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Needs MOAR Horseshoe Crab.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/19/2009 11:19:11 AM)


I found an interesting combo involving this card in a grab bag draft.

This card works nicely with Pili-Pala and Bone Saw (or other zero cost artifacts) with a Glaze Fiend in play.

Unfortunately, I never got to use that, as FNM was over before I discovered it.
Posted By: ToidiDiPuts (8/24/2009 5:48:36 PM)


Pretty good without untap effects, amazing with them. This card is basically a (possibly repeating) 1 mana Boomerang with an additional cost of tapping a creature.
Posted By: Lege (11/8/2009 1:58:18 AM)


Horseshoe Crab has already been mentioned, but there is also Soliton, or any creature equipped with Pemmin's Aura or Freed From the Real. Since blue is a little weak on artifact and enchantment removal, anything that can get them out of the game (even temporarily) is a very useful card.
Posted By: TheMurderousKitten (3/18/2011 8:40:29 AM)


The flavor text reminds me of the de***ion of magic from Patricia C Wrede's Searching for Dragons.

Also, combo-rific card.
Posted By: Ideatog (1/22/2012 9:11:31 PM)


Why is this rated so low? All I need is a creature and this is better (and potentially more game breaking) than Boomerang? Even if I can use it without untapping the creature whatsoever, it is still cheaper than Boomerang, and at worst is an Unsummon. I wasn't around when this was released, but seeing this with some of the merfolk that came out in this block and its sister block, I would have been all over this card.
Posted By: WarioMan (6/25/2012 9:39:45 PM)


@AMart83: All three of those can bounce planeswalkers, not sure where you're getting that they can't from.

As for the card itself, I used to run in it my old Experiment Kraj commander deck where there were plenty of untap effects. Nifty card for its combo potential.
Posted By: raptorjesus69 (8/19/2012 2:47:48 PM)


Since no one's pointed it out yet, I guess I shall...The part of this ability that's relevant most often outside of combos is the fact that the creature is the one bouncing the target. This is an easy way to dodge, for example, protection from blue.
Posted By: EternalLurker (12/9/2010 9:01:34 AM)


i think this card is underrated, considering its potential for interaction with untap abilitys. good with merfolk as well.
Posted By: davidhuman (2/25/2009 5:40:48 PM)


Banishing Knack + Precursor Golem + Vault Skyward

Play with more golems than Precursor and its copies.

How's that for blue board clearing? At minimum, with one Precursor + copies, for the cost of 2 Blue you can bounce 6 non-lands.
Posted By: Shadows_Vengeance (12/29/2010 2:38:38 PM)


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