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The most stylish kill card of a Sway of the Stars deck.
Posted By: Shadow1798 (6/25/2010 9:20:18 PM)


One of the best creatures to equip a Worldslayer onto. Lands phase out, Taniwha blows up all permanents, lands phase back in next turn.
Posted By: drunyon (11/13/2011 4:18:19 PM)


Bring this guy in with something in play that will blow up all lands, next turn blow up all lands when yours phase out....instant success!
Posted By: lifesbrink (7/8/2009 2:26:29 PM)


sorry to break it to you but phasing doesn't work like that

702.23d The phasing event doesn’t actually cause a permanent to change zones or control, even
though it’s treated as though it’s not on the battlefield and not under its controller’s control
while it’s phased out. Zone-change triggers don’t trigger when a permanent phases in or out.
Counters remain on a permanent while it’s phased out. Effects that check a phased-in
permanent’s history won’t treat the phasing event as having caused the permanent to leave or
enter the battlefield or its controller’s control.

landfall won't be triggered from phasing in lands
Posted By: WeAreTheFury (1/16/2010 2:08:56 AM)


@Achilleselbow: You tap the mana in response to the trigger, then after the trigger has resolved and your lands have phased out, you cast Sunder. It is an instant.

@A3Kitsune: While your points are mostly valid, I have but one thing to disagree with you about. Whether or not Taniwha are a type of creature, and not a specific individual, you have to remember this:
Taniwha's uniqueness or not-uniqueness in our world doesn't mean anything in the magic world, because it's not our world. Saying that Taniwha shouldn't be legendary implies that the depicted legend exists in our world's tales, but this isn't the Taniwha of our tales, this is the Taniwha or Jamuraa's tales. And Jamuraa only has one Taniwha. And it phases.

In other words, don't argue about the legendary status of a creature based on the world we live in. It's not the world the creature live in.

Now that that's out of the way, I like this card. Sunder does wonders with it, and as far as beate... (see all)
Posted By: Ratoly (5/10/2010 12:41:52 PM)


Cast it, Donate it then put Pacifism on it
Posted By: klauth (2/5/2010 3:12:44 PM)


Why is it that almost every serpent creature sucks? Most of the time serpent can't attack without the other player controlling an island or something useless like that. But phasing your own lands? Really, who is going pay five for a mediocre 7/7 trampler that phases out lands? What is the point of that?
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (6/20/2009 1:56:30 PM)


Well if you have, say, that beast with landfall that puts 4/4 beast tokens into play, then youd LOVE this card.
Every 2 turns you can have some VERY nasty stuff happen with landfall abilities with this guy out.

Personally, I like the play 4 hedron crabs, turn 5 play this, turn 8 they mill 18-ish, version.
Repeat every 2 turns.

EDIT: WeAreTheFury is correct. Phasing just changes a permanents "phased out" or "phased in" status.
Its like giving or removing trample. Nothing will ever proc off of gaining an ability.
Phasing really is kinda pointless isn't it?
Posted By: psyklone (1/18/2010 12:30:51 PM)


Perhaps I'm not understanding something. How are you going to cast Sunder or any other board sweeper when all your lands are phased out? You could tap them in response at the beginning of your upkeep, but your mana pool will empty before your main phase.
Posted By: achilleselbow (5/7/2010 8:24:46 PM)


WotC, if you're going to name Magic creatures after creatures from legend, at least familiarise yourself with the legends first. THAT is not a Taniwha. It does not look like a Taniwha, it's abilitys do not fit with a Taniwha's, a Taniwha is a river and lake creature, not a sea creature and Taniwha come from Maori, ie: South Pacific legends, so they DO NOT fit in Mirage's African setting. Oh, and Taniwha is the name of a type of creature, not of a specific creature, so they are not a legendary.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/25/2010 10:29:36 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!