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I wanted a Seal of Fire in Theros, but all I got was this janky old CD from the clearance bin...
Posted By: RedArcher (9/17/2013 9:17:43 PM)
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People keep flaming this card, but speaking as a person who started magic in mono-green, and who constantly complained about the lack of removal, I... wouldn't play this.

If you want an explanation of why it's so much mana, though, it:
a) ignores all kinds of colour protection (only protection from artifacts can save your creatures)
b) is an artifact for the purposes of combos. The first ones that spring to mind are Glissa, the Traitor or Trading Post.

Chew on that for a second. You really, REALLY wouldn't want a recurring, colourless creature removal spell that's cheaper than this, would you? No, didn't think so. It's five mana to activate for a reason, people.
Posted By: OrgasmandTea (9/18/2013 9:28:09 AM)
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Because Flame Slash was 4 mana too cheap.....
Posted By: Pendulous (9/18/2013 12:43:24 AM)
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For those of you who don't know the flavor behind this card, here it is. King Ixion, of the Lapiths, was invited to dinner by Zeus. Ixion saw Hera and fell in love with her. Zeus made a cloud shaped like Hera to test Ixion. He mad love with "Hera" and was struck by Zeus's thunderbolt and strapped to a burning wheel, shown on this piece of junk. It spun until Orpheus played his music in an attempt to rescue his wife.
Posted By: mpitcock (9/22/2013 9:00:54 AM)
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It looks like Nevinyrral's Disk's stunted runt of a brother it keeps in the basement.
Posted By: Nucleon (9/18/2013 10:55:33 PM)
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Oh man, I was gonna be all even-handed and say, hey, they printed this to show that artifacts can't be as powerful as actual colored spells like red, because blah blah blah, etc.

But it can't even hit players! Give us SOMETHING.
Posted By: anotherfan321 (9/17/2013 7:04:01 PM)
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oh gods why?
Posted By: chainsmoker (9/18/2013 4:49:21 AM)
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It's the retarded triplet of Cyclopean Snare and Razor Boomerang!!!
Posted By: Black_Sun28 (9/19/2013 8:36:53 AM)
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The benefit is that it threatens your opponents with a possible kill. If they don't have a way of boosting their valuable 3-toughness or less bomb, they aren't going to play it with this on the field.

However, use deductive thinking: if they DO play something like that (EG: Phalanx Leader), make sure as hell they don't have untapped mana.

That being said, you're not really reducing the cost of this that much if you play it early. The difference between 5 and 6 isn't too far in limited.
Posted By: Ferlord (9/18/2013 12:50:31 PM)
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If you really, really, REALLY are low on removal.
Posted By: Purplerooster (9/18/2013 4:59:41 PM)
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