Beseech the Mirror
Beseech the Mirror

Beseech the Mirror – Wilds of Eldraine

Date Reviewed:  September 13, 2023

Constructed: 4.25
Casual: 5.00
Limited: 4.00
Multiplayer: 3.75
Commander [EDH]: 4.25

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Over on Instagram, I was posting about how some of Wilds of Eldraine‘s cards seem to actually be references to Lorwyn, at least in part. This is a good example – it’s most obviously a riff on Disney’s Snow White, but the name and effect recall Shadowmoor‘s Beseech the Queen. Mind you, it’s considerably more consistent. Four mana to get any card from your deck to your hand is okay in casual settings, but it really gets nuts when you have something to bargain with. And you don’t have to be playing that March of the Machine Commander precon with fifteen different token types to have something  to bargain with consistently.

Just be careful if you’re going to cast things like Warp World. Even the Magic Mirror has trouble helping people recover from getting kicked out of their playgroup.

Constructed: 4
Casual: 5
Limited: 4
Multiplayer: 4
Commander [EDH]: 4

 James H. 


Beseech the Mirror is a spell that’s very powerful with a little bit of bargaining; while four mana for a tutor is hardly ideal, four mana to cast any card in your deck looks a lot better. While the card has to cost four mana or less to cast it, if you’re playing this spell, you likely already have in mind how to use and abuse it. The bargain cost is also usually quite doable, as incdental token generation is very much a Thing in a lot of decks, and the enchantment/artifact cost can be met in a pinch besides.

I feel like Beseech the Mirror is definitely among the set’s stronger cards, as it’s far more vicious than just digging a copy of the card out of your deck to play later. It can be that in a pinch if you need to set up for a future play, and it’s nice to have that mode, but this spell’s strength is more in just being additional copies of the best spell for a given situation, and the only downsides besides is costing triple black mana…which might be the best color to cost triple of, given how black is good at ramping itself. This may also pair well with spells that have no proper casting cost, but those have plenty of friends at this point.

Constructed: 4.5
Casual: 5
Limited: 4 (it’s another copy of a bomb, which makes it better than a normal “do nothing” tutor)
Multiplayer: 3.5
Commander [EDH]: 4.5 (another tutor is good, and this is an extremely powerful tutor in spite of coming in at four mana)

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