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Dat Phyrexian afro.
Posted By: occamsrazorwit (12/6/2011 12:50:52 AM)


I'll probably only use it for my charge_counters or planeswalker_sponge decks.

I'm perfectly happy for a 3-CMC for 3 damage spell with extra's, but not in any of my infects decks.
Posted By: stejohwil (5/13/2011 8:46:28 PM)


I can already tell, this is going to see much Tournament play should Black or Red Vamps take off. There are so many vamp 'lord' effects giving out counters like it's already Halloween. Curse of Stalked Prey, Rakish Heir, Bloodlord of Vaasgoth (a bit slow, but still...) This is like Urge to Feed, but without the tapping and can hit players as well. A very plausible finisher.

Turn 4: Mindcrank, any burn/discard/kill spell, win.
Posted By: OmegaSerris (10/27/2011 10:37:43 PM)


Gotta love the synergy with Bloodthirst effects. This can help activate it for newly summoned creatures, and take it further with ones already out. Definitely going in my B/R vampire deck.

@jwint66: Unfortunately not, his pump only works for the turn. It doesn't give him a counter, so there's nothing to proliferate. Still, that's the reason Kiln Fiend exists, to be pumped by instants and sorceries, so it's not too bad of a play.
Posted By: Totema (2/21/2012 9:42:29 PM)


So much fun with Stromkirk Noble and Stormblood Berseker.
Also don't forget our friends Chandra the Firebrand and Koth of the Hammer who really benefit's from Volt Charge.
Posted By: Thundergods (4/16/2012 12:09:43 PM)


Let's compare this to the other instants and sorceries that proliferate.

Fuel for the Cause: It's a Counterspell that costs 2 more for proliferation.

Grim Affliction: Similar to Virulent Wound and Instill Infection. Picking this over Virulent Wound means you pay 2 more for proliferation but your opponent doesn't get an extra poison counter when the creature dies. Picking this over Instill Infection means you get proliferation, lose the cantrip, and pay one mana less.

Spread the Sickness: Creature kill without restriction or an additional cost is pretty rare for black. I can't find many other precedents for it. Sorcery speed is a point against it, too. I don't think it's a bad card, but it's a little expensive for what it does, even if it is relatively unique.

Steady Progress: There are tons of cantrips for U. Fleeting Distracti... (see all)
Posted By: Gelzo (5/21/2011 5:19:56 PM)


Either I am misinterpreting the art, or that is a GIANT afro.
Posted By: MrBarrelRoll (4/29/2011 10:33:38 AM)


I can see use in a monored Bloodlust deck.
Posted By: pigknight (7/21/2011 8:48:14 PM)


Sounds like a Pokémon attack...
Posted By: chinkeeyong (4/29/2011 2:24:24 AM)


I love the design of this card. Fun, flexible, doesn't feel overcosted.

This should do evil, evil things with Koth of the Hammer going ultimate the turn after he's played.
Posted By: SeiberTross (4/29/2011 12:01:16 PM)


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