x If you're looking for a specific comment, check the other printings as well.
Player Rating:
Community Rating: 2.217 / 5  (23 votes)
The player rating is the overall rating for the card taking into account all player rating votes.

Popular Comments
Hide Comments
Only show me comments rated:
I just ran into a card like that from Shards of Alara! I had never even heard of it before, and was surprised to no end when my brother insisted it were real when I'd never heard of it. How odd, that this card is the same way for me. I guess I need to brush up and see if there are other cards I've missed.
Posted By: Lateralis0ne (2/14/2010 8:17:02 AM)


ive played from invasion til now right through kamigawa and never saw this card

even though i tried to wipe kamigawa from my memories, i still remember most but not this
Posted By: evenblackerlotus (10/23/2009 11:32:30 PM)


Haha, BlackerLotus's comment is me also...I never have seen this card before!
Sadly, I wish things could have stayed that way, this sucks badly.
Posted By: Champion_Kitsune (12/8/2009 5:15:10 PM)


@Champion_Kitsune: Well, it generally sucks unless you're facing a deck consisting mostly out of 0/x creatures (a Doran, the Siege Tower deck, perhaps? Or maybe just a RoE defender-deck), or x/1 creatures like Ball Lightning in which this narrow card can shine. That is also assuming you're playing an arcane deck with fast enough mana to use this whenever needed (which isn't the easiest thing to accomplish when 70-80% of all kamigawa cards are overcosted, arcane spells none the least)

I give it a 2.5, since it's repeatable atleast. That, and I happen to enjoy splice into arcane ^^'
Posted By: exterion (11/22/2010 2:14:17 PM)


Splice is a great mechanic when the ability is useful. Try out Glacial Ray though before this one. This card is more of a tribute to a certain red kami legend that has an ability similar to this but global (can't remember his name. he was not too good.)
Posted By: Kryptnyt (12/6/2010 9:36:32 PM)


Very cool art, but the fun ends there.

There were not enough decent Arcane and Spilce cards to make the mechanic work; the cards were either horribly overcosted, or so narrow that you only wanted to use them in limited. Dampen Thought decks worked when the decks started 'pre-milled' of twenty cards, but didn't make the jump to Standard. Kodama's Reach and Cranial Extraction saw some play, but not with anything being spliced onto them. Coming right off the tail of the ridiculous Mirrodin block meant that the mechanic needed a strong push to have any chance at all, and Wizards didn't give it one.

It seemed like such a waste to create a whole keyword ability just for Limited. If they ever decide to revisit the mechanic, they could potentially save it. However, they're going to have to do better than what they've done with the present set of cards. Let's see an effect so narrow as Strange Inversion's be free to Splice.
Posted By: scumbling1 (5/5/2011 4:55:53 PM)


Wow, his spider sense is really going off!
Posted By: planarsibling (5/8/2011 8:02:24 PM)


screw you, Fog Bank
Posted By: Mosstone (10/4/2013 10:39:54 AM)