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13 Interactions with Future Sight Cards - Billy Moreau (5/6/2007)

Welcome to another fun article in which I will show you some interactions you may or may not have noticed among Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
cards. Onto the cards:

1- Saltskitter
Saltskitter
SaltskitterSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
C
Number:
14
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever another creature comes into play, remove Saltskitter from the game. Return Saltskitter to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
and Soul or Essence Warden
Essence Warden
Essence WardenSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
c
Number:
145
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
- Gain a life a turn every time the Saltskitter
Saltskitter
SaltskitterSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
C
Number:
14
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
Whenever another creature comes into play, remove Saltskitter from the game. Return Saltskitter to play under its owner's control at end of turn.
comes back into play after either you or your opponent casts a creature.

2- Scout's Warning
Scout's Warning
Scout's WarningSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
16
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
The next creature card you play this turn can be played as though it had flash.
Draw a card.
and Magus of the Moat
Magus of the Moat
Magus of the MoatSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
12
Artist:
John Avon
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Creatures without flying can't attack.
- When your opponent sees that you have no creatures in play they will usually attack all out. With this little combo you can force them to not attack with non fliers. [Editor's note: Just be sure you play the Warning
Warning
WarningSet: Ice Age
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Target attacking creature deals no damage in combat this turn.
and the Magus during the beginning of combat step, BEFORE attackers are declared. Otherwise it's just too late, because the non-flying guys will already be attacking you.]

3- Aven Mindcensor
Aven Mindcensor
Aven MindcensorSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Bird Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
18
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)
Flying
If an opponent would search a library, that player searches the top four cards of that library instead.
vs. Dragonstorm
Dragonstorm
DragonstormSet: Scourge
Cost:
9
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Text:
Search your library for a Dragon card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
Storm
and Bitter Ordeal
Bitter Ordeal
Bitter OrdealSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Daarken
Text:
Search target player's library for a card and remove that card from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
Gravestorm (When you play this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
- This card will stop Dragonstorm
Dragonstorm
DragonstormSet: Scourge
Cost:
9
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Text:
Search your library for a Dragon card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
Storm
from comboing off and since it has flash you can cast it in response to their Gigadrowse
Gigadrowse
GigadrowseSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Text:
Replicate U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Tap target permanent.
. Against the Bitter Ordeal
Bitter Ordeal
Bitter OrdealSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Daarken
Text:
Search target player's library for a card and remove that card from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
Gravestorm (When you play this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
your opponent will have less of a chance to get any of your good cards out of your deck. Also great against rebel searchers and land searchers.

4- Seht's Tiger
Seht's Tiger
Seht's TigerSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Thomas Gianni
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.)
When Seht's Tiger comes into play, you gain protection from the color of your choice until end of turn. (You can't be targeted, dealt damage, or enchanted by anything of the chosen color.)
vs. Demonfire
Demonfire
DemonfireSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
R
Number:
60
Artist:
Greg Staples
- One of the few ways to prevent a Hellbent Demonfire
Demonfire
DemonfireSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
R
Number:
60
Artist:
Greg Staples
from ending your life. [Editor's note: If you read a recent Mike Flores article, you might think that this doesn't work. But it does! Not because it prevents the damage, but because it stops you from being targeted by the red spell, Hellbent Demonfire
Demonfire
DemonfireSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
R
Number:
60
Artist:
Greg Staples
or not.]

5- Delay
Delay
DelaySet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Counter target spell. If the spell is countered this way, remove it from the game with three time counters on it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of its owner's upkeep, remove a counter from that card. When the last is removed, the player plays it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)
and Detritivore
Detritivore
DetritivoreSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
96
Artist:
Parente
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Detritivore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of nonbasic land cards in your opponents' graveyards. Suspend X-X3R. X can't be 0. Whenever a time counter is removed from Detritivore while it's removed from the game, destroy target nonbasic land.
- When you remove the last counter your opponent will likely try to counter him because he will be big. Instead you counter it with Delay
Delay
DelaySet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
35
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Counter target spell. If the spell is countered this way, remove it from the game with three time counters on it instead of putting it into its owner's graveyard. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of its owner's upkeep, remove a counter from that card. When the last is removed, the player plays it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)
and you get to keep on using his land destruction ability.

6- Magus of the Future
Magus of the Future
Magus of the FutureSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
40
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may play the top card of your library.
and Mystic Speculation
Mystic Speculation
Mystic SpeculationSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
41
Artist:
Trevor Hairsine
Text:
Buyback 2(You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Scry 3 (Look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
- With the Magus in play you cast the Mystic Speculation
Mystic Speculation
Mystic SpeculationSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
41
Artist:
Trevor Hairsine
Text:
Buyback 2(You may pay an additional 2 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Scry 3 (Look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
and you will never be stuck with unplayable cards on the top of your deck. Also works great in a combo deck with Early Harvest
Early Harvest
Early HarvestSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
222
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Target player untaps all basic lands he or she controls.
to give you a better chance to play more spells.

7- Narcomoeba
Narcomoeba
NarcomoebaSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
Matt Stewart
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it into play.
and Dredge
Dredge
DredgeSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
103
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Sacrifice a creature or land.Draw a card.
cards- Use the dredge ability to get the Narcomoeba
Narcomoeba
NarcomoebaSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
54
Artist:
Matt Stewart
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying
When Narcomoeba is put into your graveyard from your library, you may put it into play.
into your graveyard and then put it into play for free.

