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Paying 0 life can actually turn out to be quite useful with Grave Pact, essentially making it "4, {T}: Each other player sacrifices a creature."
Just thought I'd throw it out there ;)
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (5/10/2012 3:08:09 PM)


You can pay 0 life if you want, but it's not useful most of the time.
Thanks for the tip, oracle rules addition
Posted By: pedrodyl (9/5/2011 12:11:09 PM)


If I'm not mistaken, this card still has a colorless color identity, so it can be put in an EDH deck with a non-black general. (I'm looking at you, Trostani, Selesnya's Voice.)
Posted By: JimmyNoobPlayer (5/6/2013 5:54:30 PM)


Wonderful combo with Brion Stoutarm.

9 mana (or less with affinity or other cards that reduce costs) to kill your opponent, provided they have less life than you. Nnnnnice. And in multiplayer commander, you then take all of your opponents life and add it to yours so you can face the other players :)
Posted By: benettfreeman (9/16/2011 12:10:41 AM)


Hey, Wizards! Where's that print in the Scars block, huh?!
I know you don't want to break Standard... again, but honestly... everything is ready!

Maybe... maybe if you added counters instead of remembering the amount of life you paid... yeah! Maybe that'll be cool! Then it could work with Proliferate! Yeah!
And then you can mail me a free copy of Black Lotus and give it new art just for me! Of course! And then you can change the tides and move the Sun!

Obviously, I'm joking. It would've absolutely idiotic to reprint it or make a new version of it.

Just wishful thinking... wishful thinking...
Posted By: Ferlord (4/18/2012 8:13:54 PM)


This is just EVIL with Brion Stoutarm.
Posted By: KokoshoForPresident (5/2/2012 5:32:56 PM)


My favorite of the Duel Decks. I kinda felt as if this should have been the Mythic rare. 8 life and Voltaic Key = an opponents quick death.

Also cool new art :)
Posted By: John-Bender (4/2/2010 7:50:44 AM)


Stupid good with Trostani, Selesnya's Voice
Posted By: hail_the_mill_crab (10/17/2012 5:35:25 PM)


Pay all your life except 1.... and then BAM!!! Near-Death Experience WIN GAME!
Posted By: bobylee (8/17/2012 10:02:07 PM)


My friend beat me today using this and paying 10 life. Pretty risky but damn if it didn't flip the game having a new 10/10 come out every turn against me. Best use of this card is to have Disciple of Griselbrand out so you can pay 5 the next turn and put yourself right back where you were life-wise.
Posted By: Smoke_Stack (2/10/2013 2:07:23 PM)