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Nope. it's bad.
Posted By: blindthrall (7/8/2012 3:37:34 AM)


Being generous say this card is worth about a 4/5. For a 1/1 shade for 3 is mediocre. This one on the other hand finds swamp, and not only basic.
P.S. Also one extra point just cause I’m a Lili fanboy :D
Posted By: Kori260 (7/5/2012 4:48:18 PM)



Kori260 you are forgetting the plus-5-star bonus for art that looks EXACTLY like Nightmare Before Christmas! 9/5! And you call yourself a Lili fanboy.....
Posted By: DarthParallax (7/5/2012 11:12:18 PM)


This card is awesome. My only wish is that it cost 1BlackBlack, only because it would curve so sweetly into Liliana.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (10/22/2012 5:10:41 AM)


This card is not terrible. It is not a 5-star card, but it is decent enough. While I agree with some that the casting cost is 1 too much to be used in constructed, it is still a card that will probably give you a 2-for-1, which means this card is never going to be bad for you. You're going to get a swamp, which is very good for mono-black. Your opponent is probably going to use removal on it - or at least trade with it in some way. And hell, if he doesn't have removal and you have a lot of swamps, he's basically screwed anyway.

It's only drawback is the casting cost. There are better cards to play on turn 4. But that's no reason to give this card a poor rating. Any card that gives you card advantage and is a threat to your opponent is still decent. In Duels of Planeswalkers 2013, I run these in Obedient Dead as they are easily worth it in that deck. And so you know, it's one of the best decks in that format.
Posted By: RiftenBlack (12/26/2012 5:24:32 PM)


While not the best use, it combos with Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker and spells that cause sacrifice.
Posted By: Memitim (1/18/2013 2:36:51 AM)


Because we REALLY needed more shades in the 4cmc slot, after every other 4 cmc shade has been unplayable.

Just continue making unplayable 4 cmc shades and waste black's most flavorful creature type, will you?
Posted By: Frostraven (2/2/2013 6:45:39 AM)


Combos very well with:
-Korlash, Heir to Blackblade (get more swamps)
-Cabal Coffers (+Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth of course)
-Nirkana Revenant (=Black: +2/+2!)
-Sword of Feast and Famine (untap your swamps, which happens ofter than you can imagine, due to the mechanic of attacking shades)
Posted By: DonBot1987 (2/21/2013 3:42:45 AM)


Has anyone noticed if you use this and Crypt Ghast it's like infinite power and toughness? Not sure if this works as I'm still a noob.
Posted By: CreativeMoth (3/9/2013 12:08:53 AM)


CreativeMoth, can you please explain why you thought that? You're wrong, but I'm just really genuinely curious as to the thought process behind it.
Posted By: Squashed_Elephant (3/28/2013 5:10:26 AM)