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Still holds his own in legacy after all these years. If you've never seen this guy in action, you've been missing out. Completely hoses combo decks after 2 hits, which isn't hard assuming you're playing duress/thoughtsieze/hymn in your hypothetical legacy deck.
Posted By: Crag-Hack (6/19/2011 3:39:18 AM)


I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these guys back in the day and I love this art and the old card design; really wish we could go back to this style on day.

I don't play black much but when I do this is one of my favorite cards to include in my deck, and my opponents simply hate it.
Posted By: Tivoko (9/26/2011 6:30:03 PM)


TV Tropes' Swamps Are Evil page says it all: Tap, Ritual, Hypnotic Specter, GG? Though there have been riffs that are even better now. I imagine Sword of Feast and Famine is better.

Funny story: For a while, they banned this guy so they could keep Necropotence legal.

Thiss artwork is less lolwut than the new artwork too.
Posted By: bay_falconer (3/7/2012 10:11:33 AM)


Garrick's random card comment 3/20/12
Wow. I keep getting good cards with this random button.
It's Hypnotic Specter.
A staple in Black in its time, and a slightly more recent bomb in M10.
Damage. Discard.
Undercosted, and very good.
Posted By: gman92 (3/20/2012 8:38:51 AM)


the art is rough, unpolished and lacks color!

yet i loooove it, it has this unexplainable classic appeal to it..

hymn to tourach, sink hole, strip mine, mind twist, dark ritual, hyppie!..and necropotence

ah! those were the days!
Posted By: zenitramleirdag (8/25/2011 7:04:10 AM)


This artwork is where it's at. the new artwork is pretty bad.
Posted By: Ace_Rimmer (7/13/2009 6:26:35 AM)


i agree with the other comments. this art was the shit. douglas schuler defined black for me as a young player. i dont even want to look at the new sets because the cards are so god damn hideous.

anyway, this card *** rules. every black deck should have 4. the only reason i've never played black vise is because hypnotic specter kicks so much more ass. 5/5
Posted By: gasimakos1 (5/1/2011 7:42:36 PM)


the new art buy a hoo buy a haha is a dragon
Posted By: inmypants22 (8/24/2009 9:36:23 PM)


Love the somewhat unnecessary rider at the end of his ability 'Ignore this effect if opponent has no cards in hand' that seams really superfluous...

4/5 Stars
Posted By: Hunter06 (5/5/2014 7:07:17 AM)