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"I am cursed to serve great evil. You will join me."

the great think about it was it came out on turn 2 (with the help of dark rituals) was a 5/5 and couldn't be hit withswords to plowshares. great tec in a necropotence deck
Posted By: ultratog1028 (9/22/2009 7:47:47 AM)


For old schoolers, this creature is beyond STP, beyond Bolt, beyond most black removal. A 5/5 body that beats up most green creatures at the time.

Posted By: Cyberium (7/24/2010 7:49:00 PM)


"Probably the best black creature in Legacy"

Except for, you know, Dark Confidant, Tombstalker, Abyssal Persecutor, and all the other black creatures that are actually played in the format.
Posted By: scumbling1 (6/1/2011 5:16:46 PM)


Used to be my main beating stick. Just a solid creature.
Posted By: Gilgamesh3000 (7/19/2009 11:13:25 AM)


Well he's not that awesome, but the artwork is.
Especially in Magic The Gathering:Battlegrounds, the model of this creature looks really cool.
Posted By: Mode (8/8/2009 8:09:02 AM)


Bonus points for being a legendary shade knight, and for having a useful body and ability for that mana cost. This was in homelands?!--Impossible!!!
Posted By: Evil_Tactics (9/5/2011 2:49:46 AM)


I'm also curious about using Ihsans's Shade in my discard/LD monoblack EDH deck. I'm using Ink-eyes, anyone think this guy is a better choice?
Posted By: pwdrrider (2/20/2010 8:14:30 PM)


This card is no Phage the Untouchable or Akroma, Angel of Wrath, but it at least has some solidity.

A big creature like this is always nice, but we have to remember that Wizards have made many, MANY better big black creatures from then (see Demon of Death's Gate, Reiver Demon, Massacre Wurm, Geth, Lord of the Vault and Sheoldred, Whispering One).

I'd make a much better deal about Ihsan if he had first strike or something. Just imagine that... 5/5 with first strike? Almost as absurd as Glissa, the Traitor's deathtouch tomfoolery
Posted By: Ferlord (12/11/2011 5:30:48 PM)


Abbey Matrons everywhere cry themselves to sleep because they can't block the only efficient 5/5 in the set.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (4/29/2012 1:31:43 PM)


"May your suffering equal your weakness"
Probably one of the coolest looking Legends in the game. He's really awesome in Battlegrounds.
Posted By: Volcre (9/29/2009 2:21:34 PM)