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Rhystic Tutor

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 2.07 (7 Reviews)
Limited: 2.07  (7 Reviews)
Reviewed May 9, 2002

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This is no Demonic Tutor. It never really saw play in any format. Its not horrible, but its not Tier 1. Obviously decent in Type 1 though. 2 in constructed and limited.



I've seen people play this and it just sits in their hand. That's a bad place for a tutor to be. That means the card isn't very good, unfortunately. 

Limited: 2

Constructed: 2


Rhystic Tutor is only really good in 5-color Magic, because it's a search card, and is one of the unlucky 66 that is restricted in that format. If there was a 5-Color rating it would be 3, because search is just awesome, no matter how bad the card is (heck, if Diabolic Intent sees play, then anything can!)

In constructed, it's crap. Too easy too stop, and cost too much mana for it to be stopped so easily. A 1.5 there, because it can get you anything.

In limited, even worse because they will have a lot of mana, and they will be able to stop it a lot easier. A 1 here.


In general the Rhystic cards were a failure. This one and the Lightning were the only one's that saw much play but cards that let your opponent have a non-colored counterspell for them just can't be dominant. This one got some play due to the lack of other good search at the time but it just doesn't hold up given the better cards of later sets.


This tutor reminds me somewhat of the up and coming Blue-hoser Seedtime. If your opponent is tapped out into your turn, then you have a game-altering effect for a very low cost. If you play Rhystic Tutor then your opponent won't want to risk tapping too many lands, slowing their game right down. It's a nice deterrent.

Rhystic Tutor works well in constructed if you can build around the drawback. Three mana in exchange for the most useful card in your deck is always a good trade. It's also great in limited. Odds are you'll only get one, so the guy across the table won't be able to prepare adequately. 

Constructed - 4
Limited - 4.5


I don't like any of the Rhystic cards.  Might be part of the reason I still have issues with Divert.  

There are many other tutors to play, so this would be one of my last choices.

Constructed: 1.2
Limited: 1.2

John B

This card is far too situational for my tastes. It only works if your opponent does not have 2 mana open. Diabolic Tutor will, and it only costs one more. Diabolic Tutor isn't stupendous, which means this card is a 2 at most, but I think more like a 1.86

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