Teach by Example

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Teach by Example


When you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

Ninjew42 on It's Miller Time (Vol. 6) (2022)

8 months ago

I have a feeling you are going to want more kill spells like Fatal Push.
Teach by Example will end up being a dead card in most cases as you wont have the mana to cast it and another spell.
A few more creatures would not hurt either as quick agro decks will get under your hand harassment fast.

lagotripha on Pauper Topdeck Manipulation

10 months ago

If you were in white or blue Soul Summons or Ethereal Ambush would do a lot with the landcyclers. Teach by Example would offer a way to copy thunder which is cool.

Regular cycling would offer wrath at instant speed, but I'm not sure that's great. Burning Prophet is interesting, as it both likes the recycling and bolt/wrath. A single Spore Frog in the side will make some opponents quit as you become fog tribal. You can achieve a similar effect with Stone Rain and friends against decks that need lands.

Warped Landscape and Ash Barrens give access to shuffle despite being lands and not forcing a shuffle if you can manage the colourless mana.

Polaris on Infinite copy-redirect on the pile...

1 year ago

Yes, you have that right. Narset's Reversal is generally intended to be used on an opponent's spell (they cast Ruinous Ultimatum, you send it back at them—thus the "reversal"), though it could be used on your own in a pinch where you really need to be able to use another spell in your hand more than once.

There are plenty of cards that do what your friend wants here, though. Twincast and Reverberate (and a bunch of similar cards) will both give two extra turns. You would use Imp's Mischief the same way to stop them. Teach by Example would also work, and because of how the effect is different it doesn't actually target. Note though that you need to have Teach by Example resolve and leave the stack BEFORE casting the spell you want to copy.

TiberiusS on Kalamax Magecraft Spellslinger (Budget)

1 year ago

Hi, I like the decklist. I was wondering if there was any reason why you run copy spells that don't trigger any of your infinite combos like Teach by Example and Galvanic Iteration? I get the single Kalamax and double magecraft triggers they give but they seem kind of situational and I was curious whether or not its better than more hard disruption/protection or something that will make your infinite combos more consistent? I was also wondering whether or not you've considered any of the following: Whispers of the Muse, Fire / Ice, Merchant Scroll, Muddle the Mixture, Drift of Phantasms

shadow63 on Why is WotC Changing How …

1 year ago

The new wording where you have to cast the copy effect first tend me more mana efficient. Twincast and Reverberate are both double of the same color. Teach by Example is blue or red mana.

DemonDragonJ on Why is WotC Changing How …

1 year ago

In the past, cards that copied instants or sorceries would read "copy target instant or sorcery spell" (i.e., Twincast or Reverberate), but, recently, WotC has been printing cards that instead read "when you cast your next instant or sorcery spell this turn, copy that spell" (i.e., Teach by Example, Repeated Reverberation, or the new galvanic iteration), which may not seem to be a major difference, but it is, because, with the first method, a player could cast a spell and then cast the copier, but, with the second method, a player must first cast the copier and then cast the spell to be copied, and I do not like that, as it seems to be a pointless change.

What does everyone else say about this? Why is WotC changing how copying spells works?

rog0325 on copying a spell with an …

1 year ago

if I copy a spell like Goblin Grenade and copy it with Teach by Example , will I have to pay the sacrifice one goblin again or not because I have already cast it?

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