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Indeed. Holding on to one of these in anticipation of someone's planeswalker going ultumate :)
Posted By: Wraique (9/23/2010 10:40:48 PM)


"Glorifying the will is a mistake. It is simply one more force to be mastered." Intentional reference to Force of Will, possibly? That's what I thought of when I read the flavor text. Lol

In regards to the actual card, I use this in my Commander and 100 Card Singleton decks. It is a pretty solid bomb in those formats. The potential to take an opponent's trump card and turn the tables on them is just plain, evil fun. 5/5 from me.
Posted By: lilwolf2005 (12/28/2011 12:08:43 AM)


That there's a Plated Slagwurm, which this spell can't actually target. Of course, if one were to attach the Reins some other way...
Posted By: Stray_Dog (7/15/2011 6:37:37 AM)


Guess it depends on the amount of colors in your deck wether you prefer this or confiscate.
Posted By: majinara (9/27/2010 10:06:51 AM)


I love the thought of watching your opponent cast elspeth tirel and use her +2 while you have this in your hand.
edit: note that it's probably not a good Idea to take elspeth and use her ultimate, since that would destroy volition reins. Either take her and pump out soldiers if you want to protect your lead on the board, or wait until they use her ultimate, then take her and pump out soldiers.

Posted By: roguepariah (10/23/2010 7:41:31 AM)


I love this card. It has won me more games than I can count in draft. A favourite memory is drafting UG metalcraft, playing against infect, stealing his Tel-Jilad Fallen, and pumping it with Untamed Might with X = 7. Gotta love winning with poison in a non-poison deck.
Posted By: RegalFantom (12/5/2010 8:42:01 AM)


last night in casuals i controlled a true conviction from a friend... you have to see my friend's face.. XDD
Posted By: JP. (7/22/2011 12:32:01 PM)


Makes an awesome win condition for Mono-Blue in Standard. Miles better than Mind Control.
Posted By: blindloyalty (2/5/2012 4:03:49 PM)


I dont spend 30+ on walkers, I spend 5 cents on this.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (5/3/2012 9:21:57 PM)


When I Mind Control something, I like to imagine myself standing on the creature's shoulder (like in the M11 art) giving it orders. When I play this card, I'm going to be imagining myself riding on Jace, the Mind Sculptor's back hitting him with a club repeatedly yelling "BRAINSTORM! BRAINSTORM! BRAINSTORM!"
Posted By: Troutz (9/25/2010 9:12:26 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!