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An absolutely brutal card, whose stock has kept on increasing with time. More than once I've been going last in a free-for-all multiplayer game, watched everyone else lay their key early one drops, then on my own turn played a Swamp, turned it sideways, and killed five or six creatures for one mana. That's not actually a great tactical play despite the massive card advantage (you're effectively nullling your own first turn to null everyone else's too, meaning net profit of zero and making yourself the early target into the bargain), but that's just a particularly funny situation. It has many other greater applications too.
Posted By: stygimoloch (2/2/2009 4:46:22 AM)


An aesthetically perfect card!
Posted By: Baconradar (8/7/2010 4:17:16 PM)


The most elegant edict in the game. Just {B} to kill something(s).
Posted By: DacenOctavio (9/5/2011 12:50:58 AM)


I used to run as many as I could in my old mono-black deck. Everybody hated it.

Except for me. 5/5 for Innocent Blood.
Posted By: Jannissary (2/18/2012 12:18:29 PM)


i use it to gain tempo in my mono-black mid range deck..the gate!
Posted By: zenitramleirdag (4/26/2012 2:46:43 AM)


This is an excellent creature kill card. It can even kill creatures with protection from black / shroud! 5/5
Posted By: shoalsuser2004 (8/16/2009 3:13:49 PM)


Lately my friends have become rather obsessed with platinum angel, platinum emperion, darksteel forge and darksteel reactor. Basically they are all trying to make decks that set them up so they can't lose, then make their artifacts indestructible, and then wait till they can win with darksteel reactor.

This is by far the most devious response to a third-turn tinker into platinum angel. Especially when you have something like bloodghast or reassembling skeleton out. And it gets even more devious if you have a nether traitor in your graveyard while one of the other two guys mentioned gets sacrificed. That actually happened to me- I had a blood ghast, nether traitor and jinxed idol out. I sacrificed nether traitor to hand off the idol to my opponent, they took 4 from the idol (they a paradox haze to boost their reactor), tinkered into the angel (with no other creatures out) and ended their turn with a stupid grin because they... (see all)
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (11/9/2010 2:54:28 PM)


Reprint it to zendikar please :)
Posted By: Dimastator (8/16/2009 8:09:19 PM)


This Card Is Great Against Light Creature decks Like Swans And Pluemveils But I Will Say In Some Situatuons Cruel Edict Is Much Better. Great Art By The Way Carl Is A Beast.
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (4/29/2009 3:30:11 PM)


wow this card is ownage
Posted By: ItsSlaughteringTime (10/24/2010 11:57:53 PM)