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Nope. It's Ashling the Extinguisher. She's purple!
Posted By: RikerBlake (5/22/2010 7:37:30 PM)


Oblivion Ring – Shards of Alara common. The flavor text for the Shards of Alara version of Oblivion Ring ("A circle of light and a word of confinement.") is a reference to the Lorwyn version: "A circle of sugar and a word of forbiddance.". Clearly, no matter what plane you're in, oblivion rings involve circles and words.

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Posted By: liir007 (8/10/2009 10:06:12 PM)


Lol at this flavor text. "A circle of sugar"?
Posted By: A3Kitsune (7/5/2010 4:42:26 AM)


By far my favourite art for this card.
I too have long tried to figure out the identity of the flamekin in the ring. Ashling the Pilgrim most fits the body type and shape, but the twin swords and sheathes don't match. Ceaseless Searblades, Flamekin Bladewhirl, Rage Forger, and Vengeful Firebrand all have swords, but none of them have sheathes, and the Forger certainly doesn't match, while it's difficult to tell with the Searblades. Most likely, I have decided, it is just some nameless and random flamekin whom this unfortunate, ring-based fate has befallen.
Posted By: Corey_bayoudragonfly (5/20/2012 1:07:29 PM)


The "what creature is that in the art" debate has been raging on for several posts and the answer has not been found as of this post. It's obviously a Vengeful Firebrand, which was released long after Lorwyn, so I can understand the confusion. The two swords and sheathes match, as well as the scale-mail bracers and overall female flamekin body. I love cards that involve art of other cards or from the main story!

Anyway, IMHO, O-ring is the best white removal available. For 2White O-Ring gets rid of not just creatures, but also Planeswalkers, artifacts, other enchantments (including other O-rings!) which is very hard to do with other spells, especially in other colors, without a major drawback. Its cost often messes up your tempo if played early, but if you absolutely have to get rid of something immediately (Wellwisher anyone?) it's well worth it. And, of course, you can always hold it and wait to play it at just the right moment, such as remo... (see all)
Posted By: CorkBulb (7/14/2012 1:22:58 AM)


This version has the best flavor text. It also has the worst flavor text.

Eight reprints, we still get nothin'. You would think something as flavorful as "Oblivion Ring" would inspire a little more, you know, flavor.
Posted By: Salient (12/8/2012 10:08:19 PM)


Umm, Salient, the first reprint also had flavor text, which is similar, but not the same, as this one.
Posted By: Megadog (6/27/2013 5:08:01 AM)


My opponent played Ashling the Pilgrim.
I like Ashling. So I put a ring on it.
Posted By: Guest392185251 (12/2/2013 5:09:16 AM)