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While I agree that mechanically, haste would have done this card a world of good... flavor-wise it should not have even been considered. Adding haste would have probably done two things:

1) Changed the color. With haste, it would be almost a cut and paste of Unearth, Postmortem Lunge, and other similar Black mechanics. White has some revival, but Black is more the "goes down swinging" color. As printed, it is more a reverse Unearth. Rather than attacking, you use this for blocking as it has been suggested.

2) Increased the cost. There is no way R/D would have aloud an often abused mechanic as graveyard recursion be so repeatable without some super downsides. Such a card may just be 'Decent' to 'Powerful' in limited, but the older format would break the hell out of this card. Buried Alive alone would set up your next three turns with no further effort.

As it is, I like it. It isn't overly powerful on it's own (becoming an auto-include for White decks... (see all)
Posted By: OmegaSerris (1/31/2012 12:43:18 AM)


I had to reread to make positively sure it didn't give haste.
Then I had to doubletake when it didn't allow me to exile my opponents' nasty creature graveyards

In the end, it lets you use your creatures as blockers for a second time, or as a second sacrifice (which disables the exile clause, hint hint) If your deck is based on doomed traveler/selfless cathar or whatever that's decent I guess, but seance will have no place outside super dedicated combo decks, super dedicated etb trigger decks, or an EXTREMELY lucky pull in limited. (this is dark ascension after all. not quite so many human-turning spirit cards)
Posted By: RAV0004 (1/27/2012 6:01:30 PM)


This will be an absolute must in any Golem Splicer deck.
Posted By: Diab0l0 (1/30/2012 7:06:09 PM)


I love this card. At FNM I run a Splicer deck with every creature (except for Doomed Traveller and some Grand Abolishers) has an ETB effect and I dont have enough space in the deck for creature recursion so this card is a godsend for me. Even if I lose a Splicer at the end of the turn I've still got its token. And with Parallel Lives I'm looking 4 golems each upkeep if the splicers keep dying.
Posted By: The.Laughing.Man (2/1/2012 6:50:54 AM)


Does the dude at the end look like Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame ?
Posted By: CopySix (1/27/2012 12:19:05 PM)


pretty nasty with some Swiftfoot Boots
love this with ETB effects, like Blade Splicer and Grave Titan where you can dump tokens on the field or stuff like Inferno Titan and Skinrender to have some weenie roast :D
Posted By: dontmess17 (1/28/2012 10:16:58 PM)


Seconded on the Sundial of the Infinite. Might be fun with Ubarask the Hidden for global haste effects.

@Superllama12: Unfortunately not. According to the ruling on Parallel Lives: If the effect creating the tokens instructs you to do something with those tokens at a later time, like exiling them at the end of combat, you'll do that for all the tokens.
Posted By: Toquinha1977 (1/30/2012 1:21:44 PM)


During their upkeep: hit Mirror-Mad Phantasm. Their EOT, flip your deck over. Your upkeep, hit Laboratory Maniac. Whoosh!
Posted By: jstorrie (2/23/2012 5:21:03 AM)


This, Growing Ranks and other populate things make some fun interactions. Find a creature you like, I like Stormtide Leviathan, get him in the graveyard and make 2 at first. Yea the first one gets exiled, but the populated ones stays for the spirit party. I invited drogskol captain and civilized scholar to that part as well. You may also want Thragtusk insanity.
Posted By: OceanicSphinx (11/10/2012 9:38:06 AM)


At one point in a game I had this and two Parallel Lives out (i was running massive mana ramp) on turn five and I was playing mill.
I exiled a Captain of the Watch and put a token on the field of it. After the effects resolved I had four captains and 48 5/5 soldiers. Yeah I will just let that sink in. Needless to say he scooped.
Posted By: Patep (1/23/2013 12:39:58 AM)


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