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.
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
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.
Casual: 4/5 (think Hymn to Tourach, Mind Twist)
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
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.
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may
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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.
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