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Sounds like a good card for an Emperor game, otherwise it might work good with buyback spells.
Posted By: mrredhatter (10/5/2009 11:03:16 AM)


It was an oppurtunistic card that worked within the confines of the oddessey mechanics.
as with Muscle burst and Diligent Farmhandfor example, it encouraged use of such cards and rewarded the player for it, outside the expansion and several years on people fail to see why this card is a gold.
oh and what Magasul said.
Posted By: KMcombine (5/12/2010 7:17:45 AM)


The creature with its tongue sticking out is looking to the right. Way to branch out your art style Wayne England.
Posted By: Nagoragama (9/10/2011 4:52:13 PM)


Relentless Rats combo!
Posted By: Magasul (11/19/2009 12:16:58 PM)


Seems worse than all those gain X amount of life spells like Rest for the Weary since this benefits both players.
Posted By: EpicBroccoli (4/23/2011 9:34:58 AM)


.5/5 bad card.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (4/1/2012 3:55:22 AM)


White loves these lifegain cards. Worse cards in the cycle as a rule.
Posted By: bay_falconer (9/29/2012 12:55:48 PM)


With the release of M14 and its shadowborn apostle, this card will be an absolute house in my 5-colour shadowborn apostle EDH deck.

The deck is basically a silly combo deck, and I was worried about dying to early aggression. This card will pretty much make me invincible. Nantuko srhine is an epic alternate win condition.
Posted By: SAUS3 (7/12/2013 6:03:25 AM)


oof... The shrines were an interesting idea, but before the existence of "You may have as many of these cards in your deck" spells (Relentless Rats/Shadowborn Apostle), I think they were even worse than they are now.

If you're playing a 60-card format, both you and your opponent have equal ability to benefit from this. And you're the one who spent 3 mana playing this. They can gain more life than you if they're given a better situation. Sorry Undermine, but that's what you call adding insult to the injury.

Besides, unlike Nantuko Shrine or Dwarven Shrine, gaining 1 or 2 life isn't very game-changing.
Posted By: Ferlord (12/1/2013 10:40:54 AM)


This is going in my 1996 World Champion tribal deck.
Posted By: car2n (3/20/2014 5:20:05 PM)


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