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This is practicaly black lotus in a mono black deck. If you play black, there sould be four of these in your deck (this and doom blade), NO EXCEPTIONS!
Posted By: BiOhyBr (5/6/2010 2:49:59 PM)


There's no reason any black deck should not have Rituals in it. Ritual > Swamp.
Posted By: themlsna (6/2/2010 1:27:04 PM)


This art is so cool, I wanna sacrifice a creature too though to feed the awesomeness of the Phyrexian Empire! Well 5/5 obviously odds are good that you win when you play it, Dark Ritual shouldn't need to be explained anymore!

EDIT @OverfiendSurprise I do know of that card, but I always felt the unfairness of Dark Ritual is more powerful then Culling the Weak more Phyrexian more accepting of Phyrexian Negator :)

P.S.Phyrexian Negator sucks, I would never be afraid of it even slightly EXCEPT if he was put into play turn one with this beauty (and I played second).
Posted By: ICEFANG13 (4/13/2010 7:21:33 PM)


Mercadian Masques art is strictly better.
Posted By: midnightvenom (6/23/2010 9:24:22 AM)


Why is this rated higher then Black Lotus? Black Lotus costs 0 to play so if you didn't pull a land card in turn 1 you can still play this and for any 3 colors. I guess its cause either its an instant, or people don't know about Black Lotus.
Posted By: VegaSecureA (9/26/2010 12:33:46 AM)


This is what they meant by black magic.

Phyrexia vs The Coalition artwork is definetly enthralling. A personal favorite in fact.
Posted By: Hayw00d0909 (1/29/2011 11:28:21 AM)


I must be seriously delusional, I'm trying to look up cards for Modern Masters speculation, and I THOUGHT I'd seen a PHYSICAL copy one time of a Dark Ritual with white frame and the Ice Age art. I wanted to check Gatherer to see if it was from 8th, and I can't find any Dark Rituals that would be Modern Legal. That must have been a fake Dark Rit. I saw in some dude's binder. About 12 of them.
Posted By: DarthParallax (10/26/2012 9:04:45 PM)


Excellent classic card. I took a long break from playing and was SHOCKED to find that they removed this from the basic set. This card was one of the nice benefits of playing black back in the days of Revised. I don't think it's that overpowered. There are enough ways to respond to just about anything being cast. 5/5
Posted By: kowrip (5/28/2010 9:42:16 PM)


Classic from alpha.
Posted By: Duskdale_Wurm (6/7/2010 11:08:08 PM)


Still it's no Ancestral Recall.
Posted By: Luke_BPC (7/15/2010 6:21:08 PM)