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Of course my good sir! BUT THIS IS AN INSTANT. WHAT PART OF USED AT ANY TIME EVEN DURING DECLARE BLOCKERS AND ATTACKERS DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND!
Posted By: EnV (10/16/2009 8:44:12 PM)
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Mmmm, some nice blocking-an-attacker-with-it's-controller's-creature action right here. Nothing makes an opponent hate you more. And really, isn't that what counts?

Very good little obscure card. I like it.
Posted By: DoctorKenneth (12/14/2009 9:13:43 AM)
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Except the case where you're playing RED.
Posted By: wontongsoup13 (6/16/2010 5:32:29 AM)
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Keep in mind that Grab the Reins won't untap the creature as well. A moot point when you're planning to entwine it, but in cases where what you want is to get the victim and another attacker to dispatch each other (yes, Disharmony does that on the cheap, but it doesn't have any other uses), or to use their requires-tapping activated ability, and they're already tapped...

Temporary Insanity: Can find legends, but constrained by your graveyard size (Leyline of the Void will NOT be nice here). May depend on how quickly you expect your graveyard to fill up.

As for Ray of Command...remember that it's blue, not red. Good point for Izzet, Grixis, Ceta, Raka, and Prismatic decks, but not for anyone unwilling to splash for blue (or constrained out of blue in Commander).
Posted By: SkyknightXi (5/10/2011 7:49:52 PM)
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Guest Loses. Sorry.
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (5/24/2010 12:40:32 PM)
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An interesting variant of the red Ray of Command, this can be superior to Threaten because of its defensive utility (grab one attacker, use it to block the other), since it is an instant. However, in-block it was not great due to large number of uncommon and rare legendaries. It is also not as useful in Commander format due to the high number of legendaries there, but is also an arcane spell in decks where that matters. It's worth considering if you play in a playgroup that does not have too many legends.
Posted By: Equinox523 (7/5/2013 9:33:14 AM)
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In almost every case, ray of command is better.
Posted By: PolskiSuzeren (5/26/2010 4:07:36 PM)
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It's not bad, but Threaten is still better. Doesn't have the legendary part and it's less mana. The instant part is nice though.
Posted By: Guest2146443305 (7/23/2009 11:46:36 AM)
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hey guys.
Temporary Insanity. *runs away from Blind with Anger fanboys*
Posted By: Kryptnyt (6/28/2010 12:04:03 AM)
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Unless you are running a deck with lots of things that splice onto arcanes Grab the Reins is a lot better.
Posted By: dragonking987 (4/11/2011 7:02:52 PM)
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