This card is a black Impulse that is expensive
in two ways, mana and life.
However, this card is still a powerful card for
moving through your deck and getting to the most
important cards in your deck. This card also
provides much-needed card advantage. I think
this card's designed with constructed in mind,
but I'm not sure black decks are going to run
four of these. In reality, I think this card is
better for limited, because quite frankly, in
limited you will go to any lengths (see
Necrologia) to gain a little card advantage. In
constructed formats, this card may be a stretch
for anything except mono black control decks.
This is a very neat card drawing effect on a
black card. It can end up being huge. The other
interesting thing of note is the spell speed.
It's an instant. This can allow you to set up
some stuff on your opponent's turn, or sift
through your deck looking for a particular card
and then cast the needed card on your turn. I
wouldn't expect this spell to be something that
four copies get played in a deck. It's very
likely a two-of and possibly a three-of though.
It's being compared to Fact or Fiction in many
circles, but these cards are not very similar at
all. The functionality of these two spells is
completely different. Don't try to use Moonlight
Bargain in the same situations as FoF or you
might end up in trouble.
The stand-out feature attached to this card is
the fact that it is an instant. I absolutely
love the idea of picking which cards I would
like to "draw", and the rest can just be thrown
to the wayside. Four mana isn't too much to ask
for a spell like this, so I can definitely see
it showing up for constructed, casual, and
limited play alike.
Now we have a search card on crack.
Moonlight gives you a chance to look at your
top FIVE cards and choose any, or none of
them. You pay 2 life to keep what you want,
which honestly is a bargain, if you really
need something to complete a combo. And for
even more evil, you can use it to get cards
into your grave in order to Reanimate them
Sins of the Past plays off of that well.
A strong card in any format - card advantage
Constructed - 5
Casual - 5
Limited - 4
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