Mystic Retrieval

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon
Dark Ascension (DKA) Uncommon

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Mystic Retrieval

Sorcery

Return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.

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

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Mystic Retrieval Discussion

TheSpiritombEnthusiast on Jori En, Generic Title

1 day ago

Thanks for the suggestions! Ive considered Quicken and Gitaxian Probe before, so Ill definetly try them if I pick up some copies. Goblin Electromancer/Baral werent here before because I figured my curve was low enough as is, but Ive swapped in the electromancer to give it a shot! I think Rewind is a bit too much of an investment, you could say. I rarely hold up more than one or two mana on an opponents turn. Mystic Retrieval Ill keep in mind, but I prefer Shreds of Sanity.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Jori En, Generic Title

1 day ago

Quicken is pretty good for surprising opponents, and does exactly what Jori En wants a card to do.

Gitaxian Probe is essentially a free cantrip, which means even more free value with your commander.

Goblin Electromancer is exactly what any spellslinging deck wants; I'm surprised you're not running it already. Baral, Chief of Compliance falls into a similar category.

Mystic Retrieval grabs back strong instants or sorceries you may have wheeled away, and lets you do it twice.

Rewind is an excellent counterspell that lets you follow up with something else to trigger Jori En.

Suns_Champion on Jori En, Diving on a Budget

2 weeks ago

Hi! I didn't really have time to read through all the comments so forgive me if you've already heard of some of these!

Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip seems like it fits the theme of the deck quite well!

Have you thought about the pingers like Guttersnipe, Firebrand Archer, and Thermo-Alchemist?

I know you've considered Enigma Drake but what about Charmbreaker Devils as a good late game beater?

Faithless Looting, Mystic Retrieval, Think Twice and other flashback cards are a smart way to activate the draw power even late game.

Mystic Remora is just a great card that I've seen in cEDH builds so it may be good.

Hope some of these help!

Firebones675 on Keep your Mind Sharp! (Izzet Shenanigans)

3 weeks ago

Looks good, i'm a fan of slower more controlling decks myself.

In terms of cards similar to niv mizzet that trigger when you draw cards, you could consider Psychosis Crawler or The Locust God.

Jelly_Bean, bident doesnt work with the firemind that way since bident specifies it has to be combat damage. It's still a good card and worth considering for the deck but it does not go infinite.

The card Curiosity does work however. By putting a copy of curiosity, on Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and drawing a card, he can deal 1 damage to an opponent causing curiosity to draw you a card causing the firemind to deal 1 damage to an opponent causing curiosity...

Assuming you have more cards in your deck than your opponents have life you win the game on the spot. (same trick works with Ophidian Eye)

I'm not a huge fan of Psychic Spiral here. Most of the time if you want to win the game by mill (having an opponent lose the game by drawing from an empty library) it's best to go all in. Here i don't think it's likely to impact the opponent much and against decks that use their graveyard it might help them instead. If the reason you're running it is to get a second chance at cards that you've already played and hoping to redraw them, i'd run something to return them directly to my hand like Charmbreaker Devils, Archaeomancer, or Mystic Retrieval.

Also as as jelly said, you might want to look into getting different counterspells. Cancel still gets the job done so don't worry if you don't have any others around, but some counters can give an addeed bonus on top of just countering and are probably worth picking up at some point. Also Fogbank is one of my favorite walls, love that little guy.

AwesomeOctopus on Mizzix non-infinite win cons?

2 months ago

That sounds pretty good! I actually have all those pieces in the deck already. maybe i run Quiet Speculation to fetch Increasing Vengeance + Devil's Play + Mystic Retrieval into the yard then mystic retrieval flashed back to return the devil's play or just play it from the yard and copy it twice with the Increasing Vengeance

Seeker_and_Discovery on Our Lands Will Wither Away

2 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions Joumba and the like! Both Pyrohemia and Fiery Confluence were in my considerations, but I decided to cut them.Fiery Confluence I am still considering due to its flexibility, but I am now straying from enchantments and leaning towards instants and sorceries because they have more synergy with cards such as Past in Flames, Mystic Retrieval, and Kess, Dissident Mage. Because I'm investing in cards to fill my graveyard, running into opportunities to recast Reanimate or Stitch Together into Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite or like become much more relevant. Whereas, the only way to recur my enchantments is Open the Vaults. That being said, I am considering taking out Open the Vaults and Marshal's Anthem for a few other cards.Two being Winter Orb because I rely heavily on artifact ramp so it shouldn't hurt me as bad as the rest of my opponents and Mesmeric Orb to help with milling myself.Also, considering Armageddon. A little spiky (and I know this deck is essentially built to do the same thing, but I feel because I'm taking a longer route to get there, it's not as bad :p)

Also, I really like Yamabushi's Storm. I may consider this in the build, however, atm in my meta I am the only one who owns a Crucible of Worlds. If they eventually get one, I probably will throw this in there. One thing to note though, if my combo is in action, and I have an Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite out, my opponents wont be able to play lands because they will die as they etb.

Thanks again!!!

Xica on Oh No! My Deck is Ruin(ator)ed!

3 months ago

Hello, from your post i just realized that i am not the only person who is tinkering with a deck built around Skaab Ruinator
So here is what ideas i came up with till now:

1# Build an all in deck with the best cheap mill spells, Hedron Crab, Minister of Inquiries, Shriekhorn (a few - as its sadly an artifact), Dream Twist, Contingency Plan - ad 3 playsets of "real" creatures Narcomoeba, Skaab Ruinator, Eternal Scourge - and a flex slot, that at the moment i fill with Stitchwing Skaab, but it could be Magus of the Bazaar.
The problem is that this version has obvious problems with stuff like Path to Exile, (and grave hate) despite being really fast.

2# Build a deck that abuses Gifts Ungiven with Skaab Ruinator as win condition (since this creature doesn't need slots devoted to Unburial Rites.
In such a shell Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, Plaxmanta + Pit Keeper as a worse Snapcaster Mage would do well.
For turn one stuff like Siren Stormtamer/Martyr of Frost or stuff like Vampire Cutthroat would be ideal.

P.s.:Laboratory Maniac is a trap - for this deck.
There are alternatives that are a lot better - like Psychic Spiral + Mystic Retrieval which can work out of the graveyard, and mill the opponent out of nowhere.

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