Mystic Speculation


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Uncommon

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Mystic Speculation


Buyback (2) (You may pay an additional (2) as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)

Scry 3. (To scry 3, look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)

Mystic Speculation Discussion

the_unseen89 on The Sea is Woke - Noyan Dar Control

1 month ago

WhattheDeck Thanks for the suggestions and compliment! I have been thinking about removing a wipe but I really need to get either Mystic Speculation and/or Clockspinning into the deck. They are more reusable spells that I feel are needed to make this deck more consistent. I have also ordered a Vanish into Memory for testing purposes.

I do really like Peer Through Depths though as you are likely to hit a spell. Although, it would be awful to whiff.

DanGomba on The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

Love the deck. I am building something very similar. My one question is, why Mystic Speculation ? I'm am very curious about your reasoning for this over similar, but cheaper cantrips. Thanks!

Daedalus19876 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Dango: But infinite mana combosssssssss...

Anyway, this is the list I'm playing with: intended to be cEDH level, derived heavily from my Locust God deck, but with additional Power Artifact and Bolas's Citadel lines (since Oona only needs infinite colorless to work, Power Artifact is much more viable). Primary infinite combos are as follow:

1) Paradox Engine + Isochron Scepter / Mystic Speculation

2) Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal

3) Power Artifact + Grim Monolith / Basalt Monolith

4) Bolas's Citadel + Sensei's Divining Top / Necropotence

Anyone have thoughts, suggestions, critiques? I'm sure I'm missing some good black cards that I've forgotten about.

triky123 on Mono blue supremacy: Talrand

2 months ago

Hey have you looked into Mystic Speculation ?

Funkydiscogod on Can Counterbalance Mimic Chalice of ...

2 months ago

I've been looking for other things that can do what top does:

DuTogira on Can Counterbalance Mimic Chalice of ...

2 months ago

Counterbalance is strong no doubt... but part of what really makes it worth playing is having a critical mass of control over the top card of your library. Legacy had that with Brainstorm and Sensei's Divining Top , as well as fetchlands. Modern (being slower) can actually et away with something similar using fetchlands and Jace, the Mind Sculptor (plus some intelligent play) to do a reasonable impression of legacy's fetchlands and Brainstorm . The real downside here is that in legacy, Sensei's Divining Top , fetches, and Brainstorm all play at instant speed, which is critical for a control deck. In modern, you can still fetch at instant speed, but modern's instant speed top deck manipulation is severely lacking. Jace, the Mind Sculptor is ok at the manipulation aspect but is slow. Ponder is slow. Opt doesn't actually let you manipulate what the card on top of your deck is, they just help manipulate draws. There's not even something as bad as instant speed Mystic Speculation .

Not saying you can't make it work, but rather that you have to really work a lot harder to stack the top of your deck in modern, and even if you do, your opponent only has to get hit by Counterbalance once to know that it's just blocking one specific CMC for that turn, so you still frequently have to hold up counter magics even with Counterbalance in play, which sort of defeats the point.

Now that top is banned in legacy, I don't think Counterbalance even sees legacy play still. Again not saying you can't use it modern, but rather that it lacks the critical support to really make it go hog wild and worth building a deck around. Otherwise... your deck has to keep a few other answers up its sleeves just in case, and the Counterbalance is more of a "heart of the cards" aspect than an actual wincon/strategy.

Ryanh12 on Bug Boi EDH

2 months ago

The best way to get The Locust God out early is through your top-dollar mana rocks. Sadly, if you're on a budget it doesn't work out all that well. Chrome Mox , Mox Diamond , Mox Opal , Grim Monolith , Mana Vault , and Mana Crypt are the best ways. Also, there's a fun combo with Ashnod's Altar / Phyrexian Altar / Mana Echoes with Skullclamp for infinite mana and cards. You could use this with Laboratory Maniac for a pretty nifty combo, or add Firestorm for the win. If you add those top-dollar mana rocks, definitely add Dramatic Reversal and Isochron Scepter for a potentially infinite colored mana combo. Also just about anything with Isochron Scepter and Paradox Engine is a great combo if you have your mana rocks out. My top pick for this combo is Mystic Speculation because it allows you to literally reorder your library, even in judged games. It is a permitted shortcut. Also a vital card in this deck is Kozilek, Butcher of Truth because he allows you to reshuffle your deck when you discard him, which is extremely important. Again, all of these top-dollar mana rocks is what makes many of these combos work, stating the importance of such pieces in your deck. With such additions your The Locust God can potentially get you a turn 3 kill. Hope this is good enough! :3

Azdranax on Looking for Win cons and ...

2 months ago

If you’re looking to push lethal wizard combat in a single turn, then I’d highly recommend Capsize , Mystic Speculation and Whispers of the Muse with Isochron Scepter , Dramatic Reversal and Paradox Engine with lots of mana rocks. Infinite buyback casts to scry, draw or bounce permanents while pumping your wizards is a really fun way to kill your opponents.

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