Swarm Intelligence - Hour of Devastation Spoiler

Swarm Intelligence

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Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, you may copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

  • MTG fan

    So, about red blue control in standard…

    • Sciguy27

      This is seven mana. Red/blue control is not going to play this

    • Ryan Cameron

      If Metallurgic Summonings is not seeing much play I don’t think this will either. Commander however might be another story.

      • Tolle

        Even commander is looking at this saying “meh…” it will be removed before we get anything out of it.

  • name moniker

    this card feels so good, but then I see that seven mana … this does not seem like what I want to be using the whole of turn 7 setting up.

  • Kitnz

    I could see someone building a Maelstrom Wanderer deck that utilizes this. It’d be a significant change from the typical creature-heavy Maelstrom decks, but it could certainly be done.

  • Gregory Walter

    “The countless children of the God Lobster(?) constantly devoured every trace of protection from the city.” 0_o

    • Kevan Kramer

      should be locust not lobster

      • Gregory Walter

        I know, but google translate keeps insisting otherwise. xD

        • xanatos135

          In spanish langosta means both locust and lobster

          • Kaiser

            One is not delicious and the other one it is

          • Gregory Walter

            “Look out! A swarm of lobsters!”

          • Kaiser

            i will fight that swarm with my mouth forever.

          • Jalais

            You’ve never tasted fried crickets then.

    • TogetherAlone

      The Locust god more likely.

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      Oh god, i have a new favorite stupid concept.
      Praise the God-Lobster!

  • Eli Eyal Broide

    Another enchantment for Narset to play with

  • Nanya

    Mizzex want?

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      • Mr.Mayhem631

        why the heck not

        • Robert FakeLastName

          Running any non instant/sorcery in Mizzix is difficult to justify. Mizzix does not play like normal commander decks. At 7 mana, this is way too expensive and does not play well with her experience. this is not on the same power level as sakashima or Inexorable tide. I cannot even justify psychosis crawler in mizzix. There are very few decent options for non-land permanents in that deck. In the end it is too expensive and does not do enough.

    • Happy The Cat

      Mizzex already had Cast Through Time.

  • Dr. Burn Crow

    Guess I’m BUGGIN OUT!!!
    Seriously, I can think of a few neat applications for this.

  • Ultramegalord

    Read the cardrest thought it was busted then I re-read the card and noticed the mana cost and went oh

    • name moniker

      the sad thing is that people would feel uncomfortable paying 6 mana to cast this, so paying 7 kinda kills it, great card if you can cheat it out, but this card should only be hard cast in commander

  • Jonathan Reynolds

    7 mana and doesn’t affect the board state? To the EDH-only bin with you!

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  • Diego

    The font don’t seem alright… I don’t know Rick, it looks fake.

    • Robert FakeLastName

      Last I checked mongoose don’t have countless children. Langosta means locust here rather than lobster.

  • Happy The Cat

    well, it looks cool, but its fighting for slots against stuff like Back from the Brink, Forced Fruition(you can make it scary, trust me) Hive Mind, or Dismiss into Dream. even blue edh has a pretty low limit on the number of big enchantments they can realistically run.
    I dont even know If I’d run this over Cast Through Time, I mean they are effectively the same thing but the added value of staggering out the 2nd casting generally is much more helpful.

    • Sylvio

      Curious that you mention all those enchantments that have a lot more niche use than Swarm Intelligence, a good use, but still a bit more niche.

  • jaya

    Seems like an easier version of Cast Through Time for multicolor decks, its okish not sure its competitive enough for me. To expesnive for anything outside EDH.

  • Moleover The Knight

    this + narset, enlightened master…..

  • Deadly Berry

    Jeleva didn’t use Cast Through Time because her spells aren’t cast from hand. Overall, this one is much better imo.

  • Cooper Jurgen ZIlkenat

    Does this work with Approach of The second sun?

    • Benjamin Mendel

      hunh, you know what, it does.
      Cool. :D

      • Andersson

        Sorry guys, it doesn’t work. Swarm Intelligence copies the spell, which is not casting, and Approach of the Second Sun cares about casting.

        • Evil Tactics

          I blame Isochron Scepter for confusing many players regarding this. That broken stick actually casts the copies, and I’m 90% sure it’s the only thing, or at least one of the few things, that does that in the game, yet it’s so popular.

          • Marvin Sürig

            Panoptic Mirror, Elite Arcanist, Chandra, Pyromasters Ultimate, Mizzix’s Mastery, Spellweaver Volute, Spellbinder, Eye of the Storm, Spellweaver Helix, Arcane Savant (just conspiracy)
            Spells: each Cipher-Spell, Mind’s Desire, Reversal of Fortune, Spelltwine
            That should be about all.

  • TheAweDude

    Still think the name should’ve been “Intelligence of the Swarm”