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Definitely worth it in the right deck. For example, my Gravepact Thrull deck where I sac my own creatures anyway. Get him out on turn two by sac'ing my Blood Pet and I'll have plenty of time to make up for the life he's costing me.

Or, wait for turn three, playing T1- Deathgreeter; T2- Basal Thrull T3- A second Deathgreeter and this guy. I'll have gained two life already from the Basal Thrull and I'll be gaining 4 life every time any creature goes to the graveyard. Turn 4 would be my Gravepact anyway, which means anything I sac from then on nets me 8+ life (for both my creature and my opponent's). Heck, I may even run Reckless Spite just because it only costs 1 life with this guy out!
Posted By: Calver (8/8/2010 5:28:03 PM)
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looks like something off of an Iron Maiden album cover in foil version.
Posted By: krumtheslow (10/31/2010 12:49:19 AM)
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Its the real first Phyrexian in Mirrodin!
Posted By: Exclaimer999 (3/15/2011 12:59:56 PM)
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makochman, this card actually did see play back in Mirrodin standard.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (7/12/2010 4:14:16 PM)
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I like him for multiplayer games. He's with 4 toughness out of lightning bolt range, he is immune to oblivion ring, swords to plowshares and a lot of black removal ("target nonblack creature").

In the worst case you play him, end your turn, lose 4 life, and your opponent kills him. At which point you get 2 life back. Could have been worse. If someone kills him playing mass removal, then you still get a load of life from all those creatures dying with him. And in the best case you get a 4/4 protection white beater for 3 that in addition keeps gaining you life.
Posted By: majinara (11/24/2010 10:08:09 AM)
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Very interesting card no one should underestimate. I can see people makin a deck for him or just tossin' him in their black beatdown
Posted By: 1919 (7/22/2010 9:02:14 AM)
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Let me see... use him in a furnace celebration deck, with a few Perilous Myr's thrown in as sac bait.
Posted By: NARFNra (12/20/2010 10:30:12 PM)
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Insanely resilient to targeted removal and direct damage.

Being black is the first step.

Toughness over 3 is the second step.

Proc white is the final step.

Killing this monster is very hard. Playing this in the right deck can actually ensure massive life loss for your opponent while incurring great gains yourself. Either way, this is playable in Suicide-Black type decks.
Posted By: AlphaNumerical (8/31/2009 1:02:53 AM)
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I love how this oversized monster can make an advantage out of his disadvantage.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/24/2009 11:21:01 AM)
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death greeters older meanie brother
Posted By: thaviel (3/1/2009 8:28:18 PM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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