Conflux Orb of Insight

Posted in Arcana on January 7, 2009

By Wizards of the Coast

The waiting is over. The Conflux Orb of Insight is here! If you already know what that means, click here to launch the Orb and see what you can find!

Don't know what the Orb of Insight is? No problem. It doesn't slice, it doesn't dice, and it's definitely not dishwasher-friendly. What it does do is let you know how many times something appears in Conflux, a set that hasn't even been released yet! Simply type in what you want to learn about and the Orb will tell you how many times it appears on Conflux cards. Flavor text isn't counted, and you can enter any type of mana costs and activation costs. For example, to search for something crazy like , just type "WWUUBBRRGG" in the Orb.

With a little patience (well, ok, a LOT) you could enter every single word in the English language, plus all the words and mana costs in Magic to figure out every single word in the set! Of course, there are probably going to be some Conflux-specific words making their debut into the Magic lexicon this time around, so you'll need to enter every possible string of letters too (just to be safe...). At that point, it's just a simple matter of re-arranging all that data into the exact card text of all the cards in the set. If you hurry, you should be able to finish before the Prerelease Events!

What secrets will you be able to unveil? Only the Orb knows, so get to work! And of course, we'll see you back here on Wednesday, January 14 when the Conflux minisite debuts, followed by the official kickoff of Conflux previews on Monday, January 19. Ready? Click here to launch the Orb and get started!

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