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Clearly stupid with the right cards... which, admittedly may not be in print right now, but still...
Posted By: Radagast (7/21/2011 10:39:53 AM)
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The cards in Standard (as of M12's release) that this has beneficial synergy with are as follows:
Jinxed Idol (if you get stuck with it)
Magnetic Mine (if you're running a sacrifice-artifacts deck with this for some reason)
Manabarbs (Most obvious pairing.)
Pestilence Demon
Slagstorm

It also provides a defense against Lust for War and Obsidian Fireheart, a blocking Perilous Myr and forces your opponent to use burn effects that would hit you on their turn.

So yeah, pretty limited in usage in Standard at least. It's obviously made for a RedWhite Manabarbs control deck, but it can have applications in other formats. We'll see whether Innistrad adds anything else that can be interesting with this.
Posted By: Artscrafter (7/28/2011 12:32:31 PM)
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Phyrexian mana is NOT damage. It's a payment of life. this does literally nothing to it.
Posted By: CatsGhost (8/18/2011 12:56:02 PM)
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Armageddon Clock

No seriously, I'm not even kidding. Run this, Manabarbs, a proliferation engine and Armageddon Clock and you will be the master of slowly ticking down your enemies while they faff about with tapping lands filled with PAIN!

OBSCURE CARD REFERENCES? YES PLEASE!
Posted By: Splizer (9/2/2011 3:09:21 PM)
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@Lazenca

Damage is always loss of life, but loss of life isn't always damage. Kinda like how a square is always a rectangle, but a rectangle isn't always a square.
Posted By: Averyck (1/28/2012 11:43:12 PM)
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No longer will I fear retribution from the Lord of the Pits and the Force of Natures I summon to the battlefield!
Posted By: Kryptnyt (9/8/2011 2:03:50 PM)
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"Y'all missed the best application: turns Phyrexian Mana symbols into {0}. "

what nonsense! phyrexian mana is no damage..!
Posted By: monkeybonez (7/26/2011 6:27:43 AM)
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.... Earthquake, Pyrohemia, Manabarbs

Was that so hard?
Posted By: EndOsiris (7/7/2011 9:52:52 PM)
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This is some tasty combo jank. I hope someone comes up with an awesome pestilence/pyrohemia combo deck, with this card as a way of avoiding the hurtful damage from a lifelink Crypt Rats for even more HP goodness
Posted By: alucard311 (7/7/2011 6:20:48 PM)
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Annoyingly, most of the good combos with this seem to be off-color. I suppose there are are some artifacts which hurt both players, though.
Posted By: sonorhC (7/8/2011 5:21:01 PM)
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