8- Bitter Ordeal
Bitter Ordeal
Bitter OrdealSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
80
Artist:
Daarken
Text:
Search target player's library for a card and remove that card from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
Gravestorm (When you play this spell, copy it for each permanent put into a graveyard this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
and Boom/Bust- You should be putting a lot of cards into graveyards with this combo, then you can remove almost all your of opponent's good cards.

9- Fleshwrither
Fleshwrither
FleshwritherSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Transfigure 1BB(1BB, Sacrifice this creature Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this creature and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
and Mindslicer
Mindslicer
MindslicerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.
- When the Fleshwrither
Fleshwrither
FleshwritherSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Transfigure 1BB(1BB, Sacrifice this creature Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this creature and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
is in play your opponents will hesitate to cast Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
in fear of you taking a Mindslicer
Mindslicer
MindslicerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.
out in response. If they don't you can always search out a Shimian Specter
Shimian Specter
Shimian SpecterSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Specter
Rarity:
R
Number:
76
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
Whenever Shimian Specter deals combat damage to a player, that player reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that card and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
and wreck their hand that way. [Editor's note: I missed this the first time around, but this doesn't work. Transfigure works at sorcery speed, so you won't be able to respond to a Wrath by sacrificing the Fleshwrither
Fleshwrither
FleshwritherSet: Future Sight
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
U
Number:
84
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Transfigure 1BB(1BB, Sacrifice this creature Search your library for a creature card with the same converted mana cost as this creature and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
and throwing out anything.]

10- Rift Elemental
Rift Elemental
Rift ElementalSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1R, Remove a time counter from a permanent you control or suspended card you own Rift Elemental gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
with any of the 5 cards that get suspended after they are cast- With this little guy in play you can remove counters from your suspended spells and use them more often while pumping him up as well.

11- Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
and Locket of Yesterdays
Locket of Yesterdays
Locket of YesterdaysSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
258
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Spells you play cost 1 less to play for each card with the same name as that spell in your graveyard.
- When you have 2 Lockets in play and 2 Sprout Swarm
Sprout Swarm
Sprout SwarmSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its total cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature's color.)
Buyback 3(You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.)
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
in the graveyard you can make an infinite number of Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
s.

12- Utopia Mycon
Utopia Mycon
Utopia MyconSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
U
Number:
140
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Utopia Mycon.
Remove three spore counters from Utopia Mycon. Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
Sacrifice a Saproling. Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
with the combo in #11- You can get infinite mana to use for a Demonfire
Demonfire
DemonfireSet: Dissension
Color:
Red
Rarity:
R
Number:
60
Artist:
Greg Staples
or something just as bad.

13- Jhoira of the Ghitu
Jhoira of the Ghitu
Jhoira of the GhituSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
157
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
2, Remove a nonland card in your hand from the game. Put four time counters on the removed card. If it doesn't have suspend, it gains suspend. (At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from that card. When the last is removed, play it without paying its mana cost. If it's a creature, it has haste.)
and any high casting cost card- Jhoira makes high casting cost cards playable and able to come into play very fast. Play this in a Blue Red Green deck that gets Jhoira into play on turn two. Turn three you can suspend the card and start to remove counters via Clockspinning
Clockspinning
ClockspinningSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Choose a counter on target permanent or suspended card. Remove that counter from that permanent or card or put another of those counters on it.
or Rift Elemental
Rift Elemental
Rift ElementalSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1R, Remove a time counter from a permanent you control or suspended card you own Rift Elemental gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
giving you the ability to play the suspended card on turn 4.


After looking the set over I am a little upset at it. In my opinion, this set appears to be one of the weakest final sets in a block. It may have been better off as a second set, unless this does preview the future and sets will be getting weaker. It does appear to be a fun set though. Here are some of my predictions for Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
:

Worst card in the set: Force of Savagery
Force of Savagery
Force of SavagerySet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
8
Toughness:
0
Text:
Trample
- When a creature cannot be played without a supporting card then it must suck bad.

Best Rare card in the set: Nimbus Maze
Nimbus Maze
Nimbus MazeSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
178
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool.
T Add W to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control an Island.
T Add U to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a Plains.
- This is what a Dual land should be like. Very balanced but still great.

Best Uncommon card in the set: Riftsweeper
Riftsweeper
RiftsweeperSet: Future Sight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Brian Despain
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Riftsweeper comes into play, choose target face-up card that's removed from the game. Its owner shuffles it into his or her library.
- A great way to stop combo decks that rely on suspend cards.

Best Common card in the set: Rift Elemental
Rift Elemental
Rift ElementalSet: Future Sight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1R, Remove a time counter from a permanent you control or suspended card you own Rift Elemental gets +2/+0 until end of turn.
- Taking time counters off of your suspended cards is always good.

Honorable Mention: Pact of Negation
Pact of Negation
Pact of NegationSet: Future Sight
Cost:
0
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
42
Artist:
Jason Chan
Text:
Pact of Negation is blue.
Counter target spell.
At the beginning of your next upkeep, pay 3UU. If you don't, you lose the game.
- Only good in a deck with lots of mana available or a combo deck that tries to win in one turn, ie. Dragonstorm
Dragonstorm
DragonstormSet: Scourge
Cost:
9
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
90
Text:
Search your library for a Dragon card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library.
Storm
.

I hope you all enjoyed the prerelease and release events. And enjoy Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
.


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