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Combo with any creature with a cool "turns face-up" ability.
Also anti-morph tech since you can turn their Cloudscraper face down, then kill it easily.
Posted By: ClockworkSwordfish (11/17/2010 12:28:55 PM)


Actually Akroma, Angel of Fury can't be the target of Backslide...
Posted By: Todzik (11/30/2010 5:04:47 AM)


This card is great for my Morph deck.
Posted By: Fastlane2121 (3/25/2009 9:52:09 AM)


@sendai45 (or any future reader wondering the same thing):
The answer to that question is no. I was wondering the same thing once upon a time and looked it up. I can't remember where I read it (probably comprehensive rules), but each opponent must be able to distinguish one face down creature from another (the main differing factor being when the face down creature came into play). So a superstitious opponent is allowed to discriminate between your face down creatures as he/she pleases. If an opponent puts Ixidron into play, that opponent can do this later in the game:

"I am going to play Terror targeting your face-down Progenitus... which ever one it is."

Both you and the other player saw Progenitus get turned face down when Ixidron hit the board, and that player would know if Progenitus left play or not in the mean time... regardless if they go blow their nose while you untap and you end up reshuffling all of your permanents in the process... (see all)
Posted By: Enchantment_Removal (3/6/2011 1:52:27 PM)


Blistering Firecat.
Posted By: Drewsel (4/19/2011 3:54:51 PM)


Can you shuffle around your face-down creatures so that your opponent doesn't know which one he's targeting?
Posted By: sendai45 (2/7/2011 9:51:52 PM)


At first I thought it said backside, and I thought, that is clearly an ox, not an ass.
Posted By: DaaNz (3/24/2009 3:35:52 AM)


Fun fact: "backslide" was the name of the dance move that became better known as the Moonwalk!

Best dance move to be put on a Magic card ever? If you put together a deck tribute to MJ, don't forget this.

Posted By: Leshrac_Nightwalker (9/15/2009 1:28:36 PM)


It would be cooler if it didn't have to have morph. I mean, you can still permanently face-down a Clone with this. Ixidron seems to be the logical extension of this concept.
Posted By: http404error (10/15/2012 4:30:14 PM)


When a Creature with the Morph ability is forced or has the ability to Turn Face Down (example, Wall of Deceit) does it turn into the Creature that its Morph Ability States???
Posted By: Smokey090681 (7/11/2010 12:38:06 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!