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Your opponent knows something is going to go horribly wrong when you drop 3 Giant Growths onto one of his creatures. Then this tidy bit of hell comes out. Great effect, at a very reasonable casting cost.
Posted By: Draugnor (9/9/2009 11:53:28 AM)


Some EDH beauty right here.

Play this to hit them with their own creature, bust out an Act of Treason to smack them again, then Fling that mofo.

Sure, maybe a little expensive both cardwise and manawise, but it's fun. FUN.
Posted By: sheebishere (12/25/2012 9:46:15 PM)


Planeswalkers don't count as controllers, but it doesn't matter - you can choose to redirect the damage to the planeswalker.
Posted By: achilleselbow (8/18/2010 5:29:25 PM)


Blightsteel Colossus
Posted By: OrzhovGhostCouncil (2/2/2011 3:28:57 AM)


After it beats your opponent's face, assassinate it with Royal Assassin for style points.
Posted By: tcollins (5/7/2012 2:26:31 PM)


I prefer Delirium.
That can't be used to tap the strongest blocker, but Backlash is useless if your opponent has a way to tap his creature, and I'd rather have Kamahl deal 6 damage to my opponent than 3 damage to me.
Posted By: Mode (6/12/2011 7:48:25 AM)


Where's your messiah now, Serra Avatar?
Posted By: SirZapdos (8/9/2012 12:02:54 PM)


excellent artwork.
a very fine spell and yet another way to deal direct-damage kind of damage to opponent...

what if you had a creature or permanent that gave a creature +1/+1 counters till the end of turn... if you have backlash, pump up your opponents creature and play backlash... it's just fun kind of stuff lol in effect- backlash plays like fireball and your creature pays the X ;)

It's an instant too, very flexible.
Posted By: Chrs84 (10/29/2009 4:04:23 AM)


this card is great tap a big creature and see who your oppnent likes big damage
Posted By: lightning19 (7/18/2009 3:28:14 PM)


I somehow think that i would use this rather than Traitor's Roar. Wonder though why they have different oracle wording.

And btw, you can use this if an opponent takes one of your creatures with Slave of Bolas for example
Posted By: Qazior (10/29/2009 7:03:59 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!