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Perhaps they did it so that you could essentially have 8 remove soul in formats outside of type II.
Posted By: Cryonic (12/9/2009 5:10:30 PM)


I don't know if it's true or not, but I heard that the name change was made because someone at a tournament made a complaint that his Soulless One shouldn't be able to be countered by Remove Soul.
Posted By: Saxophonist (8/1/2009 1:59:36 AM)


That makes the 3rd "new" card in this set that is a different named reprint.
Posted By: Oleander (7/11/2009 3:50:12 AM)


Yay! My vote managed to move the combined rating up half a star! I feel so privileged.

I like these situational counters, because they really aren't that situational, especially if they cover your deck's inherent weakness.

Essence Scatter is more evocative than Remove Soul, as this spell does not kill the creature, it cancels the 'summoning' of that creature. Remember, a creature spell doesn't actually become a creature until the spell resolves.

And yes I agree with sir_dwar (though he was rather rude :P) -Remove Soul sounds a little too 'black' for my liking (SO HARD to avoid sounding like a racist right now...)
Posted By: Stray_Dog (5/4/2010 3:25:08 AM)


If your running Blue, I think this is a better card to have for removal than Doomblade, particularly with the popularity of Black in standard right now (at a local FNM out of the 8 players, 3 were Jund, 3 were Vamps, 1 was Blue-Black control, and one was Bant)
Posted By: f_fivefiftyseven (3/31/2010 9:44:32 PM)


I hate it when they do this. It's just stupid. At the very least we deserve an explanation.
Posted By: WilsonFree (7/20/2009 12:33:59 PM)


I still don't understand why this was necessary. Does "Remove Soul" sound too threatening or something? Bollocks!
Posted By: True_Mumin (10/8/2009 6:15:07 AM)


People, they renamed it because Remove Soul sounds more like a black card. DUH!
Posted By: sir_dwar (11/10/2009 6:11:33 PM)


on the bright side, your deck can now have EIGHT 1U counter target creature spells !! I wonder if that will ever become an advantage
Posted By: CheloniaMania (9/26/2009 11:21:37 AM)


I think they renamed it because they want people to buy it.

Correct me if I'm wrong but, in standard torments, all cards in the most recent sets are available, even if the actual copy if from an older expansion.

So, if they released remove soul, players would simply rifle though their piles of cards, left over form forever ago, to find a copy of remove soul instead of buying a new one. Also, cards with new names are of higher value. If they had named the card "Remove soul" the card would be of considerably less value.

Oh, and CheloniaMania, you are wrong... Your deck now has twelve. We already had eight. (False Summoning)
Best art thus far though!
Posted By: Zoah (8/5/2010 12:48:40 AM)


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