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Kiddies are saving allowance money to get their Baneslayer Angel playset when they could afford just one of these instead. That is all I gotta say. Stop playing Standard. Screw it. Race to get cards like this while they are still only $200
Posted By: Hovercraft (5/22/2010 12:00:08 PM)


its a *** great card
Posted By: gasimakos1 (8/2/2009 8:57:10 PM)


MTG please reprint this card.
Posted By: mrredhatter (10/3/2009 12:23:33 PM)


I got a copy of this card in the very first booster of Legends I ever opened. I played it completly wrong for close to a year! "My creatures, too? No way! Oh, man! Time to rebuild this deck."

Great card, I agree it needs to be reprinted!
Posted By: Pantheon (10/21/2009 6:53:44 PM)


Absolute control, one step above the more affordable Ghostly Prison. This thing will completely lock down an opponent who is unprepared for it, and is the bane of beatdown decks everywhere.

Posted By: Gaussgoat (2/27/2010 5:13:20 AM)


I don't think everyone here "gets" Moat. In the eternal formats - I'm mainly speaking Legacy here - dropping this card can be a GAME OVER for game 1. Magus of the Moat cannot even hold a candle to this card because of its 0/3 body, which makes it susceptible to removal of just about every kind - Lightning Bolt, Swords to Plowshares, Firespout - and thus, is vastly inferior. Red and Black just can't answer to this at all, and it falls out of the usual Counterbalance and Engineered Explosives range. In short, it is THE control permanent in Magic and has no true substitute.
Posted By: Trubuliva (5/12/2011 7:44:06 AM)


For those who are wondering why this card costs so much, its because its from legends.

This is far more significant than it sounds. You see, the legends print run was of 35 million cards. That sounds reasonable for the time, considering Arabian Knights had a print run of only 5 millions. But actually, legends is significantly more rare. This is because it had a core-set style print rather than an expert expansion style print. Legends had 310 cards in it, which is actually more than A/B/U/R had. But it was treated as an expansion, not as a core set. This means it had a much shorter print run. There are actually about 3000 MORE black lotuses printed, by my calculations, than moats. When one considers that there is the option to play 4 of these goddamn things in one deck, and it is legacy legal, one realizes that a price tag of $200 is not only understandable; it is actually reasonable.

Don't get me started on the Portal sets -_____________-
Posted By: TheKazu (1/11/2013 7:34:44 PM)


Magus of the Moat Guys is almost the same but a 0/3 creature
Posted By: ChristOnFire (5/12/2010 10:50:31 AM)


@ChristOnFire: Most people don't pack enchanment removal in their maindeck but do usually carry some sort, if not a whole bunch, of creature removal. Moat is not strickly better than Magus of the Moat but I like it better.

Also, I would like to see this reprinted as well as Mana Leak.
Posted By: opinionfailure (6/3/2010 9:56:00 PM)


But then again it's not too effective as it hasn't beenm banned in any format.
Posted By: tavaritz (5/13/2011 1:23:31 PM)