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Twincast
10th Edition


Reviewed August 22, 2007

Constructed: 2.60
Casual: 3.60
Limited: 2.60

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BMoor

Twincast

Well, it's not a counterspell (though it could be), but it does put a stop to that lethal Demonfire to the face, by sending another lethal one to your opponent and killing him first!  If you copy a kill spell, you're at least trading your opponent's removal and his best creature for your best creature and a Twincast.  Copy a combat trick like Giant Growth, and you probably saved your blocker.  Copy a draw spell or tutor, and it's good times all around.  People love copying their own Glimpse the Unthinkable with this.  Basically, if you're heavy into blue, and you've got instants and sorceries or you expect your opponent to, then Twincast is good.

Constructed- 3.5
Casual- 4
Limited- 3.8

Aethereal

Wednesday - Twincast

Fork in the right color, really. This has been out for a while and hasn't really seen too much play due to it requiring another card to work. The best deck for this might be the Dimir mill deck that was hyped up when Ravnica came out (and flopped). Not a bad card by any means, but the requirements are too strict and I'm not sure what you would want to copy right now. You're better off countering your opponent's killer spell than copying it.

In casual, it's great if you've ever wanted a blue Fork. There's lots of fun stuff to copy.

In limited, it's pretty restricted, and requires a decent dedication to blue. You could potentially use it to copy a kill spell or something, but I would rather run a card that does something by itself.

Constructed - 2.5
Casual - 3
Limited - 2

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Twincast
 
I tend to think that the strength of Twincast depends quite highly on what sorts of spells you want to be copying with it. Like its predecessor Fork, it interacts very well with burn spells. In last year's Standard, Owling Mine decks often played a copy or two of Twincast to copy Sudden Impact and win significantly faster. There are few things funnier than copying a hellbent Demonfire or an opposing Tidings. Still, it's fairly dependent on what other spells you're playing and what spells your opponent is playing. Also, unlike Commandeer, if you copy an opponent's spell, the original spell is still coming towards you, so if your opponent isn't on the same life total or lower that hellbent Demonfire will still kill you.
 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 4/5 (think Hymn to Tourach, Mind Twist)
Limited: 1/5
The Missing Linc

-Balding for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10

Twincast

I have liked this card since it's printing, but have only put it into my mill deck.  I think it will find the right deck other than the Glimpse the Unthinkable combo but I am not sure where.  A good card for a counter war, can't hurt to copy their kill spell.  I am really surprised it has not seen more play.  I will watch this card in standard to see how it gets played.
 
Constructed: 3
Casual: 4
Limited: 4
PsychoAnime

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Twincast (UU)
Instant

Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for
the copy.

I don't see much use right now for this thing in standard. It and copy
a counterspell, Demonfire or an opponent's burn spell as removal, but
that's pretty much it. I'd rather play the thing it would want to copy
in its appropriate deck.

In casual, you can copy a Time Stretch or something? There's gotta be
something wacky to do.

In limited, I wouldn't pick this rather high as it requires two blue
mana and might not be able to copy anything good, although copying a
Cone of Flame is rather nice, but it better be your own Cone of Flame.

Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited 2/5

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