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Petals of Insight
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 Petals of Insight
- Modern Masters

Reviewed July 9, 2013

Constructed: 2.67
Casual: 3.17
Limited: 3.17
Multiplayer: 2.87

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Petals of Insight

This is an odd sort of card, when you think about it. Five mana is slightly more than you often pay to draw three cards at sorcery speed, but it's about what you'd expect for a repeatable scry or Ponder effect. Of course, the real appeal of this card is having access to either one as and when you need them; either one can save your life, in the right circumstances. That makes it a good card in most contexts - going up to insane and exploitable if you have access to something like Bounteous Kirin or Elder Pine of Jukai. Be glad those things weren't in Modern Masters, draft people.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5


Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is Petals of Insight a powerful but slow arcane spell. This card has seen some play in legacy providing a powerful tool in combo decks. In modern this card is kind of slow but fills a purpose of digging deeply making it a useful but slow tool. In casual and multiplayer this card is required for the Unspeakable deck and pulls its weight searching for cards as well. In modern masters limited I don’t have much experience with this card but in slower control based deck it could serve as a valuable tool and also ties into decks utilizing the arcane mechanic. Overall this card serves a unique purpose and has a solid amount of power behind it but must be utilized properly for its maximum effect.
Constructed: 2.0
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 2.5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Petals of Insight which is a five mana Blue that has you look at the top three cards of your library and either draw them or place them on the bottom of the library and return Petals of Insight to the owner's hand.  The cost is about right for card draw, though it is less versatile than player targetable options, and the ability to reset the effect for another chance next turn is interesting.  Overall it is not efficient enough for many builds, but could find a home in decks with specific combos that can spend the turn on the return to hand to try for another three cards.
In Limited the mana cost isn't an issue and with a single Blue it is easily included in any deck using the color.  With a solid card advantage it is usually worth running in most Sealed and can be a second or third pick in Booster if a strong creature or removal is not available.
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 3.0

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