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I would rather have Jace's inginuity in my deck, even if i was running mono black
Posted By: use643 (8/3/2011 10:22:20 AM)
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this effect is pretty bad but at least it cantrips so it's not card disadvantage


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Posted By: Purple_Shrimp (11/7/2011 2:40:10 AM)
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So it can counter spells like Tendrils of Corruption or canp pump a Tarmogoyf/Knight of the Reliquary slightly (sometimes) or if you need to you can stop their Swords from exiling your dude by sending to the graveyard instead (but you won't gain life from it) as well as being useful with Act of Treason or similar by eater Saccing the guy you steal or denying a steal., So... Yeah it still sucks, but it's not as completely useless as it first seems, 1.5/5
Posted By: Kurraga (7/10/2010 7:18:09 AM)
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Awesome tech with Abyssal Persecutor! It's still junk, though.
Posted By: Lord_Ascapelion (2/9/2010 5:04:05 PM)
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Play this in Dredge.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (1/24/2011 12:22:17 AM)
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Sack to cantrip? There's only two creatures that deserve that kind of abusive treatment: Stinkweed Imp and Golgari Thug. (I can't imagine a Dredge deck having a Golgari Grave-Troll in play but needing it as a dredger instead.)

In a good Dredge opening hand, this card is very nearly a Time Walk. Too bad it's complete junk in the graveyard (it doesn't even feed Ichorid!), which renders it unusably bad even for a hardcore mono-black Dredge deck -- a reasonable Flashback cost could have made this card a solid four-star wonder alongside Putrid Imp.
Posted By: Salient (8/12/2011 3:19:10 PM)
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Not terrible, One casting cost black is easy to maintain. This card is particularly good against Control decks playing Control Magic or Treachery. Could also save your life against a "Slave of Bolas" or "Mark of Mutiny". Similarly, If your creature or land is about to be exiled, you could sac it in response if you have some res tech available later. Finally, if your opponents creature has an ability like lifelink. You can use this card to sac your creature after you declare it as a blocker. This way your creature will be removed from combat, and you will prevent your opponent from gaining the life. It's a very versatile card, but also very reactive. Could be a dead card in your hand in many occassions.
Posted By: notable4 (4/29/2010 10:00:40 PM)
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It's excellent against things like Nettlevine Blight to get rid of an enchantment, or in response to things like Hideous End or Molten Rain to negate negative effects to you via your creatures or lands. Drawing a card helps to make up for the card disadvantage. There are also a few other uses i'm sure (Grave Pact, Deathgreeter, Abyssal Persecutor, etc.)

A very situational card, but useful in the right circumstances.

3/5
Posted By: Ladnarud (5/21/2010 4:10:18 PM)
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You would be better off not having this in your deck at all, since then you will just draw what this spell would have made you draw when you cast it without your needing to sacrifice anything. That's right; this card is worth less than nothing. Good only for filling a slot if you desperately need it.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (1/31/2010 4:45:25 PM)
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It's a cheap cantrip, but it doesn't really do anything...
Posted By: Drecon84 (3/3/2009 6:26:14 AM)
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