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Having to tap the equipped creature really kills this card. What, I have to sacrifice a creature to get a measly +1/+0, and on top of that, my equipped creature must not attack or use any of its activated abilities?!?

Another solution would be to pay 2 and equip the knife onto the creature you want to sacrifice. Not the best way to spend your mana, and your turn, unless you have a grave pact on the battlefield. If you could find a viable way to add blood counters without all that sacrificing and tapping, maybe you could do great things with this card. Maybe.
Posted By: LiXinjian (5/10/2010 7:10:31 PM)


this card could be coming back with the whole proliferate ability
Posted By: Hand_Bannana (10/10/2010 2:18:16 PM)


Could be fun with Reassembling Skeleton, Everflowing Chalice and something that lets you proliferate. You could essentially use the tactic to stall an opponent until you get an eldrazi (which has a similar type of affect btw).
Posted By: A0602 (2/9/2011 2:30:40 PM)


You don't seem to realize that the sacrifice ability can be activated as an instant, which means you can and should use it to respond to any removal as long as you keep the equipped creature untapped and ready. The counters also stay on the knife regardless of what happens to your creatures, which gives it a plus over things like Blade of the Bloodchief. Insane card advantage once you've gotten a few counters on it.
Posted By: achilleselbow (8/10/2010 9:15:01 PM)


A good creature to use this equipment on is a wall. Wall typically is there to block and often has no other ability (and of course, no need of attacking) so tapping isn't an issue. The more counters on the Knife, the more deadly as a blocker it would be, and It can sacrifice itself if it needs to. On the same facet, Reassembling Skeleton can serve equal purpose, or token generator like Rotlung Reanimator.

Given how hefty the cost of this equipment is, I think the cost should be lowered. The reward, however, is huge. Proliferate also reduces the burden.
Posted By: Cyberium (3/3/2011 11:14:43 AM)


I would love this card if it was monoblack...
and it has nothing at all to do with the +1/+0 that's total crap.
Posted By: supershawn (3/4/2011 8:32:06 AM)


Useful if you have a bunch of weenies that you don't need. For two mana you can eat one of your weenies and get a counter. Maybe even swing with one of them with a power boost. This card really isn't as bad as some people are saying.
Posted By: Crag-Hack (7/4/2011 3:33:54 PM)


I love the idea of sacrificing a bunch of tokens, then saccing the knife and making the opponent sac his entire field.
Posted By: Diachronos (1/26/2012 1:42:31 PM)


awsome flavor but far far too slow. it is not entirely without merit but for the amount of build-around the card requires to be viable you could win the game rather thn merely hamper opponent.
Posted By: rawsugar (2/14/2012 6:28:16 AM)


This is actually really easy to use, although it takes time to build up. Sac creatures at instant speed in response to some removal, or sac your chump blockers. The longer they go without killing it, the more dangerous it becomes, and the more they have to kill it. Never sac the knife itself until they try to kill it or if it will win the game. I like that it not only is a time bomb just waiting to go off, it also pumps your creatures in the meantime. A great card in EDH.

Also, It that Betrays and proliferate.
Posted By: Kelptic183 (3/12/2012 4:37:29 PM)


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