Ancestral Recall


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Ancestral Recall


Target player draws three cards.

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Ancestral Recall Discussion

Azdranax on Krenko, Combo Boss

1 week ago


My responses above were to confirm the incorrect assertions that have been made in this comment section, and regardless if you think you know how a card is "supposed" to be read, your original assertions were and still are wrong. The DCI gets to decide how a card should be read, so feel free to refer to judge rulings available online when someone challenges your assertions. Just so the above scenarios are clear, though, let me clarify further and make it unequivocal.

1) Blood Moon does NOT turn non-basic lands into basic mountains - period. It turns the land-only sub-type into mountain, and the card name and super type is unaffected. Ruination will destroy non-basics even if a Blood Moon is in play - end of story. If you need to confirm this, and you still think I'm wrong, please feel free to run the google machine and look at any response on this question from a DCI judge.

2) Skullclamp will trigger the draw effect when equipped to a token creature that dies, UNLESS that creature was instead exiled, which is the one exception I pointed out to begin with via my initial response. Token creatures do go to the graveyard when they die, but never exist in the graveyard (as previously noted), and cannot move between zones under any circumstances. In a deck built to exploit creature tokens and sacrifice abilities, Skullclamp then provides the ability to draw two cards for one mana based on something you plan to do anyway - sacrifice and kill tokens. As far as comparable spells in Magic go, drawing two cards for one mana and no other costs or effects other than the token death, there is exactly one spell that is better, that being Ancestral Recall. So in this type of build, skullclamp is a reusable 2/3 of an Ancestral Recall, which is insanely good.

Take this comment thread as a teachable moment if you can, as going into defense mode to assert that you are right, when multiple other players are confirming that you are, in fact, wrong doesn't do much for your persona within the TappedOut community. This is a community after all - we all enjoy playing this game, and for the most part, players are here to help when they can, and sometimes correct mistakes when necessary. It's ok to be mistaken - everyone is from time to time, but it's not ok to continue to make the same mistake because you decide the rest of the community needs to listen to you.

And one last thing, if you haven't already, at least upvote this guy's deck now that we've hijacked his comment section for the last two's the least we can do for him, plus it's a pretty damn good deck.

Razulghul on The List...

3 weeks ago

Gleeock do you really think WoTC doesnt know the reserved list is unpopular? Using your suggestion they would basicly be asking consumers to choose between paying a lot or a little for product they want. I really don't think WoTC will learn much they don't already know. It would be the same if they asked what their consumers want in every mastery set. Every card worth 20+ dollars? No suprise there either. I think instead of trying to bring back past cards you are better off suggesting future prints that fit more in today's magic. Ancestral Vision and Visions of Beyond will never be Ancestral Recall but they are a glimpse of utilizing past cards in a more modern setting.

Force_of_Willb on My goyf is bigger than yours

1 month ago

If you did add blue you can use Etherium Sculptor+Foundry Inspector to reduce the cost of your artifacts and then MAYBE chain some Chromatic Spheres Stars and Spellbombs into each other.

16 Lands might be too much (for combo) add Simian Spirit Guide for explosive starts and to prevent stalling later.

Implement of Combustion is another Cheap Draw Artifact (over Terrarion).

Manamorphose/Street Wraith - help dig through the deck

Burning Inquiry could be a potential Ancestral Recall or sideboard against tron to get extra artifacts in graveyard.

Magmatic Insight can help when drawing extra lands - possibly my worst suggestion

Lastly maybe include Apostle's Blessing to protect your creature from removal and get damage through.

freakingShane on Wouldn't It Be Fun If Nobody Else Had Fun?

1 month ago

So this will be the same as my above comment. Anything I mention here does not mean that they are bad cards, rather I personally think they are less efficient for your deck's goals and strategies.

These are some cards I would look into cutting/replacing: Show

I won't suggest any more until you see these and gauge whether or not these would be good cuts and replacements. I know there is more you could do if you wanted to, so let's just see what you think so far before we get too crazy here! Haha. Keep me updated on what you're thinking, man! Always enjoy helping other players.

Madcookie on Storm crows revenge $250,000 budget

1 month ago

Sorry mate, I hate budget decks like this, especially bad cards like Ancestral Recall, that are simply below my level. I only run bling cards like Grizzly Bears and Glory Seeker, mostly because they simply make my opponents tremble in awe and concede by turn 2.

filthyc4sual on mill to beat tample+deathtouch

3 months ago

Mill has a pretty linear playstyle. I would take out the Never//Return and the Wall of Frost and add Glimpse the Unthinkable and Archive Trap. You could also add Visions of Beyond--I know it doesn't fit the linearity, but it's Ancestral Recall.

SaltyCulty on

3 months ago

What the fuck is this deck, it costs 7000 dollars because of Ancestral Recall, what are you doing with your life? Please reconsider your life choices and please leave this earth and please take your life. I suggest buying a 10 dollar rope from your local hardware store and setting it up in your kitchen. So when you die, someone will find you and then you shall be remembered as the kitchen bitch-ass. I bet you have a vagina you faggot of a whore. Take this to heart so that you actually kill your self. I bet you upvoted your own deck, you upvote whore.

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