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So, this was meant for Commander, clearly. Funny in that format!
Posted By: Radagast (10/5/2012 6:31:06 PM)


RAV004: Umm...no.

While I could see this costing ONE less mana, because to be honest, a mana here, a mana there, what's the difference, REALLY?, you could NOT get away with this spell for 3 mana.

Here's why: The scaling effect of Multiplayer is simply ridiculous. You ever play a Syphon Mind before? In a non-highlander game, I'd play 4 of your suggested card in a heartbeat in every multiplayer B/R game- it lets me burn people down, AND mess up their hands at the efficiency of a Mind Rot....with STORM?! Yes, please >.>

Brain Crash
Each opponent loses 2 life and discards 2 cards.

Is simply way too strong. Curving so good into the aforementioned Syphon Mind, then Breath of Malfegor??? What ARE you smoking?! That's 12 cards picked out for you in your 60 card deck. That's just crazy. You would make yourself the Archenemy...and that wouldn't be a problem because they'd have no cards in hand to deal with you.

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Posted By: DarthParallax (10/2/2012 7:28:00 AM)


You get Blightning (which deals 3 damage, not two) at half the price, essentially, and when you want to go to multiplayer "Oh no, I'm sorry, we're going to give you even LESS, for a higher price".

See, this is why wizards are retarded.

If you made it do only 2 damage to every opponent, it's ALREADY worse than Blightning in 1v1, and should cost the same. Why would anyone run it in a format when they have access to something literally 1 point better? The answer: they wouldn't. It wouldn't break the game to cost this at 1RB, and the "does only a little less but to every player at the same cost" is something they really ought to look into, rather than blatantly nerfing it "just because"
Posted By: RAV0004 (9/30/2012 6:14:13 PM)


Pros like me know how devastating a combo burn and discard is. I will definitely be picking 4 of these up.
Posted By: Lotsofpoopy (9/27/2012 7:50:22 PM)


Tariel's favorite spell after Unnerve.
Posted By: General_Naga (9/26/2012 4:05:39 PM)


Sideboard card for rakdos in control matchups.
Posted By: A0602 (9/26/2012 10:30:01 PM)


well you may say this is a lot worse than blightning, but you can have both in a deck so after a turn 3 blightning, a turn 5 skull rend can be devastating. also if you manage to destroy your opponent's creatures you should win. your opponent doesn't have any cards in hand in turn 5? well, 2 damage are still 2 damare.
Posted By: don_miguel (10/7/2012 7:59:32 AM)


I like how this is in many cases is better than Rakdos's Return. The whole random factor coupled with each player and the lower price tag make it an easy choice on which one I'm going to play. Yeah, Rakdos's has that nice modular aspect, but other than that this is so much more reliable and devastating. This common outclasses that mythic. That's pretty pathetic.
Posted By: Goatllama (4/1/2013 3:11:35 PM)


In my multiplayer environment there are seldom politics. In that vein this seems very effective. I can screw up every opponent and move to try and crush the smaller one. I get focused quite a bit, so something like this to 4,6, or 8-for-1 while dealing a small bit of damage may be quite helpful.

Notice that people may be more willing not to counter it simply because it'll negatively affect their opponents as well.
Posted By: blurrymadness (4/10/2013 8:42:25 AM)


Someone tell me how this is rated 2.7 and Unnerve is almost a whole rating higher?
Posted By: dlsampson (11/17/2013 9:06:24 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!