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Shiduba, I think it does a little more that that. It also lets you see cards in your opponents hand which is always valuable. Granted they will be cards that your opponent chooses but the more allies you have the less wiggle room they have.
Also Im wondering, what if your have 2 or three of this guy out? Do the effects stack? I would imagine they do in which case you could be picking killer cards out of your opponents hand in short order.
Posted By: MagicStick (9/30/2009 10:56:14 AM)


Join the Ranks make cards like this a lot more playable. Also makes instant speed discard.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (2/3/2010 12:11:05 PM)


Well Alone he's not much cop, but none of the Allies really are, thing is, if he's not answered immediately and your running a decent number of allies it will totally wreck the opponent. For some reason Ondu Cleric, Bala Ged and Hagra Diabolist seem fun together, turns every ally you play into a life eating, card stealing, healing fellow.
Posted By: Wraggles (10/13/2009 11:06:24 PM)


Not bad in limited where it has trouble getting removed and you can discard a card every few turns (that is, assuming you actually drafted other allies - otherwise there's very little point in having it in the deck).
Posted By: JaxsonBateman (12/3/2009 9:03:50 PM)


Bala Ged Thief + Nath of the Gilt-Leaf + Conspiracy = All opponents discard their hand during your upkeep and any time you play a creature, and you get a 1/1 Elf Ally for each card discarded.

Since you're already using B + G, may as well throw in Turntimber Ranger. That + conspiracy = infinite (or arbitrarily large) number of wolf allies.

Throw in the 2 uncommon B & G allies from ZEN, and now you're draining life & killing fliers along with it.

This might not be a powerhouse in extended/limited/etc., but it sure sounds like a fun casual multiplayer deck. Going to throw in some Essence Wardens & Megrims to act as lures for spot removal. :)
Posted By: uoldgoat (1/12/2010 12:07:41 PM)


I think you guys dont see the pure awesomness of this. Just imagine: you are attacking with all ur creatures but opponent uses prevent all dmg spell. So just use this thief and get rid of annoying cards in opponents hand.
Posted By: Dosuu (2/11/2010 10:01:18 AM)


Interesting card and I think this would help to splash Allies in Black and gives it a good Black theme for it.
Posted By: PaladinOfSunhome (2/15/2010 12:50:10 PM)


Every time you drop this or another ally you can see part of the opponent's hand and make them discard a card... what's not to enjoy? You will have them hell bent in no time with this in an ally deck.
Posted By: Sironos (5/30/2010 3:30:29 AM)


this guy + mimic vat in an ally deck. I don't think anything else needs to be said.
Posted By: Beastlygreen (10/24/2010 3:08:37 PM)


This card is waaaay better than Ravenous Rats... Its effect can trigger multiple times, and you choose the card to be discarded. Combined with discarding effects like Megrim this thing could be a royal pain in an ally deck.

3.5/5 with some upside.
Posted By: Gaussgoat (1/13/2010 7:22:12 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!