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I love the art and flavor for this card. It is a cool concept having a weapon that gives you first strike, which is usaly a white mechanic so it fits, but on top of that it channels the dark energy of condemmed souls to give your weapon a twist on an almost firebreathing mechanic. Very cool card flavor wise and actully looks like it could even see some solid play.
Posted By: Silverware (9/29/2010 2:11:37 PM)
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@BastianQoU Frozen Shade
You kids today...
Posted By: grynning (11/20/2011 3:42:01 PM)
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@ DaJoshMaster:

No, it is strictly better. It gives you everything Lance does, as well as the pump option. Given a choice between this and Lance, this gives you more options and is thus strictly better.

Remember "strictly better" means that it's better in a vacuum, ignoring special circumstances. You playing this without a Black source and having your opponent take control of it and use the pump is a very special circumstance.
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (6/2/2013 2:25:30 PM)
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These are so fun in a vampire deck. Put one on a Vampire Nighthawk, then laugh as your Nighthawk can deathtouch anything and live, grow beyond Lightning Bolt range, and give you hilarious amounts of life.

Bonus points for playing it with Greater Auramancy to give your Nighthawk shroud as well.
Posted By: aPulseRemains (1/22/2011 11:29:32 AM)
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Shadow Lance > Lance.
Now that's simple math.

This card has an awesome artwork, reminds me of a row of item skins from a certain game called "Tormented Weapons".
Posted By: Mode (9/9/2009 10:40:22 PM)
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Strictly better than Lance! Finally an instance when you can truly use "strictly better".

Also looks awesome.
Posted By: Arachnos (4/11/2012 12:27:11 AM)
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My stick got darkerer... and sometimes, I feel strongerer
Posted By: Kryptnyt (1/29/2011 7:55:02 AM)
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@Silverware:
that's the shade mechanic, as in Looming Shade (was the earliest shade i know of.)

Posted By: BastianQoU (7/26/2011 1:12:52 AM)
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@ Like everyone.

No this isn't stictly better. Say you're running mono white there you go, it's already equal and not better, but if that creatue and the aura changed hands to someone playing back, they have an advantage to if it was just lance. ;)

See almost nothing is strictly better. :P
Posted By: DaJoshMaster (9/2/2012 8:28:48 AM)
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So this is strictly better than lance, and now ethereal armor is strictly better than this? Ah, the cycle of life.
Posted By: BrokenArms (11/16/2013 5:33:55 AM)
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Gatherer works better in the Companion app!

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