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God, the Deceivers are bad. I like how they felt the need to limit the second ability's activation to 1 per turn, you know, cause they can't let it be useful.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (4/25/2010 6:10:54 PM)



Technically, if they let you do it more than once, you'll note there's nothing about putting the card anywhere... so you'd basically get a Infinite/3.

Of course, they could have fixed it by making it make you put that card on the bottom of your library, but that'd be nearly as bad as it is now.
Posted By: NARFNra (12/8/2010 2:42:14 PM)


Would be better as a Zendakar card, with the second ability's activation replaced with "Landfall". Of course, the same goes for all the Deceivers. What would really make this card worth playing is if, in addition to the above change, The first ability allowed you to look at the top card of any library.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (1/12/2010 1:57:58 AM)


Posted By: SavageBrain89 (7/20/2009 9:17:53 PM)


looks like all this deceiver-idea failed..
Posted By: Imperialstonedragon (3/25/2011 7:08:03 AM)


After seeing turds like this, i'm so glad i abstained from playing Magic during Kamigawa block :)
Posted By: DespisedIcon (8/13/2010 11:02:56 PM)


Worthless? Play this with Conundrum Sphinx.
Posted By: Snoopfrogg (9/6/2011 2:57:40 PM)


I don't think you all get the idea of Deceivers. You use the "look at top card" ability, then smirk subtly. Your opponent then thinks you can use the second ability, regardless of whether you can or not, and holds off any attacks that the second ability could ruin.

Although I'll be honest, they needed to be more powerful for that to work well. Most of the time your opponent will just mow over you with something bigger than it even when activated.

Not to mention that it doesn't work with this one because you have to use the ability before declaring blockers...(although you can play it to make them wonder if there's a flying blocker available or not...)
Posted By: LordRandomness (7/26/2012 5:15:52 PM)


Okay its a weaker card, but it can still swing for 3 power in blue..
If it let you choose to get rid of the land it would be better.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (7/12/2013 8:33:30 AM)


If it was a 2/3 flier for 3 it would be goodish.

If it were a 1/3 flier for 3 with {2}, gets +1/+0 until end of turn it would be good in limited.

As a 1/3 for 3 that has an unreliable +1/+0 and flying... Yeah this is just terrible.

@NARFNra if they got rid of the "once per turn" it would still only be firebreathing for {2}.
Posted By: jonrds (5/15/2014 6:55:50 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!