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I often wonder if I'm a bad person for running two of this in my control deck.
Posted By: Zulp (4/19/2010 5:48:38 PM)


Balance is insulted that you'd even mention Parallax Wave in the same sentence as it.
Posted By: ArtBell (2/15/2010 5:05:07 PM)


Of course, what makes this card ridiculous is its two mana cost. With that, you can play it basically whenever it would benefit you. This alone deserves a 4.5/5, but the new art pushes it up to 5/5.

I would almost want to splash white into a Madness / Hellbent deck just so that I could combo this with One With Nothing.

Also, a Barren Glory-based deck could benefit from this, since it won't have many permanents out anyway.
Posted By: Weretarrasque (10/23/2009 6:49:44 AM)


Turn 1: discard It that betrays
turn 2: Play a swamp
Turn 3: Play a Plain, Animate Dead It That Betrays
Turn 4: Play Balance then play your land.
Posted By: BoneDancer78 (6/29/2010 12:14:44 PM)


Hellcarver Demon.
Scroll Rack to Put Balance second from the top the turn you drop Hellcarver.
Pa-ss. Pray Hellcarver doesn't get CK'd. They pa-ss. Draw a card that isn't balance. Attack and deal damage, reveal Balance and 5 of whatever else you can imagine. Like It That Betrays before the Balance.

I believe you've just won.
Posted By: RafiqTheMiststalker (5/3/2010 10:24:27 AM)


The only thing that let's Wood Elemental do something even mildly useful.
Posted By: NARFNra (10/28/2010 9:33:07 PM)


Run with Zuran Orb and Strip mine.

Just remember to always Strip mine yourself. >:D
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (5/6/2010 3:20:01 PM)


too bad it's banned, would've made a pretty crazy WB Pox deck...wait. Nevermind...that'd be too nuts. This guy should not be reprinted.
Posted By: spectermonger (5/17/2010 12:45:21 PM)


This card is nuts. It kills your opponents board advantage, screws mana ramping decks, and sets back decks that draw lots of cards. If you are running artifact mana sources (mana vault, sol ring, khalni gen, moxs) this hits your opponents lands even harder. This has to be my favorite card of all time. 5/5 for sure.
Posted By: mlanier131 (12/24/2010 10:27:45 AM)


Step one: Play Isochron Scepter.
Step two: Imprint Balance on it.
Step three: ??????
Step four: Get told that you are a complete idiot :D
Posted By: Red-White (1/25/2013 4:37:23 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!