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Also heavily featured in the Leonidas vs Xerxes Magic match.
Posted By: zpikduM (12/29/2009 2:09:34 PM)


Black's version of Vision Skeins.
Posted By: strigen (4/29/2010 4:42:01 PM)


Turn one Dark Ritual into this, discard three Basking Rootwalla, like a boss.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (11/6/2010 11:08:23 PM)


Remember, you don't HAVE to discard three if you don't have three to discard. Given the 3 cost, should be great in an agro deck of 1 cost creatures, creatures like Priest of Gix (who'll cast and then allow you to cast this.)

Also keep in mind that Dark Ritual is an easy 2 for 1 (or worse) fairly often, so being able to make up for spending all those cards early by costing the opponent what remains of their hand is pretty neato cheato.
Posted By: blurrymadness (2/27/2011 12:46:06 AM)


This is intended for Hellbent decks, which tend to burn through their hand quite early. In such a deck, it's fairly easy to play this when you have no other cards (or even one or two other cards) while your opponent has a lot more, and it will also allow you to benefit from Hellbent effects.
Posted By: achilleselbow (7/17/2010 2:35:36 PM)


I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that, even though this lacks the Rakdos watermark, this card is meant for Rakdos decks. Get hellbent, draw this, pay {2}{B}, they discard three.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (11/29/2010 9:03:43 AM)


This card is better once you ARE hellbent, but last rites would be better for GETTING hellbent. You can discard any number of cards (so you can get hellbent no matter what), and instead of your opponent keeping their best cards, they keep their worst cards (assuming they have any left).

This card is a staple in zombie horde decks because it massively disrupts the players. So devastating when you've played your first 3 turns, and you're down to around 4 cards in hand, and then this is the first card off the top.
Posted By: SAUS3 (6/18/2013 6:47:15 AM)


play in hellbent with lilliana's caress.
Posted By: gromgrom777 (7/30/2010 9:24:47 AM)


I love this card's art. It's pretty playable, too, with madness, reanimation, hellbent, or some masochistic black deck.
Posted By: Selez (11/3/2009 7:18:52 PM)


Of course you can make use of cards with Madness like Basking Rootwalla, reanimate discarded cards or profit from those which have an effect while in the graveyard such as Bridge from Below or Incarnations.
But three mana and being forced to discard no less than three cards nontheless seems a bit expensive, though. For one or two mana i'd have considered playing this card. But for three mana you normally won't at least be able to make good use of Madness cards.
Posted By: Mode (12/29/2009 5:20:20 AM)