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Very good card if you have the life to spare.
Posted By: PaladinOfSunhome (9/17/2009 6:32:34 AM)


So your are saying if I Donate or Bazaar Trader him to a deck that runs polymorph and I some how can manage to control what card they draw...?

Posted By: iSlapTrees (5/4/2011 1:24:51 AM)


Hell Yeah With Senseis Top Good Idea "Guys"
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (12/26/2010 6:28:05 PM)


I play this with chains of Mephistopheles so I shut their card advantage down, while mine runs rampant
Posted By: mkniffen (8/7/2010 7:32:52 PM)


This is card advantage when it is best.

Confidant aggro is the best way to win any game ^^
Posted By: Gfanatic (9/6/2010 1:34:23 PM)


At last, Val Kilmer and Jabba the Hutt... together!!!
Posted By: Kragash (11/27/2011 6:36:34 AM)


Chandler Bing would be on one of the best black cards.
Posted By: JackThompson (2/20/2012 12:01:40 PM)


would you pay 20 life for it? because then you'd be dead, and that wouldn't be very greatness, would it? cokhed
Posted By: ttian (3/27/2009 8:48:08 AM)


Heaaavily overrated. Overpriced too.
Posted By: SystemSCSnake (8/18/2013 10:02:53 PM)


Wow, it only forces me to have only cards with very low mana cost in my deck...
And soon I'll likely have to burn cards cause I can only have 7 in my hand...
I'm new to magic, so I hope I'll one day understand.
Posted By: Sironos (5/10/2010 2:42:36 PM)


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You see kids, this is the card !
Posted By: Pipikako (3/14/2013 3:19:28 AM)


Fast guy that can give you 1 or 2 cards.

In my opinion you must use him to aggro, otherwise, it can be removed and go away without doing his job.

Just use Predator's Gambit if he hits the board quickly!
Posted By: Ratazana (3/6/2013 9:52:20 AM)


I love using this with scry and miracle, just because you aren't technically drawing because of this guy. Fix a land on top of your library, then put a Temporal Mastery below it. Pay 0 life for a free land in hand, then guarantee an extra turn for 1Blue.
Posted By: TitansFTW (3/2/2013 4:51:26 PM)


See, one thing about Bob that I didn't get was that he was 4.6/5 stars, while Dark Tutelage is 3.5/5.

Their effects are the same, and enchantments are harder to get rid of than creatures. Tutelage costs 1 more and can't attack, but is that worth a whole star??

But then it hit me: What if YOU want to get rid of the "Draw card and lose life" effect? What if you're at 2 life and don't want to risk it?

You either have to man up and take a chance with the drawing, or be main-decking Naturalize-esque spells. With the Confidant, if you're low on life, your opponent won't block it, because they think that he'll kill your himself. That's the time when you should do sneaky tricks (like Tainted Strike).
Posted By: Ferlord (1/27/2013 2:13:48 PM)



I... Actually agree with you? This is weird. Anyway. The culture here seems to be that on every good/broken card, the comments go something like "OMG, this is the real noob test, show them this and Emrakul and blah blah blah." because as soon as people can recognize a card is good, they can berate others for not seeing it, right? Gotta love the hivemind. As for this card, it really is good if you know how to use it. Really. Alternately, if you don't like life-for-cards, fine. Don't play black. It's fine. Just because something is good in practice doesn't mean you have to enjoy playing with it. That's why we have 5 colors, people.
Posted By: NoIHavent (1/27/2013 6:12:28 AM)


Really Timmyforever? Mr. "Go to every popular card ever and say its the worst card in the history of cards, and rate it a 0.5 out of 5", YOU'RE the one claiming everyone else is saying "pay attention to me"? Interesting.

Anyway, for those of you who say it's bad, it's truly, truly not. I've played with it in several decks and if it sticks (which is rare considering how big of a target it is), it's gonna win you the game most of the time. Drawing say, 3 more cards then your opponent throughout the game cannot simply be overstated. Almost the same thing as having you start with the full 7 and the other guy mulling to 4. Well, maybe not quite that, but it's close.

Oh and I rarely get killed by the thing, or have seen many others get killed by it. It's never revealing griselbrand or Emrakul, but more often land, cabal therapy, ponder, and the like. Not saying you won't get unlucky and flip a au... (see all)
Posted By: Sessy (1/18/2013 7:48:55 AM)


Sorry Bob. You've been outclasses by Duskmantle Seer. 4/4, flying, and gives everyone Bob. This card is gonna be EXPENSIVE. I mean look at this guy's price tag now.
Posted By: mpitcock (1/17/2013 3:54:25 AM)


This card is pretty bad. There are enough black cards that draw for less life loss. Bloodgift Demon, the infinitely better Phyrexian Arena, Underworld Connections,sign in blood, etc. With this, you better plan on winning by turn 5 or 6 without the opponent hitting you.
Posted By: Domak (1/16/2013 10:51:45 AM)


I like how people call others NOOBS if they don't like this card, even though I've seen this card cause more suicides than the Taliban.

Edit: What is up with all these MTG NAZIS!? "LOL best card evar if you don't like it you are worse than Hitler I'm so pro lol please pay attention to meeeeeee!"
Posted By: TimmyForever (1/13/2013 8:10:41 AM)


What is the interaction with this guy and a split card like Boom // Bust?
EDIT: I mean, if you would flip a split card like the example, what happens?
Posted By: theNinja-degozaru (1/6/2013 12:28:46 PM)


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