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This isnt the strong magic card out there but is my favorite
Posted By: Bass1987 (6/16/2011 4:21:55 PM)


The art looks like it should be on a better creature, but what would really do it justice besides a creature that sucks out all life and gives it to you? (for a hefty price, of course)

I thought the ability was overpriced at first too, but really, any cheaper really would cause me to actually play it. i tend to use Urborg Syphon-Mage instead, but i do realize there are different situations for each. 5/5 for the art, 3/5 for the good but overpriced ability.
Posted By: NinjaShadow (2/20/2012 6:43:33 PM)


Before I found this card by randomly jumping across Gatherer, I used the art on it in a custom deck I designed with an assassin theme. This guy was the planeswalker. That's how awesome this art is.
Posted By: Kyrthain (6/19/2012 7:23:40 AM)


Not training grounds?

Kk, heartstone!
Posted By: LordRandomness (8/15/2012 9:43:39 PM)


A shame one of the nicest pieces of art in the game is ruined by a so-so card. It's Vanilla at best b/c you won't waste the man using the abilities.....
Posted By: PushyCarrot (9/22/2012 5:46:14 PM)


Definitely the best artwork of all the guildmages. I liked this guy's second ability for EDH, but the addition of extort unfortunately obsoletes him.

@ Splizer
We definitely need an Assassin's Creed set in Russia.
Posted By: CosmicDragon (6/12/2013 2:44:30 AM)


I just wish the card itself were as great as the art.
In that case though, it would probably get the "restrict it in Vintage, ban it everywhere else"-treatment.

Oh well. He can still find good use in a Training Grounds deck.
Posted By: Mode (10/4/2013 4:58:44 PM)


Might as well be a runeclaw bear. Abilities are so overpriced and underwhelming might as well not be on the card.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (1/15/2014 5:22:23 PM)


Sanguine Bond.
Posted By: DarthParallax (2/14/2014 12:38:45 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!