Radical Idea


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Radical Idea


Draw a card.

Jump-start (You may cast this card from your graveyard by discarding a card in addition to paying its other costs. Then exile this card.)

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Radical Idea Discussion

Phyras on Ral, Niv-Mizzet

6 hours ago

As said, either you're gonna play more wizard either your gonna drop some cards, If you're gonna put more Wee Dragonauts, maybe you should trade your Risk Factor against Maximize Velocity and it will turn to an aggro deck, then Wizard's Retort could also become an option.

But since you said "Izzet control" and that Wee Dragonauts wasn't your win condition, 4xLava Coil, and 4xRadical Idea would be a better match.

If what you're trying to kill with is Risk Factor, Banefire and Expansion / Explosion, then you're playing a burn archetype. Then you should consider 4xElectrostatic Field to grind opponent life.

Anyway, with two instances of each card you'll either win with a lucky top deck or lose because you didn't draw the fitting card. You might never get the feeling that some cards aren't doing their job. If you start playing three or four instances of each, you'll start to understand which cards are the safest, which cards are always sticking to your hand and change them to something closer to your needs.

PlagueRats on Mono-Blue Birds - Quasiduplicate, Mystic, Djinn

1 week ago

I've decided to show this deck with budget options featured as its almost as good still. Radical Idea is almost here as good as Chart a Course. Siren Stormtamer isn't much better then Negate or Blink of an Eye because this deck doesn't get much from a single 1/1 body.

PlagueRats on Mono-Blue Birds - Quasiduplicate, Mystic, Djinn

1 week ago

I'm thinking I'll show this deck with the budget options featured. Chart a Course has spiked in price since I got mine, Radical Idea is a fine budget option. Blink of an Eye is almost as good as Siren Stormtamer for the sideboard, it plays differently, but is good enough against most of the same stuff.

PlagueRats on Mono-Blue Birds - Quasiduplicate, Mystic, Djinn

1 week ago

Radical Idea would have to replace Chart a Course. Instant speed is an upside, but jump-start is only actually an upside games where your unlucky and flood out on mana, every other card is a better card draw effect or something you don’t want to discard.

Chemister's Insight seems too expensive for this deck. The deck needs to find its threats early more then it needs to draw cards late game. Same argument against something like Primal Amulet  Flip.

At least one Search for Azcanta  Flip would be good, I don’t own one yet and did leave it out for budget reasons. I have come around to Siren Stormtamer though, which blows the decks budget.

Thanks for commenting

hydrothermia on Mono-Blue Birds - Quasiduplicate, Mystic, Djinn

1 week ago

Have Radical Idea or Chemister's Insight been suggested, just to give you the ability to pitch it and cast it later with Jump Start or cast it once from your hand and once again in the graveyard for additional value. Primal Amulet  Flip would also give additional cantrips with what you already have as well. If this weren't based on a Budget theme, it would be hard for me to not want you to put in a couple of Search for Azcanta  Flip.

Zacoly on Etrata, the Standard Silencer

2 weeks ago

You still need to remove 5 cards from the mainboard to be at a 60 card deck.

Unmoored Ego is a good card but it really belongs in the sideboard to use on games 2-3 when you know your opponent well enough to name useful cards. (Unless you have a really static meta where you know everyone's decks anyway...)

Barrier of Bones is a BAD common. Please remove it and only put it back in VS Aggro and even then Thoughtbound Phantasm is MUCH better.

Disinformation Campaign is VERY slow in standard. It's perfect for limited, but it's SLOW in standard. Worse yet, most decks can make a couple discard triggers actually HELPFUL to their cause! Golgari LOVE it, spells with jumpstart can use it like Radical Idea, I'm just not impressed with what it does, it doesn't address boardstate. I'd only put it in VS control when you need card advantage to win.

KaladeshKat on Izzet Drakes

2 weeks ago

Personally without Arclight Phoenix i drop the playset of Radical Ideas. Imo, its just a bad common that can be easily be replaced. For 2 mana you ain no card advantage and only cycle one card through your hand. I would replace it with a 3-drop card draw spell or maybe a Ral, Izzet Viceroy. Beacon Bolt would work as well.

elvishimpersonator on U/R Guttersnipe

2 weeks ago

you have so many wizards, you could easily play Wizard's Lightning and Wizard's Retort for the full value. also Radical Idea seems better than divination imo

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