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I don't want to compare this to concentrate, since that hasn't been printed in quite some time. However, even looking at Jace's Ingenuity in comparison, in exchange for the 1CMC difference, you now have to sacrifice a creature and give up the instant speed for sorcery. If this were an instant, so in response to Go For The Throat or Doom Blade, I could sac the creature or even just keep the mana open for counterspells, I'd like it a hell of a lot more. I'm glad to see some card advantage in the set, but this is still a little disappointing.
Posted By: lordof1000mimes (1/31/2011 12:30:08 PM)


Off color, costly skulltap...no thanks.
Posted By: Keino (1/27/2011 10:16:52 PM)


its meant to be used to sac a card that has a die ability, not a free three cards.
Posted By: atemu1234 (6/2/2012 6:05:49 PM)


I kind of wish it was Instant-speed. Oh well. There are some fun cards to use with this from the same set though.
Posted By: Brodo (5/3/2011 3:17:07 AM)


When you're REALLY desperate for some card draw, look no further.

But hey, some things do work with this, like Core Prowler, Viridian Emissary, Gruesome Encore or Metallic Mastery (swing with the creature then sac it, it never gets old), or Oculus (for that one extra card!)... just a few things.
Posted By: SolidSoldier (2/3/2011 12:01:38 AM)


Ya know what? I like this card. I really like this card, actually. Sac a Perilous Myr to it! Or a Oculus! Or a Myr Sire! Or if you want, some stupid Eldrazi tokens you aren't using. This card fits very nicely into the Mirrodin Besieged set. I was quite glad to open two of these and some copies of Oculus in my pool for 2HG sealed. When my partner is playing the aggro, and me the control, using the two cards together netted me some great card advantage to draw me into my burn and counter-spells.

I like it! 4/5 !
Posted By: Great_North (2/3/2011 5:26:50 PM)


So let me get this strait. The biggest complaint of scars of mirrodin was that there was almost no pure card advantage drawer. Now in the next set, they have a common that can draw three cards and you say.. "no thanks"?

You all really are entitled brats. You can't think that maybe drawing 3 cards is worth sacrificing your creature that is now a 0/1 from battling infect creatures. Or that it is a god like topdeck late game where the board is stalled and your mana myr are sitting there useless. You can't think that it goes well with myrsmith, or carrion call or trigon of infestation. Or how you can use it on the germ tokens from the living weapon cards and not have any card disadvantage at all.

No. All you see is, strictly worse than Concentrate. You need every card completely spelled out for you, you need it to just tell you how to use it and you need other people to tell you which creat... (see all)
Posted By: Tommy9898 (1/28/2011 12:01:24 PM)


Twice in this set, a worse concentrate.
At least this one has its perks over concentrate, though, and I'd rather compare this one to sift. Which I also think is better.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/28/2011 8:13:36 AM)


Getting that thing countered is surely annoying, you lose then 5 cards: The creature you sacced, the spell you played, and the three cards you'd have drawn. Compared to recent card drawers is alright, but the more you go back in magics history, the more powerful carddrawing becomes.
Posted By: majinara (2/1/2011 1:54:43 PM)


@Tommy9898 Did you design this card or something? It sucks, get over it. All those o-so clever uses you thought up for it? Yeah they only apply to every other sacrifice engine ever printed, and some of them you can EVEN USE MORE THAN ONCE. Stop the presses! Phyrexian Plaguelord, now there is a sacrifice engine. This is shite.
Posted By: blindthrall (2/13/2011 4:40:26 PM)


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