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I want to see this reprinted.
Posted By: .Blaze. (2/2/2011 11:18:16 AM)


I have it in a suicidal black deck to bring back cards like Phyrexian Negator and Phyrexian Soulgorger.
Posted By: Etregan (12/23/2009 9:45:01 PM)


Snapcaster Mage says this is more versatile than Animate Dead.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (11/7/2011 12:29:41 AM)


So versatile and cheap. I actually love getting my Stillmoon Cavalier discarded. Even countered.
Posted By: Trubuliva (2/1/2011 3:23:10 PM)


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Posted By: LordRandomness (11/23/2011 12:21:46 AM)


This + Eternal Witness + Bog Initiate + Ashnod's Altar=infinite black mana. Sure, it's a pretty crappy combo that's easy to disrupt, but it took me about three seconds to come up with that
Posted By: Superllama12 (11/27/2011 3:32:06 PM)


The most unused Cycling ability on a card ever.
Posted By: MithosFall (1/24/2012 12:48:37 PM)


Viridian Emissary
Yavimaya Elder
Eternal Witness (funny, because you get this card back when she hits if you want.)

That's a lot of incentive to run this card in B/G, especially since two of those can fetch the black you need for this. This is a "chump in a bottle", and sometimes also puts out monstrosities. Cycling is your worst case scenario!

They all work together as well, ramping/guaranteeing land drops, recurring card advantage. Beauty!
Posted By: blurrymadness (7/15/2013 2:27:44 PM)


When I discovered this card, I went straight to the interwebs and held my breath as I checked the asking price. I sighed when I saw that they were going for a whopping...

79 cents?

Within a week, my zombie deck didn't have a single creature above 3cmc.
Posted By: MisterAction (6/5/2012 10:42:15 PM)


What most people tend to ignore is that the vast majority of a vintage zombie deck is 3-drops.
Here's an idea of what this gets you:
Geralf's Messenger
Undead Gladiator
Phyrexian Crusader
Zombie Master
Lord of the Undead
Death Baron
Bone Dancer
Cemetery Reaper

And much more if you break out of zombie tribal.

That's the early game. Late game, it's still a 1-drop but can also be cycled for something more useful.
Posted By: Krysto (4/30/2013 11:15:14 AM)


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