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If it doesn't seem good, just think of it as a 1 cost answer to any planeswalker.
Posted By: NuckChorris (10/1/2012 2:49:30 PM)
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Sorry Silverhawk100, but Pithing Needle does not hose miracle cards because the alternative cost option is a triggered ability, not an activated ability.
Posted By: Ideatog (10/15/2012 5:29:45 PM)
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@knight3607, the only way for this to have a use against lands is if you use it on something like Maze of Ith etc, where it is not a mana ability. "406.1. A mana ability is either (a) an activated ability without a target that could put mana into a player’s mana pool when it resolves or (b) a triggered ability without a target that triggers from a mana ability and could produce additional mana. A mana ability can generate other effects at the same time it produces mana"
Posted By: Syngod (1/5/2013 4:24:16 AM)
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Well here's one way to counter Aetherling.
Posted By: spiney (6/16/2013 2:54:09 AM)
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This combined with Detain could be oppressive.
Posted By: lorendorky (9/26/2012 1:14:57 AM)
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A classic returns. In a world full of planeswalkers, it's even more useful than it was last time.
Posted By: wstonefi (10/7/2012 7:30:45 PM)
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To those saying this hoses snapcaster and miracles: Nope

Snapcaster Mage and Miracle both use TRIGGERED abilities (denoted by the words when, whenever or if)

Activated abilities are always cost : effect. They ALWAYS contain a colon.
Posted By: Alluceanot (10/11/2012 8:20:18 PM)
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That is some dedicated self-mutilation right there. (For those of you who didn't know, pithing is basically sticking a needle through the base of something's skull and destroying the brain by wiggling the needle around). Welcome back, Needle.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (9/26/2012 1:55:15 PM)
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Stabbing someone in the brain with a needle? Those Rakdos are hardcore.
Posted By: SirMalkin (9/25/2012 11:36:39 PM)
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This card and Oblivion Ring are quintessential cards for Core Sets. They are very powerful but fair answers to a variety of cards that tend to be problems. I really hope that they put this in M14
Posted By: Superllama12 (10/2/2012 6:43:56 PM)
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