Learn from the Past

Learn from the Past


Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.

Draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Learn from the Past occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Learn from the Past Discussion

Conartistry on Niv-Mizzet, Parun

7 months ago

Love to see another Niv-Mizzet deck!

But I have some questions about what you have here.

Why run Finale of Revelation ? Stroke of Genius can win games for more, and Pull from Tomorrow is an instant at the cost of discarding a card. Either (or both) seems better than Finale.

Since you aren't running many fetches, I think you could afford to cut Brainstorm for Impulse or maybe Sleight of Hand (or Search for Azcanta  Flip which I see in your maybe board).

I don't think Counterflux is all that great, it's really color heavy for a glorified cancel 80% of the time. If storm or control are common in your meta than disregard and keep going.

Ionize does seem rather weak though, I think Counterspell is an easy swap.

How is Consecrated Sphinx doing for you? I'm considering adding him to my own list but I'm not sure if he is better than a Chemister's Insight .

Clear the Mind may be less mana intensive, but I think Learn from the Past is better since it doubles as grave hate in a pinch.

AEtherize never felt great to me, have you considered Starstorm or Earthquake as more permanent control options instead?

How frequently do you actually need Reliquary Tower ? It seems really overkill in most cases especially when your wincon is Dramatic Scepter. Also tapping for colorless when the commander costs is painful.

Isn't Thousand-Year Storm really unnecessary? Sure you get infinite storm with dramatic scepter, but why not just run Grapeshot or Brain Freeze at that point?

How's Keranos, God of Storms doing? He seems painfully slow for the odd chance to bolt.

All in all, I do like the deck. Props for not defaulting to the Curiosity Combo Niv is infamous for! If you're interested, here's my own decklist, though it's still a work in progress, any suggestions are more than welcome: Mad Science with a bit of Control

wisegreenbean on KEFNOOT

10 months ago

Sensei's Divining Top seems like an auto-include in your top-deck hero style deck.

Learn from the Past is a lil sketchy...I thought you were a mill deck? ;) Grave hate is gud but you can just be running Relic of Progenitus effects. The synergy upsides are nais but not worth running a meh card.

Arcane Melee seems like an overcosted mana rock on average. You aren't storming off, on average.

Ashnod's Altar is an somewhat odd include in your super low creature count deck??? Putting Kefnoot into your library might be an ok if ballsy move sometimes but idk if it's worth such a dedicated sac outlet. You only have like 3 token generators...

Not to be a degenerate sicko mode boi but...no Laboratory Maniac or new jace maniac?

Panas on Your Signature Spellbook

10 months ago

Learn from the Past

Burn Away

Dawn Charm

Imp's Mischief

Primal Command

AEther Snap

Reality Shift

Bitter Ordeal

This is my spellbook. I tend to find ways and effects that bend the colour pie, as well as some spells I consider "hidden gems"!

untraceablez on Baral Ultra Budget Hate

1 year ago

Looks good for a budget list! Here are a few cards I'd recommend, slot them in as you will. Also, get rid of Chromatic Lantern, you have literally no use for it in a mono-blue deck.

Sol Ring
Sapphire Medallion
Sky Diamond
Learn from the Past

KobusZSP on Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Budget (€25)

1 year ago

@ DisturbedCanon: First off, thanks for the thoughts. The reason I picked Firemind over Parun is the mana cost. They both cost 6, but Parun requires very specific mana, which is hard to consistently pull off on a budget. Firemind will almost always be out once 6 mana is available, for Parun you need a perfect distribution. Plus Firemind can activate the first draw by itself (after casting Curiosity, for example), while Parun is dependant on you or someone else playing an instant or sorcery spell.

Not stopping the combo instant speed is a very good reason to run Parun over Firemind, though. Should I even build a budgetless variant, I'll surely be using Parun.

Regarding Spellbook: I've surely been in situations where I'd rather not discard, but that only happens if I've got my combo out. And once I do, all the cards I discard in my end step can be shuffled back into my library with Learn from the Past and drawn back into hand during the next player's upkeep if the Firemind combo remains in play.

I'll probably still give it a go and playtest is for a bit. Even without the combo I get to draw tons of cards, and not having to discard them does sound pretty good. Thanks!

Voke1012 on Phenax Mill

1 year ago

really nice deck all I have to say is some other form of recursion would be best. I've found that Learn from the Past does great work although it doesn't mill them down anymore still worth testing.

landofMordor on ::Budget:: Trying to Keep Up with Tuned Decks!

1 year ago

Looks great to me, friend! You might add some modal spells like Primal Command, Mystic Confluence, Simic Charm (maybe), etc. That might increase your flexibility when it comes to beating different kinds of combo.

Also, I would guess that some dedicated graveyard hate might not be amiss. Scavenging Ooze, the new Ooze from C18, Ground Seal, or blue shuffle effects like Learn from the Past can help you beat cutthroat grave synergies. More hate includes Molder Slug, Rebuild, etc.

Things to cut, potentially your more durdly artifacts like Thaumatic Compass  Flip, The Immortal Sun, Treasure Map  Flip...but those are also fun to play, so I won't stop you. All my suggestions, though, are very situational and meta-dependent, because it looks like you've done a great job with the basics! And congrats on your strong game night performance with this deck! Cheers!

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