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Just pointing a couple things out but: Exiling Carrionette isn't part of the cost, so if they counter it you can still use it again. Also, if you look in the background you can see Gerrard and Squee.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (8/28/2010 6:57:04 PM)


Everything considered, not a bad card. The fact your opponent can counter its effect pushes it down a peg. But the fact you can use this at instant speed and its RFG (not destroy) easily offsets that penalty. Its kind of like Flashback...only not.

NOTE: the fact you can use this ability multiple times on a single Carrionette makes it really good if you can ramp up to 8 mana with cards like Cabal Coffers and/or Crypts of Agadeem.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (3/23/2010 2:23:34 PM)


I have this card in quite a lot of EDH decks. Early on, it can be a blocker. People don't want to attack into it, because early on they need the mana to develope their board, and don't want you to exile their weathered wayfarer, solemn simulacrum, oracle of mul daya or whatever. It also acts as anti-mass removal or sacrifice hate. People really don't want that thing in your graveyard (if they are good players). Later on, it can still be a chump blocker, can be discard fodder for Malfegor, and can exile several creatures at once, if people don't pay attention. And since it works from your graveyard, it's harder to get rid of (compared to permanents i play), so people need to be constantly on their toes, not to lose their best creatures to this little bugger. Also, when the game progresses, people tend to forget this guy. Then some time it strikes back and exiles their best stuff. :)

Note: also great with rings of ... (see all)
Posted By: majinara (12/24/2010 6:58:24 AM)


Too expensive for my taste, but i like the artwork nonetheless.

And it's possibly worth mentioning that this synergizes quite nicely with Pull from Eternity.
Posted By: Mode (7/2/2010 5:40:08 AM)


at first glance this card looked pretty uninteresting. but now that im actually looking at it and thinking about what i could really do with it, it seems pretty decent. i could use it to stop my opponent from attacking by having this out as a chump blocker, and all the things said by my other fellow magic-ites on this card
Posted By: Styny (2/10/2010 2:26:50 PM)


@Test-Subject_217601: Not only can you use it again if they counter it, since removing it isn't part of the cost (and only happens when it resolves) you can use it twice normally -- if you have 8 mana, it's totally legal to activate it once, then activate it again in response to that; it will remove one creature and itself, then the second activation will go off and remove a second creature.

It's a bit expensive to use it like that, but it's a very nice option to have.
Posted By: Aquillion (4/28/2013 11:14:58 AM)


Yeah, but... "Carrionette." It's got a totally cool name.
Posted By: Kirbster (8/13/2010 10:34:57 AM)


I approve. My skeleton tribal has just accepted this card under its wing.
Posted By: Drewsel (5/25/2011 3:35:38 PM)


This kind of reminds me of the new card, Vengeful Pharaoh. Kill spell attached to a creature, that's usable only from the graveyard. Cards like this are at a premium, since they can be safely used to pay "sacrifice a creature" costs. Very flavorful for black too, though I wish it were as powerful as the Pharaoh for the amount of mana you pay. 4/5.
Posted By: Justice1337 (8/23/2011 2:41:17 PM)


It looks kind of blah, but in practice Carrionette can wreck your opponent, either by forcing them to leave mana open or if they forget about this guy in your graveyard then BOOM, removed from game. I always found this card surprisingly effective when I played with it.
Posted By: themicronaut (6/24/2009 3:15:35 PM)