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Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (12/27/2010 12:24:00 PM)


This is to Aeolipile as Healing Salve is to Lightning Bolt.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (3/13/2011 10:06:03 AM)


"The Medics strike of 165AR caused armies to use almost anything to heal their wounded. Thus even the worst healing methods became valuable."
Posted By: Arachobia (6/11/2011 4:38:48 AM)


Rather useless, even for its time.
Posted By: Radagast (11/5/2011 9:33:26 AM)


Props for flavor.
Posted By: nammertime (11/13/2009 4:25:55 PM)


To the guy saying "this way rare?": actually it wasn't. At the time of these cards, the rarity system was more complicated. You had like "common 1, common 2, common 3, uncommon 1, uncommon 2, uncommon 3" and so on. I think the "common" and "uncommon" referred to the sheets they were printed on, and they number how often the appeared, or something like that. So common1 was less common than common2.

If I remember it correctly, people later roughly considered uc1 and uc2 to be rare, uc3 and c1 to be uncommon, and c2 and c3 as common. But in some sets were also more rarities. So saying "this card was rare" is probably a bit dumbed down, since it could have been a rare rare or a common rare. :)
Posted By: majinara (11/29/2009 2:05:17 AM)


Practically useless, there are billions of ways doing the things that this card does better. But you gotta remember how old this is.
Posted By: Shiduba (8/22/2009 11:53:59 AM)


Wow, this is what passed for a rare in 1994?
3 mana to gain 2 life? (and not even at instant speed like Healing Salve or Nourish..) Where would that be useful?

Posted By: MagnusMtG (5/28/2009 12:30:52 PM)


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 healing salve.
Posted By: GainsBanding (10/17/2010 11:41:50 PM)


"(...) For them, Balm of Restoration was that much more valuable." -Sarpadian Empires, vol. I

This could also refer to Wizards back then in 1994 - this card would at most make a poor uncommon slot these days..
Posted By: Mode (11/5/2009 6:38:04 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!