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Is your blue deck having trouble with Olivia Voldaren? This card reveals her weakness for you to exploit!

CRABS!

Also makes Past in Flames a depressing little card about how she is trying to get over the past trauma of her village being killed by burning the ruins to the ground.
Posted By: DritzD27 (7/18/2012 1:25:34 PM)
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Those do not look like "normal sized beach pebbles". They look more like boulders half-buried in the sand.

On another note, this creature has the highest power of any Crab in Magic.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (8/20/2010 6:35:37 AM)
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One of my favorite cards. It's not strong considering the costs and it's ability realy make sense only if you have other cards in your deck to change the color (for example with Tidal Visionary). The artwork is good.
Posted By: Crabby (6/26/2009 4:23:35 AM)
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...if your opponent resolved this and your mono-G deck hadn't already gone the distance, I get the feeling you'd be in for a whole new world of hurt...
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (9/3/2010 8:29:41 PM)
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WHERE'S ITS WEAK POINT!?
Posted By: Goatllama (12/10/2011 7:01:54 PM)
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Unimpressive, though it really helps along the Mystic Snake / Lurking Predators combo.
Posted By: SeasideMessenger (10/30/2011 7:00:45 PM)
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HOLY CRAP, LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT CRAB!
Posted By: luca_barelli (7/11/2011 8:13:16 PM)
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Ah, nothing like a bit of dissonance between text and art. Heavy attack power and effectively an instant kill capability, but in the art it's clutching a lizard among some assumedly normal sized beach pebbles. Unless this Olivia person is a lizard...
Anyway! Sure the effect is a little niche and the startup cost is a little high, but yikes. If you do hit a Green user you can lock them down from getting any fresh cards. And because of the 'unique' wording of the effect, it gets around Indestructibility and other such factors that would normally make something hard to kill, so it gets rid of stuff without fail. One fifth of the time, that is.
Posted By: GradiustheFox (3/26/2010 3:42:03 AM)
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@auriscope:

In a Mono-Green Stax deck, you can just Chalice of the Void for 6.
Posted By: StuartHamilton (12/6/2010 3:13:31 AM)
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Only worth adding to your deck if it's a "change color of stuff" deck. Or maybe in casual multiplayer games, where you will have targets for this. Then the effect of the crab is devastating, making people draw cards which don't even make sense to play, since they get just put on their library again.
Overall pretty weak though. Should have something like islandwalk, or be a 3/3 for 4, or require no mana to activate or something like that.
Posted By: majinara (2/5/2009 1:09:34 AM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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