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What happens if this is played for Platinum Angel? Technically it's not an infinite loop since either player can stop it so the game wouldn't end in a draw, but neither would have any incentive to.
Posted By: mikluemp (8/24/2010 1:15:25 AM)


Lot number 101 - A Platinum Angel

What can i have this lovely creature? A million life? Yes, a million life. Any advance on 1 million?...
Posted By: Moleland (4/16/2011 7:42:06 AM)


This + Radiate = Every Opponent Folds
Posted By: niceguygreensboro (7/17/2010 1:45:19 AM)


Along the lines of the Platinum Angel comment,
What about Platinum Emperion?
I'm trying to read Oracle text to find the answer, but it doesn't say "lose life and THEN get the creature".
You have both happen, but the Emperion says you don't lose life.
Either way, pretty interesting card, but it feels like it will only be absolutely fun in multiplayer casual.
Posted By: infernox10 (12/23/2010 12:40:18 PM)



I think you would choose the order in which they resolve, since they happen at the same time. You would then let the Emperion resolve, gaining him as a creature. Then the damage would be dealt to you, but since your life total can't change, nothing happens.
Posted By: divine_exodus (3/14/2011 8:18:38 AM)


@BigPimpin: Derp, you can't cast Smelt while this spell is resolving. For that matter, you can't interrupt any spell with an instant while its effect is being carried out. You can only destroy Platinum Angel in response to this being cast on it, which will make the spell fizzle entirely.
Posted By: Totema (6/17/2013 9:02:17 PM)


that is a whole lot of mtg terms ; )
Posted By: Ajani_is_da_man (11/23/2009 4:23:39 AM)


It's not really very good, but it gets points for being interesting. Could be a lot of fun in multiplayer.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (12/12/2009 11:36:38 PM)


In multiplayer you play this, spend 1 life, and then no matter who wins the bid one of your opponent's loses a bunch of life. Even then it costs too much for the "damage".
Posted By: Nathreet (9/3/2010 4:03:58 PM)


A surprisingly fun card, and half the fun is recognizing the situations where it will be most effective. While there are plenty of spells that are more reliable, you can sometimes goad your opponent into really hurting themselves over a creature they really want to keep, or sometimes you can take control of a creature in exchange for only a slight dip in life.

Of course, this spell is the most fun to cast in multiplayer games, especially if you're good at handling politics. A bidding war is a great way to start a rivalry between two players.
Posted By: Asmodi0000 (1/27/2011 8:00:49 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!