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"You worthless pile of spine!" lol, that is a great way to make a minion feel useless.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (9/1/2010 9:24:53 AM)


2.5/5 stars just for the synergy with the -1/-1 counter theme of shadowmoor. Although its way too pricey to use its effect early or even mid-game, you can do some fun combos with this card and things like Dusk Urchins and Necroskitter.
Posted By: kitsunewarlock (6/2/2009 1:37:00 PM)


Good in an EDH deck, as well as with creatures such as Morselhoarder.
Posted By: nammertime (12/14/2009 3:13:45 AM)


Cheap to cast, expensive to use. But it's still a nice way of shrinking those gargantuan monsters down to little cute puppies, eventhough it might take you a few turns.
Posted By: Blobnoid (8/20/2010 11:32:33 AM)


So the reason Phyrexia uses spinal implants is that it allows them to remotely torture their subjects for failure.

That's brilliant.
Posted By: ROBRAM89 (4/24/2011 10:33:31 AM)


Volrath must've had a hell of a lot of black mana available for him to be so powerful with cards like this.
Posted By: BegleOne (6/19/2011 2:56:58 PM)


This would still be a good play today if the casting cost and activation cost were switched.
Posted By: jfre81 (8/6/2011 2:12:27 AM)


I now understand why Instill Infection is so damn expensive.
Posted By: BastianQoU (3/8/2012 5:55:57 PM)


I like it.
It counters creatures with persist, buffs creatures with undying, messes up combat and kill small utility creatures (even if they have regeneration or are indestructible or whatnot).

Posted By: majinara (4/17/2013 3:46:38 AM)


This flavor text finally explains to me why Greven is such a dick to Vhati il-Dal....
Posted By: chiknstu (1/2/2014 10:56:57 PM)