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Painter's Servant gives your land CARDS a color, therefore, Grindstone + Painter's Servant = instant full-deck mill once you activate the Grindstone.
Posted By: nammertime (12/20/2009 9:15:32 AM)
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Painter's Servant + this ftw!
Posted By: TheFrostReaper (5/1/2009 7:16:56 PM)
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One of the best Mill cards in the game. Wrecks mono colored decks just as well as multicolored (who commonly share colors with things like Hybrid cards). Even if you only mill 2, its not a complete loss. Also, autowin with Painter's Servant. Hence one of those two cards being banned in older formats.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (6/2/2009 4:01:28 PM)
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This, Painter's Servant and Channel for some spice and to make it happen a turn sooner. Hope they have Force of Will otherwise you're going to hope they pay for the hospital bill that comes with you getting punched in the face.
Posted By: Silk_Blitz (5/24/2010 10:49:05 AM)
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This card need to be banned. It's WAY too powerful with the Painter's Servant.
Posted By: Waven (10/4/2012 3:20:09 PM)
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@TheWrathOfShane

Actually, if you Painter's Servant Grindstone someone with an Eldrazi titan (or similar) in their library, this is what happens:

1) They put the top two cards of their library into their graveyard.
2) Grindstone's ability checks if those two cards share a color. They do, and we return to step 1.
Between this, nobody gets priority, and therefore no triggered abilities (like the Eldrazis') are put on the stack. Effects that say "if so-and-so, repeat this process" do not re-activate / recast themselves. The spell simply keeps on resolving.

Thus, the end result will be that they put their entire library into their graveyard, then the ability that triggered when, for example, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth was put into its owner's graveyard will be put onto the stack, and that player will shuffle his or her graveyard into his or her library.

Posted By: ereidivh (4/29/2013 1:13:09 PM)
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The art is DISGUSTING.
Not in a crappy kind of way like Aven Trooper, but in a "tearing the scalp off of someone's head with a grindstone" kind of way.
I can only as-sume the "dust" floating about is his powdered skull.
My god, man :O
Posted By: RafiqTheMiststalker (5/9/2010 7:36:39 PM)
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@ RafiqTheMiststalker: If you liked that, check out Sanity Gnawers.
Posted By: RunedServitor (2/13/2013 11:53:47 AM)
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Respond to the stupid combo by Smothering the servant. (this goes on the stack, they smugly say "game", you kill the servant, and they.. mill 2-4 cards.)

If they named the color (black in my case) you can use pitch cards like Unmask and only pitch land or some such (as they're black at the time.) Unmasking and then smothering sounds like the best way to nail the combo if you failed to have appropriate discard in previous turns.
Posted By: blurrymadness (4/18/2013 2:05:29 PM)
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If anybody can find some kind of chart of this card's price over time it will be great for a laugh or two.
Posted By: ROBRAM89 (3/20/2011 12:41:28 PM)
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