I was expecting it to be common actually. Effects like this aren't uncommon in INN (eg Mulch) and wizards have suggested they might move looting to red before. And IMO RU needs to be deepened for draft.
Nevertheless, things went our way and that's great!
Quote from TorggoIts basically Electrolyze that plays well with Looting. Seems good to me.
Quote from wtwlf123No, you cycle it and pay the madness cost. Blast From the Past is basically like a mono-red Electrolyze of sorts. Cantripping burn is really good. It's a shoe-in if you support Un- cards, IMO.
Quote from TorggoFlashback is less than Firebolt. The card is awesome.
Quote from wtwlf123It sure is.
I wish they printed real burn that good. Staggershock is close.
Quote from MrDumpkinsAnd instant speed
Quote from cuttupsWith more benefits that haven't even been mentioned. That card is the swiss army knife of burn spells.
Quote from UsmanAgreed, Blast from the Past is sick (and looking at it from the absolute worst-case scenario like looking at it as a 15-mana spell is disingenuous way of looking at it.) Most of the time, it's a mono-color Electrolyze which can't split, but flashes back and that's more than good enough (definitely top 10 red spells, arguably top 5 but it's close.) I even drafted it recently when I drafted in a dragon cube and it was really good there when I got to 8 mana (cycling, madness, buyback, lather rinse repeat.)
It's a card that I wish was printed in Time Spiral block, but them's the breaks, sadly.
Quote from Ponder
Cant be countered, when you cycle it. Madness. Return to hand from GY with Flashback and Buyback. Makes a better Hammer of Bogadan; than the Hammer;
Quote from cuttupsI am pretty sure you can't buyback a flashback as part of the cost of playing the flashback is removing it from the game.
Quote from Ponder »Lightning Bolt #1 or FTK?
Quote from wtwlf123FTK. Burn + creature is good.
Quote from Star SlayerFlametongue Kavu is surely the sickest red card.
Quote from wtwlf123Almost. It's the 2nd best red card.
Quote from Star SlayerIs Sulfuric Vortex better?
Quote from wtwlf123Ya. The card is just too good.
Quote from wtwlf123He makes the cut in more decks, but it's nowhere near as game-ending. Vortex is the best card in any deck it makes it into.
Quote from wtwlf123ya, I like Rivalry a lot, and I'm always looking to squeeze it back in.
Quote from eidolon232Wrong. Madness cards are still cast and therefor can be countered.
Quote from PonderDoesnt Stifle affect, Flashback, Cycling, and Buyback?
Quote from eidolon232Buyback represents 2 static abilities -> Unaffected
Flashback represents 2 static abilities -> Unaffected
Cycling is an activated ability -> Affected. You are still discarding the card though, which means that you are able to cast if for its Madness cost
Quote from eidolon232Unearth on the other hand is an activated ability.
Quote from eidolon232Prerelease Events January 28-29, 2012
Release Date February 3, 2012
Launch Parties February 3-6, 2012
Game Day February 25-26, 2012
Quote from wtwlf123Is the promo card going to be available before DKA actually releases?