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It's mostly nice to stop and count every permanent in play. Sloooowly. Even if nothing's changed since last turn.

Your opponent should concede eventually.
Posted By: Kirbster (12/3/2010 5:08:47 PM)


Goes great with stasis and winter orb to make you the most annoying player in a game.
Posted By: shady-tradesman (11/28/2009 11:28:47 PM)


Despotic Scepter.
Posted By: tavaritz (5/25/2011 5:54:00 AM)


I gave this a 3/5 back in february 2009.

Now that this card's rating is even lower when i think about it again, i think this might be worth a 3.5.
All you need for it to work is a card that you can reliably switch from the battlefield to somewhere else, e.g. by using flicker effects. Or you could either use a sac outlet and/or a token maker.

If you have control of whether the effect works out or fires backwards, this can become more than just a potentially unreliable Gauntlet of Might - if you play against other monored decks, particularly if they don't run many instants, you can screw up their turn pretty badly as well.
Posted By: Mode (11/11/2012 10:09:14 AM)


If you have a way to consistently control the amount of permanents on the field, either with sacrificing outlets or with removal, this card can be a powerhouse.

I use it in my mono-red EDH deck to have another way to double my mana along with Gauntlet of Power and Extraplanar Lens, since I can't afford a Gauntlet of Might.
Posted By: PineappleDisciple (10/10/2010 7:58:28 PM)


People will physically throw you out of EDH games for this sort of shenanigans. Still fun.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (10/31/2010 1:31:11 AM)


You should hope that if you get the bonus, you just win that turn.
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (3/7/2012 6:07:57 AM)


I was thinking this could be good in a Prossh Commander deck since you have the sac outlet/token generator built in to your commander and giving those Kobolds an attack wouldn't be a bad thing. Of course if it ever goes against you your Kobold army is wiped away.
Posted By: Indoor_Creature (3/7/2014 6:39:01 AM)


Guys. Don't listen to the text. The card in no way cares about the number of permanents, only odd/even. Count off when it enters play and get a coin; heads is even, tails odd, and flip it over each time a card enters/leaves.
Posted By: Dr.Pingas (3/31/2014 10:18:57 PM)


I saw a player use this with artifact walls and sac outlets. When the moment was right he would fireball for large LARGE amounts.
Posted By: DwarvenLieutenant (5/28/2014 11:10:58 PM)