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Awesome on its own, absolutely badass in multiplayer. I'll Living Wish one of these babies up and lay it down on the same turn with mana to spare for other stuff. As if the sheer wickedness of the card wasn't enough, the art is phenomenal- easily among the 10 best illustrations in the game. I mean, you have the Avatar itself (I doubt it has a gender- it looks more androgynous if anything,) which looks creepy beyond all reasoning, but then you have the background, which really emphasizes that this is THE avatar of sorrow, despair and hopelessness. The triplicate of women, bawling their eyes out in the background, disemboweled. (Or if you're really in a squickish mood, you could surmise that her unborn child was ripped right out of her womb. Enough to give you nightmares.)
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (2/16/2010 3:45:04 PM)


I love black cards and this card is nasty. Pretty easy to meet the lower casting cost condition in multiplayer.
Posted By: opinionfailure (6/5/2010 12:20:47 PM)


always a big fan of the art on this card, plus it was one of the coolest cards I inherited from my brother's old collection of cards. The avatars of ___ were always a cool concept.
Posted By: SethLarz (6/28/2010 1:26:43 PM)


I was debating on buying the reanimater Scheme theme deck. I was looking at the box and it wasn't sold to me until I saw this! AVATAR OF WOE!!! A Black rare so Good it should be Mythic! I already have 1 avatar of woe but having a second one is always awesome! So I was like "SOLD!"
Posted By: Yozuk (7/30/2010 1:47:24 PM)


There are 2 ways you can attach Thornbite Staff to a creature, it automatically attaches to a Shaman for free when it comes into play, or you can pay 4 to attach it to anything.
Posted By: Rikiaz (11/4/2010 10:23:58 AM)


This card is so awesome. For flavor alone I would give it a 5, but the fact that it's such a good card also, especially in Multiplayer, makes this chick. . or dude, whatever it is, amazing.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (11/29/2010 12:26:44 PM)


I would play this in my mono-white deck over my only Baneslayer Angel any day.
That's how much I like this card.
Posted By: Eved (6/20/2010 7:31:02 PM)


This beautiful card embodies everything a big black mana born creature should be; mean, powerfull and unfogiving. While not going into the realm of "overpowered/broken" cards becuase it's secondary play condition can only be ensured to happen quickly enough to be a game breaker by very specific strategies, near perfection in a hunk of cardboard, the artwork is a masterpiece aswell truely as fearsome looking as it's abilities tell you it should be.

Easily my favorite creature ever printed.
Posted By: Raveknight (10/29/2009 5:24:18 PM)


Considering how awesome this card is... easily the best Black creature in ages, and certainly one of the best cards in Prophecies (cough) the most ridiculous part is-- it was available in a Prophecies pre-con deck. When I saw the deck, and this in it... my eyes almost popped out of my head.
Posted By: Entropic_Acolyte (4/20/2010 5:16:19 PM)


Attach Thornbite Staff to it. Take a look at the second ability Thornbite Staff gives. It is now called "Selective Damnation".
Posted By: hunthell (6/21/2009 9:11:00 PM)