Mystical Teachings


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Common
Time Spiral Common

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Mystical Teachings


Search your library for an instant card or a card with flash, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Flashback (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

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Mystical Teachings Discussion

lagotripha on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

1 day ago

I like the idea here, I'm tinkering and think it might work best as a Nahiri's Wrath control setup. Lotus Bloom is a fantastic card, but it does leave you with one less card in hand for 2 turns, so that should be taken into account. Telling Time could be Peer Through Depths as you're gonna be trying to cope with dead cards anyway, so topdeck control is likely less valuable than digging for an answer T2-3.

I feel like a Trophy Mage toolbox setup to search out spellweaver helix and mimic vat will be optimal, as it also gives access to Ensnaring Bridge. Damping Matrix/Imi Statue and Trinisphere, or a Fist of Suns/Inspiring Statuary combo. The only issue is the amount of affinity hate around, which would screw with reliability.

Sin Prodder and Nahiri's Wrath feel functional, but I don't know how well they'll actually fit into things- sorcery speed isn't really what you want for non-discard control. A little bit of me wants to cascade into Wheel of Fate then for ultimate BM, discard and card draw, but it feels cheap and gimicky.

The problem I've always had with the huge-huge spells style is that they spend most of the game as a blank card, so it tends to 'gum up' a deck's draws and hands unless you have a way of running less of them. Running just searing wind and instant search like Mystical Teachings might work, but then its just a different wincon on a mystical teachings deck.

All told, interesting idea- not sure quite how to pull it off, short of the weird mill variant I made. Good luck and happy brewing.

GeminiSpartanX on MM3 Grixis Midrange

3 days ago

No we played. I felt like I dominated every game that didn't involve me getting mana screwed. It was awesome to tutor up Terminate with Mystical Teachings eot, then untap and go terminate, snap, terminate. My opponent's couldn't handle it most games. :)

golffore297 on Mystical Teachings in Modern

1 week ago

So for a while I've been playing the Esper version of Brain in a Jar in Modern and having some really good success with it. However, I credit most of its success to the fact that Esper control is actually quite good. So I've been toying with a couple lists and made a Mystical Teachings list that I think looks really solid and wanted to get some thoughts as to is if it looks competitive enough or not.


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Marcus_Licinius_Crassus on (B/G) Feed. Me.

1 week ago

DragonHaiku Mortician Beetle is really cool. I like how MM17 reinvigorated the pauper decks, especially the BG sacrifice decks. BG Sacrifice (Aristocrats) could be built up as a low to the ground like I did with a only 1-2 CMC threats and answers or can be built to become mid range control variation. I personally prefer the quick beat down / combo and the potential to win as quickly as turn 3. I like the instagrow nature of the deck. 1 CMC 1/1 beats turn 2/2 beats. 2 CMC 1/1 beats turn into 3/3 beats and everything does a 1 for 1 for maximum edict protection.

I also love the synergy between 4 Unearth and the 2-for-1 creatures. The mana ramp creatures do their job, but are more a temporary mana bump to move the clock up. The deck if it never sees a Carrion Feeder can also play an aggro beat down against Mystical Teachings decks.

Tragic Slip is a mandatory 4 of and is basically a 1 CMC kill anything. It is the bees knees of removal when in the right shell.

Amnesiac_ on Modern Esper Delver Tempo

3 weeks ago

If your playing this at states I would cut 1 GST to maximize your chances of blind flipping delver on 2x and find space for at least 2 Swords to Plowshares. Removal is king and your going to see a lot of 4 and 5 color zoo because of their recent success. Their dudes will effectively block and kill him on curve. Plan on having to remove cards like Death's Shadow, Tarmogoyf, and Tasigur consistently before t4. I am also a fan of 1 Mystical Teachings to find silver bullet cards.

Happymaster19 on UBw control

2 months ago

If you add Mystical Teachings you can probably leave BSZ as you can tutor for it repeatedly. You could also diversify your sideboard with tutor targets like Hurkyl's Recall, Spell Queller, and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Wydwen (R.I.P)

3 months ago

Preordain, Ponder, and Brainstorm all help to fix your topdeck.

Mystical Teachings is a powerful tutor spell that can grab removal or a counterspell and then do it again with flashback.

Phyrexian Arena is a powerful card advantage tool.

It's a fairly new card, but Insidious Will might be worth looking into.

Dimir Signet is a good mana rock so you can get your commander out early.

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