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I'd rather associate returning permanents with something other than umbillical cords...
Posted By: Superllama12 (2/7/2011 2:04:06 PM)


LOL! I thought of that too.

And nice, spooky art.
Posted By: Duskdale_Wurm (3/22/2011 2:35:35 AM)


With the recent landfall abilities this must be a lot better then it was before now
Posted By: Eschonic (10/11/2009 5:58:37 PM)


I think this could have used a mana cost of 3.
Of course 2 or 1 won't work with an effect like this, but for four mana it's a tough cost without combos. When used properly, it can of course be a lot of fun e.g. with Azorius Æthermage and/or the most useful cip/etb triggers like that from Chittering Rats.
A creature with such an effect would also have been very interesting.
But wizards apparently thinks the card is good as it is, at least when taking a look at Blood Clock.
Posted By: Mode (9/1/2009 6:12:58 PM)


The original Blood Clock.
Posted By: mrredhatter (10/2/2009 7:42:43 PM)


Freaky picture, it's what keeps me from being a doctor, but it is good with certain combos.
Posted By: Trep (10/10/2009 4:17:04 PM)


Enchanting an opponent with Paradox Haze could be fun to do with this.

Evoke, Vanishing, and Grixis among others gave us a few creatures that have "leaves play" triggers:
Mistbind Clique
Extractor Demon
Firemaw Kavu
Sludge Strider, Umbilicus also fits Esper's theme.
Posted By: Etregan (11/18/2009 11:52:15 PM)


For some reason, I really like the art on this card.
Posted By: ScissorsLizard (2/19/2010 10:16:53 PM)


What happens if you have multiple Umbilici in play? Can you choose the same permanent for both or do you bounce two different permanents? Do you lose life if a permanent that you planned to bounce is destroyed first? Or do you choose what to bounce (I notice it doesn't say "target") on resolution?
Posted By: defenestrator (1/6/2011 2:13:16 PM)


This used to be fantastic with those 'give opponent a token a turn cards' because those usually gave the token during your upkeep and the, because you owned them, could return them to your hand.

Alas, no more, as those tokens are owned by the opponent with todays rules.

So why not have your own token generator that you can activate at your opponents end step.
Posted By: tavaritz (8/23/2011 12:18:07 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!