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Yes, because he keeps the research private, you get your hands on it only after he's dead.
Posted By: tavaritz (10/2/2011 8:00:46 AM)


There's some back-story between Private Research and this guy.
Posted By: Enchantment_Removal (5/27/2010 6:56:39 AM)


So what's the flavor explanation on this one? You make your creature conduct research that becomes available to you once it dies?
Posted By: Gelzo (7/3/2011 1:37:42 AM)


If the creature dies immediately you'll be left with card disadvantage.
This card gets advantageous after waiting two turns at first. It might provide a lot of cards and is a one-drop aura afterall, but i'd prefer using the green alternative of this, Bequeathal.
But keep in mind regarding both of them:
When the enchantment gets destroyed you won't get any cards, and if the creature gets exiled (e.g. with Swords to Plowshares) you won't get them either.
Posted By: Mode (11/9/2009 9:07:30 AM)


This card is awesome. 4/5
Posted By: Kryplixx (10/31/2009 7:48:57 PM)


If i were playing Blue/Red or Blue/black, id put this on their first or second turn guy. Once with enuff counters, u just have to bolt it :D
Posted By: Tinkerermcmuffin (7/13/2010 2:07:08 PM)


Note that you can place this card on an opponent's creature, then kill it yourself. That is, in fact, generally a better option -- if you place it on your creature, your opponent is going to (if possible) kill it quickly to prevent you from getting too many cards (possibly even a two-for-one).

But if you put it on their creature, it puts them in a quandary -- they can't kill it themselves without at least breaking even with you and probably giving you a two-for-one (because they'll likely have to waste a card killing it.) Plus it's only one mana, so forcing them to kill their creature even by chump-blocking with it is not bad. More likely they'll be forced to wait a while, at which point you can kill the creature with removal and get a bunch of cards.
Posted By: Aquillion (6/17/2013 5:01:37 PM)