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The art for this card is one of the reasons why I started playing the game. I don't play B/W, but DAMN that is impressive, isn't it?
Posted By: Zulp (6/23/2009 11:20:42 PM)


Training Grounds you say?
Posted By: Mekh (8/3/2010 9:09:41 AM)


I like the contrast between WhiteBlack and BlackGreen, one is elegant in its approach to the cycle of life while the other is a bit messier.
Posted By: Etregan (11/19/2009 12:10:22 AM)


Mr. Staples never, ever disappoints.
Posted By: Polychromatic (3/30/2011 11:20:48 PM)


the best artwork in magic i've ever seen
Posted By: Denizs (10/28/2010 12:00:07 AM)


i love the art work its in my opinion one of the best pics.
Posted By: plainswalkerKai (7/15/2009 12:20:26 PM)


If only he was a cleric....he would be right at home in my b/w cleric deck
Posted By: TheDonMega (10/11/2010 8:00:53 AM)


It's not bad.
I mean, black doesn't 2/2 for two mana anyway, and if it's in a B/W, all the better for you.
The abilities are a bit steep, but they're powerful too. I wouldn't have them cost any less on a cost/body ratio like that.

It's also some of the best art that has ever been printed on a card, and the contrasting Black and White colors are very evocative.

Overall, spot-on card design, and a proud addition to the Guildmage family.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (1/9/2011 7:43:00 PM)


It waltzes with life, and tangos with death. Also, it's a good combo with Tainted Sigil!!
ALSO, if you want it to survive a couple more turns, add in Edge of Divinity
Posted By: Jokergius (1/7/2010 3:01:02 PM)


Ignoring black entirely, this would make a great addition to a White lifegain deck that splashes Blue for Training Grounds.

This with Training Grounds and Ajani's Pridemate equals a reusable "White: +1/+1 counter" at instant speed.
Posted By: Artscrafter (12/17/2010 7:34:04 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!