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nezumi shortfang is arguably better. sure, it's more vulnerable to removal, but it can activate at instant speed and flips into a threat when they run out of cards.
Posted By: metalevolence (1/9/2011 1:19:03 AM)



even tho the ability says played only on your turn, you are still able to react with it at instant speed, say they played a draw spell or something on your end phase, u could respond and hit them with scepter if u wanted to, forcing them to discard before they gain advantage off their draw, but in the end its not such a big deal really since its normal to just play it at sorcery speed in my opinion
Posted By: mongoliansavage (12/14/2010 3:47:36 AM)


@NeedlerFanPudge: Because of Limited. They don't want every other person in Sealed having repeatable discard.

Discard spells or etb/dies discard may be uncommon, but repeatable discard is almost always going to be rare.
Posted By: syrazemyla (2/29/2012 10:54:26 AM)


@NeedlerFanPudge cause it's good. +1 card adv. per turn.
Posted By: MDStrawHat (7/28/2010 3:55:09 AM)


This is one of the better discard effects. It is cheap and repeatable. It can happen at instant speeds, although only on your turn. Which is a step up from must discard.
Posted By: kjuib (6/8/2009 2:02:56 PM)


It's a Specter that never misses. =3 It eats o-rings like crazy. Saving liliana vess the time and effort. Love it.
Posted By: saith17 (6/27/2010 2:40:34 AM)


Cool quote, and cheap enough to appeal :)
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (4/15/2010 10:33:00 AM)


4.5 out of 5 stars. This card is amazing repeatable discard and is also great against blue players who use plenty of instant-speed draw effects during your end phase--this forces them to use these effects on their turn and waste mana that could be spent on control cards like Counter Spells. So cards like Frantic Search, Gush and Brainstorm better be played on your own turn unless you want to discard your recently drawn card.

Although it costs two to activate, in the end playing it and using its effect is the same cost as the black Honden. Its no Hymn to Tourach or Mindtwist, but its still a good and reliable form of discard. Much more so than something like Raven's Crime.

The fact its an instant speed effect can surprise even good players--so many discard effects like this are sorcery speed that they could just play as though this was too.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (6/22/2009 4:06:37 PM)


So long, Disrupting Scepter, i never liked you anyway.
Posted By: skew (1/31/2010 2:06:03 PM)


Well it's classic! it's simple and to the point, totally keeps with the spirits of artifacts, great respectable casting cost and even better activated ability cost.

It is what it is, a scepter, and I sure do hate when it's pointed at me !
Posted By: Chrs84 (10/29/2009 2:28:13 AM)


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