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Dis bad boy lets you grab your opponent's best creature before he can even consider it. Still a very powerful card.

Control Magic may also play off your opponent's tempo and in some cases essentially can make him skip a turn - but Bribery can hit untargetable or pro-blue creatures and can't be disenchanted.
Posted By: Kirbster (10/13/2010 5:15:27 PM)


Because the "search" requires you to find a card with certain characteristics, you don't have to find the card if you don't want to.

I found it... Oh wait I don't want to find it.. Never mind I can't find it...
Posted By: __Silence__ (10/18/2010 8:58:21 PM)


majinara, you're not thinking. A card isn't balanced just because there are certain situations where the opponent might be able to counter it (brand? what?). That's like the doom blade argument, but less relevant. This card doesn't have a shred of balance. Compare it to mind control. This card costs the same, but allows you to search the opponent's library instead of picking from creatures in play, and it's not an enchantment, so it's far more permanent than mind control. It's objectively unbalanced.
Posted By: Wulfsten (7/1/2011 10:26:59 AM)


Control Magic is a 2-for-1 deal because you're taking away a creature your opponent paid mana to cast, but Bribery can search out your opponent's best creature card.
Posted By: ESUpin (9/15/2009 5:57:21 PM)


I play it in EDH to punish people for playing Legendary Eldrazi, especially Emrakul.

With mana vault, you can do it turn 2.

Posted By: ChaosFire (12/29/2010 3:34:36 PM)


Turn 5:
Treachery into Bribery
Because reasons.
Posted By: swords_to_exile (10/3/2012 12:37:34 AM)


emrakul turn 5? yes.
Posted By: O0oze (6/20/2013 1:04:37 AM)


Proving their is nothing you have, or might eventually have, that blue can't steal.
Posted By: Planesjogger (12/29/2008 9:34:26 PM)


Man... blue really has gotten nerfed... but even as a blue player I have to admit that we had the most broken cards back in the day.

5/5 for 5 cmc of brokenness.
Posted By: VoidedNote (10/24/2010 8:51:48 PM)


While there might be other cards I'd like to have for 5CC, it is pretty hard to think of them right now LOL. A reverse tutor that not only gives you Control Magic but takes out your opponents leading threat at the same time... devastating.

Posted By: Gaussgoat (2/16/2010 8:51:57 AM)


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