: nammertime (11/28/2009 9:00:34 AM)


I like the idea, but it needed to be cheaper.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/1/2010 5:40:54 PM)


Anagram for "Anagram"
Posted By: Shadoflaam (6/1/2011 5:02:48 PM)