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Any good Gamble deck will have Fiery Temper, Violent Eruption and/or Reckless Wurm so that this card will be useful if you have no other cards in hand.

Any entertaining Gamble deck will have Krark's Thumb, Mana Clash, Fiery Gambit, Goblin Game, and Game of Chaos.
Posted By: Chamale (10/19/2011 11:02:23 PM)


I love how unnecessary the ruling is on this card. "HEY KIDS, IN CASE YOU WEREN'T AWARE, THE CARD'S NAME MEANS SOMETHING!" That's nice.
Posted By: EternalLurker (4/17/2010 9:13:44 PM)


The best part is you don't have to reveal the card, so many times your opponent won't know if you discarded the card you were looking for.
Posted By: ESUpin (5/23/2010 4:19:37 PM)


It's best when used for grabbing things you want or don't mind having in the graveyard. For instance, Life from the Loam. It's put to great use in the legacy deck Land.dec.
Posted By: ggallin08 (8/29/2009 3:32:27 PM)


This card's name speaks for itself.

And in case you have some graveyard-based cards it might even be advantageous for them to get discarded.
(Cards with Flashback, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge or Bridge from Below, for instance)
Got an empty hand and drew a Gamble? Entomb your card of choice :D
Posted By: Mode (11/13/2009 3:54:42 PM)


For Red, this is an insane tutor. It's not a guaranteed thing, but for red, it is pretty darn powerful.
Posted By: Kensan_Oni (6/12/2011 11:46:54 PM)


Actually, you wouldn't get to "break" gamble by knowing your library.

You see, when the card that gets discarded puts an ability on the stack, the currently-resolving spell MUST FINISH RESOLVING, including the shuffle, before ANYTHING else can resolve.

Otherwise, you could break any tutor that way. Kudos to R&D for making solid rules for the stack that haven't had to be altered (excepting whether or not there IS a stack in combat damage step) since its introduction.
Posted By: ChaosFire (12/28/2010 4:09:53 PM)


With no cards other than Gamble in hand, you can cast any card from your deck for its madness cost, not necessarily a fantastic interaction, but useful nonetheless. An absolute necessity in {R} EDH decks.
Posted By: tcollins (5/23/2012 11:14:42 AM)


Yes, you might discard the card you search for. It's not ironic; it's called Gamble for a reason. It's ot a Vampiric Tutor, but it's still decent. Play this in a deck that uses, say, Terravore.
Posted By: Kale_Eledar (3/4/2011 1:58:04 PM)


This card + Squee, Goblin Nabob and a hand full of madness.
Posted By: lorendorky (7/12/2011 11:34:02 AM)