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Crap card? If you go first, play this when your opponent's only got 1 land out, it limits what they can do without hurting themself. It can be great in casual for mono-blue. Situational? yes. Crap? no.
Posted By: lukemol (12/22/2009 5:17:35 PM)


The way it deals damage rather than causes loss of life could take out a planeswalker if your opponent isnt careful.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (12/1/2010 1:51:28 AM)


If they reprint this now it would seem as if the "spread em" deck is only going to get stronger. if they dont shut down your mana they will at least punish you for using it. Neat concept.
Posted By: bigben013 (12/30/2009 4:01:08 PM)


This plus War's Toll. They'll have no choice but to take damage whenever they cast a spell, add Manabarbs for some icing on your cake.
Posted By: Shadows_Vengeance (1/9/2011 7:40:37 PM)


They should reprint this card so I can put snakes on a plain.
Posted By: Rhabdophobia (7/25/2009 6:20:51 PM)


It's not just ordinary venom. It's psychic venom. That means the venom can read your mind! :O
Posted By: mutantman (10/4/2011 6:30:52 PM)


One of my early decks was a blue control deck that revolved around the idea of dropping multiples of this card on a single land, and using Twiddle, Power Sink, Mana Short and other instant taps to do multiple damage a turn, while still countering and dropping creatures. I know chip damage like this is no longer part of modern blue's arsenal, but I rather liked how this card encouraged you to think about how to maximize its benefit, while creating a little niche for itself as a nearly unique effect in the game.
Posted By: Equinox523 (5/10/2011 9:39:48 AM)


A nice way to put your opponent in a tough position if played early on, rather useless if you draw it lategame, but gives you the advantage if played early.
Posted By: Hugomanen (3/21/2011 6:24:23 AM)


Mana Web plus something that taps lands during their upkeep.
Posted By: TheHandyman (4/21/2011 10:53:00 AM)


I have about a dozen of these, so I cram a few into all my blue decks and they always work out nicely
Posted By: shotoku64 (7/18/2011 6:36:00 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!