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The king of shades.
Nothing says "block me or die a horrible, agonising death" than this guy with bunch of lands untapped and cards in hand in monoblack control.
I love the look on an opponents face the first time they see someone turn a handfull of Dark Rituals and some land into a "GG, 'nother game?"

One the best two cost creature in black, if not in all Magic.
(I'm willing to argue this point, if any one has any other suggestions).

5/5, if only I could give it more.
Posted By: Sharu (3/30/2012 3:41:04 AM)


This is easily one of the most aggressive black creatures ever printed and synergies well in any deck the runs dark rituals by eating them late game for a giant growth effect. An undeniably solid card.
Posted By: Guest841448893 (5/4/2009 9:02:46 AM)


One of the best, if not the best monoblack finishers out there. When you play him late-game, he's simply the strongest creature in the game, especially if you have a Cabal Coffers in play.
Posted By: drunyon (5/27/2010 11:21:48 PM)


Is this one of the best black creatures in Magic? My friend seems to think so. I'm inclined to agree.
Posted By: Grouchu (7/2/2010 2:53:24 PM)


This is the best card possible in any monoblack aggro deck. One of the defining cards, an auto include.
Posted By: Powereslave (12/18/2009 3:30:25 AM)


When Torment was a new set this card was a, in conjunction with one or several copies of Cabal Coffers from the same set you could get a creature of truly alarming size, a wonderful finisher for the various black control decks that spawned around Odyssey block.
Posted By: OmnicromXR (8/22/2009 8:44:22 PM)


this card will forever be amazing in black aggro
Posted By: SethLarz (6/28/2010 1:11:00 PM)


I seriously can't believe they brought this back in M11...

Posted By: TheGodOfWar91 (7/1/2010 10:04:14 PM)


Mother of god this is getting reprinted in M11.

Posted By: spicayd (7/1/2010 10:11:21 PM)


NOOOOO, It's too good. You can't do that!

I am a mono black player, even I realize that having this in the core set is going to be a problem. It's just too powerful.

Although, maybe if you compare him with Garruk's Companion and Ajani's Pridemate, I can understand why black needs something to bring the fight.
Posted By: A0602 (7/3/2010 12:15:35 PM)


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