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If you really wanna do that, then just play Epic Experiment that is 100x more efficent, not a much weaker and watered down version lol.
Also, you totally misread the card. Vortex do nothing for X-costed spells because you cast it without paying the mana cost, which means you can't choose any value for X, and that will always be zero in those cases.
Same issue with Epic Experiment, but at least the last one is exciting for real if you wanna just chain in the same turn non-x burn spells (or other insane stuff like extra turns, storm spells etc).
Muse Vortex lets you put the non-casted cards in hand, which is friendlier to X-spells than just casting them for free. If you play a lot of X-spells in your deck, Epic Experiment might end up being less effective.
He said that he could use Blaze for 12 while casting Vortex and I replied that thats the wrong use of the card and that Epic does the same job but better.
None of the cards are friendly to X spells. If your deck is full of X-spells both Vortex and Epic are inefficent options for you. At this point even any "draw X cards" is better.
I'll admit to misreading the card, but this IS still slightly more efficient than you might think. It won't let you deal play an x-spell with the primary effect, very true, but playing a non x-spell for free and then loading up a decent amount of additional x-spells into your hand isn't bad at all.
I'd say that it's definitely better than Epic Experiment in an x-spell deck. Whether or not it's better than something like Stroke of Genius is debatable. Stroke could just as likely draw you a bunch of lands as useful spells, but this is almost guaranteed to draw at least SOME gas for you.