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Nastiest fish-bug-bird in Magic.
Posted By: Enemy_Tricolor (10/10/2010 10:47:33 PM)


Double Strike.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (12/20/2010 2:30:59 PM)


Friend to Thoughtseize (members of the We Dig In Ears club).
Posted By: Salient (8/29/2011 10:38:24 PM)


The fact that basic lands aren't excluded from the Scalpelexis' ability makes it an unbeatable finisher in any casual blue deck. I know I've lost to it more than once. Watching my library shrink from 45 or so cards to 20 or less in a single turn is astonishing enough, but realizing that all the milled cards are permanently exiled is the real kicker.

Even though there are a hundred ways to stop this thing from kicking in, the fact remains that it's blue, which makes it a part of the color with the best chance of getting this kind of a card through an opponent's defenses. Too slow for serious play, but definitely not a creature to be underestimated.
Posted By: TheLegendary (8/13/2009 12:08:13 AM)


I love to one-shot people with this card. People playing mono colored decks either fear this or scratch their head as I crush their deck in one blow.

Even if they're playing a multicolored deck with no copies, this thing still exiles four cards each time. Combine that with excellent defence (for both survivability and blocking) and you've got an all-round decent card.
Posted By: dberry02 (9/17/2010 5:40:07 PM)


Amazing card when coupled with black, used with extirpate, erradicate, lobotomy, quash, cranial extraction, ect ect, to remove whole playsets from thier deck, meaning way better odds of flipping 2 of the same card. Only drawback is the mana cost.
Posted By: Ancient_Mossdog (5/12/2011 1:42:07 PM)


this card wass the reason I specialized in playing 80-120 card decks.
Posted By: Richochet_Shaman (9/11/2011 9:39:02 AM)


Play this in EDH. Never be considered a threat again.
Posted By: RJDroid (1/2/2012 10:10:34 PM)


This can still work in EDH, if your opponent has a monocolor deck. Remember, basic lands can trigger it, too.
Posted By: sonorhC (1/12/2013 12:10:29 PM)


Lich's Mirror woudldn't even phase this card as exiled cards are not affected by it. It only affects permanents you own etc etc, so if they are no longer even a part of the game...

As for this beastie, it certainly becomes a magnet to all kinds of destruction when it hits the table no matter who your opponent(s) may be.
Posted By: Ukkmaster (5/18/2011 9:30:25 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!