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Destroy Hand, or destroy Land?
Posted By: NeoKoda (3/2/2012 4:32:01 PM)


hoonster . the glory of split cards it being able to make choices depending on the situation.
Posted By: thaviel (10/12/2011 2:56:41 PM)


This card is not bad at all. Many times in an LD deck you'd run out of lands to destroy, but Pain/Suffering gives you an option that you could start targeting opponent's hand using the same card.

Cards like Pain/Suffering, alongside Avalanche Rider, Hellhole Rats, Fulminator Mage, etc, are great because they have more than one option in them. Notice that I name cards under the same color pie :)
Posted By: Cyberium (5/19/2011 11:36:25 AM)


I can't find a situation where I would want to use either of the effect . .
Black for target player discards a card is pitiful even as an option.
May be 3BlackBlack for look at opponent's hand. Select 2 cards. Opponent discards the selected cards.
For land destruction . . when opponent is getting mana screwed and when you don't want to give hope to your opponent I guess . .
Posted By: Hoonster (3/3/2011 8:30:06 AM)


This is just good. Oh, and DERP.
Posted By: Goatllama (11/24/2010 9:46:56 PM)


These split cards always remind me of the tiny cereal boxes we used to take on vacation.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/30/2012 4:04:19 AM)


HD & LD are different strategies. In LD you normally want your opponent to have full hand so you can use Storm Seeker or sume such to damage her. When you play HD I'd say that countering ability is better than occassional LD.
Posted By: tavaritz (5/19/2012 1:14:30 AM)


I guess that for an LD deck, this would be a tad slow. But for a discard deck, that can act as an additional discard spell, that can also hamper urzatron or cloudpost decks or something like that.
Posted By: majinara (6/21/2012 12:11:59 PM)


Blah, the Pain half is just bad. Having an opponent just discard a card from their hand? What's the point of that? It doesn't provide card advantage, since the effect costs you a card.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (1/14/2013 10:11:33 AM)


@kryptnyt: hmmmmm, YOU. ARE. RIGHT!!!!!! haha
Posted By: Lord_of_phyrexia (6/25/2013 7:41:34 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!