Forbidden Alchemy

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed (DDQ) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Forbidden Alchemy

Instant

Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Forbidden Alchemy Discussion

Sheepgurt on Izzet Steal fling deck

1 month ago

Skullclamp is helaas gebanned in modern, Mask of Memory is misschien een goede vervanging. Andere kaarten:

Aenderan on Nightsky Aggro

2 months ago

@mean_green_machine, the main reason I run Basilica Screechers over more Mourning Thrulls is for the Extort, which can help get that bit of reach you sometimes need. Another reason is because they don't die to Electrickery and other 1 damage sweepers. Considering the current meta, I think that's pretty important.

Beckon Apparition I've really liked for a few good matchups. Against Reanimator, you shut down their main gameplan. Against Stompy, Aristocrats, or similar decks, Undying creatures lose most of their value. Against Control, key flashback cards get neutered, such as Mystical Teachings or Forbidden Alchemy. Not to mention, the token is a flier and both white and black, so good for Edge of the Divinity.

I've been considering Castigate for a while now, but I'm just running the list as is while the meta is how it is now.

Thanks so much for your feedback and suggestions!! :)

Holmhollow on Neos Mill

2 months ago

Forbidden Alchemy would provide quite a bit of value for only a few card slots. You get to go 4 deep, pick the answer or threat you need, then you can flashback it later. All instant speed, in case you need that answer ASAP.

Kosmokatze on Pauper Psychatog!!!

3 months ago

Hi,

your deck is very exciting! These two cards come to my mind:

Bitter Revelation for Succumb to TemptationBoth are Sorcery Speed, draw 2 cards for 2 life, but Bitter Revelation fills up your graveyard.

Forbidden Alchemy for Strategic PlanningIt has the benefits of instant speed, digging/discarding one card more and has flashback.

Also, I very much enjoyed reading your articles on pdhhomebase! You guys do a great job!

If I may be so bold to express a wish; Personally I would love to know you perspective on an Izzet deck, preferrably with with similar puzzling trickiness like the Tog - maybe Gelectrode or one of the Guildmages... Do you think that might be a possible deck tech for your website?

Kosmokatze on Pauper Psychatog!!!

3 months ago

Hi,

your deck is very exciting! These two cards come to my mind:

Bitter Revelation for Succumb to TemptationBoth are Sorcery Speed, draw 2 cards for 2 life, but Bitter Revelation fills up your graveyard.

Forbidden Alchemy for Strategic PlanningIt has the benefits of instant speed, digging/discarding one card more and has flashback.

Also, I very much enjoyed reading your articles on pdhhomebase! You guys do a great job!

If I may be so bold to express a wish; Personally I would love to know you perspective on an Izzet deck, preferrably with with similar puzzling trickiness like the Tog - maybe Gelectrode or one of the Guildmages... Do you think that might be a possible deck tech for your website?

Kosmokatze on Pauper Psychatog!!!

3 months ago

Hi,

your deck is very exciting! These two cards come to my mind:

Bitter Revelation for Succumb to TemptationBoth are Sorcery Speed, draw 2 cards for 2 life, but Bitter Revelation fills up your graveyard.

Forbidden Alchemy for Strategic PlanningIt has the benefits of instant speed, digging/discarding one card more and has flashback.

Also, I very much enjoyed reading your articles on pdhhomebase! You guys do a great job!

If I may be so bold to express a wish; Personally I would love to know you perspective on an Izzet deck, preferrably with with similar puzzling trickiness like the Tog - maybe Gelectrode or one of the Guildmages... Do you think that might be a possible deck tech for the your website?

iammthehungryone on

3 months ago

or Forbidden Alchemy

ThallionDarkshine on

4 months ago

This is a big change to the deck, but I like the idea of switching the deck to be more focused on repeatable sources of mill, namely Sphinx's Tutelage, Jace's Erasure, and Consuming Aberration. With this change, cantrips like Ponder, Preordain, and Brainstorm would be more powerful for their low cmc, allowing you to cast lots of spells in a turn, cycling through your deck and milling people out quickly. Your current game plan of pairing utility creatures with mill seems a bit weak, since the ingest plan is very slow, as are Stern Mentor and Vedalken Entrancer.

Whether you stick to your current game plan or decide to switch it up, there are some cards that I believe feel out of place. The x-costing damage-based removal spells (Heat Ray and Fanning the Flames) are incredibly slow, especially with how little ramp in your list. Thunderous Wrath is another very low-impact card I see here.

I believe your removal package is very strong already, you just need to add more instant/sorcery-based draw/cycle, which synergizes with Kess for lots of draw power. I mentioned the cantrips earlier, another great option is Impulse, while Fact or Fiction is an incredibly powerful draw spell that also fills your graveyard with spells to flashback. Forbidden Alchemy is another great spell that cantrips while filling your yard, and has flashback in case you don't have access to Kess. Mind Grind is a great mill finisher, and can be reused with Kess for incredible amounts of mill.

I would suggest adding a little more ramp to your list as well. Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, and Rakdos Signet are some of the best mana rocks, and I try to fit signets into every multicolored deck I play.

Finally, there's a very powerful combo you can run in mill decks that I think would fit in well here with Kess's ability to recur instants/sorceries. Using a counterspell that puts the countered spell on the bottom of its owner's library (Hinder or Spell Crumple), then casting Tunnel Vision naming the countered card, you can mill a player out completely.

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