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a red artifact?????????? my life is complete
Posted By: Khultar (5/23/2011 10:36:40 PM)
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@Friendtoall17

It will count as red still. The mana you spend to play the card, or the lack thereof, doesn't change the cards color. The fact that red-colored mana is in the mana cost affect that. Or rather, it did, since ghostfire and other future sight goodies mana cost equaling color has gone faint. But regardless, the card would have to have reminder text printed on it to tell people it would be colorless. Else, situations would arise like you mentioned, and people would get irritated when their opponent tries to tell them their dragon isn't red when the border clearly says it is.

I liked this card from the moment I saw it. I'm glad to have the copies of it I do and will gladly use it over and over.
Posted By: OpeeFomenom (5/31/2011 9:18:42 PM)
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A 4/4 flying, firebreathing dragon for 4...amazing..
Also, you can double the effects of its firebreathing by paying life when you've run out of mana, for a final blow.
Posted By: mikebeingmike (6/3/2011 12:50:58 AM)
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What makes this good is how flexible it is. It CAN be a suicidal alpha strike when you need it to be. Other times, it's "just" a 4/4 pumpable flier, but is a 4, 5, or 6 drop as your deck's curve requires.
Posted By: bioporn (6/3/2011 11:07:09 AM)
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I just got this in a booster and put it in my mono-White deck. Why? True Conviction; whatever life I pay for his firebreathing I get back, it's like an unending hatred but nastier. You can have less life than your opponent and still beat them in one attack e.g. you're on 10 life and they have 20, you spend 8 life and the dragon does 8 damage on it's first strike, you then spend another 8 and it does 12 on it's second strike for a total of 20 and putting you up to 14 life. I like White to have an evil streak.
Posted By: Wizard-of-the-Toast (6/12/2011 12:13:14 PM)
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Paying with life? No problem as long as you have a Rage Extractor!
Posted By: Mirran_Savior (6/27/2011 9:23:22 PM)
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Magic_Mana, he can. You can activate an ACTIVATED ability as many times as you wish, unless the card EXPLICITLY states otherwise.
Posted By: NeoKoda (7/30/2011 1:45:32 PM)
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The Phyrexian symbol appears six times on this card! By that logic, I suppose it and Norn's Annex are the two most Phyrexian cards -- and ironically, they're red and white, the two Mirran colors.
Posted By: CuriousThing (12/22/2011 8:26:03 PM)
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This card makes me very happy in my Artifact Dragons deck. Hoarding Dragon helps find him. I get my 4/4 flyer with the added benefit that if my opponent kills him, I get an even better dragon in hand. I also run a Semblance Anvil in that deck and Moltensteel Dragon is a great card for lowering the cost of all my other cards in the deck (artifacts & creatures get the discount). Helps me power out a Mycosynth Lattice and Hellkite Tyrant much earlier. Nothing like swinging with the tyrant and stealing your opponent's entire board :)
Posted By: Callahan09 (7/25/2013 6:30:04 AM)
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Something about this card is extremely lovable... coloured artifacts are the best...
Posted By: Volcre (4/28/2011 4:22:39 PM)
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