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This card has actually won me a number of games against good decks.
I was up against a psycho creature removal deck that didn't have very many creatures of it's own. I had just enough removal myself to keep him at bay...
Eventually we reached a stalemate he had no creatures, I had one or two but wasn't going to play them...
I had this. He didn't. Slowest two matches ever, but it's won for me like that, twice...

Are there better things to spend five manna on? Yes. In spades, coming out the nose, yes. But if the game has already ground to a halt and you are honestly seeing no other way out. This is the answer.

Oh it also fits the flavor. Slow things down and bank them to death. Sounds like Orzov to me.
Posted By: Zoah (1/4/2012 11:28:28 PM)
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I will admit, the ability's cost is steep, but I've used it to sidestep those damn fortune thieves too many times to count.
Posted By: OrzhovGhostCouncil (4/28/2010 8:14:45 AM)
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Few things are more satisfying than killing your opponent with a land. Especially if it isn't a manland!
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (8/23/2010 1:49:53 PM)
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This card is pretty good. Is the ability over costed? sure. But this card isn't supposed to be activated during the early game, its made for later on in the game around turn 6 and on. When you are against a control deck, this uncounterable ability can swing the game to your favor. Overall, its a solid card, granted there are plenty of better lands coughmanlandscough. 3/5
Posted By: Mourning-Thrull (9/9/2011 7:44:46 PM)
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COME ON DOWN TO THE CHURCH OF DEALS, WE'VE GOT THE BEST DEALS IN ALL OF RAVNICA!
Posted By: Gamma_Guy (3/24/2012 8:23:29 PM)
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It seems odd that this wouldn't be legendary.
Posted By: dlgn (5/4/2012 6:24:22 PM)
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Well I think it's more of a give and a take. For example, Prahv, spires of order lets you do it for 6. It's basically letting you play a card that would normally cost 1 or 2 over and over. I agree that it's a bit expensive though.
Posted By: Haatweels (4/24/2009 6:18:15 AM)
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You: "Five mana for one lousy life point?! I came to this church for a good deal!"

Orzhov Pontiff: "Those are our conditions. They're non-negotiable."

You: "Well, screw this, then."

Orzhov Pontiff: "...I don't think you understand how we do business, here."

(Tap, doors swing shut)

Orzhov Pontiff: "Completing the transaction is... mandatory."

You:
O_O
0_0
o_o
._.

... (sigh and pay the damn 3WhiteBlack)

Orzhov Pontiff: "It was a pleasure doing business with you."

You: (muttering) "I sure as hell didn't enjoy that transaction."

Orzhov Pontiff: "Indeed, that's precisely why it was such a pleasure for me."
Posted By: Salient (1/23/2013 4:38:16 PM)
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Five mana?? There is no way I'm paying five mana for an ability like that. I mean, there are black cards that do the same thing for less. I'll keep my mana for suffer the past, thank you.
Posted By: divine_exodus (12/13/2010 2:00:50 PM)
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The only uncounterable ability on this card is the first one, the one that provides mana. Y'all need to read up on the rules.
Posted By: zandergb (11/8/2011 12:47:45 PM)
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