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In my Orzhov deck, an excellent way to counter heavy damage, or (as stated several times with Sanguine Bond) an excellent damage dealer. Now with Exquisite Blood..well.. hm.
Posted By: Admiral_Ferret (5/21/2012 12:42:21 PM)


Thanks, Chippy, for helping to make Esper a work of art.
Posted By: CuriousThing (11/2/2011 1:58:32 PM)


This would be a good card to secure a win. After dealing heavy damage, you activate this and it's all over. Combine with Sanguine Bonds for an efficient kill.
Posted By: SocialExperiment (7/13/2009 1:19:54 AM)


can't wait to play this in new multiplayer im working on
Posted By: davidhuman (4/27/2009 2:24:30 PM)


Hm...How would this card work for Channel? If I were to pull off a Channel/Stream of life combo, paying 19 life and gaining 20, then popped this, would I be at 21 life, or at 40?

If 40, a G/B/W Sanguine Bond channel deck sounds....interesting. Terrible, but interesting.
Posted By: Kruggles (11/16/2010 2:34:17 PM)


@Kruggles you still gain the 19, taking you 40. Check the last ruling.

Though I don't see why you don't just fireball them for game.
Posted By: MtFrostM (12/1/2010 1:25:12 PM)


does this and Sanguine Bond make like an infinite life-draining thing? or does this only activate once?
Posted By: Guntz1092 (4/1/2010 5:39:11 PM)


This card begs to be uses in a zendikar vamp deck. As mentioned by others combos well with Sanguine bond, but look at Blood tribute (this card with sanguine bond is an instant kill combo), Malakir bloodwitch (in a multi game this can give you a lot of life). I love this card, I'm puting this card in to a B/W vamp/lifegain deck with sanguine bond.
Posted By: ajpinton (3/2/2010 4:51:00 AM)


It can also be used well in GreenWhiteBlack with Squall line or any other of the hurricane/earthquake type cards.
Posted By: EvilCleavage (5/19/2010 11:42:59 AM)


im sure someone can johnny around w/ this and sanguine bond...
Posted By: BlackAlbino (5/30/2010 2:16:44 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!