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@Omenchild: Clearly you joined "Magic" after Cursed Scroll rotated out of standard. Red Deck wouldn't touch this card? You don't know what you are talking about. When this card was in standard, EVERY red deck used it. It was almost required to be competitve at the time. Have you not looked at the top decks for 1999? All four top finishers had 4 of these in there deck, and 2 of them were mono-red and red-artifact( still mono-red) decks. Even Linde put 4 in his green speed deck.
Posted By: opinionfailure (6/4/2010 10:27:15 AM)
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Everything Rod of Ruin always wanted to, but couldn't be.
Posted By: True_Mumin (11/3/2009 9:52:47 AM)
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@Omenchild

You do realize that at the time of Tempest expansion all red aggro would run Cursed Scroll? Red, not blue, runs this. Colorless, reusable 2 damage that pretty much always hits because red aggro like Sligh tends to have tiny hand size, was god-sent. Even black control with mutual discard (like Death Cloud) would use this and The Rack for double damage source.
Posted By: Cyberium (6/1/2010 3:52:26 PM)
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Oh man do I love Cursed Scroll! I still run it as a 2-of in my Legacy mono red Sligh deck and it's won me more than a few matches when the game runs longer than you'd normally like. While many people may argue that Sulfuric Vortex is strictly better for a modern Sligh/Burn style deck, the fact that you can drop the Scroll on turn 1 rather than turn 3 (thus avoiding nasty things like Hymn to Tourach, Duress, Daze if you're on the play, etc.) and the fact that it's colorless and can target whatever you want give it some major upsides.
In modern Legacy having a couple Cursed Scroll in your deck means not having to worry about Mother of Runes or what your'e going to do after a deck with a bunch of discard rips up your hand.

So while I don't know if Cursed Scroll is as much of an automatic 4-of now as it was back in the Tempest block, it's still totally awesome and worth running as at least a 2-of in any fast aggressive Legacy deck.
My only complaint with it is that I can't legally pl... (see all)
Posted By: Jin15 (4/14/2011 1:28:22 AM)
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Combos with a relentless rats deck.
Posted By: Infraclear (6/19/2012 12:09:44 AM)
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This card is simply amazing. 2 Colorless Damage a turn...a solid one drop for decks like Blue Control that otherwise would have to miss that crucial turn...and late game the "guessing game" usually turns into "revealing the card you drew that turn". This card has remained a powerful control tool for decks that otherwise can't afford (due to deck space and/or color and/or type) a reliable form of removal.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (6/1/2009 9:52:59 PM)
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I still use a lot of older cards in casual, and this is the one that elicits more groans when it hits the table than any other. It can reliably shoot down four or five creatures per game, makes combat maths a serious headache for your opponent, and can then be turned on them late on... It's also a fantastic tool for bluffing. More than once have I named something like Starstorm or Wrath of God, and not actually had one in my deck, let alone hand, but it's forced the opponent into making a bad play based on misinformation.
Posted By: stygimoloch (12/2/2008 5:46:12 AM)
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i remember seeing this card when the set was released. wasn't very impressed until I had to play against it. changed my mind very quickly
Posted By: MrCobweb (7/19/2009 4:53:39 PM)
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When played correctly, so deadly. Colourless direct damage is brutal
Posted By: GrayFox (6/11/2009 9:59:44 PM)
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Scroll should be reprinted instead of Goddanm rod of ruin.
Posted By: True_Smog (11/3/2009 9:53:53 AM)
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