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I finally figured out how to break it in the Commander format, using only green and black. Reassembling Skeleton + Skullclamp + this will net you a mana every time you loop it, giving you one mana for every two cards in your deck. Roughly 30-40 mana, depending on when you do it, giving you more than enough to set up a Mirror of Fate + Riftsweeper combo to get infinite mana and cycle to exactly the card you need. Cards like Withered Wretch make it easy to exile the Mirror and the 'Sweeper.
Posted By: Kelptic183 (6/24/2013 4:25:03 AM)


The grandfather of all combos. For a look at the noble history of this card, check out:


Posted By: ScissorsLizard (5/14/2010 8:13:11 PM)


Posted By: Bolast (10/26/2010 10:39:45 AM)


This card works best when you keep an extra copy in your lap.
Posted By: Folesauce (12/9/2010 12:13:18 PM)


Ah, good ol' 1996...
Posted By: Bulhakas (11/10/2009 2:30:40 AM)


Basically, allows every card you have to be a better Dark Ritual or a Green Dark Ritual in a pinch. Net mana gain is the same as from Ritual, but no activation cost means this can be used if you're all tapped out, which is awesome.
Posted By: Arachnos (2/10/2013 6:54:58 PM)


@NeoKoda This card is the "Bloom" part of the combo deck Prosperous Bloom (the other part is Prosperity). Former pro player Mike Long was match lossed at Nationals while piloting the deck when someone noticed an extra copy of Cadverous Bloom sitting in his lap.
Posted By: bungi21 (11/20/2011 7:44:50 AM)


If you know what this card does, did, and where its been congrats to you.THE GOOD OLD GLORY DAYS!
Posted By: @go (10/18/2009 8:03:17 PM)


o god this card. I remember this from when I first started and had fun with my big simple creatures. then some douche would come into the playground and ask me if I knew what a combo was. well thank you so much for raping my face.
Posted By: Gezus82 (1/3/2010 12:16:48 AM)


Combos rather nicely with Greed, but I suppose that's beside the point.

Throw in Words of Worship and we'll restart the conversation.

Exile a card: Add BlackBlack.
Black: Draw a card and lose 2 life.
1Black: Gain 3 life.

To cut a long story short, this combination allows you to turn any card in your hand into:
1) A Black or Green Rite of Flame that can only be cast for 0 (instead of its normal Red);
2) An Inspiration that can only be cast for 4 life (instead of its normal 3Blue);
3) A Catalog that can only be cast for 1 life (instead of its normal 2Blue);
4) A Healing Salve (roughly) that can only be cast for 0 (instead of its normal White);
in addition to giving you access to a permanent Channel at double the life-cost, as well as the abilities of each enchantment on its own.

____________How That Works____________
Exile a card for BlackBlack. (-1 cards... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (1/5/2012 8:02:37 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!