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I wrote the word "Broken" on mine, so if you get a Balance someday that says "Broken" on it in big black marker you know the story.

2 mana to reshape target game.
Posted By: Pontiac (3/17/2011 1:39:38 PM)
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The card name is the very definition of irony.
Posted By: TastetheJace (7/8/2013 6:25:37 PM)
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Mulligan down to 3, Mox, Mox, Balance. Trollololol
Posted By: 001010011100101110 (1/2/2012 8:42:38 PM)
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I actually have friends who don't think this card is powerful. I...couldn't find the words to explain to them why they were wrong. I was just left speechless and decided to let them think one of them didn't own a card this broken and pray that he never figured out how to use it.
Posted By: VirusVescichetta (10/27/2012 11:23:04 PM)
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Just remember amigos, this card is vintage-only for a reason. If you're thinking about including it in a casual deck, just remember there are much more balanced, legacy legal cards - you don't need the power of a vintage-only card. If you feel like your deck does in order to function well - it probably means you need to look at your deck as a whole, rather than relying on a power card.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (12/11/2012 7:53:06 AM)
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Some have considered this the "10th" card of the Power Nine (other options have been Library of Alexandria, Mana Drain, etc.) At any rate, a devastating effect for an absurdly low mana cost.
Posted By: Radagast (12/19/2010 2:33:06 PM)
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Despite its name, it's not "balanced" at all.
Posted By: draco_nite (11/28/2010 9:54:22 PM)
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best use of balance? first turn some quick mana wheel of fortune more quick mana then blow a balance after you have wasted your card advantage on a bunch of mana then their stuck with the same amount of cards as you without any of the artifact mana you might of pumped out as well as any enchantments you might of made.
Posted By: thaviel (5/12/2011 3:29:50 PM)
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weird how something with the word balance is so utterly unfair while something like broken ambition has the word broken in it, but is totally lame.
Posted By: good.beats.for.all (8/5/2011 4:26:38 AM)
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Balance + Devastating Summons o.O
Posted By: Slawsonite (8/7/2011 4:41:17 AM)
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Eh, very powerful, but definitely situational. Not anywhere on the scale of Mind Twist, Moxen, Black Lotus, Mana Drain, Time Walk, Contract from Below, etc. I'm not even sure if it's as powerful as Berserk or Sol Ring.

I think people are gushing a little too much...it is not anywhere near the most unbalanced card of all time. It's only Armageddon if you have no land, only Wrath of God if you have no creatures, etc.
Posted By: CFLuke (4/18/2014 9:12:59 PM)
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1White for Wrath of God, Armageddon, and Mind Twist all in one. Sure, why not?
Posted By: troll_berserker (3/7/2014 4:25:16 AM)
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Actually had this one in my white swarm deck back in the day. Never realized it would end up being so infamous.

Since most of my friends played land-heavy red decks, it ended up mostly being a mana destroyer.
Posted By: weasel_fierce (2/26/2014 11:17:12 AM)
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Balance: imbalanced.
Posted By: Arachnos (10/29/2013 6:27:23 AM)
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Today I've made my first 11-for-1: my opponent discarded 3 cards and sacrificed 4 lands and 4 creatures, with no loss on my side. And I was topdecking. Thank you Balance.
Posted By: Thanato5 (7/22/2013 10:01:54 AM)
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The card name is the very definition of irony.
Posted By: TastetheJace (7/8/2013 6:25:37 PM)
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dauthiSlayer: The difference? You're running artifact mana accel. You're also likely running manlands or otherwise tricksy lands. So you have one or two lands, your opponent has a significant number, you've been dropping out your artifact mana accel while your opponent still has more cards in hand than you, and you wreck on them.
Posted By: osieorb18 (4/24/2013 4:28:46 PM)
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Question on Balance: I'm wondering why this card is so good under most circumstances? For instance, if I only play 2 lands, and dont play any creatures, and eventually wipe the board clean, I still lose those cards I had in my hand, (if say I have 7 cards in hand, and my opp has 1, since he's been playing creatures and lands). Because it effects the lands, creatures and your hand, it seems hard to get a leg up on your opponent. If it only affected creatures and land, i would get it. But since its hand also, seems like you will lose cards also, even if you are trying to hold back on playing them. Only way I could think of it, is if you are playing white/red, play 2 lands and then play like 4 lightning bolts (or other burn) in a row, and then play Balance. In that case, your opp's lands, creatures and hand is wrecked. Balance is only good if you play cards that end up in your graveyard (instants and sorceries), isn't that right? Can anyone give an example of how it would be good in an ... (see all)
Posted By: dauthiSlayer (2/27/2013 7:12:34 PM)
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Balance: the least balanced card in the history of the game. :)
Posted By: Salient (2/19/2013 2:56:33 PM)
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@Battlefish

Did you even read the card?
Posted By: EGarrett01 (2/15/2013 9:21:47 AM)
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