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Curse of... Curses!
Posted By: http404error (1/27/2012 6:06:33 PM)


If this is your first rare in draft, build a curse deck. It will be epic.

Order of curses should probably be something like:
Curse of Exhaustion / Curse of Echoes / Curse of Death's Hold (whichever wrecks your opponent's deck the hardest)
Curse of Thirst
Curse of Bloodletting
Curse of the Fire Penguin
Curse of the Pierced Heart

Making exceptions based on what you have in hand and which one helps you most at any given moment. Playing both Exhaustion and Echoes will shut down control; Exhaustion and Death's Hold will shut down tokens and weenies. Really, Curse of Exhaustion shuts down pretty much everything, especially if you also play counterspells for the enchantment destruction.

Also, Mitotic Manipulation after you've got a few curses attached!
Posted By: Lord_of_the_Real (1/28/2012 3:54:10 AM)


In the 10 Dark Ascension boosters I've opened, this has been in three of them. Curse of Misfortunes indeed...
Posted By: Lief098 (3/10/2012 2:40:33 PM)


Neat, but highly expected and not really that great with the limited number of curses right now
Posted By: Superllama12 (1/26/2012 4:23:54 PM)


I spilt a cup of tea on mine. Oh, my misfortune...
Posted By: Splizer (1/29/2012 5:53:52 PM)


With the right combinations, it's a limited bomb. I played FNM draft in which all packs were Dark Ascension, and got pretty greedy, grabbing this one, two copies of Curse of Bloodletting, and two copies of Curse of Thirst. I manage to win all three matches by dropping this one, followed by yanking Curse of Thirst from the library (2 curses = 2 damage during opponent's upkeep), then casting Curse of Thirst from my hand (3 curses, with damage resolving 2x, for 6 damage). Next turn, yank Curse of Bloodletting from the library (4 curses, with damage resolving 2x, with 2x damage multiplier, for total 16 damage). I went 2-0, 2-1, and 2-1 for first in my 10-person draft pool, 3rd place overall.
Posted By: Toquinha1977 (2/4/2012 8:28:00 PM)


@Pilin: sorry to burst your bubble, but curses kind of died with Dark Ascension. They didn't even have the decency of continuing them in Avacyn Restored.

@JoshMagic: Not really, the only curse Zur can fetch in Curse of the Bloody Tome.

That's also what holds this card I think, not enough curses. That and you having to pick a different one each time.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (7/17/2012 3:05:40 PM)


Oh hey Sturmgeist! Nice cameo.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/26/2012 6:27:51 PM)


A curse deck could use this in a 1v1 duel to have a lot of fun, and if the person cursed doesn't have a way to get rid of it they will have a lot of misfortune ahead of them. Use bitter-heart witch to find this, then a good order would be Thirst, bloodletting, fatigue, and then maybe the -1/-1 one as well. That would equal 17 damage the turn of the -1/-1, very nearly game that is hard to disrupt. If you happen to play an additional curse on them they would be dead sooner. This right here will start a casual archetype.
Posted By: jsttu (1/26/2012 3:49:30 PM)


YO DAWG, i herd u liek Curse cards so we made a curse card for your curse cards that lets you curse your opponent while you curse your opponent!
Posted By: DaMaster012 (1/29/2012 4:09:35 PM)


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