Therapy as a sideboard tactic in humans, once a blue deck boards Missteps out is nice. If they're on White you proactively clear plow. Red, bolt etc. then lay you dude. Late it has synergy with Peek Pirate.
information peek like
Proactive and reactive
unless you hit a crucial mana fonts or 3 cards in one shot, the effect you gain is not that fast in this format
The ravager deck tries to fast kill with aggression/ballista shots. The few supporting cards are sphere effects that usually hit 3/4 /5 cards in the opponent hands. In that spyglass is way more narrow.
If the deck was still focused on locking the opponent had 1st strategy, it eould be more valuable
I understand you had a rough day with the SMIP thread, @brass-man. @The-Atog-Lord is on record calling me a troll account and I thought you knew that. I shortened troll account to troll for the sake of my prior post. Consider me the Chaotic Good of D&D alignment, like Chandra!
I don't really understand the payoff to this card outside of edh.
You need to be packing small creatures with some form of evasion, or play a bunch of removal spells, and then you have to play high mana intensive spells in the same list.
Why go through all the trouble?
It's cool. It would be nice to have it flipped, but the process of flipping it makes it awful.
@fsecco since 2004, Echoing Truth was in and out of many decks: control
Slaver, some gifts boards, etc. the bouncing multiples was sometimes important, but it was just an upside to the best all-around bounce spell available at the time.
I admit, I've been dorking about in the practice room with an Esper build playing both Seeker AND Homunculus, which I'm sure makes me some kind of Vintage hipster ;)
Not doing anything particular to get value out of him other than play Night's Whisper, plus Yawg's Will. Just a handy little beater, who also allowed me to cut a land, which in these post-Gush days feels quite a luxury against other blue decks. Not saying it's fantastic or anything, but I like the little blighter. With only one lonely Monk in my deck, I've got to beat down with something...
Baral meanwhile I've been playing in a more controlling Slaver style build, but that's another story!
Only just come back to MTGO after a break over the summer... will run some of this nonsense through the leagues and report back. Happy to admit, The Homunculus is probably more a fun/pet card. But life we would be boring if we didn't occasionally try these things!
If you side this in against shops you'll be left with a lot of games where you destroy their land only to be swarmed by its already in play creatures. You spend 3 mana on this only to take out their best land, which is not that relevant against Shops (unless in a few odd games).
Not to mention this gets worse vs Foundry builds.
Being able to remove the PA to the Force of will and Unmask makes its pretty great for pitch dredge, its removable to ichord and returns off the narcomeba it manages a lot of versatile could see its as a 2 of in any pitching dredge list.
How many colors of a single tribe of creatures does a list need to be playing to make this + Caverns better than a normal fetch or rainbow package? How many tribes even have viable cards outside of the single color they normally occupy? Humans maybe, but merfolk, goblins, elves, all seem to be locked into 1.5 - 2 colors. This also does not provide color for spells which those decks still run, so I honestly cannot see it being playable as the 5th cavern over something like gemstone mine, aether hub, or Confluence.
@mourningpalace ugh, sorry, I meant 'would' not 'will'.
Well, who knows, maybe it will be reprinted in Ixalan, since it's a tribal centered set. Wotc, have been known to preview cards from upcoming sets in duel decks before. I dont know of any in commander products but there is always a first.
@l0cke17 It definitely fits naturally in any deck that's running Noble Hierarch (acceleration and exalted both match up nicely), but those decks aren't exactly super popular/successful right now.
Amusingly I have a G/W list with a full complement of Moxes I've been wanting to test for a few weeks now and this might fit right in. Funny how that works!