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Looks like a potential first pick in drafts. It's basically removal when you cast it, and then when it rebounds you get basically an unblockable creature.
Posted By: mdakw576 (4/16/2010 3:14:45 AM)


This is great for killing creatures you can't target or are monstrous. I adore this card.
Posted By: SleetFox (4/18/2010 10:29:08 AM)


Regardless of contradictions the fact is you're getting pump, deathtouch, and rebound for ONE mana at instant speed. That's not just powerful control that's freaky control. If someone plays it, especially in Black Eldrazi with Spawn tokens, they're going to keep a lot of ground fatties at bay and that can only buy more time to get the huge double-digit beatsticks out.

It's Black's Lightning bolt, imho flamers be damned, I'm standing by it. Scary if I'm facing it in a game and about near a required card in most black builds.
Posted By: djpraiseadelik (5/9/2010 5:30:51 AM)


Great card. Gives your opponent a choice between losing a creature or not blocking your +2 creature. That's a situation that feels very black.
Posted By: Laguz (7/7/2010 8:47:04 PM)


Instant power-up and combat trick. Great card. 4/5
Posted By: True_Mumin (4/26/2010 12:13:17 PM)


I can't undestand why this is rated lower than Vampire's Bite. I personally feel that more damage for the same mana and the deathtouch ability are way better. Of course lifelink is pretty neat as well but that kicker cost is rarely played.
Posted By: Fratex (5/11/2010 6:14:22 AM)


the reason it pumps up your creature and gives it deathtouch is because of the rebound. use it as a combat trick and next time they ain't blocking, so you do two extra damage. great idea, great card.
Posted By: benegade (7/22/2010 6:22:29 AM)


Love this card, hate the fact that I ALWAYS draw it next to my Vampire Nighthawks. WTF, deck? WTF?
Posted By: SereneChaos (9/15/2010 12:36:35 PM)


...and then there was Infect.
Posted By: Hayw00d0909 (5/26/2011 8:03:15 PM)


The downside of this card compared to Giant Growth is that it will never save your creature, only kill your opponent's. It can't be used to counter a burn spell cast on your creature either.

Since it's either a kill spell or a 2/4 damage burn spell, it does indeed seem much more similar to Lightning Bolt. It's easier to kill a big creature with this card, but the Bolt can kill creatures that don't block you, as can Doom Blade, and neither of these two cards require a creature to deliver their effect.

Overall I think the above cards are better, but the art is awesome, so I'd give it a 4/5.
Posted By: Bobth (9/23/2011 4:24:21 AM)


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