Prophetic Bolt

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO 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
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ) Rare
MTG: Commander (CMD) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Prophetic Bolt

Instant

Prophetic Bolt deals 4 damage to target creature or player. Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of those cards into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

Prophetic Bolt Discussion

rasck on Tips for Mizzix ? 5th iteration

2 months ago

Great deck!
I would consider consider double your number of ramp artifacts from 5 -> 10, so your total amount is 11. Next I would look at the sorcery spells list and see if could find alternatives at instant speed.
I think you are on the low side on protection spells for mizzix. You can use counter spells, protective equipment/enchantments or bounce spells. I dislike protective equipment/enchantments because they don't give experience counters, and they typical get attached at sorcery speed. Counter spells can be good but I have come to love bounce spells the most. I can see you have a few like Regress . They are good because in the early game, they still give you an experience counter before Mizzix gets returned to your hand. With counter spells in multiplayer im often able to counter one thing, and then there are 2 other players i can't defend against. It is easier if just get Mizzix back to my hand. Bounce spells that also can draw or get back to your hand are nice, such as Capsize , Blink of an Eye , Repulse , Mystic Confluence .
You could consider mana spells Mana Geyser , Inner Fire (if you often can draw many cards), Brass's Bounty . Mana Geyser could even be considered a replacement for mizzix (if she get hated), it is not unlikely in a late multiplayer game to get +30 mana from it. Anyway, these "ramp" spells help you storm off better.
For win conditions, it looks like you are storming. Why not also use Ignite Memories ? If you experience that you often sit with a an empty hand you could consider some "wheel" effects, Commit / Memory , Windfall .
Some defensive spells i like is AEtherize and AEtherspouts . Once your opponent have tried running into these they will hate attacking you in the future.
Finally i have had some fun with Radiate . Its instant speed, so you can use it just before your own turn. If you combine it with a kicked Blink of an Eye you can return all non-land permanents and draw a card for each permanent you bounced this way. The total cost is i 9 CMC without Mizzix. You could also, with Mizzix make a game ending combo with Radiate + Supplant Form . In your case it could be used with your burn spells (that targets single creature/player) or with Prophetic Bolt .

dbpunk on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

6 months ago

DemonDragonJ isn't modern horizons only reprinting non modern legal cards though? If that's the case, then they wouldn't reprint Prophetic Bolt anyways since it was reprinted in a modern legal set.

DemonDragonJ on War of the Spark: Spoilers ...

6 months ago

Finally, Feather has a card! Her ability seems much more red/blue than red/white, but it is nice to see red/white being given abilities beyond additional combat tricks.

Sunblade angel could have been awesome, but is simply far too expensive for what she does.

Ral's outburst is a smaller version of Prophetic Bolt , which means that the bolt is now unlikely to be reprinted in Modern Horizons.

Kasmina is now the second most mysterious planeswalker in this set, behind only the Wanderer, so I do hope that more is revealed about her, eventually.

Citridon on Pun-der Twin Powers, Activate

6 months ago

It's really only looking to hit a storm count of 4-6. The idea being that Lathliss, Dragon Queen + Scourge of Valkas turns into (2x*2x) damage, where x is the number of copies of Dragonstorm. At 4 copies, that's 64 damage.

Will Kenrith has done enough heavy lifting with his minus 2 that the deck hasn't really needed a lot of cantrips and free spells to hit that count, and so I've largely kept the spell-space flush with less combo-oriented cards.

I built it from cards I had lying around extra, at first, so there are spots I'm looking to upgrade as i get new cards. Dragonshift is cool and flashy, but doesn't do a lot relative to its cost without enough bodies or tokens that I'm probably already winning. Prophetic Bolt is just a little weaker than I'd like. Imprisoned in the Moon and Vance's Blasting Cannons  Flip are both good for what I wanted them to do, but in time I'd like to get them converted to Instants or Sorceries doing the same job.

I'll keep my eyes open for another card advantage planeswalker, but on Arcanis I ended up skipping him since the Niv Mizzets ended up doing a similar job while working a second angle

DemonDragonJ on Modern Horizons Announced

6 months ago

I also think that Tempest Drake , Fungal Shambler , Sky Spirit , and Prophetic Bolt would be great to see in this set, as well.

chromiumthemutable on R/U enigma drake counterburn

10 months ago

Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Djinn Illuminatus, Melek, Izzet Paragon, Galvanoth, and Crackling Drake are some creatures. Curiosity, Ophidian Eye, and Tandem Lookout go well with Niv-Mizzet, Parun, and as does Enter the Infinite. I've always thought that Crackleburr is fun. Stitch in Time/Ral Zarek and Krark's Thumb go together, and some good instants and sorceries are Risk Factor, Epic Experiment, Blast of Genius, Prophetic Bolt and Opt. My favorite Izzet enchantments are Firemind's Research, Future Sight, Counterbalance, and Telepathy.

Bigant1 on Looking for a second opinion ...

1 year ago

So I am gonna replace Prophetic Bolt with Frantic Search. I like Thought Reflection because it contributes to my back up win con and also can help me draw a lot of cards. I'm I running to many lands? I may replace a land with Ponder or Preordain. I just do not want to be mana screwed in the early game.

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