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Goblin Gaveleer will take 8 of these.

Ridonkulous on something like Cystbearer or Tangle Mantis in limited.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (3/12/2011 10:08:05 AM)


Heres a prime example of where you'd want to Acquire-a-Squire ;)
Posted By: Mike-C (2/21/2011 2:40:26 PM)


I believe when enters the battlefield you can attach it without the sac cost. That comes either by moving it or attaching it later. It's a bomb early game if so.
Posted By: Felex (2/19/2011 6:07:41 PM)


When it enters the battlefield, something gets +3/+1. This card is just so amazing. It enables fast beatdown in limited, and if the creature you equipped at first dies, you can later turn your useless artifacts into +3/+1 buffs.
Posted By: Fanaticmogg (2/26/2011 5:25:42 PM)


Thought: You can sacrifice it to itself, right? Not to use as an equipment, as it would cease to exist before it became equipped. I'm thinking more to take advantage of Fangren Marauder's nifty lifegain.
Posted By: cplmontana (3/19/2011 7:09:36 AM)


As stated before, Ichor Wellspring is a decent target for saccing...but in the late game (or with mana ramping), I like Spine of Ish Sah. 7 mana for targeted destruction is kinda expensive, but recurring destruction is somewhat rare.
Posted By: Alsebra (4/23/2011 1:16:17 AM)


Favourite equipment of all time. It's just that quick and hard-hitting.

Ornithopter doing no damage? Give it this. I've taken many people to zero before using a helicopter holding a hammer !
Posted By: Splizer (5/10/2011 3:18:01 PM)


Anyone who rated this poorly needs to reread the first two lines. As soon as it comes into play you attach it to a creature you control. Pulling this for limited infect is amazing. Imagine a curve as simple as this:

T1 - Land -> Signal Pest
T2 - Land 2 -> Ichorclaw Myr
T3 - Land 3 -> Piston Sledge -> Swing for 5 poison
T4 - Land 4 -> Hand of the Praetors -> Swing for game

Posted By: zarakstan (4/18/2011 12:59:32 PM)


This thing will come out of nowhere and ruin your opponent's day in an infect deck.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (5/31/2011 9:23:31 AM)


Outstanding card; I try to fit it into pretty much all my decks. Its free attach plus low mana cost means it can create a nasty attacker out of pretty much anything; and, because it simply has an equip cost, you can recycle one Piston Sledge if you happen to have two which are no longer equipped. While I wouldn't build a deck out of this ability, it gives a piston sledge a leg up over some enchantments, such as Claws of Valakut which are gone if anything happens to the enchanted creature. This, combined with some low-power high-toughness creatures in Mirrodin, such as Plated Seastrider , or with the wonderful first strike capability of things like White Knight , is a fantastic card.
Posted By: Khavrion (7/11/2011 10:52:36 AM)


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