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The Obelisks are better, clearly. But this is from far enough back that the real strictly better card is Darksteel Ingot.
Posted By: Artscrafter (10/20/2010 9:22:34 PM)


Become English. Then you can carve a woman and call her a bird.
Posted By: kazenpaus (10/16/2012 3:39:47 AM)


It should've made a cameo in Alara.

...I giggled.
Posted By: pigknight (2/20/2011 9:39:19 PM)


Posted By: Ogrenoodle89 (10/9/2011 8:31:28 PM)


Throughly outclassed by the Obelisks from Shards of Alara...Although these do outclass the diamonds from Mirage...
Posted By: Guest57443454 (7/1/2009 9:39:17 AM)


Well, it's either strictly worse than Obelisk of Bant or strictly worse than Obelisk of Esper, but hey--power creep.
Posted By: ProbablyNotMark (7/28/2010 3:53:54 PM)


If your only running those two colors, this is equal to manalith, baring unique situations where you would need other colors because of something an opponent does.

Also you could run alongside manalith.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (12/9/2012 4:49:50 AM)


Strictly worse than Obelisk of Bant and Obelisk of Esper, each of which are strictly worse than Manalith, which is strictly worse than Chromatic Lantern, Spectral Searchlight, and Darksteel Ingot.

Yeah. That's bad. 1.5/5
Posted By: Continue (2/24/2013 7:03:04 PM)


Some of that isn't so true, in the case of a blue/white EDH deck. The obelisks wouldn't be allowed, and the "make any color" ones would only be able to make {u} or {w} anyways. Sure the Chromatic and Darksteel are still better for other reasons, but not because they can make more colors at least.

Still, even in my UW bird deck, not sure I'd include this. Apart from the ingot being indestructible and the lantern turning all my lands into dual lands, there's also Azorius Keyrune and Azorius Cluestone now. Which not only provide the mana but a possible creature or card draw.

If you're really into mana artifacts though, I guess I could see an EDH deck using this though. I mean, even with the better ones named that would ~only ~ be four so far, so there'd be room.
Posted By: Yukikah (5/31/2013 11:20:04 PM)


continue: this is also strictly worse than azorius keyrune and azorius cluestone.
Posted By: O0oze (12/22/2013 10:51:37 AM)


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