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Good against Yu-Gi-Oh decks.
Posted By: Studoku (3/26/2011 2:51:23 AM)


Worthless if they stop printing traps, which seems to be the case since there are none in RoE, unfortunately.
Posted By: Blackworm_Bloodworm (4/10/2010 8:12:24 PM)


Very useless card. But I might buy this just because the art is so cool. That giant, wicked, evil face just grinning at you is awesome! Actually, this card might be useful playing against Valakut Ramp decks, because you know they have some traps. But still too narrow. 2.5/5.0
Posted By: LimePeel (3/6/2011 11:38:51 PM)


@Studoku: Unless you're playing this on the very first turn, they should have Set all their traps anyways.
Posted By: Axelle (5/18/2012 8:57:38 PM)


Mode, the color pie was weird in planar chaos. That was the point. Blue became black, black became blue, white became green, green became white, and red became black. That was the point of that whole set. In fact, most of the cards in that set were just cards with the same abilities as older cards, just with different names and colors, including Riptide Pilferer which is a blue Headhunter.
Posted By: Polkovnik_Skyfox (8/11/2010 11:35:23 PM)


I really like it in blue. Seeking knowledge is firmly in blue territory, and knowledge of the trap logically destroys its effectiveness. A rare, playable hand-peak card.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (9/26/2009 9:43:05 AM)


They really couldn't make this thing an instant? Seriously?

Somewhat useful in the current block as a sideboard card, and even then it is pretty limited. Maybe it will see some more action once Alara (read, Jund) gets out of the current block and people look to traps more.

1.5/5, grudgingly.
Posted By: Gaussgoat (5/12/2010 10:59:56 AM)


Very cool art.
Posted By: pm11 (3/29/2011 11:02:01 PM)


I consider this control, since its a very effective answer to annoying traps.
Posted By: sir_dwar (9/26/2009 7:14:34 PM)


When taking a look at Dismal Failure, Riptide Pilferer and Venarian Glimmer, i am slowly beginning to think that discarding cards is becoming part of blue's color pie (aside from the fact that it always used to draw and discard à la Forget scheme)

I'd have liked to see this card in black, though. Duress, Ostracize, Encroach, Shattered Memories - it would have suited as Black-spell to that cycle.
On the other hand they possibly considered that but decided that increasing the cost and instead letting the opponent discard all trap cards might be the better choice since it's a generally very narrow effect.

I guess this will become a sideboard-choice in Standard.
Posted By: Mode (9/26/2009 9:08:16 AM)


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