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It shouldn't take eleven lines of text to say "Use this to store mana for later."
Posted By: Kirbster (7/17/2010 7:27:24 PM)


We need a textless promo of this.
Posted By: C5r1a5z0y (4/10/2012 8:26:55 PM)


Ewwwwwww very long text.

I would love to make a deck with nothing but cards that have horrifically long, convoluted text...this, Ambiguity, some other third card that I can't think of right now...
Posted By: ratchet1215 (8/31/2009 4:58:47 PM)


I had to read the comments to figure out what it was actually good for. It didn't occur to me that the way it's worded you could Exile without paying its full mana cost. It's as tricky to use as it is to figure out what it -does-, I bet, but still a pretty interesting card. And some day the english language may evolve to the point that its effect can be spoken in only one or two lines! Tanaka gets five hundred points for including the term 'down payment' in his attempt. Something about that in the context of spellcasting just tickles me.
Posted By: GradiustheFox (3/15/2010 7:19:31 PM)


If I'm getting it right, you can basically pay for a card in two parts with this. Pay some amount of mana to put a charge counter on the Ice Cauldron, then remove that charge counter to get the mana back for the purposes of casting that card.

So, pay half the mana for the card, then use Energy Chamber and an untapper to pay for the card in its entirety. Or something along those lines. Along with the other comboable shenanigans of having exiled cards instead of cards in your hand, this is pretty powerful.
Posted By: EternalLurker (2/8/2010 10:09:37 AM)


6th turn Polar Kraken for the epic win!
Posted By: FragNutMK1 (2/18/2010 12:18:42 PM)


Unlike a lot of walls of text, the idea behind this is very simple: it lets you make a down payment on a card, and pay the rest of the mana cost some later turn. It's too bad nobody actually looked at the final result and said, "You know, this just isn't worth it."
Posted By: Tanaka348 (11/30/2009 11:59:16 PM)


this card confuses me...5/5!lol
Posted By: GrimGorgonBC (10/29/2009 4:26:00 PM)


Enables you to get out high-cost spells sooner by spreading the mana cost over 2 turns, gives you a use for any unused mana at the end of your opponent's turn, enables you to make the X in X spells very large, protects important cards from discard, combos with Lion's Eye Diamond, works well with Hellbent, works well with counterspells.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/1/2010 2:42:23 AM)


I knew a player who had a deck where every card had about this much text. He claimed he wanted people to scoop rather than try and reach each card. Most of the time he lost.
Posted By: SentByHim (11/28/2009 10:49:04 AM)