Scroll of the Masters

Are you a Quiet Speculation member?

If not, now is a perfect time to join up! Our powerful tools, breaking-news analysis, and exclusive Discord channel will make sure you stay up to date and ahead of the curve.

Come see all our Fate Reforged spoiler coverage

Scroll of the Masters

Prowess is a pretty good ability to have. It's not a good ability to pay 5 mana for.

This isn't quite Prowess, though, is it? It's cumulative. Every spell you play every turn accumulates, and when you've played 5 or 6 spells over a few turns, all of a sudden you can give a creature quite a large boost. This lets you swing with relatively small creatures and really screw up their combat math and make them afraid to let even the smallest creature through.

The problem with this card is that there's no real card historically I can compare it to so I feel a bit lost. Yes, once this gets charged up it can be good. Another thing it has going for it is that is that drawing a subsequent one isn't as bad as it could be, because playing it will add a charge counter to the first one, making you more likely to play more copies since it's less of a liability.

Ultimately, sets will have better cards than this that never end up worth more than a buck or two. Maybe I'm shy after watching Dragon Throne of Tarkir, admittedly a card I didn't think would impact Standard, do nothing, but I'm not super bullish on this card. It seems powerful eventually, but I think in decks where you're winning with Prowess creatures, their own prowess triggers are enough and you're rather play non-creature spells that impact the board a bit more and there is no room for this. If you think I'm totally wrong, this could end up worth a few bucks.

Avatar photo

Jason Alt

Jason Alt is a value trader and writer. He is Quiet Speculation's self-appointed web content archivist and co-captain of the interdepartmental dodgeball team. He enjoys craft microbrews and doing things ironically. You may have seen him at magic events; he wears black t-shirts and has a beard and a backpack so he's pretty easy to spot. You can hear him as co-host on the Brainstorm Brewery podcast or catch his articles on He is also the Community Manager at and writes the odd article there, too. Follow him on Twitter @JasonEAlt unless you don't like having your mind blown.

View More By Jason Alt

Posted in Fate Reforged SpoilerTagged ,

Have you joined the Quiet Speculation Discord?

If you haven't, you're leaving value on the table! Join our community of experts, enthusiasts, entertainers, and educators and enjoy exclusive podcasts, questions asked and answered, trades, sales, and everything else Discord has to offer.

Want to create content with Quiet Speculation?

All you need to succeed is a passion for Magic: The Gathering, and the ability to write coherently. Share your knowledge of MTG and how you leverage it to win games, get value from your cards – or even turn a profit.

Join the conversation

Want Prices?

Browse thousands of prices with the first and most comprehensive MTG Finance tool around.

Trader Tools lists both buylist and retail prices for every MTG card, going back a decade.

Quiet Speculation