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This kills Teferi at instant-speed. I would say that that tid-bit alone, due to Teferi's high status in the game, makes this card good and playable.

Furthermore, 'playing a card', especially removal, without technically casting a spell can really come in handy sometimes.
Posted By: Enchantment_Removal (5/26/2010 8:54:53 AM)


Spirits have Channel, which can be incorporated into spiritcraft.
Posted By: Cyberium (4/21/2010 6:27:00 PM)


I think he means to compare this to Gempalm Incinerator for a goblin deck. Though it is by no means strictly better in any way, it's pound for pound more powerful.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (11/29/2011 4:43:32 PM)


Hmm... I've recently been on the hunt for creatures that double as makeshift instants and sorceries. Little did I expect to find the Ghost-lit cycle back in Kamigawa as well as the channel mechanic. I simply adore the design for these cards, tattered cloaks, Master Splicer-esk hats and... Well... Lanterns. Oh how I love lanterns.

Right, the card itself. Raider's the one I find most compelling. For a creature heavy deck, removal tends to be light. So, 3 mana to ping things for 2 or 4 mana to just flame slash something. It's at least worth a look.
Posted By: HotHit (7/3/2013 5:11:56 PM)


Channel isn't strictly worse. Cycling is more restrictive, except for 'search-cycling' it's mostly limited to "draw a card". Those Cycling cards that have an additional effect when Cycled pay for it with increased Cycling costs, more than the effect would get allone if it was a Channel ability.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (3/12/2010 2:23:08 AM)


This card was great in that theme deck. Given that Channel is strictly worse than Cycling... it should cost less to use.
Posted By: ZEvilMustache (2/28/2010 7:53:14 PM)


Grim Lavamancer
Posted By: Shadoflaam (8/12/2011 10:05:32 PM)


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