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Predicting the Future Part 3: Magic 2011 to 2019 June 24, 2010

Posted by James in : all, fake cards, reviews, previews, speculation , trackback

I continue previewing cards that will be released within the next 9 years including a new Lotus, Divination, and basic land.

Sacred Lotus

One of the major problems with Black Lotus is that you can use it on the first turn. This was corrected with Lotus Bloom, but Lotus Bloom is a horrible card when you draw it late game. Sacred Lotus could be good in any deck playing lots of basic lands as soon as you get three of them.

ancestral wisdom

Before we ever get a “fixed” Ancestral Recall, we will get decent card draw spells in blue. It’s not fair that black got better card drawing spells than blue and that can be corrected quite easily.


I don’t expect to see new basic lands too soon, but they could be made for Magic 2015. Dual lands are necessary for mana fixing, but Wizards of the Coast likes them to be rare to make more profit. Once there are basic dual lands we can finally get the common dual lands we need. Even more powerful duals could still be made as rares and/or uncommons.


1. 神の一手 - June 24, 2010

Marsh will never happen. They will not obsolete basic lands like that ever. When you have all your basic lands produce two colors, there will be unintended consequences.

Sacred Lotus is a better Lotus Bloom, but it may be too much better. Turn 3 ramping from 3 to 6 mana is pretty strong. I would think the card should be Mythic.

Ancestral Wisdom should be uncommon to match Sign in Blood.

2. 神の一手 - June 24, 2010

in the spoilers, new overrun.

Overwhelming Assault 3GG
Creatures you control get trample and +X/+X until end of turn, where X is equal to the greatest power among creatures you control.

3. James - June 24, 2010

Sacred Lotus might be too good, but at least it encourages basic lands to be used. That is an important consideration.

Not too impressed with the new Overrun. I thought the older one did the job fine and worked well with Eldrazi Spawn, etc.

4. 神の一手 - June 25, 2010

They have made a functional reprint of Timetwister.

Time Reversal 3uu
Sorcery Mythic Rare
Each player shuffles his or her hand and graveyard into his or her library, then draws seven cards. Exile Time Reversal.

5. James - June 25, 2010

Yes, that can be a fun card. I think Time Twister is less powerful than some people think, but I am happy to get it back even with modifications.