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A decent-ish card, I'd say.
By the time you get the 4 mana, you might not have too many necessities out.
I can't accurately rate this card,
Seems that there's too many situations where this hinders you too much for its effect to be useful, though.
Posted By: infernox10 (12/25/2010 11:49:00 AM)


Well, it costs the same as Wrath, so if you're on the play you can off your own creatures a turn before they do and then play the rest of yoru dudes out one at a time and force them to spend their mass removal on one guy at a time.
Posted By: Fanaticmogg (2/18/2011 3:26:05 PM)


Combo with Phyrexian Altar or Ashnod's Altar, or my favorite, Blood Pet.
Posted By: cathode01 (3/11/2011 5:39:53 PM)


Decent-ish? Hard to rate? Pretty bad 'Ellish' Norn thing? WTF is wrong here? Did anyone even read this card?
Posted By: MICKEY.KNOX (6/5/2013 8:03:04 AM)


4/5 rating by me, for the great fun in tribal decks with Patriarch's Bidding.
Besides that, it's pretty bad because of the Ellish Norn thing. Even though it's black.
Cheap and very effective with rise-from-graveyard decks, like ZZombie tribal.
Posted By: Superfrasse (5/28/2011 12:12:37 PM)


I like this one...just play creatures that can profitably be put into the graveyard like Sprouting Thrinax or Epochrasite.

Also, Deranged Hermit. And Precursor Golem.
Posted By: JenBroness (7/23/2011 7:27:36 PM)


Well... Living Death costs one more mana... Potential fun there to be had...

But it is a hard one to rate. If it allowed you to sacrifice X creatures or pay more mana for the effect, maybe...
Posted By: Moleland (1/5/2012 2:11:09 PM)


Turn 4 this, turn 5 Siege-Gang Commander!
Or maybe play this before or after playing Mitotic Slime.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (4/14/2012 6:20:58 AM)


Pro Tip - Play it before you have creatures in play; or combo with Undying ones :)
Posted By: Earthdawn (6/7/2013 7:01:45 AM)


I dont understand the rating of this card or the comments. Even if in some formats it would kill ur tempo etc, its still +2/+2 in black. Im an EDH player and for four mana, you can find many opportunities to play this in a game. If your opponents dont remove it its going to be a major thorn for them.

Also, the flavor is fitting, it even gives the +2/+2 mechanic flavor within black:)

Posted By: Gruffaloes (7/31/2013 2:27:33 AM)