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Play with Spectral Rider. Why pair a mono-White creature with a heavy RedBlack Sorcery?

An old cowboy went riding out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red eyed cows he saw
A-plowing through the ragged sky and up the cloudy draw

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky

For he saw the Riders coming hard and he heard their mournful cry

Yippie yi Ohhhhh
Yippie yi yaaaaay
Ghost Riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt, their eyes were blurred, their shirts all soaked with sweat
He's riding hard to catch that herd, but he ain't caught 'em yet
'Cause they've got to ride forever on that range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire
As they ride on hear their cry

As the riders loped on by him he heard one call his name
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Posted By: DarthParallax (1/13/2012 10:49:54 AM)


This guy is devastating, and with some mana ramp you can get an 8CC out pretty fast in a black/red deck. Fire off a couple of Dark Ritual and then go bannanas. The land destruction capability is silly.

Huge late-game, 4.5/5
Posted By: Gaussgoat (1/9/2010 7:10:16 PM)


seething song x2 or 2 other small mana accelerator cards = this comes out on turn 6....
Posted By: aliceburton (1/5/2010 1:27:50 AM)


Very good, but the high mana cost obviously is a turn off.
Posted By: fetuss (8/13/2009 10:39:12 PM)


suddenly the 0/1 red Kobolds from Kher Keep that you didn't block with are more than 0/1 pest and he understands why you Terminate your Sprouting Thrinax

Posted By: KingCody77 (1/12/2011 8:25:38 PM)


the land destruction on this is sick, as many have already said, just a little mana ramp and BOOM! 4.5
Posted By: TheTellion (1/14/2011 6:11:04 PM)


err runway, if you don't have any creatures out it only gives you a 5/5, and for 8 mana that's not worth it at all. however, with the steep mana cost accounted for, in end-game this is a great siegebreaker, and is a really good start to a final attack
Posted By: batycrabs (4/19/2009 8:09:00 AM)


If only this had been Tribal - Elemental... would have been so much fun to build around.

The only reason it's not is to moderate its effectiveness. And that really undermines the whole concept of Tribal.
Posted By: nibelheim_valesti (6/20/2010 8:07:02 AM)


A really flavoursome and cool finisher that is rarely a win-more, since even with no creatures it's very effective.

Great art also.
Posted By: Baconradar (8/7/2010 4:31:35 PM)


This was my favorite shadowmoor card when the set came out and still is my favorite card from that set.

This card is great in any strong BR aggro deck, especially zombies or tokens and goes great with stuff like Deathbringer Thoctar (my favorite alara reborn card) or nucklavee

I personally run 3 copies in a multiplayer deck with wort the raidmother. Good times.
Posted By: NedjimbO_Goblin_Mage (2/12/2011 1:21:34 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!