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The best way to get a lot of creatures into your graveyard and then dig them out with this card... Ladies and gentlemen... I give you Mirror-Mad Phantasm.

It's even better if you can put at least one, if not two, Drogskol Captains six-feet-under and then dig them the next turn with this!

I actually can't believe that nobody has mentioned Mirror-Mad before me, it just seems like one of those combos that was meant to be, you know?

Thats what Mirror-Mad Phantasm is for. It usually puts about half of your library right into the ground!... then you can play those cards from the graveyard with this! It's an awesome combo of cards!... And like you said... with Parallel Lives out you get double the tokens! (You could copy only one drogskul captain and then get two! (if you're running G/W/U that is). Giving all of your spirits +2/+2 and DOUBLE HEXPROOF just for the CMC of the captain. And dudes che... (see all)
Posted By: Crotchkicker (2/3/2012 7:14:58 AM)


It's flashback, but really it's better (and worse) than flashback:

1. The ability is a triggered ability, much more difficult for those blue mages to counter
2. More use out of creatures
3. Really fun to play
4. So many possibilities

1. Although the creatures are more difficult to counter, generally its easier to get rid of a token than an actual card, (example, paying {0} when using Steel Hellkite's second ability
2. Pretty hefty casting cost.
3. Sorcery restriction makes sense (things would get a little nutty otherwise) but still...restrictive.

Awesome card though.
Posted By: tcollins (2/23/2012 11:33:10 PM)


I'm replacing Unburial Rites in my UG self-mill with this because it means my whole creature base has unearth.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (4/8/2012 1:30:38 PM)


@tcollins: Actually, token copies of creatures have the same mana cost (and thus, converted mana cost) as the original creature. See rule 706.2.

Also, a hilarious combo for Back from the Brink is Riftsweeper. The token copy shuffles the original back into the library. If you have something like Doubling Season or Parallel Lives, you can get other creatures back as well.
Posted By: syrazemyla (4/24/2012 9:51:11 PM)


This + Snapcaster Mage = Much more than a second chance.
Posted By: Shadowkai47 (5/6/2012 6:06:51 PM)


Yes, this card is expensive to cast. Unless you play a U/G deck with enough mana ramp...

Helps that Parallel Lives and Doubling Season are G as well. ;-)

Posted By: Eddie_Antilles (8/4/2012 2:08:48 PM)



Populate is a Green/White Mechanic. Also, Cackling Counterpart abuses Populate much worse than this one does. IMHO.

But both cards will definitely see experimentation in RtR. Heck, Thragtusk + Counterpart + Populate is so dirty that I'm convinced that Bant Token Control might become a thing.
Posted By: TiredTofu (9/11/2012 2:17:20 AM)


so I need help.. its reads that you put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of the card soooo is that copy still a token ? I have have infinite reflections where nontolken creatures become a copy of the enchanted creature... curious if this creature which with back from the brink was a tolken then became the copy and now can be triggered the infinite reflections.... am I making sense this is hard to write out.....
Posted By: ducky78 (9/12/2012 4:51:39 AM)


Hey guys, how about this: Mitotic Slime

Tokens within tokens within tokens. TOKENCEPTION!

In current standard, I imagine Centaur's Herald will work quite nicely along the same lines, if not even better (due to her low mana cost), especially with Parallel Lives and Populate!
Posted By: Tiggurix (10/10/2012 11:52:30 AM)


@ Lateralis0ne: Best comment ever.
Posted By: doombladez (11/5/2012 8:42:39 PM)