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The reason this card was printed was to "fizzle" buyback spells. If you sac the premanent the buyback spell is targeting then the spell does not return to the owners hand.
Posted By: Malakant (12/6/2009 6:21:45 AM)


Have it in my patron of the nezumi commander/EDH deck. First because it's a rat I can sac to reduce the patrons manacost. And second: if someone decides to steal the patron, or shuffle it into my library, or put a pacifism on it or something, I'll rather destroy him instead.
Posted By: majinara (3/19/2010 2:55:43 AM)


Black artifact destruction!? Awesome!

*Reads rest of card*

Well... I suppose there's always Spine of Ish Sah.
Posted By: BongRipper420 (3/4/2013 8:23:41 PM)


Ever needed something destroyed (not sacrificed) to trigger a nice ability but NO ONE is taking the bait? :
Posted By: CCGRick (7/28/2009 1:32:51 AM)


Gets rid of your useless Pillory of the Sleepless-ed creatures and such.
Posted By: Captain_Willow (8/16/2009 12:59:43 AM)


Combos with Skeleton Scavengers in a small way if you have a buttload of mana. Much better is Hatching Plans but even then, there's better ways to do that in color.

This is an interesting card to be sure, and maybe someday it will actually be good, but til then, its just a curiosity.
Posted By: Guest1381794618 (8/8/2011 4:45:39 PM)


Sideboard at best.
Posted By: themlsna (6/5/2010 7:51:22 PM)


This card is black, and does something that's supposed to be bad to you.
^This is my 'I am very suspicious of you.' face
Posted By: DarthParallax (11/3/2011 9:27:04 PM)


besides using it as rick said another good trick to do is gain control of 1 of your opponents cards, use it and then destroy it with the rats. of course its better if your usings a control spell that only works for 1 turn. otherwise theres no need to worry about destroying the card. but say your opponent finds some way to get their card back then just activate the rats before their spell resolves.
Posted By: LeMaK (12/12/2009 6:17:42 AM)


Use this in conjunction with cards that have "Gain control of target creature until end of turn" and such. It still isn't all that.
Posted By: AXER (12/18/2009 12:38:59 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!