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All you need with this is a Liquimetal Coating.
Choose one of your creatures for the target of this effect, then respond to it by turning it into an artifact. Illegal target, ability is countered, you're good to go.
Posted By: Artscrafter (3/16/2011 9:43:56 AM)


this is an excellent card in a multiplayer game

stack it with

1 grave pact

2 deathgreeter

3 creakwood

4 avatar of woe

with grave pact every turn you sacrifice 1 they sacrifice 2 (do the math)

Posted By: themoosegod (3/1/2010 8:14:51 PM)


It's a decent card. What with all the token generators/decks in use right now, however, it's not very useful.
Posted By: BorosRecruit (8/25/2009 10:22:07 AM)


I give/gave it 1/2 star rating...
Like Elysiume said it combos with Ashnod's Transmogrant for decent removal but otherwise it's a junk rare... Should have been made an umcommon-- but even as that I think it'd still suck; I mean who wants/wanted to really pull THIS as their rare??! Or anything other than maybe a common, cause who cares what they pull for those lol.
Posted By: AbyssalManZero (12/29/2009 5:37:41 PM)


Posted By: hot4boys (1/28/2013 4:16:45 PM)


@ Artscrafter:

Liquimetal Coating is a good idea. Now, all you need is a token engine, a sacrifice outlet, and a Disciple of the Vault and you can turn that artifact dude into life-loss for your enemy :)
Posted By: DacenOctavio (6/19/2011 2:15:45 AM)


you don't even need to know the history of the game to see how good this sucker is. Every turn, he kills something. He hits them first, and then he hits one of your guys. He's like a slow Black Wrath of God, and even effects, even played completely straight, are easy to manipulate just by timing! This is another 'even' card, like Wrath of God, except:

a) you're running Black, not White, which means the Graveyard is your b*tch. Break this however you want- there's a way in pretty much every block that has black cards in it. Liliana Vess is a particularly lazy and yet still effective way to do it. There are much, much worse things you can do to your opponent. Make. them. scream.

b) even if you're just running it in a multicolor deck with the intention of 'playing it straight', like a Black Balance, you still have an effect worthy of a whole separate enchantment card on top of a 4/3 stick. If that stick does anything before it dies, you're very good.

c) all in all, this is one of the b... (see all)
Posted By: DarthParallax (8/10/2011 5:16:18 PM)


Have to agree with BorosRecruit about the tokens, but in case youre playing someone who isnt playing with them, he makes for a great combo with Charnelhoard Wurm and Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper because you can trigger Sek'Kuar's ability with the magus, get a grave bourne token, and then take back your creature with the wurm. id recommend just recycling one cheap creature like a goblin or any 1/1.
Posted By: cadenblade (8/26/2009 10:48:51 PM)


Honestly, in Multiplayer, getting a Whispersilk Cloak on this guy and setting a Necrotic Plague loose can do a lot of damage.
Posted By: TylerRhombus (12/8/2010 12:00:38 PM)


Compare to Fleshbag Marauder, an EDH staple in black. If you're willing to pay 1 extra mana, wait until the opponent's upkeep, and learn to live with not killing indestructible/shroud, you get the same effect for the rest of the game, at your option.

This is one of my favorites of the cycle, since it can do something its parent enchantment can't - get rid of itself. Thus, you could play this in a creature-heavy deck, say one with tokens or indestructibility subthemes, and have no fear of it going sour on you. My opponent stole my indestructible/destroyed my token source? No prob, I'll just let my Magus go instead of my Sheoldred, Whispering One. The Abyss in an aggressive deck could be manipulated against you far more easily.
Posted By: Justice1337 (10/11/2011 10:59:37 AM)