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what happens if I play this and my opponent copies it against me if I have sacred ground in play? Since my opponent controls the copy, and I sacrifice a land, does the land come back into play?
Posted By: Kataklyzmik (4/12/2010 9:31:58 PM)


Superior to Rescue most of the time.

It's especially useful if you put this in a deck that profits from self-bouncing through cip/etb effects for example.
This way you can also cast it once on your permanents, and then you may even still get to return an opponent's permanent at the cost of a land (or maybe even yours in case you can make use of it, e.g. when used in lategame) and pass the effect to him/her.

(And despite definitely not being the best choice for it, you can also put this on the stick.)
Posted By: Mode (9/1/2009 7:30:08 PM)


Deals with the Leylines pretty handily.
Posted By: Auteur (1/15/2010 10:10:57 AM)


Since your opponent copied the spell, they control that copy. The new spell first affects one of your permanents, then goes on to give you a choice. Since it doesn't change control anywhere in that sequence, I suppose Sacred Ground should protect your lands. Think about the damage from Browbeat- you choose the damage, but the player controlling the spell doesn't change.
Posted By: Ideatog (7/27/2010 1:58:00 AM)


For a control deck that runs minimal nonland permanent, this card is effectively a bounce with no drawback. This card also combos well with CIP creatures like Mystic Snake, Eternal Witness, Man'o War, etc. Either you do it yourself or you dare your opponent to bounce them back to your hand... at the cost of sacrifice.
Posted By: Cyberium (11/15/2010 1:57:44 PM)


OO! OO! Spellskite! Wanna make a chain-based spellskite deck now!
Posted By: Fictionarious (6/14/2011 8:45:27 PM)


fun with mindslaver
Posted By: high_tide_niv (7/24/2010 12:15:57 AM)


see crucible of worlds, that would be a solid lock
Posted By: Kamah1 (8/15/2009 7:18:49 PM)


Of course the BLUE chain adds a 'sac a land to copy' clause, of COOOOOOURSE. Doesn't make any sense to add that to the card and instantly makes it much better than the rest of the cycle, but who cares, we just have to favor blue over the others!

EDIT: I didn't do my research.
Posted By: Goatllama (8/24/2012 7:15:20 AM)


It"s written nowhere but if i cast this on my own cards then sac a land and to bounce an opponent's card can we sac a land and on and on cause we copy the full spell?
Posted By: MojoVince (2/8/2014 7:02:49 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!