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Most cards with a rating of <1 are simply overcosted. This is one of the few that would still be a terrible card even if it cost 0. You don't even have the option to cast it unless your opponent has face down creatures. When you do get to use it, it will almost always help your opponent. And even in the few cases where it actually would do something in your favor, you'd still be much better off with a Shock.
Posted By: UncreativeNameMaker (12/6/2012 1:50:36 AM)
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You can put it on an Isochron Scepter, then turn all of your opponent's cards face up!

Also: Effective vs. Scornful Egotist. Clearly this is one of the strongest cards ever printed.

More seriously... this card is one of the few totally-unsalvageable cards in the game. Aside from letting it flip your creatures (which would totally change what it does), there's no real hope for it. Even if it was a cantrip and cost one mana, it'd suck. It could exile the target creature and it still wouldn't be any good.

It should be rated lower. There are actual creatures rated lower than this currently, which is ridiculous; no matter how bad Face of Fear or Bog Hoodlums are, they can still attack and block, even if at an outrageous price. This card is just useless; most of the time you simply can't play it, and even when you can, you'd never want to. The rare situations where it might he... (see all)
Posted By: Aquillion (5/13/2013 1:42:35 PM)
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Aw, you ruined the surprise...
Posted By: shotoku64 (12/27/2012 9:47:41 PM)
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It isn't totally worthless. Around half of the morph creatures have a conditionally-relevant effect when they morph, such as
Aphetto Exterminator,
Aven Liberator,
Bloodstoke Howler,
Chromeshell Crab,
Defender of the Order,
Dermoplasm,
Frontline Strategist,
Voidmage Apprentice,
Willbender,
Woodcloaker.

So Break Open keeps those effects from gaining value on you.

So not useless, but still sucks; why again wouldn't red just Shock the face-down creature?
Posted By: BegleOne (5/25/2013 11:32:33 PM)
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STEP 1: Unstable Hulk
STEP 2: Isochron Scepter/Panoptic Mirror imprinting Break Open
STEP 3: Isochron Scepter/Panoptic Mirror imprinting Backslide
STEP 4: Bazaar Trader/Donate
STEP 5: ?????
STEP 6: PROFIT!!!
Posted By: Ragamander (1/21/2012 5:46:36 PM)
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Great synergy with a paper shredder, my opponents can't fathom the power half the time. *long pause* Where's the negative star button?

-2/5 if I could.
Posted By: VoidedNote (3/14/2010 4:59:35 PM)
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What you do is donate an expensive morph creature to your opponent, cast break open, then steal it back with control magic or something similar. Completely pointless, but very hilarious.
Posted By: Saikuba (9/11/2010 12:55:13 PM)
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WAIT GUYS
GIVE THEM AN UNSTABLE HULK
BROKEN COMBO BROKEN COMBO
Posted By: metalevolence (4/5/2010 9:43:04 PM)
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Word fail me. I cannot accurately describe the astonishing assness of this piece of crap. It helps your opponent. It's just... it's unbelievable.
Posted By: True_Mumin (3/6/2010 10:14:22 AM)
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haHA! You used to have a typeless, colorless 2/2, but now all you have is an Exalted Angel! WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW?

OR: you can hose warbreak trumpeter.
Posted By: KrosanGardener (8/12/2009 12:09:03 PM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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