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Helloooo reanimator. The Force mega cycle is complete, and this one is a nice source of card advantage that can be cheated out pretty early, even outside reanimator decks.
Posted By: SyntheticDreamer (10/30/2013 10:25:41 AM)


The mana cost is as it is because it needs to match the rest of the cycle:
Tidal Force
Verdant Force
Magmatic Force
Celestial Force

Also note the it triggers on EACH upkeep. Unless someone kills it before your turn ends, you will get 1 card from it. Then it gets you another card for each turn it survives. This is much more powerful than a phyrexian arena (not saying it's better, but it's definitely stronger).
Posted By: SAUS3 (10/31/2013 10:12:30 AM)


Drawing a card every turn is good. A worthy addition to the Elemental Force cycle.

Now all Wizards needs to do is release a 5-color Horde of Notions deck with all five Forces it it.
Posted By: RJDroid (10/29/2013 6:11:44 PM)


I wouldn't compare this to bloodgift or arena, since you're drawing far more cards, even in two player. Consider this a poor black man's Consecrated Sphinx. No, it's not going to go under the radar.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (10/29/2013 7:21:33 PM)


And finally the "Force" cycle is complete. While all of them are fun in multiplayer, it gives you a large body and a lot of cards, while still being balanced.
Posted By: majinara (10/29/2013 4:04:32 PM)


A giant creature and treat that comes with a steady flow of card advantage. I think "bomb" is the appropriate term. The Griselbrand that couldn't be in commander
Posted By: ChttrBox88 (10/29/2013 2:29:14 PM)


You could slam this guy out FAST with Nythos, Shrine to Nyx and he will make Gray Merchant of Asphodel even stronger.
Posted By: lorendorky (10/29/2013 8:59:20 PM)


Demons seem to do a better job than him.
I much prefer Bloodgift Demon over this guy, and Griselbrand is the better choice for reanimator decks (and what I'd prefer hardcasting as well). But a Phyrexian Arena on (big) legs seems alright nonetheless.

Could have easily passed for 4BlackBlackBlack or 6BlackBlack as well though,
or making the trigger go off at the beginning of the end step so you'll get your extra card earlier,
since there's no may-clause (presumable because it is a baleful force after all).

The way it's made up of partially floating stone crystals in the artwork makes me think of Zendikar.
Posted By: Mode (10/29/2013 5:45:14 PM)


Until this was spoiled I admit I forgot about the printing of the white and red ones that made this an actual cycle. This one makes me glad to see the cycle completed, as it's easily my favorite. I wonder if the life loss will ever become a problem, given that your opponents would be crazy to let this stick that long anyway.
Posted By: sarroth (11/2/2013 11:27:37 AM)


Hay look at this card!

Get it? Baleful? Hay?
Posted By: qk1 (11/5/2013 11:28:57 PM)