Got Flash?

Posted in Arcana on November 30, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

Mystical Teachings
So you're a time-bending chronomancer, consulting with a being from some dimension outside of time, and this being is about to let you in on one of its chronomantic secrets. In other words, you have Mystical Teachings on the stack—what kinds of cards can you tutor up?

Since Time Spiral, the flash keyword has shortened the Oracle text of several cards. Which ones now say “flash” on them matters a lot for Mystical Teachings, so let's take a trip through the pre-Time Spiral cards that were affected by the new flash keyword.


Simian Grunts
Want to Mystically Teach yourself a creature spell? There are plenty of nimble monsters up for the job. Assemble your instant-speed army during combat, at the end of your opponent's turn, or in response to an annoying spell.


Uncontrollable Anger
Magic has seen a plethora of tricky auras castable as combat tricks and pseudo-counterspells. Mystical Teachings for Uncontrollable Anger after your opponent declares his blocks—or show it off before blockers and let him figure out how to block!


Grifter's Blade
Artifacts with flash? There are more than you expect nowadays. They come out of nowhere and throw off combat math better than regular-speed machines.

Honorable Mentions

Winding Canyons
These cards aren't tutorable with Mystical Teachings, but if you're building a deck around the flash mechanic, their new wording is worth another look.

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