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Very good card if you have the life to spare.
3.5
Posted By: PaladinOfSunhome (9/17/2009 6:32:34 AM)
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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)
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Hell Yeah With Senseis Top Good Idea "Guys"
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (12/26/2010 6:28:05 PM)
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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)
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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)
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At last, Val Kilmer and Jabba the Hutt... together!!!
Posted By: Kragash (11/27/2011 6:36:34 AM)
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Chandler Bing would be on one of the best black cards.
Posted By: JackThompson (2/20/2012 12:01:40 PM)
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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)
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Heaaavily overrated. Overpriced too.
Posted By: SystemSCSnake (8/18/2013 10:02:53 PM)
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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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Eddie Izzard, is that you? How'd you get on a Magic card?
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (8/29/2012 1:17:56 PM)
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Can you imagine them printing a version of this as a 1/1 mythic with shroud in return to ravnica?

Empty ALL the wallets!!!!!
Posted By: Lord.Gold (8/12/2012 3:36:01 AM)
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You, know, I don't understand this card very well.
1) Vulnerable to creature removal. Enchantments are harder for most colors to kill.

2) You take on average a lot more damage than from Phyrexian Arena / Bloodgift Demon and friends, unless you run MOSTLY 2 CMC or lower cards.

3) Yeah, he can chump block. But who would chump block with such an excellent ability? Well, unless you're going to lose.

4) You reveal the card. Blue then knows, or at least has a better idea of, exactly what to counter.

So I don't know. He's really expensive (real world money wise) and, in my opinion, worse than Phyrexian Arena. Please explain to me otherwise, because I want to like him.

EDIT: Okay, that's a bit clearer for me. Thanks, Lord_Seth.

EDIT AGAIN: I picked up one of these for my EDH deck. It's incredible the advantage he incurs with Top and occasionally Jace; alm... (see all)
Posted By: gman92 (7/25/2012 4:10:55 PM)
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"Greatness, at any cost." Maher made it possible to get into the bigger tournaments by fudging local hosted lower level tournies. It would be like a good, local level boxer getting a sudden shot on live TV on HBO or something. It was a very wrong thing to do - But any magic savvy player knows that Bob was "The Great One" of Magic - He was simply, for his time, probably the best. The flavor text, of course, reflects appropriately. Oh, they banned him for a year.
Posted By: snickerpuss (6/30/2012 12:19:28 AM)
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Tim
Tom
and Bob.

The unholy trifecta of Blue, Black or Red Human Wizards with three letters long nicknames!
Posted By: Tiggurix (5/26/2012 6:59:39 PM)
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$45 for a piece of cardboard with some printing on it.

I'm good with that.
Posted By: TheHandyman (5/22/2012 10:19:47 AM)
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Way too conditional to be really good. Paying upwards of 3 life per turn is way too high. If you must have a higher hand, then make sure you can sacrifice this guy when your life is low.
Phyrexian Arena
Posted By: DragonLord132 (5/17/2012 2:52:25 PM)
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Why does this card go for 20-40 dollars when Phyrexian Arena, a 4-6 dollar card, does it so much better for only 1 more black mana? Unless you’re running deck manipulation, Phyrexian Arena gives you the card for less life every turn AND you don’t have to reveal it! Additionally, this is a creature, which is generally easier to kill.

1 less mana is a really huge deal (especially when it's 1B vs 1BB; bob is easier to splash too). Bob draws you 1 more card because it comes down a turn earlier.

Yes, it's a creature and dies more easily. But there are still benefits for it. Swinging for 2 when the board is clear helps a lot, and makes tendrils require less spells to be lethal. And bob does make you lose some life, so being easier to kill means you can turn it off later in the game by saccing to, say, cabal therapy. But in general, Bob also doesn't make you lose any life if you flip over a land (moxes/lotus in vintage), and you're losing 1-2 life otherwise, with the occasional 5 fo... (see all)
Posted By: mdakw576 (5/16/2012 4:18:30 AM)
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Why does this card go for 20-40 dollars when Phyrexian Arena, a 4-6 dollar card, does it so much better for only 1 more black mana? Unless you’re running deck manipulation, Phyrexian Arena gives you the card for less life every turn AND you don’t have to reveal it! Additionally, this is a creature, which is generally easier to kill.
Posted By: MicrosizeMe (5/10/2012 2:36:30 PM)
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Some have already mentioned arena, and the demon, and rightfully so! I don't own any of these, so I run Sign in Blood. It would function, for the deck in mind, much the same way, however. Suffer the Past, cmc 1, X caster for life steal. Consume Spirit and Drain Life, cmc 2, X caster for life steal. Soul burn is less impressive at cmc 3, but it is another viable X caster for life steal. Finally, the crowd pleaser, Exsanguinate, cmc 2, X caster for board wide player lifesteal.
Posted By: ChildOfNephilim (5/4/2012 2:44:14 AM)
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