Everyone loves the 1 blue mana deck manipulators – Ponder, Preordain, and Serum Visions. Everyone also raves about how great flying and other evasion abilities are. Well, put deck manipulation and flying together and you’ve got…SAGE OWL! This 2 mana genius flies in on turn 2, lets you take a little look at the top 4 cards of your library and arrange them any way you want. Let me say that again….the top FOUR cards in any order! What a way to start the game! PLUS! You’ve got a little flier there to swoop in turn after turn pecking away at your opponent’s life total. What could be better?
Sure there’s that chance you look at the top 4 cards and realize you’re going to lose the game when you don’t see any mana/spells when your hand is loaded on the opposite, but remember you STILL HAVE A 1/1 FLIER! WINNING!
A 20 turn clock from the air and a deep deck manipulation easily put Sage Owl at the top of the top!