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Chime of Night.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (9/7/2011 1:01:31 AM)


Rancor + ertai = infinite counter spell for 2 mana a piece. Pair with freed from the real to counter a spell more than one time every turn.
Posted By: Donovan_Fabian (10/30/2009 7:21:13 PM)


I like how "Phyrexian science" somehow makes him white in addition to black. I don't see anything white about his ability, either.
Posted By: adrian.malacoda (1/23/2012 4:30:12 AM)


hmm thats pretty cool, i never really understood how good this guy was with tokens
Posted By: Omenchild (12/23/2009 12:39:21 PM)


Favorite flavor text of all time. Captures the character, card, and art perfectly.
Posted By: Entropic_Acolyte (4/20/2010 10:37:17 AM)


In the art the creature sacrificed is ......
Squee, Goblin naboob the immortal goblin of course.
Posted By: Cthulhu_Shin (4/7/2011 11:12:21 PM)


He's probably white for mechanical purposes, I agree that it seems weird flavour-wise AFAIK. That being said, I'm only up to reading Nemesis, so maybe the addition of white will be explained between that and Planeshift.
Posted By: Morgrath (7/14/2011 9:40:09 AM)


He has extra forearms just like certain Eldumbzi!

Ertai is a neat character, and makes for a nice EDH/ Commander general, but his ability just isn't up to snuff. He can't use it immediately unless you give him haste, and even then you need a enchantment/ creature to fuel it. Basically, it's a slightly more versatile Abjure on a stick. For 5 in 3 colors? Not impressed.
Posted By: Ideatog (7/31/2011 8:46:32 PM)


Realistically, I feel like this guy has a place in a Zur the Enchanter EDH deck. Same colors, both cards are useful individually, and they supplement and protect each other.
Posted By: Himborg (5/20/2012 10:14:07 AM)


Favorite card in my ertai deck: fool's demise. You can sac it to counter a spell and it goes back to your hand. You can play it on your own creatures to bring them back after being sacrificed, which is awesome with cards like rune-scarred demon or grave titan. Or since you've got all of those wonderful black and white removal options, you can turn it into a reusable enchantment-free mind control.
Posted By: tarvofthemudhole (6/20/2012 10:31:37 AM)