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First of all, I like Zvi's flavour text suggestion for this card: "You must be at least this evil to work here.".

I also like the jockeying for position that this card entails as everyone scrambles not to be the one to lose the 8 life. This strikes me as a really fun card for any casual multiplayer format, if not necessarily the most powerful one.
Posted By: jeff-heikkinen (10/17/2009 1:58:31 PM)


Oh my god! It's a game of hot potato! :D
Posted By: dberry02 (7/5/2010 12:24:11 PM)


Play Samurai of the Pale Curtain right after you give it away!
Posted By: AXER (10/10/2010 7:37:45 PM)


ah it triggers when people cast instants and sorceries...
I'll have no trouble keeping it off of me but my opponent wont be quite as skrewed as I originally thought.
of course if I'm sacing reassembling skeleton to xathrid demon every turn good luck keeping up with things going to the graveyard
Posted By: supershawn (3/5/2011 12:04:26 AM)


Great art, and it's a fun card.

These are the kind of cards I like. Something that makes the game more exciting. Sure, this can backfire on you in a terrible way, but it's got a decent pay off if it works, and there's a few combos that do help you out (like good ol' leyline of the void).

I also like it because it changes the shape of a multiplayer game. Playing hot potato with this is like a fun little minigame, and it's a bit more fun for you if everyone else is playing it while you've got a different leyline.
Posted By: Asmodi0000 (8/1/2011 5:25:01 PM)


Leyline of Sanctity or Leyline of the Void would work great with this. The first makes it impossible for them to give it back. The second makes it so cards can't enter their graveyard, and as such it's donation effect can't trigger for them.
Posted By: Kamahl_FoK (11/11/2011 5:54:58 AM)


This card is so much fun!

Leyline of the Void (or Wheel of Sun and Moon) stops opponents from giving it away. Leyline of Sanctity (or Runed Halo, True Believer, Solitary Confinement, Witchbane Orb, Spirit of the Hearth, or, even better in team games, Imperial Mask) stops opponents from giving it back to you. And even if they did manage to give it back, any instant will stamp it with a big, red, "return to sender" label and blow it up right in their face.

However, I think I prefer Sundial of the Infinite to skip the trigger, then Silence during their upkeep. And maybe Copy Enchantment and/or Replenish/Auramancer to go the distance?

I really want to include some sort of instant-speed ... (see all)
Posted By: Ragamander (7/19/2012 6:43:17 PM)


Really unique card

Some fun ways to use it

Duress/Despise cards they can actually cast out of their hands
Pyrostatic Pillar or Polluted Bonds so that they lose life by playing stuff anyway
Posted By: feedbacker (2/10/2013 9:45:10 PM)


Were I to use it, Leyline of the Void all the way.

LotV only hits opponent's graveyards, so you can get rid of it; but they'll have to kill the enchantment to.

Years later.. I think I used to look at some of these cards to seriously. This is a fun little card. IMO, because it's fun, let's make a deck around making it fun. How about Opalescence and rite of replication. Now each of you get creatures when exchanging. You can even really confuse things by responding on the stack in-between trigger resolutions that way you split up the now-six enchantment-creatures.

Go big or go home right?
Posted By: blurrymadness (8/10/2013 1:48:48 AM)


Brilliant design! What a cool card. :D!
Posted By: ParadOxymoron (5/6/2010 6:23:36 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!