Mirage is one of the greatest blocks of all
time, and the members of its tutor cycle rank
among the most influential spells of all time.
Worldly Tutor is the conceptual predecessor of
Lorwyn's Harbingers, among others, and although
it's sometimes a little overshadowed by Vampiric
Tutor's versatility and somewhat slow for aggro
decks, it is a good choice for anything that has
creature-based interactions but lacks pure combo
elements. In Commander or Tiny Leaders, where
every deck is constrained by color, it may
indeed be your only choice.
The cycle as a whole actually makes for a
remarkably fair variation on Demonic Tutor:
while three of the four are specific and the
last involves a life payment that can invite
pressure, their instant speed gives you
flexibility and the replacement of your next
draw with the card you searched for is a more
notable opportunity cost. This seems to still be
considered too powerful for recent sets, but
they do good work in more casual large formats
without being too overpowering.
Today's card of the day is Wordly Tutor which
is a Green one mana instant that moves a
creature from the library to the top of the
This variation of the Tutor theme is still
strong and can be enhanced with draw power, plus
the low mana cost allows it to set up a draw
with minimal loss of tempo outside of the card
itself. A great addition to any Commander
deck and still popular in older formats to
search out key creatures or responses.
In Limited this is just as useful as in
Constructed as it can search the top creature in
a format dominated by high end creatures.
A fantastic second pick in Booster after a Green
rare, though a bit weaker with the reverse order
as drafting into power cards of that color can
For Sealed this increases the value of any pool
even if Green is just splashed as whatever color
has the best creature this can support it.