@evouga casting Tinker is way easier, but then we get to the argument of having dead cards (Citadel) in your deck. Hitting counterspells with Elsha in a control shell is barely a problem, you play her just for the incremental CA, not to combo off. I know there has been sometime since Magus saw play, just wanted to point out we have a new, possibly better option
@blindtherapy I think it's a definite upgrade on Magus, except for the creature type - although Monk covers Monastery Mentor too.
This has a bigger body and prowess, so it can hit hard; you don't show all your draws; you can cast stuff with flash, although that's not great with Prowess; it's easier to cast.
I don't think this has a place right now if Forge keeps dominating, but it's one of those cards I guess any blue mage should pick 1 up.
Elsha of the Infinite - 2URW
Legendary Creature - Djinn Monk
You may look at the top card of your library any time.
You may cast the top card of your library if it's a noncreature, nonland card, and you may cast it as though it had flash.
Well, seems like Wizards is really wanting to push this kind of effects. This seems pretty bonkers.
A bit easier to cast than Magus of the Future too.
@ajfirecracker have you seen the lists?
4 Arlinn's Wolf
4 Corrosive Ooze
4 Elvish Rejuvenator
4 Giltgrove Stalker
4 Iron Bully
4 Ironshell Beetle
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Pollenbright Druid
4 Tishana's Wayfinder
4 Artificer's Assistant
4 Erratic Visionary
4 Faerie Duelist
4 Kitesail Corsair
4 Mist-Cloaked Herald
4 Relic Runner
4 Sage's Row Savant
4 Sparring Construct
4 Vedalken Mesmerist
4 Wall of Runes
No SBs on either. Yeah, this is sketchy.