Here is another impactful 1-mana blue spell that will make rounds in certain commander decks this season.
First, it's a great addition to Orvar, the All-Form lists that want these targeted types of effects in as many copies as possible.
Then, it can be a recurring effect for Dockside Extortionist, or a protective spell for Codie, Vociferous Codex.
In all these cases, Alchemist's Retrieval can be used to a great effect. And if you need to get rid of the opponent's threats, then paying two mana for Cleave effect won't feel like a robbery.