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If you're focused on pure milling, there are much better alternatives... on the other hand, the lifegain can be benefiting in some situations. Lifegain is not so sucky as all think, it can easily buy you some time to win a game... This is late game card, and it have it's use...
Posted By: Narim (1/30/2011 6:08:06 AM)


A combo card more than a mill card. In a straight mill deck, you'll have better options. In a combo deck making infinite mana, this can be the wincon.
Posted By: Azazyel (5/17/2010 5:22:07 PM)


Mill decks, like Control decks, are severely weakened when they have to tap out. If this were an instant..
Posted By: AlphaNumerical (9/4/2009 12:36:45 PM)


Gives your Mill deck more staying power, the mana cost and life gain are meant for late game play.
For example: 6 lands for 4 mill and 4 life. Bringing the opponent closer to death and you closer to life.
But too expensive for a 5 star rating.
Posted By: DragonLord132 (8/22/2009 4:45:37 PM)


this is a great card, it can shrinken your deck and also add to your life total
Posted By: ttian (4/20/2009 3:57:51 PM)


I like the design of this card, in that it's a Drain Life that hits your library. Seems like a one shot mill effect has to do more than this to be worth playing, though. Maybe if it milled for two times X, but even then, how much mana are you going to have to spend to make this better than Traumatize?
Posted By: Mister_Tapwater (11/14/2010 11:41:46 PM)


Dimir cards gave me the basis for my mill deck that I still play today. This is wonderful... it's rare to have blue have lifegain. (Or is it?)
Posted By: land_comment (2/26/2011 10:58:19 AM)


Run with Bloodchief Ascension. Massive damage/lifegain/with okay mill.
Posted By: Boakes2047 (3/20/2011 6:00:05 PM)


traumatize is only good the first or second time the third time its like cards if your milling right. so a pay x mill card is good game ender
Posted By: Huffytreefolkman (6/25/2011 1:10:59 PM)


Ever thought about using this on yourself to get goodies into your graveyard?
Posted By: dberry02 (8/13/2011 9:24:18 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!