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Old school goodness. This card is still good in my opinion unless its been outdone in some fashion im not aware of. Whats that? Gonna lightning helix my guy? naw, i'll just draw a card and you can forget about the 3 life. Bwa ha ha.
Posted By: XTwistedsoulX (5/23/2010 10:58:12 AM)


Perhaps with spine of ish sah.
Posted By: metalevolence (3/17/2011 2:35:41 AM)


The best in its class, appropriately awarded to black. Carnage Altar, Culling Dias and Phyrexian Vault just don't cut it.
Posted By: Justice1337 (8/22/2011 3:10:40 PM)


Bloodghast, Ichorid, etc. This is a more awesome Carnage Altar.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (7/14/2011 3:02:28 PM)


Run with Necropotence or Yawgmoth's Bargain to ensure access to card draw later in the game when you may get dangerously low on life. Also, this can be used as an alternative to either in Legacy. I've come to actually prefer it in graveyard-recursion decks.

Someone throws down a board sweeper, e.g. Jokulhaups or All is Dust, tap everything you can for mana and replenish your hand. Just playing a card like this might make them reconsider their strategy altogether.
Posted By: jfre81 (1/21/2012 9:27:12 AM)


Better than receiving a tribute in AOE
Posted By: DaaNz (3/24/2009 3:29:51 AM)


Use it when your permanent is gonna die/ get destroyed anyway.
Posted By: Sironos (5/27/2010 1:17:07 PM)


I am glad I have been reading these comments, being new to the game. Owning one of these cards I set it aside as a "Why?" card. It never occurred to me you could use it before a creature was destroyed.
Posted By: JakeTamber (8/16/2010 6:08:59 AM)


Also good in a barren glory deck as it allows you to sacrifice your own oblivion rings journey to nowheres at instant speed (IE at the end of your opponents turn since they have almost no time to react between then and your win at upkeep)
Posted By: allmighty_abacus (11/8/2010 1:59:36 PM)


Arguably better than Phyrexian Vault in black. Unless you've got lots of creature tokens.
Posted By: Tynansdtm (5/25/2011 10:51:37 AM)