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One of the best options black has on Turn 1. Especially useful against combo decks.
Posted By: Falyxron (12/8/2008 12:58:41 PM)


Daanz, that's four of your cards for three of theirs. Not too sure how that's useful. One-for-one disruption, I can understand.
Posted By: nammertime (12/23/2009 1:47:10 AM)


Okay, it's back. But next time, make sure it gets in with its brother Ostracize, yes?
Posted By: Skyknight (4/12/2010 8:14:18 PM)


Better than thoughtseize
Posted By: enkogneto (4/17/2009 2:22:32 PM)


4-for-three is alright when the sixth and seventh cards in hand are mox sapphire and ancestral recall
Posted By: zk3 (9/1/2010 8:46:14 AM)


dark ritual into duress thoughtseize ostracize is better
Posted By: DaaNz (3/24/2009 7:59:18 AM)


I want it back! Please reprint this, Wizards!
Posted By: True_Mumin (6/13/2009 7:40:42 PM)


classic staple, still usable today even with thoughseize (run this and thoughtsieze when up against combo). Inquistion of Kozileck is still better at handling aggro however, but I like having options.
Posted By: Lord_FarkwadtehThird (10/3/2011 7:48:25 PM)


@ Falyxron, I must respectfully disagree. The best black can do on turn one is dark ritual, thoughtsieze, entomb and finally reanimate. You get the biggest, scariest creature you can find and they lose a card in their hand that duress might not have even been able to grab. You could actually use multiple dark rituals for some real shenanigans if you're feeling particularly devilish.
Posted By: KrosanSheep (7/9/2012 3:37:00 PM)


Ritual, this, Hymn to Tourach. There, now we don't lose card advantage.
Posted By: blindthrall (7/23/2012 6:59:33 PM)