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You know, you don't need to mention Training Grounds on every single card that has a colorless activated ability.

Here's a thought: Start saying Heartstone instead. That way, the cost of Training Grounds won't go up one dollar every time a new player starts playing magic and learns about the Gatherer.
Posted By: RAV0004 (9/30/2012 3:31:47 PM)


Were you to be handed a pack of each of the 5 guildmages to first pack first pick in a draft, you would be a fool not to windmill slam this guy right here. Shutting off whatever crucial permanent your opponent may have in play gives you a ridiculous amount of time to create a situation in which you can punch through, or simply release the floodgates with this guy detaining something every turn. All of the mages have their uses, but none are as universally useful as telling your opponent's bomb rare to sit down and shut up. Others may be more revered and be more sexy to think about in casual formats and the such, but never pass this guy up unless you are straight up going to feed the player next to you the Azorius deck.
Posted By: WokeUpDead (10/22/2012 10:08:02 PM)


This is a very solid wizard. Pros like me like wizards with multiple abilities.
Posted By: Lotsofpoopy (9/27/2012 2:29:52 AM)


Poor block card is poor. You won't see this outside of block. Two mana to give flying? OOOOOOOOOO. Five mana to Detain? Wowwwww, what crap.
Posted By: wholelottalove (10/22/2012 8:13:48 AM)


No one cares if this isn't played outside of block , you're really dumb, stop talking.
Posted By: D34D2R1T35 (3/28/2013 11:22:47 PM)


I love detain because its an action, not just a regular keyword. I love detaining things, it just feels thematic and fun. This is the only card in the game with an activated ability to detain, so I will play it regardless of the cost. I do like being able to hit artifacts and planeswalkers with it, so I will gladly pay the 5 in casual and EDH. Still, Detain feels right on activated abilities, so why is this the only one?

I know W/U does ETB effects, and that's great and all, but I wish I had some more reusable detain without abusing flicker. A creature or artifact with the ability to tap to detain would be nice.
Posted By: Enelysios (2/24/2014 9:57:41 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!