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Write into Being
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Write into Being
- Fate Reforged

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 3.75
Limited: 3,75
Multiplayer: 3.75

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Write into Being
 
There's an argument that highly evocative names like "Write into Being" that hint at a greater story should be used on cards that are more spectacular than looking at your library and making a 2/2 creature. I would argue that the potential of using a land, or a red instant, as a creature is already spectacular and unusual, and worth the name. In our discussions of the manifest ability, I haven't yet discussed the value of fear in strategy situations, but that value is real. One of the things that makes a face-down creature useful is that your opponent doesn't know how strong its face-up version is (if such a version exists), and when you generate one using Write into Being after looking at cards from your library in secret, your opponent's natural assumption is going to be that you have an involved plan of some sort. You can get a lot of mileage out of that.
 
Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Write into Being which is a three mana Blue sorcery that has you look at the top two cards of your library, Manifest one and then put the other on top or bottom of the library.  This is basically three mana to Scry and get a 2/2 creature which is playable, but the 2/2 having the potential to become another adds value and makes this a solid card for Blue even at sorcery speed.   Overall a strong variation of Scry that is going to see play in current formats as it has no real drawback and adds Manifest in an efficient way.
 
In Limited this is a great card to have when running Blue as it is at worst a three mana 2/2 that filters the top two cards of your library. 
Any Sealed using the color should include any copies available and in Booster it is a reasonable middle of the pack pick or even early in a weak pool.
 
Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.5
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.5


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