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Wow, it's the blue Healing Salve! I love all the cards in this cycle and I'm glad they made it.
Posted By: MarlinFlake (8/5/2011 6:53:19 AM)


remember before the interwebs
and fancy smartphones?
when you had to buy magazines
to gauge the rarity of your cards?
Posted By: NoFatWizards (2/6/2012 12:54:14 AM)


So undercosted you can quadruple its converted mana cost, halve the raw card advantage it gives, change it from an instant to a sorcery, and remove the admittedly seldom-used option of using it as a mill finisher, and still get a card that occasionally saw tournament play.
Posted By: jeff-heikkinen (2/26/2012 12:54:25 PM)


Oh wow @ people trying to make combos for this card.

How about just paying your one blue mana at instant speed and drawing three cards? Hot damn, that's better than most combos.
Posted By: Evermint (4/6/2011 4:10:27 PM)


Having owned and played with all the power cards I still hold the opinion that Ancestral is the best card in the game, followed by Lotus/Time Walk tie.

Why? simple, while Lotus gives you a 3 mana boost, Ancestral gives you 3 cards. In that type of deck, those 3 cards will usually win you the game, you'll scoop moxen, maybe the lotus, a petal, Windfall, Twister, Wheel, Jar, relearn targeting Ancestral. or Time Walk (and at 2 mana it's VERY easy to cast right away) Don't forget the Tutors at 1 black mana for Vampric and 1B for Demonic, and Mystical for a Blue.

While Lotus is great to get in your opening hand or draw in the first 3 turns, Ancestral Recall always kicks supreme butt, 1 Blue for 3 cards as an instant.

The Black Lotus got alot of respect from other players, but my Ancestral Recall won me way more games than it ever did.

just my 2 cents
Posted By: Pontiac (2/26/2011 9:38:33 AM)


Even the guy in the picture is totally like "what is this I don't even..."
Posted By: 001010011100101110 (9/9/2011 8:43:02 PM)


The most broken of all of the boon cycle...
Posted By: VirtueVsVice (10/18/2009 5:23:00 AM)


in almost most cases i'd be humble enough to take on the burden to let myself draw three cards rather than forcing my poor opponent. ;)
haha, i love the old wording. yet there's actually a slight difference between the oracle and the written text since you couldn't let your teammate draw the cards.
Posted By: Mode (1/1/2009 8:37:27 AM)


Most powerful card ever. The advantage of Black Lotus decreases after the first few turns, but this is always fantastic.

And to think I once had a few, and sold them :(
Posted By: RichardJesperson (7/30/2011 6:15:21 AM)


easily, it could draw 4 cards
Posted By: Purple_Shrimp (9/11/2011 10:17:28 PM)