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Yay, continuous mana investment for 1 whole life per turn. That's a little bit underwhelming, I'd say. 2/5
Posted By: ratchet1215 (9/7/2009 8:13:36 PM)


if you're counting artifacts, have a way to draw cards and often have a spare mana, it's ok
Posted By: Econael (1/16/2010 10:40:19 AM)


Pristine Talisman
Posted By: Kruggles (5/15/2011 3:05:23 AM)


Searing Meditation
Posted By: lorendorky (7/8/2011 10:15:15 PM)


@Geishur: This card doesn't meaningfully combo with Phyrexian Arena, other than replacing the lost life at a cost of one mana.
Posted By: Talcos (2/24/2011 4:23:06 PM)


Combo this with Phyrexian Arena for some double card drawing fun. Cheers.
Posted By: Geishur (12/6/2010 11:32:47 PM)


Fountain of Youth destroys this.
Posted By: sincleanser (8/16/2011 2:26:13 PM)


Cards that have no reason to exist.
Posted By: Nagoragama (9/4/2011 11:02:03 PM)


If it was Tap: gain 1 life, it would be to good. At 1,Tap: Gain 1 life, it is too underpowered. Maybe if it stayed at the same cost ratio and gave 2 life, that would be awesome.

Back when I first started playing, I was like "WOW NO WAY THIS THING IS GOOD" lol.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (5/2/2012 2:55:58 PM)


Oh man, I have some memories of this thing. Back when I started playing (around Time Spiral, I think), my playgroup was... bad, to say the least. Suntail Hawk was pretty much an instant win, and Deep-Sea Kraken was unthinkably strong. This card was one of the best cards to have... other failures include not knowing what trample did, thinking Hex could target less than 6 creatures, thinking "Add {1} to your mana pool" was the same as "add one mana of any color to your mana pool," and thinking that Dark Ritual fetched three swamps. I'm glad we all started getting competent by the time we got to high school.
Posted By: Dustylou_2 (5/17/2012 10:46:52 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!