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Use it on yourself, thin the mob before using one of the set's several "at random" graveyard effects.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (9/25/2011 4:37:07 PM)


Yeah, the cost really makes this kinda not so amazing. But tell me, have you ever TRIED digging a grave? It's not exactly an effort-free kind of endeavor! 5/5 on flavor.
Posted By: Gwafa_Hazid (11/14/2011 7:53:27 PM)


you spoiled kids and your relic of progenitus! back in my day we had to use tormod's crypt!
and did either of those gain you life? I am pretty sure they did not!

it's a clever way to encourage getting rid of noncreature cards in a graveyard, but i'd rather wipe it all out a different way (just personally)

also first shovel in magic
Posted By: brunsbr103 (9/24/2011 9:13:55 PM)


Really this shouldn't cost any mana to activate.

The fact that the target player chooses the card prevents it from ever being too punishing to graveyard based decks, so it would be fine with free activations.
Posted By: Baconradar (10/11/2011 3:09:29 AM)


interesting card, consitering the graveyard theme of innistrad (and zombies in particular) I may be a sideboard card
Posted By: marwinshieldscale (9/22/2011 6:43:40 PM)


Remember kids, take a moment to reread what you just wrote because your comment is going to be there forever.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (9/22/2011 9:58:20 PM)


Wow, there are so many better options than this it's not even funny. Though of course the hoser cards for main set themes are going to be weaker than in your average set.
Posted By: Tanaka348 (9/23/2011 4:21:35 PM)


This card is not nearly as bad as people are saying. It definitely has its place though not in every deck. I built a red/black sac deck. Unlike most sac decks it's not about repeatedly saccing the same creature (reassembling skeleton) or buffing from saccing (Bloodthrone Vampire), it's about putting creatures on the board that my opponent doesn't want to remove (Goblin Arsonist, Mortis Dogs, Perilous Myr) and using them to chump block my opponent or set up combos with Falkenrath Noble and Rolling Temblor for massive self board wipes. There isn't any room for recession but I wanted to find a way to gain a little extra mileage out of my creatures. This card is that. It lets me turn my creature burn into life gain when I have extra around namely just before I activate a combo or just after. Every time I've gotten it on the field it has changed the game in my favor.

This isn't Mental Misstep or Tragic Slip but it's better than just a 2 star card.
Posted By: alphagprime (3/18/2012 8:47:37 AM)


If it didn't require tapping, or allowed YOU to choose, it would be great 'board tech.
As is, it's the set's Mindless Null.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (1/30/2012 11:09:37 AM)


This would be a lot more useful if you chose the card you exiled, rather than the opponent.
Posted By: mike_stubbs1 (10/2/2011 9:02:45 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!