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"I didn't need that 19 life, anyway!"
Posted By: Kirbster (12/14/2011 9:59:15 AM)


"It's fun to see so many people say how great a card is and yet not know how it works... "

I'll say it is. You have provided a prime example of such a person.

1. You don't "wait a turn" you get them at the end of yours basically. (The end of the discard step, on your turn).

Necropotence gives you the cards at the beginning of the end step, not the "discard step" or, as the rest of the MtG community refers to it, the cleanup step. While the active player is granted priority during the end step before they are forced to discard (meaning you can cast instants and cards with flash), the active player can't play any lands he picked up, or cast sorceries or non-flash creatures, artifacts, enchantments, or planeswalkers. So for most cards in most decks outside of specially constructed permission decks, you do, in fact, have to "wait a turn." And even then, it's often not advantageous, and often not possible, to play instant-speed cards during the ... (see all)
Posted By: strider24seven (5/28/2013 4:10:36 PM)


Ah, the worst card in Ice Age!! :D

InQuest, you so stoopid. See also Dream Halls.
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (2/21/2012 9:19:03 AM)


I know black on black crime sucks but.. It's all about survival! And survival is Exquisite!! Mwah-ha-haa!
Posted By: Mike-C (5/28/2012 4:11:44 AM)


An early example of an "advanced" card. Helped define Magic in its early days, and pretty much forever gave Black a card to embody it.
Posted By: FreakyM (10/19/2009 8:51:07 AM)



Basically, you pay life to draw a card, whenever you want. Although you don't get the cards until the start of your next turn. And for 3 mana it can give you a big advantage early on.
Posted By: AnmanIndustries (2/3/2010 9:48:29 PM)


Sooooooooooooo goooooooooooood
Posted By: Fragskull (10/13/2009 5:55:04 PM)


The Darth Vader of Magic.

The graphics are 'bad'. The rules text is awkward due to clunky 'you can see the strings' technology.

Make no mistake- The Skull is as iconic as it gets in MAGIC, just as Darth Vader is as iconic as it gets in STAR WARS. And they still talk about them both, decades later.

Imagine Darth Vader casting Necropotence. Equals Death. @.@

Target......_ _ _--------- _ _ _
Player...../.||..\ ....../ ..\=|
Dies ....../Black Black.\-----|..\_\=|
Turn..../..\/|||\/..\--/----- \

Flavortext: "I find your lack of cards disturbing"
Posted By: DarthParallax (5/26/2012 12:20:31 AM)


One of the few cards I've given five stars.
Posted By: Saha (9/26/2009 6:17:28 AM)


this card is beyond powerful
Posted By: gasimakos1 (7/27/2009 2:19:23 AM)


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