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You've got to love the smirk on that jester's face. Heath Ledger drew inspiration from this...
Posted By: Salient (8/29/2011 10:13:01 PM)


Apparently this card was hella popular, back in the day- I remember seeing it plastered on a lot of Magic-related stuff (magazines, etc.) Apparently it was a "marquee card" - a splashy card that attracted attention and could go in any deck (hence they were all artifacts. ) According to MaRo, they don't really do marquee cards anymore.

I can see the appeal, though. Having your opponent rifle through your deck is a painful experience and the pain is completely reversed if you're the one doing the rifling. Funny it only gets 3 cards, so you can't completely remove all of a single card with this. Probably worse with casual players, who often only have single copies. It's a bit too expensive, though. Modern blue and black cards do it much better, but if you have some artifact recursion engine, I could totally see this being preferable.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (10/31/2012 10:52:39 AM)


If you make the cap a creature it gets summoning sickness and cannot tap the turn it comes into play.
Posted By: g2thes (5/21/2010 4:24:19 AM)


Iconic card in all aspects.
Posted By: holgir (8/11/2009 10:58:24 AM)


Think about the flavor of this. A clown hat somehow allows you to invade another persons mind and get rid of their most powerful magics. Whats next, a trucker hat that mills for 20?
Posted By: monkeymonk42 (10/6/2011 12:12:23 AM)


@monkeymonk42: It mills you for 20. Because if you're willing to put on a trucker hat, you must have something wrong with your brain.
Posted By: syrazemyla (6/16/2012 7:38:52 PM)


I would prefer to use Enduring Renewal with Wild Cantor and Skirk Prospector (interchangably) then cast a cheap storm spell like Grapeshot or Brainfreeze. It requires fewer cards and less mana to prepare. As a combo element I find this lacking, and for its normal effect Sadistic Sacrament or several others work better.
Posted By: rubber (11/14/2009 6:53:13 AM)


dude love the art. 5/5 just for the art. art
Posted By: inmypants22 (8/18/2009 2:49:08 PM)


Dan Frazier's best artwork was a force for a time disrupting combo decks everywhere I even remember an infinite combo with this card where you could remove an opponents entire deck from the game in a single turn took some considerable build up but was amazing to pull off heres what you need

ashnods altar, with a 0 cmc red kobold creature , enduring renewal the hematite talisman artifact and a black creature xenic poltergiest

bascialy you sac the 0 cmc creature to the altar as many times as you need for 2 mana each time (enduring renewal brings it back to your hand) use that mana to cast the cap turn the cap into an artifact creature with the xenic poltergiest use the caps ability the cap is a creature until end of turn so enduring renewal sends it back to your hand after you sac it untap the poltergiest with the hematite talisman and repeat the process until your opponent concedes after some serious fun had by yourself... wish I still had that deck

Posted By: Raveknight (10/30/2009 8:32:51 PM)


@rubber huh. And here I was thinking Jester's cRap raeps decks like enduring renewals....
Who knew?
Posted By: nunyaJs (12/27/2012 11:36:23 PM)


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