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If not for the Reserved List, I think this would have been reprinted by now.
Posted By: HuntingDrake (11/20/2010 12:21:42 PM)
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The original Moonglove Extract. I wouldn't say Aeolipile is way better, just different. The total cost stays the same.
Posted By: holgir (9/8/2009 6:04:55 AM)
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For anybody who doesn't know, this is on the Reserve List.

What.
Posted By: ROBRAM89 (4/11/2011 1:36:12 PM)
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Faster than Cursed Scroll a lot of the time. Pins down a man-land well enough for only 1 mana. Can deal the last 2 points of damage in a game easily. Gets around Mother Of Runes easily. Its usually a removal spell since so many creatures die to 2 toughness. Although the scroll is repeatable if youre playing with Dark Confidant you don't often have an empty hand. Its got value to it in many ways and in a black or red-creature deck has enormous value against people hosing you.
Posted By: Hovercraft (7/13/2011 8:44:29 PM)
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This is part of Fallen Empires's cycle of super weakened "boons" (after the Alpha ones). So weakened that they are almost unrecognizable as based on that original cycle. This one was lightning bolt.
Posted By: GainsBanding (10/17/2010 11:40:51 PM)
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The scariest thing about this card is that it was a rare in Fallen Empires.
Posted By: Gako (5/2/2012 6:33:35 PM)
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The beauty of Aeolipile is that it can be put in any deck ever. Being able to get rid of a big percent of pesky critters is a nice touch.
Posted By: themicronaut (6/17/2012 2:39:10 AM)
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Compared to the other (generally terrible) artifact boons in Fallen Empires, this card benefited from the fact that Lightning Bolt was over powered (and, unlike Ancestral Recall, WotC hadn't recognized that yet.) So even a severely nerfed version of it is still useful, especially as an artifact.
Posted By: Aquillion (5/18/2013 9:38:35 PM)
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Actually, the power behind this card was the fact that if you ran Mono White or Mono black back in the day and someone had a Pro White or Pro Black creature such as White/Black Knight, Order of Leitbur/Ebon Hand, white and black removal didn't work so this got around that problem. White weinie and mono black black discard with Hippies and pro white were being played a lot. Ah the good old days.
Posted By: shadowsweeper (3/16/2010 6:07:47 PM)
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Shock in a bottle. Aeolipile is decent even by today's standards. Red has more efficient direct damage, but Aeolipile's strength is that it can be used in virtually any deck.
Posted By: Eppek_the_Goblin (8/26/2009 7:36:18 AM)
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