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Good stuff, this. You know, in two headed giant, you can enchant your teammate's stuff at no cost :P
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (2/9/2010 11:10:35 AM)


This is one of the most brutal cards ever, in terms of art. Just intensely violent, and fits the card perfectly.

Oh, and Juparave, you must obey the card, otherwise it would have said "At the beginning of your upkeep, you MAY sacrifice a creature." So yes, you would have to sacrifice the enchanted creature if you had no creatures left.

The way to work this card, though, is with creatures with unearth abilities, like Viscera Dragger's. You unearth it, then enchant it with Oni Possession to give the resurrected creature extra strength.

Either that, or use it with a creature who has an ability activated when it is put into the graveyard. A Puppeteer Clique can strike for extra damage, then once sacrificed return to the battlefield and resurrect a creature from your opponents battlefield under your control!
Posted By: ValenceTheElectron (8/17/2009 6:00:55 PM)


A playset of Reassembling Skeleton and Mortician Beetle make this very, very playable. The point of cards like this is obviously to fuel sacrifice decks... so trying to make it work any other way is just plain stupid.

Fallen Ideal is a great card, but giving trample and +3/+3 upkeep still seems very useful to me. Especially for a very payable 3CC.

Pretty funny that most MTG players still don't fully understand how the benefits of sacrifice can so heavily outweigh the drawbacks.
Posted By: Hayw00d0909 (1/27/2011 1:30:13 AM)


@ Baconradar: By your logic, no aura is ever good.
Posted By: Belz_ (1/10/2011 3:49:08 PM)


For all intents and purposes, just play Fallen Ideal.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (12/21/2010 5:04:11 AM)


The "Enchanted creature is a Demon Spirit" part changes the creature type of the enchanted creature.
Posted By: mtmills (8/23/2009 1:07:19 AM)



The main aspect of Oni Possession is the fact it adds a sacrifice mechanism to your deck. Run it with Breeding Pit or any other token generator (Reassembling Skeleton works fine too), alongside Mortician Beetle and Butcher of Malakir. Now every turn, you sack a creature (preferrably a token), put a +1/+1 counter on Mortician Beetle, have your opponent sacrifice another creature though Butcher of Malakir, and you put another +1/+1 counter onto Mortician Beetle. At this stage you've lost nothing, your opponent's lost a creature, and Mortician Beetle just got +2/+2 on your upkeep alone. The fact that Oni Possession gives +3/+3; trample; demon spirit is simply icing on the cake. You don't understand this card at all; sacrifice isn't a weakness.
Posted By: AColonyOfAnts (11/17/2010 9:15:41 AM)


If you attach this to your opponent's creature, you still have to sacrifice a creature: read the text of Recumbent Bliss. I'm confused, then why is this any good?
Posted By: Edrocks006 (6/9/2010 12:42:01 PM)


Wizards totally missed a chance to make this a fair and interesting card: '...has trample and "at the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice a creature" '.
Then it could double as high-stakes removal.
As it is, it's just the (admittedly several years newer) Demonic Appetite, plus trample for 2 more mana.

Hmm, DacenOctavio's Donate idea from the Demonic Appetite discussion page WOULD actually work here! Use Puca's Mischief or Confusion in the Ranks...
Posted By: HuntingDrake (6/12/2011 11:48:38 PM)


I would like to point out that 'every' Magic card is 'broken' if you know how to use it/have the right deck for it. Visions of Beyond is TECHNICALLY Ancestral Recall (!), and not even that hard to enable (Jace, Memory Adept or any of a myriad of Innistrad cards, and that's just what's NEW. Mind Funeral and Glimpse the Unthinkable do great work as well.)

What is good about this card is that it's not just a sacrifice outlet: it's a flavorful one. It was printed in a Duel Decks, and while precons and DD in particular can have some great cards (destroying the myth that precons suck, look at Premium Graveborn's ENTOMB or this very deck's DEMONIC TUTOR), it is still true that these products are tailored to please Vorthos before Spike. For example, that Demonic Tutor could have been a Vampiric Tutor, or a Mystical Tutor, which arguably possibly better for costing less....but there was no way the Demon Deck would have run the Vampire Tutor.

The fact is, there ARE better sacrifice outlets-a... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (11/21/2011 5:46:38 AM)