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Once it was one of the most feared cards due to the old rules respecting life totals and when they were counted...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (11/29/2009 8:10:05 PM)


Surprised there isn't more commentary on this one, a very useful card to switch a match in dire straits into your favour. Not a win card but definitely a match extension one and that's important.
Posted By: limbrooke (2/5/2011 10:44:25 AM)


Love Phil Foglio art. Cards like Soul Conduit always make me think back to Mirror Universe.
Posted By: HoboNumber4 (4/21/2012 9:25:33 AM)


back in the 90's my friend mana burned himself to 1 and then swapped me life totals... I was rather upset
Posted By: Androx (2/17/2011 7:34:41 AM)


The Oracle wording and the original state that it's life setting effect, not gain or lose. So why is there a ruling that contradicts both?
Posted By: tavaritz (5/9/2011 1:31:32 AM)


Love how the oracle text simplified the novel of wording to just two sentences.
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (7/23/2010 8:46:22 PM)


Once sought after by players everywhere, now nearly forgotten... Still, a fun card in the right situation, though they did print a superior cousin to this in a recent set.
Posted By: Radagast (11/3/2011 1:18:44 PM)


@tavaritz: Behind the scenes, life setting effects actually gain or lose a player the appropriate amount of life. Otherwise, cards like Rain of Gore wouldn't replace a player's lifegain when this effect resolved.
Posted By: C5r1a5z0y (2/27/2012 3:15:06 PM)


Is it just me, or am I the only one that realises how well this works with Lich
Posted By: Sticksandstones (12/17/2012 4:48:27 PM)


Run this in my Epser Lich EDH. With Lich out you can insta-kill an opponent and then draw cards equal to their life total. Killing everyone else should be easy then!

Also I really enjoy saccing this early on while at full health and casting Ad Nauseam in response. Degenerate combo? Probably....
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