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go for the throat proves black creatures do have a throat.
Posted By: Tezz (1/23/2011 1:30:13 AM)


So black creatures don't have throats? They probably could have made it "destroy target tapped creature that player controls."
Posted By: metalevolence (5/6/2010 4:57:50 PM)


This + Goblin Tunneler + another Throat Slitter in hand FTW
Posted By: Tyrannopope (5/1/2011 8:54:26 PM)


I agree with the throat thing, the flavor seems wrong.
It always bugged me that this card could kill various Constructs, but not a Black Knight...
There are always exceptions, though.

(I'd also have more fun building a Ninjutsu deck without the restriction :P)
Posted By: Mode (6/2/2011 5:42:04 AM)


Good lord, look at that weapon! It looks like it's specifically designed for cutting someone's throat. And she doesn't even care that she's giving the guy a chance to scream as he claws futilely at the earth.

This has got to be the most crude and brutal act of violence I've ever seen on a Magic card.
Posted By: MisterAction (8/11/2011 12:42:18 AM)


I am definitly getting this one. With a WoP deck, this suddenly becomes a reliable every turn creature kill.
Posted By: Dark_Raider (8/13/2009 3:06:40 PM)


It also functions well with Sanity Gnawers and Hellhole Rats, and since they printed Swarmyard, rats have become viable. Lyzolda, the Blood Witch ties the deck together pretty well too.
Posted By: Ritius (11/12/2009 8:04:23 PM)


The Rat Ninjas have some surprisingly good synergy with Skull Collector. Makes for some great mindgames. Also, Dross Golem. It's that whole "fear nets me a free kill spell, then I'll just drop this guy again for some paltry sum of mana" thing that makes me all giddy.
Posted By: GracefulInferno (2/2/2011 8:07:02 AM)


Wizards recently commented that the whole "non-black" restriction originated from the flavor on the Alpha Terror, which held that black and artifact creatures can't be scared to death. Later designers stuck to the restriction, even at the risk of losing flavor (like in this case). I'm just glad that Go for the Throat is out there, it complements these kick-ass Rat Ninjas well <3
Posted By: Ladon--- (3/11/2011 12:02:16 PM)


Ninjas <3 Ornithopter. A flying creature that you can ninjutsu all day for 0 CMC? Yes please.
Posted By: SparkleTiger (8/1/2011 12:45:54 AM)