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Under the M10 token ownership rules, you cannot use Despotic Scepter on tokens generated by Forbidden Orchard. From http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/42a "the owner of a token is, in fact, the player under whose control it entered the battlefield."
Posted By: ClowWizardEriol (8/19/2009 12:21:10 PM)
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Behold! The Suicide Stick!
Posted By: Maraxas-of-Keld (3/28/2010 9:15:20 PM)
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Not to best way to do it, but you can certainly smash a Abyssal Persecutor with it.
Posted By: auriscope (1/9/2011 4:12:49 PM)
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TAKE THAT SPINE OF ISH SAH!
Posted By: dberry02 (7/30/2011 10:37:45 PM)
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Despotic Scepter does not work with Rubinia Soulsinger. Neither does it work with Ray of Command. Despotic Scepter doesn't work with Confusion in the Ranks either. Despotic Scepter works on permanents you own, not permanents you control. However, Donate+Illusions of Grandeur loves this little stick very much as a one-drop.
Posted By: Ratoly (3/2/2010 1:29:41 PM)
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I like this card because it's more in flavor then an alter when I want to kill my creatures. And it's less mana cost to get out.

Cathodion + Enduring renewal - kill off Cathodion with the scepter
then have Dross scorpion genesis chamber and a soul warden out on the battlefield. For infinite life myr and untap. Put a pristine talisman on the board for more infinite life (one infinite life wasn't enough) and infinite mana. And a clock of omens so the infinite myr can all tap and give you more infinite life and mana, and then a myr galvanizer so you have 2/2 infinite myr that can attack infinitely (on account of the infinite mana) so long as each turn you kill one off with your scepter so the scorpion's ability triggers.

orr - going out on a limb here - a lot of low mana creatures, Devout... (see all)
Posted By: Cloudchaser.Kestrel (12/31/2011 10:52:29 AM)
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Despotic Scepter makes Oblivion Ring and Journey to Nowhere permanently exile things. Here's how.

Set-Up: You need a Despotic Scepter on the battlefield, and one creature (or with Oblivion Ring, a non-land permanent) that you want to exile.
Step 1: Play the enchantment -- either Oblivion Ring or Journey to Nowhere -- then pass priority.
Step 2: Assuming the enchantment isn't countered while on the stack, after the opponent passes priority, it will enter the battlefield. Then, you need to place the "exile" triggered ability on the stack and choose a target for it. Retain priority, and activate Despotic Scepter's tap ability, targeting your own Oblivion Ring (or Journey to Nowhere). Pass priority to the opponent.
Step 3: Unless your opponent has a Stifle, Voidslime, or Trickbind, the likely consequence of him (or her) passing priorit... (see all)
Posted By: LordZogar (10/26/2012 10:01:15 AM)
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See the fist? I can see it.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (3/29/2010 10:08:02 AM)
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@Brazz_Herald: Cute, but no. For the purpose of the game rules, a card's owner is the player who started the game with that card in the deck they are playing. If a different person literally owns the cards, the game doesn't care.

This is excellent tech against theft-based decks particularly in EDH, or you can build around random control changing effects like Confusion in the Ranks, Thieves' Auction or Scrambleverse. (Protip: Play this before Confusion or after the other two.)
Posted By: Artscrafter (8/10/2011 10:19:09 AM)
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@SPhoenix
When do you not need Platinum Angel? I think you mean Abyssal Persecutor
Posted By: OpenSeasonNoobs (10/14/2012 2:52:54 AM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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