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This card makes me so giddy. Using it with Heavy Arbalest or Splinter Twin seems like a fantastic idea.
Posted By: Johnald (9/24/2010 3:53:52 PM)


It's half of a Gemini Engine! Oh, how droll.
Posted By: SpencerDub (9/23/2010 11:35:32 PM)


Granted, there are better creatures that untap themselves, like Horseshoe Crab and there probably are more powerful enchantments/equipment than Heavy Arbalest that require tapping. However, if one were to build a deck around cards like that, more possible combo pieces wouldn't make it worse even if it meant including a few of the less optimal versions.
Posted By: exterion (9/28/2010 5:36:31 AM)


It has an extra appendage! I'm putting it in my Ekundu Cyclops / Earthbind "adults only" deck.
Posted By: Ogrillion (10/8/2010 7:38:27 PM)


Now to complete the cycle we need to have Stangg: The Forever Alone Version."
Posted By: Raibys (8/25/2012 6:48:17 PM)


Does this make Heavy Arbalest kinda playable?

Costs are a little wonky but it could work.
Posted By: MrBarrelRoll (9/23/2010 7:30:35 PM)


Well, arbalest combo is ok in draft, unless it's your only win condition.
Otherwise, Horseshoe Crab is better
Posted By: Gavrilo (9/28/2010 5:35:45 AM)


I build mostly Block decks, and this card is one of the most important non-rares in Scars of Mirrodin, in sharp contrast to the utterly useless red representative of its cycle (Saberclaw Golem). I'm constantly tempted to add blue and black to decks of a third color so that I can run the combo of Soliton and Necrotic Ooze with any other activated ability, enabling that ability to be repeated for one mana ad infinitum. The insta-win with Bloom Tender and any blue permanent is only one of the possibilities. I'm very sad that so few cards are this relevant.
Posted By: willpell (10/17/2010 4:49:01 AM)


Heavy Arbalest plus this is no good combo. Why?
This is a crappy card. Heavy Arbalest is a crappy card. And if you a bunch of crappy cards on a pile, or build your deck out of crappy cards, it won't suddenly turn awesome.

If your opponent either destroys this or the arbalest, you don't even have a combo left, only crap. Nah thanks, I'll pass. 1/5
Posted By: majinara (9/27/2010 7:39:43 AM)


Previously I praised this card and Heavy Arbalest.

I take it back.

This plan is just too vulnerable to be extinguished consider so many techs out there that can screw up your intentions.
Posted By: SorianSadaskan (9/30/2010 10:38:37 PM)


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