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Goes well in a graveyard-feeder deck given Crypt of Agadeem. If you can pull off getting enough creatures in your graveyard, you can use this with the crypt to bomb when they least expect it. But probably too much expenditure for the gain.
Posted By: FatCorgi (9/29/2009 9:39:02 PM)


Uhh... I'm assuming lots of people commenting here don't play limited.

In limited, this is one of those spells that are beyond dangerous. For a common, this is unreal. Even a 2/2 with haste in Black isn't useless. It makes for a creature that can be top-decked and made useful almost immediately. Cards that can win you the game single-handedly, depending on the state of the board, are valuable in limited.

The Shade ability is also one of the most trickiest abilities to dodge and play against. In limited, when someone attacks and still has cards in their hand and mana open, they could have anything planned. They could have a Tainted Strike. They could have a Doom Blade. They could have nothing. Unless you play Duress or any other spell that reveals their hand, you won't know.
So when the Shade-owner attacks, you can't determine what you could block with so you end up ahead... or at least, not significantly behind. if you b... (see all)
Posted By: Ferlord (6/23/2013 12:58:13 PM)


Works well as a late draw when I got one or more Nirkana Revenants out
Also like the Haste ability on a black creature, I like off-color things like that.
Posted By: JWalks82 (12/20/2010 6:22:13 PM)


Do not doubt this guy's power. Black hasters are few, this guy is nice. Good at killing jaces, titans, wurmcoils, baneslayers and opponents, it's a poor man's anti-mythic creature.
Posted By: Sironos (1/14/2011 12:05:56 AM)


For everyone that doesn't know, haste is officially black and red, and green in higher rarities. They're just terribly shy about it.
Posted By: Shiny_Umbreon (5/1/2011 9:36:10 PM)


@blindthrall - You've gotta remember that not everyone started playing back with Frozen Shade...there are still people picking the game up, even today.
Posted By: Alsebra (7/6/2012 9:42:17 AM)


The haste is there to make it a BRUTAL top-deck for casual circles. Late game, suddenly you're swinging with a 6/6 in addition to the rest of your army. And a 10/10 next turn.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (10/18/2012 7:34:08 PM)


Crypt Ghast and Crypt of Agadeem for ultimate Cryptness

Oh, and you'll attack for 6-12 haste on T5 without other acceleration.
Posted By: blurrymadness (7/3/2013 2:16:18 PM)


Finally, a card that makes Carnival of Souls actually useful...
Posted By: Vogie (8/9/2013 6:00:43 AM)


@Laguz: Um, no. That one extra mana bought it +1/+1 and haste over Looming Shade. Self-pump is a very valuable ability, and in many cases, it means you have to block it, or you will die.
Posted By: DoctorKenneth (9/26/2009 8:23:33 AM)


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