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proliferate makes this a lot cooler now.
Posted By: krumtheslow (10/31/2010 12:17:18 PM)


It's kinda nice that the counters don't come off after one use, it would be better if you had a way to untap it and get a couple counters on there quicker than 1 a turn until you can use it.
Posted By: TreeTrunkMaster (5/16/2010 2:34:44 PM)


I like this card. It's got EDH potential.
Posted By: TDL (10/26/2010 2:48:24 PM)


You could use Initiates of the Ebon Hand to change the colorless to black...
Posted By: bhunji42 (9/18/2009 2:30:12 PM)


Token deck, I guess.
Posted By: Snaxme (12/17/2009 2:42:20 PM)


Plays well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Downside, doesn't help fill your graveyard, up side it's something good to do with tokens.
Posted By: Laurelle (2/26/2010 1:55:06 PM)


Works well with Eldrazi Spawn or Proliferate.
Posted By: VampireCat (1/7/2011 3:23:42 PM)


This card has a LOT of strategic potential. Instead of chump blocking and "wasting" your blocker... exile it instead for a charge counter. Or do mean things to your opponent like take control of their army with Control Magic-like effects, then exile them.
Posted By: cathode01 (3/1/2011 12:26:50 AM)


@Nukleik - Even though the card is printed with the word 'sacrifice', the card is an exile mechanic (as shown in the Oracle printing). As such, the Angel doesn't stop the exiling.
Posted By: Alsebra (7/21/2012 10:53:01 AM)


Wouldn't it be perfectly fine to have an Oracle wording that's true to the sacrifice part of the card's original wording?

{T}: Sacrifice one of your creatures, but put it into exile instead of putting it in your graveyard. Put a storage counter on City of Shadows.

Of course it sounds a bit weird like that, and the current Oracle wording is what a card like this would use if it were printed these days.
But since City of Shadows originally used the sacrifice keyword, it should also trigger cards like Mortician Beetle i think.
Posted By: Mode (9/30/2012 2:30:03 AM)