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Rule 207.2b; The player with Mortal Combat in his deck is responsible for the playing of the mortal combat song when (s)he casts it.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/24/2011 9:52:59 AM)


Test your might!
Posted By: Razbot (5/22/2011 2:17:28 PM)


This card just got a WHOLE lot better with the sets Innistrad and Dark Ascension! Wow.
Posted By: Mike-C (2/1/2012 10:36:09 PM)


@Flavortext: The only way to win is not to play
Posted By: jsttu (1/17/2011 2:16:15 PM)


Not that difficult to achieve using cards like morality shift.
Posted By: majinara (7/7/2009 8:03:47 PM)


Scorpion wins... fatality!
Posted By: Pantheon (9/9/2009 2:08:10 PM)


"If you've got 20 creatures in your graveyard, you should have won already."

That's rather .. ignorant. There are plenty of ways to get creatures into your graveyard quickly, that don't involve slowing the game down excessively. Take advantage of another player milling you, forcing you to discard cards, or even force yourself to do that. It also depends on the deck you go against too.
Posted By: Travelsonic (6/8/2012 7:28:23 AM)


This card is best buds with Pact of Negation.

There's no creature in Magic that has "return an enchantment from your graveyard to the battlefield" as a comes-into-play ability, which is a shame, because Dread Returning a Mortal Combat to play with an overfull graveyard would be the funniest Dredge win condition ever.

Player 1: "I dredge Golgari Grave-Troll again, and..."

Player 2: "Hold up a second. Like, half your deck's in the graveyard already. You don't even have a single Ichorid, Bloodghast, or Bridge From Below in there. Is this your unluckiest game ever, or, uh, does your deck even have a way to win?"

Player 1: *grin* You know how Dredge basically always relies on the same stupid combo?

Player 2: Yeah, tell me about it...

Player 1: Well, *my* Dredge deck's the C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER.
Posted By: Salient (1/21/2012 12:20:02 AM)


Probably pointless in a Dredge deck since things will be hopping in and out of the graveyard and killing the opponent in short order. It looks like a good alternate win condition in Commander, where games can get drawn out forever and you can have a creature-laden 100-card deck to dump in the graveyard (Traumatize says hi!).
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (4/26/2012 8:59:55 AM)


A pity theres that "At your upkeep" clause. Give them time to react.
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (5/19/2010 1:27:06 PM)