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This + Ravenous Rats + Tendrils of Despair
Posted By: Paleopaladin (6/28/2011 9:25:06 AM)


Turn 1 - Death Cultist/Viscera Seer/Plagued Rusalka, or any other 1-drop that can sacrifice for free.
Turn 2 - 2 Cries of Contrition haunting you 1-drop, sacrifice it.

Suddenly, opponent's discarded 4 cards on turn 2, plus whatever other effect you got from sacrificing your creeature. And it wasn't even such an unlikely draw if you've built your deck well.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (8/19/2011 8:28:07 PM)


This card is funny to play after casting ravenous rats, then haunting the rats. If you keep making them discard stuff, it'll keep them from attacking long enough to ramp up to better creatures.
Posted By: StreamHopper (9/27/2010 1:07:39 PM)


Cabal Therapy makes a good sac outlet :)
Posted By: DacenOctavio (9/7/2011 8:44:36 PM)


Discard 2 for only 1 mana is excellent return on your mana investment.

Compare to mind rot.

This allows you to play another 2 drop creature on the same turn or cast another spell. Very flexible and well costed card. Under rated and under played right now.
Posted By: Zylo- (11/25/2012 11:02:16 PM)


A good 2-for-1 card that incidentally has a difficult time actually being 2-for-1. I used it a bit and found it was more like 2-for-2 a lot of the time, 3-for-2 if you put it on your own guy and they spend removal on it or 4-for-2 if you can utilize your guy to kill others.

Therefore, I imagine the best use of this card is on brutal *must remove* style creatures. Imagine Phyrexian Obliterator, Nantuko Shade, Nyxathid, Vampire Nighthawk, Vampire Nocturnus, Abyssal Nocturnus, or similar. Now you have guaranteed card-equality if the creature dies, and if it doesn't well... your win condition just won i guess!

This would also work well in a Leyline of Anticipation deck; as you could respond to removal with this causing near-guaranteed card-advantage. Not quite a counter-spell, but a deterrent as soon as you've burned an opponent once before; s... (see all)
Posted By: blurrymadness (1/7/2013 9:37:36 PM)


I'm making a deck that's heavy on sacrificing right now. This will be fantastic for it. Largely for Kalastria Highborn's deal damage, gain life effect. Play this, have it haunt a creature I'm gonna sac next turn (or later in that turn) and it becomes deal 2 damage, gain 2 life, make opponent discard 2 cards. With the Megrim I'm throwing in....ouch.
Posted By: lukemol (2/4/2010 10:25:04 PM)


This card is way too powerfull! Discarding 2 cards normally costs atleast 3 mana, even though the cards spreads it out, it should cost atleast 2 mana.
Posted By: Roodvlees (10/18/2011 4:01:30 PM)


I like this card a lot!
Posted By: Elfenthuisiast (10/2/2009 6:57:55 PM)


discard 2 ? for Black that's pretty good.
Posted By: thaviel (3/11/2009 7:27:08 PM)