Forbidden Alchemy

Forbidden Alchemy


Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Duel Decks: Blessed vs. Cursed (DDQ) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common
Promo Set (000) Common

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Noble Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pauper Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Forbidden Alchemy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Forbidden Alchemy Discussion

TheMazter13 on Test

1 month ago

Forbidden Alchemy is highlighted as Blue and Black while being listed on the Mana-Curve as a Gold card

TheMazter13 on List of Bugs and Feature ...

1 month ago

I don't know if this is specific to me but I found 2 issues in how cards on the Mana-Curve are highlighted.

In my Muldrotha deck, it says listed that there are 4 Black 3 CMC cards. This is correct, but it highlights Forbidden Alchemy as a black card and not a blue/gold card, leading to 5 cards total being highlighted Also, it says listed that there are 3 Gold 6 CMC cards. This is correct, but Tasigur, the Golden Fang is not highlighted, leading to only 1 card and Muldrotha being highlighted.

I think this bug has something to do with them being the only 3 CMC Blue card and the only 6 CMC Black card while having other colors in their rules text (Forbidden Alchemy's flashback and Tasigur's ability) causing them to be tracked as Gold but not being highlighted as Gold?

Some pictures of what I mean (Forbidden Alchemy) (Tasigur)

Artatras on The Many-Faced God - [Primer]

2 months ago

Providing budget alternatives is not that simple because the deck is balanced as is and changing any single card would alter its equilibrium. I will try my best, but do keep in mind that with the following changes you will need to play the deck a lot slower than before. Without free counterspells you will need to wait for when you can leave mana open, and so on and so forth. Hopefully, the fact that all the decks in the tournament follow the same budget restrictions can make up for this. Here are my budget changes:

Mana Crypt and Mox Amber: any two-mana rock, like Arcane Signet and Mind Stone.

Force of Will and Fierce Guardianship: a copy of Foil and Dispel. Depending on your specific meta, you could consider Mental Misstep.

Mana Drain: any two-mana counterspell. My choice would be Countersquall.

Ancient Tomb: a basic Island.

Cyclonic Rift: Echoing Truth. This can bounce a single permanent or an army of tokens, which seems particularly useful in your case.

Damnation and Toxic Deluge: your choice of Languish, Whelming Wave, Evacuation or AEtherize.

Dark Confidant: I once used Disciple of Deceit, which was suboptimal. Alternatively, Looter il-Kor or any draw spell.

Intuition, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor: Diabolic Tutor, Forbidden Alchemy and Beseech the Queen are okayish.

Training Grounds: Heartstone is the closest comparison, but do keep in mind it works for your opponents as well.

These are all direct substitutions. I took the cards you mentioned and replaced them with their budget counterparts. If you think some of them aren't good enough (and in most cases they are not), then you can consider including something completely different instead. I'm thinking about cards like Propaganda, Torpor Orb, more removal, more card draw, more ramp. You have the privilege of knowing the decks you will be facing, so you can tweak the deck according to your matchups.

If you want to be prepared against a token deck, try shaving some single target removals or counterspells for a few extra board wipes. Just be extra careful against Meren because they tend to play a lot of Fleshbag Marauder-like effects, which is something this deck really struggles with. Make use of your haste enablers to kill your opponent during the very first turn you play Lazav, before he or she has the opportunity to play those cards.

I wish you good luck for your tournament, and let me know about your results!

mrfab13 on Titan's Judgment

2 months ago

Daarkest that was one of the issues with titan's nest itself, I want the deck to be functionally strong without relying on a 4 drop "do nothing" enchantment. this is why i settled on 4xForbidden Alchemy as the first half is "playable" but it digs and fuels really well and when Titans' Nest it lets you dig crazy hard for the combo finish as first half is a single blue and second half is a single black. only other card that I've seen that could go in would be like Torrential Gearhulk or possibly jaceTMS and a nexus of fate. but I would rather it be as streamlined as possible though deck is still under testing though so I'm open to suggestion

Elmalco on If I come back as a Zombie I'm eating you first!

3 months ago

oeliberti I did have some cantrips in, but cut them in favour of tutor to graveyard effects and tried to have creature draw engines.

Epicurus I do enjoy the suggestions of Forbidden Alchemy and Taigam's Scheming. I cut Mission Briefing for Bond of Insight as a felt it just does more work here. Ghoulcaller Gisa has been benched due to her not being a zombie (apart from commander and wonder no zombies). Gempalm Polluter is interesting though. Also I appreciate the Tenacious D ref ;).

Epicurus on If I come back as a Zombie I'm eating you first!

3 months ago

I agree with the above comment from oeliberti, and would add Forbidden Alchemy, Mission Briefing, Strategic Planning, Taigam's Scheming. Also, though, Enter the God-Eternals.

And finally, Ghoulcaller Gisa may not be a zombie, but she's a zombie factory like none other.

Ok, Cherries Jubilee, and that's it.

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