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This card is an instant EDH staple. Get it? Instant? That's a pun. See, it's funny because the card lets you play all your spells at instant speed.
Posted By: mutantman (7/11/2010 10:28:27 PM)


And Wizards sayeth, "ye shall haveth instant speed card draw."
And upon our tables we witnessed 5 mana for 3 cards after a landfall trigger and were displeased.
Wizards sayeth unto us; "Control players annoy people, why should we maketh broken stuff?"
Yet Wizards printeth unto us Baneslayer Angel not once but twice;
Mono blue control was becoming a thing of the past.
Then came the enchantment of Orrery ages, and blue players rejoiced, for Tidings at instant speed at the opponent's EOT is pretty damn solid good, and the ability to pop it out Rav style at the beginning of a game is breaking.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (7/11/2010 8:04:06 AM)


Cheza, i do not agree with you.

To me, flavor of this card fits blue.

- I think blue has the most flash cards already.

- It's actually very unique ability. Thats probably the strongest argument for me. I always considered blue to be the most sneaky, adaptive and creative color. Like a color thinking "out of regular bounds" (um, if that makes any sense...). Color that messes your opponents tactic up.
I think most unblockable creatures come from blue, probably also true for flying and shroud
As for the adaptivity: "Giant growth on your guy ? Np, got twincast / Redirect. What an ugly fattie, Clone / Followed footsteps will do. Golly, you sure do draw a lot of cards, i so envy you! *casts Psychic possession*"
And so on.

- Also it's the color that messes with time and speed and movement the most. "Make human fly ? Freeze the time ? Make slow spell quick to cast ? Sure... (see all)
Posted By: skew (8/18/2010 12:51:01 PM)


Yeah, there's a surprise. I block your $20 card with my $30 card at an unexpected time because I played an $8 card earlier on. Magic has become a game of "Who has a bigger budget?" Lucky for me I have a big budget.

I love this card. Turns all sorceries into instants that can't be countetred by Guttural Response. And instant Mind Control does for me what vampires do for teenage girls.
Posted By: Eved (7/8/2010 6:38:13 PM)


A nice way to get Serra Avenger out before turn four.
Posted By: zombietomb (7/8/2010 3:47:10 PM)


Everything gets flash!? How can a blue player not find this amazing?
Posted By: A0602 (7/8/2010 6:20:31 PM)


And I shall never again play cards on my turn unless I'm going for the kill. I'm not usually a Blue player, but cards like this make me want to try UG and UR just for the fun that can be had. Although a UR burn deck might be kind of risky with the white Leyline...
Posted By: SocialExperiment (7/10/2010 9:10:05 PM)


@Cheza: This card works best with blue, because a blue countermage is the player holding 2-4 mana in case you play something big. With this, if you don't play something big, the blue mage gets to play his or her creature instead.

This card is evil. UW to use Wrath of God/Day of Judgment on your opponent's turn, UB to play your discard spells right after they draw to prevent them from being played, UG turns Giant Growth into a card to cast on your opponent's end step so the land untaps in time for your turn. and as someone else said, UR to steal creatures is hilarious.

I love this card. I agree with SocialExperiment: I don't usually play counter control, but this makes me want to build a {U} deck so much.
Posted By: sarroth (10/4/2010 10:35:24 AM)


Why are all the comments in italics??
Posted By: divine_exodus (11/15/2010 6:02:57 PM)


You're attacking with a Vampire Nocturnus? Baneslayer Angel, block.

Nice. Deck.
Posted By: DonRoyale (7/8/2010 12:36:10 PM)