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Captain Planet's morbid cousin.

"Remember kids, recycle everything! EVERYTHING!"
Posted By: Demento_Recraves (9/26/2012 2:33:53 AM)


They didn't print one-drops like this when I was a kid.
Posted By: Kirbster (11/1/2012 8:30:42 AM)


Everyone knows the power of Grim Lavamancer in getting the last points of damage through for cheap in mono red decks by recycling already spent cards in the graveyard. This card does it one card cheaper, uses any graveyard and not just the graveyard of its controller, and can be played in not one but two different deck colors.
Posted By: nirvava (10/4/2012 1:15:41 AM)


MTG's first 1-CMC planeswalker.
Posted By: WolfenZ (7/18/2013 9:34:36 PM)


Oh wow. This card brings so much utility to the table in the form of cheap graveyard hate, undercosted abilities, and a mana sink. All that for one hybrid mana, and comes with great art as icing on the cake. Incredible one-drop, one of my favorites ever printed.
Posted By: GruesomeGoo (10/1/2012 12:09:39 PM)


Black Birds of Paradise!? That serves as grave hate!? And performs like Grim Lavamancer!?
Posted By: DacenOctavio (11/11/2012 12:16:49 AM)



You need a target for each of the 3 abilities. If there are no instants, sorceries, creatures or lands in a graveyard none of the abilities have a legal target to be activated. So no, you can't just tap and cause 2 life lose.
Posted By: Yozuk (10/1/2012 5:32:56 AM)


So good. Especailly in formats with fetchlands. It just does everything. Gains life, add mana, hurts your opponent, eats reanimation tagets, eats Spapcaster Mage targets and eats fetchlands, which can make this work like a mono-black Birds of Paradise. It also isn't bad without fetchlands, it puts a clock on your opponent or keeps you alive, that's not to be sneered at.
Posted By: Kurraga (10/28/2012 11:54:03 AM)


this guy puts in work all game long.
turn 1 drop forest/swamp and this guy
turn 2 drop evolving wilds sac it and fix you mana, tap him remove wilds and play your two drop anyways.

later in the game if you need a bit of life this guy helps, a pesky flashback/snapcaster-ish spell making you sweat this guy helps.

so many options with this guy.
Posted By: RJStCroix (10/7/2012 12:34:12 PM)


Cards like these make me wonder how much commission wizards makes off of the secondary market. Ridiculously powerful card for 1 mana, and a hybrid mana no less. Even at 0/1 and the abilities only working on your own graveyard, this is still at least a 2 mana costing card. But it's a 1/2 and you can totally crap on your opponents.
Posted By: Ixi640 (11/18/2012 9:58:24 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!