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Also known as "The one that beats lifegain decks".
Posted By: Bursama (11/19/2010 8:43:48 AM)


Strictly less likely to stop a charging Thoctar than Char.
Posted By: PhantomDust (10/16/2012 11:12:18 AM)


It's pretty great that such a functional and important burn spell came out of Kamigawa (and carries a lot of the Vorthos flavour too!)
Posted By: justicarphaeton (11/25/2010 9:33:41 PM)


As far as 3 mana 4 power burn spells go, this is your best option if you want to make sure your damage gets through. It has a fair amount of competion though, like Char and Flame Javelin which can hit creatures too, Brimstone Volley which is situationally better and Ball Lightning and Hell's Thunder which are like creature versions of burn spells. Still, in some decks, this thing is the better card.
Posted By: Kurraga (10/29/2012 6:18:24 AM)


Powersleeping, powerlaughing, powergaining life! You'll gain NO LIFE.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (5/7/2011 10:00:19 AM)


"OH damn, you're going to use Tainted Sigil after my 14 damage kiln fiend attacks? Boy you got me. OH WAIT!!!!.. you lose."
Posted By: blurrymadness (5/17/2011 12:41:33 PM)


Shame it costs a little too much to play on an Isochron Scepter. This would be a good card to be able to recast repeatedly and easily.
Posted By: Detonativity (11/20/2010 3:17:55 PM)


strictly better than char.
Posted By: twiddleman12 (10/12/2012 2:25:13 PM)


Outdone by quite a bit by Skullcrack these days. And ah well. I still draw the cards from Sphinx's Revelation and I still get the 5/3 from Thragtusk and nobody plays pure lifegain anyway.
Posted By: Lifegainwithbite (5/21/2013 6:47:33 PM)



The thing is, when you play aggro, having a card that reads 1R Instant: Deal 8 damage to target player is pretty *** significant. I have won several games off of skullcrack, very relevant for those last few points.
Posted By: CogMonocle (7/28/2013 12:27:33 AM)


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