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Every card in Time Spiral was a throwback to at least one previously printed card.

This card references Flowstone Overseer. The Stronghold in it's name is a reference to Volrath's Stronghold, the seat of power for the dictator of Rath. During the planar overlay of Planeshift the stronghold and it's displaced, shadowy contents appeared in the swamps of Urborg. Later, the Phyrexian god-king Yawgmoth would be slain here, rendering it Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (you can see the husk of the stronghold in the art.)
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (12/9/2012 10:01:36 PM)


Great dude, sorry, demon who can take care of his foes in "the other world".
I think it is extremely funny that he has flying in addition to shadow, that's just so over the top.
Posted By: holgir (8/3/2009 11:58:35 AM)


He's scary enough to frighten creatures in practically another dimension.
If that alone doesn't sell you on him, I don't know why.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (3/6/2012 7:13:18 AM)


I got this in a time spiral booster, thought it was awesome at the time (still do), but I was just looking over it a few seconds ago when I realized it had flying AND shadow, and I cracked up laughing over it
Posted By: IshubarashI (9/21/2010 12:45:46 AM)


Great creature. But he's not entirely unblockable. Each color has a way to block this using cards of only it's color. Blue and Black can give a flying creature shadow, White and Blue can give a shadow creature flying, Blue can give all Slivers flying and shadow, red has a Wall that can block creatures with shadow (Wall of Diffusion) and an aura that gives flying (and cards that take away flying), and then there's Green. Green has; an aura that lets a creature block this straight out (AEther Web), a card that removes shadow (Reality Anchor), a creature that remove flying (Radjan Spirit), a creature that grants flying (Pixie Queen), creatures that can block flyers, a creature that can block creatures with shadow (Heartwood Dryad), aura that give creatures reach, and Flash Foliage.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/6/2010 2:39:29 AM)


I once had this creature get blocked! It was against my friend's U/G Madness deck. He had a Looter Il-Kor on the field and Wonder in the graveyard. I may have won that game, but my opponent, The Overseer-Blocker, was the true champion.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (5/3/2010 12:09:26 PM)


Real sad that shadow never took off, at least he is good by himself. 5/5 unblockable fire breather is a pretty good finisher.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (2/22/2010 11:50:48 PM)


They should make more shadow creatures like this.
Posted By: nammertime (12/17/2009 7:00:35 AM)


Lol Flash Foilage. Haha and Levitation+Soltari Monk. I KNEW MONKS COULD LEVITATE.
Posted By: Omenchild (4/18/2010 4:32:01 PM)


Basically an excuse to make a shadow deck, if I've ever seen one.
Posted By: Zulp (10/16/2009 10:07:59 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!