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He's cool, but he's not 5-mana-cool.
Posted By: Kirbster (1/23/2013 3:59:38 PM)


All things considered, it's pretty much a Castigate on a stick with Extort.
I still feel like it could have cost less, however.
Posted By: Blackworm_Bloodworm (1/24/2013 5:44:52 PM)


Reminds me of Rakdos Ringleader. You read the abilities and it sounds great but then you look at the cost and its just... Not worth it.
Posted By: Jojabi (2/14/2013 1:51:56 PM)


The discard effect is not bad, but discard is something one should be doing as early as possible, not at 5cc. Granted, by the time you cast this your opponent probably have 3 or less cards in hand, but it's stil pricy for its ability and size. Extort, too, is something that should come earlier.
Posted By: Cyberium (1/23/2013 2:30:21 PM)


It's an uncommon, and it has a NEW keyword. I'm not sure exactly where I feel 'Reminder Text' should sit, but I think that even if you convinced WOTC to ban any all Reminder Texts from Rares, there would still be a good argument for keeping the RTs on Uncommons, especially brand new ones, especially ones like extort where the Reminder Text actually contains something important (the {W/B} mana symbol.)

There's no room on this guy for more than Extort and his ability, the way it's worded. As he is, costing one mana less would make him just fine in my book.
Since he has extort, I definitely don't want him to have high power- a good butt is a nice thing for an Orzhov cleric, and even flavorful because they're fat. :)

So here are the number choices we have:

1/2 -bad weaksauce
1/3- what it is
1/4- possibly pushed because of the removal's range in Standard? However a 5-mana uncommon might deserve to be pushed?

2/2- boring. while they USUALLY like equal P/T's for combat simplicity, they... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (3/19/2013 9:41:58 AM)


For your casual games there is Edgewalker to make him cost 3.
Posted By: Tivoko (3/22/2013 1:10:43 PM)


This card certainly looks terrible. But don't underestimate card advantage. The extort is just kicker on an already decent card.

Yes, I'm aware that it's a 1/3 for 5. Against an aggressive deck this is not your friend. But he's okay in slow limited games.
Posted By: marmaris74 (1/22/2013 7:46:31 PM)


That's a decent amount of stuff you get, but for 3WhiteBlack? I'd be fine with a 0/1 at 1WhiteBlack... but then, that'd just be unfair, wouldn't it???
Posted By: Ferlord (1/23/2013 11:41:49 PM)


With mana-burn removed. This is quite a good substitute if you want to kill yourself.
Yes, you do not win, but you haven't lost by your opponent's hand, so...ROCK ON DUDE!!!
Posted By: Dabok (1/24/2013 11:07:36 AM)


This is an awesome card. Not only do you remove your opponent's best card in hand, you are also protected from them responding with an instant because you choose the card on resolution.
Posted By: Purplerooster (1/25/2013 12:14:27 PM)