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Damnation is an absurdly wonderful card, let's get that out of the way. the thing is R&D will probably never reprint it in a Standard environment.

I think Barter in Blood is more on par with Magic's power level that they are trying to transition into. Flavor fully and mechanically "sacrifice matters" these days.

I like seeing black get card advantage.

I am delighted to see this come into the meta :D

Posted By: lorendorky (4/26/2012 10:20:27 PM)
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Very nice card. Kills indestructibles, regenerators, creaturs with shroud.
Posted By: majinara (4/27/2012 12:06:14 AM)
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Not always the best, but in the right deck, this is just downright vicious. No, this won't go in every aggro deck you make. But there is a time and a place for this card, and if you know when that is, you can make this sucker sing.

(The time and place, by the way, is usually in a control deck, or after a few careful chump-blocks in limited that leave you with nothing and the other guy with nothing but one or two of his big threats)
Posted By: TherealphatMatt (5/20/2012 8:05:48 PM)
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I LOVE this card. Will kill anything with shroud, hexproof and indestructible (which damnation can't touch). If you make a deck with a few cheaper sweepers and a few of these your opponents won't touch you. Works great with Grave Titan as you can just sac the tokens too.
Posted By: iHARBiNG3R (1/18/2013 1:06:36 PM)
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@Timmyforever - This actually can generate card advantage, where diabolic edict never will. If you cast this with an empty board and nab two creatures, you just effectively +1'ed your opponent. Of course, it's going to be crappy if you're playing an aggressive deck too. The card really shines in a control deck that can take advantage and make the symmetrical effect asymmetrical.
Posted By: hunnsy (5/9/2012 7:12:09 PM)
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@Timmy: You're an idiot.
Posted By: kor6sic6 (12/5/2012 9:38:43 PM)
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i use 4 copies in my demon tribal deck.
turn 1+2- do nothing
turn 3- soulcage fiend
turn 4- attack with soulcage, barter in blood
turn 5- bloodgift demon
rarely fails. throw in a coulple of Homicidal Seclusions for the win.
Posted By: theoneandonlyjoseph (6/18/2012 2:36:43 PM)
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Took out avacyn angel of hope with this.
Posted By: jadewarlord (4/17/2013 9:34:53 AM)
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Looks like Sorin's still on top of things. This is overcosted (compare to Innocent Blood) but is a good Edict in general.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (4/27/2012 7:27:09 AM)
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The real winner of this block was black multiplayer.
Posted By: Tivadercrusader (5/12/2012 6:03:26 PM)
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