Spectral Searchlight


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds Uncommon

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Spectral Searchlight


Tap: Choose a player. That player adds one mana of any color he or she chooses to his or her mana pool.

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Spectral Searchlight Discussion

MagicalHacker on MagicalHacker - List of All Group Hug Cards

3 weeks ago

Heartstone and Natural Balance look great. Thanks!

However, the rest have issues:

  • Meletis Charlatan and Spectral Searchlight are both cards that can be used to only give a benefit to you. This is why I wrote the first point under "What this list doesn't include" that way was to eliminate cards that aren't true group hug cards. Another example of cards like these is Heroes' Reunion, which is more obviously not a group hug card.
  • Bazaar Trader gives you no reason/benefit to activate the ability, and as such, is not truly a group hug card for the list, as per the first point under "What this list includes".

TheRedGoat on The Enabler MTGO

1 month ago

Okay, so I do realize you ask for possible cuts, but I've honestly got too many things to list option-wise to say where a cut could/should be made. Some examples of options you may have missed:

Weird Harvest, Mana Flare, Dictate of Karametra, Howling Mine, Heartwood Storyteller, Shizuko, Caller of Autumn, Skullwinder, Horn of Greed, Helm of Awakening, Spectral Searchlight, Primal Vigor, Seed the Land, Bubble Matrix, Flux, Beacon of Immortality, Dawnbreak Reclaimer, Liege of the Hollows, Ghosts of the Innocent, Pulsemage Advocate, Orzhov Advokist, Wishmonger, Tangleroot. Storm Cauldron, Grove of the Burnwillows, Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, Geier Reach Sanitarium, Arbiter of Knollridge, Dakra Mystic, Concordant Crossroads, and

(my last two to mention that I cannot believe YOU don't even mention them how could you possibly have missed these and I'm metaphorically running out of air here)

Phelddagrif and Questing Phelddagrif.


whew. Okay, firstly I do not do "tldr" summaries, so I'm afraid you'll have to sift through the above the slow way (which that isn' even an exhaustive list btw).

Secondly, to help you sift through the above I would ask is there a specific manner in which you are wanting to help people? Do you like seeing certain gameplans win or hate others? By example is that I can see some cards like Hive Mind being too helpful possibly towards "storm" decks, but if you're playing a catch-all type of group hug then that's no big deal.

Another idea is are you into fringe group hug effects? By which I mean playing Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth just to help everyone mana fix that uses black. Or even playing Ink-Treader Nephilim in tandem with say Tempt with Reflections to give everybody an extra copy of literally every creature on their board and them some. Heck, if you ran Rite of Replication you could let everyone have EVERY creature on the board. The nephilim isn't directly a group hug card here but it has the potential to hug. Kinda like Guided Passage no?

Just some food for thought. ;D

Firebones675 on Edgy Memes for Edgy Teens

2 months ago

Thoughtscour can get things into the graveyard quickly as can Fact or Fiction.

Seedborn Muse lets you activate multiple times a turn cycle.

Birthing Pod is fun in tasigur decks

Step 1: get out tasigur

Step 2: pod him into Avenger of Zendikar

Step 3: Oh hi there Craterhoof Behemoth

Nullmage Advocate/Spectral Searchlight/Intellectual Offering Fall under the category of "you scratch my back, I scratch yours"/"you give me the card I want, you get a nice bonus thank you gift"

Heartbeat of Spring+ Palinchron (already in the deck)= Infinite mana (you can do the same thing with deadeye already I know but redundancy for infinite combos isn't bad)Infinite mana+ Tasigur, the Golden Fang means you can mill your entire library and then keep activating him until there is nothing in the graveyard your opponents can give you back.

If hypothetically 2 of the cards you get back are Laboratory Maniac and a way to draw a card, or maybe an Exsanguinate or theoretically if you had Kokusho, the Evening Star and Hero's Downfall then used your infinite mana and tasigur to get both back repeatedly...

Look all i'm saying is it would be unfortunate for your opponent's life total.

Nightange1 on "The time for subtlety is over, darling." Paper

3 months ago

really like the deck and it is helping me work on my own take of yahenni as well but I am curious on some card selections if you don't mind explaining?

Gonti's Machinations, Sinkhole, Eldrazi Conscription, Spectral Searchlight

precociousapprentice on Political Intrigues - Mardu EDH

3 months ago

Nice, I love Conspiracy. I keep a box of both Conspiracy and Conspiracy 2 on hand for drafting. This evokes that feeling with all the explicit politics cards.

Knowing that you like Rainbow Vale, you should check out Spectral Searchlight. It has a similar effect in a mana rock.

If you are interested, I have a Marchesa pillow fort deck that uses a bunch of very subtle political cards. You should check it out, maybe you will find something you like.

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