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Extremely powerful. This is the kind of card that can single-handedly turn games in your favor.
Posted By: Goatllama (10/30/2013 9:11:16 PM)


If I don't have this in my opening hand, it's the first card I tutor for. Single-handedly stops all sorts of hijinks, including those game-ending, creature-centric combos in many current EDH decks. At the very least, buys you a turn. At best, wins you the game. 5/5
Posted By: BobbySinclair (11/10/2013 4:40:36 PM)


Oh for crying out loud not this thing again. It's a three mana board wipe if you have blockers, a black split-second Fog in the absolute, absolute worst case, it shuts down any combo that's using a creature, targets players so it gets around all targeting restrictions, lets pretty much anything with any form of evasion through...

To be honest, proper application of Sudden Spoiling can do pretty much anything to any creature that you want it to. Even removes Progenitus's suite of ridiculousness, allowing it to die or be controlled.
Posted By: LordRandomness (3/7/2014 3:58:39 AM)


Ahem...Pyroclasm, cough cough....
Posted By: DeepGreen (4/3/2014 12:52:37 PM)


Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Posted By: Ranger6 (4/25/2014 3:32:47 AM)


I love this card, very useful, however a friend and I had a little disagreement over our interpretations of its effect, if I were to cast it and amongst the creatures my opponent controlled there was one with 2 +1/+1 counters on it and one with an aura attached to it that (for the sake of example) gave it +1/+1 and unblockable, would the abilities (and p/t increase) given by the enchantment be lost? and would the one with +1/+1 counters still be a 2/4?
My gut feeling was that the +1/+1 counters would still power up the creature with them on it but any abilities (or p/t upgrades) given by the aura would be removed until the end of turn. (also any enchantments giving a +3/+3 (for example) would still continue to power them up to 3/5s)
Any thoughts?
Posted By: I_Cheesus (5/14/2014 4:13:45 PM)


@I_Cheesus: Sudden Spoiling takes away the abilities of the creature, but not the abilities of non-creatures that are buffing those creatures. However, any abilities granted to the creature ("enchanted/equipped creature has...", usually keyword abilities or activated abilities) will be lost. So if you have, say, a Sword of Feast and Famine, the creature will lose protection from green and black (unless the sword is removed and re-attached) but still get +2/+2 and the sword's combat damage trigger will still function. Rancor would still give +2/+0 but trample would be removed. Unflinching Courage will stop giving lifelink but Armadillo Cloak will still have its lifelink-esque trigger. Unblockablility or "can't be blocked" (such as from Whispersilk Cloak) will never be affected.

These rules also count for permanents not directly attached to the creature; Sudden Spoiling will nul... (see all)
Posted By: MisterAction (5/24/2014 9:41:55 PM)


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