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While you're wasting time with banking, your opponent will be smashing you with real creatures. A waste of time and mana, albeit a somewhat interesting one.
Posted By: luca_barelli (11/16/2011 6:03:51 PM)


With doubling season this isn't a have bad card because that is one mana to gain 6 life.
Posted By: Ace8792 (3/24/2010 2:38:35 PM)


@Ace8792: Actually, it's only a net gain of 5 life, since it deals 3 damage to you when it enters the battlefield, and since you can only activate his ability during your upkeep, when he'd get another 2 counters. 8 counters - 3 damage = 5 net gain of life. However, it's at sorcery speed, requires a turn of waiting, and is vulnerable to removal.
tl;dr version: bad card, don't use it.
Posted By: WhereDidItGo (12/5/2011 1:32:17 PM)


he exchanges money at a profitable rate
Posted By: ttian (3/24/2009 7:16:02 AM)


Rating this abomination of a card more than half a star is a sin against the universe.
Posted By: DrJack (8/2/2012 6:04:12 AM)


Huh, that guy's nose looks a little big... oh geez. >_>

Yeah, the card's pretty awful, too. I like how you get "interest," but geez is it ever not worth it, especially if it gets killed- 3 life down the toilet. Some investments just aren't worth it.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (11/18/2012 10:45:59 PM)


Remember, kids: life is money.
Posted By: Kirbster (11/19/2012 10:12:34 PM)


Without timing restrictions this would be fantastic.
Anyways, this artwork is interesting.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (6/18/2013 11:48:39 PM)


Wizards has realized that life gain is only good when paired with something else, like damage, a decent sized body, or in copious amounts for very little mana. This card is everything good life gain is not: it hurts you first, it has the potential to be killed (in which case you Lightning Bolted yourself for nothing), it is quite slow if you want to net even 3 life, and the fact that its ability can only be used during your upkeep makes it useless in combat as well. Sure, it's cheap, but its uselessness in battle makes it a liability more often than not.

Interestingly enough, you could think of Cathedral Sanctifier as an evolution of this idea. While not amazing, it is much better than this card.
Posted By: Equinox523 (7/2/2013 10:09:23 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!