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To be fair, it is often going to be "Variable Colorless, Tap: You lose X life. Target opponent loses X+1 life. Pay X in black mana only."

Sure there are problems (Fog, etc) but you can let each activation resolve before you commit to another one, etc. And you'll occasionally want to block with it.

Not great but not terrible for a common. Should definitely have a higher rating than Bog Imp!
Posted By: nibelheim_valesti (6/9/2010 10:37:08 AM)


I wish it didn't involve mana, but if not it would be a turn two card.
Posted By: InternetNinjacy (8/3/2010 6:53:57 PM)


Turn one: Swanp, dark ritual, Grimclaw Bats
Turn two: 7 black lotuses, pay 19 mana and 19 life, turn two win
Trust me, it will work
Posted By: Superllama12 (1/25/2011 5:06:44 PM)


@ Superllama12

You really just need 6 black lotuses... ;)
Posted By: Thanato5 (7/15/2011 6:07:49 PM)


Vampiric Link.

Bam. Now you've paid 1BlackBlack and two cards for a 1/1 flying shade. You're welcome.
Posted By: DoragonShinzui (2/12/2013 11:44:46 AM)


This card is almost a flying Nantuko Shade!

But, wait...

His tiny 1/1 body in comparison to the 2/1 from Nantuko and his pump cost makes him very inferior to the Shade, even with evasion!

If you already have Shades forget about this one!
Posted By: Ratazana (3/6/2013 8:19:03 AM)


Great limited finisher. Shade effects on fliers are hard to come by, and the price is often steep.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (10/31/2010 5:59:57 PM)


I don't care if this guy can be effective early game, I shouldn't have to pay both mana and life for anything short of +1/+1 counters. 1/5
Posted By: themlsna (6/5/2010 1:39:52 PM)