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This card should be able to find use in a deck that runs some discard effects - Megrim will be far more preferable, though.

I also thought about using it in a deck running Underworld Dreams and card drawing effects, but this requires to make your opponent keep more than four cards in hand - which is pretty hard to achieve, and will also raise the possibility that he/she draws a response for the Skullcage. Even if you should be able to do so, e.g. with a Stasis deck, Eboni Owl Netsuke will do a better job then, therefore i guess you can forget about that use.

But aside from that, this card can be useful in general too, since your opponent won't always want to keep at least three cards in his or her hand to prevent the damage since he/she considers playing the cards in hand to be worth more than taking the damage.
Posted By: Mode (11/28/2009 3:38:42 AM)


It's useful in an artifact deck or a control deck that occasionally needs to kill someone without touching them. It's often difficult to have exactly 3 or 4 cards in your hand, I've found. I've killed people with this and I've been killed by it when I've had it used against me. I think it's underrated.
Posted By: Zulp (6/19/2010 11:15:36 AM)


Played this vs a spellbook/ sturmgeist deck. Did i nearly die? yes. Did i hold them off long enough to die first? yes. yes i did
Posted By: Averyck (2/6/2012 2:51:55 PM)


I think it's more damaging to give in and try to maintain your hand. Consider, for 1 less CMC, you could have Phantom Warrior, which is less conditional way to deal 2 damage a turn.
Posted By: Majinkajisan (6/22/2012 11:37:21 PM)


The Rack Black Vise Cursed Rack Skullcage Iron Maiden Wheel of Torture Rackling Viseling

That's what you came here for. Now they're all in the same place. Y'welcome. >:D

Oh wait and of course Stuffy Doll. Silly me I almost forgetted! XD
Posted By: DarthParallax (7/4/2012 9:02:16 PM)


Run this with a discard deck, so once they have no more cards to discard they're still taking damage.
Posted By: TheDanish (11/23/2009 10:18:32 AM)


The Rack + Black Vise + this = major pain unless they keep 3 or 4 cards in hand.
Posted By: lukemol (12/22/2009 6:20:21 PM)


Sweet art!
Posted By: Fragskull (11/5/2009 4:32:28 PM)


Seems like a lot of work for just 2 dmg :(
Posted By: Mudbutt_on (2/5/2010 6:43:37 PM)


can be used in a casual EDH pain deck..
Posted By: zenitramleirdag (6/18/2012 2:48:22 AM)


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