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If the Phyrexians can manage to recruit a Mirran Spy to their cause, an old-timey Priest of Yawgmoth plus the Spine will spell the death of everything that doesn't have shroud, troll-shroud or indestructibility.
Posted By: Leshrac_Nightwalker (3/31/2011 7:30:39 AM)
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This card won me many draft games on release night. Combine it in a deck with a Kuldotha Flamefiend and a Gnathosaur and destroy any card you want every turn. It also has some very strong possibilities in constructed.
Posted By: shmewdog (2/5/2011 7:47:27 AM)
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This is almost like Legacy Weapon, if Legacy Weapon let you pay ~7 instead of WhiteBlackBlueGreenRed and gave you the first activation for free. The 'needs to be destroyed repeatedly' quirk isn't so bad, Rats of Rath have their work cut out for them!

P.S. If by some grace of accident someone stumbles upon a way to break this card by tapping it to activate some other effect, we could call the combo Spinal Tap. This card could potentially begin memes.
Posted By: Salient (8/26/2011 12:34:19 PM)
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Use with Throne of Geth and Everflowing Chalice. At least once a turn: destroy target permanent, proliferate. Once your chalice is overflowing, destroy 2 or 3 permanents per turn if you can sac the spine through something else. More effective with a Semblance Anvil in play.
Posted By: homicidalgecko (2/11/2011 5:48:51 PM)
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March of the Machines
Deadeye Navigator
becomes
1Blue: destroy target permanent
Posted By: Exilyth (2/13/2013 12:13:50 PM)
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master transmuter... FUUU...
Posted By: GengilOrbios (6/29/2011 7:13:14 AM)
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I have a deck where this is my win condition.

Ingredients:
4 Semblance Anvils on the battlefield. (Easy to do with Mirrorworks and Prototype Portal).

1 Rusted Slasher (It's a free Artifact Saccer)

Free board sweep. Just make sure you save some artifacts in your hand to imprint onto the Anvils.
Posted By: SarpNasty (7/11/2011 8:01:21 AM)
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Would be better if it was legendary
Posted By: flavioal28 (1/16/2013 10:00:26 PM)
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@ThePieManOfDeath

Yes it does return to your hand when you sacrifice it. Why wouldn't it?
Posted By: igniteice (2/2/2013 9:39:57 PM)
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I can only imagine your poor opponent's permanent as this giant-ass spine gets dropped on 'em out of nowhere. This is a pretty strange card - makes about as much sense as Batterskull - but very fun as well. What am I saying, Phyrexia doesn't have to make sense!
Posted By: Goatllama (9/10/2013 8:16:19 AM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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