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old art was better
Posted By: metalevolence (12/28/2010 2:07:20 PM)


I made a UB deck in Shards that had a lot of small creatures with effects, a la Rotting Rats, Blister Beetle, etc. This card was used in it for when I was out of small creatures to play late game, or if I had nothing on the field. Worked decently, but I only ran 1 or 2 of it (cant remember).

Not the greatest creature, but you can find uses for it, that is if you're Johnny enough :P
Posted By: JacksJokeShop (8/4/2009 8:26:10 PM)


SavageBrain89 is right. I consider myself a Timmy-Spike, and this card is crap in my opinion. Maybe if it had trample... But there are just so many better options! One more mana and you get Inkwell Leviathan, with NO drawbacks. Don't use this guy, really, he's not worth your time.
Posted By: True_Mumin (8/18/2009 8:52:34 AM)


Sac all your Eldrazi Spawn to play him and you won't _have_ any creatures to return. RotE just made this useful.
Posted By: EternalLurker (4/24/2010 7:15:13 PM)


I actually think this card works well with something like Soramaro, first to dream providing you have a spell book or similar card in play. One turn you play this 11/11 monster the next you could have a pumped up flying spirit, made huge by this guy sending all those little creatures you own scuttling back to your hand :)
Posted By: chicollicolli (7/30/2009 2:53:38 AM)


Entomb it and then Exhume it
Posted By: BryanFR (9/20/2009 4:38:13 PM)


8 mana for a vanilla 11/11 in itself is already pretty mediocre, but this also has a negative ability, making it nearly worthless. The only way you should ever play this card is if you turn its usually negative ability into a positive one and run it with a bunch of low costing cards with come into play abilities. (Ravenous Rats, Elvish Visionary, etc.) However, even in that situation I would normally much rather run Evacuation over this.
Posted By: BrutalJim (5/13/2010 2:37:07 PM)


I love the art on this card; it really makes you feel small. I would not want to encounter this denizen while on a boat...or small island.
Posted By: WotC_EricB (11/20/2008 5:48:27 PM)


Man, this has Jund Vamp written all over the discussion board. Is this really what magic players are coming to?
Quest for Ula's Temple to play this bad boy in a deck that uses only Kraken, Leviathan, Octopus, or Serpents, then just drop one on your opponents turns. Great card, it just requires a combo. QQ moar about a high cost card. Or, better, yet, Belbe's Portal for the old schoolers. Come on, don't just see a high cost and cry about it. Freaking Kozilek, Butcher of Truth isn't good enough for you guys, google him if you don't know who he is.

Anyway, learn how to play a combo deck, don't just moan because it has a high cost. Or better yet, use cards that have enter/leave play effects. Admonition Angel a bunch of creatures that have "When this comes into play" abilities and drop this bad boy, the AA will go back to your hand and all your creatures will re-enter the battlefield. Can you say disgusting blue/white allies? ... (see all)
Posted By: OpenSeasonNoobs (3/5/2010 4:52:33 PM)


No. no, no. Its a bad card. There are plenty of creatures that cost eight or nine mana, and are bigger than their supposed to be. But they don't force you to bounce every creature you control. Even when this guy is in play, only an idiot would consider if he/she made a good move or not. Its quite obvious that a large creature without evasion or trample with either be chumped blocked continuously or killed to removal spell. That means no more creatures for you, and easy win for the opponent. Seriously, unless theres some amazing rare combo that works with this serpent, then it belongs in the trash.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (6/24/2009 7:00:47 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!