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Oracle of Dust
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Oracle of Dust
- Battle for Zendikar

Reviewed October 9, 2015

Constructed: 1.75
Casual: 2.25
Limited: 2.25
Multiplayer: 2.75
Commander [EDH]: 2.75

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David Fanany

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Oracle of Dust
This name could so easily have appeared on a card in Theros. And similarly, the artist Jason Rainville actually managed to make an Eldrazi look wise, which I didn't think was possible on something built in non-Euclidean geometry. 
This is another card where the cost looks more serious than it ends up being. While they are getting a card back to the gameplay zones out of exile, it's still in their graveyard where they will have to take another action to exploit it, while you are advancing your gameplan right away either by drawing an extra card or setting up your graveyard for the next turn. And when you run out of things to return, you still have a creature that can hold off a lot of attackers.
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 4/5
EDH/Commander: 4/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Oracle of Dust which is a four mana and one Blue 3/5 with Devoid and for two puts an opponent's card from exile into grave and you draw a card then discard a card.  There are other options in Standard for Blue that offer repeatable draw a card then discard a card.   All are without the exiled requirement and fit into decks more readily than this Oracle.  Zephyr Scribe may have a lower power and toughness, but it has a lower casting and activation cost plus a built in untap effect making it better in most situations. 
In Limited this is a very weak creature for the mana cost, requires exiling effects, and at best filters a card each turn.  It can easily be left until later in the pack during Booster and should probably be left in the sidedeck whenever playing Sealed. 
Constructed: 1.5
Casual: 1.5
Limited: 1.5
Multiplayer: 1.5
EDH/Commander: 1.5

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