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Surprised no one has mentioned the amazingly brutal art. From the moment I first saw it, the image has stuck with me, and I don't know if there is a more gory card out there.
Posted By: SoulsDescend (4/13/2010 12:40:53 AM)


Quite possibly one of the most horrible ways to die ever depicted on a Magic card. Except it doesn't kill you. Which makes it even worse.

Posted By: creepycrawler (7/9/2011 4:11:34 PM)


I disagree. Banewasp Affliction is better than Creature Bond, simply because it is black. Black has access to a lot more creature removal, and this card - in combination with a removal spell, is low mana cost direct damage. It's card disadvantage, but depending on the size of your opponent's creatures, it might be worth it anyway.
Posted By: Eppek_the_Goblin (3/27/2009 11:57:40 PM)


Strictly worse than death watch.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (12/25/2012 5:22:04 AM)


A lot of people are looking at this and thinking "wow, terrible enchantment" instead of "hey, Lava Axe only costs 1Black if I do it right".
Posted By: NoobOfLore (11/30/2012 6:39:10 AM)


not as bad as it seems but there are lots of cards that i can put in my deck rather than this
Posted By: Iiory (8/29/2009 12:21:14 AM)


Effective against devour decks, methinks.
Posted By: sozomai (8/30/2009 4:23:44 PM)


It's okay, IF your opponent plays with the big fat kind of creatures. I'll only want to play this once I know I can at least get a 4/5 life deal out of it, really.
Posted By: Dark_Raider (11/15/2009 1:22:54 PM)


good vs walls / defenders

i really think you guys underrate the power of this card in a creature-removal heavy deck.
Posted By: DlCK (1/24/2010 10:21:41 AM)


Way underrated. With all of the mana acceleration and super-burly creatures out there, this little enchantment can win you the game. Drop this on a creature wearing Blanchwood Armor and then Doom Blade his ass.

Worse case scenario you make your opponent sweat a bit and hang back with a creature that he would normally attack with.

This also combos very well if you have any creatures with Deathtouch. His 11/11 trampler is a hell of a lot less likely to attack if you're sitting there with a Giant Scorpion.

Also, I agree with SoulDescend; this is possibly the most brutal art I've ever seen on a magic card... it is disgusting.


Posted By: Gaussgoat (4/21/2010 11:20:58 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!