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Awesome card. I saw many players blow their freaking top getting a Chaos Orb rusted. People got so mad when you would rust that ONE artifact in their deck they were counting on either winning the game or turning their faltering game around. Sword of the Ages and even Feldon's Cane are cards that I was able to spark a fit of rage with a Rust.
Posted By: BonniePrinceCharlie (4/2/2011 7:42:37 AM)


It would work against Aether Vial (the tapping to bring out a creature part, not the add a counter part). But it would just set them back a turn. Pithing Needle is probably a better solution.
Posted By: GainsBanding (10/26/2010 12:29:59 AM)


This is amongst the best cards in the set. This is better than destroying an artifact if sacrificing it is part of it's cost. Like, Powder Keg or Engineered Explosives. strong sideboard card if you're expecting someone to side those cards against you. PLaying this in response to a boardsweeper which is a permanent in play that sacrifices as part of it's cost.. like Ratchet Bomb, can mean the difference between winning and losing the game. Similiar to Stifle which is better.. not green though
Posted By: Hovercraft (1/3/2011 2:24:27 PM)


It's actually quite powerful if you think about the cheap artifact spells in legacy such as engineered explosives. They sac, you counter the effect, game on.
Posted By: DijitalDijin (3/18/2009 4:01:33 PM)


Too bad they used up such a cool name for such a mediocre card.
Posted By: Drecon84 (3/1/2009 8:22:41 AM)


.Is that akroma's sword?Sword of Vengeance
Posted By: @go (12/6/2010 4:32:28 PM)


excellent card! to hell with those aether vial you see everywhere in legacy!

-- until I read an activation cost is part of the condition
Posted By: bagilis (9/8/2010 12:22:29 AM)


Remember not only can this stop powerful artifacts, such as Mindslaver... it can also be used to negate an equip... since that is also an activated ability of an artifact.
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