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I won a game against a soldier deck the other day because of this card.

My opponent had Darien, King of Kjeldor in play and I was swinging with a Goliath Sphinx. I had her down to 4 life, but she could kill me next turn with her 5 soldiers of various strengths.

So I attacked with the Goliath and cast Gather Specimens, collecting all 8 soldier tokens for myself to use as chump blockers next turn. I chump blocked all 5 soldiers and swung with the Goliath for the win.

Yeah, this card can do amazing things in the right circumstances, and it's just an awesome card to play, especially now that we live in a world of massive Eldrazi.

It would be hilarious to use this against the Spawnsire of Ulamog's ultimate ability. Imagine they drop 40 Eldrazi into play and you steal them ALL...
Posted By: jlowther (5/25/2010 11:15:35 AM)


last week, me and some friends were doing a 2headed giant, I had my mill, partner was master transmuter, other 2 were black-white aggro and a red-green warpworld.

we lost, big time, mostly because we underestimated the combo of bogardian hellkite and warp world

since then, I have been looking at cards to counter warp world, well, this is one of them, good in counter, or in combo.

you use this as they cast warp world, and you get all the creatures they warp in, if they choose to warp again, you get any more creatures they summon plus the augment from the last round to you numbers

in combo, you can use this to gain control of the whole board, warp to clear, gather to steal all the summons, and with the right mana, you can clear their battlefield of everything

never underestimate any card, there is a combo somewhere somehow, that is an auto win
Posted By: Guest1524274415 (9/25/2009 7:54:49 AM)


Enlisted Wurm into Bloodbraid Elf into Ball Lightning and...doh! Gather Specimens!
Posted By: touchdown (10/11/2009 3:31:55 PM)


I knew something was wrong when i played my Emrakul and my opponent laughed...
Posted By: Gahoojin (7/9/2011 10:13:33 AM)


Works well with one Warp World (presumably the opponent's one) or for multiple ones in the same turn (Twincast/Fork/Pyromancer Ascension/Lotus Cobra), but a WW in a later turn undoes the gathering because the creatures are still owned by the opponents.
Posted By: LG (11/16/2009 12:22:43 AM)


Spelljack for creatures.
Posted By: Orim-s_Thunder (11/29/2009 9:21:21 AM)


One of the few cards genuinely effective against Emrakul, given that it's not a counter spell. It also lasts for the opponent's WHOLE turn - some players don't realise this, much to my amusement.
Posted By: Coaldrone (6/9/2010 4:18:50 PM)


Why hello there, howl of the night pack =)
Posted By: cdela12345 (8/8/2010 9:24:54 PM)


I came in second place of the pre-release becuase of this card (damn you exalted creatures). Another player jokely said, "Hey, man you should put that card in you deck," walking away laughing. I thought to myself, well if I'm playing heavy blue I might as well. Sure enough, I won 3 games becuase of this card! By the time my opponent would play his bomb card, I would have enough mana to cast Gather Specimen!
Posted By: Kislev (9/9/2009 6:05:47 AM)


This card combos well with Living End. When Living goes to the stack you respond with this. Result: Wrath of God +Liliana Vess's Ultimate ability!
However, a little costy...
Posted By: leomistico (7/14/2009 2:42:03 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!