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Bonus points if played with Teferi's Veil. You'll get that creature under your control, and when you finish your attack with it, it'll phase out, which does not trigger the "leave the battlefield" trigger. Additionally, the "at the beginning of the next end step" trigger won't see your creature. When your next turn starts you'll get that creature back, only permanently this time!
Posted By: Shiizu (1/28/2011 5:39:40 AM)


If you're using it right, it should be better than Act of Treason. Treason lets you smack your opponent with their own beastie, and at best, you get that creature into their graveyard. The pros are that you're taking one of their potential blockers away, and that you probably have better creatures to choose from.
Consider this, though: Go For the Throat in the same set greatly increases your removal options, plus black's penchant for discard, and blue / black mill decks.Make it easy to get creatures your opponent can't even cast yet into their graveyard for you to use and then EXILE. Better removal that putting into graveyard.
Posted By: themlsna (1/29/2011 1:31:31 PM)


In most cases just a bad (yet black) Act of Treason.

To have any use for Gruesome Encore you allready must have killed a threat. If you have a bad board position and no removal at hand Gruesome Encore is a dead card while Act of Treason could mean your win.

Furthermore: Act of Treason can even be used as preudo removal with sacrifice effects or if they need to kill their own creature to not die.

At least mediocre vs. Graveyard recursion.
Posted By: Vividice (1/28/2011 5:50:44 AM)


This is perfectly tuned to the current meta what with all the Titans, and Eldrazi running around.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (1/27/2011 4:22:05 PM)


@ Shiizu Good idea, but leaving play, which phasing doesn't trigger, and leaving the battlefield, which phasing does trigger, are two different things. I used to have a Teferi's Veil/Unearth deck, until somebody pointed out that it didn't work. Phasing got nerfed hard since Urza's block, supposedly because it was too confusing, but I suspect that Wizards didn't realize how abusable it is.
Posted By: blindthrall (2/12/2011 8:14:46 PM)


Hm, average. Maybe in some standard-multiplayer decks. In other formats, you'd rather use beacon of unrest or whatever, and in 1vs1 games this card will be pretty useless quite often.
Posted By: majinara (1/29/2011 3:16:52 AM)


Run with the new Decimator Web and Shriekhorn to take your opponents' bombs and beat face in limited.
Posted By: Gwafa_Hazid (1/29/2011 11:09:27 PM)


"What's that? You're discarding Vengevine so you can cheat it onto the battlefield next turn? How about I just take it from you, use it against you and then exile it so that won't happen? Sounds good to me!"
Posted By: Keiya (1/31/2011 5:21:26 AM)


Don't forget how awesome it feels to snag a Putrefax in an infect mirror match.
Posted By: Serev (2/17/2011 9:41:34 PM)



(*roaring applause*)
Posted By: Enchantment_Removal (4/4/2011 9:08:28 AM)