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@MrPink343: Actually, since setting your life total to 5 would cause you to gain or lose enough life to be at 5, you would then gain double the amount you lost, thus rendering form of the dragon a horrible card to use with this.
Posted By: anytwofactors (5/24/2010 9:40:25 PM)


You can combine stigma lasher and soul's fire. play stigma lasher and soul's fire yourself using stigma lasher to deal damage to you. That means you can't gain life. Play this card and you'll win if they can't destroy it.
Update: your right Mode I didn't know there were cards like that.. cool.
Posted By: bram-s-wallace (10/2/2009 1:17:47 PM)


Run with Sulfuric Vortex and/or Everlasting Torment and/or Lich.
Posted By: mrredhatter (10/7/2009 11:27:17 AM)


Sanguine Bond causes your opponent to lose twice as much life as you net-gain. If you cause yourself to lose a massive amount of life (like with Volcano Hellion), you can kill your opponent with Sanguine Bond while the trigger to lose the game is still on the stack.

In fact, because you lose only when that state-trigger resolves and because state-triggers don't retrigger until the first instance leaves the stack, you've effectively got infinite life as a resource for instant-speed spells and abilities. Put an ability onto the stack; let the trigger resolve and gain life. Let the ability resolve if you want; then repeat the cycle until you can win.

Try Channel + Squall Line or Sword of the Ages + Wall of Blood. Add Vedalken Orrery and you can use your non-combat win-method of choice.

Posted By: OneFishTwoFish (12/17/2011 7:17:22 AM)


Even better than combining Stigma Lasher with Soul's Fire is using single cards with this, being Everlasting Torment, Sulfuric Vortex or Forsaken Wastes, which will inhibit lifegain for each player.

Another possibility to run this card is using bounce effects. Sinmply activate Vedalken Mastermind's once you life total would hit 20, then let your life go down again, play Transcendence, rinse and repeat.

Flames of the Blood Hand technically also works with this card, but isn't really worth using in general. On the other hand you can always still use this against your opponent, of course.
Posted By: Mode (8/9/2009 4:56:05 PM)


This + nefarious lich. Whenever you lose life, you draw twice that many cards. ^^
Posted By: majinara (4/25/2011 3:13:09 PM)


@hand_bannana: If I'm not mistaken, this plus Rain Of Gore = infinite life loss combo, and the game's a draw.

Still, I love this card. I so badly want to make a deck that abuses it. It's just...difficult =P
Posted By: ohthecommotion (2/6/2010 9:39:19 PM)


Has anybody seen this card with Rain of Gore? It's downright silly! It seems to work though. The cards don't seem to cancel each other out because of Rain of Gore's "instead" clause, it seems to just stick you at negative infinity life.
Posted By: Rezzy64 (7/14/2011 8:15:08 PM)


Nice, a "lich" with a lose trigger you can actually prevent (prevent lifegain).
Posted By: RedoxNL (2/6/2009 1:29:44 PM)


Great card when combined with say Form of the Dragon, but also quite dangerous. Oddly enough, turns life gain decks into offensive monsters as they just play all their life gain on you.
Posted By: MrPink343 (10/28/2009 2:17:43 PM)


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