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I love keeping this at two counters and always having 3 mana open, and making my opponent squirm. It's fun.
Sure, it's no pernicious deed, but these also cost $13.50 less, and fills the same slot in most casual decks.

Good card.
Posted By: Necrolysis (2/15/2010 6:43:45 PM)


Pernicious Deed is better, but Boiler can remove planeswalker, Deed cannot. Also, unless the threat is immediate, Boiler can take out expensive permanents for far less. Play early and wait for a few turns, most opponents would think twice before playing anything.
Posted By: Cyberium (7/19/2010 5:46:22 PM)


Great card when mixed with Ghostway from the same set :)
Posted By: Revan312 (8/15/2010 11:34:21 PM)


I decided to use this card in an auto-reanimate deck using cards like Bloodghast and Vengevine. I needed something to wipe my opponent's board in green and black, since I met with permanents of every kind that would basically end the game from my unability to do anything. This card does just the job right! After everything have been wiped out, I can start filling conditions to revive my creatures and immediatly attack with creatures that often have haste while my opponent doesn't have anything on his board.
Posted By: Daikoru (9/28/2010 5:40:52 PM)


Like Necrolysis said, one of the best play is to keep it at 2 counter and remove one each turn, to keep the tension. This is one kind of game that you can't do with the others reset-button artifact...

This and Crime // Punishment in Ravnica block tried to reintroduce the "rock" game-style that was great in Odyssey block, but somehow didn't result as powerful...

For me, 4.5/5
Posted By: leomistico (6/20/2011 1:55:08 PM)


I'm really surprised this isn't in modern more often. Any color of non-creature-based control deck (or deck abusing the suspend mechanic) could just throw this out whenever, and give the opponent a 3 turn (or less, if you're playing green or using proliferate) clock to either win or lose everything. It's a blue Wrath, a Red Tranquility, and black Shatterstorm, all in one.

It kills planeswalkers. It obliterates Tempered Steel, or any other snowballing decks. Hexproof is useless. Use with wither or infect to kill persist, or with Reinforce cards to obliterate the undying
Posted By: Vogie (3/25/2012 1:54:25 PM)


Posted By: KrosanGardener (8/7/2009 11:40:55 PM)


It would have been cool if it said any player may activate this ability. And they made the ability cost three colorless.
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (8/9/2009 9:03:39 PM)


A wonderful card that just wasn't pernicious deed-y enough to be good.
Posted By: Designer_Genes (9/23/2009 1:24:38 PM)


that would make this card broken in multiplayer. any player with 3 mana thats starting to lose would activate it on a whim.
Posted By: BioPrince (12/23/2009 6:07:02 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!