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I'm liking the flavor of a Red mage carrying around books just to burn them in a stack of Faithless Looting just to use the red flashback.
Posted By: lorendorky (1/26/2012 11:35:43 PM)


"I cast Mystic Retrieval targeting my other Mystic Retrieval. Get comfy kids, this could take a while." Who cares if there will never be enough mana to make it happen...
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (1/29/2012 7:01:25 AM)


Well hey there Standard Burning Vengeance, didn't see you there!
Posted By: Superllama12 (1/26/2012 3:47:06 PM)


Great intersection between the colours to design this card out of. The only thing is, it doesn't synergise with Burning Vengeance as much as it might seem, because you're presumably playing with a whole lot of flashback cards which have a lot more value in the graveyard than normal, reducing the value of this card. Tho its flashback will still trigger it and Secrets of the Dead.

Edit - this card is quite similar to Recoup; probably better becuase you can recur the cards and play them seperately, rather than needing all the mana at once.
Posted By: djflo (2/1/2012 5:25:03 AM)


Lets me play Cruel Ultimatum two more times until I find that Izzet Chronarch to continue the reign of cruelty.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (6/2/2012 11:54:32 AM)


Card advantage! Yay! I can see this being used with Cackling Counterpart, so it flashbacks three times instead of only one.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (2/5/2012 6:00:16 PM)


This to return my Blessings of Nature (used with miracle) back to my hand after I used it to boost my chrs using Wild Defiance. only to play Blessings again later on.. I could see ppl crying at the beat down that would draw. You could even use the alchemist refuge to make your blessings, or mystic retrieval into flash, on your opponents turn! very sweet card.. Just need to build a deck that can make use of it.
Posted By: Matsumoto (5/29/2012 3:07:17 AM)


I can see this card doing well in an Izzet deck with the guild's "instant/sorcery matters" theme, better than Izzet Chronarch or Nucklavee, even. Not only can it potentially recover an instant or sorcery card twice, it's a sorcery itself.
Posted By: MysticSoldier5 (9/8/2012 3:29:49 AM)


Gifts Ungiven for Mystic Retrieval, Snapcaster Mage plus any two spells you actually want *OH GOD THE VALUE*.
Posted By: wolftree (1/22/2014 12:18:20 PM)


Dear Wizards: Thank God This Is Not An Instant.
Signed-- the Living

Dear Wizards: Making it a Sorcery won't stop us from breaking it, you know.
Increasing Vengeance.
Signed- the Johnnies.
Posted By: DarthParallax (1/27/2012 12:43:33 PM)