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"swamp... dark ritual.... hypnotic specter."

"god dammit."

5/5
Posted By: gasimakos1 (5/1/2011 7:38:13 PM)
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This is my favorite art of good old hippie. A sacred cow of this game. He is a very powerful early play. Combine with a second turn sinkhole, and it can be a lock down. 5/5
Posted By: Zoltantf (10/13/2011 5:39:27 AM)
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In the days of Revised, black had a lot of viable options for 3 mana, and they could all be readily fueled by a first turn Dark Ritual. But none of those options were as horrifying to opponents as the first turn Hypnotic Specter. You get so much for so little mana. A 2/2 flyer with an ability that causes opponents to discard at random. Yeowch. When I first started playing Magic, I didn't own a Hypnotic Specter for a while. Black was my favorite color because I did have some pretty good black cards - Royal Assassin, Sengir Vampire, Demonic Hordes, and a Will o' the Wisp were among my first rares (I know the vampire was only an uncommon, but to me it was on par with the rest). But I knew of the Specter. My brother had a Specter, and it never ceased to make me discard my best cards. My Hordes spent way more time in my graveyard than they did destroying his lands.
Posted By: Eppek_the_Goblin (8/14/2012 6:07:01 PM)
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2/2 Flyer that forces a discard for 3? Back in Revised?! Yes please :D

This guy was one of the earliest targets for Lightning Bolt.
Posted By: Gaussgoat (7/28/2010 12:20:39 PM)
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This guy almost ruled the world.
Posted By: Mike-C (3/2/2011 5:58:54 AM)
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Anybody only has to be on the receiving end once to know the power of this card.
Posted By: BegleOne (6/8/2011 4:10:53 PM)
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*** YEAH HYPPIE! Noobs don't know the power of this card.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (4/22/2011 11:07:31 AM)
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Back in the day when mono black ruled !
Hymn to Tourach, Dark Rit, Black Knight and this guy.
Woops forgot Dark Banishing.
Posted By: RetroGamer3 (6/12/2013 11:22:39 AM)
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-1 for compleat evil.

Hypnotic was first, then Nicol Bolas. Smashing face while inflicting anguish. And no others until Homelands' Reef Pirates.
Posted By: Diabolic-Visionary (1/14/2014 12:29:15 AM)
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