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If you are winning a game you don't want to play this, because it doesn't help you defeating your opponent. You'd rather want to play a creature or something to finish off your opponent.

If you are losing a game, you don't want to play this, because it doesn't stop whatever is killing you. You'd rather want to play a doomblade or some other removal to destroy whatever is killing you.

In short: you don't want to play this at all.
Posted By: majinara (1/19/2010 5:46:37 AM)


I don't like these. They just don't do enough to justify devoting a card slot to. Even in limited they are a last-pick sideboard card.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (10/7/2009 3:54:20 PM)


I've found that these are almost never worth the space they take up in a deck, there's invariably something better that could go in its spot.
Posted By: Faidite (6/22/2011 6:27:54 AM)


Having a lot of life doesn't win the game, it just prolongs it. Life gain by itself isn't very good, but life gain + other nice things can be. Like lifelink, Kitchen Finks, Cruel Ultimatum (yes, the life gain matters quite often!), Tendrils of Corruption and such.
Posted By: Rainyday2012 (7/30/2009 5:04:15 AM)


Don't underestimate this card, black has the biggest habit of beating itself up, this is it's 2 drop cure.
Think about having this out with Foul Imp, Carnophage, Yawgmoth's Bargain or the legendary Necropotence.
It gives black what it needs: staying power.
Posted By: DragonLord132 (8/31/2009 1:12:45 PM)


sop reprinting stuff like that
Posted By: Iiory (8/4/2009 7:38:46 AM)


It's a solid 2-drop in Limited, where every point matters. Outside of Limited, however, it's quite subpar.
Posted By: Fade_To_Black (8/29/2009 9:49:19 AM)


Ugh. These are so bad, at least make them common if you ever print them again.
Posted By: asmallcat (7/13/2009 7:17:55 AM)


Despite what many people think, these are great cards in a monochrome deck. At least in casual play, anyway.
Posted By: sir_dwar (8/5/2009 11:21:40 AM)


i dont see how this is a bad card in a mono black deck
Posted By: EverLast04x (7/26/2009 4:17:04 PM)


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