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In most decks this is essentially Pacifism with a bonus. But in the right deck it can be abused relatively easily. With cards like Simic Guildmage, Vedalken Mastermind, Reality Acid (more removal), and Icy Manipulator (or it's kin) you can trigger Crystallization's ability by targeting the enchanted creature, then respond by returning/moving Crystallization to your hand/another creature. I bet that would be hard to deal with once it's rolling.

Anyways, fun card. More options is always better than fewer options.
Posted By: eak1801 (1/11/2011 1:44:32 AM)
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cool card, but what exactly is the green part of it? feels like a totally blue/white card to me...
Posted By: ElSinorBlanco (4/30/2009 3:19:13 AM)
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Yep, good card because you basically remove target creature for Green or BlueWhite. (I as`sume everybody has something to trigger second part of Crystallization)
Posted By: Hentai (1/30/2010 2:18:28 AM)
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This card is actually a far better pacifism, not just a reprint. Why? Because you can pacify the creature and then later kill it with any ability, even a beneficial one. Got a creature that taps to add a counter to another one? Use it on the crystallized creature and it gets exiled. Again thats exiled not simply sent to graveyard, its completely gone. A great way to do that would be find a creature who does something like, x target creatures are dealt damage when this card enters play, and then have a few creatures crystallized, for instant exile. Whether thats better than simply finding a card that exiles them is hard to say, keeping in mind that with kitsune mystic you could move the crystallization from creature to creature. Imo wotc has made removal far to easy to achieve, between lightning bolt, path to exile, and maelstrom pulse.. basically if your creature isn't shrouded and indestructible and black and have more than 3 toughness.. it's dead.

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Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (11/8/2009 4:02:02 AM)
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@mrpaul1112:
Yes, you can devour a creature you control enchanted with Crystallization without the creature being exiled because Devour doesn't target.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (9/18/2009 6:11:59 PM)
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Not quite teh same as pacifism, and an interesing side effect. Hilarious with avian mimeomancer. Useful for drafting etc becuase these colors usually hurt for removal, but I agree that nothing abour this card feels green. Unless it's going for a basilisk-esque feel?
Posted By: asmallcat (6/18/2009 10:34:00 AM)
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I'm not sure how I feel about this card. It's removal, so it's worth looking at in limited.

However, it doesn't deal with creatures that have annoying activated abilities, which is, in my opinion, the best use of removal.
Posted By: Studoku (5/22/2009 7:50:55 PM)
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this is better than pacifism because u can remove the creature from the game,and this is good if it has some nasty abillitys,take orzhov for example
Posted By: Iiory (7/26/2009 3:29:34 AM)
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This card works awesome with word of undoing!!
Posted By: DrumOrDie (1/13/2012 9:29:26 AM)
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It's a better version of Ice Cage.
Posted By: NecroticNobody (9/12/2010 5:42:03 PM)
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