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i'd say this would be devastating with a Aven Mindcensor, you get the full effect, and opponents only get to look through the top 4 cards.
Posted By: Mattmedia (11/28/2009 9:41:09 PM)


archive trap
Posted By: GooberSnotpants (2/8/2010 1:09:23 PM)


As long as she's in standard, Maralen will be my favourite card and a centerpiece in my personal decks. To me she's the epitome of black (well, after Dark Confidant); I'll risk my health and the chance my opponent can win just because I want to try and do what I want to try and do.
Posted By: TeamJD (11/13/2008 11:32:36 AM)


I have a Maralock deck - basically uses this and Mindlock Orb while still maintaining advantage for wins.
Posted By: Sixty3Zero (9/14/2010 10:46:30 AM)


I'm currently building a deck with this, Shadow of Doubt, Isochron Scepter, Paradox Haze, and Teferi's Puzzle Box. As well as arcane denial and mass removal.
Posted By: ratchet1215 (7/16/2010 2:23:19 PM)


Wow. Nice stasis combo with Mindlock Orb and Magosi. Just plain evil.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (3/17/2011 11:01:04 PM)


Combos well with Necropotence
Posted By: CannibalChris (11/15/2010 12:18:18 PM)


Your opponent unfortunately gets to make use of this effect at first. Although this will cost him/her 3 life, that player will find a response to get rid of Maralen or even fetch up something more awful, so you won't get to enjoy your tutoring effect without any preparation.

Yet fortunately, you get the opportunity to combine the better cards with her, that means you can both intervene during the tutor trigger with cards like Shadow of Doubt to inhibit them from fetching for one turn (although keep in mind the card's cantrip effect won't work) or Aven Mindcensor to minimize their selection effectively, or by simply countering the triggered ability with Stifle or Trickbind. If you got these or Shadow of Doubt on a stick you've created a nice softlock and simultaneously should be able to end the game since you topdeck every turn.
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Posted By: Mode (12/4/2009 8:51:13 AM)


Maralen is the most fun when you can kill her when you need to. But she's still amazing, and a target if nothing else, because an opponent will waste an Incinerate on her nearly no matter what. But that gives her disrespect. I run her in my standard Husk-Sage of Fables-Puppeteer deck.
Posted By: Tilon13 (11/14/2008 12:15:49 AM)


This + Mindlock Orb = Funny. Basically if you've got lifelink or some drain spell, you've basically locked the game down.
Posted By: Belz_ (5/15/2010 4:28:28 PM)