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Any time you could mulligan and Serum Powder is in your hand, you may remove all the cards in your hand from the game, then draw that many cards. (You can do this in addition to taking mulligans.)
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Serum Powder occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
Serum Powder Discussion
2 weeks ago
Thanks antacidbrn. Pull from Tomorrow would definitely take me over my $5 budget, but I could see adding one copy for long games. Looks like you can get Serum Powder for around 38 cents on TCGplayer right now, but I'll have to playtest with it. Would be sweet when it works.
3 weeks ago
4 months ago
I've had a few days to think more about this card, and I think that every single person in this thread missed the most absolutely busted part of this card. It gives a huge advantage with mulligans, especially with the new London Mulligan
- First hand, you've seen 7 cards + 5 OUAT
- Second hand, you've seen 14 cards + 5 OUAT
- Third hand, you've seen 21 cards + 5 OUAT
Once Upon a Time serves as the missing link in whatever you need during mulligans. It provides immense flexibility because it hits multiple useful card types, and even if you mull down to 1 you're still seeing more cards than an opponent who has taken 0 mulligans. With former mulligan rules, OUAT would see you the same amount of cards when you mull to 2, and less if you go to 1. With the London mull, you're always going to be starting the game having seen 12 cards deep into your library no matter what how many mulls you take
I believe this card will either become restricted in Vintage or cause the restriction of Bazaar of Baghdad . I don't know how it will impact Modern, but the card it will probably be run alongside Serum Powder is also Modern legal.
Let's take a peek at Serum Powder with the new mulligan. Before you use Serum Powder , you get to decide which cards from your hand go on the bottom of the deck. After you've taken a couple mulligans, seeing a Serum Powder means you get to make choices about card selection and deck size on turn 0, and you get to follow up with turn 0 filtering with Once Upon a Time . It would also be possible to exploit Serum Powder with Pull from Eternity , which would be a Modern Entomb if used properly. Another thing to note about the Serum Powder usage is that the cards are exiled face-up, meaning it gives you information about your future draws and draw chances (read:more info about your odds to draw combo/hit with OUAT).
To put it more succinctly, its possible to build a deck that exploits mulligans and performs better after taking mulligans.
I think the new mulligan in tandem with OUAT and Serum Powder gives a very large margin to be exploited. Giving up 1-2 cards in hand but having a 50 card deck with a 10 card wishboard while having higher card quality than your opponent could very well make a splash. In Modern I see this being used in a value/grind situation, with Dark Confidant to recover from mulls and Tarmogoyf being a reliable cheap beater, and Snapcaster Mage for value removal/reusing OUAT. I do think that the vast amount of information and choices that are made on turn 0 that there is the potential for another Hogaak situation, with an incredibly dominant deck emerging rapidly and requiring bans.
(I was afraid to post this because I don't want to see this deck happen)
6 months ago
Ineffable is extremely powerful. Serum Powder means that you can start the game with all three in play. On the other hand, having ingest on 12/12 eldrazi is inconsequential or a -15 loyalty ability on a planeswalker that starts at 2 and can only +1 is equally inconsecuential.
Overall, there are few ways to improve these cards. For one, make the creatures smaller and cost something like 4 mana, representing the fact they were just beaten and recovering.
6 months ago
Serum Powder , but honestly whats the point of casually playing vs this deck if you turn 1 combo or flop the rest of the game
6 months ago
JKRice The issue I see with Idyllic Tutor is the same one I saw with Ethereal Usher ; just too slow and clunky to warrant a spot. The main way you find Hive Mind game 1 is to mulligan till you have it utilizing the London Mulligan + Serum Powder .
I can see putting big mana creatures in the main, I am unsure as to what I would want to take out for them though. I have the ones I thought would be the best in the sideboard for matchups like UW Control or Jund where the combo can be countered or taken apart with a timely discard spell.
8 months ago
You can get more consistent by using 4x Street Wraith , 4x Serum Powder , 1x Gitaxian Probe to have a better chance to draw your lose condition. Mishra's Bauble is good too, but it might slow down the combo too much. Edge of Autumn has potential, but you'd have to rework the manabase to support it.