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Erik's Random card 6/18/2011

A typical deck of cards used in a trick taking game such as bridge ranks the cards from 2 to ace. A 3 isn't strictly better than a 2, since maybe you need to lose the trick, or maybe you want to unambiguously play the lowest card to signal your partner. But overall, the aces are the best, and so forth.

This card is more like... the 2.

I might bring this in from my sideboard in a limited match if I had a nice metalcraft deck and was facing a very aggressive non-infect deck. It would help me get metalcraft early on, was something I could get with a trinket mage if I already had my better trinkets, and yes the life gain can matter when someone is trying to get the last few points of damage through.

But that is the exception. Usually I didn't play this card. While the card has some uses, it is weak. Much like the 2. That is its job; there is a range of strengths of cards, and this is one of the weaker ones.

If you count all the common artifacts in t... (see all)
Posted By: ErikLauer (6/18/2011 11:59:21 PM)


I ended a limited game of scars with this out where I had 19 counters on it.
I'd only proliferated once or twice.
Posted By: LordAlvon (9/30/2010 6:08:43 PM)


Well, this is a fine wine indeed... Take so long to age and once you drink it it's no more.
Posted By: Cyberium (10/13/2010 10:35:50 PM)


This will be good with Proliferate. Let it sit and age for a bit, then when you need it, you can get quite a bit of life.
Posted By: NecroticNobody (9/24/2010 1:01:54 PM)


This is actually pretty decent. It's probably going to be a decent amount of life for one mana, and until then it enables metalcraft. I mean, sure, there are better cards, but this is still pretty useful.
Posted By: SleetFox (10/9/2010 10:42:48 PM)


Well it could be a useful card.

Aside from gaining life...it's a steady charge counter generator (especially with Paradox Haze and Proliferate). Add some versatility with Power Conduit and a nice possible finisher with Dismantle + Darksteel Reactor ...and suddenly this card has meaning.
Posted By: Manji187 (10/28/2010 5:58:26 AM)


I say any artifact that costs only 1 mana is really good at this point. Activate metal craft while your Golden Urn charges to save your life... just in case.
Posted By: OpeeFomenom (9/24/2010 4:25:39 PM)


Fantastic card to slip into an U/B Control Infect/Proliferate deck. Often ends up winning the game.
Posted By: SeiberTross (3/29/2011 12:03:43 AM)


I would personally use Elixir of Immortality, but this card also has its uses.
Posted By: dberry02 (5/23/2011 10:50:19 PM)


This card doesn't get enough credit. In Casual matches, that late-game massive health regen can often times turn a losing battle into a winning one, especially when you're struggling to get those last few hits in against a green creature deck.
Posted By: DysprosiumJudas (12/10/2011 11:28:38 AM)