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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:24 am 
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Serendipitous Serpent
[Art: A giant sea serpent in a monocle and explorer's hat, digging underwater ruins with archaeological tools.]
Creature - Serpent Wizard (R)
: return target instant or sorcery card from your graveyard to your hand.
This creature cannot attack or block as long as you have an instant or sorcery card in your graveyard.
See, I'd love to crush the murderous intruders under my scales, but... the archaeomancer's job is never done!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 am 
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There's too much tension on this card. There's not enough payoff to clearing your graveyard and/or deck of instants or sorceries.

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Even at , I'm hesitant that WOTC would ever print a card that straight up gets back an instant or sorcery card from your graveyard every turn (although they recently did with Conqueror's Galleon). Mostly due to how it interacts the old extra turn spells that go to your graveyard.

Otherwise, I actually really like the tension built into this card. I'd say being able to swing with a 7/7 is plenty good enough reward, especially when you're getting instants and sorceries back into your hand in the process. Powerful stuff.

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endless spell recursion is what makes this card great. a 7/7 is nothing next to that. i'd have the ability make him stay tapped for a turn, or have some intense cost to keep it from being oppressive, like 4-7 mana or returning a land you control to your hand.

Amazing flavor, though! (How does it hold the tools if serpents don't have hands?) Reminds me very much of Sir Finley Mrrgglton from Hearthstone, along with the entire League of Explorers set he hails from.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:00 am 
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You could make it exile the instant/sorcery and draw a card or your could return an instant/sorcery at random like Charmbreaker Devils if you wanted a weaker version.


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Creature- Serpenty Wizard
When ~ attacks you may Exile an instand kr sorcery card from your graveyard
When ~ deals damage to an opponent, return a card exile by ~ to your hand or something.
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