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I don't see why this is so bad. It's pretty hard to get any more than 3 damage with a 2cmc instant, even if it's just creatures. This is a cheap form of removal that can be pretty useful an many stages of the game.

Did your opponent just Chain Reaction your army of dudes and his big fatty survived? This can equalize the board position.

How about if you're playing a very burn heavy deck. Early game you dropped several Burst lightning, Lightning bolt and Searing Blaze. if your opponent manages to finally get down a creature that's too big for any of your smaller efficient spells to take down, This guy can get the job done without having to waste multiple cards on it.

This card can be good for coming back from a deficit, or Winning more.
Posted By: Raikel (9/25/2011 9:09:00 AM)


Stuffy Doll?
Posted By: SweatyMess (9/24/2011 11:21:02 PM)


This card is top-notch removal. If it's constructed unplayable, then so is doom blade. What I like about this is that you can exile as many cards as you want or as few as you need to kill the creature. It's instant-speed, and works perfectly in a burn or counterburn deck since your graveyard fills up naturally. As creatures get bigger, so does your graveyard, so this in an answer to most threats at any point in the game. In limited it is also very good.
Posted By: Vandarringa (12/12/2011 6:43:20 PM)


This will get rated higher once people start using it outside of the set.
Posted By: jerkoid (2/5/2012 10:07:23 AM)


While it's constructed unplayable because it only hits creatures, limited's another story. I was destroying all sorts of fatties with this thing at the prelease. It only costs two mana and it's an instant.
Posted By: MaddAddams (9/24/2011 8:12:59 PM)


Reminds me of Nicolas Cage. NO, not the bees!
Posted By: swords_to_exile (10/7/2011 9:58:28 AM)


it's ok. during the pre-release i was usually short of cards in the graveyard to use this against anything big, and the smaller stuff i had renewable answers to. essentially, i think this is good when you are behind, but awful when winning. anti win-moar?
Posted By: jsttu (9/24/2011 9:43:57 PM)


Remember Heat Ray? Like that, only worse. It should deal double the damage. Its flavorful though.
Posted By: JFM2796 (9/22/2011 3:50:57 PM)


An indefinite amount of damage to a creature for only 2 mana at instant speed.

Compare to Doom Blade.
Doom Blade destroys creatures regardless of size, but is completely unable to target roughly 1/5 of all creatures.

This one sometimes can't finish the biggest of creatures early on, but can target any creature, and even if it doesn't finish it, it can soften it up for your first-strikers.

Additionally, exiling cards from your graveyard can be a boon, what with all the effects that return cards from your graveyard randomly. It's like stacking your draws, as far as that's concerned.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (10/4/2011 6:44:14 PM)


Got a lot of corpses lying around? Burn 'em! That'll teach your opponent to kill your stuff...
Posted By: Villainous1 (11/3/2011 11:02:39 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!