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Looks like an EDH staple. Can go in every deck, the casting cost is not an obstacle, and a Howling Mine only for yourself is a really nice thing.

Rod of Ruin has just been ruined a bit more...
Posted By: Lord_of_Tresserhorn (7/5/2012 7:00:27 PM)


Deals damage and draws cards. This really is the staff of Nin, the Pain Artist.
Posted By: Ameisenmeister (7/6/2012 1:07:12 AM)


Staff of Win.
Posted By: Zenzei (8/11/2012 12:08:04 PM)


I actually really like this card. Sure, this 6 CMC isn't ideal, but I'd pay 4 colorless for an extra card every turn, and 2 more colorless for a reusable pinger to get rid of chump blocks late game. And if they don't have any eligible creature targets, one to the face every turn will add up. Every point matters. 4/5
Posted By: Sessy (7/18/2012 6:49:16 AM)


A Phyrexian Arena that hurts your opponent instead. That's cool.

If you're playing black EDH I still think your better off with either Arena and/or Bloodgift Demon, but for colors like Red and Green that don't have much card draw on a stick it's great.
Posted By: Pinto331 (7/23/2012 5:25:31 PM)


Notice the red hue on the staff, mono red benefits from this more than any other color IMO.
Posted By: lorendorky (7/6/2012 3:03:56 PM)


Good heavens did Rod of Ruin get a powerboost!?

Wow... no reason NOT to play this card in Commander!
Posted By: Radagast (7/14/2012 9:09:15 AM)


The game can get really silly if you make copies of this. (Generic comment, I know) One of these are great. But when you have two or three, it can be devistatingly game changing.

Sculpting Steel, Phyrexian Metamorph, Mirrorworks, Prototype Portal...
Posted By: dberry02 (7/14/2012 10:44:51 PM)


This would work well with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind.

I've got a UBR deck with Niv, some Spellbound Dragons, and a couple Beacon of Unrests, so one of two of these staves could be a great addition.
Posted By: htgtmd (7/24/2012 2:51:05 PM)


Green card draw. I like it.
Posted By: Xycolian (10/23/2012 2:27:36 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!