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You're red. If you were going to use those cards you were going to lose.
Posted By: pigknight (7/2/2011 9:31:13 PM)


A friend of mine gave me a copy, declaring it to be the worst card ever. I've beaten him with it several times.
Posted By: ForOfTrumps (8/15/2010 8:24:47 PM)


Supports the sort of innovation that makes Magic awesome.

Edit: With the release of Innistrad, this guy works quite well with Laboratory Maniac.
Posted By: AmericanVigor (9/27/2011 2:35:02 PM)


needs a reprint.
Posted By: garabor (1/3/2011 1:15:45 AM)


You cannot activate the ability unless you can pay all parts of the cost, including exiling the top ten cards of your library.

Its still an awesome card. Drop your Earth Elementals today and pick this baby up. =)
Posted By: Ogrillion (3/12/2010 5:40:10 AM)


@Kindulas: There's Mirror of Fate, though it's only seven cards. Still, the Mirror doesn't exile itself for its ability, only sacs, so you could abuse graveyard shenanigans to get it back and do it again for more cards.

OR you could just not use the ability until you're going to win, then it doesn't matter. You'd only need ten mana to kill with him, and that's assuming you haven't done anything else to your opponent for the rest of the game - and in a red deck, that should never be the case.
Posted By: Magnor_Criol (2/13/2011 7:36:02 PM)


"So could you mill yourself even with no cards in your library left?"

No. Because exiling ten cards comes before the colon, it is part of the cost for the ability. If it had been placed after the colon, then you'd be able to do it.

Oh, and Arc-Slogger is awesome. I love how it displays a nice lesson about undrawn cards in your library: you can't be certain you'll see them over the course of the game anyway, so losing a random portion of them rarely denies you any resources until you're completely drawn out. Many players gripe about being hit with a Glimpse the Unthinkable or Traumatize, complaining that there's a copy of 'card X' that they'll never see. But chances are they have additional copies of that card in their deck, and they weren't going to see all copies of that card over the course of the game anyway. It wasn't in your hand, so you didn't have it anyway; it doesn't matter.
Posted By: scumbling1 (5/26/2011 12:39:06 PM)


basically a more versatile form of battle of wits
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (8/18/2011 3:18:08 PM)


This is why we can't have nice things.

Also I want some for a casual RedBlue Laboratory Maniac deck.
Posted By: Shadoflaam (12/19/2011 1:18:29 PM)


A deck has 60 cards at minimum... Unless you're playing against a mill deck, you probably don't need all 60, particularly in a red deck. Assuming a 60 card deck you can probably safely get at least 6-8 damage out of his ability, so not too shabby.

At the very least it's a strictly better Earth Elemental.
Posted By: Arachnos (8/21/2012 8:07:06 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!