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Mana burn rules change has nothing to do with this card, the effect empties there mana pool into your mana pool, so even if they respond to the effect that forces them to tap their lands for mana, by taping their lands for mana, all the mana they have floating still goes to your pool.
Posted By: NicholasCobalt (11/5/2009 2:22:48 AM)


Posted By: Sevatla (5/9/2010 9:57:05 PM)


if you dont like it, you could use this card for 3 mana:
mana short

this was the ruling on the card:

* 10/4/2004: This card forces the target player to draw mana from lands if they are untapped, but that player can choose how to draw the mana if a land he or she controls has multiple mana abilities, or mana abilities with choices.
* 10/4/2004: Since this is a Sorcery, your opponent may use Instants and abilities of permanents in response to this spell before you get the mana from their mana pool and lands.
* 10/4/2004: If a land can draw a variable amount of mana, the target player (not the player of this spell) chooses how much to draw.

so it is still good... they have to have instants or too bad.
Posted By: Megrimage (10/11/2009 6:37:30 PM)


This card indeed isn't affected with M10's mana burn rulings in any ways.
But nontheless this spell is pretty useless:
You'll rarely get even the mana back invested into casting this spell. If your opponent is playing a somewhat useful Sleigh deck, he/she'll be tapped out most of the time anyways. If your opponent is not tapped out, he/she has likely saved the mana for something different which will get use as soon as you cast this spell.
Seriously, most of the time you won't profit from casting this.
Posted By: Mode (1/17/2010 12:07:41 AM)


Great under perfect circumstances, but useless if your opponent has any easy mana sinks (shades, et. al.). 2.5/5
Posted By: Paleopaladin (6/15/2010 10:17:16 PM)


I like the idea of playing this during an opponents upkeep in a Vedalken Orrery deck, even if they have a mana sink you hopefully waste a turn.
Posted By: wataame (6/16/2010 4:37:26 AM)


I think if this had split second it would be sweet. Maybe too powerful though, I suppose. Basically shuts down anything they could do for the rest of the turn.
Posted By: Guest513736147 (8/13/2010 8:36:23 AM)


Before mana burn was repealed, this card had meaning and usefulness. Now, couldn't an opponent just tap all their lands in response to this sorcery... or does the second part of the card take effect and you drain whatever is in their pool?

In any case, if your opponent has an instant or a pump-up creature handy, he or she could just drain their pools... This could be a nice prelude to casting a bigger spell by reducing the chances that the opponent can counter (unless they have Force of Will or something like that).
Posted By: keeds4 (12/28/2010 8:04:04 AM)


Posted By: dberry02 (9/17/2010 11:40:40 PM)


This is one of the best examples of a card that seems like it's really powerful at first, but is most often useless when you actually have a chance to cast it.
Posted By: iandustrial (8/5/2009 8:07:44 AM)