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Cascade really hates this card. helps counteract the intense card advantage gained from using it.
Posted By: Akromar (1/31/2010 12:06:42 AM)


"I cast Day of Judgment!"
"Ok, I put a creature onto the battlefield"
"It'll just get destroyed..."
"Did I mention the creature is dauntless escort?"

Not super amazing, but certainly a lot of fun. 3.5/5
Posted By: channelblaze (6/26/2010 11:45:20 AM)


Loads of fun in multiplayer.
Posted By: Studoku (4/18/2010 5:02:12 PM)


Somewhat expensive but worth the cost. Free creatures AND you get to get rid of a top card that you might not need at the time. 4/5
Posted By: ropebreezy (3/17/2010 7:57:52 PM)


Playing this card is a gamble. On turn six or earlier you have to decide whether you want to put this down, or something like Terra Stomper. If you play Lurking Predators, there's an opportunity for huge payoffs later in the game, but it could also backfire if you turn over nothing but land that you don't need. The fatty is a safer option, but this could possibly net you a dozen fatties over the course of just a few turns, especially in multiplayer. It's all up to how much risk you're willing to take. 4.5/5.
Posted By: Zulp (9/1/2010 12:43:36 PM)


I use this with an explorers scope... when I can... super sick
thinning the deck like crazy,
just don't cascade with anything under 7
my buddy had to keening stone mill me to win the 3 way

as for crystal ball, try the darksteel pendant too

I had out the explorer scope with lurking predators,
I had out an
Archon of Redemption
then got cadaver imp out on an opponents turn,
gained life, pulled a pilgim's eye from my graveyard to my hand

concordant crossroads
When creatures are played from my library to the field on an opponents turn would they need haste?
guess they wouldn't cause the summoning sickness would wear off

might be against my best interest to give everything haste,
but I do like haste :)

zoologist... similar but that cmc stinks
Posted By: Shinigami2099 (9/12/2010 5:04:24 PM)


In response I Worldly Tutor for Draining Whelk
Posted By: od256 (3/27/2012 9:09:01 AM)


You guys have all underrated this card substantially. You don't have to dump anything to the bottom of your library, EVER. the card clearly says "...Otherwise, you MAY put that card on the bottom of your library". I'd say this card just helps you streamline your deck, with the added bonus of chucking creatures into play any time your opponent casts. I can't think of a freer ride...
Posted By: Sinkholer (7/24/2009 7:40:49 PM)


M11 just gave this a shiny new toy with Crystal Ball.
Oh, you're casting something? Hang on a second... *scry scry scry* Well look at that, my topdeck is a creature. Who would've guessed.

@TheHuckingFooligan: Getting Emrakul out with this wouldn't get you the extra turn because you have to *cast* it to get that. Even so, mono-green Eldrazi is exactly where I'm using this.

@britonk: Triggered abilities generally don't require the permanent that triggered them to stick around for them to work. For your example, here's how it would go.

Step 1: Opponent casts a spell. This puts the Lurking Predators triggered ability on the stack.
Step 2: If you're revealing your top card it means the ability is resolving. Your opponent can kill the enchantment after this, but the ability has already happened and they can't prevent it at this point.
Step 3: If your opponent does destroy the enchantment afterwards (say, with a Naturalize) then by casting another spell he's tri... (see all)
Posted By: Artscrafter (8/13/2010 8:24:59 AM)


Works pretty well with predatory advantage. If your opponent cast a creature spell, you don't get the 2/2 lizard, but you may end up getting a nice beasty off the top of your deck. If your opponent decides not to cast a spell in fear, you get the lizard token. Not too bad at all.
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (10/19/2009 5:15:52 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!