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With some really basic mana ramp I used this one turn five:
Land, Jace, Brilliant Ultimatum, It That Betrays, and another Brilliant Ultimatum.
My friend quit.
Posted By: StrayWanderer (1/31/2013 9:34:16 PM)


I think Brilliant Ultimatum is a fun card. The only downside that I have found is that if you've played a land the turn you play the Ultimatum, and the pile you choose has lands, then they get removed cause you can't play them. But other than that downside its really fun, IMO.
Posted By: Jester_Dragon (11/14/2008 10:19:14 PM)


Holy mother of Jehosaphat. It looks like someone vomited up a huge pile of mana symbols on the ultimatums. The effect better be Pretty Spiffy right? Well, on some of them it is a game winner, but for a whopping WWUUUBB you get to draw something like 2 cards and play them for free. There is something like a 2/3 chance that you will get 2 free land drops out of this, or a land drop and some crappy spell. Fact or Fiction cost 4 and put the cards in your hand, but it was splashable. If there wasnt such a heavy color committment this could be good. For WWUUUBB i expect to get to play ALL 5 cards for free, or split up 10 cards for my opponent to choose from.

This card will be played, but only by Johnny's who like to make crappy cards work. I am one of these players though and I am not even touching this ultimatum.
Posted By: Shoe2 (11/14/2008 1:11:08 PM)


For a whopping 7CC, I expect more. Yeah, the card is cool, but 7?! Very tough to make this really work well for you, unless you have some serious fore-sight into what is coming in your deck. I guess it could be useful as a "I've got nothing left to lose..." card...

I really need to play with it a few times to see if it is worth it. Right now, I'm leaning towards a 2/5 due to high CC.
Posted By: Gaussgoat (4/11/2010 6:36:35 AM)


Uses a very loose definition of the word 'brilliant'.

One that apparently means heavily costed and unplayable.
Ironically the Blue shard's ultimatum plays very unfavorably with counterspells and board wipes, so how do you make it to that WhiteWhiteBlueBlueBlueBlackBlack then?
Posted By: desolation_masticore (5/11/2011 5:48:47 AM)


Scroll Rack?
This card seems good if you don't cast it blindly. I wouldn't know, I've never used it, but I imagine that's the case.
Posted By: izzet_guild_mage (5/19/2011 10:50:00 PM)


a sorcery that is so hard to cast should win the game by itself. this doesn't
Posted By: Lueseto (8/17/2011 2:05:17 PM)


wow that is *** 1/5
Posted By: ItsSlaughteringTime (10/19/2010 12:20:35 AM)


This is bad, but at least it isn't Violent Ultimatum or Clarion Ultimatum.
Posted By: TheTraitorKing (12/23/2009 4:58:41 AM)


that's propaganda, the general idea is that your opponent has to make a choice and you get to use ANY of those cards for FREE!!!! it's a fun card that can stump an opponent. if they make the deal to good, then you choose that pile
Posted By: BrimandVormay (4/3/2009 11:10:54 AM)


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