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Etched Oracle! Nooooooooooooo!
Posted By: MyrBattlecube (4/28/2011 5:08:29 PM)


If you want that 10/10 real quicklike: Vampire Hexmage, Melira, Sylvok Outcast
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (4/30/2011 7:18:27 PM)


Also he his a Golem and fit with the Golem theme of New Phyrexia. If you don't play the five color you have at least a 5/5 Golem for 5 that can combo with the new artificiers and gain trample for example.
Posted By: Endlessor (5/2/2011 6:07:14 PM)


a great target for fate transfer.
Posted By: puresightmerrow (4/30/2011 2:24:33 AM)


fate transfer to kill their best creature net a 10/10 in the process.
Posted By: PEVE_O (5/9/2011 7:41:30 AM)


Combos in-set with Hex Parasite.

Combos in-block with Vedalken Anatomist.

Also notable is Quillspike.
Posted By: DeathDark (5/10/2011 2:53:32 PM)


Torpor Orb won't prevent Etched Monstrosity from entering the battlefield with counters on it, simply because Torpor Orb prevents abilities from triggering, and placing counters on Etched Monstrosity isn't a triggered ability at all (no Whenever, or At).

It's also pretty clear to me that Melira will not allow you to put counters on this card, for any reason.
Posted By: LiXinjian (5/16/2011 10:55:17 AM)


Pair with Hex Parasite for playability in monocolor.....preferably black, since otherwise you're looking at -2 life to pull it off
Posted By: jkt3 (5/17/2011 7:43:57 PM)


All what has been said is very interesting, but I WANT it to have five -1/-1 counters, if not ways to get more.
Have a few lotus cobras down and a fetchland can easily net you an ancestral recall. Or play it in a 5c control deck.
Also interesting: this card can single handedly hold off mid-game infect creatures. It acts as both a 5/5 defensive wall to make blocks, a draw engine from the steady stream of -1/-1 counters, and finally the finisher for when you finally win the attrition war.

This is very interesting. I think removing -1/-1 counters that CIP for a mana cost would be a great way (mechanistically and flavor-wise) for the Mirran to win the war against phyrexians in future sets while NPH is in standard.

I'd like to see infect (or maybe even wither) to become a viable archetype, and for WotC to develop more of this mechanic. It's fantastic how Phyrexian Unlife and Glistening Oil have showed the ... (see all)
Posted By: zk3 (5/22/2011 5:16:54 PM)


Please stop saying Melira does not work here, because she most certainly does. Entering the battlefield with counters is a replacement effect that _places_ counters on the object when it enters. Check the rulings in Tatterkite and Flourishing Defenses.
That said, I love the flavor of this card and the fact it's a mythic that's more like a mythic and less like a standard staple that costs 20+ dollars.
Posted By: Exart (5/31/2011 11:01:04 PM)


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