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This card is probably the greatest combo deck finisher of the past decade. It's way more efficient than Brain Freeze in terms of spells required in a turn to get your storm count into the lethal range, and if you're playing in Legacy or Vintage you have access to Dark Ritual, which makes storm decks nuts. 5/5
Posted By: The_Trendkill (5/27/2010 3:36:45 PM)


I built a deck with this card hybridized with Vault.dec. Rather brutal T1 deck...I've had a turn 2 complete lockout, using no lands. I'm so excited.

Next up, Legacy!
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (4/20/2011 5:46:50 PM)


weird how when taken out of context, some cards are kinda trashy (this, thopter foundry, bazaar of bahgdad, stinkweed imp) but then you put them in the right deck, and they turn completely crazy.
Posted By: stille_nacht (7/28/2011 1:35:02 PM)


This card is now very sad because its best friend Mystical Tutor got banned in Legacy... oh well, there's always Vintage :D
Posted By: NeverendingDream (6/23/2010 3:06:59 AM)


First turn:

Dark Ritual
Entomb, search for Griselbrand
Exhume or Animate Dead to put Griselbrand on the battlefield
Pay 14 life, draw 14 cards
Lotus Petal
Memnite or Putrid Imp
Culling the Weak
Dark Ritual
Any card with CMC 0 or 1
Any card with CMC 0 or 1
Tendrils of Agony for 20 life


As long as you can get the first turn Dark Ritual into Entomb and Exhume / Animate Dead, you can usually combo off right then and there. And in multiplayer, the first Tendrils allows you to draw more cards and keep the combo going! Current record is 520 damage on the first turn (Yawgmoth's Will is in the deck too for the lulz).

Only downside is that I no longer have friends.
Posted By: TheShadow344 (7/10/2012 12:59:17 PM)


Best closer for combo decks right now, and maybe best closer or one of the best (generally speaking).
Really good card and triggered ability.
Posted By: Emross (6/2/2009 4:17:23 AM)


Yawgmoth's Will just makes this card insanely efficient.
Posted By: Gilgamesh3000 (7/19/2009 11:01:11 AM)


yay pete venters ftw
Posted By: supershawn (3/20/2010 5:56:53 PM)


Although it has to be played around, this is definitely a 5 star card. Actually, Dragonstorm requires more building around than this card, because it is so expensive.
Posted By: lord_of_obscurity (12/14/2008 8:53:01 PM)


This card is good enough to be used in vintage, that is really saying something.
Posted By: Ubertoast (6/7/2009 9:06:59 PM)