Mystic Speculation

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.)

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Set Rarity
Future Sight (FUT) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mystic Speculation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Mystic Speculation Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Talrand: No Assumptions

1 week ago

If you can get mana costs low enough then cards with buyback are a real menace for a Talrand deck. I’d recommend Capsize and Mystic Speculation

Capsize can also target lands so if you can get the cost reduction high enough to ignore the buyback costs then you’ll just be bouncing nearly everything.

multimedia on Talrand master of drakes - [Primer]

2 weeks ago

Hey, good budget version of Talrand, nice Consecrated Sphinx.

Budget cards to consider adding:

Peregrine + Displace + Archaeomancer/Mnemonic Wall makes infinite blue mana from blinking Peregrine and infinite casts of Displace which equals infinite 2/2 Drakes from Talrand. Displace is an instant meaning can do this combo on an opponents turn and then attack with infinite Drakes on your turn.

Cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Yennett, Tribal Sovereign

3 months ago

Hey, you're welcome, well done.

Consider Mystic Speculation? Three mana to repeatably scry 3 is helpful especially to find lands/mana rocks, not get mana screwed. Helps to setup in the mid game and manipulate the top for Yennett in the late game. With a budget manabase Speculation and Ponder can help more than Brainstorm.

I would play all three Speculation, Ponder and Brainstorm since one mana spells that can help to setup the top of your library for Yennett are valuable. If I had to choose one of the three I would choose Speculation because it can be repeatable. Ponder vs Brainstorm; I would choose Ponder because Ponder is the better overall card for more aspects of game play. Brainstorm is better specifically with Yennett.

You're deck is relying less on Yennett because you have other Sphinxes, but some repeatable protection for her wouldn't hurt. Consider trying to find room for Swiftfoot Boots and Whispersilk Cloak? Unblockable Yennett is nice since then you don't have to worry about her in combat, making it safe to attack and get her trigger. As long as Boots is already on the battlefield before Yennett then you can pay one to protect and get to attack with Yennett the turn you play her.

Helping you on your deck inspired me to make my own version of Yennett, Cryptic Cheating (Budget). I put together a $200 version and played it Saturday evening. I did well, winning two of the four games with Approach on turn 8/10. My version is different than yours; I'm only playing two other Sphinxes, Enimga and Final Word. I'm not playing Sphinx tribal instead other busted odd CMC cards to cheat cast such as Blatant Thievery, Void Winnower and the Primordials.

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H0L0cr0nHunter16 on

4 months ago

Hey have you tried Mystic Speculation it has worked pretty well for me

Saljen on UB Heartless Retrieving

5 months ago

You're a little heavy on the search/dig. Mystic Speculation and Scour All Possibilities are probably a bit much. I'd drop all 5 for some discard effects like Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. Need something to stop whatever your opponent is going to do to stop your combo. Path to Exile, a Counterspell, or graveyard hate will stop you in your tracks. Honestly, I'd try to fit 7 of the 1 CMC discard spells in there.

Cartre on Don't Blink Or You'll Miss It

6 months ago

Really cool combo! I've never seen it before. +1

Some suggestions: Add some deck shorteners like Manamorphose or Street Wraith . I would even try removing Beast Within and Rapid Hybridization for Serum Visions or Mystic Speculation to help assemble your combo better.

TetrAggressive on Mizzix EDH (No Infinite Combos)

7 months ago

Capsize can be great for farming counters on Mizzix and disrupting your opponent's boardstate. Important to note that Mizzix reduces the cost of buyback as well. Mystic Speculation is also great for this.

myLAAN on Summon Bigger Fish

10 months ago

onehitterquiter aww water dogo is cool and would work very well with 'rix and some cards that used to be in the deck ( Trail of Evidence , Mystic Speculation ) but he is sadly not a BIG fish :(

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