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"Quick! We need to print one more really strong black card!"

"How do we guarantee a powercard in the ridiculous format that is Urza's block?"

"I know! Make a black card and put 'Yawgmoth' in the name!"

"Oh, yeah!"
Posted By: Kirbster (6/24/2010 11:31:49 AM)


This is completely broken. The fact that you can do it at instant speed pushes it over the top.
Posted By: JFM2796 (7/30/2011 1:57:04 PM)


Now thats a real bargain!

Think paying 1 life for a card is a 'big drawback'? You haven't seen the true power of this card

Posted By: Paladin85 (9/11/2011 7:32:19 PM)


Trading an abundant resource for a much more powerful, harder-to-come-by resource? I mean, I guess that's okay...
Posted By: ratchet1215 (5/7/2009 8:06:09 PM)


Necropotence vs. Yawgmoth's Bargain

Why decide? They're both restricted so run both!
Posted By: RecurringMemories (11/20/2012 12:47:42 PM)


What you say:
"Wow Yawgmoth, you drive a really hard bargain, but I accept, here's 1 life," draws a card.

What you think:
*Haha, sucker, I easily would have paid twice that amount*
Posted By: DlCK (3/18/2013 12:30:14 AM)


Yawgmoth made a good bargain, wrote a good will, and even his tomb is a piece of treasure. However, his edict was too specific, his agenda too slow, his demon too greedy, not too bad of a priest, maybe gave a bad order, but really, no one ever wanted to look into his eye.
Posted By: 001010011100101110 (9/15/2011 10:49:27 PM)


@ boneclub

Yawgmoth's Bargain 4BB
You win the game.
Posted By: MisterBader (3/9/2014 8:42:16 AM)


It's time for commenting on the comments again! Huzzah! Lets dip into the mailbag and see what we have...

Gilgamesh3000 asks: "What's happening in the art?"

Well, Gilgamesh, thanks for taking the time away from ruling ancient kingdoms to comment on this card. Taking a look at the art, I'd wager it's some kind of bargain. Some kind of bargain with Yawgmoth.

benzensulfonic writes: "Ok, let's say I'm a noob who just got into MTG.... How is this card (and Necropotence for that matter) helpful to you?"

Let me put it like this. Your life total is generally the primary obstacle your opponent must overcome in order to win the game. Knowing this, new players feel it's important above all else to protect this life total. In effect, they are mostly correct. But there is a saying among the more experienced players that "the only life point that matters is the last one." That is to say, while it is more perilous to be at 3 life than 20 (what with Lightning Bolts flying around), if you a... (see all)
Posted By: DoctorKenneth (12/9/2010 12:28:43 PM)


One of the best parts about this card is that it's fairly cheap because most people don't understand why it's good.
Posted By: --Nate-- (1/28/2011 6:32:32 AM)