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This is very good if you manage to play it with prowl
Posted By: Qazior (5/23/2009 2:56:22 AM)
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Really great use of the Prowl mechanic. A 5/3 for 3CMC that auto-Jester's Cap your opponent. Turn 2: Oona's Blackguard, Turn 3: Swing with Blackguard, Drop this bad boy (now a 6/4) and proceed to search your opponent's library (gaining you the advantage of knowing exactly what kind of deck you're facing) and picking three gems to send to their graveyard, granting your not facing a Dredge/Reanimator. But you'll know whether you are because you just rifled through their whole library, and in that case just put their valuable cards in there. Beautiful!!
Posted By: SparkleTiger (7/31/2011 9:58:42 PM)
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You guys seem to think that this card should be put in a Goblin deck. That is incorrect. This guy kicks the most ass in a Rogue deck, where you can get him in very quickly with Frogtosser Banneret and Prickly Boggart, and augment him with Oona's Blackguard.

To be sure, he's cut out for an entirely different type of deck than the turn-3 win Goblin aggro decks that you guys were outlining, in which, I agree, he would simply gum up the works. He's best in a more controlling but still aggressive Rogue deck that may not win on turn 3, but will still win powerfully and inexorably.
Posted By: RunedServitor (10/1/2012 9:28:34 AM)
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Very good for the prowl cost. I love 5/3s for 3; they're somewhat common and almost always pretty neat. I wish this had just been a comes into play effect though; then flicker effects would make him hilarious.

EDIT: Note that they're called Earwig Squad probably because they search for the earwigs and use them for torture or some such. Remember those tales of Earwigs nesting in your ears/brain? That's why it's killing spells from the opponent's library; this guys collect them and plant them on the planeswalker. It only happens with prowl because the guy who attacked/got through planted the earwigs.
Posted By: blurrymadness (5/22/2013 12:10:30 PM)
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Wow, did you just Mind Funeral me? Well, guess I'll just get rid of the rest of your win condition! These kinds of cards are great against combo decks. But pretty poor against tribes, since these days, every creature in a tribe deck is a lord of some sort, with +1/+1 for all his peeps.
Posted By: Ritius (12/29/2009 6:39:58 AM)
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If you don't play this for prowl then you're an idiot. 3 mana, 5/3, and remove 3 cards in an opponent's library from the game. Use the prowl cost for god's sake! D:<
Posted By: Facevaulterrules234 (6/23/2009 9:37:27 PM)
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the only time to play this is with prowl. but when you do, you get a 5/3 for 3 mana and sift through opponents library see what they have AND remove their 3 best cards. staple in my rogue deck.
Posted By: tantallum99 (4/11/2010 12:59:19 PM)
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@goblinrunner09:

Really? You usually beat your opponents on turn 2? With goblins?
5 power for three mana is great. A Jester's Cap effect makes it awesome.
Posted By: NeedADispenserHere (2/27/2011 8:22:00 AM)
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This card stops being cute and funny, and becomes utterly horrifying considering that there's urban legends about earwigs crawling into people's ears and laying their eggs in someone's head.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (8/27/2010 7:46:47 PM)
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The artist has never seen an earwig in their life, have they?
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (11/14/2010 8:57:46 PM)
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