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This is one of the greatest Double Sided Swords.
Posted By: Ace8792 (2/18/2010 3:44:28 PM)
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Honestly, isn't it time for an art change? I mean, newer cards like Cancel got reprinted in near subsequent sets and re-arted, so why hasn't this one been re-arted yet?
Posted By: Oleander (7/11/2009 3:33:54 AM)
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I preferred the art from 7th edition

but about the card! Run it in my squirrel deck. Earthcraft + Squirrel Nest + Coat of Arms = infinite infinite/infinite squirrels

Really just amazing in any deck that uses 1 creature type and spams them
Posted By: Guest2146443305 (8/6/2009 11:46:14 AM)
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Because there's no reason to change great, iconic art like this.
Posted By: asmallcat (7/13/2009 7:13:26 AM)
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I've been hunting for a pair of these for my soldier deck. A guy playing elves annihilated me with this card a while back--that was the first time I realized what it could really do. It was a death sentence.

True, it's risky that you might be giving the same advantage to your opponent, but it's a risk I'm willing to take. Odds are this banner will be flying in your favor more times than not, and having just an ounce of that kind of certainty in a deck would be very comforting to me when I'm going up against the unknown every Friday night.
Posted By: CSM-101 (9/25/2009 9:14:19 AM)
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This card is powerful for sure, but risky. I used my opponent's Coat of Arms against him last week. I beat him with 17/17 Sigil of the Empty Throne tokens while his army was being held back by various Pacifism effects. While I like "snowball" effects, I don't like helping my opponent, so this card will never be a favourite of mine. I don't mind Wizards reprinting it, but seriously, they should ditch this art.
Posted By: Rainyday2012 (8/25/2009 3:00:18 AM)
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I think the potential power increase is great, but it helps my opponent too.. makes this sort of situational. If my opponent is playing another tribal deck, or simply something with a lot of the same creatures in it, they get the exact same benefit I do. Assuming it doesn't just get removed since it takes 5 mana and by that point in the game theres usually some artifact destruction going around. All in all still a powerful card, works very nicely with sensei golden tail.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (9/17/2009 3:13:40 PM)
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a must have an ANY tribal deck. One problem is that if your opponent has a tribal deck, he gets the bonus too. But in my EDH elf tribal with Rhys the Redeemed as a general, its always worth it.
Posted By: vsasntore (8/22/2010 10:38:45 AM)
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how great would this card be in an ally deck?
Posted By: rithrim (1/5/2010 9:25:35 AM)
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This card is ridiculously versatile and I wouldn't mind having 4 of them in every creature based deck with the same subtype that I plan on making.
Posted By: ColossusofSardia (7/29/2009 11:52:16 PM)
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