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It's like Bloodghast, and just as obnoxious!
Posted By: Superllama12 (7/9/2011 8:31:01 AM)


Two with Vampire Aristocrat, Bloodthrone Vampire, etc and a Blade of the bloodchief for lulz. Add in evasion from something like fallen ideal, which could give you the pump ability also, and you have a brutally fast win. I like to add pawn of ulamog to get the tokens for double the fun and as a failsafe in case i cannot get two spirits, as the ability doesn't require it to be nontoken put into the grave. Heck, if you have a way to convert the colorless mana from the spawn to black, you can go infinite. I have a deck based on this and reassembling skeletons, and while it can probably be perfected with more expensive cards, it works extremely well against other casual decks. Only eight rares, 4 of which are this card, 3 are blades of the bloodchief and the last is fluff. Very nice.
Posted By: jsttu (2/10/2011 6:58:39 PM)


1/1 haste shadow that can be returned from the graveyard?Nice if you want fast paced decks.
Posted By: royco (5/17/2009 11:42:12 AM)


Ninja of the deep hours
Posted By: Chrisrawr (1/9/2010 9:24:08 PM)


good with Nether Spirit
Posted By: Omenchild (4/17/2010 10:47:18 PM)


I like Nether Traitor. He comes back from the graveyard and doesn't afraid of anything.
Posted By: thorjy (6/7/2011 6:05:39 PM)


one of the cards that is just screaming "combo".
i don't know how, but i came aroung with four of these guys somehow.
they are good if you have two of them, and a
Posted By: frog-in-a-jar (6/18/2009 2:52:53 PM)


Anyone know what ninja BelloAbril is talking about? I can't find it on gatherer.
Posted By: Gwafa_Hazid (1/1/2010 9:28:40 AM)


He's good Paolino, no doubts there- but best Black in MTG? no, he's not even in the running.

If you want more violent, try Phyrexian Obliterator. Or Withengar Unbound. If you want smarter, try Bob (Dark Confidant). If you like both, Abyssal Persecutor could be just up your alley...

Of course, he MIGHT be the best FAIR black creature.
Posted By: DarthParallax (3/7/2012 8:24:04 PM)


The Ashnod's Altar and Initiates of the Ebon Hand combo is nice, but can also work well with Phyrexian Altar, without giving infinite mana.
An Entomb to make sure one's in the graveyard, and some form of bringing one back from the dead/ onto the battlefield. Any effect that happens when something enters/eaves the battlefield is sure to profit with him.

Alternatively, two of these, a Carnival of Souls, and a Blasting Station. It only does one dmg per tap though, and you lose one life for whenever one gets sent to the graveyard. If you wanted to go further, you could add in a Lich, and a Phyrexian Altar. Think that would work.
Posted By: Psuedonaut (4/9/2011 12:52:15 PM)