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Problem, infect?
Posted By: chinkeeyong (1/29/2011 9:27:55 AM)


I absolutely love the flavor text.
Posted By: Worldwalker1 (2/5/2011 2:19:15 AM)


Army of 2/2 tokens on your back turn 3?
Turn the Tide's got your back, leaving them with no blockers for a turn.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (2/7/2011 7:56:32 PM)


It slows down damage, and it only costs 2. And its less circumstantial than most blue damage-regulators due to its board-wide effect. True, its not quite as good as White damage-mitigation, but nothing is. I didn't mind pulling four of these in a draft, since my blue infect/control deck took a lot of time to really get working.
Posted By: SoulShatterer (5/14/2011 9:39:19 PM)


Actually a nice combat trick for blue!
If this would have been a cantrip it would be great. Like this it's rather mediocre till bad.
Posted By: Vividice (1/28/2011 10:53:11 AM)


Well, it's more useful than Disorient and Fleeting Distraction since like NoobOfLore and Achija_el-Shuwal said, you can shut down or at least slow down a lot of aggro decks turns 2-4 with it. Still, this leaves a poor taste in my mouth, especially since so many aggro decks by Besieged are running Battle Cry, which diminishes this card's usefulness. I don't know why Wizards is so set on printing blue instants that lower creatures' power if all of them are either of negligible effect or way too expensive. There are so many ways this could have been made decent, but as it is, it's pretty lackluster and too dependent on your matchup (and not even that great where in it's good matchups) to cut it.
Posted By: Lyoncet (3/19/2011 9:04:21 AM)


still prefer white's choking fumes when i was running a W/U, or attempted to, at prerelease.
Posted By: Richard_Hawk (2/8/2011 11:24:04 AM)


At least it's more useful in a chaos / multiplayer game.
Posted By: tcollins (2/28/2011 7:07:29 PM)


I think Lethargy Trap might be a better sideboard option against aggro, but I really like how this one can be used as a combat trick when you're attacking.
Posted By: Vinifera7 (6/3/2011 9:08:21 AM)


WOTC gruntling-- "I have the perfect flavor text quote for Jace, the Mind Sculptor!"

WOTC manager-- "There's no room for flavor text on planeswalker cards."

WOTC gruntling-- :(

WOTC manager-- "Don't worry. We'll find a use for it. Somewhere."

...overpowered flavor text for an underpowered card aside, this card's art is as perfect as it could possibly be, and by the same artist who painted All Is Dust.
Posted By: Salient (8/13/2011 12:15:24 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!