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"I-I swear officer, It's not mine! I-I'm just holding it f-for a friend!"
Posted By: Jake1991 (9/25/2012 8:03:08 PM)


Given the life gain benefit, one would want to cast it early, but W/U decks usually want to keep those mana open early on, would've been better if it's instant.
Posted By: Cyberium (9/26/2012 12:23:23 AM)


Not bad, but the second colour doesn't make this worth it.

If there was a Rakdos equivalent that dealt damage instead of gained it, it would be 4.5/5 stars.

But to conclude, here's the flavour I can understand:

The guard is checking the viashino's bag. Normally, if I were a guard who noticed something weird, I'd confiscate it (aka discard a target non-land, non-creature spell).

However, you're gaining life, and life (as seen on High Market and Tavern Swindler) can be flavourfully converted into money. THEREFORE, the guard is getting bribed to turn the other cheek.

Posted By: Ferlord (10/4/2012 9:34:31 AM)


The Viashino Racketeer thought he had eluded the Orzhov, only to get arrested by an Azorius cop.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (9/26/2012 2:18:55 PM)


So... it says "target player"... I wonder how this would work with Venser's Journal targeting yourself?
Posted By: ZeoStar (9/30/2012 9:28:45 PM)


"It's because I'm green, isn't it?"
Posted By: captainsealed (11/4/2012 8:34:00 AM)


Hoping there's one more card like this in the future to help out my planned Nevermore / Pithing Needle deck.
Posted By: nirvava (10/4/2012 1:25:19 AM)


Potentially a lot of life, at the very least a bit of scouting. Remember, you can cast it on yourself if you're desperate. Azorius is going to have a fully hand for a while, always has.

Still, cantripping probably wouldn't have broken this card.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (9/28/2012 10:15:25 PM)


If you play this turn two, there's a strong likelihood you can come out with an 8-10 lifepoint lead. Of course, any other time than that you'll find yourself wishing you had drawn something more useful.
Posted By: Eternal_Blue (9/28/2012 12:15:36 PM)


Oh well. At least my Isperia the Inscrutable EDH deck has another welcome boon.
Posted By: Discoduck (9/26/2012 5:04:11 PM)