Alchemist’s Retrieval [Investigating]

jtwood Posts: 1,284 Chairperson of the Boards
It treats the “instead” in the cleave cost as a “then”, which means you have to have a creature on the board or it doesn’t let you cast it.
Expected behavior is that the cleave cost is a true, alternative cost that allows you to cast it targeting an opponent’s creature if you have filled the cleave mana. 


  • jtwood
    jtwood Posts: 1,284 Chairperson of the Boards
    edited May 2022
    Alchemist’s Retrieval does not let you target an opposing creature if their hand is full.
    Expected behavior is that you can target an opposing creature when their hand is full and it would destroy the creature instead of returning it to their hand.
    See: Perilous Voyage, Unexplained Disappearance, Expel From Orazca, etc
  • Magic:PQ Support Team
    Magic:PQ Support Team ADMINISTRATORS Posts: 3,133 Chairperson of the Boards
    Hello @jtwood,
    Thank you for all the information provided, this issue will be investigated!
    If you have any additional information that you consider relevant, please don't hesitate to send me 😊