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This is a good candidate for a functional reprint under a more appropriate name. Even as it is, I'll bet a good number of EDH fans have dropped $50 or more on one.
Posted By: Chrysologus (7/23/2010 7:13:54 AM)


It's Decree of Pain but slightly different.
Posted By: Andon_A (10/21/2010 9:57:29 PM)


Anyone who is put off by the supposedly high mana cost should consider:

1) Wrath of God / Damnation are both 4 mana CMC

2) This is one sided board wipe: +2 CMC

3) Draw cards for each creature destroyed: +2 CMC

It is not broken with its high mana cost and you probably wouldn't want to waste it on just a big indestructible fattie (unless its something like Blightsteel Colossus). This card is well costed considering the number of good things it does for you

A functional reprint that prevents regeneration would probably see some play in EDH and casual and maybe in some constructed decks
Posted By: Paladin85 (8/10/2011 7:11:54 PM)


I challenge every Magic player to say that it's not worth it 6BlackBlack mana cost.
Posted By: Paolino (2/21/2012 6:19:04 AM)


Not that all those numbers did Cao Cao much good at Chi Bi...(q.v. the P3K version of Blaze)
Posted By: SkyknightXi (3/8/2013 7:33:54 PM)


Not broken, but card&tempo advantage in the realm of Cruel Ultimatum for black only.
Posted By: AlphaNumerical (8/31/2009 6:14:15 PM)


Baneslayer is not broken. It's just very, very good, but it's going to drop in price once it rotates out of standard. Broken would be something like tarmogoyf or force of will, or banned/restricted cards like tolarian academy.

In general, anything that costs a lot of mana (especially 8) is not going to be broken. Exceptions would be cards that instantly win you the game once it's played regardless of the situation, like yawgmoth's bargain or mind's desire. This will more or less instantly win you the game, but only if your opponent is running lots of creatures. Most legacy and vintage decks don't even run many creatures.

However, I can easily expect this to be a house in casual or longer games like EDH.
Posted By: mdakw576 (3/7/2010 8:13:55 AM)


But remember: The most you need to use this is when you'll be decking yourself with this.
Posted By: tavaritz (9/30/2011 11:55:55 PM)


Not broken, just very good.
Heres how you tell if a card is broken. Read what it does, go look at Baneslayer again, come back, then decide.
Posted By: psyklone (12/10/2009 2:46:53 PM)


...and that's another card to the list of "Things that can kill Progenitus".
Posted By: DiasFlac420 (3/18/2011 7:30:29 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!