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With ROtE out and all the eldrazi spawn, this is a nightmare
Posted By: Hibron (4/21/2010 12:02:32 PM)
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to much "IF" ,to much mana,to much drawback,all to much
Posted By: Iiory (7/26/2009 3:52:29 AM)
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if you didn't skip your draw step this might be playable, it would also be rare.
Posted By: davidhuman (4/26/2009 12:39:06 PM)
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This just seems so much worse than fecundity. Maybe it's not fair to compare, but this is just so expensive for the limited usability. I'm sure some people will have fun building around it though, which is nice.
Posted By: lawill (5/1/2009 1:48:28 PM)
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An example of Wizards being really, really careful. They knew what would happen if they made this card cost 3 mana; every Spike in the world would jump to break it. 6 mana keeps this from going the way of Necropotence.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (12/1/2009 11:11:30 PM)
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For reasons why this card can be completely awesome, refer to http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/ftl/114. The top deck that was built around this card is pretty freakin' genius. In a nutshell, a bunch of eldrazi spawn tokens paired with Butcher of Malakir and Sarkhan the Mad. I might have thrown in a couple moreReliquary Towers to maximize hand size, but that's just splitting peas.
Posted By: WiggleWurm (10/31/2010 6:27:22 AM)
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This would be fun to use with Oath of Lim-Dûl in a Black Red Green token deck. Throw in more Lim-Dûl flavor like Lim-Dûl's Paladin and maybe even Limmy himself, Lim-Dûl the Necromancer, to put opponent's dead creatures into play as zombies then sac them with a Vampire Aristocrat or two. You'll draw into a few copies of Dragon Fodder and devour creatures in no time! Dragon Broodmother and Marrow Chomper would be nice additions. Verdant Force or Verdant Embrace might be too much Green, but would sure come in handy.

I would suggest using Dryad Arbor for some of your Green. They give you a few more creatures to sac to the Oath/Devour/Aristocrat!

This is not a hard card to build fun and unusual casual decks around! Granted those decks will be slow at first.
Posted By: Pantheon (10/5/2009 9:40:37 AM)
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Massive draw back AND preposterous mana cost? One or the other, but not both. This card wouldn't have been the next necropotence.
Posted By: metalevolence (6/8/2010 7:21:34 AM)
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Sounds like a bad recycle to me.
When you lose the card you sacrifice stuff with, you won't draw any cards anymore.
When you are out of creatures, ysou won't draw any cards anymore.

Sure, this card could draw you tons of cards quickly, but it might as well prevent you from drawing ever any cards again, if your opponent has the right removal at hand.

recycle at least triggered of anything you play, even lands.
Posted By: majinara (6/29/2009 5:08:29 AM)
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It would combo well with Myr Servitors. Long as one is on the board you could sack the rest for cards every turn. It's still a mediocre card...
Posted By: Agent1103 (8/18/2009 6:22:03 PM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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