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It goes with Planar Void or Leyline obviously, but this card can work pretty well on its own if you just Ritual it out first turn.
Posted By: Kirbster (6/29/2010 12:49:45 AM)


In a slow control game, this is just a monstrous little engine. It's a bit like phyrexian arena, but it's better in multiplayer (since it's target opponent).
Posted By: Baconradar (8/12/2010 9:45:44 AM)


I really like the flavor on this card. If your opponents won't/can't pay the price, you'll "grow stronger". Sure, I mean, it was probably a lot better back then, and it's not like it's Phyrexian Arena, but on the other hand, this doesn't kill you, and it just feels more "fun".

Don't run this card if your deck is loaded with removal (obviously), but it seems fairly cool if you're running a less serious black deck, perhaps aiming to end the game with Pit Lords & Liege of the Pits.
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (8/24/2010 10:22:32 AM)


Very nice card. It is good by itself. No combo needed. VERY NICE!
Posted By: Guest1334148255 (9/19/2009 12:16:03 PM)


very useful with Withered Wretch or another graveyard removing card
Posted By: Serpentario (11/5/2009 9:22:21 PM)


it goes well with one or two relic of Progenitus...
Posted By: rioks (7/11/2009 9:41:24 AM)


Oh Man With Tormods Crippy And Just This Cards Pure Power Nyways. STR8 DANK! 5/5 Ritual It Baby
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (1/8/2011 4:07:39 PM)


just great for a monoblack. a must have!
Posted By: Zuxen (6/11/2010 9:46:28 AM)


I got this card about a month or so ago for my W/B Reanimator and haven't looked back since. I like to get this into play fast using Dark Ritual and get some solid extra draw going early. To make sure opponents can't gimp my draw, I use this bad boy with four Orzhov Basilica and four Bojuka Bogs as bouncers and normally have no trouble at all keeping opponent graveyards empty.

Once this combo gets rolling, you've got yourself some silly card advantage.
Posted By: Hayw00d0909 (1/29/2011 10:23:32 AM)


Leyline of the Void is a pretty nice one with this as well.
Posted By: Crag-Hack (8/10/2011 12:40:41 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!