This card seems super real. If we're willing to play merchant scroll for ancestral, this card feels better. The only aspect of the card to break that I didn't see above was fetching channel, though I feel like there has to be something that abuses it being a 1/1 (especially if it just needs having 1 power cuz then it plays super well with rector too).
Gets flash for rector combo. Me thinks they are trying to push that a bit.
Aluren.Dec can find a place for this I am sure. Maybe a 1 of in a survival toolbox to get some other one of thing you need when you need it.
I like that this works on both sides of rector combo. It gets you flash for rector to get omniscience, and once you have omni it gets you whatever stupid draw card you want for free.
Also, it is a wizard. Was there anything in Dom that mattered at all because she is a wizard? I assume Naban is just not good enough for this?
Why didn’t this card have flash so that it could have sprung Skillstep/Derpstep to ruin Vintage more???
No seriously that’s a decent ability. My frustration is that Balance is a suboptimal target - I think the way you optimize this is to make sure you include such game-stealing catchup cards in your deck so that you have options when you’re behind.
It can grab Ancient Grudge though.
Oh, you know what? I like the idea of pairing this with Cabal Therapy. Gives you a payoff for running this effect higher up on the curve, synergizes well with Gitaxian Probe for mid game blowouts, and most importantly - makes Balance great again!
I think this card has a very low floor and in certain situations an extremely high ceiling. Based on the 2 in the cost this card is going to be best in a full Moxen, Sol Ring, Mana Crypt Deck. I would not be surprised if this starts as a fringe 1 of and then works it’s way up from there.
Is this really better than grim tutor?
If you're not running Black mana then the answer is trivially, "yes." If you are, it's trickier, but I think there are decks that would take the easier casting cost, no life loss, and tiny body over GT's ability to fetch 3+ drops.
@hierarchnoble said in [BBD] Spellseeker:
I think this card is playable almost solely because it has a very verbable name. Much like we "Snapcast our Ancestral Recall" we'll be "Spellseeking for Channel".
Well, maybe good decks won't be, but I will.