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I didn't even have to look at the artist's name to know it was drawn by Raymond Swanland.
Fantastic artwork.
Posted By: divine_exodus (9/15/2011 12:15:28 PM)


Just love this card, the art is gorgeous! Its frikin 3 mana! I have played it as a 4/4 or 5/5 so many times, its worth it even as 3/3! It is just the best against low cost decks that dump there hand. One of the coolest black creatures ever!
Posted By: Chromatone (8/8/2009 2:30:54 AM)


Dies to... Wheel of Fortune?
Posted By: PhantomDust (8/8/2013 1:10:15 AM)


It's how you use it. In the right deck Nyxathid would be unstoppable. Nyxathid and 4 Locust Miser , opponents hand size 0.
Posted By: Dragonwizard99 (3/20/2011 9:50:50 PM)


what happens with this and Torpor Orb
Posted By: SecretCharacter (1/20/2014 10:38:27 PM)


Hum, Liliana Vess' little pet, maybe?
Posted By: LiXinjian (5/11/2010 2:09:37 PM)


@ Elysiume, I think you are missing the point of this card. Your complaint is like saying Banefire is a bad card because if you play it on turn 1 with a single mountain it does 0 damage.

Cards like this take finesse and timing that something simple like an efficant but basic card like Savanna lion does not require.

Sadly the only one of these I could pick up at the local game store was in japanese but it's a rad card for heavy discard deck, and the art is top notch.
Posted By: yojimbojones (8/11/2009 4:16:35 PM)


"OMG dis is bad 2/2 for 3 mana sux!!"

Yea, in some cases it does, but dont forget that the ability ain't a staying ability like if it came into play with -1/-1 counters on it.
Imagine casting it on turn 3 as a 2/2. Your opponent plays a land and a creature. It is now a 3/3. Next turn, play a land and something smilar to double Hymn to Tourarch, and it is suddenly a 7/7 that can attack.
This card is at least a two of in a discard deck.
Posted By: Nikeyeia (12/5/2009 5:59:40 AM)


Anyone complaining something like "This card sucks since on turn 3 my opponent always has like at least 6 cards." is a moron. It's rather obvious cards like these are meant to fit the tempo of black discard. Using cheap early cards like Duress this can easily be a 4/4 or higher by turn 3, and then probably only getting stronger as turns go by.
Posted By: BrutalJim (3/18/2010 3:31:55 AM)


This card feels like a home run. Casual players like it because it can get big, it has enough potential for creativity to become a pet card of some players, and competitive players are always looking for different ways to get bigger creatures for their mana cost, especially in the same format as blightning.
Posted By: vesu_ (1/30/2009 10:22:43 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!