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Variable burn, kills Planeswalkers, excellent versus aggro decks, nonbasic-land-friendly. Very good and versatile.
Posted By: jstorrie (5/26/2010 3:30:09 PM)


This is not a kill spell (all things going well, that is). It is a game ending dome-hitter. And end games it does. As for whether this or Corrupt is better...why not run both :P
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (2/2/2010 11:09:59 AM)


This is not a reprint of of Drain Life as this card doesn't put a limit on how much life you can gain.
Drain Life: You gain life equal to the damage dealt, but not more life than the player's life total before Drain Life dealt damage or the creature's toughness
Posted By: Block-Bastard (2/6/2010 12:54:08 PM)


I like this card better than corrupt because in my mono black deck I have done 16 for only 6 swamp using 2 dark rituals and a nirkana revenent. With corrupt and tendrils I would have only done 6. Having said that, you can still do massive amounts of damage with corrupt and tendrils, and in my opinion, tendrils is the best out of the three, but that's just because of the lower mana cost.
Posted By: BiOhyBr (5/30/2010 6:38:00 AM)



Answer: Jet Medallion lol
Posted By: VegaSecureA (9/25/2010 4:01:40 PM)


Compare to Stream of Life and Fireball. This is why we play black, people. To get the best effects of all colors combined together in a single spell at a higher cost. A pretty good bargain if you ask me.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (2/10/2011 10:23:23 PM)


how can you not rate this a 5? damage a foe, gain life, potentially cheap...and yeah it's a reprint of drain life so now your little black deck can have 8 drain life spells, 12 if you count soul burn.
Posted By: Tetsu_tora (3/30/2011 5:00:38 PM)


Exsanguinate anyone?
Posted By: olegna (5/21/2011 9:21:00 AM)


Not obsoleted by any cards mentioned in these comments. Unlike corrupt of tendrils, it can funnel copious amounts of black mana rather than just counting the number of swamps you control. This is particularly relevant in the color that has cabal coffers.
And while consume spirit lacks the multiplayer power of exsanguinate, you can't point exsanguinate at a creature.

Posted By: metalevolence (6/2/2011 12:07:46 AM)


This card is meant for life gain suicide decks, dont rely on this as a removal only.

This is a reprint of Drain Life
Posted By: GrimGorgonBC (1/23/2010 9:34:59 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!