Retraced Image

Retraced Image


Reveal a card in your hand, then put that card into play if it has the same name as a permanent.

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Set Rarity
Torment (TOR) Rare

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

Retraced Image Discussion

Hissp on Wizard's Chess - Inalla cEDH

4 months ago


Essence Flux is the cheapest+easiest way to restart Spellseeker loops if let's say you're on the 2UB turn 2 play and someone Dispel s your Culling the Weak . You cast Essence Flux targeting Spellseeker and you get 2 more tutor triggers for 1U.

Retraced Image is much more of an "in testing" card. The thought is being able to get wizards into play when you have a token copy on the field. This usually happens if you have a bounce spell in hand and bounce Spellseeker in response to something like Swords to Plowshares with tutors still on the stack. It also has even narrower uses like accelerating land drops if an opponent has the same land on the battlefield you have in hand, or discounting popular wizards like Dark Confidant or Spellseeker .

Last_Laugh on Help with Mono-Blue Land-Matters

4 months ago

Find a way to abuse Retraced Image to cheat out islands?

SentientRhombus on Secret Agent Jodah

11 months ago

Didn't mean to get on your case about the mana base - I've just seen people dump a lot of money into mana trying to "fix" underoptimized decks and it makes me cringe. Sorry if I came across as rude.

I found a few relevant cards you might've missed. In particular: Dichotomancy is an even bigger bomb than Eradicate , since it can steal all the creatures from an opponent's deck instead of exiling them. Mimeofacture is similar, but requires an investment of 4 mana per creature. Splinter is an Eradicate that requires an artifact creature. And Verdant Succession works like Remembrance for green creatures, except it brings stuff directly onto the battlefield.

Other (less powerful) options: Bazaar of Wonders , Eye of Singularity , Echoing Truth , Sever the Bloodline , Declaration in Stone , Retraced Image , Bubbling Cauldron , Pack Hunt , and Reflector Mage . If you have some way to copy Spy Kit , Biovisionary and Doubling Chant could also work.

In general, I think the biggest challenge you'll face is that effects synergizing with Spy Kit are kind of all over the place. There's board wipes, removal, staxxy control, creature tutoring... but not a lot of actual finishers. You've got to make room not only for precursors to Spy Kit (draw, ramp, tutors, etc.), but stuff that can win the game.

Maybe focus on one or two archetypes for the cards enabled by Spy Kit, then pick an unrelated win con? Or fill up on stealing/copying effects that can help set up Spy Kit combos but also be used offensively? I don't know... interesting dilemma.

ChaosJester on What the..? Is that a Sheep? Come on man...

1 year ago

Skinken and Draglord_Sim thank you guys for your great feedbacks! I really appericate them! Yeah Retraced Image is always funny cuz nobody expect a monoblue ramp spell. xD Thx for the upvotes guys!

Skinken on What the..? Is that a Sheep? Come on man...

1 year ago

Retraced Image is actually amazing since it serves as a monoblue ramp spell on turn 1. Reveal an Island then get it on the battlefield. Nice. And it's not like the deck is not awesome enough by itself xD

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