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The coolest transforming card hands down.
Posted By: orthodoxyordeath (2/22/2012 7:42:16 AM)


Casting cost: 7. Equip cost: 1. Noncreature in its Artifact form. Hello, Arcum Dagsson, would you like to summon a 13/13 demon? Not really? Too bad, you're doing it anyway.
Posted By: Lagren (6/7/2012 8:33:09 AM)


Awesome real world (sort of) tie in:

Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus Mountains, was the mountain Zeus chained the titan Prometheus to for giving fire to humans in Greek mythology.

This is where Withengar is 'chained'. Although he seems more likely to horribly burn humans than hand them new power.
Posted By: djflo (10/3/2012 7:56:34 AM)


@Teotanek: Not sure where in Daily MtG you supposedly read that, but that is absolutely incorrect. This is a black card. Rule 202.2e: "An object may have a color indicator printed to the left of the type line. That object is each color denoted by that color indicator" and rule 903.4: "The color identity of a card is the color or colors of any mana symbols in that card’s mana cost or rules text, plus any colors defined by its characteristic-defining abilities (see rule 604.3) or color indicator (see rule 204)." While in the library, the card is indeed colorless, but its color identity is still black, and thus cannot be played in Commander decks without black.

So no, this card only fits in Commander decks with Black. Why? Because the card is black. Try telling me a 13/13 flying, trampling, intimidating demon isn't black; just because it starts as a colorless equipment doesn't make it otherwise. Yes, it sucks you can't use it in blue, white, or red artifact based decks, but... (see all)
Posted By: sarroth (2/18/2012 10:17:44 AM)


I can see the combo already...

Turn 1: Kitesail Apprentice
Turn 2: Stoneforge Mystic to get Elbrus in your hand
Turn 3: Use the Stoneforge's ability to get Elbrus on the field and use your last mana to equip to Kitesail and attack with your new 3/2 flying. Flip Elbrus into Withengar

Shame it is so easy to get rid of...
Posted By: Viridian-Dusk (5/12/2012 2:19:49 PM)


Totema, I don't see why a cult wouldn't follow a possessed sword as their leader. It makes plenty of sense.
Posted By: Doom_Lich (6/13/2012 8:25:41 PM)


I think ive found my new edh general

Jk jk....it costs 7.

(Im aware its an artifact, that was a subtle joke im subsequently ruining to deter unnecessary responses of the obvious)
Posted By: patronofthesound (5/28/2013 12:53:53 PM)


Holy crapola that is a massive demon.
I love the flavor of this card; truly one of the most flavorful cards from the block (rivaled by Helvault, Griselbrand, Avacyn and her ilk).
Posted By: Demonic_Math_Tutor (6/18/2013 9:15:43 AM)


Seven mana and then one more to equip... for a Shuko? I hope it's worth all the trouGOOD GOD IT'S A DEMON
Posted By: Continue (7/16/2013 6:02:23 PM)


Yikes! Wouldn't wanna take a swing from that guy to the face. Good thing I've got that flying, black 0/14 wall in my deck...
Posted By: xaipe24 (7/25/2013 10:25:53 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!