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Not as good as it looks, since it only targets creatures that arent' black, and only kills "bolt bait." Still pretty decent though, in the right deck.
And that art! one of a kind.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (10/21/2010 9:59:55 AM)


With the advent of dredge, things like this can help you push through for the last few points of damage for free. Very useful.
Posted By: Auteur (8/25/2010 4:46:55 AM)


Alternate costs are always good.
A free Essence Drain at instant speed is amazing.
Posted By: HairlessThoctar (8/17/2010 8:59:35 AM)


Always check your pockets before starting a whites wash!
Posted By: WilloftheLisp (6/14/2011 2:59:07 PM)


Like Vendetta, the nonblack clause really hurts this. Of course, this gains you life, costs 0 mana, but only kills bolt range creatures.
Posted By: BongRipper420 (3/1/2013 10:21:19 AM)


this is like specifically tailored for a pox deck..

most pox decks are designed to operate on few lands, and as HairlessThoctar stated; alternate costs are always good..in this case, its almost always free because your yard fills up quite quickly in a pox deck..

most pox decks run 1-2 copies of nether spirits..this can help you manage your graveyard in case you get stuck with 2 of them in there..

helps protect against burn decks..

but like contagion, this card is underrated..

after reading up on spinning darkness' rulings, at least 2 copies of this are now going maindeck..so you remove the top 3 black cards, not the top 3 cards if they're black. basically, you go to the graveyard and look at the top cards. if it's black, remove it from the game, if not, keep going down, until you've removed 3 black cards this way. then you can pay for Spinning Darkness' alternative cost.
Posted By: zenitramleirdag (4/2/2013 4:09:03 AM)


This card just works so nicely in a suicide Necropotence deck. Paying life for cards lets you easily pitch stuff for free Unmasks and Contagions. As your graveyard fills up, of course, that means a free Spinning Darkness can remove some unwanted creature while giving you more life for card drawing. With all that zero-mana removal and disruption, you might as well be playing your win conditions in a solitaire game.
Posted By: Kirbster (6/28/2013 6:16:14 PM)


This guy will always have a warm n cozy home in the more strait forward Necro builds. 3.5/5
Posted By: nunyaJs (11/28/2013 12:34:22 AM)


I don't think manages dredge ever ran this, which is a little sad. I guess they need their black creatures too much.
Posted By: jonrds (5/26/2014 12:44:29 PM)


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