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Idyllic Tutor

Reviewed February 6, 2008

Constructed: 3.15
Casual: 3.00
Limited: 2.25

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Idyllic Tutor

Finally, a tutor that puts the card into your hand instead of on top of your library. Combo decks and enchantment decks of all sorts will want this. In Limited, I'm not sure you can depend on getting a lot of enchantments, but some of the best removal in white, green, and blue are enchantments, and it's in the third pack so you'd probably know if you wanted it by the time it comes around, so it could be useful there too.

Constructed- 4
Casual- 4
Limited- 3


Wednesday - Idyllic Tutor

A slightly weakened Enlightened Tutor, as even though this goes straight to your hand, it is much slower. It's still good, however, as there are lots of juicy things in Standard and Extended to tutor up. With this, you can go find your Counterbalance, Sacred Mesa, tomorrow's card, etc. You could also try the new Declaration of Naught, but, at least right now, Counterbalance is probably better than that. Outside of Standard and Extended, however, there is no reason to play this in constructed, as you have the superior Enlightened Tutor.

In limited, if you have a good enchantment like tomorrow's card (figured out what it is yet?), then this is an auto-include. Otherwise, don't bother.

Constructed - 3.5
Casual - 2
Limited - 3

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Idyllic Tutor

I very nearly did a spit-take when I saw this card in the Morningtide card list - could it have any less to do with the block's themes? In Standard, it searches for Teferi's Moat, Oblivion Ring, and Seal of Primordium, which seems like a reasonable start for a quirky control deck. In Extended, there are even more enchantments, but Enduring Ideal is probably better because it ends the game in short order. I seriously doubt I'd ever play this in limited unless I had an Oblivion Ring that I thought I wouldn't ever see.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 1/5
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Idyllic Tutor

This will see play for a while because great cards like enlightened tutor are not around more. At sorcery speed and for 3, I don't think it will even see a lot of play. However, an enchantment based deck is bound to surface in block or standard. With Hoofprints and the white enchantress, something has to break.

Constructed: 3
Casual: 3
Limited: 2

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